Yale women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith’s stint with the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team was a success. Meredith, serving as an assistant coach, helped the United States capture a Three Nations Tournament in Stjordalen, Norway.
Meredith Speck made an immediate impact on the Yale women’s soccer team in her first year. Now, she will have a chance to shine on the international stage. Speck, who earned first team All-Ivy recognition as a freshman for the Bulldogs last fall, has been named to the United States Under-23 Women’s National Team that will travel to Norway for a Three Nations Tournament that features the hosts and Sweden.
Rudy Meredith, the winningest women’s soccer coach in Yale history, will serve as an assistant coach for the U.S. Under-23 Women’s National Team this summer. Meredith will join the team at its training camp next week at The Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., and will then accompany the team on a tour of Norway in June.
Frannie Coxe has fond memories of playing indoor soccer as a child at the Boys and Girls Club in San Clemente, Calif. Now a freshman at Yale, she is sharing her passion for the game with youngsters in New Haven. With the help of her women’s soccer teammates, Coxe founded Say YES to Soccer (Yale Excellence is Sports).
The postseason honors continue to come in for the Yale women’s soccer team. Freshmen Melissa Gavin and Meredith Speck are the latest to earn recognition for their strong rookie seasons. Both were named to NEWISA All-New England first team, while Gavin also was selected to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-Mid-Atlantic Region third team.
– It didn’t take Jenny Butwin long to earn the respect of her Yale women’s soccer teammates. Following her rookie season in 2009, she was the recipient of the Captain’s Cup, which is presented by the seniors to the freshman that represents the program well on and off the field. As a result, it should come as little surprise that Butwin has been elected captain of the 2012 Bulldogs following a team vote.
Enma Mullo, who shared the Ivy League lead with eight goals and was fourth with 20 points, has been selected to the NEWISA Senior Bowl, which is tentatively scheduled for Sunday Dec. 4 at Merrimack College in North, Andover Mass., at 11 a.m.
Melissa Gavin, who led the Yale women’s soccer team with seven assists, has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year. Gavin also earned first team All-Ivy recognition along with senior midfielder Enma Mullo and fellow freshman Meredith Speck.
The Yale women’s soccer team closes out the 2011 season by hosting Brown on Saturday afternoon. Kickoff on Senior Day at Reese Stadium is slated for 3 p.m. Enma Mullo and Miyuki Hino, Yale’s two seniors, will be honored prior to the start of the game.
Senior Enma Mullo made the most of her last game in a Yale uniform. Mullo scored the only goal of the game late in the first half as the Bulldogs closed out the season with an impressive 1-0 victory over Brown on a chilly afternoon at Reese Stadium.
Eighty-two minutes into Sunday’s game with Columbia, Yale had a big edge in shots and in possession time. The Bulldogs, though, still found themselves trailing the Lions 2-1. Enma Mullo changed that in a hurry. Mullo’s shot from 20 yards out found the back of the net and helped Yale earn a 2-2 tie on a cold early evening.
The Yale women’s soccer team, winners of four of its last five games, plays its final road game of the season Saturday at Columbia. Kickoff at the Columbia Soccer Stadium is set for 7 p.m. following the Yale-Columbia men’s game, which kicks off at 4 p.m.
The Yale women’s soccer team didn’t see its scoring drought last very long. The Bulldogs, who were shutout Saturday at Penn, responded in a big way against Saint Peter’s. Yale outshot the Peahens 37-9, including 17-2 in the first half, and cruised to a 4-0 victory on a chilly night at Reese Stadium.
There will be a couple of unusual circumstances for the Yale women’s soccer team in their next game. The first is the day of the week. The Bulldogs rarely play on Monday. The other is the opponent. Yale and Saint Peter’s are meeting for only the second time. Kickoff between the Bulldogs and the Peahens is set for 7 p.m. at Reese Stadium.
Yale’s offense has been on a roll recently. The Bulldogs have scored nine goals during their current three-game winning streak. That offense, though, will face its toughest challenge to date on Saturday at Penn. The Quakers have yielded only six goals all season. Ten of their 11 victories have come by shutout, including the last four. Kickoff at Rhodes Field is slated for 5 p.m.
The last thing the Yale women’s soccer team wanted to do Saturday against Penn was fall behind early. The Quakers have one of the stingiest defenses in the nation and are quite adept at playing with the lead.
Twice a week, Enma Mullo can be found at Reese Stadium practicing her free kicks. She spends an hour or so and probably takes 150 each time. All that hard work sure paid off on Saturday against Cornell. Mullo scored two goals, both on free kicks. The second one came 7 minutes, 40 seconds into overtime to lift Yale to a much-needed 2-1 Ivy League victory.
The Yale women’s soccer team has been on a roll of late, winning their last two games by a combined score of 7-1. The Bulldogs will look to make it three straight when Cornell comes to town on Saturday. Kickoff on Youth Day at Reese Stadium is slated for 3:30 p.m. following the Yale-Cornell men’s game.
A midweek non-Ivy League game couldn’t have come at a better time for the Yale women’s soccer team. It allowed freshman goalkeeper Elise Wilcox, who has taken over the starting job after Adele Jackson-Gibson suffered what looks like a season-ending injury Saturday against Dartmouth, to get comfortable.
The Yale women’s soccer team has had nearly a week to digest last Saturday’s heartbreaking 2-1 loss to Harvard. The Crimson scored the winning goal in overtime after being awarded a penalty kick on a questionable hand ball in the box. The Bulldogs will look to take out their frustrations when Dartmouth visits Reese Stadium on Saturday. Kickoff is slated for 5:30 p.m. following the Yale-Dartmouth men’s game, which starts at 3 p.m.
The Yale women’s soccer team had the start it was looking for in Saturday’s Ivy League showdown with Harvard. It was the finish that didn’t sit so well with the Bulldogs. Peyton Johnson scored on a penalty kick just 2:16 into overtime to lift the Crimson to a 2-1 victory before a big crowd on Alumni Day at Reese Stadium.
The Ivy League season is only a week old, but the Yale women’s soccer team already faces an important game this weekend. Of course it’s always a big deal when Harvard comes to town. The Bulldogs and Crimson are both 1-0, along with Brown and Columbia, so a win would put Yale very much in the thick of the Ivy race. Kickoff on Alumni Day at Reese Stadium is slated for 4 p.m.
Princeton, N.J., is becoming the Yale women’s soccer team’s home away from home. Yale got two goals in a 36-second span early in the second half to knock off Princeton 2-0 in the Ivy League opener for both teams.