2010-11 Yale Women's Field Hockey News

June 10, 2011
Multiple Bulldogs Part of USA Field Hockey’s National Championships
With one Yale field hockey player (rising sophomore midfielder/back Georgia Holland (Stony Brook, N.Y.)) having just wrapped up a stint at USA Field Hockey’s Senior National Championship, two other Bulldogs -- rising sophomore forward Erica Borgo (Randolph, N.J.) plus head coach Pam Stuper -- are getting ready for the Junior National Championship, held June 18-25 in Virginia Beach, Va., at the USA Field Hockey National Training Center.

May 19, 2011
Georgia Holland to Compete at National Championship
Freshman Georgia Holland (Stony Brook, N.Y.) was one of 18 players selected to the New England team roster and will compete at USA Field Hockey’s Senior Women’s National Championship at American University May 20-27. Holland and her teammates will compete for the title of Regional Champions while also vying for spots on the National Team roster.

April 21, 2011
Huge Turnout Again; Mandi Schwartz Drive Adds Nearly 900 to Be The Match Registry
The woman that inspired the drives was gone, but her spirit clearly remained as Yale Athletics hosted its annual Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registry Drive Thursday at Commons. Mandi, the women’s ice hockey center whose battle with cancer helped draw record-setting numbers of people to Yale’s first two drives, had passed away just 18 days before Thursday’s drive. With her tragic story still fresh in everyone’s minds, the Bulldogs banded together and added nearly 900 people to the Be The Match Registry in Mandi’s honor. It was the second biggest drive of its kind, trailing only Yale’s drive from a year ago.

April 19, 2011
Holland, Stuper Representing U.S. in International Competition
A pair of Bulldogs will be part of upcoming international competitions for two different USA Field Hockey teams. Freshman midfielder/back Georgia Holland (Stony Brook, N.Y.) is on the Under-19 Junior Women’s National Team roster for the trip to Santiago, Chile, this week to play the Chilean Junior National Team as well as top local clubs. Additionally, head coach Pam Stuper is going to Holland with the Under-17 team to compete in the DOMO International Easter Tournament.

March 30, 2011
Yale Names Marrow Donor Registry Drive in Honor of Mandi Schwartz
In recognition of the impact her courageous battle with cancer has had on efforts to save lives through marrow donor registry drives, the Yale athletic department has named its annual drive in honor of women’s ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz (Wilcox, Sask.). The Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registry Drive at Yale, which is part of the nationwide “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” campaign for the Be The Match Registry®, will be held on Thursday, Apr. 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. this year. The drive, which takes place at Commons on the corner of College Street and Grove Street in New Haven, is open to the general public. Food will be served.

March 16, 2011
Pam Stuper Serving on FIH Executive Board
Yale field hockey coach Pam Stuper is serving as a member of the executive board for FIH, the international governing body for the sport of field hockey, after being elected last fall. Stuper’s work with the board took her to Switzerland for the first weekend of March.

March 9, 2011
Yale Places 14 on NFHCA National Academic Squad
The Yale field hockey team, which earned the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Team Award for the 2010 season last month, had 14 individuals named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad on Wednesday. The Bulldogs had more selections than any other Ivy League school.

February 22, 2011
Yale Earns National Academic Team Award Again
The Yale field hockey team earned the National Field Hockey Coaches Association National Academic Team Award for the 2010 season, the NFHCA announced Tuesday. The Bulldogs have earned the award in each of their six seasons under head coach Pam Stuper.

December 12, 2010
Lexy Adams Prepares to Make Life-Saving Bone Marrow Donation
Yale’s Lexy Adams will give the ultimate gift this holiday season by donating bone marrow to help save the life of a cancer patient. The 18-year old sophomore, a back on the Yale field hockey team, found out she was an excellent genetic match for the patient last month. She had initially joined the National Marrow Donor Program’s® Be The Match Registry® at a drive organized by the Yale football and women’s ice hockey teams this past spring.

December 7, 2010
10 Bulldogs Earn Fall Academic All-Ivy Honors
Ten Yale student-athletes have earned Fall Academic All-Ivy honors. Football players Patrick Witt and Jesse Reising, Jeff Perrella from the cross country team, soccer player Eric Meyer and lightweight rower William Zeng were honored on the men’s side. The women selected were soccer players Kate Macauley and Miyuki Hino, field hockey player Dinah Landshut, volleyball player Taylor Cramm and rower Stephanie Madner.

December 7, 2010
Barham, Locarno, McConnell and Schuckert Honored with Team Awards
The Yale field hockey team held its post-season banquet Friday night, announcing the team awards. Appropriately for a season where Yale held a season-long “Get a Grip” campaign in her honor, sophomore goalkeeper Ona McConnell (London, England) won the Walton Award for confronting the challenge of playing with myotonic dystrophy. Sophomore forward Mary Beth Barham (Fairfax, Va.) and junior forward/midfielder Chelsey Locarno (Boston, Mass.) shared the Coaches’ Award. Also honored was freshman forward/midfielder Emily Schuckert (Wilmington, Del.), who received the Senior Award.

November 30, 2010
Erin Carter Elected 2011 Yale Field Hockey Captain
Junior back Erin Carter (Perkiomenville, Pa.) has been elected captain of the Yale field hockey team for the 2011 season. Carter, the 41st captain in Yale history, was selected by a team vote at Ray Tompkins House Monday afternoon.

November 18, 2010
Carter, Landshut Earn All-Region Honors
A pair of juniors on the Yale field hockey team, back Erin Carter (Perkiomenville, Pa.) and midfielder Dinah Landshut (Hamburg, Germany), were named All-Mideast Region by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association on Thursday. Landshut made the first team, while Carter made the second team.

November 10, 2010
Holland Named Ivy Co-Rookie of the Year; Four Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Honors
Wednesday’s announcement of the Ivy League’s annual field hockey awards included the selection of Yale freshman midfielder/back Georgia Holland (Stony Brook, N.Y.) as Ivy League Co-Rookie of the Year, making her the fourth player in school history to earn that honor. Holland was also one of four Yale players named All-Ivy League. Junior back Erin Carter (Perkiomenville, Pa.) and junior midfielder Dinah Landshut (Hamburg, Germany) were named first team All-Ivy, while Holland and freshman forward Erica Borgo (Randolph, N.J.) earned second-team status.

November 9, 2010
Erica Borgo Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
Freshman forward Erica Borgo (Randolph, N.J.) who finished off her rookie season by scoring a pair of goals in the finale at Brown to claim the team lead in points (23) and tie for the team lead in goals (eight), was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week Tuesday.

November 6, 2010
Bulldogs Fall to Bears 3-2 in Finale
Brown’s Elara Mosquera broke a 2-2 tie with 5:15 left, and the Bears held on to hand Yale a 3-2 loss in the season finale Saturday afternoon at Warner Roof. Both Yale goals came from freshman forward Erica Borgo.

November 3, 2010
Records in Reach Again as Yale Visits Brown for Finale
Entering 2010, the Yale field hockey team adopted the slogan “raising the bar”. The goal was to keep momentum from the record-setting 2009 campaign going. Now -- with one game left in the season, at Brown on Saturday -- the Bulldogs have a chance to do just that by matching or exceeding the marks they established a year ago.

October 30, 2010
Rosati’s OT Goal Beats Columbia 3-2
Pushed to overtime by Columbia for the second year in a row, the Yale field hockey team once again found a way to respond. Junior forward Mia Rosati slipped one over the goal line 1:22 into the extra session to lift Yale to a 3-2 win. It was the fifth win in a row for the Bulldogs, who can tie the school record for victories in Ivy League play with a win next Saturday at Brown.

October 29, 2010
Yale Hosts Columbia on Senior Day at Johnson Field
The Yale Field Hockey Class of 2011 had a tough act to follow, leading Yale into a 2010 season where the Bulldogs had to replace their all-time leading scorer and single-season assist leader while also trying to follow up on a record-setting 2009 campaign. But entering Saturday’s Senior Day game vs. Columbia at Johnson Field, the senior class -- goalkeeper Katie Bolling (Ann Arbor, Mich.), forward Erica Cullum (Morristown, N.J.), forward Johna Paolino (East Greenwich, R.I.) and back Marissa Waldemore (New Vernon, N.J.) -- has helped put the team in a position to match or exceed some of the most significant records in school history.

October 24, 2010
Barham, Paolino Score in 2-1 Win at Fairfield
Upset-minded Fairfield began celebrating as what appeared to be the game-tying goal headed towards the goal line with just over 11 minutes left Sunday afternoon at University Field. The Stags had hung tough against the Bulldogs all game long, and Marit Westenberg’s shot on the only Fairfield penalty corner of the game was behind the Yale goalkeeper and on its way in to knot the game 2-2 -- until freshman midfielder/back Georgia Holland made the play of the game. Holland lunged forward and got to the ball in the air just before it crossed, winding up in the cage herself but keeping the ball out. The game-saving effort proved vital in Yale’s 2-1 win.

October 23, 2010
Finally Back in Connecticut, Yale Hosts Penn and Visits Fairfield
It has been nearly a month since Yale played a game on its home turf, as a stretch of five straight road games has finally come to an end. Still within a game of first place, Yale hosts Penn in a crucial Ivy League contest Saturday at Noon at Johnson Field. The Bulldogs are then right back on the road Sunday, but this time it’s a short trip down I-95 to play at Fairfield Sunday at 1 p.m.

October 23, 2010
Two Goals, Two Assists for Sankovich as Yale Beats Penn 10-0
After five straight games on the road, the Yale field hockey team was anxious to get back to Johnson Field and set the tone early in an Ivy League showdown with Penn Saturday afternoon. The Bulldogs did so in emphatic fashion, scoring six times in the first half. By the end of the day three different players had scored two goals, and nine different players had points, for a 10-0 win over Penn. Junior midfielder/back Taylor Sankovich led the way with two goals and two assists.

October 19, 2010
Carter, Holland Sweep Ivy League Weekly Awards for Yale
Following a sweep of Dartmouth and Holy Cross over the weekend, Yale swept the Ivy League’s weekly awards on Tuesday. Two players who were key parts of the dominant defensive effort that saw the Bulldogs allow only one goal in 140 minutes were honored: junior back Erin Carter (Perkiomenville, Pa.) was named Player of the Week and freshman midfielder/back Georgia Holland (Stony Brook, N.Y.) was named Rookie of the Week.

October 17, 2010
Barham and Carter Score as Yale Shuts Out Holy Cross, 2-0
After a hard-fought league win at Dartmouth on Saturday, the Yale field hockey team showed no let-up Sunday afternoon against a winless Holy Cross team. The Bulldogs outshot the Crusaders 7-1 in the first half, taking a 1-0 lead on a goal by sophomore forward/midfielder Mary Beth Barham. Junior back Erin Carter added another goal in the second half, and senior goalkeeper Katie Bolling combined with sophomore goalkeeper Ona McConnell for the 2-0 shutout.

October 16, 2010
Carter’s Two Goals Power Yale Past Dartmouth, 3-1
Facing a Dartmouth team that was ranked No. 3 in the country in goals per game, the Yale defense knew it would be put to the test on Saturday. So it was fitting that, on a day where the Bulldogs became just the fourth team this season to hold Dartmouth to less than two goals, one of Yale’s top backs provided the necessary offense for the win. Junior Erin Carter’s two penalty corner goals turned an early 1-0 Dartmouth lead into a 2-1 Yale lead, and senior goalkeeper Katie Bolling kept the Big Green at bay with four saves. Senior forward Johna Paolino put the game out of reach with a goal midway through the second half.

October 13, 2010
Road Stretch Continues with Visits to Dartmouth, Holy Cross
The Yale field hockey team continues its trek throughout New England this weekend, wrapping up a string of five straight road games with visits to Dartmouth and Holy Cross.

October 10, 2010
No. 12 BC Spoils Yale Upset Bid, 3-2
A span of 40 seconds wound up being all that separated Yale from an upset win at No. 12 Boston College Sunday. The Bulldogs had a 1-0 lead on a first-half goal by freshman forward Erica Borgo, but the Eagles’ Janna Anctil scored twice in less than a minute early in the second half to reverse that lead. Borgo tied it again with 15 minutes to play, but Anctil finished off her hat trick seven and a half minutes later to lift her team to the 3-2 win.

October 6, 2010
No. 5 UConn Beats Yale
UConn started strong and finished strong Wednesday night at the Sherman Family Sports Complex, scoring four goals in the first 26 minutes and three in the last 10 minutes. In between those two spurts, Yale managed to hang with the No. 5 team in the country. Junior back Erin Carter scored the only goal by either team in a stretch of more than 30 minutes of playing time, but it was not enough for Yale to avoid a 7-1 loss.

October 5, 2010
Bulldogs Face Pair of Nationally Ranked Foes This Week
The Yale field hockey team gets the chance to test itself against two of the top teams in the country this week, as the Bulldogs visit No. 5 UConn Wednesday and No. 12 BC Sunday. It will be a particularly tough task for the Bulldog offense, with both opponents featuring goalies ranked in the top 10 in the country in goals-against average. Yale garnered a vote in the NFHCA poll released Tuesday, the second straight week the Bulldogs have been among the teams receiving votes.

October 5, 2010
Georgia Holland Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week Again
The impact of Yale’s freshman field hockey class continues to draw the notice of the Ivy League. Midfielder/back Georgia Holland (Stony Brook, N.Y.) was named Rookie of the Week Tuesday, the second time this season she has earned the honor and the third time in five weeks that a Yale player has been selected. Holland had a pair of goals, including the game-winner, to lead Yale to a 3-2 win at Cornell Saturday.

October 2, 2010
Holland’s Big Day Lifts Yale Past Cornell 3-2
Coming into the 2010 season, one of the biggest questions the Yale field hockey team faced was whether the Bulldogs could build on their record-setting 2009 campaign despite suffering heavy losses to graduation. It was clear that the freshman class would have to make an impact immediately – and, so far, the Bulldogs are getting just what they need from the Class of 2014. Saturday was the latest example, as freshman midfielder Georgia Holland scored a pair of goals and made a pair of defensive saves to lead Yale to a 3-2 win at Cornell. It was just the second time since 1985 that the Bulldogs have won in Ithaca.

September 28, 2010
Now Earning Votes in National Poll, Yale Heads to Cornell
The Yale field hockey team’s play has finally garnered the Bulldogs some votes in the national poll, released on Tuesday, but Yale has a bigger goal for this week: win at Cornell. The Big Red and Princeton are the last two remaining undefeated teams in Ivy League play, and a victory on Saturday would enable Yale to stay in the thick of the chase for the league title.

September 26, 2010
Four Different Goal Scorers Lead Yale Past Hofstra, 4-2
The Yale field hockey team needed to turn the page quickly after a tough Ivy League loss to Princeton Saturday, but Hofstra was not about to go down without a fight Sunday afternoon at Johnson Field. The Dutchwomen rallied back twice to tie the game, including a penalty stroke goal with less than 30 minutes to play. But Yale got the go-ahead goal shortly after that when, assisted by junior forward Mia Rosati, junior back Erin Carter drilled home the rebound of a penalty corner shot by junior midfielder/back Taylor Sankovich. The Bulldogs then got an insurance goal 10 minutes later from Rosati, who finished the day with four points.

September 25, 2010
No. 4 Princeton Beats Yale
No. 4 Princeton utilized all of its offensive weapons Saturday afternoon at Johnson Field: five different players scored, eight different players had points and Kat Sharkey had a hat trick in the 7-0 win over Yale. The Bulldogs got 10 saves from freshman goalie Emily Cain, who came on to play the second half.

September 23, 2010
No. 4 Princeton, Hofstra Loom on Busy Weekend at Johnson Field
Multitasking will be the order of the day for the Yale field hockey team this weekend, as the Bulldogs play two tough teams while also helping in the battle against cancer, continuing their fundraising for the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation, and welcoming back alums for Alumnae Day. The festivities get underway Saturday at Noon, with No. 4 Princeton in town, and continue Sunday at 2 p.m. against Hofstra.

September 19, 2010
Maine Tops Yale in Overtime, 3-2
Each of the past two Sundays the Yale field hockey team has shown that it can hang tough against some of the top teams in the country -- but the Bulldogs don’t have any wins to show for either game. Jocelyn Mitchell drove along the baseline and scored 5:41 into overtime at Johnson Field Sunday to give Maine a 3-2 win.

September 18, 2010
Rosati’s Goal Wins Another Yale-Harvard Nail Biter, 1-0
The Yale and Harvard field hockey teams battling each other in a one-goal game is becoming a rite of fall in New England just like the leaves changing colors. Saturday’s edition of the rivalry wasn’t decided until the final 3:18, when junior forward Mia Rosati scored to give the Bulldogs a dramatic 1-0 victory. It was the seventh straight time Yale-Harvard was decided by one goal.

September 16, 2010
Yale Visits Harvard, then Hosts Maine
After having a nine-game winning streak snapped with an overtime loss to UMass this past Sunday, the Yale field hockey team probably doesn’t need much extra motivation heading into this weekend’s games. But facing a pair of teams that are receiving votes in the national poll, including archrival Harvard, should add some fuel to Yale’s fire. The Bulldogs visit the Crimson Saturday, then host Maine Sunday.

September 14, 2010
Georgia Holland Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
Freshman midfielder/back Georgia Holland (Stony Brook, N.Y.), who scored the first two goals of her career Saturday in a 6-0 win over Colgate, was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Tuesday. Holland, who had the game-winner Saturday, also assisted on Yale’s first goal Sunday against UMass. In addition to her offensive contributions, she also made several key plays on defense, helping the Bulldogs hold their opponents scoreless for the first 124:51.

September 12, 2010
UMass Snaps Yale Win Streak, 3-2 in OT
The Yale field hockey team was 15 minutes away from knocking off UMass, a perennial NCAA Tournament team, at Johnson Field Sunday afternoon. But the Minutewomen scored on their sixth penalty corner of the second half to get within one, then scored again on their eighth corner of the half to tie the game with just over six minutes to play. Katie Kelly then finished off the UMass comeback by scoring the game-winner with 2:53 left in overtime, denying the Bulldogs a chance at their 10th win in a row.

September 11, 2010
Holland, Sankovich Double Up on Goals in 6-0 Win Over Colgate
The names may have changed, but so far the results for the Yale field hockey team in 2010 have been very similar to the record-setting trends of 2009: lots of goals and wins. Freshman midfielder/back Georgia Holland scored the first two goals of her career, and junior midfielder/back Taylor Sankovich also added a pair, as the Bulldogs topped Colgate 6-0 Saturday afternoon at Johnson Field. Yale has now won nine in a row dating back to last season, outscoring its opponents 39-11 in that span.

September 9, 2010
Colgate, UMass at Johnson Field this Weekend
Yale kept the scoreboard operator at Johnson Field busy last weekend, scoring nine goals while going 2-0 against Sacred Heart and Quinnipiac. The Bulldogs look to keep that offensive momentum going this weekend as another pair of non-league opponents -- Colgate and UMass -- visit New Haven. The Bulldogs have now won eight in a row dating back to last season, outscoring their opponents 33-11 in that span.

September 7, 2010
Erica Borgo Named Ivy League Rookie of the Week
Freshman forward Erica Borgo (Randolph, N.J.), who led Yale’s nine-goal offensive outburst over the weekend, was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Tuesday for her efforts. Borgo scored three goals and added two assists in the Bulldogs’ wins over Sacred Heart and Quinnipiac.

September 5, 2010
Bulldogs Battle Past Quinnipiac, 4-3
The shot chart favored Yale 27-9, but the final score Sunday afternoon at Johnson Field -- 4-3 -- was more indicative of the hard-fought nature of the Bulldogs’ win over Quinnipiac. With the Bobcats’ two goalies combining for 12 saves, and three Yale goals in the second half that were each followed almost immediately by Quinnipiac goals, the Bulldogs had to battle for everything they got as they improved to 2-0 on the season.

September 3, 2010
McConnell Finishes Off 5-0 Shutout of SHU to Start “Get a Grip” Campaign Off Right
On a night where the Yale attack racked up five goals and out shot Sacred Heart 25-4, the biggest story wound up being the Bulldogs’ goalkeeper. Yale started its “Get a Grip” campaign against myotonic dystrophy in honor of sophomore goalie Ona McConnell, who has been diagnosed with the disease. Friday night at Johnson Field -- as the campaign got underway with the team wearing special jerseys and collecting donations for the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation -- McConnell made her varsity debut and finished off a 5-0 shutout.

September 3, 2010
Bulldogs Add Championship Experience to Staff with Hiring of Kristina Foster
Kristina Foster, who won a pair of NCAA Championships and a pair of ACC Championships as a player at Maryland, has joined the Yale field hockey staff as an assistant coach. Foster, who has also worked for the USA Field Hockey Futures Program, was a two-time NFHCA National Academic Squad selection for the Terrapins.

September 2, 2010
Season, and “Get a Grip” Campaign, Starts This Weekend vs. SHU and QU
The Yale field hockey team looks to get its season-long “Get a Grip” campaign off to a good start this weekend, hosting Sacred Heart (Friday, 7 p.m.) and Quinnipiac (Sunday, 1 p.m.) at Johnson Field. The Bulldogs are raising money and awareness for the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation, as sophomore goalkeeper Ona McConnell (London, England) has been diagnosed with the disease. In addition to donations, the Bulldogs are accepting pledges for each goal they score this year. The team will wear special jerseys Friday, and “Get a Grip” t-shirts will be on sale. The first 50 fans receive a free personal pizza.

August 30, 2010
Inspired by Teammate, Yale Field Hockey Team Launches “Get a Grip” Campaign vs. Myotonic Dystrophy
Inspired by sophomore goalkeeper Ona McConnell, the Yale field hockey team has announced a season-long campaign to raise awareness and funds for the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation. McConnell was diagnosed with myotonic dystrophy, the most common form of muscular dystrophy, earlier this year. The team’s campaign, known as “Get a Grip”, begins with the season opener vs. Sacred Heart at Yale’s Johnson Field (70 Central Avenue, New Haven) on Friday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m.

August 24, 2010
2010 Season Outlook: Bulldogs Seek another Breakthrough
The bar has been set high for the 2010 Yale field hockey team. The Bulldogs are coming off a 2009 season that saw them set the school record for wins in Ivy League play, earn votes in the national poll, and finish with a 12-5 record. Topping those feats will be a challenge, but with a veteran defense anchored by the team captain in goal, the pieces are in place for the 2010 team to make its own mark on the record book. Four of Yale’s top six scorers return, and the Bulldogs also have five players with All-Ivy League credentials.

August 4, 2010
Bulldogs Welcome Six Incoming Freshmen
Looking to build on last season’s accomplishments, which included the school record for wins in Ivy League play, the Yale field hockey team welcomes six incoming freshmen to the roster. The Yale Field Hockey Class of 2014 includes an all-state selection who captained her team to a New Jersey sectional championship, a USA Field Hockey Olympic Development and Futures Elite selection who helped her team to four division championships in Maryland, an all-state selection who was part of three Long Island championships, an all-state selection who helped her team to three sectional championships in New York, an All-American who helped her team to the first New York State championship in her high school’s history, and an all-state selection who helped her team to three Delaware state championships.

June 30, 2010
Bulldogs Take Part in USA Field Hockey’s National Championships
There was a major Yale presence at USA Field Hockey’s National Championships, held June 20-26 in Virginia Beach, Va., at the USA Field Hockey National Training Center. Three Bulldogs -- rising sophomore midfielder/forward Mary Beth Barham (Fairfax, Va.), rising junior back Erin Carter (Perkiomenville, Pa.) and incoming freshman midfielder/back Georgia Holland (Stony Brook, N.Y.) -- played in the event, and head coach Pam Stuper served as an assistant coach. Holland’s Pennsylvania team beat Barham’s Mid-Atlantic team 2-0 for the junior tournament championship.

June 23, 2010
Yale Announces 2010 Field Hockey Schedule
Head coach Pam Stuper announced the 2010 Yale field hockey schedule Wednesday, with the season opener set for Sept. 3 against Sacred Heart at Johnson Field. In addition to the seven Ivy League games -- starting at Harvard on Sept. 18 -- the Bulldogs have 10 non-league games. Overall there are three teams on the schedule that were ranked in the top 10 in the final 2009 national poll and took part in the NCAA Tournament.