He 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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.
Matt 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.
2011 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.
The 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.
Johnathan 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).
The 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.
Four 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.
Michael 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.
The 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.
The 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.
Six 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.
The 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.
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.
Double-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.
For 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.
Six 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.
There 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.
The 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.
Every 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.
The 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.
The 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.
The 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.