Murray, Parchman Earn IWLCA Academic Honor Roll RecognitionTwo members of the Yale women’s lacrosse team, Meghan Murray ’14 and Kallie Parchman ’14, were named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll on Tuesday. The Honor Roll recognizes student-athletes who have achieved at least junior status academically and have a cumulative grade point average or 3.50 or greater. This is the second straight year that both Murray and Parchman have earned this honor.
Yale Earns IWLCA Academic Squad HonorsThe Yale women's lacrosse team has earned IWLCA Academic Squad recognition for its work in the classroom. The IWLCA announced the award winners -- which included all eight Ivy League schools -- on Monday. This was the first time since 2008 that all eight Ivy teams earned the honor.
Yale Honors Seven Seniors and One Team at Senior Student-Athlete 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 men’s fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Paige Decker (New Preston, Conn.) of the women’s ice hockey team, Jane Kozey (Ansonia, Conn.) of the women’s crew team and Beau Palin (Oconomowoc, Wisc.) of the football team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Tucker Kocher (San Francisco, Calif.) of the men’s soccer team and Brenda Seah (Singapore) of the women’s fencing team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Pat Killian (Nashville, Tenn.) of the men’s swimming and diving team and Kallie Parchman (Baltimore, Md.) of the women’s lacrosse team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.
Daniggelis Named Second Team All-RegionSophomore attacker Nicole Daniggelis (St. James, N.Y.) has been named second team All-Northeast Region by the IWLCA. The IWLCA announced the all-region teams on Monday, with 16 student-athletes earning first-team honors and 16 earning second-team honors in each of the four regions. This is the second year in a row that Daniggelis has earned second team all-region honors.
Carney, McMullan and Tarver Honored with Team AwardsAfter posting its best won-lost record since 2008, the Yale women's lacrosse team honored three players who played key roles in the team’s success. The team awards were announced at the team's season-ending luncheon Wednesday in the Kiphuth Trophy Room at Payne Whitney Gym -- and the theme was “defense” as two defenders and a goalkeeper were honored. Senior goalie Erin McMullan (Wading River, N.Y.) received the Bowditch Award as the team's most valuable player and senior defender Adrienne Tarver (Pikesville, Md.), Yale’s captain, received the Holgate Award for dedication. Additionally, sophomore defender Flannery Carney (Baltimore, Md.) won the Most Improved Player Award.
Daniggelis, DeVito, Doherty and Tarver Named All-Ivy LeagueThe Yale women’s lacrosse team had four players honored by the Ivy League on Wednesday as the league announced its year-end awards. Sophomore attacker Nicole Daniggelis (St. James, N.Y.) was named first team All-Ivy League, while senior attacker Jen DeVito (Wading River, N.Y.) and senior defender Adrienne Tarver (Pikesville, Md.) earned second-team honors. Junior midfielder Christina Doherty (Bernardsville, N.J.) was named honorable mention All-Ivy. The four all-league selections are the most for Yale since the 2008 season.
Season Ends on a High Note as Yale Beats Brown 9-8Senior defender Adrienne Tarver, Yale’s captain, grabbed one final loose ball in the waning seconds of Yale’s game vs. Brown Friday night at Reese Stadium, and moments later leapt in the air in celebration as the final horn sounded and the Bulldogs held on for a 9-8 win. It was a fitting way for the season finale to end, as Tarver and the rest of the nine-member senior class depart with a victory that clinched three straight seasons with a better won-lost record than the previous season.
Season Finale Friday Night vs. Brown at ReeseThe Yale women’s lacrosse team has a chance to end the season with its most wins since 2008 as the Bulldogs host Brown Friday night looking for their ninth victory. A win would also give Yale its most Ivy League wins since 2010.
Cornell Holds Off Yale, 8-7A late comeback attempt by the Yale women’s lacrosse team came up short Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field, as Cornell held on for an 8-7 win over the Bulldogs. Junior midfielder Christina Doherty had six ground balls and five caused turnovers, junior midfielder Erin Magnuson had three goals and an assist, and senior goalkeeper Erin McMullan made 10 saves, but Cornell clinched a spot in the Ivy League tournament by topping the Bulldogs.
In the Search for Life-Saving Donors, These Bulldogs Speak from ExperienceIt 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.
Yale Visits Cornell Saturday AfternoonA 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.
Daniggelis, Doherty Earn Weekly Awards from Ivy LeagueFor 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.
Hot Start Gets Yale a 9-6 Win vs. Columbia on Senior DayThe 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.
Total Mortgage Spotlight of the Week: Erin McMullanErin 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.
Senior Day Saturday as Yale Hosts ColumbiaThe 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 than No. 4 Florida. Saturday starts with Senior Day ceremonies, as Yale pays tribute to the nine members of the Class of 2014.
No. 15 Stony Brook Avoids Upset Bid by Yale, 11-9The 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.
No. 15 Stony Brook, Nation’s Top Defense, at Reese WednesdayThe 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).
Hat Trick for Magnuson, but Princeton Tops YalePrinceton 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.
Yale Visits Princeton SaturdayThe 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.
Daniggelis, McMullan Earn Weekly Awards from Ivy League AgainFor 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.
Bulldogs Play Ball Control to Earn 8-7 Win vs. LehighBattling 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.
Attack Bounces Back as Yale Beats Cal 17-6The 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.
BU Edges Yale 6-5With 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.
Bulldogs Seek Return to Winning Ways; Will Play Three Games in Five DaysAfter 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.
Harvard Beats Yale 11-8After 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.
Archrival Harvard at Reese Saturday AfternoonTwo 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.
Winning Streak Snapped by No. 13 Penn, 11-9No. 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.
Bulldogs Put Perfect Start to Test vs. Defending Ivy Champion No. 13 PennThe 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.
Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Nicole DaniggelisNicole 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.
Perfect Start to Season Intact After 12-8 Win vs. BryantThe 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.
Two Home Games in Three Days for BulldogsOff 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.
Daniggelis, McMullan Earn Weekly Awards from Ivy LeagueYale 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.
Second-Half Surge Earns Yale a 12-5 Win at Dartmouth in Ivy OpenerThe 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.
Eight Points, 14 Draw Controls for Daniggelis as Yale Wins 16-5 at SHUBitterly 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.
Road Trips to Sacred Heart, Dartmouth up Next for Yale this WeekThe 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).
Second-Half Shutdown Earns Yale a 10-8 Win vs. Holy Cross in OpenerThe 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.
Season Opener Saturday Morning vs. Holy CrossThe 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.
Season Outlook: Bulldogs Look to Continue Improving in 2014The 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.