2013-14 Yale Women's Basketball News
September 24, 2014
First Edition of the Bulldog Buzzer Beater
The Yale women’s basketball coaching staff and players have produced the first-ever edition of the Bulldog Buzzer Beater, a monthly newsletter that will discuss all things pertaining to Bulldog basketball and the upcoming 2014-15 season.
June 11, 2014
Register For Yale Women's Basketball Chris Gobrecht Elite Hoop Camp
Registration for the Chris Gobrecht Elite Hoop Camp which runs from Friday through Sunday, June 19-21, remains open for another week, through June 17.
April 25, 2014
Sarah Halejian Named Yale Captain For 2014-15 Season
The Yale University women's basketball team has announced that guard Sarah Halejian has been named the team's captain for the upcoming 2014-15 season. Halejian becomes Yale's 37th captain in the women's basketball program's history, as voted upon by her teammates.
April 21, 2014
Yale Women’s Basketball Announces Class of 2018
Chris Gobrecht, the Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954, Head Coach of Women's Basketball at Yale University, announced the incoming Bulldogs' Class of 2018 today. Guards Clara Mokri, Mary Ann Santucci and Tamara Simpson and forward Jen Berkowitz will join the Yale roster in 2014-15 as freshmen beginning this fall.
March 14, 2014
Bulldogs Duo Earns CollegeSportsMadness Recognition
CollegeSportsMadness.com named its All-Ivy League teams and the Yale women’s basketball team was represented by Sarah Halejian and Janna Graf. Halejian was named to the Ivy League All-Conference Second Team, while Graf earned a spot on the Third Team.
March 13, 2014
Halejian Earns All-Ivy League First Team Honors For Second Straight Season
Sarah Halejian earned All-Ivy League honors for the third time after helping Yale collect 13 wins and finish in the top four of the league for a fifth straight season. Halejian was named to the All-Ivy League First Team for the second time after leading the Bulldogs in the scoring for the second straight season.
March 8, 2014
Bulldogs Close Season With 57-41 Win At Dartmouth
A strong defensive effort and balanced offense helped the Yale women’s basketball team down Dartmouth, 57-41, at Leede Arena on Saturday night. Janna Graf scored a team-high 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds to lead the Bulldogs.
March 7, 2014
Bulldogs Run Out Of Time At Harvard, 69-65
The Yale women’s basketball team took Harvard down to the wire, before running out of time in a 69-65 loss on Saturday night at Lavietes Pavilion. The game featured eight lead changes and 14 ties, while neither team led by more than seven points throughout the night.
March 6, 2014
Bulldogs Close Regular-Season At Harvard, Dartmouth
The Yale women’s basketball team closes out the 2013-14 season with a pair of road contests at Harvard and Dartmouth this weekend. The Bulldogs face the rival Crimson on Friday night before traveling to New Hampshire to face the Big Green on Saturday. Both games will tip off at 7 p.m.
March 1, 2014
Bulldogs Stopped By Quakers
A barrage of three-pointers spoiled Senior Night for the Yale women’s basketball team in a 62-48 loss to Penn on Saturday night at John J. Lee Amphitheater. Both teams shot better than 50 percent from three-point range, but the Quakers did enough defensively to hold back the Bulldogs.
February 28, 2014
Bulldogs Fall To Ivy Leaders Princeton
Sarah Halejian led all scorers with 18 points and became the 19th player in Yale women’s basketball history to surpass 1,000 career points, but the Bulldogs fell to Princeton, 85-63, on Friday night at John J. Lee Amphitheater.
February 27, 2014
Salute To Senior Class Highlights Final Home Weekend
A pair of important contests and Senior Day highlight the final home weekend of the season for the Yale women’s basketball team. Coming off a pair of wins last weekend, the Bulldogs are currently in fourth-place in the Ivy League standings with a chance to make up ground against the leaders, Princeton and Penn, this weekend.
February 24, 2014
Halejian Picks Up Pair Of Weekly Awards
Following a pair of outstanding performances in Yale’s 2-0 week, Sarah Halejian picked up two weekly honors on Monday. She was named the Ivy League Co-Player of the Week for the third time this season and she was also named the "Madness Ivy League Women’s Basketball Player of the Week" by College Sports Madness.
February 22, 2014
Bulldogs Hold Off Columbia To Complete Weekend Sweep
In a game which neither team held a lead larger than six points, Yale managed to fend off Columbia, 73-68, on Saturday night at John J. Lee Amphitheater. The Bulldogs took advantage of 17 offensive rebounds and scored 21 points off of turnovers to key the win and complete a sweep of the weekend’s contests.
February 21, 2014
Bulldogs Grind Out 60-52 Win Over Cornell
Yale shook off a slow start offensively and used a 15-1 run over both halves to take the lead for good en route to a 60-52 win over Cornell on Friday night at John J. Lee Amphitheater.
February 20, 2014
Total Mortgage Spotlight of the Week - Zenab Keita
To say that Zenab Keita has been an inspirational presence on Yale’s campus would be an understatement. One of Keita’s many titles is her role as a center on the women’s basketball team. Keita has enjoyed an extremely successful career for the Bulldogs both on and off the court and is this week’s Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week.
February 19, 2014
Bulldogs Begin Four-Game Homestand This Weekend
The Yale women’s basketball team returns to John J. Lee Amphitheater this weekend for a pair of games and will host its annual Pink Zone and “Battle of the Badges” events on Saturday. Fans wearing pink to the game against Columbia will receive free admission, while all of the day’s proceeds will go to the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven and Yale Cancer Center through the “Closer To Free” fund.
February 17, 2014
Women’s Basketball To Host Pink Zone Event To Raise Awareness For Breast Health This Saturday
The Yale Women’s Basketball team is proud to partner with the Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, the Yale Cancer Center and the “Closer to Free Fund” to host its annual Pink Zone event to raise breast health awareness on Saturday, Feb. 22. Entering its seventh year, the Pink Zone day will be highlighted with pink-themed events at the women’s basketball game against Columbia at 7 p.m. in John J. Lee Ampitheater, as well as the “Battle of the Badges” competition earlier in the day.
February 15, 2014
Bulldogs Tripped Up At Princeton
Looking to stay close to the leaders in the Ivy League standings, Yale needed a win at Princeton on Saturday night, but the Tigers took an early lead and claimed the victory over the Bulldogs.
February 14, 2014
Bulldogs Slip In Second Half, Fall at Penn 62-50
Yale closed within a point to open the second half before Penn pushed its lead to double-figures over a six-minute span en route to defeating the Bulldogs, 62-50, at The Palestra on Friday night.
February 11, 2014
Bulldogs Host Successful Special Olympics Night
In what has become an annual event, the Yale University women's basketball team welcomed Special Olympics Connecticut and the Unified Sports® teams from Hilhouse High School and Wilbur Cross High School to John J. Lee Amphitheater this past Saturday night for Special Olympics Night.
February 8, 2014
Yale Falls To Harvard In Matchup Of Top Ivy Teams
In a matchup between teams that entered the night tied atop the Ivy League standings, Yale and Harvard played a game that went down to the wire before the Crimson escaped with a 58-57 win at John J. Lee Amphitheater on Saturday night.
February 7, 2014
Bulldogs Cruise Past Dartmouth, 86-52
A balanced team effort carried the Yale women’s basketball team past Dartmouth, 86-52, on Friday night at John J. Lee Amphitheater. The Bulldogs shot a blistering 53.6 percent from the field and Sarah Halejian led three scorers in double-figures with 16 points.
February 6, 2014
Bulldogs Return Home To Host Dartmouth, Harvard
The Yale women’s basketball team returns to John J. Lee Amphitheater for a pair of Ivy League contests this weekend. The Bulldogs host Dartmouth on Friday night and welcome Harvard on Saturday night. Both games will tip-off at 7 p.m. Saturday's Yale-Harvard game is also “Special Olympics Night” and will feature a halftime ceremony and abbreviated game.
February 5, 2014
Yale Women's Basketball To Host Special Olympics Night
The Yale University Women's Basketball Team will welcome Special Olympics Connecticut and its Unified Sports® athletes from local high schools to the John J. Lee Amphitheater on Saturday, Feb. 8, for Special Olympics Night. During halftime of the Bulldogs' game against rival Harvard, Special Olympics Connecticut will honor recipients of its President's Award and its Unified Sports® athletes will take part in a basketball game.
January 31, 2014
Bulldogs Tame Lions, 76-51, To Stay Unbeaten In Ivy Play
A fast start carried the Yale women’s basketball team to a 76-51 win over Columbia at Levien Gym on Friday night. The Bulldogs forced a season-high 28 turnovers and took a 25-point lead into halftime to improve to 3-0 in Ivy League play for the first time since 2010-11.
January 29, 2014
Bulldogs Set For Road Contests At Columbia, Cornell
Yale will look to continue its unbeaten start to Ivy League play when it travels to Columbia on Friday night and Cornell on Saturday. Tip off on Friday is set for 7 p.m., and Saturday’s game will tip at 6 p.m.
January 24, 2014
Bulldogs Pull Away From Brown, 73-52
The Yale women’s basketball team shot a blistering 51.7 percent from the field to pull away for a 73-52 win over Brown on Friday night in the John J. Lee Amphitheater. The win helped the Bulldogs remain unbeaten in Ivy League play at 2-0.
January 23, 2014
Bulldogs Host Brown On Friday Night
Yale returns home looking to start 2-0 in the Ivy League when it hosts Brown on Friday night at the John J. Lee Amphitheater. The game is set to tip at 7 p.m. and the action can be followed on the Ivy League Digital Network.
January 20, 2014
Janna Graf Earns Ivy League Player Of The Week Recognition
Janna Graf was recognized for her contributions in Yale’s win at Brown, by being named the Ivy League Co-Player of the Week on Monday. Graf, who led the Bulldogs with 16 points against the Bears, shared the award with Cornell’s Allyson DiMagno.
January 17, 2014
Ivy League Women's Basketball Midseason Teleconference Available
Yale head coach Chris Gobrecht took part in the Ivy League's midseason teleconference Thursday morning featuring all eight women's basketball coaches from the conference.
January 17, 2014
Bulldogs Open Ivy League Play With 70-53 Win At Brown
Yale opened its Ivy League campaign with a 70-53 win at Brown on Friday night in the Pizzitola Sports Center. Emmy Allen posted her first career double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds to lead a balanced Bulldogs attack that saw nine players score in the contest and three reach double-figures.
January 16, 2014
Bulldogs Travel To Brown For Ivy League Opener
The Yale women's basketball team opens the Ivy League slate on Friday night at Brown. The game is set to tip at 7 p.m. In the Pizzitola Sports Center. The game will be carried on the Ivy League Digital Network.
January 7, 2014
Bulldogs Rally Falls Short At New Hampshire
The Yale women's basketball team staged a second half comeback on Tuesday night, but New Hampshire manged to hold on for the win, 58-53. The Bulldogs frustrated the Wildcats' offense in the second half to key the rally and set up a chance to tie in the final seconds.
January 5, 2014
Sarju’s Buzzer-Beater Lifts Bulldogs Past Maine, 86-85
Nyasha Sarju banked in a short jumper at the buzzer to lift Yale past Maine, 86-85, in a back-and-forth contest on Sunday afternoon at the Cross Insurance Center. Yale shot a season-high 48.4 percent from the field and had five players score in double-figures.
January 2, 2014
Yale Returns To Action Sunday At Maine
Yale will flip the calendar on the new year looking to pick up a win when it travels to Maine to face the Black Bears on Sunday at 2 p.m. The Bulldogs are in the midst of a four-game road trip that will wrap up the non-conference slate and lead into the Ivy League opener.
December 29, 2013
Graf Scores 1,000th Career Point In Bulldogs' Game At Kansas
Janna Graf returned to her home state and scored 17 points, including the 1,000th of her career, but Kansas held off a late Yale run to hold on for a 79-63 win Sunday afternoon at Allen Fieldhouse.
December 27, 2013
Bulldogs Return To Action At Kansas
The Yale women's basketball team returns to action following a break for the holidays on Sunday afternoon at the University of Kansas. The game will be carried live on ESPN3 and will tip at 3 p.m. Eastern.
December 24, 2013
Bulldogs Game At Kansas To Be Televised On ESPN3
When the Yale women's basketball team returns to action on Sunday, Dec. 29, at Kansas the game will be broadcast on ESPN3. Fans unable to travel to Lawrence, Kan., will be able to follow the action live online when the contest tips at 3 p.m. Eastern.
December 19, 2013
Bulldogs Roll Past Saint Peter’s 66-35
The Yale women’s basketball team will head into the holiday break with a bunch of positive momentum. The Bulldogs rolled to a 66-35 win over Saint Peter’s at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
December 17, 2013
Bulldogs Return To Action Against Saint Peter's
Yale returns to action on Thursday night when it hosts Saint Peter's at 6 p.m. The game concludes a stretch of four straight home game and will be the last for the Bulldogs before a break for the holidays.
December 16, 2013
Halejian Collects Ivy League Co-Player Of The Week Honor
For the second time this season Sarah Halejian was recognized for her performance by being named Ivy League Co-Player of the Week it was announced by the league office.
December 10, 2013
Bulldogs Push Hoyas To The Brink Before Falling, 66-65
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale women's basketball team took Georgetown down to the wire before falling in the final seconds, 66-65, on Tuesday night at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.
December 9, 2013
GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Bulldogs Host Hoyas Tuesday Night
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale is back in action on Tuesday night against Georgetown. The Bulldogs will be playing their third game in seven days, but then won't play again until Dec. 19 after the completion of exams.
December 7, 2013
Bulldogs Fall To Army, 68-56
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The tandem of Kelsey Minato and Aimee Oertner led the way for Army in a win over the Yale women's basketball squad on Saturday afternoon. The duo combined for 40 points, nine rebounds and four blocked shots in a 68-56 win for Army at John J. Lee Amphitheater.
December 6, 2013
GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Bulldogs Look to Slow Army On Saturday
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale will look to continue its winning ways when it hosts Army on Saturday at John J. Lee Auditorium. The Bulldogs defeated Bryant, 72-61, on Wednesday night in the opening game of a four-game homestand.
December 4, 2013
Strong Second Half Pushes Yale Past Bryant, 72-61
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - On a night when they hit a season-high 11 three-pointers, it was the Yale women's basketball team's defense during the second half that was the difference in a 72-61 win over Bryant on Wednesday night.
December 3, 2013
GAMEDAY CENTRAL: Bulldogs Return Home To Face Bryant
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale returns to the friendly confines of John J. Lee Amphitheater after completing a four-game road swing. The Bulldogs concluded a four-game road swing at Furman on Nov. 27 and will now play four straight home games, beginning with Wednesday night's contest against Bryant.
December 2, 2013
Halejian Named Ivy League Co-Player Of The Week
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The play of guard Sarah Halejian has been consistent throughout the early season for the Yale women's basketball team and her outstanding week was recognized with an Ivy League Co-Player of the Week award it was announced by the league office.
November 27, 2013
Bulldogs Rally Falls Short At Furman
Greenville, S.C. - The Yale women's basketball team twice got within a point after trailing by eight points in the second half, but Furman used a late spurt of four straight points to hold on for a 66-61 win on Wednesday night.
November 26, 2013
Yale To Face Furman On Wednesday
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale wraps up its four-game road trip with a trip to Greenville, S.C., to face Furman. The Bulldogs lost at Miami on Monday night, concluding a stretch of four straight games against teams that played in the postseason in 2012-13.
November 25, 2013
Halejian Scores 22 In Bulldogs Loss At Miami
Coral Gables, Fla. - Strong outings by Yale's Sarah Halejian and Janna Graf were not enough to offset the career-nights by a pair of Miami Hurricanes, as the Bulldogs fell, 91-67, on Monday night.
November 24, 2013
Bulldogs Head South To Face Miami
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale returns to the road for its third-straight contest away from home when it faces Miami on Monday night. The Bulldogs will be looking to pick up their first win over an ACC opponent since defeating then No. 14 Florida State, 91-85, on Dec. 18, 2010.
November 22, 2013
Yale Falters In Second Half, Falls At Fordham
Bronx, N.Y. - The Yale women's basketball team was unable to recover from a slow start and fell at Fordham, 80-52, on Friday night. The Bulldogs got within five points at the end of the first half, but a three-pointer just before the intermission for the Rams regained the momentum as the home squad eventually pulled away for the win.
November 21, 2013
Bulldogs Continue Road Swing With Trip To Fordham On Friday
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale continues its four-game road swing with a trip to Fordham on Friday night. The Bulldogs have won their first two road games of the season and have gone 8-2 in their last 10 road contests dating back to last season.
November 19, 2013
Balanced Attack Carries Bulldogs Past BU
BOSTON - Yale had three players score in double-figures and held off a late rally by Boston University to win 78-68 on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs hit five three-pointers and shot 44 percent from the field to turn back the Terriers.
November 18, 2013
Bulldogs Take To The Road To Face Boston University
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale opens a four-game road swing with a trip to Boston University on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs will look to rebound from the loss to Sacred Heart on Saturday.
November 16, 2013
Yale Falls To Sacred Heart
NEW HAVEN, CONN. - The Yale women's basketball team was slowed by Sacred Heart on Saturday afternoon in a 67-54 defeat at the John J. Lee Amphitheater. The Bulldogs got within three points in the second half, but the Pioneers were able to respond with a run and stifle Yale's hopes for a comeback.
November 15, 2013
Bulldogs Host Sacred Heart In Saturday Matinee
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Yale hosts in-state rival, Sacred Heart University on Saturday. Tip-off is set for 3 p.m. at John J. Lee Amphitheater.
November 12, 2013
Gameday Central: Bulldogs Host UMass Lowell In Home Opener
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Bulldogs return to John J. Lee Amphitheater to host UMass Lowell in their 2013-14 home-opener on Tuesday night. Yale is coming off of a season-opening 64-55 win at Monmouth. Tip for the game is set for 7 p.m.
November 12, 2013
Bulldogs Outrun UMass Lowell In Home-Opener, 90-77
Yale picked up its second win of the season, outscoring UMass Lowell, 90-77, in its home-opener on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs again dominated the glass, holding a 57-48 edge in rebounding, and had five players score in double-figures.
November 12, 2013
Total Mortgage Athlete Spotlight Of The Week – Basketball Player Janna Graf
Jenna Graf, the captain of the 2013-14 Bulldogs, led her team to a 64-55 season opening victory over Monmouth this past weekend. She needs just 107 more points to become the 18th player in Yale’s history to record 1,000 career points. Graf has excelled both on and off the court in her time at Yale, which makes her this week’s Total Mortgage Athlete Spotlight of the Week.
November 9, 2013
Gameday Central: Bulldogs Set To Tip 2013-14 Season At Monmouth
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Bulldogs tip off the 2013-14 season with a trip to face Monmouth at the Multipurpose Athletics Center on Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Yale welcomes back three starters and 11 letterwinners from last season's squad. Junior Sarah Halejian was the team's leading scorer (13.8 ppg) and returns after earning All-Ivy League First Team honors. Senior captain Janna Graf led the team in rebounding (5.4 rpg) and added 12.1 ppg to earn Honorable Mention All-Ivy League. The Bulldogs posted a 13-15 campaign overall and a fourth-place finish in the Ivy League with an 8-6 mark, which included wins in six of the final eight contests.
November 9, 2013
Bulldogs Open Season With 64-55 Win At Monmouth
WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. - The Yale women's basketball team opened the 2013-14 season with a come-from-behind 64-55 win at Monmouth on Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs used a 21-4 run to erase a second half deficit and were led by junior Hayden Latham with 14 points and sophomore Meredith Boardman who added 10 points and nine rebounds.
November 7, 2013
Season Preview: Talented Bulldogs Primed For Successful Season
Chris Gobrecht, the Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach at Yale, enters the 2013-14 campaign with a deep and talented roster that is capable of executing her aggressive and up-tempo system. With a strong early season schedule, the Bulldogs will be well-prepared for the challenging Ivy League slate.
October 24, 2013
Bulldogs Tabbed Fourth in Ivy League Preseason Poll
With an experienced group of 11 letterwinners returning, the Yale women's basketball team was picked fourth in the Ivy League Preseason Poll it was announced on Thursday. After winning six of its final eight games last season, expectations are high for the Bulldogs heading into the 2013-14 season.
October 1, 2013
Practice Begins for Bulldogs
The Yale University women's basketball team opened its 2013-14 season with the start of practice on Monday, Sept. 30. Here is a selection of photos to mark the start of the Bulldogs' quest for the Ivy League championship.
August 10, 2013
Yale Women's Basketball in Ireland Blog
The Yale University women's basketball team completed its nine-day tour of Ireland with a perfect 3-0 record while also experiencing the beauty, magic and wonder of Ireland.
August 10, 2013
Yale Women’s Basketball Preparing to Experience the Magic of Ireland
The Yale University women’s basketball team will get an early start to the 2013-14 season when the squad embarks on a tour of Ireland, departing New Haven on Sunday, Aug. 11. The Bulldogs will spend nine days experiencing the beauty, wonder and magic of Ireland.
August 5, 2013
Visits to Kansas and Miami, 13 Homes Dates Highlight 2013-14 Schedule
The Yale University Women’s Basketball Team announced its schedule for the 2013-14 season on Monday, a 28-game slate that includes 13 home games and a total of 12 games against opponents that competed in postseason play last season.