Yale Celebrates 1988, 89, 90 Titles

Yale Celebrates 1988, 89, 90 Titles

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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. 

There were five All-Americans and 10 All-Ivy League selections among the trio. Almost every Yale lacrosse statistical record is held by a member of one of these teams.

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