2016-17 Yale Women's Crew News

  • Three Bulldogs To Represent U.S. At World Rowing Junior Championships
    July 20, 2017
    Yale women’s crew will be well represented at the 2017 World Rowing Junior Championships. Incoming freshmen Jenna Van De Grift and Aparajita Chauhan will sit in the women’s eight, while assistant coach Laura Simon is serving as the coach for the women’s pair. The championship is set for August 2-6 in Trakai, Lithuania.
  • Lindsay, O’Brien Earn All-America Recognition
    June 14, 2017
    Two members of the Yale women’s crew who helped the varsity eight reach the grand final at the NCAA Championship have been selected to the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association Pocock All-America team. Junior Lily Lindsay was named to the first team, while senior Kate O’Brien earned second team recognition.
  • Warner Elected Captain; Team Awards Announced
    June 12, 2017
    Amy Warner, who sat in the bow seat of the varsity eight that reached the grand final at the NCAA Championship, will serve as captain of the 2017-18 Yale women’s crew. Warner, a South Africa native, has been a member of the first or second varsity eight throughout her career at Yale.
  • Three Bulldogs Earn All-Region Honors
    June 06, 2017
    Three members of the Yale women’s crew have earned CRCA All-Region 1 honors. Junior Lily Lindsay and senior Kate O’Brien were both named to the first team, while junior Marybeth Swords was a second team selection.
  • Nine Bulldogs Named CRCA Scholar Athletes; Yale 7th In Final CRCA National Poll
    June 02, 2017
    Nine members of the Yale women’s crew have been named national scholar athletes by the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association. Sophie Deans, Kate Horvat, Anisa Iqbal, Lydia Keating, Sara Lee, Lily Lindsay, Jessica Michaels, Kate O’Brien and Schuyler Ritchie were all honored for their work on the water and in the classroom. In addition, Yale finished the season ranked seventh in the final CRCA national poll.
  • Highest Team Finish For Bulldogs At NCAA Championships Since 2010
    May 28, 2017
    It was a memorable NCAA Championship for the Yale women’s crew. The Bulldogs placed seventh with 96 points, their best finish since coming in sixth in 2010. It was the 13th top-10 finish in the last 16 years for the Bulldogs, who were the highest finishing Ivy League team.
  • Varsity Eight Advances To NCAA Grand Final
    May 27, 2017
    The Yale varsity eight will row for a national championship on Sunday. The Bulldogs became one of six crews to qualify for the NCAA Championship grand final by finishing third in the first semifinal. In near ideal conditions on Mercer Lake, Yale edged Princeton for the final spot, finishing with a time of 6:18.366, a little over a second faster than the Tigers.
  • Strong Opening Morning For Bulldogs At NCAA Championship
    May 26, 2017
    It was a strong opening morning for the Yale women’s crew at the NCAA Championship. Yale’s varsity eight and varsity four both finished second in their heats to automatically advance to Saturday’s semifinals. The second varsity eight nearly completed the trifecta but came up a little over a second short, finishing a close third. The 2V will have a second chance in the repechage on Friday afternoon.
  • Second Varsity Earns Semifinal Spot By Winning Repechage At NCAA Championship
    May 26, 2017
    The Yale second varsity eight made the most of its second chance on the first day of the NCAA Championship. After finishing third in their morning heat by a little over a second, the Bulldogs returned to Mercer Lake and won the afternoon repechage to earn a spot in Saturday’s A/B semifinal, joining the first varsity eight and varsity four, who qualified for the top semifinals with top-two finishes in the morning heats.
  • No. 9 Bulldogs Have High Hopes At NCAA Championship
    May 24, 2017
    Earning a berth in the NCAA Championship has become almost an annual rite for the Yale women’s crew. The Bulldogs have done it now in 17 of the last 18 years. During that stretch, Yale has enjoyed quite a bit of success, more often than not finishing in the upper half of the team point standings. Will Porter, The Friends Of YWC Head Coach of the Bulldogs, though, believes there is still another level the program can attain.
  • Four Bulldogs Invited To U23 National Team Selection Camp
    May 19, 2017
    The rowing season won’t end for four Bulldogs following the NCAA Championship next week. Julia Sesler, Daisy Mazzio-Manson, Marybeth Swords and Alison Nordell have been accepted to the Women’s Under-23 National Team Selection Camp.
  • Bulldogs Earn At-Large Bid To NCAA Championship
    May 16, 2017
    There wasn’t a lot of drama when the Yale women’s crew gathered at Gilder Boathouse to watch the women’s rowing selection show. The Bulldogs were quite confident that their resume was strong enough to earn one of 11 at-large selections to the NCAA Championship. Still, there was a little bit of relief when Yale flashed on the screen. The Bulldogs will be one of 22 crews competing for the national championship on May 26-28 at Mercer County Park in New Jersey.
  • Two Yale Fours Capture Ivy League Titles
    May 14, 2017
    It was a dominant day for the Yale fours at the Ivy League Championship. Both the varsity four and second varsity four captured Ivy titles. The varsity four edged Brown by nearly 1.5 seconds in the grand final, while the second varsity four had an even bigger margin, finishing nearly three seconds ahead of second-place Princeton.
  • Bulldogs Set For Ivy League Championship (UPDATED WITH FINAL TIME CHANGES]
    May 12, 2017
    It’s been a very successful spring season so far for the Yale women’s crew. Senior Kate O’Brien, though, understands that past results don’t mean much in the postseason. “Six boat racing is completely different from dual racing,” said the Yale captain. “Anything can really happen in those races.” So the Bulldogs will be ready for anything, including potential tricky weather conditions, when they head to Cherry Hill, New Jersey, for the Ivy League Championship on Sunday on the Cooper River. The morning heats are scheduled to begin at 8 a.m., and BECAUSE OF THE FORECAST OF HIGH WINDS, THE AFTERNOON FINALS NOW KICK OFF AT NOON. The Ivy League Digital Network has video of all the action.
  • No. 6 Bulldogs Capture Nat & Anne Case Cup
    April 29, 2017
    The Yale women’s crew closed out the regular season by winning the Nat & Anne Case Cup from Brown. The Bulldogs finished first in two of the three NCAA boats on the Housatonic River, capturing the second varsity eight and the varsity four. The Bears edged Yale in the varsity eight.
  • No. 6 Bulldogs Capture Nat & Anne Case Cup
    April 29, 2017
    The Yale women’s crew closed out the regular season by winning the Nat & Anne Case Cup from Brown. The Bulldogs finished first in two of the three NCAA boats on the Housatonic River, capturing the second varsity eight and the varsity four. The Bears edged Yale in the varsity eight.
  • No. 6 Bulldogs Capture Nat & Anne Case Cup
    April 29, 2017
    The Yale women’s crew closed out the regular season by winning the Nat & Anne Case Cup from Brown. The Bulldogs finished first in two of the three NCAA boats on the Housatonic River, capturing the second varsity eight and the varsity four. The Bears edged Yale in the varsity eight.
  • Regular Season Wraps Up When No. 9 Brown Visits [Updated With Time Change]
    April 27, 2017
    Yale’s final race of the regular season will be another battle of top 10 crews. The Bulldogs, ranked sixth in this week’s CRCA national poll, face No. 9 Brown on Saturday on the Housatonic River. The third varsity eights kick things off at 10 a.m. The crews will be competing for the Nat & Anne Case Cup, and the Ivy League Digital Network has the video.
  • No. 6 Bulldogs Sweep Radcliffe, USC; Four Crews Claim HYP Titles
    April 22, 2017
    The Charles River has been quite kind to the Yale women’s crew this year. Back in October, the Bulldogs were the fastest collegiate crew at the annual Head Of The Charles. On Saturday, No. 6 Yale rolled to five victories over No. 16 Radcliffe and No. 13 USC on the famed Boston river, including in the varsity eight which earned the Bulldogs the Nathaniel Case Cup for the sixth straight year.
  • No. 6 Bulldogs Face Radcliffe, USC
    April 21, 2017
    There is an added twist to the annual Yale-Radcliffe race this spring. The two crews will be joined by Southern California on the Charles River on Saturday. The first race is scheduled for 7:20 a.m. The Yale-Radcliffe varsity eights will be competing for the Nathaniel Case Cup, which the Bulldogs have held in each of the last five years.
  • Second Varsity, Varsity Four Knock Off Princeton
    April 15, 2017
    The conditions were ideal, and the racing close between two top -10 crews Saturday on the Housatonic River. Yale, ranked No. 8, edged No. 6 Princeton in four of the five races, but the Tigers retained the Eisenberg Cup by winning in the varsity eight.
  • Top 10 Showdown On Housatonic
    April 13, 2017
    The Ivy League Championship is about a month away and the Yale and Princeton women’s crews have already established themselves as serious contenders for the league title. The two crews will meet on Saturday at the Gilder Boathouse. The first race is scheduled for 7:15 a.m. and the varsity eight winner takes home the Eisenberg Cup. Video of all the races is available on the Ivy League Digital Network.
  • Sweep Of Columbia Caps Winning Weekend
    April 09, 2017
    The Yale women’s crew completed a perfect weekend by winning four races, all by comfortable margins, over Columbia Sunday morning on the Housatonic River. It was the third straight sweep for the Bulldogs, including Saturday’s wins over Dartmouth and Penn.
  • First Home Races End With Five Wins
    April 08, 2017
    The first day of a busy weekend for the Yale women’s crew went quite well. The Bulldogs rolled to comfortable victories in all five races with Dartmouth and Penn. By finishing ahead of Dartmouth in the varsity eight, Yale kept the Class of 1985 Cup at Gilder Boathouse.
  • Pair Of Ivy Races On Tap This Weekend
    April 06, 2017
    It will be a busy weekend for the Yale women’s crew on the Housatonic River. The Bulldogs host Penn and Dartmouth on Saturday morning and then have a Sunday morning date with Columbia. Racing begins at 7:15 a.m. on Saturday and 8:30 a.m. on Sunday. The Ivy League Digital Network has the video on both days.
  • Porter Announces Class of 2021
    April 05, 2017
    Will Porter, The Friends Of YWC Head Coach of the Bulldogs, has announced that 12 freshmen will join the program starting in the fall. The Class of 2021 is one of the most international classes in YWC’s recent history.
  • Cayuga Cup Stays With Yale
    April 01, 2017
    It was a dominant morning for the Yale women’s crew on a chilly Cayuga Lake Inlet. The Bulldogs’ varsity eight easily retained the Cayuga Cup with a 30-second victory over Cornell. That was just one of five impressive victories for Yale, which rolled in its first Ivy League race of the spring.
  • Bulldogs Move Up To No. 5; Next Up Cornell
    March 30, 2017
    Yale opened the spring season last weekend on the national stage. The Bulldogs faced Ohio State and Michigan in a match up of three top-10 programs. Next up for Yale is its first Ivy League race of the spring. That comes Saturday at Cornell on the Cayuga Lake Inlet. The third varsity eights kick things off at 9 a.m., while the varsity eights race for the Cayuga Cup at 9:20 a.m.
  • Second Varsity Eight Shines In Spring Opener
    March 25, 2017
    Yale’s second varsity eight is off to a strong start to the spring season. The Bulldogs notched victories over Ohio State in the morning and Michigan in the afternoon on Belleville Lake in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
  • No. 9 Bulldogs Kick Off Spring Season Vs. No. 2 Ohio State, No. 4 Michigan
    March 23, 2017
    Will Porter, The Friends of YWC Head Coach of the Bulldogs, has never been shy about testing his crew against the other top programs in the nation. Even if it’s the first race of the spring season. That is certainly the case this year as the Bulldogs, ranked No. 9 in the CRCA preseason poll, race No. 2 Ohio State and No. 4 Michigan on Saturday on Belleville Lake in Ann Arbor.
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