Bulldogs Bring Back Three-Peat Players
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Yale celebrated its 1988, 1989 and 1990 Ivy League Championship teams last weekend with a Friday dinner at the Kenney Center (Yale Bowl), a Saturday barbecue and a ceremony at halftime of the Yale-Harvard game at Reese Stadium. Members of all three teams came back to be part of the festivities.
The three teams coached by Mike Waldvogel combined for a 38-11 overall mark and were each 5-1 in Ivy play. That included a 4-0 record against Princeton and a sweep of Cornell. More amazing are the 637 goals the three squads combined for, 230 more than they allowed.
Scott Giese captained the 1988 Eli squad that went 12-4 and made the NCAA Tournament.
The team leader of the 1989 Bulldogs was Keith Joseph, whose squad won 10 of 15 contests.
Dean Charpentier (sharp-in-tee-ay), captain of the 1990 Yale team, led the Bulldogs to a school-best 16-2 record and an NCAA semifinal appearance.
The former Bulldogs were celebrating their Ivy titles as the current ones earned a share of the 2010 crown after beating Harvard 9-8 on Saturday afternoon.
Image of halftime ceremony by Sam Rubin '95