Holland Concludes Competition at USA Field Hockey National ChampionshipRising senior midfielder/back Georgia Holland (Stony Brook, N.Y.), the captain of the Yale field hockey team, wrapped up competition for USA Field Hockey’s Under-21 Team at the Women’s National Championship in Norfolk, Va., May 23-29. The U-21 team went 2-1-2 in round-robin play, then fell to New Jersey 2-1 in the third-place game.
Final “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” Results In; Yale Drive Leads Nation AgainWith the final numbers now in from across the country, Yale has officially led the nation in potential life-saving marrow donors added to the Be The Match Registry® through the “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” campaign. Yale’s total of new registrants at its drive, named in memory of women’s ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011), was 843. The second-best total was 581 from the University of Delaware. The “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” campaign included 38 colleges and universities this year.
Holland Earns Spot on U.S. Under-21 Team for National ChampionshipRising senior midfielder/back Georgia Holland (Stony Brook, N.Y.), the captain of the Yale field hockey team, has been selected to play for USA Field Hockey’s Under-21 Team at the Women’s National Championship in Norfolk, Va., May 23-29. Holland was one of 19 players selected for the U-21 team, and one of 108 selected for the championship. The event features some of the best field hockey players in the country competing for the title of national champions while also trying to earn a spot on the U.S. Women’s National Team.
Yale Honors Seven Seniors and One Team with Annual Awards at Senior ReceptionSeven 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. Sam Haig (Greenwich, Conn.) of the men’s squash team, Heather May (Newport Beach, Calif.) of the coed and women’s sailing teams and Alyssa Zupon (Basking Ridge, N.J.) of the women’s ice hockey team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Dakota McCoy (Wexford, Pa.) of the women’s track and field team and Patrick O’Keefe (Pittsford, N.Y.) of the lightweight crew team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Lexy Adams (Lancaster, Pa.) of the field hockey team and Collin Bibb (San Antonio, Texas) of the football team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.
Big Day at Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive: 843 More Potential Life-Saving DonorsBy the time Thursday’s Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale took place, the previous four annual drives had already added more than 3,000 people to the Be The Match Registry® and identified at least 17 donor matches for patients with life-threatening illnesses. The three Yale teams that organize the drive each year -- field hockey, football and women’s ice hockey -- had a high standard to live up to in order to keep saving lives at such a rapid pace.
17 and Counting: Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive ThursdayAt least 17 life-saving donor matches for patients in need have been found through the Yale athletic department’s annual Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive during the last four years. This Thursday, the Bulldogs will attempt to add to that total. The drive, which is part of the nationwide “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” campaign for the Be The Match Registry®, will be held Thursday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Commons on the corner of College Street and Grove Street in New Haven. It is open to the general public. Donors that could help save lives are located through a registration process that consists of simple cheek swabs.
Yale Field Hockey Barcelona Blog by Gabby GarciaThe Yale field hockey team is spending Spring Break in Barcelona, where the Bulldogs will play four matches against local teams. Junior forward Gabrielle Garcia is blogging about the trip. Fans can also follow the team on Twitter at http://twitter.com/YaleFieldHockey
Bulldogs in Barcelona for BreakThe Yale field hockey team is spending Spring Break in Barcelona, where the Bulldogs will play four matches against local teams. Junior forward Gabrielle Garcia is blogging about the trip. Fans can also follow the team on Twitter at http://twitter.com/YaleFieldHockey
Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale Set for Thursday, Apr. 18In recognition of the impact her courageous battle with cancer has had on efforts to save lives through marrow donor registration drives, the Yale athletic department will once again hold a drive in memory of women’s ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz ’10 (Wilcox, Sask.) (1988-2011). The Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale, which is part of the nationwide “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” campaign for the Be The Match Registry®, will be held on Thursday, Apr. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this year. The drive, which takes place at Commons on the corner of College Street and Grove Street in New Haven, is open to the general public. Donors that could help save lives are located through testing that consists of simple cheek swabs.
Bulldogs Earn National Academic Team Award, Place 11 on Academic SquadThe Yale field hockey has been recognized by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association with the NFHCA National Academic Team Award for the 2012 season. The Bulldogs also had 11 individuals named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad. The NFHCA announced the awards on Mar. 4 and 5.
Georgia Holland to Captain Bulldogs in 2013An injury may have sidelined junior midfielder/back Georgia Holland (Stony Brook, N.Y.) for all but three games of the 2012 season, but it did not stop her from being a leader for the Yale field hockey team. That fact was clear when the Bulldogs elected Holland as captain for the 2013 season this past December. Holland, the 43rd captain in Yale history, was selected by a team vote and is expected to be back to full health by the start of next season.
Bulldogs Honor Barham, Gogel and Wolf with Awards at BanquetThe Yale field hockey team honored three players with awards at its annual post-season banquet earlier this month. Senior midfielder/back Mary Beth Barham (Fairfax, Va.) was recognized with a pair of awards, the Player of the Year Award and the Coaches’ Award. Junior forward Brooke Gogel (Bronxville, N.Y.), won the Walton Award for confronting the challenge of playing after missing nearly two years with an injury. Additionally, freshman Molly Wolf (Endwell, N.Y.), received the Senior Award.
Mary Beth Barham Named Second Team All-RegionYale senior midfielder/back Mary Beth Barham (Fairfax, Va.) has been named second team All-Mideast Region by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. This is the third major honor for Barham since the end of October, as she was also named first team All-Ivy League and selected to play in the upcoming NFHCA Senior Game.
Barham, Borgo and Wells Earn All-Ivy HonorsThe Yale field hockey team had three players honored Wednesday as the league announced its annual awards, including two first team All-Ivy selections in senior back Mary Beth Barham (Fairfax, Va.) and junior midfielder Erica Borgo (Randolph, N.J.). Freshman midfielder Nicole Wells (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) earned second team All-Ivy League honors.
Wolf Earns Ivy Rookie of the WeekFreshman back Molly Wolf (Endwell, N.Y.), who scored the game-winning goal with 2:08 to play in the season finale Saturday at Brown, was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Tuesday. With the win, Yale set the school record for Ivy League wins in a four-year span (20).
Bulldogs End On Winning Note, Beat Brown 2-1The season-long trend of close Ivy League games continued in Sunday’s finale for the Yale field hockey team, as the Bulldogs played their sixth Ancient Eight game (out of seven) that was decided by one goal. Trailing 1-0 at halftime, Yale rallied for a 2-1 win behind goals from sophomore forward Jessie Accurso and freshman back Molly Wolf in the second half. Junior forward/midfielder Emily Schuckert assisted on both goals.
Season Finale Saturday at BrownThe 2012 season comes to an end for the Yale field hockey team this Saturday as the Bulldogs visit Brown (1:00 p.m.). With one more league win, Yale (5-11, 2-4 Ivy League) would send its seniors -- back Lexy Adams (Lancaster, Pa.), midfielder/back Mary Beth Barham (Fairfax, Va.), goalkeeper Ona McConnell (London, England) and forward Maddy Sharp (San Diego, Calif.) -- out with more wins in league play than any class in school history. With 19 league victories, the Class of 2013 is currently tied with the Class of 2012 for the record.
Mary Beth Barham Selected for NFHCA Senior GameSenior midfielder/back Mary Beth Barham (Fairfax, Va.), who is second on the Yale field hockey team in goals and points this season (4-0-8), has been selected to play in the NFHCA Senior Game on Saturday, Nov. 17 (3:00 p.m.) at Old Dominion.
Late Goals Power No. 15 BU Past Yale, 2-0A pair of goals in the final 17 minutes were all that separated the Yale field hockey team from the No. 15 team in the country Sunday, as BU claimed a 2-0 win over the Bulldogs at Johnson Field. The Bulldogs hung with the Terriers thanks in large part to 12 saves from junior goalkeeper Emily Cain, but BU finally broke through with a penalty stroke goal at 53:46 and then added an insurance goal nine minutes later.
Borgo Game-Winner Lifts Yale Over Columbia, 3-2 in OTYale field hockey junior midfielder Erica Borgo has been climbing up Yale’s assist list recently -- she entered the weekend tied for fourth on the Bulldogs’ career list with 26. But on Saturday, she showed that she can score as well. After assisting on the Bulldogs’ first goal, she scored the next two -- including the game-winner in overtime -- to help Yale beat Columbia 3-2.
Bulldogs Fall to No. 23 AlbanyMidfielders Jessica Longstreth and Corinne McConville each had a pair of goals as No. 23 Albany beat Yale 6-1 Sunday afternoon at Johnson Field. Longstreth and midfielder Laura Page also had a pair of assists each, helping to overcome a 15-save effort by Yale junior goalkeeper Emily Cain.
Memorable Night as Yale Field Hockey Celebrates its 40thGenerations of Yale field hockey players gathered Saturday night in the Lanman Center at Payne Whitney Gymnasium for a unique celebration, as the Bulldogs recognized the 40th anniversary of field hockey at Yale. As the first female varsity sport at Yale, the team drew upon its rich history for a night filled with memorable stories -- and a celebration of champions, as members of the 1980 and 2011 Ivy League championship teams were recognized.
Late Comeback Denied as Bulldogs Fall to Penn 3-2The Yale field hockey team nearly had the perfect ending on a day where the Bulldogs celebrated the 40th anniversary of field hockey at Yale. But in front of a large crowd of alums and supporters on a warm, sunny fall day at Johnson Field, a late Yale goal was disallowed and Penn eventually hung on to hand the Bulldogs a 3-2 loss.
Penn, Albany in Town as Yale Field Hockey Celebrates its 40thThe celebration of the 40th anniversary of Yale field hockey takes center stage this weekend. In addition to the 40th festivities, which include golf, an alumni game/tailgate, a special dinner and brunch, there are two games: vs. Penn at Noon on Saturday and vs. Albany at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday. As part of the weekend, the Bulldogs will pay tribute to their 1980 and 2011 Ivy League championship teams.
Gogel Game-Winner Lifts Yale Past Vermont in OT, 3-2Down 2-1 late in the game Sunday afternoon at Vermont, the Yale field hockey team fought back to tie the score on a goal by senior midfielder/back Mary Beth Barham with 27 seconds left. The Bulldogs’ heroics then continued in overtime, with junior forward Brooke Gogel scoring the game-winner at 2:40. It was the second goal of the weekend for Gogel, who scored her first career goal Saturday at Dartmouth.
Dartmouth Hangs on to Beat Yale 4-3Down 4-1 at halftime, the Yale field hockey team mounted a comeback that ultimately fell just short on Saturday afternoon at Dartmouth. The Bulldogs matched their season high in goals, but the Big Green held on for a 4-3 win.
Swing through New England up Next for BulldogsA stretch of five straight road games for the Yale field hockey team comes to an end this weekend, with the Bulldogs visiting Dartmouth for an Ivy League game Saturday and Vermont for a non-league game Sunday.
No. 5 Virginia Tops YaleThe Yale field hockey team has now finished a stretch in which the Bulldogs played four of the teams currently ranked in the top five in the country. While Yale managed to show some bright spots against each of them, Saturday’s 4-0 loss at No. 5 Virginia left the Bulldogs 0-for-4 against those top-ranked teams.
Trip South Takes Yale to No. 5 VirginiaThe halfway point of a stretch of five road games finds the Yale field hockey team in Charlottesville, Va., this weekend to take on No. 5 Virginia. This will be the fourth time in six games that the Bulldogs take on a nationally ranked opponent. It is also a homecoming of sorts for senior midfielder/back Mary Beth Barham (Fairfax, Va.), whose hometown is about 100 miles away.
Early Goals Lead No. 1 Syracuse to Win Over YaleNo. 1 Syracuse scored five times in the first half Sunday afternoon at Coyne Stadium, and despite shutting out the Orange in the second half the Yale field hockey team was unable to make a comeback. Syracuse remained unbeaten with the 5-0 win.
Bulldogs Edged in Overtime at Cornell, 1-0Cornell forward Kat Dipastina scored the game’s only goal 5:33 into overtime to give the Big Red a 1-0 win over Yale in field hockey Saturday afternoon at Dodson Field. Dipastina’s goal, her second of the year, spoiled another solid effort in goal by junior goalkeeper Emily Cain. Cain finished with eight saves and has now allowed just one goal in four of her last six games.
Upstate New York Visit Includes Games at Cornell, No. 1 SyracuseThe Yale field hockey team heads to upstate New York this weekend seeking to notch its second Ivy League win, then knock off the top-ranked team in the country. The Bulldogs visit Cornell Saturday and No. 1 Syracuse Sunday. This is the start of a stretch of five straight road games for Yale.
Goals for Accurso, Borgo and Villa Lead Yale Past SHU 3-1The Yale field hockey team is now playing without five of the six players that helped the Bulldogs score a school-record 69 goals a year ago, making it clear that some new offensive weapons must emerge. That was exactly what happened Sunday afternoon at Johnson Field, as two players scored their first goals of the season: sophomore forward Jessie Accurso and freshman midfielder/back Noelle Villa, whose goal was the first of her career. The Bulldogs’ No. 2 scorer from a year ago, junior midfielder Erica Borgo, added a goal and an assist as Yale beat Sacred Heart 3-1.
Yale Falls to No. 3 PrincetonA matchup between the two teams that shared the Ivy League title last season, Princeton and Yale, wound up as a decisive win for the No. 3-ranked Tigers Saturday afternoon at Johnson Field. Princeton striker Kathleen Sharkey scored four goals, three other players also scored and four more had assists as the Tigers came away with an 8-0 victory.
Yale Field Hockey $40K for 40 Success. Challenge Continues...Another exciting season is upon us! Yale Field Hockey welcomes a new turf and faces fierce competition as the team embarks on its quest for a third Ivy League title and berth in the NCAA tournament. It is set to be a thrilling fall, and we hope that you can be part of the action along the way.
No. 3 Princeton, Sacred Heart at Johnson Field this WeekendSince the start of the 2009 season, the Yale field hockey team has posted an 18-1 record against six of the other seven teams in the Ivy League. The one team that has eluded the Bulldogs three times in that span, No. 3 Princeton, comes to Johnson Field this Saturday for a battle between the two teams that tied for the Ivy League title last year. Yale concludes the weekend hosting local rival Sacred Heart on Sunday.
No. 5 UConn Tops Yale 3-0 to Stay UnbeatenFor the Yale Bulldogs, the annual game with state rival UConn always offers a chance to see how they stack up in the national field hockey scene. The Huskies, ranked No. 5 in the country right now, have made 23 NCAA Tournament appearances -- including each of the last 10 years. With a game vs. No. 2 Princeton looming next weekend, it was particularly important for the Bulldogs to get some experience playing a top-ranked team before taking on the Tigers in a game with Ivy League title implications. While Yale wound up falling to the Huskies 3-0, there were enough signs of progress to provide some optimism for the remainder of the season.
Barham’s OT Game-winner Caps Seniors’ Perfect Run vs. Harvard, 2-1The Yale field hockey class of 2013 became the first class in school history to go 4-0 against archrival Harvard with a 2-1 overtime win over the Crimson Saturday -- and it was a senior who got the game-winner. Midfielder Mary Beth Barham’s goal 12:42 into OT, her second goal of the day, gave the Bulldogs the dramatic win.
Weekend on the Road Takes Yale to Harvard, No. 5 UConnA weekend on the road will provide two major tests for the Yale field hockey team, as the Bulldogs visit their archrival and then play a nationally ranked foe. The trip to Harvard Saturday marks the start of Ivy League play for Yale, the defending league co-champions. The visit to No. 5 UConn Sunday gives the Bulldogs a chance to measure themselves against a perennial national powerhouse, as the Huskies have made 23 NCAA Tournament appearances -- including each of the last 10 years.