2016-17 Yale Men's Lacrosse News

  • 12 Newcomers Join Bulldogs
    August 28, 2017
    Eight is the most common number in describing Yale Lacrosse’s Class of 2021. That’s how many high school All-Americans there are in the group preparing for a career in the Ancient Eight. Eight is also the number of high school captains, multiple-sport athletes and states represented among the newcomers to head coach Andy Shay’s squad, one that will defend an Ivy League regular season and tournament championship next spring. The 12 freshmen include five midfielders, three defensemen, two attackman, a FOGO and a goalie. They have the brawn, averaging six feet and 189 pounds, and they have the brains; there are seven National Honor Society members.
  • Reeves Makes 2018 U.S. Training Team
    July 12, 2017
    US Lacrosse has announced 49 players named to the training team that will prepare to compete in the 2018 Federation of International Lacrosse Men's World Championship. The selections were made following July 10-12 tryouts at US Lacrosse headquarters and Ben Reeves was included.
  • Spring Academic All-Ivy Announced
    June 22, 2017
    The Ivy League has announced its spring Academic All-Ivy honorees, and 10 Bulldogs were recognized. Each were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages. Each Ivy League institution nominated five men and five women from its eligible student-athletes.
  • Reeves Invited to US National Tryout
    June 19, 2017
    Seventy-two players have been invited by US Lacrosse to try out for the 2018 U.S. National Team that will compete at the Federation of International Lacrosse World Championship in Israel a year from now. Only three selected are college underclassmen, and one of them is Yale captain Ben Reeves, a two-time Tewaaraton finalist and first-team All-American.
  • Scott makes Pro Lax Debut
    June 03, 2017
    Eric Scott, Yale’s senior All-American midfielder, played in his first Major League Lacrosse game tonight for the Boston Cannons.
  • Reeves Makes Another Trip to DC
    May 31, 2017
    This is a familiar trip for Ben Reeves, Yale’s junior All-American lacrosse player. A year ago he became the school’s first Tewaaraton Award Finalist, making the trip down from Macedon, N.Y., in early June to be among the five best players in the nation. He is making the same trip again this week, hoping to earn college lacrosse’s top individual prize.
  • 4 Bulldogs Named USILA All-Americans
    May 24, 2017
    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.
  • Reeves Named 2018 Captain
    May 16, 2017
    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.
  • 7 Bulldogs Get NEILA Honors
    May 16, 2017
    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.
  • Reeves, Scott, Warner IL All-Americans
    May 14, 2017
    Three Yale players were selected for the first-ever Inside Lacrosse Media All-America Teams. Ben Reeves was a second-team pick while Eric Scott and Tyler Warner were honorable mention.
  • Yale Comes Up A Goal Shy in NCAAs
    May 14, 2017
    The Yale lacrosse team did almost everything better than No. 3 ranked Syracuse at the Carrier Dome tonight in a prime-time TV, first-round NCAA game. The No. 15 Bulldogs had more shots (42-29) and won more ground balls (33-20) and face-offs (18-4) than the school with the most lacrosse national titles. However, the Elis came up one goal shy in an 11-10 thriller before 3,569 that put an end to a championship-filled 2017 season.
  • Blue Prepares for Orange
    May 13, 2017
    The No. 15 Yale men’s lacrosse team spent the morning preparing to play No. 2 Syracuse inside the famous Carrier Dome on ESPNU Sunday night. The Dome was not available today, but the rain that covered the Northeast did not impact the workout because the two-hour practice was still indoors.
  • Reeves Named Tewaaraton Finalist Again
    May 10, 2017
    Ben Reeves, who in 2016 became Yale’s first finalist for the award known as the most valuable player of college lacrosse, is among the final five for the Tewaaraton Award again this year as the only returnee.
  • Elis Play in NCAA Tourney Game Sunday
    May 09, 2017
    For the fifth time in the last six seasons, the Yale men’s lacrosse team will compete for a national championship. The No. 15 Bulldogs (10-5), winners of the Ivy League’s regular season and tournament, take on No. 2 Syracuse (12-2) Sunday at 7:30 p.m. in the indoor sports mecca of upstate New York, the Carrier Dome. The first-round NCAA Tournament contest airs live on ESPNU with Chris Cotter, Paul Carcaterra and Ric Beardsley calling the action.
  • Yale Takes 3rd Straight Ivy Tourney
    May 07, 2017
    The Bulldogs are Ivy League Tournament Champions for a third straight year and will get a spot in the NCAA Tournament field for a third consecutive season after erasing three deficits to register a 10-9 win over Brown in today’s championship contest played before 2,036 at a packed Reese Stadium.
  • Yale Gets No. 2 Syracuse in NCAAs
    May 07, 2017
    The Yale Men’s Lacrosse team, which earned a school-record third straight NCAA appearance with a win over Brown today in the championship game of the Ivy League Tournament, was rewarded with a game at No. 2 seed Syracuse on Sunday at 7:30 pm. in the first round of the national tournament in the Carrier Dome.
  • Bulldogs and Bears Meet in Final
    May 06, 2017
    It took four overtime periods for the Yale men’s lacrosse team to punch its ticket to the Ivy League Tournament Final for the third consecutive year. Fresh off a 13-12 win over Penn, the Bulldogs are back in action Sunday at Reese Stadium. The contest against Brown for an automatic bid in the NCAA tournament begins at noon and airs live on the ESPNU, with Chris Cotter and Ryan Boyle providing commentary.
  • Sessa Goal in 4th OT Beats Penn
    May 05, 2017
    Yale sophomore Joseph Sessa had two shots tonight in the second semifinal of the 2017 Ivy League Lacrosse Tournament at Reese Stadium. Few people other than Sessa remember anything about the first one, but the second will be on everyone’s mind for a long time.
  • Yale Hosting Ivy Tournament
    May 02, 2017
    Yale, the league men’s lacrosse regular-season champions, is the top seed in the four-team, 2017 Ivy tournament that begins this Friday afternoon at 3:30 and ends with a noon Sunday championship contest at Reese Stadium. All the games air on ESPNU with Chris Cotter and Ryan Boyle calling the action. The Bulldogs (8-5, 5-1) play No. 4 Penn (7-5, 3-3) at 6 p.m., which follows the semifinal featuring No. 2 Princeton (9-5, 4-2) vs. No. 3 Brown (9-5, 4-2). Sunday’s winner advances to the 2017 NCAA Tournament.
  • 5 Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Status
    May 02, 2017
    Five members of Yale’s regular-season league championship team earned 2017 All-Ivy League lacrosse honors today, including junior attackman Ben Reeves, the player of the year, while Andy Shay was named coach of the year.
  • Yale Comes Within a Goal of Perfect Ivy Campaign
    April 29, 2017
    Ryan Graff scored with 2:48 left in the fourth quarter to give Harvard its first lead of the day and the game-winner in the Crimson’s 9-8 upset of No. 11 Yale on the final day of the regular season.
  • Reeves Named Nominee for Tewaaraton
    April 28, 2017
    Ben Reeves, who was one of five finalists for the 2016 Tewaaraton Award as a sophomore, has been named one of 25 nominees for this year’s top honor for a collegiate lacrosse player.
  • Regular Season Ends at Harvard
    April 26, 2017
    The Yale men’s lacrosse team, winners of seven its last eight games, has an opportunity to do something special in Saturday’s regular-season finale at Harvard. The No. 11 Bulldogs (8-4, 5-0 Ivy), who have already clinched the top seed and hosting rights for next weekend’s league tournament, can grab sole possession of first place and notch the school’s first perfect Ivy slate since 1956 with a win at Harvard Stadium. The 2 p.m. contest airs live on the Ivy League Digital Network and ESPN3.
  • Win Streak Ends in 13-12 Loss to UA
    April 22, 2017
    The Yale men’s lacrosse team’s win streak came to an end at seven games when No. 5 Albany erased a pair of four-goal deficits in the second half to snatch a 13-12 win before 3,205 at Casey Stadium.
  • Battle of Ranked Teams in New York
    April 19, 2017
    The No. 12 Yale men’s lacrosse team, which has clinched a share of the 2017 Ivy League Regular Season title and will host the post-season tournament, puts its seven-game win streak on the line this weekend in a big, non-league contest near the New York capital. The Bulldogs (8-3, 5-0 Ivy) and No. 5 Albany (9-2, 4-0 AE), which had its win streak end at nine games last week, square off at John Fallon Field on Saturday at 7 p.m. in a game that airs live on ESPN3.
  • Scott is a Senior CLASS Finalist
    April 17, 2017
    Yale senior Eric Scott showed his leadership on the field last Saturday by scoring four goals and notching five points in a crucial victory over Brown that clinched an Ivy League Championship for the Bulldogs and the top seed in the post-season tournament. Scott has been showing his leadership off the field since he came to Yale, and he has been rewarded for that as well.
  • Reeves is Ivy Player of Week
    April 17, 2017
    An early-season injury slowed the start of his 2017 campaign, but Ben Reeves has turned on the jets over the last month. The All-American attackman registered a career-high 10 points in an 18-12 win over Brown last Saturday at Reese Stadium, which was enough to earn Ivy League Player of the Week honors.
  • Bulldogs Clinch Ivy Title, Tournament Host
    April 15, 2017
    A career-best day for All-American Ben Reeves was a huge factor in the Bulldogs clinching a share of the 2017 Ivy League Regular Season Championship and his school’s first home league tournament appearance.
  • Bulldogs, Bears in Big Game
    April 11, 2017
    Two men’s lacrosse teams that hit an icy patch of non-league play early in the season and have successfully rebounded with hopes of returning to the NCAA Tournament are squaring off Saturday at Reese Stadium. Yale (7-3, 4-0 Ivy), 2016 Ivy Tournament champs and winners of its last six straight, hosts defending regular-season league champion Brown (5-4, 2-1), which has captured four of its last five contests. The noon game airs live on ESPNU with Mike Corey and Paul Carcaterra calling the action.
  • Win Streak To 6, Yale Beats Big Green
    April 08, 2017
    A balanced offense, a dominating face-off and a great 10-man ride enabled Yale to increase its string of success to six games in a 13-6 win over Dartmouth at Reese Stadium that clinched a spot in the league tournament.
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