2011-12 Yale Men's Soccer News

March 21, 2012
Bulldogs To Host Friendly Against Oxford Sunday
The Yale men’s soccer team will get an opportunity to test itself against some international competition on Sunday. The Bulldogs will play a friendly against England’s Oxford University at 1 p.m. at Reese Stadium. Admission is free.

December 13, 2011
Fall Academic All-Ivy Announced
The Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011 All-Ivy Academic honors in fall sports. Ten Yale student athletes were selected.

December 13, 2011
Tompkins Selected As Coach For 2012 adidas MLS Player Combine
Yale men’s soccer coach Brian Tompkins has been selected as a coach for the 2012 adidas MLS Player Combine. Fifty-two college seniors from 31 Division I schools have been invited to the annual player combine, which will be held in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Jan. 6-10.

December 12, 2011
Alers Earns NSCAA All-Region Honors
Sophomore Nick Alers, who anchored a Yale defense that yielded only 16 goals and posted four shutouts, has been named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Northeast Region third team.

December 8, 2011
Thalman Elected 2012 Yale Men’s Soccer Captain
Goalkeeper Bobby Thalman, who led the Ivy League in save percentage (.852) and saves (92), has been elected captain of the 2012 Yale men’s soccer team. The announcement was made at the postseason banquet on Wednesday night following a team vote.

December 2, 2011
Alers Selected to Capital One Academic All-America Third Team
Defender Nick Alers has been named to the Capital One Academic All-America third team.

November 29, 2011
Bulldog Soccer School To Host Pair Of Camps
Bulldog Soccer School will hold a pair of camps in the coming months. The first is Jan. 6 at CFC Arena (1018, Sherman Ave in Hamden, CT) and the second is Apr. 7 at Reese Stadium. Both sessions will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

November 16, 2011
Five Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Recognition
Five Yale men’s soccer players earned All-Ivy honors, including sophomore defender Nick Alers, who was named to the first team. Forward Charlie Paris and goalkeeper Bobby Thalman were second team selections, while midfielder Max McKiernan and forward Peter Jacobson earned honorable mention recognition.

November 12, 2011
Regular Season Wraps Up Saturday At Princeton
The 2011 season has already been a success for the Yale men’s soccer team. The Bulldogs have more than doubled their win total from a year ago both overall and in Ivy League play and were in the Ivy title race until last Saturday’s heartbreaking overtime loss to Brown.

November 12, 2011
Jacobson Scores Twice As Yale Knocks Off Princeton 2-1 In Season Finale
The seven seniors on the Yale men’s soccer team had a big impact on the success of this year’s team. Saturday’s season finale at Princeton, though, showed that the future is bright for the Bulldogs as well. Sophomore Peter Jacobson scored a pair of second-half goals as the Bulldogs came-from-behind to knock off the Tigers 2-1 on a beautiful late fall afternoon at Roberts Stadium.

November 5, 2011
Bulldogs Seek To Stay In Ivy Race On Senior Day
The final home game of the season has important implications for the Yale men’s soccer team. The Bulldogs enter Saturday’s contest with Brown still very much in contention for the Ivy League championship. A loss to the Bears, though, would end Yale’s title aspirations. Kickoff on Senior Day at Reese Stadium is slated for 5:30 p.m. following the Yale-Brown women’s game.

November 5, 2011
Bulldogs Drop 1-0 Heartbreaker To Brown
Yale’s dream of an Ivy League title ended in frustrating fashion. Brown’s Austin Mandel scored on a penalty kick 1 minute, 1 second into overtime to lift the Bears to a 1-0 victory on a cold night at Reese Stadium.

November 4, 2011
Alers Named To Capital One Academic All-District I First Team
Sophomore Nick Alers, who has helped anchor Yale’s stingy defense, has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District I first team. Alers, an economics and political science major, has started 14 games and has one assist.

October 30, 2011
Columbia Edges Yale 1-0
The formula for success for the Columbia men’s soccer team has been simple this season. If Will Stamatis scores, the Lions are likely to win. That was the case again on Sunday against Yale. Stamatis scored the only goal of the game midway through the first half, and Columbia held on for a 1-0 victory on a cold afternoon.

October 29, 2011
Bulldogs Back On The Road Saturday At Columbia
The Yale men’s soccer team proved it could win in a hostile environment last weekend at Penn. The Bulldogs will try for a second straight Ivy League road victory when they travel to Columbia on Saturday. Kickoff at Columbia’s Soccer Stadium is slated for 4 p.m.

October 24, 2011
Paris Named Ivy League Player Of Week
Charlie Paris scored what to this point is the biggest goal of the season for the Yale men’s soccer team on Saturday against Penn. Monday, he was rewarded by being named the Ivy League Player of the Week.

October 22, 2011
Paris’ Overtime Goal Lifts Bulldogs Past Penn
It seems whenever the Yale men’s soccer team has needed a big goal this season, one of the seniors has stepped up and delivered. Saturday, it was Charlie Paris. Paris scored 4 minutes, 37 seconds into the second overtime period to lift the Bulldogs to a thrilling 2-1 victory over the Quakers at Rhodes Field.

October 21, 2011
First Ivy Road Game Takes Yale To Penn
The Ivy League men’s soccer season is near the halfway point, and Yale still hasn’t played a league road game. That changes on Saturday when the Bulldogs head to Philadelphia to meet Penn. Kickoff at Rhodes Field is slated for 7:30 p.m. following the Yale-Penn women’s game.

October 19, 2011
Bulldogs Earn 1-1 Tie With Sacred Heart
The final non-league game of the season for the Yale men’s soccer team had a little bit of everything. Yale and Sacred Heart combined for 26 shots, and both team failed to capitalize on penalty kicks. The end result was a 1-1 tie on a cold and raw night at Campus Field.

October 18, 2011
First Of Three Straight Road Games Wednesday At Sacred Heart
The Yale men’s soccer team plays its final non-league game of the season Wednesday at Sacred Heart. Kickoff at Campus Field in Fairfield is slated for 8 p.m.

October 15, 2011
Cornell Takes Over First Place; Knocks Off Yale 2-0
A six-minute stretch midway through the first half doomed the Yale men’s soccer team Saturday against Cornell. The Big Red scored twice in the span and then withstood a Yale onslaught in the second half en route to a 2-0 victory at Reese Stadium.

October 12, 2011
Battle For First Place Saturday At Reese Stadium
Two of the hottest teams in the Ivy League will meet on Saturday when Cornell visits Yale. Both the Big Red and Bulldogs are 2-0 in Ivy play, so sole possession of first place could be at stake. Kickoff on Youth Day at Reese Stadium is slated for 1 p.m.

October 8, 2011
Bulldogs Blank Dartmouth 2-0; Share Early Ivy League Lead
Yale men’s soccer coach Brian Tompkins had a pretty good idea what it would take to knock off Dartmouth Saturday at Reese Stadium. If his team could contain the Big Green’s Lucky Mkosana, who entered the game with seven goals, he knew they would have a good chance to win. The defense executed the plan to perfection, and the Bulldogs walked away with an impressive 2-0 Ivy League victory on a gorgeous afternoon.

October 6, 2011
Early Lead In Ivy League Race At Stake Saturday
Two of the top scoring teams in the Ivy League will meet on Saturday at Reese Stadium. Yale and Dartmouth have combined for 33 goals so far this season. Kickoff is slated for 3 p.m.

October 3, 2011
Thalman Named Ivy League Player of the Week
The Yale men’s soccer team started Ivy League play in impressive fashion, blanking Harvard 1-0 on Saturday. One of the players who had a key role in that victory has been honored by the Ivy League. Junior goalkeeper Bobby Thalman, who made eight saves to post the shutout, was named the league’s Player of the Week.

October 1, 2011
Yale Hosts Harvard In Ivy Opener On Alumni Day
If the last two games are any indication, it would appear the Yale men’s soccer team is ready for the start of Ivy League play. Yale cruised to a 3-1 win over Rhode Island last Sunday and went toe-to-toe with No. 1 ranked UConn on Tuesday night before suffering a heartbreaking 1-0 loss when the Huskies scored with a minute left in the second overtime. The Bulldogs will find out for sure when Harvard comes to town. Kickoff on Alumni Day at Reese Stadium is slated for 7 p.m.

October 1, 2011
Dennen’s Goal Lifts Yale Past Harvard 1-0
Senior Chris Dennen sure made the most of his final game against Harvard. Dennen scored early in the first half and then helped the Yale defense hold off the Crimson the rest of the way en route to a thrilling 1-0 victory before a big crowd of 1,436 at Reese Stadium.

September 27, 2011
Bulldogs Drop Heartbreaker To No. 1 UConn In Double Overtime
Tuesday afternoon, the UConn men’s soccer team learned it had taken over the No. 1 ranking in the NSCAA national poll. Tuesday night, Yale came within a minute of making the Huskies’ stay at the top short-lived.

September 26, 2011
Bulldogs Face No. 2 UConn Tuesday Night
Yale’s final tune-up before Saturday’s Ivy League opener against Harvard will be a big challenge. The Bulldogs travel to No. 2 UConn on Tuesday. Kickoff at Morrone Stadium is slated for 7:30 p.m.

September 25, 2011
Jacobson Scores Twice To Help Bulldogs Knock Off URI 3-1
The Yale men’s soccer team didn’t wait long to put Friday’s heartbreaking loss to Fairfield in the past. Peter Jacobson scored twice and Brad Rose added one goal and two assists as the Bulldogs knocked off Rhode Island 3-1.

September 23, 2011
Bulldogs Drop 1-0 Decision To Fairfield
All night it seemed the Yale men’s soccer team was taking corner kicks in Friday’s game with Fairfield. The Bulldogs finished with a season-high 11 but weren’t able to capitalize on any. The Stags, meanwhile, had only two but one of them turned out to be the deciding factor in the game.

September 21, 2011
Pair of New England Rivals On Tap This Weekend
Reese Stadium has been very kind to the Yale men’s soccer team so far in 2011. The Bulldogs are 3-0 at home, outscoring their opponents 12-2. They’ll be looking to increase the streak to four straight when Fairfield comes to town on Friday for a 7 p.m. kickoff. Yale will then seek its first road win of the season on Sunday at Rhode Island. Kickoff for that contest is slated for 1 p.m.

September 19, 2011
Rose Earns Ivy League Player Of The Week Honors
Senior Brad Rose got the Yale men’s soccer team off to a fast start Sunday against Marist, scoring twice in a six-minute stretch midway through the first half. He later added two assists as the Bulldogs cruised to a 7-0 victory over the Red Foxes. Rose was rewarded for that performance by being named the Ivy League Player of the Week on Monday. He shared the honor with Brown’s T.J. Popolizio.

September 18, 2011
Offensive Outburst: Bulldogs Rout Marist 7-0
In its long history, the Yale men’s soccer team has played nearly 1,200 games. It’s hard to imagine in all that time, the Bulldogs have ever enjoyed a more dominant 12-minute stretch than they did during Sunday’s game with Marist. Yale scored five times in a span of 11:32 and cruised to a 7-0 victory over the Red Foxes on a gorgeous afternoon at Reese Stadium.

September 16, 2011
Bulldogs Travel To FDU, Host Marist This Weekend
One of the encouraging signs for the Yale men’s soccer team early in the 2011 season is what seems to be a much-improved offense. The Bulldogs have scored five goals in their first four games after hitting the back of the net only 10 times all of last season. Yale figures to need that offensive production this weekend against a pair of challenging opponents. The Bulldogs travel to Fairleigh Dickinson on Friday at 7 p.m. and then have a home date with Marist on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Reese Stadium.

September 16, 2011
Bulldogs Earn 1-1 Tie With FDU
Yale head coach Brian Tompkins has been pleased with how his team has responded to adversity early in the season. That was certainly the case again Friday against Fairleigh Dickinson. The Knights scored early in the second half to grab a 1-0 lead, but the Bulldogs answered less than 10 minutes later and had the better of the play for much of the rest of the game before settling for a 1-1 tie on a chilly late summer night.

September 11, 2011
No. 25 St. John’s Tops Yale 2-0
Last year in New Haven, St. John’s, ranked 18th in the nation at the time, needed an own goal in overtime to defeat the Yale men’s soccer team. It wasn’t quite that difficult in the rematch Sunday in New York, but the Red Storm, currently ranked 25th, got all they could handle from the Bulldogs.

September 9, 2011
Home Game With Quinnipiac, Trip To St. John’s Highlight Weekend
Two of Yale’s more exciting games last year came against Quinnipiac and St. John’s. The Bulldogs and Bobcats played a spirited scoreless tie in Hamden, while the Red Storm came to New Haven ranked 18th in the nation and escaped with a 2-1 overtime victory. The winning goal came on an own goal.

September 9, 2011
Neil’s Late Goal Lifts Yale Over Quinnipiac
Yale head coach Brian Tompkins is learning a lot about his team early in the 2011 season, and so far, he is quite happy with what he is seeing. On Friday against Quinnipiac, the Bulldogs yielded the first goal, allowed the Bobcats to get a late goal to tie but still managed to escape with a well-deserved 3-2 victory on a beautiful night at Reese Stadium.

September 4, 2011
First Road Game Takes Yale To Lehigh
The Yale men’s soccer cruised to a 2-0 victory over Central Connecticut in its home opener on Friday night. The Bulldogs will hope for a similar result when they make their first appearance on the road Sunday at Lehigh. Kickoff at the Ulrich Sports Complex is slated for 1 p.m.

September 4, 2011
Bulldogs Fall 1-0 At Lehigh
The Yale men’s soccer team did a number of things right in its first road game of the season. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, one lapse was all it took for it to end with a disappointing result. Joe Puleo scored the only goal of the game at 29:49 to lift Lehigh to a 1-0 victory over Yale on a muggy afternoon at the Ulrich Sports Complex.

September 2, 2011
Bulldogs Dominate Central Connecticut 2-0 In Opener
Yale head coach Brian Tompkins had a good feeling entering Friday’s opener with Central Connecticut.

September 1, 2011
Yale All-Access Video Streaming Starts Friday
The Yale Athletics Department has partnered with Stretch Internet for the third straight season to provide live video streams of home events through Yale All-Access on yalebulldogs.com. The Bulldogs’ fall sports streaming schedule starts this Friday with men’s soccer hosting Central Connecticut (3:00), women’s soccer playing Marist (7:30) and the volleyball team taking on Boston College (7:00). Friday’s broadcasts will be available free of charge.

September 1, 2011
2011 Season Preview: Bulldogs Optimistic As Season Opener Approaches
Yale men’s soccer coach Brian Tompkins noticed a different vibe from his team during practice last spring. It was almost as if his young squad was maturing right before his eyes.

July 26, 2011
Yale Men's Soccer History & Records
Yale Men's Soccer History & Records

July 18, 2011
Suzuki ’00, Iveljic ’99 Earn USASA National Titles
Current Yale assistant coach Hiro Suzuki ’00 and former player Mario Iveljic ’99 both won United States Adult Soccer Association national titles over the weekend in Bowling Green, Ky. Suzuki’s San Diego Surf captured the Men’s Over 30 Cup and Iveljic’s RWB Adria (Illinois) team won the Men’s Amateur Cup.