The honors continue to pour in for the 2017 Ivy League men’s lacrosse regular season and tournament champions. Four Yale players were named to the USILA Nike All-America teams, while two Bulldogs were picked for the North-South Senior All-Star Game.
After a long day with only four races completed due to thunderstorms, the Yale Women’s Sailing Team sits in third place at the ICSA Western Semifinal Championship. Only eight points out of first after four races, the Bulldogs may be able to make up this margin when racing resumes tomorrow. After tomorrow, the top nine teams from each semi-final will advance to the final round. Once in final round, a new regatta will begin with no previous scores carrying over.
The Ivy League Champion Yale baseball team has added a pair of games to its schedule. The Bulldogs will play a doubleheader (two nine-inning games) at Holy Cross this Saturday. First pitch of game one is set for 3:00 p.m.
The Yale women's sailing team will be heading down to Charleston, S.C., to compete in the Sperry College Sailing Women's National Semi-Final and Final Championship this upcoming week. The event will be hosted by the College of Charleston at the J. Stewart Walker Sailing Center in Mount Pleasant, S.C., and the South Atlantic Intercollegiate Sailing Association. After two seasons of intense racing, this regatta will feature the top teams in the country, vying for the women's national title.
Frances Schmiede, one of the most decorated middle distance runners in the history of Yale women’s track, and fencer Katherine Miller, an All-American who represented Brazil at the 2016 Olympics, are the recipients of the 2017 Nellie Pratt Elliot Award, the most prestigious athletic award given to a senior female at Yale. The award was presented at today’s Class Day exercises.
John Hayden, a National Hockey League player and former collegiate all-conference player, and record-breaking runner James Randon have been selected as co-recipients of the 2017 William Neely Mallory Award, the most prestigious athletic award given to a senior male at Yale. The award was presented today at Class Day ceremonies by athletics director Tom Beckett.
Six 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. Emily Barnes (Louisville, Colo.) of the women’s cross country and track & field teams and Jackson Stallings (Moore, Okla.) of the football team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Barnes and Frederick Muth (Los Angeles, Calif.) of the men’s fencing team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Mackenzie Franklin (Austin, Texas) of the women’s swimming & diving team and Denzell Jobson (Brooklyn, N.Y.) of the men’s track & field team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award. Robin Molen-Grigull (Sydney, Australia) of the heavyweight crew team was the recipient of the Amanda Walton Award.
Rob Morgan, who spent the past two seasons as associate head coach of the Yale women’s ice hockey team, has been named associate head coach of the Kunlun Red Star women’s ice hockey team based in China. Morgan was hired by Red Star’s Chief Coach, Digit Murphy, the former head coach at Brown.
For the ninth year in a row, Yale volleyball's incoming class has been recognized as one of the nation's best by Prepvolleyball. The Yale Class of 2021 — Kathryn Attar, Yurika Boyd, McKenzie Cooke, Destiny Daniel, and Chiara Spain — received Highest Honorable Mention from the online website, making it one of the top 55 recruiting classes in the nation. Other programs receiving the same honor include defending National Champion Stanford, Washington, Florida, and Pepperdine.
The Yale men’s swimming and diving team will welcome eight new team members into the family for the upcoming 2017-18 season. The student-athletes include six swimmers and two divers, bringing a variety of experiences and covering a wide range of events. They will work alongside their new teammates in continuing the legacy and success of Yale’s storied program.
The Yale Heavyweight varsity oarsmen are coming off a third straight EARC Sprints Championship and a perfect dual racing season. The victory at Worcester last Sunday gave nine in that boat first-team All-Ivy League status.
The rowing season won’t end for four Bulldogs following the NCAA Championship next week. Julia Sesler, Daisy Mazzio-Manson, Marybeth Swords and Alison Nordell have been accepted to the Women’s Under-23 National Team Selection Camp.
On Thursday, the NCAA DI Track and Field Committee released the list of athletes who have qualified to compete in the NCAA Division I East Preliminary Round next week in Lexington, Ky. From the hundreds of DI schools and thousands of athletes across the eastern region, only the top 48 competitors in each event are selected to participate. This year, three Bulldogs, all seniors on the team, will make the trip to the University of Kentucky for this prestigious meet next weekend May 25-27.
The Yale softball team enjoyed a successful 2017 season, and five players who played key roles have been recognized by the Ivy League. Catcher Madison Sack, who led the team with seven home runs, and third baseman Allison Skinner, who batted nearly .400 in 20 league games, each earned first team All-Ivy recognition. Second baseman Laina Do, outfielder Shelby Kennedy and pitcher/utility player Francesca Casalino were named to the second team.
The women’s track and field team convened last Wednesday to honor its athletes for yet another successful season coming to a close. At this banquet, the athletes voted on who would be captain for the upcoming 2017-18 season, selecting junior distance runner Dana Klein.
This past Wednesday the Yale women’s track and field team held its annual banquet to honor its athletes for another successful season. At this banquet, the team honors some of its finest athletes with three special awards: the Lee Calhoun Award, the James Stack Award and the Stroube Family Award. This year’s list of recipients includes all three athletes that set Yale records, among other amazing accomplishments this season.
Six members of the Yale men’s track and field team qualified for the NCAA East Preliminaries this weekend in Lexington, Kentucky. Qualification is based on the season-best marks of each athlete in their respective event, with the top 48 in the region qualifying for the regional preliminary meet. The results of the Prelims determine who advances to the quarterfinals and, eventually, the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon.
Seven Bulldogs were selected for the 2017 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-Star Team after helping Yale win Ivy League regular season and tournament championships. In addition, the leading scorer, Ben Reeves, was named NEILA Player of the Year.
There wasn’t a lot of drama when the Yale women’s crew gathered at Gilder Boathouse to watch the women’s rowing selection show. The Bulldogs were quite confident that their resume was strong enough to earn one of 11 at-large selections to the NCAA Championship. Still, there was a little bit of relief when Yale flashed on the screen. The Bulldogs will be one of 22 crews competing for the national championship on May 26-28 at Mercer County Park in New Jersey.
The accolades continue to roll in for the Yale men’s tennis team, with the Intercollegiate Tennis Association recognizing the team in multiple areas as part of its year-end awards announcement on Monday.
The 2017 Yale men’s lacrosse team won Ivy League regular season and tournament championships and were voted New England Champions as well. Today, the Bulldogs gathered to pick a captain and hand out their association awards.
Senior attacker Hope Hanley (Dover, Mass.) has added another honor to her already impressive list from this season. On Tuesday she was named first team All-ECAC, one of 12 first-team honorees. The ECAC includes a total of 87 Division I members.
Following its championship meet each season, the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) chooses to recognize the top by awarding them All-East Honors. The top eight in each event is awarded this distinction. This year, sophomore Andrea Masterson earns her second consecutive All-East honor for her strong performance in the 5,000-meter run.