2011-12 Yale Women's Soccer News

June 19, 2012
Meredith, U.S. U-23 Women’s National Team Capture Three Nations Tournament
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.

June 6, 2012
Speck Named To Under-23 National Team That Will Travel To 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.

May 8, 2012
Meredith To Serve As Assistant Coach For Under-23 Women’s National Team
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.

May 3, 2012
Bulldogs Help New Haven Kids Say YES To Soccer
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).

December 13, 2011
Fall Academic All-Ivy Announced
The Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011 All-Ivy Academic honors in fall sports. Ten Yale student athletes were selected.

December 12, 2011
Gavin, Speck Earn Postseason Honors
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.

December 8, 2011
Butwin Elected 2012 Yale Women’s Soccer Captain
– 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.

November 22, 2011
Mullo Selected For NEWISA Senior Bowl
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.

November 10, 2011
Gavin Named Ivy League Rookie Of Year; Mullo, Speck, Gavin Earn First Team Recognition
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.

November 5, 2011
Brown Visits On Senior Day
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.

November 5, 2011
Mullo’s Goal Lifts Yale In Season Finale
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.

November 4, 2011
Mullo Earns Second Team Capital One Academic All-District I Honors
Senior Enma Mullo, who leads the Yale women’s soccer team with seven goals, has earned Capital One Academic All-District I second team honors.

October 31, 2011
Gavin Named Ivy League Rookie Of Week
Melissa Gavin, who scored and added three assists in two games last week, has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.

October 30, 2011
Mullo’s Late Goal Earns Yale A 2-2 Tie At Columbia
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.

October 27, 2011
Final Road Game Takes Yale To Columbia
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.

October 24, 2011
Bulldogs Cruise To 4-0 Victory Over Saint Peter’s
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.

October 23, 2011
Monday Night Soccer: Bulldogs Host Saint Peter’s
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.

October 22, 2011
Bulldogs Face Big Test At Penn Saturday
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.

October 22, 2011
Two First Half Goals Lift Penn Past Yale
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.

October 17, 2011
Wilcox Earns Ivy League Rookie of Week Honors
Goalkeeper Elise Wilcox, who earned a pair of victories last week, has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week. She shared the honor with Harvard’s Bethany Kanten, who also won twice.

October 15, 2011
Mullo’s Free Kicks Lift Yale Past Cornell 2-1
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.

October 13, 2011
Bulldogs Seek Third Straight Win Saturday Against Cornell
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.

October 11, 2011
Bulldogs Stay Hot; Blank Fairfield 3-0
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.

October 10, 2011
Bulldogs Head To Fairfield Tuesday
The Yale women’s soccer team takes a break from Ivy League play to travel to Fairfield on Tuesday. Kickoff at Lessing Field is slated for 7 p.m.

October 10, 2011
Gavin Named Ivy League Rookie Of Week
Melissa Gavin, who scored and added an assist in Saturday’s 4-1 victory over Dartmouth, has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.

October 8, 2011
Bulldogs Seek To Bounce Back Saturday Against Dartmouth
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.

October 8, 2011
Bulldogs Knockout Dartmouth 4-1
Yale women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith got exactly the response he was looking for from his young team Saturday against Dartmouth.

October 1, 2011
Bulldogs Drop 2-1 Overtime Heartbreaker To Harvard
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.

September 28, 2011
Showdown With Harvard Set For Saturday
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.

September 24, 2011
Bulldogs Blank Princeton 2-0 In Ivy Opener
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.

September 22, 2011
Ivy League Play Kicks Off At Princeton
Home field hasn’t meant much in the recent meetings between Yale and Princeton. In each of the last four years, it’s been the team that travelled that has come out on top. Yale hopes that trend continues. The Bulldogs are at Princeton on Saturday for a 3:30 p.m. matchup that is the Ivy League opener for both teams.

September 19, 2011
Mullo Named Ivy League Player of Week
Senior Enma Mullo, who has at least one point in three straight games, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week. Mullo, a midfielder, assisted on the game-winning goal against Quinnipiac, scored the game-winning goal against Vermont and had the only Yale goal against Boston University.

September 18, 2011
Bulldogs Fall 3-1 At Boston University
The Yale women’s soccer team learned on Sunday what a few of the other top programs across the Northeast have already come to realize. Boston University is pretty darn good. The Terriers got second-half goals from Brittany Heist and Madison Clemens to snap a 1-1 tie en route to a 3-1 victory over the Bulldogs.

September 16, 2011
Vermont Visits Reese Friday; Bulldogs At BU Sunday
Last weekend, the Yale women’s soccer team played back-to-back games against Big East opponents. This weekend the Bulldogs will take their shot against a pair of America East teams. Yale hosts Vermont Friday at 7 p.m. at Reese Stadium and then travels to Boston University for a 2 p.m. kickoff on Sunday.

September 16, 2011
Mullo Nets Game-Winner As Bulldogs Edge UVM 2-1
It hadn’t gone unnoticed among the upperclassmen on the Yale women’s soccer team that freshmen had scored the Bulldogs’ first six goals of the season entering Friday night’s game with Vermont.

September 13, 2011
Bulldogs Back At Home To Host Quinnipiac
Yale women’s soccer fans will have the opportunity to see one of the most underrated and talented players in the nation on Tuesday when local-rival Quinnipiac visits Reese Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.

September 13, 2011
Bulldogs Blank Quinnipiac 2-0
It took the Bulldogs a little while to find their rhythm Tuesday night against Quinnipiac, but once they did, it was smooth sailing. Melissa Gavin scored late in the first half, and Frannie Coxe added a late insurance goal as Yale blanked the Bobcats 2-0 on a warm night at Reese Stadium.

September 11, 2011
Late Goals Lift St. John’s Past Yale 2-1
Some things are out of the control of Yale women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith. An opponent’s schedule is one of them. St. John’s, Sunday’s opponent, hadn’t played in week. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, were coming off a hard-fought 1-0 loss at Rutgers two days earlier.

September 9, 2011
Back-To-Back Big East Opponents On Tap This Weekend
The first road trip of the young season won’t be an easy one for the Yale women’s soccer team. The Bulldogs travel to Rutgers on Friday at 7 p.m. and then have a Sunday date with another Big East foe in St. John’s. Kickoff against the Red Storm is slated for 4 p.m.

September 9, 2011
Rutgers Edges Yale 1-0
Yale head coach Rudy Meredith had a very specific purpose in mind when he scheduled a game at Rutgers. He thought it would be good preparation for the Ivy League opener at Princeton later this month. The travel is similar and both are quality opponents. Meredith was pleased with how his team performed against the Scarlet Knights, but he’ll be hoping for a different result against Princeton.

September 6, 2011
Speck Named Ivy League Rookie of Week; Bulldogs Host Sacred Heart
Prior to Friday night’s season opener with Marist, Yale head coach Rudy Meredith said he thought his team’s first goal of the season would come from a freshman. Meredith Speck proved him correct when she tallied just eight minutes into the game. The goal also earned her Yale’s first honor of the season. Speck was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Monday. She shared the award with Brown midfielder Allie Reilly.

September 6, 2011
Bulldogs Rally To Earn 1-1 Tie With Sacred Heart On Rainy Night At Reese Stadium
For the first time in the young season, the Yale women’s soccer team fell behind early against Sacred Heart on Tuesday night. Head coach Rudy Meredith was pleased with how his team responded. The Bulldogs dominated play after the Pioneers scored first in the 20th minute, finally got the equalizer in the second half but had to settle for a 1-1 tie when the game was stopped due to unplayable field conditions with 18:58 remaining.

September 4, 2011
Bulldogs Capture Yale Classic With Scoreless Tie Against Providence
All preseason, Yale women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith has been preaching the importance of shutouts to his team. The Bulldogs had only four all of last season, and Meredith has emphasized that he expects more in 2011. So far anyway, it appears the message has gotten through. Yale didn’t allow a goal for the second straight game but had to settle for a scoreless tie with Providence on a warm and humid Sunday afternoon at Reese Stadium.

September 2, 2011
Bulldogs Blank Marist 2-0 In Season Opener
The schedule said it was the season-opener, but Friday’s Yale women’s soccer game against Marist had post-season intensity. In the end, though, it worked out quite well for the Bulldogs, who blanked the Red Foxes 2-0 before an enthusiastic crowd at Reese Stadium.

September 1, 2011
Yale All-Access Video Streaming Starts Friday
The Yale Athletics Department has partnered with Stretch Internet for the third straight season to provide live video streams of home events through Yale All-Access on yalebulldogs.com. The Bulldogs’ fall sports streaming schedule starts this Friday with men’s soccer hosting Central Connecticut (3:00), women’s soccer playing Marist (7:30) and the volleyball team taking on Boston College (7:00). Friday’s broadcasts will be available free of charge.

August 30, 2011
2011 Season Preview: Balanced Attack Key To Yale Success
Over the last few years, when the Yale women soccer team needed a big goal, it usually came from Becky Brown. Brown finished her outstanding career with 29 goals, the fifth most in school history. Now that she has graduated, some might think the program is headed downward. Not so, says Yale head coach Rudy Meredith.

June 30, 2011
Meredith To Welcome Seven Newcomers This Fall
Yale women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith will welcome seven newcomers to New Haven this fall.

June 8, 2011
2011 Yale Women’s Soccer Schedule Announced
Ten home dates highlight the 2011 Yale women’s soccer schedule. Twelve of the 17 games will come against opponents that finished .500 or better last year, including a pair of NCAA College Cup participants – America East champion Boston University and Ivy League champion Penn.