2011-12 News

  • Assistant Coach Allison Guth to Leave Yale
    June 08, 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.
  • Yale Names Allie Messimer Captain for 2012-13 Season
    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.
  • Bulldogs Pay Homage to Cashen at Banquet
    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.
  • Winter Academic All-Ivy Announced
    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.
  • Three Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Honors; Halejian Named Rookie of the Year
    March 09, 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.
  • Season Ends With Stunning Loss to Penn
    March 03, 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.
  • Cashen’s Consistency Helped Turn Yale Into Contender
    March 03, 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.
  • Yale’s WNIT Dreams Need Helping Hand After Loss to Princeton
    March 02, 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.
  • Princeton, Penn Stand in Yale's Path to WNIT
    March 01, 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.
  • Watch Women’s Basketball, Men’s Lacrosse LIVE on Yale All-Access
    March 01, 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.
  • Halejian Named Ivy Rookie of the Week
    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.
  • Bulldogs Bounce Back with Win at Cornell
    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.
  • Yale Suffers Setback at Columbia
    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.
  • Bulldogs Looking to Rebound During Visit to Columbia, Cornell
    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.
  • Latham Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
    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.
  • Watch Women’s Basketball, Men’s Hockey LIVE vs. Harvard on Yale All-Access
    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.
  • Lost Opportunity for Yale with Loss to Harvard
    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.
  • Yale to Host Chris Gobrecht Elite Summer Camp
    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.
  • Dominant First Half Propels Yale Past Dartmouth
    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.
  • Yale Employees, Pack the House for Harvard
    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.
  • Ivy League Race Heats Up as Yale Hosts Dartmouth, Harvard
    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.
  • Vasquez Nets Pair of Weekly Awards
    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.
  • Vasquez Lifts Yale Past Columbia
    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.
  • Watch Women’s Basketball, Women’s Hockey Live this Weekend on Yale All-Access
    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.
  • Historic Night for Gobrecht, Vasquez
    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.
  • Bulldogs Welcome Cornell, Columbia for Pink Zones Weekend
    February 09, 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.
  • Yale Falls at Princeton
    February 04, 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.
  • Vasquez Powers Another Yale Rally
    February 03, 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.
  • Milestones Within Reach on Yale's Trip to Penn, Princeton
    February 02, 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.
  • "Inside Ivy League Basketball" Interviews Megan Vasquez
    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.
  • Ivy League Honors Yale Trio
    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.
  • Yale’s Second-Half Outburst Leads to Big Win over Big Green
    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.
  • Yale Rallies Past Harvard
    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.
  • Bulldogs Look to Bounce Back With Visits To Rivals Harvard, Dartmouth
    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.
  • Halejian Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
    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.
  • Yale Drops Heartbreaking Loss to Brown
    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.
  • Yale To Host Brown In Search Of Sweep
    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.
  • Yale Women’s Basketball Announces Class of 2016
    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.
  • Breast Health Awareness Returns to Yale for Pink Zones Weekend
    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.
  • Yale Opens Ivy Season with Win at Brown
    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.
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