Five 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 women's fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Alfonso Costa (Pittsburgh, Pa.) of the men’s basketball and men’s lacrosse teams and Annie Killian (Nashville, Tenn.) of the women’s swimming & diving team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Lidia Gocheva (Sofia, Bulgaria) of the women’s fencing team and Alex Gornitzky (Toms River, N.J.) of the men’s swimming and diving team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Killian and Shane Bannon (Southbury, Conn.) of the football team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.
At the Yale fencing teams’ annual end of year banquet on Apr. 23, a number of fencers were celebrated for their efforts this past season and the new captains for next season were announced. Junior Shiv Kachru will captain the men’s team while sophomore Robyn Shaffer will lead the women’s team.
The Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011 All-Ivy Academic honors in winter sports. The 80 men and women, including 10 from Yale, were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages.
Senior epeeist Tasha Garcia and sophomore sabreist Madeline Oliver concluded competition in the NCAA Fencing Championship for Yale on Sunday. With eight points from Oliver's finish in sabre competition (20th) and five points from Garcia's finish in epee competition (21st), combined with 37 points from the Yale men's team on the first two days of competition, Yale finished in 12th with 50 points. Notre Dame won with 174 points.
Two fencers from the Yale women's fencing team will be participating in the NCAA National Championships this week. Captain Maddie Oliver will be competing in the saber portion of the tournament, and senior Tasha Garcia will be competing in epee. The championships will be held at the French Field House and St. John Arena in Columbus, Ohio, Mar. 24-27.
A pair of Yale women's fencers, senior epeeist Tasha Garcia and sophomore sabreist captain Madeline Oliver, qualified for the NCAA championship at Sunday's NCAA Northeast Regional at Vassar. Oliver placed eighth in her weapon and Garcia placed ninth in hers.
Having finished up its regular season with the United States Collegiate Championships, the Yale women’s fencing team will now set its sights to the NCAA National Championships. The tournament is an individual competition, which names a national champion for each of the three weapons. . The journey beings on Sunday with NCAA Northeast Regional Championships, hosted by Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. This weekend’s results, in conjunction with overall season results, will determine the qualifiers for the National Championships, which will be held at Ohio State University in two weeks.
The Yale women’s fencing team is preparing to participate in the first ever US Squad Championships this Sunday, February 27. The tournament will be hosted by NYU and will feature the top 24 fencing programs in the country.
The Yale women's fencing team concluded competition at the Ivy League Championships Sunday, falling to Penn, Cornell, Princeton and Harvard. The Bulldogs had lost to Columbia and Brown on Saturday. Princeton won the championship.
The Yale women's fencing team finished with a 0-2 record after the first day of fencing in the Ivy League Championship tournament. The Bulldogs lost to Columbia by a final score of 6-21 to start the day, then lost a close one against Brown with a final score of 12-15. Captain Madeline Oliver and Lidia Gocheva both finished the day with 4-2 records. Yale will fence Cornell, Harvard, Penn and Princeton tomorrow.
The Yale women’s fencing team will head to Princeton this weekend to take part in the two-day Ivy League Championships. Having put together a 6-6 record during the regular season, the Bulldogs will now look to try their hand against some formidable Ivy League opponents.
The Yale women’s fencing team hosted a dual-meet against Vassar on Monday, Jan. 29, in the seventh floor fencing salon of Payne Whitney Gymnasium. The Bulldogs rose to the challenge and defeated Vassar by a final score of 16-11 in front of a group of loyal Yale fans. After Saturday’s victory over Sacred Heart, Monday’s win gives the Elis a two-win streak.
The Yale women’s fencing team hosted Sacred Heart for a dual-meet on Saturday, Jan. 29. Before a big home crowd in the seventh floor fencing salon in the Payne Whitney Gymnasium, the Bulldogs defeated Sacred Heart by a final score of 19-8. Drew University was originally scheduled to participate in the Triangular meet, but eventually withdrew because of inclement weather.
The Yale women’s fencing team is prepping for a big meet against Sacred Heart and Drew University on Saturday, Jan. 29. The Bulldogs will host the Triangular meet in the seventh floor fencing salon in the Payne Whitney Gymnasium.
The Yale women’s fencing team finished a tough day of fencing at the NYU Invitational tournament on Saturday, Jan. 22. The Bulldogs compiled an overall record of 1-4 on the day. Yale defeated WSU, but fell to Notre Dame, Northwestern, NYU and Ohio State. The loss against NYU was particularly heartbreaking for the Elis, as it came down to just one bout. At last year’s tournament, Yale posted a 2-3 record, with the only difference being a victory against NYU.
The Yale women’s fencing team will head to New York City on Saturday, to take part in the annual New York University Invitational tournament. Yale will have a long day of fencing, competing in dual-meets against Notre Dame, Northwestern, NYU, Ohio State, and Wayne State.
The Yale men’s and women’s fencing matches scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 18 vs. Vassar have been postponed due to inclement weather. The matches will be rescheduled for a later date. Check yalebulldogs.com for updates.
The Yale women’s fencing team participated in the Brandeis Invitational tournament on Sunday, Nov. 5. During a long day of fencing, the Bulldogs defeated Boston College, Brandeis and Haverford, while losing to MIT and St. Johns, en route to a 3-2 record.
On Saturday and Sunday, the Yale women’s fencing team took part in the Penn State Open, in State College, Pa. The two-day individual tournament was the Bulldogs’ first live competition of the season, and gave them a chance to assess their standing at this point in the year. Captain Madeline Oliver finished in the Top 16 in saber and sophomore Robyn Shaffer finished in the Top 24 in epee.
Friends, alumni and the Yale fencing team celebrated the 40th anniversary of head coach Henry Harutunian on October 9, 2010 at the William K. Lanman Center inside Payne Whitney Gym. Coach Harutunian was honored for his 40 years of service and dedication to Yale fencing. The night began with a reception in the Kiphuth Trophy Room followed by dinner and an evening of celebration in the Lanman Center.