Yale Honors Seven Seniors and One Team at Senior Student-Athlete ReceptionSeven seniors and one team were honored by the Yale Athletics Department with awards at the annual senior student-athlete reception Saturday afternoon at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium. The men’s fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Paige Decker (New Preston, Conn.) of the women’s ice hockey team, Jane Kozey (Ansonia, Conn.) of the women’s crew team and Beau Palin (Oconomowoc, Wisc.) of the football team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Tucker Kocher (San Francisco, Calif.) of the men’s soccer team and Brenda Seah (Singapore) of the women’s fencing team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Pat Killian (Nashville, Tenn.) of the men’s swimming and diving team and Kallie Parchman (Baltimore, Md.) of the women’s lacrosse team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.
In the Search for Life-Saving Donors, These Bulldogs Speak from ExperienceIt was the summer of 2012, and Chris Gennaro was about to start his new job as a member of the football staff at Yale. First, though, he had to contact Tony Reno, Yale’s Joel E. Smilow ’54 Head Coach of Football, with a special request. Gennaro had just found out from Be The Match® that he was a genetic match for a patient with a life-threatening illness in need of a marrow transplant. Gennaro would have to donate soon, and he wanted to check with his new boss before proceeding.
Yale Soccer To Host Events Feb. 17Yale men’s soccer will host two events on Monday, Feb. 17 for boys in grades 9 through 12. The first is a clinic which runs from 8 to 11 a.m. at the CFC Arena in Hamden. In the afternoon, from 12:30 to 3 p.m., there will be an information session on the Yale campus that includes an admissions presentation and campus tour.
Tompkins Guides Region I ODP Team To Tournament TitleYale men’s soccer coach Brian Tompkins continues to make an impact with the Under-15 Region 1 (East) Olympic Development team. Tompkins, who was named the team’s coach last May, guided Region 1 to the U15 ODP Interregional Tournament title last weekend at the IMG Academy Complex in Bradenton, Fla.
Lachenbruch Elected 2014 CaptainConner Lachenbruch, who started 16 games in the midfield this fall, has been elected captain of the 2014 Yale men’s soccer team. The announcement was made recently following a team vote.
Hackbarth ’12 Signs With Milwaukee Wave Of MISLAndy Hackbarth, a three-time All-Ivy selection for the Yale men’s soccer team, is in his first season as member of the Milwaukee Wave of the Major Indoor Soccer League. Hackbarth signed a two-year contract earlier this month.
Alers Earns Third Academic All-America HonorFor the third straight year, Nick Alers has been honored for his work both on the field and in the classroom. Alers, a first team All-Ivy defender, was named to the Capital One Academic All-America® Division I men’s soccer first team. It is the second straight year he earned first team recognition after being selected to the third team in 2011.
Five Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Recognition; Alers Named To First TeamFive Yale men’s soccer players have earned All-Ivy recognition. Defender Nick Alers, who has anchored Yale’s defense throughout his career, earned first team recognition. Forward Cameron Kirdzik and midfielder Henos Musie were selected to the second team, and midfielder Max McKiernan and defender Phillip Piper earned honorable mention recognition.
Quick Start Leads Brown Past YaleTariq Akeel scored twice in the first 8 minutes, 12 seconds of the game to lead Brown to a 3-1 victory over Yale on a chilly late afternoon at Reese Stadium.
Brown Visits On Senior DayThe Yale men’s soccer team wraps up the home portion of the 2013 schedule by hosting Brown on Saturday. Kickoff at Reese Stadium is slated for 4 p.m.
Musie Named Ivy League Rookie Of WeekHenos Musie, who scored twice in Saturday’s 3-3 tie with Columbia, has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week. It is the second honor of the season for Musie, who earned Co-Player and Rookie of the Week recognition on Oct. 7.
Musie Scores Twice As Yale Ties ColumbiaHenos Musie’s return to the lineup gave the Yale offense quite a spark. Musie, who had missed four games with an injury, scored twice as the Bulldogs played a 3-3 tie with Columbia at the Rocco B. Commisso Soccer Stadium.
Alers, Jacobson Earn Academic HonorTwo members of Yale’s men’s soccer team have been honored for their work both on the field and in the classroom. Defender Nick Alers, who has played every minute of every game this fall, and forward Peter Jacobson, who leads the team with nine points, each were named to the Capital One Academic All-District I first team.
Bulldogs Blank Central Connecticut 2-0The Yale men’s soccer team was dominant in its final non-conference game of the season, and it showed in the result. Scott Armbrust scored late in the first half, and Keith Bond added an insurance goal early in the second half as the Bulldogs cruised to a 2-0 victory over Central Connecticut.
Heartbreak In PhillyThe Yale men’s soccer team has had its share of magical moments so far in Ivy League play this fall. The opportunity was there again on Saturday at Penn, but this time the tables were turned on the Bulldogs.
Yale Hosts UConn TuesdayThe Yale men’s soccer team takes a break from Ivy League play to host UConn on Tuesday. Kickoff at Reese Stadium is slated for 7 p.m.
UConn Edges Yale 1-0There weren’t many scoring chances Tuesday night at Reese Stadium, but UConn capitalized on one to avoid an upset bid from a pesky Yale squad.
Bulldogs Play Scoreless Tie With Defending Ivy Champion CornellIt wasn’t because of lack of opportunities, but the Yale men’s soccer team couldn’t quite duplicate the magic of the last two Saturday’s at Reese Stadium. Still, the Bulldogs did manage to earn an important Ivy League point by playing a scoreless tie with defending champion Cornell.
First-Place Bulldogs Set For Visit From CornellThe Yale men’s soccer team hosts defending Ivy League champion Cornell on Saturday. Kickoff on Youth Day at Reese Stadium is slated for 3:30 p.m. The game is the first of a doubleheader with the Yale women, who host Cornell at 6:30 p.m.
Kirdzik Named Ivy League Rookie Of WeekCameron Kirdzik, who scored the winning goal with 3 minutes, 4 seconds left in the second overtime on Saturday against Dartmouth, has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.
Dartmouth Visits On Alumni DayThe Yale men’s soccer team returns to Reese Stadium to host Dartmouth on Saturday. Kickoff on Alumni Day is slated for 7 p.m., following the Yale-Dartmouth women’s game which gets under way at 4 p.m.
Bulldogs Fall 2-1 At AlbanyThe Yale men’s soccer team was a bit frustrated at halftime of Tuesday night’s game with Albany. The Bulldogs had played a solid first 45 minutes but still went to the locker room all even at one with the Great Danes.
Musie Earns Ivy League HonorsHenos Musie made his first career goal quite memorable. It came off a free kick with 40 seconds left in the second half and lifted Yale to a thrilling 2-1 victory over Harvard on Saturday. Today, Musie picked up his first Ivy League honor. He shared Player of Week honors with Princeton’s Cameron Porter and was named the Rookie of the Week.
Bulldogs Back On Road At AlbanyThe Yale men’s soccer team is back on the road Tuesday, traveling to Albany for a non-league game. Kickoff at Bob Ford Field is slated for 7 p.m.
Ivy League Play Begins With Visit From HarvardThe Yale men’s soccer team opens Ivy League play when Harvard comes to town on Saturday. Kickoff at Reese Stadium is slated for 7 p.m., following the Yale-Harvard women’s game, which is set for a 4 p.m. start.
Bulldogs Back At Home To Host QuinnipiacThe Yale men’s soccer team finally returns to the friendly confines of Reese Stadium this weekend. The Bulldogs host local rival Quinnipiac on Saturday at 7 p.m.
Early Goal Lifts Quinnipiac Past YaleQuinnipiac scored an early goal and then defended well the rest of the way to earn a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Yale on a gorgeous night at Reese Stadium.
Trip Ends In Heartbreak For BulldogsYale’s two-game trip to California ended in heartbreaking fashion. Mackenzie Pridham scored 8 minutes, 51 seconds into overtime to lift Cal Poly to a 3-2 victory over the Bulldogs before a big crowd of 1,336 at Alex Spanos Stadium.
Weekend On The West Coast For BulldogsThe Yale men’s soccer team is heading west. The Bulldogs play at UC Santa Barbara on Friday at 10 p.m. EDT and then have a 4 p.m. EDT kickoff with Cal Poly on Sunday.
Bulldogs Drop Hard-Fought 3-1 Decision At UC Santa BarbaraPlaying in what has been described as “Soccer Heaven,” Yale more than held its own against UC Santa Barbara on Friday in front of a big crowd at Meredith Field at Harder Stadium. The Gauchos, though, scored the first two goals and held on for a 3-1 victory.
Jacobson Named Ivy League Player Of WeekPeter Jacobson had one of the top offensive performances in nearly a decade for the Yale men’s soccer team in last week’s victory over Sacred Heart. Monday, he was rewarded by being named the Ivy League Player of the Week.