It wasn’t easy for junior Makai Mason to watch from the bench this season. Mason, who earned first team All-Ivy recognition and scored 31 points in Yale’s NCAA Tournament victory over Baylor as a sophomore, suffered a season-ending injury in a closed scrimmage with Boston University one week before the opener at Washington. What he saw, though, from his teammates made it much more bearable.
It could be an extra special Senior Weekend for the Yale softball team. The Bulldogs are still very much alive in the race for the Ivy League North Division crown as they get set to close out the regular season with a four-game series against Brown. The first two games are slated for DeWitt Family Field on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The two teams then travel to Providence for a doubleheader on Sunday, also a 12:30 p.m. start. The Ivy League Digital Network has video of all four games.
Yale’s final race of the regular season will be another battle of top 10 crews. The Bulldogs, ranked sixth in this week’s CRCA national poll, face No. 9 Brown on Saturday on the Housatonic River. The third varsity eights kick things off at 10 a.m. The crews will be competing for the Nat & Anne Case Cup, and the Ivy League Digital Network has the video.
In its traditional final regular season contest, the Yale lightweight crew will travel to Boston to compete for the Goldthwait and Vogel cups against No. 3 Harvard and No. 4 Princeton. At stake is the Goldthwait Cup for the winner of the varsity eight race. The entire squads from each school will compete for the Vogel Cup, a team points trophy named for former Yale oarsman, coach, and legend David H. Vogel '71. Last year, the Bulldogs successfully captured both trophies, including wins in both the first and second varsity events on Lake Carnegie in Princeton.
While most students will be on campus this weekend for Yale’s annual Spring Fling concert, members of the coed sailing team will be in Boston vying for a spot at the 2017 ICSA Fleet Race National Championship, the third and final national championship this spring. The regatta, dubbed the Coast Guard Alumni Bowl, will be held at Boston College on Saturday and Sunday.
The Yale men’s track and field team will host its last regular-season meet of the year this Sunday at Dewitt Cuyler Complex, the Yale Springtime Invitational. This meet is the last chance for many Bulldogs to qualify for the IC4A Championships, which will take place May 12-14.
Junior forward Kaitlin Gately (Hingham, Mass.) has been elected captain of the Yale women’s ice hockey team for the 2017-18 season. Gately, who was selected by a team vote, was introduced formally at the team’s post-season banquet Tuesday Apr. 18 at the Yale Golf Course. She leads the Bulldogs into their 41st varsity season.
The 2016-17 Yale women's ice hockey team gathered for the final time on Tuesday Apr. 18 at the Yale Golf Course for the annual team banquet. In addition to celebrating the season, the Bulldogs honored the winners of the team awards: freshman forward Laura Anderson (Lino Lakes, Minn.), junior forward Kaitlin Gately (Hingham, Mass.), senior defenseman Taylor Marchin (Algonac, Mich.), junior forward Eden Murray (Medicine Hat, Alta.), sophomore goaltender Kyra O’Brien (Burlington, Ont.), senior forward Phoebe Staenz (Zürich, Switzerland) and senior forward Krista Yip-Chuck (Whitby, Ont.).
The Bulldogs gathered one final time as a team on Wednesday night in the historic Kiphuth Trophy room inside Payne Whitney Gym to celebrate another highly successful season. Yale reached the championship game of the inaugural Ivy League Tournament and won 18 games, including over Harvard in the semifinals of the Ivy tournament and a season-opening upset of Washington of the Pac-12. All that was accomplished despite the graduation of four seniors from the previous year and the loss to injury of leading scorer Makai Mason.
The Yale women’s lacrosse team has already racked up several significant accomplishments in the 2017 season, and Sunday provides the Bulldogs with one last chance to add to that list. The Bulldogs will play at No. 8 Penn (1:00 p.m., Ivy League Digital Network) in the season finale. The Quakers, one of five teams on Yale’s schedule that are currently ranked in the IWLCA poll, enter Sunday’s game with a chance at the Ivy League title while the Bulldogs seek to play spoiler. Yale, which has set the school record for points and draw controls in a season, is just seven goals away from breaking the school goals record. A win Sunday would be Yale’s eighth and would tie for eighth on the school’s single-season wins list.
The Yale men’s lacrosse team, winners of seven its last eight games, has an opportunity to do something special in Saturday’s regular-season finale at Harvard. The No. 11 Bulldogs (8-4, 5-0 Ivy), who have already clinched the top seed and hosting rights for next weekend’s league tournament, can grab sole possession of first place and notch the school’s first perfect Ivy slate since 1956 with a win at Harvard Stadium. The 2 p.m. contest airs live on the Ivy League Digital Network and ESPN3.
Jim Henry, who just led the women’s swimming & diving team to its first Ivy League Championship in 20 years, has been named Yale’s Robert J.H. Kiphuth Head Coach of Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving.
New Haven, Conn.-- Junior Jennifer Peng has been named the Ivy League Player of the Year. Peng has had a phenomenal junior campaign, improving week after week, demonstrating her skill, determination, and natural talent. Peng earned the best scoring average in the Ivy League this season at 74.11 through 19 rounds. Not only is her average impressive, only 2.21 strokes over par, but she also placed within the top 15 in seven tournaments.
On the heels of a 20-6 run dating back to Mar. 18, the Yale baseball team has earned recognition in the latest New England Intercollegiate Baseball Association poll. The Bulldogs, who were unranked in the previous NEIBA poll, are now No. 2 in the region. They trail only No. 1 UConn, which received all eight first-place votes.
Laina Do had the biggest hit of Yale’s season thus far, a grand slam in the second game on Sunday as the Bulldogs knocked off Dartmouth to remain alive in the Ivy League North Division. That performance helped Do earn the league’s player of the week award.
Two swings of the bat went a long way in helping Yale stay alive in the race for the Ivy League North Division title. Madison Sack’s three-run homer in the bottom of the sixth inning lifted the Bulldogs to a 3-2 win over Dartmouth in the first game of a doubleheader. Laina Do then belted a grand slam in the fifth inning of the second game as Yale completed the sweep with a 6-3 win.
The No. 1 Yale women’s sailing team qualified for the Intercollegiate Sailing Association National Semifinals this weekend after a solid third place finish at the Reed Trophy, the New England Championship.
On the final day of competition at the War Eagle Invitational, Kyle Macauley, Vincent Vaughns, Marc-Andre Alexandre and Alex McIntyre teamed up to break a 48-year-old Yale record and set the fifth-fastest time in Ivy League history.
This evening, the Yale women’s track and field team competed at the Virginia Challenge, a highly prestigious meet hosted by the University of Virginia. Competitors needed to have reached a selective qualifying mark to even be able to toe the line at this meet. Most notably, senior Frances Schmiede broke her own record in the 1,500-meter run at the Virginia Challenge, as well as one of the top times in the nation thus far in the season.