Reese Inducted in Hall of FameHe was a Yale captain and an All-Ivy pick in football and a three-time All-American and Hall of Famer in lacrosse. But the strength of character that separated Jon Reese from other great Yale athletes was his effort and attitude. Win or lose, he left nothing on the field.
Alumni Game is Oct. 8The Yale men’s lacrosse team hosts its annual alumni game at Reese Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 8, prior to the playing of the Yale-Dartmouth football game. The 2011-12 Bulldogs will face off against former players at 9:30 a.m.
11 Freshmen Join Men’s Lax TeamThe Yale men’s lacrosse team welcomed 11 new members this fall. The Class of 2015 includes student-athletes from five different states, three of whom are listed among Inside Lacrosse Magazine’s Power 100 Freshmen.
Falcone Named To Capital One Academic All-America Third TeamThe honors continue to come in for Yale goalie Johnathan Falcone, who has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America Men’s At-Large Third Team. Falcone ranked seventh in Division I with a 7.30 goals against average and was 14th in save percentage (.559) this spring. He was named the team’s defensive player of the year (Christian Prince Award) and finished his career eighth on the Yale career save chart with 360.
Falcone Named Lowe's All-AmericanJohnathan Falcone (Flemington, NJ), a finalist for this spring’s Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award, was named to the company’s second-team senior All-America squad.
Reese Entering National Hall of FameThe most prolific player in the history of the Yale men’s lacrosse program has been rewarded with something most college players can only dream about. Jonathan Reese ’90, Yale’s all-time leading scorer and the star of the best Bulldog teams ever, will be inducted into the National Lacrosse Hall of Fame on Oct. 29 in Hunt Valley, Md.
Gibson Named USILA All-AmericaMatt Gibson (Point Lookout, N.Y.) added to this spring’s list of honors when he was named to the 2011 USILA All-America Team. The Yale attackman, an honorable mention selection for the second straight year, was named to the prestigious squad today.
Coleman Playing in USILA All-Star Game2011 lacrosse captain Patrick Coleman (Ridgewood, N.J.) wore his cap and gown at Yale on Monday. Friday evening he will be back in a game uniform as a member of the North all-star team in the 2011 Lax World/USILA North/South Division I/II game at 5:30 p.m. at Goucher College’s Beldon Field.
3 Bulldogs Get NEILA Academic HonorsThe New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) announced its 11th Division I All-New England Senior Scholar Athlete team today and three Bulldogs, seniors Brian Douglass (Waccabuc, NY), Patrick Coleman (Ridgewood, NJ) and Johnathan Falcone (Flemington, NJ), made the list.
Falcone, Holbrook Earn Academic AwardsJohnathan Falcone (Flemington, N.J.) and Jonathan Holbrook (Dunkirk, Md.) were named to the Capital One Academic All-District men's at-large teams today and have earned a spot on the national ballot (May 24 voting).
Falcone Named Team MVPThe Yale men's lacrosse team, coming off a 10-4 season and a second straight Ivy League Tournament appearance, announced its 2011 team awards with eight different Bulldogs earning one of the year-end honors primarily named after former players. Senior goalie Johnathan Falcone was named the winner of the L.C. Stowell Award as the team's most valuable player.
4 Bulldogs Named All-New EnglandFour Yale lacrosse players have been selected to the 2011 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association (NEILA) All-Star Team announced today. Matt Gibson, Gregory Mahony and Johnathan Falcone were first-team picks while Cole Yeager earned second-team honors.
Pratt Named Yale CaptainMichael Pratt’s efforts as a short stick defensive midfielder helped the Bulldogs rank seventh in Division I in scoring defense. His leadership over two straight 10-win campaigns has earned him the Yale Lacrosse captaincy for 2011-12.
Bulldogs Face Big Red in Ivy TourneyThe Yale men’s lacrosse team, winners of five of its last six games, has its biggest test of the 2011 season Friday night at Schoellkopf Field in the second semifinal of the 2011 Ivy League Tournament. The No. 19/20 Bullldogs (10-3), the tournament’s fourth seed, face No. 2 and top seed Cornell (11-2) at 8 p.m. in Ithaca. The winner takes on the survivor of the 5 p.m. No. 15 Penn (8-5) vs. No. 17 Harvard (9-5) contest Sunday at noon for the automatic NCAA Tournament spot.
Bulldogs Fall to No. 2 Cornell in Ivy TourneyThe odds were stacked against it, but the Yale men's lacrosse team put up a great fight in an 11-7 loss to No. 2 Cornell in the second semifinal of the 2011 Ivy League Tournament before 1,635 at Schoellkopf Field.
6 Yalies Make All-Ivy TeamSix Yale players received 2011 All-Ivy League recognition today as the Bulldogs (10-3) prepare for Friday night’s league tournament semifinal at Cornell. The Elis had one first-team pick, junior Matt Gibson, a pair of second-teamers and three honorable mentions.
Yale Playing For Ivy Seed, NCAA HopesThe No. 14/15 Yale men’s lacrosse team (10-2, 3-2 Ivy), riding a five-game win streak heading into the regular season finale, travels to Harvard (8-5, 2-3) for a 1 p.m. game on Saturday at Harvard Stadium with a conference tournament seed and an NCAA playoff spot on the line.
No. 14 Elis Fall in Regular Season FinaleYale’s win streak came to an end at five games after suffering a 9-5 setback in the regular-season finale at Harvard this afternoon before 2,395 at Harvard Stadium.
Yale Looks for 5th Straight in D.C.The No. 14 Yale men’s lacrosse team (9-2, 3-2 Ivy), coming off a 9-8 win at Bryant on Tuesday night, look for a fifth straight win while traveling to Georgetown (5-6) for its last non-league game of 2011. Saturday’s game airs live on Mid Atlantic Sports Network (MASN) and SNY, cable home of the New York Mets.
Bulldogs Take 5th StraightDouble-digit victory campaigns have been tough to come by for the Yale men’s lacrosse team, but the Bulldogs have now accomplished that in consecutive seasons. The No. 14 Elis beat Georgetown 13-8 today on a hot afternoon at Multi-Sport Field to improve to 10-2 heading into next Saturday’s season finale.
Bulldogs vs. Bulldogs Tuesday NightThe No. 14 Yale men’s lacrosse team (8-2, 3-2 Ivy) looks to improve its win streak to four games on Tuesday night when it travels to Smithfield, R.I., to take on the Bryant Bulldogs (7-6) at 7:00.
Yale Takes 4th Straight, 9-8 at BryantFor the second straight game, the No. 14 Yale men’s lacrosse team overcame an early deficit to register a victory. The Bulldogs made it four straight wins with a 9-8 non-conference win over the Bryant Bulldogs at the Bryant Turf Complex.
2011 Home Finale Has Brown at ReeseSix of the seven Ivy League men’s lacrosse teams have a pair of losses and are fighting to earn one of the four post-season tournament playoff spots. The No.14/18 Bulldogs (7-2, 2-2 Ivy), who have two Ivy games remaining, host the Brown Bears (4-6, 1-2 Ivy) this Saturday at 1 p.m. in the final home game of the season at Reese Stadium. This marks the final home appearance for 11 members of Yale’s class of 2011.
Seniors Sent Off With Big WinThere was a lot for the No. 14 Yale men’s lacrosse team to celebrate after erasing a pair of first-half three-goal deficits on the way to a 10-6 win over Brown before 1,376 at Reese Stadium on a windy and cold afternoon.
Douglass Named Player of WeekBrian Douglass (Waccabuc, N.Y.) has been named NEILA/Skor Sports Player of the Week after helping the No. 14/18 Yale men’s lacrosse team to a pair of wins last week.
Bulldogs-Big Green SaturdayThe dedication of Reese Stadium is this Saturday, but that’s not the only big event in the new athletic venue that day. At 2:30 p.m. there is an Ivy League men’s lacrosse showdown between No. 17/18 Yale (6-2 overall, 1-2 Ivy) and Dartmouth (4-4, 1-1 Ivy) that could become a major factor in the battle for the league title and the post-season tournament.
Bulldogs Win on Reese Dedication DayEvery game in the Ivy League is a crucial one for the No. 17 Yale men’s lacrosse team, so today’s 9-7 victory over Dartmouth before a crowd of 1,876 on Reese Stadium Dedication Day could be a significant factor in determining which teams qualify for the second-ever Ivy post-season tournament in May.
Reese Stadium Dedication SaturdayThe name Reese resonates when used in reference to Yale Athletics. It seems natural that a newly renovated Yale venue that serves as home to four different Bulldog teams be named after the famous family of two former athletic greats. That happens on Saturday, April 9, when the home of both Yale soccer and lacrosse teams is officially dedicated and named after Jason ’87 and Jon Reese ’90.
Bulldogs Host Friars TuesdayThe No. 17/18 Yale men's lacrosse team (5-2 overall, 1-2 Ivy), coming off a triple OT game at Penn last Friday, returns home to take on the Providence Friars (3-5, 0-1 Big East) tomorrow at Reese Stadium. The opening faceoff is set for 7 p.m.
Douglass Nets 5 in Win over PCThe big guns were firing with accuracy tonight for the No. 17 Yale men’s lacrosse team. The Bulldogs got five goals from Brian Douglass and two goals and three assists from Matt Gibson in an 11-9 win over Providence at Reese Stadium.
Bulldogs At Penn Friday at 4The No. 15 Yale men's lacrosse team (5-1 overall, 1-1 Ivy), coming off an 8-7 overtime victory against Princeton last week, continues conference play this Friday with a 4 p.m. game against Penn (4-3, 1-1 Ivy) at Franklin Field.
Penn Wins in 3 OT ThrillerA second consecutive late road comeback and overtime league game for the No. 15 Yale men’s lacrosse team, but the Bulldogs could not make it two straight Ivy victories. Drew Belinsky found the net 45 seconds into the third overtime to give No. 13 Penn a 10-9 win on a cold and cloudy day at Franklin Field.
Yale Student-Athletes Start Eli’s FriendsThis spring semester saw the start of Eli’s Friends, a student-athlete run program that supports young patients at the Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital. The program was founded by Alfonso Costa (Men's Basketball and Lacrosse) and Michael Pratt (Men's Lacrosse) and currently consists of 14 student-athletes who have gone through an extensive training to become volunteers with this organization. The students, listed below, go to the hospital in various groups every Monday – Friday from 1:30 – 3:00 pm.
Falcone Finalist For Lowe's AwardJohnathan Falcone, Yale’s veteran goalie, has been named one of the 10 finalists for the Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award in men’s lacrosse. His character and notable achievements in the community, classroom and competition made him a viable candidate for the award.
Mangan Earns Ivy AwardBrandon Mangan (Wantagh, N.Y.) has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week after the Yale freshman scored twice in a come-from-behind, 8-7 overtime win at Princeton last Saturday.
Yale Plays at Princeton SaturdayThe No. 19 Yale men's lacrosse team (4-1 overall, 0-1 Ivy), coming off a 10-8 loss against Cornell at home last week in the Ivy League opener, continues conference play this Saturday with a 1 p.m. game at Princeton (1-4, 0-1 Ivy) in the Class of 1952 Stadium.
Mangan OT Goal Lifts Yale To 8-7 WinBrandon Mangan knew he shouldn’t shoot the ball. His team had just gotten its first possession in overtime and had come out of a timeout. The freshman attackman was off-angle, had a defender checking him and was 25 feet from the cage. Instead of passing to a more experience teammate, Mangan unleashed nasty shot that found the net to give Yale a come-from-behind, 8-7 men's lacrosse win over Princeton at Class of 1952 Stadium.
Elis Open Ivy Season With RedThe No. 16/17 Yale men’s lacrosse team (4-0 overall, 0-0 Ivy), coming off a win over Lehigh at home last week, opens Ivy League play by hosting perennial power No. 9/12 Cornell (3-2 overall, 0-0 Ivy) at Reese Stadium Saturday at 1 p.m.
Yale Falls 10-8 to Cornell in Ivy OpenerThe No. 16/17 Yale Men’s Lacrosse team fell behind 6-3 in the second quarter and could not recover from the deficit, losing its Ivy opener to No. 9/12 Cornell 10-8 at Reese Stadium this afternoon.
No. 18 Blue Hosts Lehigh Saturday at 2The No. 18 Yale men’s lacrosse team (3-0 overall, 0-0 Ivy) gets its toughest test at home to date when Patriot League foe Lehigh (3-2, 1-0 Patriot) comes to Reese Stadium Saturday for a 2 p.m. game.