2013-14 Yale Women's Lacrosse News
April 16, 2014
In the Search for Life-Saving Donors, These Bulldogs Speak from Experience
It was the summer of 2012, and Chris Gennaro was about to start his new job as a member of the football staff at Yale. First, though, he had to contact Tony Reno, Yale’s Joel E. Smilow ’54 Head Coach of Football, with a special request. Gennaro had just found out from Be The Match® that he was a genetic match for a patient with a life-threatening illness in need of a marrow transplant. Gennaro would have to donate soon, and he wanted to check with his new boss before proceeding.
April 14, 2014
Yale Visits Cornell Saturday Afternoon
A win on Senior Day at Reese Stadium last Saturday kept the Yale women’s lacrosse team in the thick of the race for a spot in the Ivy League Tournament. Now the Bulldogs head to Ithaca, N.Y., to take on one of the teams directly ahead of them in the standings -- Cornell -- Saturday afternoon. They trail the Big Red by one game for third place.
April 14, 2014
Daniggelis, Doherty Earn Weekly Awards from Ivy League
For the third time this season, the Yale women’s lacrosse team has had a pair of players earn weekly awards from the Ivy League. Sophomore attacker Nicole Daniggelis (St. James, N.Y.) was named Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week and junior midfielder Christina Doherty (Bernardsville, N.J.) was named Ivy League Co-Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.
April 12, 2014
Hot Start Gets Yale a 9-6 Win vs. Columbia on Senior Day
The Yale women’s lacrosse team started all nine seniors Saturday against Columbia on Senior Day at Reese Stadium, and thanks in part to them the Bulldogs jumped out to an 8-2 lead. That provided more than enough of a cushion to withstand a late Columbia rally, as the Bulldogs came away with a 9-6 win that moved them within one game of the two teams tied for third place in the Ivy League standings with two games left.
April 12, 2014
Total Mortgage Spotlight of the Week: Erin McMullan
Erin McMullan has been a huge part of the women's lacrosse team's successful 2014 campaign. McMullan, who has started 30 straight games in goal, has been named Ivy League Defensive Player of The Week twice this season. She has also been recognized for her community service. McMullan is this week's Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week.
April 10, 2014
Senior Day Saturday as Yale Hosts Columbia
The Yale women’s lacrosse team hosts Columbia Saturday at 1:00 p.m., seeking its eighth win of the season. The Bulldogs are coming off a near-upset of No. 15 Stony Brook Wednesday. They scored more goals against the Seawolves -- who entered the day leading the nation in scoring defense at 4.58 goals per game -- than any team other besides No. 4 Florida. Saturday starts with Senior Day ceremonies, as Yale pays tribute to the nine members of the Class of 2014.
April 9, 2014
No. 15 Stony Brook Avoids Upset Bid by Yale, 11-9
The Yale women’s lacrosse team gave the top-ranked defense in the nation a run for its money Wednesday afternoon at Reese Stadium, but ultimately No. 15 Stony Brook edged the Bulldogs 11-9 on a pair of goals in the final 10:42. Yale was frustratingly close to the upset, including a Bulldog shot with two minutes to play that hit the crossbar and then fell just inches away from the goal line. Sophomore attacker Nicole Daniggelis led the Bulldogs with six goals, while junior midfielder Christina Doherty helped Yale’s defense stay nearly neck-and-neck with Stony Brook by causing six turnovers.
April 7, 2014
No. 15 Stony Brook, Nation’s Top Defense, at Reese Wednesday
The Yale women’s lacrosse team takes on the top defense in the nation Wednesday afternoon as No. 15 Stony Brook comes to Reese Stadium for a 4:00 p.m. game. The Bulldogs will look to register their first win vs. a ranked team this season. They are 5-2 at home, the team’s best home record since going 7-2 in 2008 (when the team’s home was Johnson Field, not Reese Stadium).
April 5, 2014
Hat Trick for Magnuson, but Princeton Tops Yale
Princeton jumped out to an 8-0 lead en route to beating the Yale women’s lacrosse team 15-8 Saturday afternoon in an Ivy League game at Class of 1952 Stadium. Junior midfielder Erin Magnuson led Yale with three goals, while junior midfielder Cathryn Avallone and freshman attacker Tess McEvoy had two each.
April 3, 2014
Yale Visits Princeton Saturday
The Yale women’s lacrosse team takes on the highest-scoring offense in the Ivy League this Saturday as the Bulldogs head to Princeton for a 1:00 p.m. game. The Tigers are averaging more than 13 goals per game -- but Yale can counter that with a defense that is ranked 10th in the nation, allowing 7.5 goals per game. At 7-3, the Bulldogs have their best record at the 10-game mark since starting the 2008 season with 7-3 as well.
March 31, 2014
Daniggelis, McMullan Earn Weekly Awards from Ivy League Again
For the second time this season, the Yale women’s lacrosse team has had a pair of players earn weekly awards from the Ivy League. Sophomore attacker Nicole Daniggelis (St. James, N.Y.) was named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week and senior goalkeeper Erin McMullan (Wading River, N.Y.) was named Ivy League Co-Defensive Player of the Week on Monday.
March 30, 2014
Bulldogs Play Ball Control to Earn 8-7 Win vs. Lehigh
Battling the cold, rainy weather and a hot Lehigh goalie, the Yale women’s lacrosse team came away with an 8-7 win Sunday afternoon at Reese Stadium. The Bulldogs jumped out to an early 5-1 lead, then held off a Mountain Hawks comeback thanks in large part to their ability to control the ball. In addition to winning 11 of 17 draw controls -- including 10 by sophomore attacker Nicole Daniggelis, who also scored six goals -- the Bulldogs committed only six turnovers. That was their best turnover total since committing just five turnovers in a 17-13 win vs. Harvard Apr. 3, 2010.
March 28, 2014
Attack Bounces Back as Yale Beats Cal 17-6
The Yale attack came back in a big way Friday afternoon vs. Cal at Reese Stadium. After being limited to a season-low five goals in a 6-5 loss at BU Wednesday, the Bulldogs scored a season-high 17 times against the Golden Bears for a 17-6 win that snapped a three-game losing streak. The Bulldogs scored the final eight goals of the game to win going away.
March 26, 2014
BU Edges Yale 6-5
With a biting wind and frigid temperatures setting the stage for a defensive struggle Wednesday afternoon at Nickerson Field, the Yale women’s lacrosse team fell behind early against BU and was unable to recover. The Terriers went up 4-1 early in the second half, then held on for a 6-5 win. Senior goalkeeper Erin McMullan made six saves, while senior attacker Jen DeVito and freshman attacker Tess McEvoy scored a pair of goals each.
March 25, 2014
Bulldogs Seek Return to Winning Ways; Will Play Three Games in Five Days
After opening the season with five wins, the Yale women’s lacrosse team has dropped two straight. But the Bulldogs can make up ground in the win column quickly this week, as they play three games in five days. The stretch starts with a trip to Boston University Wednesday at 4:00 p.m., and also includes home games vs. Cal Friday at 1:00 p.m. and Lehigh Sunday at 1:00 p.m.
March 22, 2014
Harvard Beats Yale 11-8
After allowing two early goals to the Yale women’s lacrosse team Saturday afternoon at Johnson Field, Harvard clamped down defensively and went on a 9-4 run to go ahead 9-6 with 23:45 to play. While the Bulldogs did fight back with a pair of late goals to close to within 9-8 with 11:08 remaining, the Crimson shut Yale out the rest of the way and came away with an 11-8 victory.
March 20, 2014
Archrival Harvard at Reese Saturday Afternoon
Two archrivals meet Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium as the Yale women’s lacrosse team hosts Harvard on Alumnae Day. The Bulldogs and the Crimson both enter the game with 1-1 Ivy League records, adding a sense of urgency as both teams seek a critical Ancient Eight win. The game is scheduled for 3:00 p.m., following the Yale men’s lacrosse game vs. Princeton that is scheduled for Noon.
March 15, 2014
Winning Streak Snapped by No. 13 Penn, 11-9
No. 13 Penn jumped out to a 4-1 lead on the Yale women’s lacrosse team Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium, and that edge ultimately proved critical as the Quakers held off the Bulldogs for an 11-9 win. That loss dropped Yale from the ranks of the unbeaten, as the Bulldogs had won their first five games of the season.
March 12, 2014
Bulldogs Put Perfect Start to Test vs. Defending Ivy Champion No. 13 Penn
The perfect start to the season for the Yale women’s lacrosse team faces a major test this Saturday, as No. 13 Penn comes to Reese Stadium for a 1:00 p.m. game. The Quakers have won or shared the last seven Ivy League championships, the longest active run of conference championships in Division I. They are 49-2 in their last 51 regular season Ivy League games, dating back to the 2006 season.
March 7, 2014
Yale Extends Perfect Start to Five Games with 15-8 Win vs. Quinnipiac
The best start to a season in 13 years continued for the Yale women’s lacrosse season on Friday, as the Bulldogs bested Quinnipiac 15-8 at Reese Stadium to improve to 5-0. The last time Yale won its first five games was 2001, when the team started 8-0.
March 5, 2014
Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Nicole Daniggelis
Nicole Daniggelis and the women’s lacrosse team are off to hot start to open up the 2014 season. Daniggelis picked up right where she left off last season and earned herself Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week honors on Monday. This sophomore attacker from St. James, N.Y. is this week’s Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week.
March 5, 2014
Perfect Start to Season Intact After 12-8 Win vs. Bryant
The Yale women’s lacrosse team has only been playing Bryant for three years, but the series has already had some memorable games. After winning by one goal in each of the first two meetings, Yale found itself locked in another battle with Bryant on Wednesday afternoon at Reese Stadium. The game ultimately hinged on a free position goal by freshman attacker Tess McEvoy with 9:07 to play that broke an 8-8 tie -- the fourth tie of the game. Yale then scored three goals in the final minutes to put away a 12-8 victory that keeps the team’s record perfect, 4-0, to start the season.
March 4, 2014
Two Home Games in Three Days for Bulldogs
Off to its best start in 13 years, the Yale women’s lacrosse team hosts a pair of games at Reese Stadium this week. Bryant visits on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. and local rival Quinnipiac comes in on Friday at 4:00 p.m.
March 3, 2014
Daniggelis, McMullan Earn Weekly Awards from Ivy League
Yale sophomore attacker Nicole Daniggelis (St. James, N.Y.) and senior goalkeeper Erin McMullan (Wading River, N.Y.) were both honored by the Ivy League on Monday for their roles in helping the Yale women’s lacrosse win a pair of games last week. Daniggelis was named Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week and McMullan earned Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week.
March 1, 2014
Second-Half Surge Earns Yale a 12-5 Win at Dartmouth in Ivy Opener
The Yale women’s lacrosse team followed a simple formula for victory Saturday afternoon at Scully Fahey field in the Ivy League opener vs. Dartmouth: score goals and win draw controls. The Bulldogs’ offensive and defensive effectiveness, combined with a 15-5 edge on the draw, added up to a 12-5 win over the Big Green -- Yale’s first win vs. Dartmouth since 2008.
February 26, 2014
Eight Points, 14 Draw Controls for Daniggelis as Yale Wins 16-5 at SHU
Bitterly cold temperatures at Campus Field did little to slow down the Yale women’s lacrosse team Wednesday afternoon at Sacred Heart, as eight different players scored goals and the Bulldogs came away with a 16-5 win. Sophomore attacker Nicole Daniggelis led the way for Yale with eight points, including six goals and two assists. She also finished with 14 draw controls -- one shy of her own Ivy League single-game record -- as the Bulldogs improved to 2-0 on the season.
February 24, 2014
Road Trips to Sacred Heart, Dartmouth up Next for Yale this Week
The Yale women’s lacrosse team ended its season opener Saturday at Reese Stadium on a high note, outscoring Holy Cross 7-1 in the second half for a 10-8 win. The Bulldogs look to continue that momentum into two road games this week, making the short trip down I-95 to play at Sacred Heart Wednesday (4:00 p.m.) and then heading up to Dartmouth for the Ivy League opener Saturday (Noon).
February 24, 2014
McMullan Named Ivy League Co-Defensive Player of the Week
Yale senior goalkeeper Erin McMullan (Wading River, N.Y.) was named Ivy League Co-Defensive Player of the Week on Monday after helping the Bulldogs to a season-opening 10-8 win vs. Holy Cross Saturday at Reese Stadium.
February 22, 2014
Second-Half Shutdown Earns Yale a 10-8 Win vs. Holy Cross in Opener
The Yale women's lacrosse team limited Holy Cross to one goal in the second half Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium, rallying for a 10-8 win. Senior midfielder Julie Mongan scored the go-ahead goal at 18:31 of the second. A full recap will be posted on yalebulldogs.com shortly.
February 21, 2014
Season Opener Saturday Morning vs. Holy Cross
The Yale women’s lacrosse team opens the 2014 season Saturday morning, hosting Holy Cross at Reese Stadium at 11:30 a.m. in the first of 10 regular season home games. The Crusaders were picked to finished fourth in the Patriot League preseason poll.
February 18, 2014
Season Outlook: Bulldogs Look to Continue Improving in 2014
The Yale women’s lacrosse team showed many signs of progress in 2013, as the Bulldogs posted their best win total in five years and increased their goals scored compared to the previous season by a whopping 23 percent. Yale also had its lowest goals-allowed total since 2010. All but two players from that team are back for 2014, and with the addition of 10 freshmen Yale figures to have the talent and depth to make even more improvements in 2014. The roster includes 11 players who made 11 or more starts last season, and nine seniors looking to end their careers on a high note.
February 10, 2014
Three Nationally Ranked Teams on 2014 Schedule
Three games against teams that were nationally ranked in the preseason poll, and four against teams that made last year's NCAA Tournament, highlight the 2014 Yale women's lacrosse schedule. The 15-game slate includes seven Ivy League games and eight non-league games. This also marks the fifth year for the Ivy League women's lacrosse tournament, in which the top four teams in the final Ivy standings play for the league's automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.
October 23, 2013
Class of 2017 Looks to Make Immediate Contributions
Looking to continue the momentum of last season, when the Bulldogs posted their best win total in five years, the Yale women’s lacrosse team welcomes 10 freshmen to the roster for the 2014 season. The Class of 2017 represents seven different states. The group is composed of three attackers, three defenders, three midfielders and one midfielder/defender.
October 21, 2013
Ashley Casiano Joins Yale Staff
Ashley Casiano, a two-time all-conference goaltender for Marist who helped the Red Foxes to the NCAA Tournament in 2010, has joined the Yale women's lacrosse staff as an assistant coach. She joins returning assistant coach Tanya Kotowicz to form the staff under Anne Phillips, Yale’s Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Women’s Lacrosse.
July 24, 2013
Bulldogs Make Impact at World Cup
Yale was well-represented at the recent Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women’s Lacrosse World Cup. The United States won the World Cup, and Anne Phillips -- Yale’s Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Women’s Lacrosse -- oversaw the selection of the U.S. roster. Phillips has been U.S. National Team Selection Chair since 2008. Additionally, two former Yale players -- attacker Jenna Block ‘10 and midfielder Sara Greenberg ’09 -- played for Israel, which finished eighth. Yale assistant coach Tanya Kotowicz was an alternate for Germany, which finished 12th.
July 10, 2013
Yale Well-Represented at Upcoming World Cup
Yale will be well-represented at the upcoming Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women’s Lacrosse World Cup. Two former players -- attacker Jenna Block ‘10 and midfielder Sara Greenberg ’09 -- will be playing for Israel. Additionally, assistant coach Tanya Kotowicz is an alternate for Germany. The World Cup, which features 19 teams, will be held at the Oshawa Civic Recreation Centre near Toronto, Canada, from July 11-20.