Gobrecht Guest Speaker, Smith To Be Honored At Farnam Neighborhood House Sports Celebrity BreakfastThe Farnam Neighborhood House’s fourth annual Sports Celebrity Breakfast, sponsored by SCS Systems, Inc. and First Niagara Bank, will have a distinct Yale women’s basketball flavor. Head coach Chris Gobrecht will be the guest speaker, and assistant coach Queen Smith will receive the Polly Sweeten Excellence In Sports Award. The breakfast is Friday, May 13 from 7:15 to 9 a.m. at Amarante’s Sea Cliff at 62 Cove Street in New Haven.
Yale Names Michelle Cashen Captain For 2011-12 SeasonThe Yale University women’s basketball team announced Tuesday that junior forward Michelle Cashen has been named the captain for the upcoming 2011-12 season. Cashen will serve as the 34th captain in the 39-year history of the women’s basketball program at Yale University, as voted upon by her teammates.
Ivy League Releases 2011 Winter Academic All-Ivy RecipientsThe Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011 All-Ivy Academic honors in winter sports. The 80 men and women, including 10 from Yale, were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages.
Yale Embarks On Quest For WNIT GloryThe Yale University women’s basketball team is making its first-ever appearance in the Women’s National Invitational Tournament. It is the Bulldogs’ first appearance in a national postseason tournament in their 38-year history. The winner of the Yale-Boston College game will meet Thursday’s winner of the St. Joseph’s-Virginia Commonwealth game in the WNIT’s second round.
Yale’s Season Ends With Loss To Boston College In WNITSenior guard Jaclyn Thoman scored a game-high 23 points to lead Boston College to an 85-61 win over Yale Thursday night in the first round of the Women's National Invitational Tournament inside John J. Lee Amphitheater, ending Yale's first postseason tournament appearance since 1979.
Yale Awaits WNIT FateThe Yale University women’s basketball team knows that it will be one of 31 teams to earn an automatic berth into the WNIT postseason tournament. All that remains is the wait for the WNIT bracket to be revealed.
Yale To Host Boston College In WNIT Opening RoundThe Yale University Women's Basketball team will host Atlantic Coast Conference power Boston College in the opening round of the WNIT on Thursday. The game will be played in John J. Lee Amphitheater on the Yale University campus. The time of the game will be announced Tuesday afternoon.
Four Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy HonorsAfter leading the Yale University women’s basketball team to its highest overall win total since 2002 and its most successful Ivy League finish since 1989, four players earned places on the 2010-11 All-Ivy Team.
Bulldogs Top Cornell; Earn WNIT BidMady Gobrecht scored a game-high 15 points in her final regular season game at Yale to lead the Bulldogs to a 58-51 victory over Cornell and help the Bulldogs clinch a bid to the postseason WNIT tournament. Megan Vasquez added 12 points for Yale, which finished the regular season at 10-4 in the Ivy League mark and 14-14 overall.
Yale’s Postseason Hopes Dealt Blow By ColumbiaThe Yale University women’s basketball team entered the weekend in almost total control of its own destiny. If they won both of their final two games of the regular season, they were virtually assured of earning their first trip to a national postseason tournament in their 38-year history.
Greenfield, Gobrecht Gave Yale Their AllChris Gobrecht, the Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954, Head Coach of Women’s Basketball at Yale University, has celebrated a host of Senior Night ceremonies throughout her career, but none will be as special as the one she will take part in tonight.
Several Scenarios Could Determine Yale’s Postseason FateThe Yale University women’s basketball team has not played postseason basketball in 32 years, before the NCAA was formed and nearly 20 years before the Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT) came into existence. When the Bulldogs meet Columbia and Cornell this weekend, the possibility of earning a trip to the postseason could become a reality.
Final Weekend Arrives With Postseason Hopes Still AliveThe Yale women’s basketball team closes out the 2010-11 regular-season schedule with a pair of Ivy League home games against Columbia and Cornell. The Bulldogs will celebrate its two seniors, captain Yoyo Greenfield and Mady Gobrecht, this weekend, with Senior Night ceremonies taking place prior to Saturday’s game against Cornell. The Bulldogs also enter the weekend with a chance to make history. Yale remains in the hunt with Princeton and Harvard for the Ivy League championship. Yale has only won one Ivy League title, in 1979, and has never won the Ivy League’s regular-season title.
Vasquez Named Ivy League Co-Player Of The WeekAfter leading the Yale University women’s basketball team to its first season sweep of Harvard in 17 years, sophomore guard Megan Vasquez has earned recognition from the Ivy League for her efforts.
Yale Sweeps Harvard For First Time Since 1994The Yale University women’s basketball team was aiming to win more than eight games against Ivy League competition in a season for the first time in 22 years on Saturday. To do so, the Bulldogs had to pull off their first season sweep of Harvard 17 years. Sophomore guard Megan Vasquez scored 15 of her game-high 23 points to help Yale accomplish both feats thanks to a 78-64 win over Harvard at Lavietes Pavilion.
Balanced Effort Propels Yale To Win At DartmouthWith a balanced offensive effort and a relentless defense, the Bulldogs kept themselves in the hunt for the Ivy League championship. Seven of the eight players who scored Friday night scored at least eight points to lead Yale to a 70-45 Ivy League win over Dartmouth at Leede Arena.
Bulldogs Close Out Road Slate At Dartmouth, HarvardThe Yale women’s basketball team closes out the road slate of its 2010-11 schedule at Dartmouth on Friday and at Harvard on Saturday with an opportunity to reclaim second place in the Ivy League standings. The Bulldogs swept both teams just two weekends ago in New Haven and would need to repeat the sweep to remain in the hunt for the Ivy League title. The Bulldogs have lost nine of the last 13 to the Big Green, but they have taken the last three victories. Yale’s win over Harvard two weeks ago was its first since the final game of the 2007-08 season, but the Bulldogs have not won in Cambridge since a 72-61 win on Feb. 17, 2001.
Vasquez, Gobrecht Power Yale Win At PennSophomore guard Megan Vasquez and senior forward Mady Gobrecht combined to score 41 points in a 66-53 win over Penn in Ivy League action at the Palestra Saturday night.
Bulldogs Struggle in First Half, Fall To PrincetonThe Yale University women’s basketball team had hopes of staking its claim to first place in the Ivy League standings in its game at Princeton on Friday night, but Princeton erased those hopes before the game reached the halftime buzzer.
First Place on the Line When Yale Visits Princeton, Penn This WeekendThe Yale women’s basketball team visits Princeton on Friday and Penn on Saturday with an opportunity to take over first place in the Ivy League standings. The Bulldogs are looking to avenge a 52-37 loss to Princeton in New Haven on Jan. 29. To do so, the Bulldogs will have to snap the Tigers’ 18-game home winning streak. Princeton’s last Ivy League loss at home came against Yale on Feb. 13, 2009. The road trip does not get easier for the Bulldogs when they visit Penn. Penn sits behind Princeton as the best defensive teams in the Ivy League, and both teams rank in the top 15 in the nation in points allowed per game. With a sweep of the weekend, Yale will return to New Haven atop the Ivy League standings.
Graf Named Ivy League Rookie of the WeekAfter leading the Yale University women’s basketball team to its first victory over Harvard since the 2007-08 season, as well as a win over Dartmouth to cap off the annual WBCA Pink Zone weekend, freshman forward Janna Graf has earned recognition from the Ivy League for the fourth time this season for her efforts.
Bulldogs Complete Sweep to Cap WBCA Pink Zone WeekendThe celebration began with Friday night’s win over Harvard and carried over into the annual Pink Zone celebration at Yale University, which began at 10 a.m. Saturday. The Yale women’s basketball team kept the festivities alive with a second straight strong performance, this time against its rival from Dartmouth.
Graf Powers Yale Past First-Place HarvardFreshman forward Janna Graf scored 12 of her game-high 21 points in the second half, dished out seven assists and grabbed six rebounds to lead Yale to an 82-71 win over Harvard in Ivy League action at John J. Lee Amphitheater Friday.
First-Place Harvard, Dartmouth Visit Yale for WBCA Pink Zone WeekendThe Yale women’s basketball team returns home to close out the first round of Ivy League play with an aim to return to its winning ways following a loss at Columbia on Feb. 5. The Bulldogs are 5-1 in their last six games in John J. Lee Amphitheater and hope to improve on that mark when they play host to Harvard, unbeaten in Ivy play, on Friday, and Dartmouth on Saturday. Tip-off for both games is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday’s game against Dartmouth will cap off the daylong WBCA Pink Zone event hosted by Yale Athletics inside Payne Whitney Gymnasium.
Yale To Host WBCA Pink Zone Events SaturdayThe Yale University Athletic Department will host its fourth-annual Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Pink Zone event on Saturday, Feb. 12, at Payne Whitney Gymnasium.
Yale Tripped Up At ColumbiaThe Yale University women’s basketball team turned up the offensive effort in the second half on Friday to power past Cornell. On Saturday, the tables were turned on the Bulldogs.
Greenfield Returns In Yale’s Win At CornellLooking for a source of inspiration following last week’s tough loss to Princeton, the Yale University women’s basketball team found what they were looking for in the return of senior captain Yoyo Greenfield.
Bulldogs Look To Bounce Back With Visits To Cornell, ColumbiaThe Yale women’s basketball team returns to the road following a pair of defensive struggles at home that resulted in a split of the weekend games against Penn (W) and Princeton (L). The road has not been kind to the Bulldogs, who are 2-7 in games played away from New Haven this season. The two wins include the season opener at Holy Cross and the Bulldogs’ most recent road game and first of the Ivy League season at Brown. Yale swept the season series against Cornell in 2009-10, but split with Columbia with the two teams each winning at home.
Yale Falls At Home To PrincetonThe Yale University women’s basketball team did everything it could to contain Princeton’s top scorers Addie Micir and Lauren Edwards in the first half of Saturday’s game. However, the Bulldogs could not sustain that defensive effort for the entire game, and Micir and Edwards took advantage over the game’s final 15 minutes.
Bulldogs To Host Penn, Princeton This WeekendThe Yale women’s basketball team returns home, where it is unbeaten in its last four games, to take on Penn and Princeton in the first full weekend of Ivy League play. The Bulldogs are coming off of their first sweep of Brown since the 2007-08 season. A win over Penn would give Yale its first 3-0 start in Ivy League play since that 2007-08 season, when the Bulldogs followed that sweep with a win at Columbia. The last time Yale started Ivy play at 4-0 came in 1986-87 when it opened with a pair of wins over Brown along with wins at Cornell and Columbia.
Yale Improves To 3-0 In Ivy Play With Win Over PennSophomore guard Megan Vasquez has picked up her play of late, and it could not have come at a better time for the Yale University women’s basketball team. The Bulldogs are off to a fast start in Ivy League play, and a lot of the recent success has come, in large part, because of the play of Vasquez.
Yale Women’s Basketball Announces Class of 2015Chris Gobrecht, the Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954, Head Coach of Women’s Basketball at Yale University, announced today the Bulldogs’ Class of 2015. Sarah Halejian, Arrice Bryant, Hayden Latham and Natasha von Kaeppler will all join the Bulldogs’ roster as freshmen for the 2011-12 season beginning this fall.
Vasquez Named Ivy League Co-Player Of The WeekAfter leading the Yale University women’s basketball team to its first sweep of the home-and-home season series over Brown since the 2007-08 season, sophomore guard Megan Vasquez has earned recognition from the Ivy League for her efforts.
Yale Visits Brown In Search Of SweepThe Yale women’s basketball team concludes its home-and-home series with Brown with today’s visit to Providence to play the second game of the Ivy League portion of its 2010-11 schedule. The Bulldogs staged a second-half rally behind a career-high 26-point effort from freshman Janna Graf to earn a 66-54 win over Brown at Yale on Jan. 14. The Bulldogs are looking for their first win at Brown since the 2008-09 season (Jan. 23, 2009). If they can pull off the win, it will be the first season sweep for either team in the season since Yale pulled off the feat in the 2007-08 season.
Yale Completes Season Sweep Of BrownThe Yale University women’s basketball team has tipped off its Ivy League season with a home-and-home series against Brown in each of the last nine seasons, and for just the second time in this stretch, the Bulldogs are off to a quick Ivy start at the Bears’ expense.
Graf Named Ivy League Player and Rookie of the WeekAfter leading the Yale University women’s basketball team to victory over Brown in the Ivy League opener, freshman forward Janna Graf has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week, her first Player of the Week award and her third Rookie honor in the last four weeks.
Graf’s Career-High Powers Yale To Ivy WinFreshman forward Janna Graf scored 14 of her game-high 26 points in the second half to lead the Bulldogs to a come-from-behind 66-54 win over Brown in the Ivy League opener for both teams Friday night at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.