August 9, 2013

Two Former Bulldogs Earn Medals At Maccabiah Games

Paris Wins Gold With USA, While Rose Takes Bronze With Canada

A pair of former Yale men's soccer players won medals at the 2013 Maccabiah Games in Israel in late July. Charlie Paris '12 captured a gold medal with the United States team in the open division (18-and-older), while Rose helped lead Team Canada to a bronze medal, the first medal of any kind for Canada at the Maccabiah Games.

The United States team was comprised of mostly Division I college players entering their senior seasons. Paris, one of a handful of recent graduates, was a key reserve, playing nearly 30 minutes a game.

At Yale, Paris was a second team All-Ivy selection as a senior when he tied for second on the team with three goals. Two of his goals were game-winners, including the game-winner in overtime against Penn, and he was the recipient of the Frank Dunne Award as the most improved player and the Jack Marshall Award, given by the Yale Soccer Association to the member of the team who demonstrated the qualities of team spirit, loyalty to his fellow players and dedication to the game.

Rose scored two goals and added an assist for Canada, which lost to Argentina in group play but beat Chile and Venezuela to reach the quarterfinals and then knocked off Brazil.

Rose played in 64 games in his Yale career. He finished with 11 goals and 11 assists for 33 points. As a senior, he tied for the team lead with five assists, and as a sophomore, earned second team All-Ivy recognition after leading the team with 16 points (6 goals, 4 assists).

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity