Seven seniors and one team were honored by the Yale Athletics Department with awards at the annual senior student-athlete reception Saturday afternoon at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium. The men’s fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Paige Decker (New Preston, Conn.) of the women’s ice hockey team, Jane Kozey (Ansonia, Conn.) of the women’s crew team and Beau Palin (Oconomowoc, Wisc.) of the football team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Tucker Kocher (San Francisco, Calif.) of the men’s soccer team and Brenda Seah (Singapore) of the women’s fencing team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Pat Killian (Nashville, Tenn.) of the men’s swimming and diving team and Kallie Parchman (Baltimore, Md.) of the women’s lacrosse team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.
It was the summer of 2012, and Chris Gennaro was about to start his new job as a member of the football staff at Yale. First, though, he had to contact Tony Reno, Yale’s Joel E. Smilow ’54 Head Coach of Football, with a special request. Gennaro had just found out from Be The Match® that he was a genetic match for a patient with a life-threatening illness in need of a marrow transplant. Gennaro would have to donate soon, and he wanted to check with his new boss before proceeding.
Yale men’s soccer will host two events on Monday, Feb. 17 for boys in grades 9 through 12. The first is a clinic which runs from 8 to 11 a.m. at the CFC Arena in Hamden. In the afternoon, from 12:30 to 3 p.m., there will be an information session on the Yale campus that includes an admissions presentation and campus tour.
Yale men’s soccer coach Brian Tompkins continues to make an impact with the Under-15 Region 1 (East) Olympic Development team. Tompkins, who was named the team’s coach last May, guided Region 1 to the U15 ODP Interregional Tournament title last weekend at the IMG Academy Complex in Bradenton, Fla.
Andy Hackbarth, a three-time All-Ivy selection for the Yale men’s soccer team, is in his first season as member of the Milwaukee Wave of the Major Indoor Soccer League. Hackbarth signed a two-year contract earlier this month.
For the third straight year, Nick Alers has been honored for his work both on the field and in the classroom. Alers, a first team All-Ivy defender, was named to the Capital One Academic All-America® Division I men’s soccer first team. It is the second straight year he earned first team recognition after being selected to the third team in 2011.
Five Yale men’s soccer players have earned All-Ivy recognition. Defender Nick Alers, who has anchored Yale’s defense throughout his career, earned first team recognition. Forward Cameron Kirdzik and midfielder Henos Musie were selected to the second team, and midfielder Max McKiernan and defender Phillip Piper earned honorable mention recognition.
Henos Musie, who scored twice in Saturday’s 3-3 tie with Columbia, has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week. It is the second honor of the season for Musie, who earned Co-Player and Rookie of the Week recognition on Oct. 7.
Henos Musie’s return to the lineup gave the Yale offense quite a spark. Musie, who had missed four games with an injury, scored twice as the Bulldogs played a 3-3 tie with Columbia at the Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium.
Two members of Yale’s men’s soccer team have been honored for their work both on the field and in the classroom. Defender Nick Alers, who has played every minute of every game this fall, and forward Peter Jacobson, who leads the team with nine points, each were named to the Capital One Academic All-District I first team.
The Yale men’s soccer team was dominant in its final non-conference game of the season, and it showed in the result. Scott Armbrust scored late in the first half, and Keith Bond added an insurance goal early in the second half as the Bulldogs cruised to a 2-0 victory over Central Connecticut.
The Yale men’s soccer team has had its share of magical moments so far in Ivy League play this fall. The opportunity was there again on Saturday at Penn, but this time the tables were turned on the Bulldogs.
It wasn’t because of lack of opportunities, but the Yale men’s soccer team couldn’t quite duplicate the magic of the last two Saturday’s at Reese Stadium. Still, the Bulldogs did manage to earn an important Ivy League point by playing a scoreless tie with defending champion Cornell.
The Yale men’s soccer team hosts defending Ivy League champion Cornell on Saturday. Kickoff on Youth Day at Reese Stadium is slated for 3:30 p.m. The game is the first of a doubleheader with the Yale women, who host Cornell at 6:30 p.m.
The Yale men’s soccer team was a bit frustrated at halftime of Tuesday night’s game with Albany. The Bulldogs had played a solid first 45 minutes but still went to the locker room all even at one with the Great Danes.
Henos Musie made his first career goal quite memorable. It came off a free kick with 40 seconds left in the second half and lifted Yale to a thrilling 2-1 victory over Harvard on Saturday. Today, Musie picked up his first Ivy League honor. He shared Player of Week honors with Princeton’s Cameron Porter and was named the Rookie of the Week.