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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.