Assistant Coach Allison Guth to Leave YaleAllison Guth, an assistant coach and the recruiting coordinator for the Yale University women’s basketball team over the past two seasons, announced today that she has accepted the same position at Northwestern University.
Bulldogs Pay Homage to Cashen at BanquetThe Yale University women’s basketball team honored its lone senior, captain Michelle Cashen, one final time and rewarded several players for their contributions during the past season at the 2011-12 year-end banquet at Mory’s Wednesday night.
Winter Academic All-Ivy AnnouncedThe Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011-12 Academic All-Ivy honors in its winter sport, and 10 Bulldogs were honored.
Three Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Honors; Halejian Named Rookie of the YearFreshman guard Sarah Halejian (Wyckoff, N.J.) was named the Ivy League’s Rookie of the Year. Junior guard Megan Vasquez (Merrick, N.Y.) earned a spot on the All-Ivy League First Team, while senior captain Michelle Cashen (Belle Harbor, N.Y.) earned All-Ivy Honorable Mention recognition.
Season Ends With Stunning Loss to PennAlyssa Baron and Jackie Kates each scored 13 points to lead Penn to a 61-58 win over Yale Saturday night inside John J. Lee Amphitheater. The loss ended Yale's season, eliminating the Bulldogs from contention for the Ivy League’s automatic bid in the WNIT.
Cashen’s Consistency Helped Turn Yale Into ContenderFour years have passed since Cashen first stepped onto the court inside John J. Lee Amphitheater, and her final appearance inside the gym that she has called home since 2008 is tonight when Yale plays host to Penn.
Princeton, Penn Stand in Yale's Path to WNITThe Yale women’s basketball team enters the final weekend of the regular season still in second place, a half-game ahead of Harvard. Any combination of Yale wins and Harvard losses that equals 2 would give Yale the tiebreaker and the Ivy League’s automatic bid in the WNIT.
Halejian Named Ivy Rookie of the WeekAt Columbia and Cornell, Halejian proved to be Yale’s steadiest hand, and for her efforts, the Ivy League named Halejian its Rookie of the Week, her sixth Rookie of the Week award this season, matching a Yale record.
Yale Suffers Setback at ColumbiaThe Yale University women’s basketball team had a chance to take a 1½ game lead in the race for second place in the Ivy League standings, but Columbia, winless in Ivy play entering the weekend, played the spoiler role perfectly, stunning the Bulldogs Friday night.
Latham Named Ivy League Rookie of the WeekFreshman Hayden Latham recorded back-to-back 10-point games in the win over Dartmouth on Friday and the loss to Harvard on Saturday. For her efforts, the Ivy League named Latham the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.
Lost Opportunity for Yale with Loss to HarvardHarvard took advantage of two key Yale dry spells, at the start of the game and midway through the second half, to cruise to a 71-51 win over the Bulldogs at John J. Lee Amphitheater Saturday night.
Yale Employees, Pack the House for HarvardAll Yale University employees are entitled to complimentary admission for two people. Just show your Yale ID as you enter the game. Come and cheer on your Bulldogs as they take on rival Harvard this Saturday on Employee Day.
Vasquez Nets Pair of Weekly AwardsMegan Vasquez played the best two games of her career Friday and Saturday and surpassed 1,000 career points in the process, so it is fitting that the junior guard on the Yale University women’s basketball team is now earning some recognition for her stellar weekend.
Vasquez Lifts Yale Past ColumbiaMegan Vasquez already played one of the best games of her career to start the weekend, so it would have been somewhat understandable if she took a night off. Instead, she topped herself and stepped up when he Yale University women’s basketball team needed her most.
Watch Women’s Basketball, Women’s Hockey Live this Weekend on Yale All-AccessYale All-Access has exclusive live video coverage of four Yale home games this weekend. On Friday night women’s basketball hosts Cornell and women’s ice hockey hosts Colgate at 7 p.m.; on Saturday, the women’s ice hockey team hosts No. 3 Cornell at 4 p.m. and the women’s basketball team hosts Columbia at 7 p.m.
Historic Night for Gobrecht, VasquezChris Gobrecht, the Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954, Head Coach of Women’s Basketball at Yale University pointed to junior guard Megan Vasquez as a major factor in her recent success at Yale, so it makes sense that both reached historic milestones in their careers on the same night.
Bulldogs Welcome Cornell, Columbia for Pink Zones WeekendThe Bulldogs will take on Cornell and Columbia with two milestones within reach this weekend. Yale head coach Chris Gobrecht is just one win away from her 500th career coaching victory, while junior guard Megan Vasquez is 20 points away from reaching 1,000 career points. Saturday’s game against Columbia is the centerpiece of this year’s Pink Zones event, the annual breast cancer awareness fundraising event hosted by Yale Athletics inside Payne Whitney Gymnasium.
Yale Falls at Princetonhe Yale University women’s basketball team had a chance to move into first place in the Ivy League standings, but to do so, the Bulldogs had to take on Princeton, which entered the night an unbeaten 4-0 in Ivy League play.
Vasquez Powers Another Yale RallyYale trailed 27-25 after the first 20 minutes at the Palestra, but junior guard Megan Vasquez scored 17 of her game-high 19 points to lead the Bulldogs to a 72-60 win over Penn at the Palestra Friday night.
Ivy League Honors Yale TrioYale’s sophomore guard Janna Graf was named the Ivy League Player of the Week and freshman guard Sarah Halejian was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week. Junior guard Megan Vasquez earned a place on the Ivy League’s weekly Honor Roll.
Yale Rallies Past HarvardMegan Vasquez scored 13 of her 15 points in the second half to lead Yale to a come-from-behind 68-63 win over Harvard in Cambridge Friday night. Janna Graf scored a game-high 16 points, while Sarah Halejian added 11 points in the victory, Yale's second straight win at Harvard. Yale trailed 29-24 at halftime and rallied to the victory with a strong effort in the second half.
Halejian Named Ivy League Rookie of the WeekThe Yale University women’s basketball team is growing more and more confident in Sarah Halejian, and as the freshman guard’s contributions on the court keep piling up, so does the accolades.
Yale Drops Heartbreaking Loss to BrownAfter securing their first Ivy League win at Brown last week, the Yale University women's basketball team expected a similar outcome in the rematch Friday night. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, the Bears were up to the challenge the second time around.
Yale To Host Brown In Search Of SweepYale (9-6, 1-0 Ivy League) welcomes Brown to John J. Lee Amphitheater Friday to close out the season series. Yale, which is currently one of three unbeaten teams in Ivy League play, is looking to complete the season sweep of Brown for the second straight season and for the third time in five seasons.
Yale Women’s Basketball Announces Class of 2016The Class of 2016 includes guards Whitney Wyckoff and Nyasha Sarju, forward Meredith Boardman, and center Elizabeth “Emmy” Allen, who will all join the Bulldogs’ roster as freshmen for the 2012-13 season beginning this fall.
Yale Opens Ivy Season with Win at BrownThe Yale University women’s basketball team entered Ivy League play with an 0-5 record when trailing at halftime. On Friday in the Ivy League opener at Brown, the Bulldogs needed help from an unexpected source to turn things around in a second-half rally that secured the road victory.