2012-13 Yale Women's Crew News

July 29, 2013
Strong Showing For Bulldogs At Under-23 World Championships
The Yale contingent at 2013 Under-23 World Rowing Championships in Linz, Austria, all turned in fine performances for U.S. Rowing. Rising senior Maddie Lips was 11th in the single scull, an improvement from her 15th-place finish last year. Rising senior Kim Szokol sat in the two seat of the women’s four that placed eighth, and rising junior Kristina Wagner finished 12th in the 2- with partner Elizabeth Fitzhenry.

July 23, 2013
Yale Trio Ready For 2013 World Rowing Championships
Yale rowers Maddie Lips, Kim Szokol and Kristina Wagner are ready to showcase their skills against international competition. The three are in Linz, Austria, as part of the 20 crews that will represent the United States at the 2013 Under-23 World Rowing Championships, which begin on Wednesday.

June 26, 2013
Three Bulldogs Earn Spot In Under-23 World Championships
Yale women’s crew will have an impressive presence at the 2013 World Rowing Championships in Linz, Austria, in late July. Rising seniors Maddie Lips and Kim Szokol and rising junior Kristina Wagner all earned a spot representing the United States on the final day of the trials on Mercer Lake in West Windsor, N.J.

June 12, 2013
Pair Of Bulldogs Earn CRCA All-America Honors
Two Yale rowers have earned All-America honors from the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association. Natalie King was named to the first team, while Elisa Hastings earned second team recognition.

June 7, 2013
Lips Elected Captain Of 2013-14 Bulldogs
Maddie Lips, a three-year member of the varsity eight, has been elected captain of the 2013-14 Yale women’s crew. The announcement was made recently following a team vote.

June 2, 2013
Bulldogs Finish Eighth At NCAA Championship
The Yale women’s crew has earned another top-10 national finish. The Bulldogs placed eighth with 84 points after the final day of the 2013 NCAA Women’s Rowing Championship at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis.

June 1, 2013
Second Varsity Qualifies For Grand Final On Second Day Of NCAA Championship
The Yale second varsity will have the opportunity to race for a national championship. The Bulldogs finished second in their semifinal race on day two of the NCAA Women’s Rowing Championship at Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis to earn a spot in Sunday’s grand final.

May 31, 2013
NCAA Championship Set To Get Under Way (Updated With Time Changes)
Throughout his long tenure as Yale’s head coach, Will Porter has talked about how grueling the NCAA Championship can be. Racing three days straight is challenging both physically and mentally. Now, it has become even more difficult. With the expansion of the field from 16 to 22, spots in the coveted grand final are harder to come by.

May 31, 2013
All Three Crews Earns Semifinal Berths On Opening Day Of NCAA Championships
It certainly didn’t come easily, but all three Yale crews qualified for the semifinals on the opening day of the NCAA Women’s Rowing Championships at rainy Eagle Creek Park in Indianapolis.

May 29, 2013
Porter Named New England Coach Of Year; 11 Rowers Honored By CRCA
The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association has announced its regional and scholar athlete awards, and Yale is very well represented. Head Coach Will Porter was named the New England Coach of the Year, four rowers earned first team All-New England honors, one was selected to the second team and six were named Scholar Athletes.

May 28, 2013
Porter Announces Class of 2017
Head coach Will Porter will welcome a strong class of rowers to New Haven this fall.

May 21, 2013
The Streak Continues: Bulldogs Headed Back To NCAA Championship
With expansion from 16 to 22 teams this year due to an increase in automatic qualifiers, there will be a number of new faces at the NCAA Women’s Rowing Championship. For Yale, a berth is old hat.

May 21, 2013
Notebook: Varsity Eight Earns Second Team All-Ivy Recognition
The nine members of the Yale varsity eight have earned second team All-Ivy recognition by virtue of their performance at Sunday’s Ivy League Championship.

May 19, 2013
Bulldogs Set For Ivy League Championship
Yale head coach Will Porter has been impressed with the progress his young crew has made so far this spring.

May 19, 2013
Varsity Eight, Varsity Four Capture Silver Medals At Ivy League Championship
Two Yale crews, the varsity eight and varsity four, earned silver medals at the Ivy League Women’s Rowing Championships on Sunday on the Cooper River.

May 17, 2013
Ayers Earns Academic All-District Honor
Margaret Ayers, the coxswain for the Yale varsity four crew, has been named to the Academic All-District 1 Women’s At-Large Team.

May 11, 2013
No. 9 Bulldogs Cruise To Victories Over URI
The Yale women’s crew will take a bunch of positive momentum into next Sunday’s Ivy League championship. The Bulldogs cruised to easy victories over Atlantic 10 champion Rhode Island in all four races Saturday on the Housatonic River.

May 9, 2013
Bulldogs Set To Face Atlantic 10 Champion Rhode Island
The Yale women’s crew will conclude the regular season against an unfamiliar opponent. The Bulldogs race Rhode Island on Saturday at the Gilder Boathouse. The first race is set for 10 a.m. and the day concludes with the two varsity eights facing off at 11 a.m.

April 29, 2013
Varsity Eight Completes Perfect Weekend; Cruises Past Brown
It doesn’t get much better for the Yale varsity eight. The Bulldogs knocked off two of their biggest rivals in a three-day span. After edging Radcliffe on Saturday, Yale cruised to a nearly nine-second victory over Brown in a rare Monday race on the Housatonic River.

April 27, 2013
Bulldogs Hold Off Radcliffe, Retain Case Cup
Yale’s varsity eight got back on track with an impressive victory over Radcliffe on the Charles River. The Bulldogs edged the Crimson by a little over a second to retain the Case Cup. Northeastern finished third.

April 25, 2013
Busy Stretch Ahead For Bulldogs
The Yale women’s crew will face two of its biggest rivals over a three-day stretch beginning on Saturday. The Bulldogs, ranked 12th in this week’s CRCA/US Rowing national poll, race No. 7 Radcliffe and Northeastern on Saturday on the Charles River and then is back at Gilder Boathouse to host No. 9 Brown on Monday.

April 20, 2013
No. 7 Princeton Sweeps No. 11 Yale
The spring season is about at the halfway mark so Saturday’s Yale-Princeton regatta was a good gauge of where the two perennial Ivy League title contenders stand heading down the stretch. It was the seventh-ranked Tigers that made the big statement. Princeton won all five races, including the varsity eight to retain the Eisenberg Cup, on the Housatonic River.

April 18, 2013
No. 11 Bulldogs Back On Housatonic To Host No. 7 Princeton
The Yale women’s crew will finally get to race on the friendly waters of the Housatonic River on Saturday. The Bulldogs, ranked 11th in this week’s CRCA-US Rowing poll, face No. 7 Princeton. Racing gets under way at 8:20 a.m. The varsity eights will be competing for the Eisenburg Cup at 9:40 a.m.

April 17, 2013
2013 Yale Boatings

April 13, 2013
Varsity Eight Rolls To Five Second Victory; Two Other Yale Crews Win
Another cup is back in the hands of the Yale women’s crew. The Bulldogs’ varsity eight cruised to a five-second victory Saturday on the Charles River, defeating Clemson, Boston University and Dartmouth. The wins over BU and the Big Green allowed Yale to reclaim the Class of 1985 Cup.

April 10, 2013
Big Test For Bulldogs Saturday In Boston
The Yale women's crew will face a pair of old rivals and a relative unknown on Saturday in Boston. The Bulldogs face Dartmouth and Boston University for the Class of 1985 Cup, but the race will have a twist this year as Clemson will compete as well. The action gets under way just after 9 a.m. on the Charles River.

April 6, 2013
Bulldogs Reclaim Cayuga Cup With Victory At Cornell
The Yale varsity eight reclaimed the Cayuga Cup with an impressive five-second victory over Cornell on Saturday on the Cayuga Lake Inlet. That win was part of strong day for the Bulldogs, ranked 10th in the nation. Yale also won the second varsity, varsity four and second varsity four races.

April 5, 2013
No. 10 Bulldogs Set To Race No. 18 Cornell For Cayuga Cup
The Yale varsity eight will seek to reclaim the Cayuga Cup when it races Cornell on Saturday on the Cayuga Lake. The Bulldogs edged Penn but fell to Columbia in the opening race of the spring season last week. Racing gets under way a 9 a.m.

March 30, 2013
Bulldogs Capture Three Races On Opening Day Against Columbia, Penn
The depth of the Yale women’s crew was on display in Saturday’s season-opening races against Penn and Columbia. The Bulldogs’ second varsity, varsity four and second varsity four were all victorious. Columbia won the varsity eight, topping second-place Yale by five seconds.

March 28, 2013
Season Preview: Porter Sees A Fire In His Young Bulldogs
Like every season, 2013 will present challenges for the Yale women’s crew. The biggest one is there are only four seniors on the roster, making it one of the youngest teams in head coach Will Porter’s long tenure.

March 21, 2013
Bulldogs Ranked 11th In CRCA/USRowing Preseason Poll
The Yale women’s crew will begin the season in a familiar position – nationally ranked. The Bulldogs are 11th in the CRCA/USRowing preseason coaches poll. Yale garnered 276 points and is one of six Ivy League teams ranked.

October 28, 2012
Strong Performance For Bulldogs At Princeton Chase
The Yale women’s crew ended the fall season with a strong performance at the Princeton Chase on Lake Carnegie. Yale was the only school with two top crews in the top five in the women’s eight.

October 21, 2012
Club Eight Takes Gold; Championship Four Top Collegiate Finisher At Head Of Charles
Yale had a pair of very strong performances at the annual Head of the Charles Regatta. The Bulldogs’ club eight finished first, while the championship four was the top collegiate finisher, placing third overall.

October 18, 2012
Bulldogs Set For Head Of Charles
Three Yale crews will compete in the Head of the Charles this weekend in Boston. The Bulldogs will field a championship eight, a championship four and a club eight.

October 7, 2012
Olympians Honored with Two Rowing Shells
Following the Head of the Housatonic Regatta on Saturday, the Yale heavyweight and women’s crew teams dedicated two boats to their respective alumni that competed at the 2012 Olympic Games in London this summer.

October 6, 2012
Bulldogs Open Strong At Head Of Housatonic
The Yale women’s crew kicked off the 2012-13 season in impressive fashion. The Bulldogs turned in several fine performances at the Head of the Housatonic, including a victory in the women’s collegiate eight.

October 5, 2012
Olympians Share Experiences in Panel Discussion
Six out of the seven Yale grads that competed at the 2012 Olympic Games shared their experiences in a panel discussion at the Law School Auditorium on Thursday night. Rowers Ashley Brzozowicz ’04, Tess Gerrand ’10, Jamie Redman ’08 and Taylor Ritzel ’10 and sailors Sarah Lihan ’10 and Stuart McNay ’05 took turns reflecting on their time in London, both on and off the water. Moderator Ron Vaccaro ‘04, the current Editorial Director for NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network, led the discussion.

October 4, 2012
Bulldogs Kick Off Season At Head Of Housatonic
Will Porter has seen some significant changes in the season-opening Head of the Housatonic during his tenure as the head coach of the Yale women’s crew.

September 17, 2012
Trowbridge Visits White House With U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Teams
Yale assistant women’s crew coach Sarah Trowbridge had one last duty to perform as a 2012 Olympian last Friday, and it was quite memorable. Trowbridge was one of more than 400 members of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams that visited the White House, meeting with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama and participating in a special reception on the South Lawn to celebrate and honor the team’s success at the London Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer.

September 11, 2012
Gold Medalist Ritzel Honored At Denver Broncos Season Opener
Taylor Ritzel ’10 has had a number of unique and unforgettable experiences since winning a gold medal with the United States eight at the 2012 Olympics in August. The one Sunday night, however, was probably a little extra special for the former Yale rower.

July 19, 2012
Olympian Trowbridge Joins Yale Staff
The Yale women’s crew will have an Olympian on staff starting this fall. Sarah Trowbridge, who will row in the double sculls at the London Olympics later this month, has been named an assistant coach at Yale.