Seven 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.
The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) announced today the members of the 2014 NFF Hampshire Honor Society, comprised of college football players from all divisions who maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers. Nine Yale student-athletes were included in the class of 2014: Kolu Buck, Jordan Jefferson, Michael Leunen, Max Napolitano, Nick Okano, John Oppenheimer, Beau Palin, Derek Russell and Cameron Sandquist.
The Blue-White Game should be called the Offense vs. Defense Contest because the White (offense) had the ball the entire game and the Blue (defense) did not have enough opportunities to catch up on the scoreboard with the scoring system used today. That really didn’t matter because both sides made plenty of great plays on a beautiful day for Yale’s spring football game at Yale Bowl.
To date the annual Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drives at Yale have located at least 23 donor matches for patients with life-threatening illnesses, and that number is likely to increase in the very near future thanks to the Bulldogs’ efforts at the sixth annual drive, held Thursday at Commons. Over the course of nearly seven hours -- with volunteers from the field hockey, football and women’s ice hockey teams leading the way -- Yale added 686 more people to the Be The Match Registry®. That brings the total number of registrants from Yale’s six drives to 4,538.
It 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.
In recognition of the impact her courageous battle with cancer has had on efforts to save lives through marrow donor registration drives, the Yale athletic department will once again hold a drive in memory of women’s ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz ’10 (Wilcox, Sask.) (1988-2011). The Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale, which is part of the nationwide “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” campaign for Be The Match®, will be held on Thursday, Apr. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this year. The drive, which takes place at Commons on the corner of College Street and Grove Street in New Haven, is open to the general public. Donors that could help save lives join the Be The Match Registry® through testing that consists of simple cheek swabs.
Joe Conlin, the run game coordinator and offensive line coach for the Bulldogs the last two years, has been named Yale’s new Joel E. Smilow ’54 Offensive Coordinator. He will still handle the offensive linemen in his third season under Tony Reno, the Joel E. Smilow ’54 Head Coach.
Yale football players are tackling much more than opposing players and a challenging academic load these days. Many members of the current team are also part of an effort called Earn While You Learn (EWYL), a program that combines the entire educational experience by getting school administration, parents and students working together to reinforce positive behavior in the classroom.
In recognition of the impact her courageous battle with cancer has had on efforts to save lives through marrow donor registration drives, the Yale athletic department will once again hold a drive in memory of women’s ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz ’10 (Wilcox, Sask.) (1988-2011). The Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale, which is part of the nationwide “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” campaign for the Be The Match Registry®, will be held on Thursday, Apr. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this year. The drive, which takes place at Commons on the corner of College Street and Grove Street in New Haven, is open to the general public. Donors that could help save lives are located through testing that consists of simple cheek swabs.
The Class of 2017 is a very talented one for the Yale Football program, so it was no surprise that one more award has come the way of one of its best, Foye Oluokun. The defensive back from St. Louis, Mo., has been named to the College Sports Journal 2013 Football Championship Subdivision All-Freshman Team.
Beau Palin, the captain of the 2013 Yale Football Team, has been selected to the 16th annual Football Championship Subdivision Athletics Directors Association (FCS ADA) Academic All-Star Team. The 43 student-athletes were announced by the FCS ADA on Friday.
Yale’s versatile standout Deon Randall (San Diego, Calif.) has been named to the FCS All-New England Team. The receiver, runner, kick returner and defensive back was one of three wide receivers selected by the New England Football Writers.
Deon Randall, the Bulldogs’ top scorer and playmaker this fall, has been elected the 137th captain of the Yale football team. His appointment was announced tonight at the team’s 2013 banquet inside Yale Commons.
After allowing touchdowns on Harvard’s first four drives of The Game on Saturday at the Yale Bowl, Class of 1954 Field, the Yale football team’s young defense settled down and limited the Crimson to just six points the rest of the way. Unfortunately, by that time Harvard already had the points that it needed for a win; a touchdown run by junior wide receiver Deon Randall in the third quarter wound up being Yale’s only points in the 34-7 loss.
For five years, Yale University has been helping save lives through marrow donor registration drives inspired by women’s ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011). In recognition of those efforts -- which have found donor matches for at least 20 patients with life-threatening illnesses -- Yale was honored last month at the annual National Marrow Donor Program®/Be The Match Council Meeting in Minneapolis. Mandi’s parents, Carol and Rick Schwartz, flew in from Wilcox, Sask., to accept Be The Match’s Partnership Award on Yale’s behalf.
The last of the parking passes for the lots around Yale Bowl were sold on Tuesday evening in anticipation of Yale hosting Harvard on the gridiron Saturday at noon. There are game tickets available, and there are other ways of getting to the 130th edition of The Game.
One of the most famous rivalries in college sports is on tap this Saturday in one of the most famous football stadiums on a day of milestones. Yale (5-4, 3-3 Ivy) hosts Harvard (8-1, 5-1) in the 130th edition of The Game at the 99-year-old Yale Bowl, which is hosting its 600th Bulldog football game. Kickoff is at noon in a contest aired live on NBC Sports Network and heard on the Yale Football Radio Network, including WELI (960-AM).
The Yale football team (5-3, 3-2 Ivy), looking for a third straight win as its H-Y-P season begins this Saturday at Old Nassau, hopes to play spoiler against a Princeton (7-1, 5-0) team that can clinch a share of the Ivy League Championship with a win against the Bulldogs. Yale and the Tigers meet at 1 p.m. Saturday at Princeton Stadium in a contest that airs live on the Yale Football Radio Network - including ESPN Radio (AM-1300) - and on ESPN3.
A few big plays helped Princeton get an early lead on the Yale football team Saturday afternoon at Princeton Stadium, and the Tigers never looked back from there. Princeton scored three times in the first quarter, all on plays of 23 yards or more, en route to earning a 59-23 win over the Bulldogs. With the win, Princeton remained unbeaten in the Ivy League and clinched at least a share of the league title.
Two Bulldogs earned Ivy League Player of the Week honors after Yale’s 24-17 win over Brown at the Yale Bowl last Saturday. Foyesade Oluokon (St. Louis, Mo.) earned both Ivy League Defensive Player and Rookie of the Week, while Kyle Cazzetta (Slate Hill, NY) won special teams honors.
The Yale junior varsity football team fell 21-13 at Brown Sunday afternoon. the loss evens Yale's record at 1-1 for the season. The Bulldogs finish with a game vs. Harvard's junior varsity on Friday, Nov. 22 at 1:00 p.m. on Clint Frank Field.