2011-12 News

June 8, 2012
Assistant Coach Allison Guth to Leave Yale
Allison Guth, an assistant coach and the recruiting coordinator for the Yale University women’s basketball team over the past two seasons, announced today that she has accepted the same position at Northwestern University.

April 12, 2012
Yale Names Allie Messimer Captain for 2012-13 Season
The Yale University women’s basketball team announced Thursday that guard Allie Messimer (The Woodlands, Texas/College Park) has been named the team’s captain for the upcoming 2012-13 season.

April 12, 2012
Bulldogs Pay Homage to Cashen at Banquet
The Yale University women’s basketball team honored its lone senior, captain Michelle Cashen, one final time and rewarded several players for their contributions during the past season at the 2011-12 year-end banquet at Mory’s Wednesday night.

April 11, 2012
Winter Academic All-Ivy Announced
The Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011-12 Academic All-Ivy honors in its winter sport, and 10 Bulldogs were honored.

March 9, 2012
Three Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Honors; Halejian Named Rookie of the Year
Freshman guard Sarah Halejian (Wyckoff, N.J.) was named the Ivy League’s Rookie of the Year. Junior guard Megan Vasquez (Merrick, N.Y.) earned a spot on the All-Ivy League First Team, while senior captain Michelle Cashen (Belle Harbor, N.Y.) earned All-Ivy Honorable Mention recognition.

March 3, 2012
Season Ends With Stunning Loss to Penn
Alyssa Baron and Jackie Kates each scored 13 points to lead Penn to a 61-58 win over Yale Saturday night inside John J. Lee Amphitheater. The loss ended Yale's season, eliminating the Bulldogs from contention for the Ivy League’s automatic bid in the WNIT.

March 3, 2012
Cashen’s Consistency Helped Turn Yale Into Contender
Four years have passed since Cashen first stepped onto the court inside John J. Lee Amphitheater, and her final appearance inside the gym that she has called home since 2008 is tonight when Yale plays host to Penn.

March 2, 2012
Yale’s WNIT Dreams Need Helping Hand After Loss to Princeton
Yale could have controlled its own destiny with a win over Princeton Friday night, but junior forward Niveen Rasheed made sure the Tigers left New Haven with their perfect Ivy League record intact.

March 1, 2012
Princeton, Penn Stand in Yale's Path to WNIT
The Yale women’s basketball team enters the final weekend of the regular season still in second place, a half-game ahead of Harvard. Any combination of Yale wins and Harvard losses that equals 2 would give Yale the tiebreaker and the Ivy League’s automatic bid in the WNIT.

March 1, 2012
Watch Women’s Basketball, Men’s Lacrosse LIVE on Yale All-Access
Yale All-Access has exclusive live video coverage of three Yale home games this weekend. The women’s basketball team hosts Princeton Friday at 7 p.m. and Penn Saturday at 7 p.m., while the men’s lacrosse team hosts Albany Saturday at 1 p.m.

February 27, 2012
Halejian Named Ivy Rookie of the Week
At Columbia and Cornell, Halejian proved to be Yale’s steadiest hand, and for her efforts, the Ivy League named Halejian its Rookie of the Week, her sixth Rookie of the Week award this season, matching a Yale record.

February 25, 2012
Bulldogs Bounce Back with Win at Cornell
Behind a balanced scoring effort, Yale led by as many as 17 points and held on for a 69-58 win over Cornell in Ivy League play inside Newman Arena.

February 24, 2012
Yale Suffers Setback at Columbia
The Yale University women’s basketball team had a chance to take a 1½ game lead in the race for second place in the Ivy League standings, but Columbia, winless in Ivy play entering the weekend, played the spoiler role perfectly, stunning the Bulldogs Friday night.

February 22, 2012
Bulldogs Looking to Rebound During Visit to Columbia, Cornell
With two weekends remaining in the regular season, the race for second place in the Ivy League standings is a tight one with the second-place Yale women’s basketball team visiting Columbia Friday and Cornell on Saturday.

February 20, 2012
Latham Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
Freshman Hayden Latham recorded back-to-back 10-point games in the win over Dartmouth on Friday and the loss to Harvard on Saturday. For her efforts, the Ivy League named Latham the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.

February 18, 2012
Watch Women’s Basketball, Men’s Hockey LIVE vs. Harvard on Yale All-Access
Yale All-Access has exclusive live video coverage of a pair of Yale home games vs. Harvard Saturday. At 6 p.m. the women’s basketball team hosts the Crimson, and at 7 p.m. it’s the men’s hockey team’s turn against the Bulldogs’ archrival.

February 18, 2012
Lost Opportunity for Yale with Loss to Harvard
Harvard took advantage of two key Yale dry spells, at the start of the game and midway through the second half, to cruise to a 71-51 win over the Bulldogs at John J. Lee Amphitheater Saturday night.

February 17, 2012
Yale to Host Chris Gobrecht Elite Summer Camp
The Chris Gobrecht Elite Hoop Camp is designed for highly motivated athletes, grades 8-12, with aspirations of competing at the college level.

February 17, 2012
Dominant First Half Propels Yale Past Dartmouth
Megan Vasquez scored 14 of her game-high 22 points to lead Yale to a 66-48 win over Dartmouth Friday night, allowing the Bulldogs to remain in second place in the Ivy League standings.

February 17, 2012
Yale Employees, Pack the House for Harvard
All Yale University employees are entitled to complimentary admission for two people. Just show your Yale ID as you enter the game. Come and cheer on your Bulldogs as they take on rival Harvard this Saturday on Employee Day.

February 15, 2012
Ivy League Race Heats Up as Yale Hosts Dartmouth, Harvard
The race for the Ivy League’s two postseason berths is starting to heat up with the second-place Yale women’s basketball team hosting Dartmouth Friday and third-place Harvard on Saturday.

February 13, 2012
Vasquez Nets Pair of Weekly Awards
Megan Vasquez played the best two games of her career Friday and Saturday and surpassed 1,000 career points in the process, so it is fitting that the junior guard on the Yale University women’s basketball team is now earning some recognition for her stellar weekend.

February 11, 2012
Vasquez Lifts Yale Past Columbia
Megan Vasquez already played one of the best games of her career to start the weekend, so it would have been somewhat understandable if she took a night off. Instead, she topped herself and stepped up when he Yale University women’s basketball team needed her most.

February 10, 2012
Watch Women’s Basketball, Women’s Hockey Live this Weekend on Yale All-Access
Yale All-Access has exclusive live video coverage of four Yale home games this weekend. On Friday night women’s basketball hosts Cornell and women’s ice hockey hosts Colgate at 7 p.m.; on Saturday, the women’s ice hockey team hosts No. 3 Cornell at 4 p.m. and the women’s basketball team hosts Columbia at 7 p.m.

February 10, 2012
Historic Night for Gobrecht, Vasquez
Chris Gobrecht, the Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954, Head Coach of Women’s Basketball at Yale University pointed to junior guard Megan Vasquez as a major factor in her recent success at Yale, so it makes sense that both reached historic milestones in their careers on the same night.

February 9, 2012
Bulldogs Welcome Cornell, Columbia for Pink Zones Weekend
The Bulldogs will take on Cornell and Columbia with two milestones within reach this weekend. Yale head coach Chris Gobrecht is just one win away from her 500th career coaching victory, while junior guard Megan Vasquez is 20 points away from reaching 1,000 career points. Saturday’s game against Columbia is the centerpiece of this year’s Pink Zones event, the annual breast cancer awareness fundraising event hosted by Yale Athletics inside Payne Whitney Gymnasium.

February 4, 2012
Yale Falls at Princeton
he Yale University women’s basketball team had a chance to move into first place in the Ivy League standings, but to do so, the Bulldogs had to take on Princeton, which entered the night an unbeaten 4-0 in Ivy League play.

February 3, 2012
Vasquez Powers Another Yale Rally
Yale trailed 27-25 after the first 20 minutes at the Palestra, but junior guard Megan Vasquez scored 17 of her game-high 19 points to lead the Bulldogs to a 72-60 win over Penn at the Palestra Friday night.

February 2, 2012
Milestones Within Reach on Yale's Trip to Penn, Princeton
Chris Gobrecht and Megan Vasquez are nearing career milestones, and the Bulldogs are riding high after a road sweep of Harvard and Dartmouth. Another weekend sweep would move Yale into first place in the Ivy League standings.

January 31, 2012
"Inside Ivy League Basketball" Interviews Megan Vasquez
"Inside Ivy League Basketball" is back for its seventh episode on Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. featuring interviews with Yale junior guard Megan Vasquez and Brown junior forward Andrew McCarthy.

January 30, 2012
Ivy League Honors Yale Trio
Yale’s sophomore guard Janna Graf was named the Ivy League Player of the Week and freshman guard Sarah Halejian was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week. Junior guard Megan Vasquez earned a place on the Ivy League’s weekly Honor Roll.

January 29, 2012
Yale’s Second-Half Outburst Leads to Big Win over Big Green
Yale stormed out of the halftime break and started the second half with a 26-1 run that seized control of the game and led to an 89-65 victory over Dartmouth in Leede Arena Sunday afternoon.

January 27, 2012
Yale Rallies Past Harvard
Megan Vasquez scored 13 of her 15 points in the second half to lead Yale to a come-from-behind 68-63 win over Harvard in Cambridge Friday night. Janna Graf scored a game-high 16 points, while Sarah Halejian added 11 points in the victory, Yale's second straight win at Harvard. Yale trailed 29-24 at halftime and rallied to the victory with a strong effort in the second half.

January 26, 2012
Bulldogs Look to Bounce Back With Visits To Rivals Harvard, Dartmouth
The Yale women’s basketball team (9-7, 1-1 Ivy League) returns to the road with visits to Ivy League rivals Harvard on Friday and Dartmouth on Sunday in hopes of erasing the memories of last week’s heartbreaking home loss to Brown.

January 23, 2012
Halejian Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
The Yale University women’s basketball team is growing more and more confident in Sarah Halejian, and as the freshman guard’s contributions on the court keep piling up, so does the accolades.

January 20, 2012
Yale Drops Heartbreaking Loss to Brown
After securing their first Ivy League win at Brown last week, the Yale University women's basketball team expected a similar outcome in the rematch Friday night. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, the Bears were up to the challenge the second time around.

January 19, 2012
Yale To Host Brown In Search Of Sweep
Yale (9-6, 1-0 Ivy League) welcomes Brown to John J. Lee Amphitheater Friday to close out the season series. Yale, which is currently one of three unbeaten teams in Ivy League play, is looking to complete the season sweep of Brown for the second straight season and for the third time in five seasons.

January 18, 2012
Yale Women’s Basketball Announces Class of 2016
The Class of 2016 includes guards Whitney Wyckoff and Nyasha Sarju, forward Meredith Boardman, and center Elizabeth “Emmy” Allen, who will all join the Bulldogs’ roster as freshmen for the 2012-13 season beginning this fall.

January 15, 2012
Breast Health Awareness Returns to Yale for Pink Zones Weekend
The Yale University Athletic Department will host its fifth-annual weekend designed to raise breast health awareness, dubbed “Yale Athletics Pink Zones,” on Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 11-12, at Payne Whitney Gymnasium.

January 13, 2012
Yale Opens Ivy Season with Win at Brown
The Yale University women’s basketball team entered Ivy League play with an 0-5 record when trailing at halftime. On Friday in the Ivy League opener at Brown, the Bulldogs needed help from an unexpected source to turn things around in a second-half rally that secured the road victory.

January 12, 2012
Yale Tips Off Ivy League Season with Visit to Brown
Yale begins its Ivy League season at Brown with its sights set on challenging for its first Ivy League championship since 1979. The Bulldogs are looking to remain perfect in 2012. Brown enters Ivy League play riding a six-game winning streak. The Bears have not lost a game since a 63-55 home loss to Fairfield on Nov. 30.

January 12, 2012
Gobrecht Participates in Ivy League Teleconference
Chris Gobrecht, the Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Women's Basketball, took part in the Ivy League's midseason media teleconference with the other coaches in the league to preview the remaining 14 games on the 2011-12 schedule against the seven other teams in the Ivy League.

January 10, 2012
Yale on YES 2012 Winter Package Announced
The Yale University men’s and women’s basketball teams will take center stage next month as “Yale on YES” returns with a winter TV package that includes a pair of featured games that will be broadcast on the YES Network live from the John J. Lee Amphitheater.

January 9, 2012
Halejian Earns Ivy League Rookie of the Week Honors
After averaging 13.5 points, 3.0 assists, 2.0 rebounds, and 1.5 steals in leading Yale to a pair of wins last week, Halejian has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week, the league announced on Monday.

January 8, 2012
Bulldogs Race Past Baruch
In its final tune-up before beginning Ivy League play, the Yale University women’s basketball team had an opportunity to try some new things and work out a few kinks in the system before making the trip to Providence on Friday to open the Ivy League schedule at Brown.

January 7, 2012
Bulldogs Close Out Non-League Schedule at Home vs. Division III Power Baruch
Yale will close out its non-league schedule Sunday afternoon with its first-ever meeting with Division III power Baruch inside the friendly confines of John J. Lee Amphitheater. This is the final game for the Bulldogs before they begin Ivy League play at Brown on Friday.

January 6, 2012
Watch Sunday’s Basketball Doubleheader Live Exclusively on Yale All-Access
Yale All-Access has exclusive live video coverage of the Yale basketball doubleheader Sunday afternoon at Lee Amphitheater. The Yale women’s team hosts Baruch at 2 p.m., and the Yale men’s team hosts St. Joseph’s (L.I.) at 4 p.m.

January 3, 2012
Vasquez, Graf, Halejian Power Yale Past Bucknell
With Ivy League play 10 days away, there is still work to do, but the Yale University women's basketball team is starting to put the pieces in place so that it will be in top form when it visits Brown next week to begin its Ivy League schedule.

January 2, 2012
Bulldogs Looking to Stay on Winning Track with Visit to Bucknell
Yale is looking to stay perfect in 2012 after its New Year’s Day victory over Army. On Tuesday, the Bulldogs travel to Lewisburg, Pa., to take on Bucknell. This is the seventh meeting between the Bulldogs and Bison. Yale has won the last two meetings and three of the last four, including a 69-58 win in New Haven last season.

January 1, 2012
Yale Survives Last-Second Scare vs. Army
The Yale University women’s basketball team knew the task of beating Army was not going to be an easy one, but the Bulldogs certainly didn’t expect it to be as difficult as it turned out to be.

December 31, 2011
Bulldogs Return Home to Host Army
Yale returns home Sunday in hopes of bouncing back from last week’s loss at Florida State. The task ahead is a tough one as the Bulldogs welcome Army to John J. Lee Amphitheater. The Black Knights have won six of the last seven meetings with the Bulldogs and lead the all-time series, 16-9.

December 28, 2011
Florida State Dominates Yale
Five players scored in double figures, while all nine players who played scored at least four points, to lead a balanced scoring attack as Florida State cruised past Yale, 92-58, Wednesday night at the Donald L. Tucker Center on the FSU campus.

December 27, 2011
Historic Win Still Fresh in Bulldogs' Minds for Wednesday's Visit to Florida State
In the only previous meeting, which came a little more than a year ago, Yale celebrated its first-ever victory over a nationally ranked opponent with a 91-85 win over then-No. 14 Florida State on Dec. 18, 2010, in New Haven. This time around, the Bulldogs will travel to capitol of the Sunshine State to face the Seminoles in a Christmas Break matchup on Wednesday.

December 20, 2011
Halftime Lead Slips Away From Yale in Road Loss to Quinnipiac
The Yale University women’s basketball team was hoping to head into the holiday break on a winning note that would carry it into a highly anticipated showdown with Florida State. Quinnipiac had other ideas.

December 19, 2011
Bulldogs to Visit In-State Rival Quinnipiac for Showdown on NESN
Yale is preparing to return to the road for a pair of games beginning with today’s key matchup against in-state rival Quinnipiac, the Bulldogs’ second consecutive game against a Northeast Conference opponent. Yale is looking for its first win at Quinnipiac since Dec. 1, 1999. The Bulldogs are coming off of a dominating 72-41 victory over St. Francis (N.Y.) on Sunday.

December 19, 2011
Halejian Named Ivy League Co-Rookie of the Week
Sarah Halejian, a freshman guard on the Yale University women’s basketball team, played a crucial role in the Bulldogs’ win in their only game last week, and her performance was worthy of recognition by the Ivy League.

December 18, 2011
Dominating Second Half Powers Yale Past St. Francis
With two consecutive losses behind it and key matchups against Quinnipiac and Florida State lying in wait, the Yale University women’s basketball team not only needed a victory, but it also wanted a strong performance in that win to show progress heading into the two tough games ahead. The Bulldogs got what their holiday wish.

December 17, 2011
With Exams Finished, Yale Returns to Hardwood to Host St. Francis (N.Y.)
Yale is set to complete this short two-game homestand with a matinee contest against the Terriers of St. Francis (N.Y.), the first game between the two teams since Dec. 13, 1995. The Bulldogs are looking for their first win since sweeping the two games of the David Jones Classic at the University of Houston on Nov. 25 and 26.

December 7, 2011
Watch Tonight’s Basketball Doubleheader LIVE on Yale All-Access
Yale All-Access has exclusive live video coverage of tonight’s basketball doubleheader at Lee Amphitheater. Coverage begins with the women’s game vs. BU at 5 p.m. and continues with the men’s game vs. Bryant at 7:30 p.m.

December 7, 2011
Bulldogs Rally But Cannot Overtake Terriers
By the time the halftime buzzer sounded, the outlook did not look promising for the Yale University women’s basketball team. However, by the time the final buzzer sounded, most signs pointed to the potential of good things on the horizon for the Bulldogs.

December 6, 2011
Bulldogs Return Home to Face Boston University
Yale returns home today for the first time since the season opener to welcome a Boston University team that is looking for its first win over the Bulldogs inside John J. Lee Amphitheater since Dec. 5, 2001. Today is the opening game of a men’s and women’s basketball doubleheader in which the Yale men’s basketball team will host Bryant at 7 p.m.

December 5, 2011
Delle Donne, Delaware Too Much For Yale
For the second time in less than two weeks, the Yale University women’s basketball team took on one of the nation’s best players. Baylor’s Brittney Griner dominated the Bulldogs on Nov. 22, and Elena Delle Donne was nearly as dominant on Monday.

December 5, 2011
Bulldogs Set to Battle Delle Donne, No. 24 Delaware
The Yale University women’s basketball team caps off its six-game run on the road when it visits the University of Delaware to play the unbeaten Blue Hens on Monday. Delaware, ranked No. 24 in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll is playing its second game in two days. The Blue Hens opened Colonial Athletic Association play on Sunday against William & Mary. Yale is coming off of a two-game sweep of the David Jones Classic at the University of Houston.

November 26, 2011
Yale Sweeps Through David Jones Classic
After a strong early showing in the first of three games in Texas, at top-ranked Baylor, the Bulldogs snapped a short two-game losing streak Friday night at Houston. On Saturday afternoon, Yale finished off the three-game trip on a winning note, but it had to sneak past a scrappy Texas-Pan American team to do it.

November 25, 2011
Bulldogs Get Back on Winning Track
The Yale University women’s basketball team needed a change in direction after two straight losses. Sophomore forward Janna Graf, despite an uneven start to her second season in a Yale uniform, proved to be the one who the Bulldogs relied on to right the ship on Friday night.

November 25, 2011
Yale in Houston for David Jones Classic
The Yale University women’s basketball team closes out its three-game Texas swing on Friday and Saturday when it visits the University of Houston to play two games in the David Jones Classic. On Friday, the Bulldogs will take on the Houston Cougars, who head into the tournament still searching for their first win of the season. On Saturday, the Bulldogs cap off the tournament with a game against Texas-Pan American.

November 23, 2011
Yale Falls at No. 1 Baylor
The Yale University women’s basketball team actually created a little bit of a stir in its opening game of the three-game trip to Texas. Few expected much of a challenge out of the Bulldogs when they took on the nation’s top-ranked team, but for the first 12 minutes of the game, Yale proved to be the better team on the floor. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, the nation’s best player took control of the game and proved why she and her Baylor teammates are receiving so many accolades this season.

November 22, 2011
Daunting Task Awaits at Top-Ranked Baylor
The Yale University women’s basketball team embarks on its three-game Texas swing on Tuesday. The first game of the week is one of the most anticipated matchups of the season. The Bulldogs will take on the Baylor Bears, who are ranked No. 1 in both the Associated Press and USA Today/ESPN Coaches Top 25 Polls. It is the first time in Yale’s 39-year history that it has faced the nation’s top-ranked team.

November 18, 2011
Yale Visits Marist Looking to Improve to 3-0
The Yale University women’s basketball team is looking to improve its 2011-12 record to 3-0 when it travels to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., to meet Marist. It is the first meeting between the two teams since the 2007-08 season.

November 18, 2011
Yale Suffers First Loss of Season
Leading 32-29 with 2:28 left in the first half, the Yale University women's basketball team appeared to be in a strong position nearing the halftime break, but Marist closed the half with an 11-2 run that knocked the Bulldogs down and they could not find a way to recover in the second half in a 78-64 defeat at McCann Arena Friday night.

November 14, 2011
Yale Improves to 2-0 with Win at FDU
The Yale University women’s basketball team used a balanced scoring performance and tenacious defensive effort to remain undefeated on the young 2011-12 season.

November 13, 2011
Bulldogs Hit the Road to Take On FDU
The Yale University women’s basketball team is looking to improve its 2011-12 record to 2-0 when it travels to Hackensack, N.J., to meet Fairleigh Dickinson. It is the second straight season that the two teams have squared off against each other, but it is the first time since Dec. 30, 2002, that the two teams have met at Fairleigh Dickinson.

November 11, 2011
Yale All-Access Live Video Streaming of Women’s Basketball Starts Friday
Yale basketball season begins this weekend, and so does Yale All-Access coverage. The Yale Athletics Department has partnered with Stretch Internet for the third straight season to provide live video streams of home games on yalebulldogs.com. The Yale women’s team gets things started with a game vs. Holy Cross at 7 p.m.

November 11, 2011
Yale Opens Season with a Win over Holy Cross
There were signs of high potential for the 2011-12 season and there were also some signs that there is still work to be done if that potential is to be reached, but the end result is one that the Yale University women’s basketball team will definitely take from its first game of the season.

November 10, 2011
Bulldogs Host Holy Cross to Open 2011-12 Season
The Yale University women’s basketball team tips off the 39th season in the program’s history Friday night against Holy Cross. Friday’s game is the first of 14 non-league games for the Bulldogs. It is the fourth straight season, and fifth time in the last six seasons, that Yale has opened its season against Holy Cross.

November 9, 2011
Bulldogs Pushing to Continue Climb Up Ivy Ranks
One taste of postseason play has the Bulldogs wanting more, and with nearly all of the team returning from last year’s magical run, the feeling for the players and coaches as they enter the 2011-12 season is that more is not only possible, but it’s there for the taking if they can recapture just a little of the magic that they displayed a year ago.

October 26, 2011
Yale Tabbed for Third in Ivy League Preseason Poll
After ending last season with the program’s first appearance in the WNIT, there are high expectations surrounding the Yale University women’s basketball team in 2011-12. With four returning starters and a talented trio of impact freshmen, the Bulldogs have set their sights high this season. However, if they are to complete their quest for the second Ivy League championship in their 39-year history and first since 1979, they are going to have to exceed the expectations of the voters in the Ivy League’s preseason poll.

August 24, 2011
Yale Names Kelly Rotan Assistant Coach
The Yale University women’s basketball team announced Wednesday the hiring of Kelly Rotan as an assistant coach for the upcoming 2011-12 season.

August 12, 2011
National Powerhouses Baylor, Florida State Highlight 2011-12 Schedule
The Yale University women’s basketball team released its schedule for the 2011-12 season today, which includes 28 games overall, 12 home games, and five games against teams that competed in postseason play last season, including a pair of games against national powerhouses Baylor and Florida State.

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