2012-13 Yale Men's Soccer News

July 26, 2013
Piper Helps Force FC Academy To Super-20 League Championship
Rising sophomore Philip Piper played a key role in Force FC Academy of Michigan winning the 2013 Super-20 League Championship last weekend. Piper helped anchor a defense that posted a shutout in a 2-0 victory over Pacesetter SC of Ohio in the title game last Sunday at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.

June 21, 2013
Youth Soccer Clinic Set For July 27-28
Yale men’s soccer will host a youth clinic on July 27-28 on the Yale practice field, 75 Central Ave in New Haven.

May 6, 2013
Tompkins To Serve As Region I Under 15 ODP Head Coach
For much of his tenure as Yale’s men’s soccer coach, Brian Tompkins has been active in the Olympic Development Program. And now his role is expanding. Tompkins has been named the head coach of the Region 1 Under-15 ODP age group.

March 25, 2013
Bulldogs To Play Pair Of Spring Games
The Yale men’s soccer team will play a pair of games this spring as they prepare for the 2013 season .The Bulldogs host Quinnipiac on Sat., Apr. 13 at Reese Stadium at 4 p.m. and play at Southern Connecticut on Fri., Apr. 19 at 6:30 p.m.

March 4, 2013
Tompkins To Appear On NSCAA Coaches Conversation Video Chat Wednesday
Yale men’s soccer coach Brian Tompkins will take part in an NSCAA live video chat entitled Coaches Conversations on Wednesday beginning at 1 p.m . ET. Tompkins will be joined by Indiana coach Todd Yeagley, who guided the Hoosiers to the NCAA College Cup Championship last November.

January 31, 2013
Bulldog Soccer School To Hold One Day Clinic April 13
Bulldog Soccer School will hold a one day ID clinic on Saturday, April 13th. The session will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m at Reese Stadium (75 Central Ave, New Haven).

December 11, 2012
McKiernan Elected Captain Of 2013 Yale Men’s Soccer Team
Max McKiernan, a two-time All-Ivy selection, has been elected captain of the 2013 Yale men’s soccer team. The announcement was made following a team vote at the post season banquet last week.

December 4, 2012
Alers Named First Team Academic All-America
Junior Nick Alers has earned a very prestigious honor for his work both on the field and in the classroom. Alers was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Men’s Soccer team.

November 14, 2012
Three Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Recognition
Three Yale men’s soccer players have earned All-Ivy recognition. Goalkeeper Bobby Thalman earned second team honors for the second straight season, while defender Nick Alers and midfielder Max McKiernan were honorable mention selections.

November 10, 2012
Watch Four Events Live Saturday on Yale All-Access
Yale All-Access has live and on demand video coverage of four Yale athletics events Saturday: football vs. Princeton at noon, men’s soccer vs. Princeton at 3:00 p.m., volleyball vs. Dartmouth at 5:00 p.m. and men’s ice hockey vs. St. Lawrence at 7:00 p.m.

November 10, 2012
Late Push Falls Short in Yale’s Loss to Princeton
The Yale University men’s soccer team celebrated the careers of five seniors prior to facing Princeton in the final game of the 2012 season Saturday afternoon, but an early Princeton goal spoiled Yale’s Senior Day celebration.

November 9, 2012
Princeton Visits On Senior Day
The Yale men’s soccer team closes out the season by hosting Princeton on Saturday at 3 p.m. Yale’s five seniors will be honored prior to kickoff. The Bulldogs (4-7-5, 1-2-3 Ivy) will be looking to extend their unbeaten streak to five games.

November 5, 2012
Thalman Earns Ivy League Honor
Goalkeeper Bobby Thalman, who made 11 saves in Saturday’s 1-1 tie with No. 11 Brown, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week. He shared the honor this week with Cornell’s Stephen Reisert.

November 3, 2012
Final Road Trip Takes Bulldogs To No. 11 Brown
The final road game of the season could prove to be the most difficult for the Yale men’s soccer team. The Bulldogs travel to Providence to meet No. 11 Brown on Saturday. Kickoff at Stevenson Field is slated for 7 p.m.

November 3, 2012
Thalman Shines As Yale Ties No. 11 Brown 1-1
It may not have been evident in the final score, but the Yale men’s soccer team showed earlier this season it could compete against the nation’s best teams in games against nationally ranked opponents UConn and Cornell. Saturday against No. 11 Brown, the proof was there for all to see. Bobby Thalman made 11 saves as the Bulldogs earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw with the Bears on a chilly night at Stevenson Field.

November 1, 2012
Alers, McKiernan Named Academic All-District
A pair of Yale men’s soccer players have earned recognition for their work in the classroom in addition to their play on the field. Juniors Nick Alers and Max McKiernan have each been named to the Capital One Academic All-District I first team.

October 29, 2012
Detorie Named Ivy League Rookie Of Week
Tyler Detorie, who made a game-saving defensive play to preserve Yale’s 1-1 tie with Columbia on Saturday, has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.

October 27, 2012
Strong Second Half Helps Yale Earn Tie With Columbia
Trailing Columbia 1-0 at halftime on Saturday, the Yale men’s soccer team turned up the pressure in the second half. The result was an improved performance that earned the Bulldogs a 1-1 tie with the Lions before a nice day Youth Day crowd at Reese Stadium.

October 26, 2012
Watch Soccer, Volleyball Live this Weekend on Yale All-Access
Yale All-Access has exclusive live video coverage of four Yale athletics events this weekend, including a soccer doubleheader against Columbia and the first-place volleyball team hosting Columbia (Friday) and Cornell (Saturday).

October 24, 2012
Columbia Visits Reese Stadium Saturday
The sense of relief could be felt throughout Reese Stadium when Scott Armbrust scored midway through the second half last Saturday against Penn. The Bulldogs had gone five games without a goal and the pressure was starting to mount.

October 20, 2012
Bulldogs Rally For 2-1 Victory Over Penn
The Yale men’s soccer team faced adversity a couple of times in Saturday’s game with Penn. The Bulldogs’ response each time was outstanding. The result was an impressive 2-1 victory over the Quakers in front of a big crowd at Reese Stadium.

October 19, 2012
Watch Soccer, Volleyball Live Saturday on Yale All-Access
Yale All-Access has exclusive live video coverage of three Yale athletics events Saturday, including a soccer doubleheader against Penn and the first-place volleyball team hosting Brown.

October 18, 2012
Bulldogs Host Penn Saturday On Alumni Day
The Ivy League season is nearing the halfway point, and the Yale men’s soccer team still hasn’t played an Ivy home game. That will change on Saturday when Penn comes to town. Kickoff on Alumni Day at Reese Stadium is slated for 3 p.m.

October 16, 2012
Bulldogs Return Home To Host Lehigh Tuesday
The final non-conference game of the season brings a visit from Patriot League rival Lehigh on Tuesday. Kickoff at Reese Stadium is set for 7 p.m.

October 16, 2012
Late Goal Lifts Lehigh Past Yale
Yale head coach Brian Tompkins used the final non-conference game of the season Tuesday against Lehigh to shuffle his starting lineup and get a look at some of his younger players. Tompkins was happy with what he saw. Unfortunately, though, it didn’t keep the Bulldogs from being snakebitten around the goal.

October 16, 2012
Watch Yale vs. Lehigh Live on Yale All-Access
Yale All-Access has exclusive live and on demand video coverage of Tuesday night’s men’s soccer game between Yale and Lehigh at 7:00 p.m. from Reese Stadium.

October 13, 2012
No. 16 Cornell Blanks Yale 3-0
Yale held Cornell’s high-powered offense in check for the first two-thirds of Saturday’s game. The Big Red, though, got a few opportunities late and made them count, scoring three goals in an 18-minute stretch en route to a 3-0 victory before a big crowd of 1,121 at Berman Field.

October 10, 2012
No. 16 Big Red Pose Big Threat To Stingy Yale Defense
The Yale defense has been pretty stingy all season, particularly in the first two Ivy League games. The Bulldogs have yielded just one goal in their first two league games and only nine goals in 11 games overall.

October 6, 2012
Bulldogs Fall 1-0 At Dartmouth
The second half of Saturday’s game with Dartmouth may have been the most frustrating of the season so far for the Yale men’s soccer team. The Bulldogs had the better of the play, outshooting the Big Green 8-4, and had plenty of opportunities to score but couldn’t finish.

October 4, 2012
Ivy Road Stretch Continues Saturday At Dartmouth
If the opening week of play is any indication, the Ivy League men’s soccer race figures to be quite competitive this season. Three of the four games were decided by one goal, including one in overtime, and the fourth ended in a tie.

September 29, 2012
Ivy League Plays Kicks Off Saturday At Harvard
The Yale men’s soccer team showed it can succeed on the road with recent victories at Quinnipiac and Marist. That trend will need to continue for the Bulldogs to have a strong start to the Ivy League season. Yale plays its first three Ivy games away from the friendly confines of Reese Stadium, starting Saturday at Harvard. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.

September 29, 2012
Thalman Sharp Again As Bulldogs Open Ivy Play With Scoreless Tie At Harvard
Both Yale and Harvard have struggled to score goals at times in 2012, so perhaps it was fitting that the teams played a spirited scoreless tie to open Ivy League play on Saturday night.

September 25, 2012
No. 2 UConn Edges Yale 2-0
The large contingent of Yale soccer fans that came out to Reese Stadium on Tuesday night saw first hand why UConn is ranked second in the nation. They also witnessed a Yale team that more than held its own against the talented Huskies.

September 24, 2012
Watch Yale vs. No. 2 UConn on Yale All-Access
Yale All-Access has live and on demand coverage of every home Yale soccer game, including Tuesday night’s men’s soccer game between Yale and No. 2 UConn at 7:00 p.m. from Reese Stadium.

September 24, 2012
Bulldogs Host No. 2 UConn Tuesday At Reese Stadium
The Yale men’s soccer team seems to be peaking at just the right time. The Bulldogs, who open Ivy League play later this week against Harvard, are unbeaten in their last four games but face their biggest challenge of the season Tuesday night when No. 2 UConn visits Reese Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.

September 23, 2012
Michalak’s First Career Goal Lifts Yale Past Marist
It was a day of firsts for the Yale men’s soccer team Sunday at Marist. Sophomores Kevin Michalak and Conner Lachenbruch each scored their first career goals and goalkeeper Blake Brown earned his first career victory as the Bulldogs edged the Red Foxes 2-1.

September 21, 2012
Another Shutout But Bulldogs Forced To Settle For Scoreless Tie With Fordham
The Yale men’s soccer team had the right game plan Friday night against Fordham. The Bulldogs just couldn’t get it to result in a goal. As a result, they were forced to settle for a scoreless tie with Fordham on a chilly night at Reese Stadium.

September 19, 2012
Bulldogs Host Fordham Friday, Travel To Marist Sunday
At the start of the season, it was generally assumed that defense would be the strength of this year’s Yale men’s soccer team. So far that has held true as Yale has yielded only five goals. The good news for the Bulldogs, though, is that the offense is starting to click as well. Yale has three goals in its last two games, victories over Quinnipiac and Sacred Heart.

September 18, 2012
Thalman Named Candidate For Senior CLASS Award
Goalkeeper Bobby Thalman has played virtually every minute of every game for the Bulldogs since 2010. He’s been just as reliable in the classroom and the community, and on Tuesday he was one of 30 men’s soccer student-athletes from around the nation who excel both on and off the field selected as candidates for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award.

September 16, 2012
Bulldogs Blank Sacred Heart 2-0
The Yale offense is starting to click. The Bulldogs scored a pair of very pretty goals and held a high-powered Sacred Heart offense in check en route to an impressive 2-0 victory over the Pioneers on a gorgeous afternoon at Reese Stadium.

September 14, 2012
Bulldogs Face State Rivals Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart This Weekend
A pair of state rivals are on tap for the Yale men’s soccer team this weekend. The Bulldogs make the short trip to Quinnipiac on Friday for a 4 p.m. kickoff and then host Sacred Heart on Sunday at 1 p.m. at Reese Stadium. Sunday’s game is the first of a doubleheader with the Yale women, who host Central Connecticut at 4 p.m.

September 14, 2012
Armbrust’s Goal Lifts Yale Past Quinnipiac 1-0
Yale head coach Brian Tompkins has been pleased with his team’s play for most of the young season. Friday afternoon at Quinnipiac, the Bulldogs were rewarded for their efforts. Scott Armbrust scored midway through the first half, and goalkeeper Bobby Thalman made 10 saves to post his eighth career shutout as Yale escaped with a 1-0 victory.

September 9, 2012
Late Goal Lifts Fairfield Past Yale
Yale head coach Brian Tompkins was interested in how his team would respond Sunday at Fairfield. After all, on Friday the Bulldogs had played 110 grueling minutes on a hot and humid night, including the last 100 a man down, in a scoreless tie with Colgate.

September 7, 2012
Bulldogs Earn Scoreless Tie With Defending Patriot League Champion Colgate
The complexion of Friday’s game with Colgate took a dramatic turn for Yale just 10 minutes in when Andy Hackbarth was issued a red card. It forced the Bulldogs to play a man down for the rest of the game. And that turned out to be quite a long time. One-hundred five minutes to be exact.

September 6, 2012
Pair Of NCAA Tournament Teams On Tap This Weekend
The Yale men’s soccer team faces a pair of teams this weekend that reached the NCAA Tournament in 2011. The Bulldogs host Patriot League champion Colgate on Friday at 7 p.m. and then travel to defending MAAC champion Fairfield on Sunday. Kickoff against the Stags is slated for 1 p.m.

September 5, 2012
Season Kick Off Tailgate Party Set For Friday Prior To Men’s Soccer Game Vs. Colgate
The Yale Athletics Department will host a Season Kick-off Tailgate Party prior to Friday’s men’s soccer game against Colgate. The event begins at 6 p.m. in the new student tailgate area near the tennis courts. Complimentary hot dogs and soda will be served. All Yale fans are welcome. Free parking is available in E-Field, and the student shuttle from Payne Whitney Gym also will be running. Kickoff for the game against the Red Raiders is set for 7 p.m.

September 3, 2012
Bulldogs Can't Cash In Chances; Fall 2-0 To Albany
The Yale men’s soccer team did a good job creating opportunities in Sunday’s game with Albany. The Bulldogs, though, just weren’t able to finish them. The result was a 2-0 loss to the Great Danes on a warm afternoon at Reese Stadium.

August 31, 2012
Bulldogs Open Season Friday At CCSU; Home Opener Monday Vs. Albany
Last fall, Yale’s 2-0 home victory over a Central Connecticut squad that went on tie for the Northeast Conference regular season title was the springboard to a successful season. The Bulldogs hope to start 2012 in similarly impressive fashion when they travel to CCSU on Friday for a 7 p.m. kickoff. Yale then plays its home opener on Labor Day, hosting Albany at 2 p.m.

August 31, 2012
Bulldogs Drop 2-0 Decision At Central Connecticut In Season Opener
The Central Connecticut men’s soccer team seems to have a bit of a chip on its shoulder to start the season. The Blue Devils were picked seventh in the Northeast Conference preseason poll, despite returning a solid nucleus of players from last year’s team that tied for the regular season title.

August 30, 2012
Season Preview: Experienced Bulldogs Have High Hopes For 2012
There was clearly a new attitude on the Yale men’s soccer team last year. It translated into a successful season. The Bulldogs won five more games than 2010 and three more Ivy League games.

August 24, 2012
More Preseason Honors For Bulldogs
Three Bulldogs have been named Ivy League Players To Watch by TopDrawerSoccer. Juniors Nick Alers, Max McKiernan and Peter Jacobson were each recognized.

August 21, 2012
Morice Signs Professional Contract To Play In France
Max Morice, who appeared in 17 games as a freshman last fall for the Yale men’s soccer team, has signed a professional contract to play for Stade Rennes in France.

August 20, 2012
Four Bulldogs Earn Preseason Honors
Four Yale men’s soccer players have earned preseason all-conference recognition from CollegeSportsMadness.com. Defender Nick Alers was named to the Ivy League first team, while forward Peter Jacobson, midfielder Max McKiernan and goalkeeper Bobby Thalman were second team selections.

August 17, 2012
Practice Underway For 2012 Season
The Yale men’s soccer team was up early to begin its preparations for the 2012 season. The Bulldogs were on the Reese Stadium turf at 8 a.m. for their first practice and then cleaned up to have their photos taken. Here is a photo gallery from the morning. Yale opens the regular season in two weeks on Aug. 31 at Central Connecticut.

August 15, 2012
Yale All-Access Men’s Soccer Video Packages on Sale Now
The Yale Athletics Department has partnered with Stretch Internet for the fourth straight season to provide live video streams of home events through Yale All-Access on yalebulldogs.com. Every home men’s soccer game is now available to purchase, either individually or as part of a package.

June 29, 2012
Nine Home Dates Highlight 2012 Schedule
Nine home games, including a visit from perennial national contender UConn, highlight the 2012 Yale men’s soccer schedule. The Huskies, who come to New Haven on Sept. 25, reached the third round of the NCAA College Cup last year. In all, the Bulldogs will play 17 games, starting on Aug. 31 at Central Connecticut.

June 19, 2012
Tompkins Welcomes Seven In Class of 2016
Head coach Brian Tompkins will welcome seven freshmen to the Yale men’s soccer program this fall.