2009-10 Yale Women's Field Hockey News

May 22, 2010
Yale Honors Six Seniors and One Team with Annual Awards at Senior Student-Athlete Reception
Six seniors and one team were honored by the Yale Athletics Department with awards at the annual senior student-athlete reception Saturday afternoon at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium. The women's fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Travis Henry (Lauderdale Lakes, Fla.) of the football team and Allison Mak (Richmond Hill, Ont.) of the gymnastics team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Chris Labosky (Tallmadge, Ohio) of the men’s cross country and track & field teams and Julia Weiser (Houston, Texas) of the field hockey team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Stephanie Colantonio (Watertown, Mass.) of the field hockey team and Ben Wescoe (La Jolla, Calif.) of the men’s golf team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.

May 20, 2010
McCauley, Weiser Earn First-Team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Honors
A pair of Yale field hockey student-athletes -- senior forward Ashley McCauley (Rye, N.Y.) and senior back Julia Weiser (Houston, Texas) -- were named first-team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 1 women’s at-large selections on Thursday. This is the second straight year McCauley has been named Academic All-District, as she was a second-team pick last year. The two are now eligible for ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America honors, which will be announced next month.

March 26, 2010
Yale Earns National Academic Team Award, Places 13 on National Academic Squad
The Yale field hockey team earned the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Team Award for the 2009 season and also placed 13 individuals on the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad, the NFHCA announced Friday. The Bulldogs have earned the National Academic Team Award in each of their five years under head coach Pam Stuper. This year’s honorees included four seniors who earned the award all four years of their careers: midfielder Katie Cantore (Hershey, Pa.), back Stephanie Colantonio (Watertown, Mass.), forward Ashley McCauley (Rye, N.Y.) and back Julia Weiser (Houston, Texas).

February 10, 2010
Tamara Durante Promoted to Associate Head Coach
Tamara Durante, whose work with the goalkeepers and attack as an assistant coach has been a major factor in the Yale field hockey team’s recent success, has been promoted to Associate Head Coach. Head coach Pam Stuper announced the promotion Wednesday. Durante, who also coordinates Yale’s recruiting efforts, has been with the Bulldogs since 2005. This past season her efforts helped Yale earn votes in the national poll and set the school record for wins in Ivy League play.

January 19, 2010
Adams, Weiser Honored at Year-End Banquet
After captaining the Yale field hockey team to one of the most successful seasons in school history, senior back Julia Weiser (Houston, Texas) was honored with a pair of awards at the annual team banquet Friday night. Weiser won both the Coaches’ Award and the Walton Award for her efforts in helping the Bulldogs to a 12-win season that included a school-record six Ivy League wins. Also honored Friday night was freshman back Lexy Adams (Lancaster, Pa.), who received the Senior Award.

December 10, 2009
Katie Bolling Elected 2010 Yale Field Hockey Captain
Junior goalkeeper Katie Bolling (Ann Arbor, Mich.) has been elected captain of the Yale field hockey team for the 2010 season. Bolling, the 40th captain in Yale history, was selected by a team vote at Ray Tompkins House Wednesday afternoon.

December 8, 2009
Pam Stuper Named NFHCA Mideast Region Coach of the Year
After leading the Yale field hockey team to a 12-5 record that included a school record for Ivy League wins, Pam Stuper (Lancaster, Pa.) has been named the Dita/NFHCA Mideast Region Coach of the Year. The Bulldogs’ accomplishments under Stuper also included six straight wins to end the season and five straight weeks earning votes in the national poll.

December 1, 2009
Ten Bulldogs Earn Fall Academic All-Ivy Honors
Ten Yale student-athletes were honored today, as the Ivy League released its list of those selected for Academic All-Ivy recognition in fall sports. Eligible student-athletes include all starters or key reserves on officially recognized varsity teams that have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher.

November 19, 2009
Cantore, Landshut and McCauley Named All-Region by NFHCA
The honors have continued to roll in for the Yale field hockey team after one of the most successful seasons in school history. On Thursday, three Bulldogs earned All-Mideast Region honors from the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. Senior midfielder Katie Cantore (Hershey, Pa.) and senior forward Ashley McCauley (Rye, N.Y.) were first-team selections. Sophomore midfielder Dinah Landshut (Hamburg, Germany) was a second-team selection.

November 12, 2009
Seven Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy League Honors
On the heels of one of the most successful seasons in school history, seven Yale field hockey players earned All-Ivy League honors Thursday. That included first-team selections for senior midfielder Katie Cantore (Hershey, Pa.) and senior forward Ashley McCauley (Rye, N.Y.). Sophomore midfielder Dinah Landshut (Hamburg, Germany) and senior back Julia Weiser (Houston, Texas) were named second team All-Ivy. Freshman midfielder/forward Mary Beth Barham (Fairfax, Va.), sophomore back Erin Carter (Perkiomenville, Pa.) and sophomore forward Mia Rosati (Lower Gwynedd, Pa.) all earned Honorable Mention All-Ivy.

November 10, 2009
Dinah Landshut Named Ivy League Player of the Week after Historic Win
Sophomore midfielder Dinah Landshut (Hamburg, Germany) has been named Ivy League Player of the Week after helping the Yale field hockey team to a historic 6-2 win over Brown Saturday at Johnson Field. The victory gave the Bulldogs a school-record six Ivy League wins. Landshut also played a key role in helping one of her teammates to an individual record. The second of her two goals came off an assist from senior forward Ashley McCauley (Rye, N.Y.), giving McCauley a tie for the 32-year old school career points record. Three minutes later Landshut assisted on a McCauley goal that gave McCauley sole possession of the record as the first player in Yale field hockey history to score 100 points.

November 7, 2009
Record-Breaking Season Culminates with 6-2 Win over Brown
After a season full of highlights and broken records, the Yale Field Hockey Class of 2010 found a way to squeeze in a few more on Senior Day Saturday against Brown at Johnson Field. The biggest record to fall was the school mark for victories in Ivy League play; the 6-2 win over the Bears was Yale's sixth. Yale also set a school record for points in a season. And on a day where the focus was on the six seniors who have provided the foundation for this year's success, there were also a couple individual records of note. Senior midfielder Katie Cantore added one more assist to her school single-season mark, and senior forward Ashley McCauley established a school record by finishing her career with 100 points.

November 5, 2009
Bulldogs Seek School Record for Ivy Wins on Senior Day
The Yale Field Hockey Class of 2010 has certainly set up the possibility of a very exciting Senior Day. The Bulldogs, who have been receiving votes in the national poll for five straight weeks, bring a five-game winning streak into Saturday's 1 p.m. season finale vs. Brown. A win over the Bears would give Yale a school-record six Ivy League wins. And one member of the senior class -- forward Ashley McCauley (Rye, N.Y.) -- is one point away from the school points record.

November 1, 2009
McCauley’s OT Goal Caps Exhilarating 2-1 Win at Columbia
With Yale's offense frustrated for most of the game, things looked bleak for the Bulldogs when Columbia finally broke the scoreless tie Sunday afternoon in New York by scoring with just 4:26 left in regulation. But after a timeout the Bulldogs regrouped, generated a corner, and got the game-tying goal from sophomore forward Mia Rosati. They then went into overtime for the fifth time in 15 games, and 4:17 into the extra session senior forward Ashley McCauley delivered the game-winner for a 2-1 victory.

October 29, 2009
Records in Sight as Bulldogs Visit Columbia
Yale's game with Columbia Sunday at 1 p.m. could have historic implications. With wins in nine of their last 12 games, the Bulldogs have earned votes in the national poll for four straight weeks and sit just one game out of first place in the Ivy League. Wins in their final two games would give Yale the fifth season of a dozen or more wins in program history. Senior forward Ashley McCauley (Rye, N.Y.) is also closing in on the school points record; she needs just three to tie Emily Montgomery '78.

October 27, 2009
Ashley McCauley Named Ivy League Player of the Week Again
Senior forward Ashley McCauley (Rye, N.Y.) was named Ivy League co-Player of the Week Tuesday, the second week in a row she has been honored. McCauley had a hand in all three goals in Yale's 3-2 overtime win at Penn Sunday that kept the Bulldogs one game behind league-leading Princeton in the Ivy standings. Including this past Thursday's 2-1 win at Quinnipiac, the Bulldogs have now won four in a row and nine of their last 12.

October 25, 2009
Rosati’s Overtime Goal Lifts Bulldogs Past Penn 3-2
In winning eight of 11 games heading into Sunday’s contest at Penn, the Yale field hockey team had only fallen behind by more than one goal twice in that span. But that was the hole the Bulldogs found themselves in less than 13 minutes into the game Sunday, as a pair of goals by midfielder Kelsey Tahan put the Quakers in control early. The Bulldogs chipped away at the lead with one goal late in the first half and one early in the second half, while four saves from senior goalkeeper Charlotte Goins kept Penn off the scoreboard. Yale finally won it in dramatic fashion, 3-2, on sophomore forward Mia Rosati’s goal 3:26 into overtime.

October 22, 2009
Still Earning Votes in National Poll, Bulldogs Hit the Road to Play QU and Penn
The momentum of seven wins in 10 games has helped the Yale field hockey team earn votes in the national poll each of the last three weeks. The Bulldogs have also taken sole possession of second place in the Ivy League and could finish with as many as 12 wins for just the fifth time in school history. They look to keep their run going with a pair of road games this week, Thursday at Quinnipiac (3 p.m.) and Sunday at Penn (1 p.m.). On an individual level, senior midfielder Katie Cantore (Hershey, Pa.) needs one more assist to set the school single-season record in that category.

October 22, 2009
Cantore Sets Yale Assist Record in 2-1 Win at QU
Senior midfielder Katie Cantore set the Yale single-season assist record to highlight Yale’s 2-1 win at Quinnipiac Thursday afternoon. Cantore notched her 15th assist of the season on sophomore back Erin Carter’s penalty-corner goal at 27:02 of the first half, breaking a four-way tie for the record. Cantore later added a goal of her own to cap the day.

October 22, 2009
Charlotte Goins Selected to womensfieldhockey.com Weekly Honor Roll
Senior goalkeeper Charlotte Goins (New Bern, N.C.), who helped Yale to a key Ivy League win and a non-league shutout last weekend, has been selected to the womensfieldhockey.com national weekly honor roll.

October 20, 2009
Ashley McCauley Named Ivy League Player of the Week
After helping Yale sweep a pair of games and take sole possession of second place in the Ivy League this past weekend, senior forward Ashley McCauley (Rye, N.Y.) has been named Ivy League Player of the Week. McCauley had seven points over the weekend, including a pair of goals and an assist in Yale’s 5-2 win over Dartmouth Saturday. That was also the most goals Yale has ever scored against the Big Green.

October 19, 2009
Bulldogs Complete First-Ever “Team Up to Fight Cancer” Initiative
The first-ever “Team Up to Fight Cancer” initiative, a cooperative effort of the Yale field hockey, women’s soccer and volleyball teams, has raised over $2,400 in donations in the spirit of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The three Bulldogs squads collected donations and sold special “Team Up to Fight Cancer” t-shirts at various Yale athletics contests over the weekend of Oct. 2, with the net proceeds being donated to the Yale Cancer Center.

October 18, 2009
Cantore Ties Assist Record, Adams and Kiger Notch First Goals as Yale Tops Fairfield 6-0
The time spent out in the cold, driving rain on Sunday afternoon at Johnson Field proved to be worth it for the Yale field hockey team, as the Bulldogs got a win (6-0 over Fairfield) and a number of significant individual milestones -- the school record-tying 14th assist of the season by senior midfielder Katie Cantore and the first career goals for senior forward Lesley Kiger and freshman back Lexy Adams.

October 17, 2009
Ivy League Play Resumes Saturday vs. Dartmouth
The Yale field hockey team has hung with two top-10 teams in its last two games, earning votes in the national poll in the process. The Bulldogs now look to bring that same level of play to a crucial Ivy League game with Dartmouth Saturday (noon) and a non-league meeting with Fairfield Sunday (2 p.m.). Both games are at Johnson Field.

October 17, 2009
Goins’ 11 Saves Lead Yale to 5-2 Win vs. Dartmouth
Entering Saturday's game vs. Dartmouth at Johnson Field, Yale head coach Pam Stuper knew that her team would have to find a way to shut down one of the top scorers in the Ivy League in Big Green forward Kelly Hood. Stuper figured that senior goalkeeper Charlotte Goins would be her team's best defense against Hood's drag flick and the rest of the Dartmouth attack, and that proved to be the case. Goins made a season-high 11 saves, including 10 in the second half, as Yale pulled out a crucial 5-2 win. That was the most goals Yale has ever scored against Dartmouth.

October 13, 2009
Bulldogs Move Up in National Poll
Yale’s near-upset of then-No. 7 UConn last Sunday helped the Bulldogs gain further momentum in the national poll, as the Bulldogs totaled 12 points -- eight more than they had in last week’s rankings. Only one other Ivy League team, No. 4 Princeton, is ranked higher than Yale. The Bulldogs and the Tigers are the only teams to have scored three goals against UConn this season.

October 11, 2009
Late Goals Lift No. 7 UConn Past Yale, 5-3
Yale gave No. 7 UConn all it could handle Sunday afternoon at Johnson Field, rallying from a 3-1 deficit to tie the game 3-3 late in the second half. But the Husky offense, which had 39 goals in the last nine games, finally proved too much. Forward Melissa Gonzalez’ goal with 12:15 left was the game-winner, and UConn tacked on another with 5:21 left for the 5-3 final.

October 9, 2009
Sunday Showdown at Johnson Field as No. 7 UConn Visits
After earning votes in the national poll earlier this week, the Yale field hockey team gets to measure itself against one of the top teams in the country on Sunday. No. 7 UConn comes to Johnson Field for a 2 p.m. game.

October 6, 2009
Yale Earns Votes in National Poll
After a series of big wins and some close losses to tough opponents, the Yale field hockey team is starting to attract national attention. The Bulldogs, who handed Cornell its first defeat of the season last Saturday and then nearly knocked off then-No. 9 UMass Sunday, are among the teams receiving votes in the latest Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I National Coaches Poll.

October 4, 2009
No. 9 UMass Slips Past Yale, 1-0
Add No. 9 UMass to the list of teams to have escaped with a close win over Yale this season. The Minutewomen got only one goal against the Bulldogs, but with USA Junior National Team member Alesha Widdall in goal it was enough for a 1-0 win Sunday afternoon at Garber Field. Three of Yale’s four losses this season have been by one-goal margins.

October 3, 2009
Carter’s OT Goal Ends Cornell’s Unbeaten Streak, 1-0
On a day where the Yale defense shined, it was only appropriate that a back got the chance to score the game-winning goal. Sophomore Erin Carter’s tally off a penalty corner 1:44 into overtime gave Yale a thrilling 1-0 win and handed Cornell its first loss of the season. To knock off the unbeaten Big Red, the Bulldogs had to overcome a tough goalie -- Melanie Jue made seven saves in the second half -- and a late yellow card that left them playing short-handed into overtime.

October 1, 2009
Challenging Weekend Includes Visit from Cornell, Trip to No. 9 UMass
As the season hits the halfway point, the Yale field hockey team faces perhaps its toughest set of back-to-back games -- Cornell and No. 9 UMass are a combined 14-2 heading into the weekend. The Big Red visits Johnson Field Saturday for a noon game that is part of Yale Athletics’ “Team Up to Fight Cancer” Weekend. The Bulldogs then visit the Minutewomen Sunday for a 3:00 p.m. game.

September 27, 2009
Carter Strikes Again as Yale Tops Hofstra 2-1
Her defensive skills are the primary reason that sophomore back Erin Carter has started 22 straight games for Yale. But when given the chance to take a shot, Carter has the ability to provide some offense as well. On Sunday at Hofstra, she scored on a penalty stroke for the second time in as many games, and that goal proved to be the game winner in the Bulldogs’ 2-1 win.

September 26, 2009
No. 7 Tigers Pull Away from Bulldogs, 5-2
Yale held No. 7 Princeton’s offense at bay for more than 45 minutes Saturday at Class of ’52 Stadium. But when the Tigers struck, they struck decisively. Three goals in a span of 11 minutes turned a 1-0 Yale deficit into a 4-0 deficit. Goals by sophomore back Erin Carter and senior forward Ashley McCauley were not enough for a comeback as the Bulldogs fell, 5-2.

September 24, 2009
Fast Start Faces Test at No. 7 Princeton, Hofstra
The Yale field hockey team is off to its best start in 11 years, and only two one-goal losses in overtime separate the Bulldogs from a 6-0 record. That hot start will be put to the test this weekend with a trip to No. 7 Princeton (Saturday, Noon) and Hofstra (Sunday, 2:00 p.m.).

September 24, 2009
McCauley Earns Honor from womensfieldhockey.com
After leading Yale to a 4-3 win over archrival Harvard with a hat trick Saturday, senior forward Ashley McCauley (Rye, N.Y.) has been selected to womensfieldhockey.com’s national weekly honor roll.

September 23, 2009
Bulldogs Team Up to Fight Cancer
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Yale field hockey, volleyball and women’s soccer teams will combine efforts this October for the first-ever “Team Up to Fight Cancer” initiative. The teams will be selling t-shirts for $10 and collecting donations at home athletic events throughout the weekend of Oct. 2 to benefit the Yale Cancer Center, with the proceeds being designated for breast cancer research.

September 20, 2009
Bulldogs Win 3-1 at Holy Cross; Off to Best Start Since 1998
Following an emotional win over their archrival Harvard Saturday, and with a trip to No. 4 Princeton looming next weekend, the Yale Bulldogs had to focus on just one thing Sunday afternoon: Holy Cross. They avoided any letdown thanks to goals from three different players, including the first career goal for sophomore midfielder/forward Chelsey Locarno, and came away with a 3-1 victory.

September 19, 2009
Seniors Lead Yale Over Harvard, 4-3
The members of the Yale Field Hockey Class of 2010 have already put their names in the school record book with their individual accomplishments. But what they all want most is the type of team accomplishment that they achieved Saturday against archrival Harvard in the Ivy League opener: wins. Led by the seniors -- including three goals by forward Ashley McCauley -- the Bulldogs put together a nearly flawless first half to take a 4-0 lead, then held on for a 4-3 victory.

September 17, 2009
Ivy League Play Starts Saturday vs. Harvard; Bulldogs Also Visit Holy Cross Sunday
There is no such thing as easing into Ivy League play for the Yale field hockey team. The Bulldogs start their Ancient Eight slate with their archrival, Harvard, on Alumnae Day at Johnson Field this Saturday (2:00 p.m.). The last five meetings between these two teams have each been decided by a goal, including two double-overtime games in the last three years. The Bulldogs then head to Holy Cross for a non-league game Sunday (3:00 p.m.).

September 12, 2009
McCauley’s Goal Enough to Beat Colgate, 1-0
Seniors Ashley McCauley and Katie Cantore have racked up some big offensive numbers for Yale throughout their careers. They’re both in the top five on the school’s all-time list in their respective specialties -- goals for McCauley, assists for Cantore. On Saturday against Colgate, it only took one of those from each for Yale to get a win. A combined shutout from junior Katie Bolling and senior Charlotte Goins made McCauley’s first-period goal, assisted by Cantore, enough to beat the Raiders 1-0 in a neutral site game at Maine.

September 11, 2009
Late Comeback Once Again Not Enough; Maine Edges Yale 3-2 in OT
Friday afternoon at Maine, for the second time in as many games, Yale found itself trailing 2-0 in the second half. And once again, the Bulldogs executed a thrilling rally to tie the game. But just like last Saturday’s game against Northwestern, the rally against the Black Bears ended in heartbreak -- Maine scored 3:15 into overtime to pull out the 3-2 win.

September 9, 2009
Yale Heads to Maine for a Pair of Games
Seven different players scored goals for Yale in the season’s first two games this past weekend, and the Bulldogs likely will need that scoring punch as they head North. Maine, which is among the team receiving votes in the national poll, has scored 13 goals in the last two games, including nine in a win over Dartmouth. The Bulldogs play the Black Bears Friday (3:00 p.m.), then stay in Orono for a neutral-site game vs. Colgate Saturday (2:00 p.m.).

September 5, 2009
Thrilling Comeback Ends With Overtime Heartbreak as Northwestern Tops Yale 3-2
Trailing Northwestern 2-0 with less than 20 minutes left Saturday afternoon at Johnson Field, the Yale Field Hockey team faced an early-season gut check. The Bulldogs responded in fine fashion, fighting back to tie the game at two on a goal by junior back Marissa Waldemore with just 1:23 left in the game. But 10 minutes into a wild back-and-forth overtime period the Wildcats finally put Yale away, 3-2, on a goal by Kaylee Pohlmeyer.

September 4, 2009
Forward Progress: Five Score in 7-1 Win Over Sacred Heart
Entering the 2009 season, the Yale Bulldogs knew they had a good chunk of their offensive firepower from 2008 back. The question was whether there were any forwards other than senior Ashley McCauley, the team’s top returning scorer, ready to add to the attack. The answer in Friday’s season opener against Sacred Heart was a resounding yes, as a pair of freshmen forwards -- Mary Beth Barham and Maddy Sharp -- scored their first collegiate goals. Junior forward Johna Paolino got her first as well, and sophomore forward Mia Rosati scored too. Those four goals, combined with a hat trick from McCauley, gave Yale a 7-1 win.

September 3, 2009
Bulldogs Ready to Start 2009 Season
The Yale field hockey team has increased its team goal total for four straight seasons. The Bulldogs return nine starters from last year. They have a pair of goalkeepers with All-Ivy credentials anchoring the defense. Combine all those facts with the presence of a deep and talented group of seniors ready to make a difference in their final season, and it’s easy to see why there are high hopes for 2009. Yale opens the season Friday (3:00 p.m.) against Sacred Heart, then hosts Northwestern Saturday (2:00 p.m.). Live stats will be available at http://livestats.prestosports.com/yale/