Yale No. 7 in Final National PollThe end result of winning the Ivy League Tournament Championship and a first-round NCAA contest and then nearly upsetting Syracuse in the quarterfinals was a No. 7 ranking for the Yale men’s lacrosse team in the final Nike Division Media Poll. That is the highest ranking for a Bulldog squad since the early 1990s.
Johnson, McCormack Scholar All-AmericansA pair of Yale senior defensemen picked up the last awards of the 2013 men’s lacrosse season for their work in the classroom. Peter Johnson (Minnetonka, Minn.) and Michael McCormack (West Islip, NY) were named USILA Scholar All-Americans today.
3 Elis Earn All-America StatusFor the second straight year, the Yale men’s lacrosse team has three players selected as United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association All-Americans. Senior defenseman Peter Johnson (Minnetonka, Minn.) and juniors Dylan Levings (Massapequa, N.Y.) and Brandon Mangan (Wantagh, N.Y.) received honorable mention status.
Bulldogs Rewarded With 2013 Association AwardsThe finishing touches on a fourth straight double-digit win season came with the eight Yale Lacrosse Association individual awards being handed out. The Bulldogs, coming off a 12-5 season and spot in the NCAA Quarterfinals at College Park, Md., had many highlights during the 2013 campaign, including a second straight Ivy League Tournament title and NCAA appearance. The final one was captain Michael McCormack receiving the L.C. Stowell Award as the team’s most valuable player.
3 Bulldogs Picked For USILA North-South GameThe Bulldogs came within a game of playing this weekend in the national semifinals, but three Yale players have been invited to showcase their skills close to Lincoln Financial Center in all-star competition. Defensemen Michael McCormack and Peter Johnson and attackman Kirby Zdrill have been selected to play in the 2013 USILA/Lax World Division I-II North-South Senior All-Star Game at Edith Robb Dixon Field on the campus of Cabrini College in Radnor, Pa., on Friday, May 24, at 5:30 PM.
Craft Named 2014 CaptainJimmy Craft, a defenseman who helped the Yale men’s lacrosse team win an Ivy League Tournament Championship and reach the NCAA Tournament in consecutive years, has been named 2014 captain after a vote by his teammates.
Bulldogs Take On No. 1 SyracuseThe Yale men’s lacrosse team (12-4), which captured its first NCAA Tournament win since 1992 on Saturday at Penn State, takes on No. 1 seed Syracuse (14-3) at 3 p.m. this Saturday on Capital One Field in Byrd Stadium at College Park, Md. This national quarterfinal can be seen on ESPN2. The Bulldogs, playing in the NCAA Tournament for a school-record second straight spring, are coming off a 10-7 win at No. 8 seed Penn State. The Orangemen advanced to the second round by beating Bryant at the Carrier Dome, 12-7, on Sunday night.
Bulldogs Nearly Stun Orange in NCAA QuartersThe Yale men's lacrosse team, which scored six straight goals to erase a four-goal deficit while holding No. 1 Syracuse scoreless for 43 minutes, needed to protect a two-goal lead with a little over three minutes left to earn its first national semifinal appearance since 1990. The 6-4 lead evaporated in a span of 44 seconds and then Dylan Donahue found the net with 13 seconds left as the Orange squeezed past the Bulldogs 7-6 in the NCAA Quarterfinal at Byrd Stadium.
Bulldogs Preparing in College ParkThey have been called comeback kids. They have been called one of the most exciting teams in college lacrosse this year. Both descriptions fit the 2013 Yale men’s lacrosse team as it prepares for a national quarterfinal showdown with No. 1 Syracuse Saturday at Byrd Stadium.
Bulldogs To Face No. 1 Syracuse SaturdayThe No. 11 Yale men’s lacrosse team (12-4), which captured its first NCAA Tournament win since 1992 on Saturday at Penn State, will take on No. 1 seed Syracuse (14-3) at 3 p.m. this Saturday on Capital One Field in Byrd Stadium at College Park, Md., in the national quarterfinals, which can be seen on ESPN2. The Bulldogs, winners of four straight games, are coming off a come-from-behind, 10-7 win at Penn State. The Orangemen advanced to the second round by beating Bryant at the Carrier Dome, 12-7, on Sunday night.
Yale Plays NCAA First Round at Penn StateThe No. 11 Yale men’s lacrosse team (11-4, 4-2 Ivy), winners of back-to-back Ivy League Tournament titles, earned its second straight berth in the NCAA tournament and heads to Univertisy Park, Pa. to take on the No. 8 seed, No. 12/13 Penn State (12-4, 6-0 CAA). The Bulldogs take on the Nittany Lions this Saturday at Penn State Lacrosse Field at 2:30 pm in a game that airs live on ESPNU.
Comeback Kids; Big Second Half Helps Yale Knock Off Penn State In NCAA Opening RoundThe No. 11 Yale men’s lacrosse team rallied from a 5-1 halftime deficit to defeat eighth-seeded Penn State 10-7 in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Colin Flaherty scored three goals to pace the Bulldogs, who advance to the quarterfinals next weekend at the University of Maryland. Yale plays the winner of Saturday night’s Syracuse-Bryant game.
5 Bulldogs Make All-New EnglandFive Yale men’s lacrosse players have been named to the 2013 All-New England team, selected by the New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association, including first-team picks Brandon Mangan and Peter Johnson.
Dylan Levings, Colin Flaherty and Conrad Oberbeck earned second-team honors.
Bulldogs Beat Tigers To Get NCAA BerthThe Bulldogs have qualified for the NCAA Tournament for a second straight season. The Yale men’s lacrosse team erased a 2-0 deficit with six straight goals and then broke open a 6-6 game in the third quarter with five straight tallies on the way to a 12-8 win over Princeton in the 2013 Ivy League Tournament Championship Game at Schoellkopf Field.
Yale Gets Penn State in NCAA 1st RoundThe Yale men’s lacrosse team, cooling off from its sizzling Ivy League Championship Game win over Princeton earlier in the day, gathered on the third floor of Ray Tompkins House tonight to watch ESPNU’s NCAA Selection Show. The Bulldogs erupted when it was announced they would travel to No. 8 seed Penn State (12-4) on Saturday at 2:30 (ESPNU) for the first-round contest.
Bulldogs Begin Defense Of Tourney TitleThe Yale men’s lacrosse team (9-4, 4-2 Ivy) has made the Ivy
League Tournament for the fourth straight year and faces No. 17/18 Penn (8-4, 3-3 Ivy) Friday at 5 p.m. at Cornell’s Schoellkopf Field. The No. 13 Bulldogs, winners of its last four Ivy League matchups, are the defending tournament champions. The game airs live on ESPN3.
Bulldogs in Ivy Title GameThe no. 13 Yale Bulldogs beat Penn, 9-6, at Schoellkopf Field in the first Ivy League Tournament semifinal today at Cornell. Trailing 3-0 after the first quarter, the Elis battled back to advance to the tournament final for the second year in a row, which will air live on Sunday at 11 am on ESPNU.
Yale Wins NEILA TitleThe Yale men’s lacrosse team was voted New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Champions when the final poll was conducted earlier this week. The Bulldogs, who went 6-0 against NEILA opponents, had the top spot in the rankings for eight straight weeks.
4 Bulldogs Make All-Ivy TeamThe day before the Yale men’s lacrosse team takes off for Ithaca to defend its league tournament championship, four Bulldogs received All-Ivy recognition. There was one first-team pick, defenseman Peter Johnson, a pair of second-team selections (D Michael McCormack, A Brandon Mangan) and an honorable mention (A Kirby Zdrill).
Regular Season Ends Saturday at BostonThe No. 15/15 Yale men's lacrosse team (8-4, 3-2 Ivy), having clinched a spot in the Ivy League Tournament, heads to Boston for its regular season and Ivy League finale against longtime rival, Harvard (6-7, 2-3 Ivy) this Saturday at Harvard Stadium. The Bulldogs square off with the Crimson at two in a game that airs live on Gocrimson.com.
Yale Beats Harvard, Claims No. 2 Spot in TourneyThe Bulldogs have had great success in overtime games this spring, but today they were desperately trying to avoid an extra session in the regular season finale at Harvard. The No. 15 Yale men’s lacrosse team held off a late Crimson offensive rush to take an 11-10 game and finish the season with a 9-4 record heading into next week’s Ivy League Tournament.
Mangan Named Tewaaraton Award NomineeJunior Brandon Mangan (Wantagh, NY.) has been named a Tewaaraton Award Nominee by the Tewaaraton Foundation. There are 25 nominees for the top player in men’s lacrosse this season and five will be selected on May 30 as finalists.
No. 12 Blue Faces No. 4 MarylandThe No. 12/15 Yale men's lacrosse team (8-3, 3-2 Ivy), on a five-game winning streak, takes on No. 4/4 Maryland (8-2, 2-1 ACC) this Saturday in its final non-league contest of the season. The Bulldogs square off with the Terrapins at noon in a game that airs live on ACC Live and Terps TV.
Yale Comes Up Short At No. 4 MarylandThe Bulldogs thought they were going into overtime with a chance to increase their win streak to six games in one of the biggest games of the year. That opportunity was taken away from them by an official’s call in the closing seconds, resulting in an 8-7 loss to No. 4 Maryland at Byrd Stadium this afternoon.
Mangan Named Ivy League Co-Player of WeekBrandon Mangan provided five points and the game-winning goal as the Bulldogs defeated Brown, 11-8, on Friday at Reese Stadium to move into second place in the Ivy League standings. Mangan’s stellar performance resulted in his second Ivy League Co-Player of the week honor this season.
Blue Takes 5th StraightHarry Kucharczyk scored one of his team’s 11 goals in the game tonight, but it was the most important tally. The sophomore midfielder found the net with 1:24 left in overtime to give No. 12 Yale an 11-10 win over Stony Brook at Reese Stadium.
Bulldogs Prepare For Visit From BrownThe No. 15/17 Yale men's lacrosse team (6-3, 2-2 Ivy), currently on a three-game winning streak, gears up for an Ivy contest full of postseason implications this Friday against Brown (5-4, 1-2 Ivy). The third in a four game home stretch, the Bulldogs square off with the Bears at 7:00 p.m. in a game that airs live on Yale All Access on yalebulldogs.com.
Win Streak Extended to 4The Yale Bulldogs (7-3, 3-2 Ivy), down one after a four-goal Brown (5-5, 1-3 Ivy) scoring run with 8:03 left in the fourth, exploded to net the final four scores in an 11-8 win and take command of their quest for a fourth-consecutive appearance in the Ivy League tournament.
Flaherty Named Ivy Player of WeekColin Flaherty, the sophomore midfielder who scored three straight goals in the fourth quarter that helped Yale beat Dartmouth last Saturday, was named co-Ivy League Player of the Week.
Bulldogs Host Dartmouth On Senior DayThe No. 16/16 Yale men's lacrosse team (5-3, 1-2 Ivy) continues its Ivy League campaign this Saturday at Reese Stadium against Dartmouth (2-6, 0-2 Ivy). The Bulldogs, hot on a two game winning streak, square off with the Big Green at 2:30 p.m. in a game that airs live on Yale All Access on yalebulldogs.com.
Bulldogs Come Back For 7-5 WinThe Yale men's lacrosse team used three straight goals from Colin Flaherty to erase a fourth-quarter deficit and give the No. 16 Bulldogs their third straight win, a 7-5 decision against Dartmouth in front of a packed house on Senior Day at Reese Stadium.
Johnson a Senior CLASS Finalist; On-line Voting OpenYale defenseman Peter Johnson has been selected as a finalist for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award. The award is given to Division I student-athletes who show notable achievement in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. The senior Minnetonka, Minn., native meets the qualifications.
Friars At Reese TonightThe No. 16 Yale men's lacrosse team (4-3, 1-2 Ivy) returns to Reese Stadium tonight to take on Providence College (7-3, 1-2 Big East) in a break from Ivy League action. The Bulldogs, fresh off their overtime victory at No. 13 Penn last weekend, square off with the Friars at 7 p.m. in a game that airs live on Yale All Access on yalebulldogs.com.
No. 16 Elis Blast FriarsThe Yale men’s lacrosse team broke open a close game in the first period by scoring 11 of the final 14 goals on the way to a 13-6 win over Providence College at Reese Stadium. It was the Bulldogs’ second straight win.
Mangan Named Ivy League Co-Player of WeekIn a must-win game for the Bulldogs, junior Brandon Mangan turned in his best performance of the season, leading Yale to a 7-6 overtime victory on the road against Penn on Saturday. Mangan had a hand in all but one of Yale’s goals, and on Monday was rewarded by being named the Ivy League Co-Player of the Week.
Bulldogs in Philly on SaturdayThe Yale men's lacrosse team (3-3, 0-2 Ivy) travels to Philadelphia this Saturday for an Ivy League contest against No. 11/13 Penn (5-2, 1-1 Ivy). The Bulldogs and Quakers, both coming off losses last weekend to top 10 ranked Ivy opponents, square off at 1 p.m. at Franklin Field.
Zdrill’s game-winning overtime goal lifts Yale over Penn 7-6.Kirby Zdrill only had one shot on goal but it was the most significant shot of his collegiate career. The senior Yale attackman hit the net 2:11 into overtime to give the Bulldogs a 7-6 win over Penn in front of a crowd of 1,421 at Franklin Field this afternoon.
Yale at Princeton Friday NightThe No. 18/18 Yale men's lacrosse team (3-2) travels to New Jersey this Friday for a crucial Ivy League contest against an old rival in No. 10/11 Princeton. The Bulldogs and Tigers, both coming off losses in their league openers last Saturday, square off at 5 p.m. at Class of ’52 Stadium in a game that airs live on ESPNU.
Tigers Edge Bulldogs 10-9The No. 18/18 Yale Bulldogs fought hard, but ultimately fell to the No. 10/11 Princeton Tigers 10-9 on Friday night at Sherrerd Field in Princeton, N.J. It was a one-goal game until the Tigers were able to open up to gain a three-goal lead, 10-7, with nine minutes left in the fourth quarter. The Elis fought hard to come back, with two goals by sophomore Harry Kucharczyk and one by Conrad Oberbeck to make it 10-9 with five minutes left.
Blue Takes on No. 2 Red SaturdayThe No. 15/16 Yale men's lacrosse team (3-1) opens Ivy League play this Saturday on a three-game winning streak after last week’s 12-8 home opening victory over Fairfield. The Bulldogs take on No. 2/2 Cornell (5-0) at 1 p.m. in a game that airs live on Yale All Access on yalebulldogs.com.