Piper Helps Force FC Academy To Super-20 League ChampionshipRising sophomore Philip Piper played a key role in Force FC Academy of Michigan winning the 2013 Super-20 League Championship last weekend. Piper helped anchor a defense that posted a shutout in a 2-0 victory over Pacesetter SC of Ohio in the title game last Sunday at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla.
Tompkins To Serve As Region I Under 15 ODP Head CoachFor much of his tenure as Yale’s men’s soccer coach, Brian Tompkins has been active in the Olympic Development Program. And now his role is expanding. Tompkins has been named the head coach of the Region 1 Under-15 ODP age group.
Bulldogs To Play Pair Of Spring GamesThe Yale men’s soccer team will play a pair of games this spring as they prepare for the 2013 season .The Bulldogs host Quinnipiac on Sat., Apr. 13 at Reese Stadium at 4 p.m. and play at Southern Connecticut on Fri., Apr. 19 at 6:30 p.m.
Tompkins To Appear On NSCAA Coaches Conversation Video Chat WednesdayYale men’s soccer coach Brian Tompkins will take part in an NSCAA live video chat entitled Coaches Conversations on Wednesday beginning at 1 p.m . ET. Tompkins will be joined by Indiana coach Todd Yeagley, who guided the Hoosiers to the NCAA College Cup Championship last November.
Alers Named First Team Academic All-AmericaJunior Nick Alers has earned a very prestigious honor for his work both on the field and in the classroom. Alers was named to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America® Division I Men’s Soccer team.
Three Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy RecognitionThree Yale men’s soccer players have earned All-Ivy recognition. Goalkeeper Bobby Thalman earned second team honors for the second straight season, while defender Nick Alers and midfielder Max McKiernan were honorable mention selections.
Watch Four Events Live Saturday on Yale All-AccessYale All-Access has live and on demand video coverage of four Yale athletics events Saturday: football vs. Princeton at noon, men’s soccer vs. Princeton at 3:00 p.m., volleyball vs. Dartmouth at 5:00 p.m. and men’s ice hockey vs. St. Lawrence at 7:00 p.m.
Late Push Falls Short in Yale’s Loss to PrincetonThe Yale University men’s soccer team celebrated the careers of five seniors prior to facing Princeton in the final game of the 2012 season Saturday afternoon, but an early Princeton goal spoiled Yale’s Senior Day celebration.
Princeton Visits On Senior DayThe Yale men’s soccer team closes out the season by hosting Princeton on Saturday at 3 p.m. Yale’s five seniors will be honored prior to kickoff. The Bulldogs (4-7-5, 1-2-3 Ivy) will be looking to extend their unbeaten streak to five games.
Thalman Earns Ivy League HonorGoalkeeper Bobby Thalman, who made 11 saves in Saturday’s 1-1 tie with No. 11 Brown, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week. He shared the honor this week with Cornell’s Stephen Reisert.
Final Road Trip Takes Bulldogs To No. 11 BrownThe final road game of the season could prove to be the most difficult for the Yale men’s soccer team. The Bulldogs travel to Providence to meet No. 11 Brown on Saturday. Kickoff at Stevenson Field is slated for 7 p.m.
Thalman Shines As Yale Ties No. 11 Brown 1-1It may not have been evident in the final score, but the Yale men’s soccer team showed earlier this season it could compete against the nation’s best teams in games against nationally ranked opponents UConn and Cornell. Saturday against No. 11 Brown, the proof was there for all to see. Bobby Thalman made 11 saves as the Bulldogs earned a hard-fought 1-1 draw with the Bears on a chilly night at Stevenson Field.
Alers, McKiernan Named Academic All-DistrictA pair of Yale men’s soccer players have earned recognition for their work in the classroom in addition to their play on the field. Juniors Nick Alers and Max McKiernan have each been named to the Capital One Academic All-District I first team.
Detorie Named Ivy League Rookie Of WeekTyler Detorie, who made a game-saving defensive play to preserve Yale’s 1-1 tie with Columbia on Saturday, has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.
Strong Second Half Helps Yale Earn Tie With ColumbiaTrailing Columbia 1-0 at halftime on Saturday, the Yale men’s soccer team turned up the pressure in the second half. The result was an improved performance that earned the Bulldogs a 1-1 tie with the Lions before a nice day Youth Day crowd at Reese Stadium.
Columbia Visits Reese Stadium SaturdayThe sense of relief could be felt throughout Reese Stadium when Scott Armbrust scored midway through the second half last Saturday against Penn. The Bulldogs had gone five games without a goal and the pressure was starting to mount.
Bulldogs Rally For 2-1 Victory Over PennThe Yale men’s soccer team faced adversity a couple of times in Saturday’s game with Penn. The Bulldogs’ response each time was outstanding. The result was an impressive 2-1 victory over the Quakers in front of a big crowd at Reese Stadium.
Bulldogs Host Penn Saturday On Alumni DayThe Ivy League season is nearing the halfway point, and the Yale men’s soccer team still hasn’t played an Ivy home game. That will change on Saturday when Penn comes to town. Kickoff on Alumni Day at Reese Stadium is slated for 3 p.m.
Late Goal Lifts Lehigh Past YaleYale head coach Brian Tompkins used the final non-conference game of the season Tuesday against Lehigh to shuffle his starting lineup and get a look at some of his younger players. Tompkins was happy with what he saw. Unfortunately, though, it didn’t keep the Bulldogs from being snakebitten around the goal.
No. 16 Cornell Blanks Yale 3-0Yale held Cornell’s high-powered offense in check for the first two-thirds of Saturday’s game. The Big Red, though, got a few opportunities late and made them count, scoring three goals in an 18-minute stretch en route to a 3-0 victory before a big crowd of 1,121 at Berman Field.
No. 16 Big Red Pose Big Threat To Stingy Yale DefenseThe Yale defense has been pretty stingy all season, particularly in the first two Ivy League games. The Bulldogs have yielded just one goal in their first two league games and only nine goals in 11 games overall.
Bulldogs Fall 1-0 At DartmouthThe second half of Saturday’s game with Dartmouth may have been the most frustrating of the season so far for the Yale men’s soccer team. The Bulldogs had the better of the play, outshooting the Big Green 8-4, and had plenty of opportunities to score but couldn’t finish.
Ivy Road Stretch Continues Saturday At DartmouthIf the opening week of play is any indication, the Ivy League men’s soccer race figures to be quite competitive this season. Three of the four games were decided by one goal, including one in overtime, and the fourth ended in a tie.
Ivy League Plays Kicks Off Saturday At HarvardThe Yale men’s soccer team showed it can succeed on the road with recent victories at Quinnipiac and Marist. That trend will need to continue for the Bulldogs to have a strong start to the Ivy League season. Yale plays its first three Ivy games away from the friendly confines of Reese Stadium, starting Saturday at Harvard. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.
No. 2 UConn Edges Yale 2-0The large contingent of Yale soccer fans that came out to Reese Stadium on Tuesday night saw first hand why UConn is ranked second in the nation. They also witnessed a Yale team that more than held its own against the talented Huskies.
Watch Yale vs. No. 2 UConn on Yale All-AccessYale All-Access has live and on demand coverage of every home Yale soccer game, including Tuesday night’s men’s soccer game between Yale and No. 2 UConn at 7:00 p.m. from Reese Stadium.
Bulldogs Host No. 2 UConn Tuesday At Reese StadiumThe Yale men’s soccer team seems to be peaking at just the right time. The Bulldogs, who open Ivy League play later this week against Harvard, are unbeaten in their last four games but face their biggest challenge of the season Tuesday night when No. 2 UConn visits Reese Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.
Michalak’s First Career Goal Lifts Yale Past MaristIt was a day of firsts for the Yale men’s soccer team Sunday at Marist. Sophomores Kevin Michalak and Conner Lachenbruch each scored their first career goals and goalkeeper Blake Brown earned his first career victory as the Bulldogs edged the Red Foxes 2-1.
Bulldogs Host Fordham Friday, Travel To Marist SundayAt the start of the season, it was generally assumed that defense would be the strength of this year’s Yale men’s soccer team. So far that has held true as Yale has yielded only five goals. The good news for the Bulldogs, though, is that the offense is starting to click as well. Yale has three goals in its last two games, victories over Quinnipiac and Sacred Heart.
Thalman Named Candidate For Senior CLASS AwardGoalkeeper Bobby Thalman has played virtually every minute of every game for the Bulldogs since 2010. He’s been just as reliable in the classroom and the community, and on Tuesday he was one of 30 men’s soccer student-athletes from around the nation who excel both on and off the field selected as candidates for the 2012 Senior CLASS Award.
Bulldogs Blank Sacred Heart 2-0The Yale offense is starting to click. The Bulldogs scored a pair of very pretty goals and held a high-powered Sacred Heart offense in check en route to an impressive 2-0 victory over the Pioneers on a gorgeous afternoon at Reese Stadium.