2011-12 Yale Field Hockey News

June 12, 2012
Borgo, Holland Conclude Competition at USA Field Hockey National Championship
Two members of Yale’s Ivy League champion field hockey team concluded play in USA Field Hockey’s Women’s National Championship last week in College Park, Md. Rising juniors Erica Borgo (Randolph, N.J.) and Georgia Holland (Stony Brook, N.Y.) were part of a group of 18 players selected to the North team roster for the tournament, which included eight teams. The North went 2-3, missing out on a chance to play in Friday’s finals after losing to Pennsylvania 3-2 in overtime last Wednesday.

May 29, 2012
Borgo, Holland to Compete at USA Field Hockey National Championship
Two members of Yale’s Ivy League champion field hockey team have been selected to play in USA Field Hockey’s Women’s National Championship June 1-8 in College Park, Md. Rising juniors Erica Borgo (Randolph, N.J.) and Georgia Holland (Stony Brook, N.Y.) are part of a group of 18 players selected to the North team roster for the tournament, which includes eight teams. They and their North teammates will compete for the title of National Champions while also vying for spots on the U.S. National Team and the U.S. Development Squad.

May 24, 2012
Bulldogs Conquer “Tough Mudder” as Fundraiser for Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation
Three members of Yale’s Ivy League champion field hockey team now officially qualify as “Tough Mudders” on behalf of a good cause. Rising sophomore forward Jessie Accurso (Jamison, Pa./Central Bucks South), rising senior goalkeeper Ona McConnell (London, England/American School) and rising senior forward Maddy Sharp (San Diego, Calif./La Jolla) spent Mother’s Day at the “Tough Mudder” challenge in Pocono Manor, Pa., battling obstacles such as mud, fire, ice water, 10,000 volts of electricity, 12-foot walls and underground tunnels. They used the event to raise funds for the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation, finishing with more than $1,300 in donations for their efforts. McConnell was diagnosed with myotonic dystrophy, the most common form of muscular dystrophy, during her freshman year at Yale.

May 9, 2012
Trio of Bulldogs Take on “Tough Mudder” for Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation
For a cause close to their hearts, three members of Yale’s Ivy League champion field hockey team will spend Mother’s Day battling obstacles such as mud, fire, ice water, 10,000 volts of electricity, 12-foot walls and underground tunnels. It is all part of the “Tough Mudder” challenge in Pocono Manor, Pa., and the three Bulldogs participating -- freshman forward Jessie Accurso (Jamison, Pa./Central Bucks South), junior goalkeeper Ona McConnell (London, England/American School) and junior forward Maddy Sharp (San Diego, Calif./La Jolla) -- are using the challenge to raise funds for the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation. McConnell was diagnosed with that disease, the most common form of muscular dystrophy, during her freshman year at Yale.

April 19, 2012
Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive Adds 500 More Potential Life Savers
A year has gone by since Mandi Schwartz ’10 (1988-2011) passed away after battling cancer for more than two years. Yet her impact remains evident in the annual marrow donor registration drive at Yale that is named in her memory. Thursday, her Yale women’s ice hockey teammates once again worked together with the football and field hockey teams in an effort to save the lives of patients with illnesses similar to Mandi’s. Yale’s drive, part of the nationwide “Get in the Game. Save a Life.” campaign, added more than 500 potential marrow donors to the Be The Match Registry® Thursday.

April 18, 2012
Bulldogs Aim to Keep Saving Lives with Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Drive
In its first three years, the Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale has added nearly 2,500 people to the Be The Match Registry® and located at least six genetic matches for patients with life-threatening illnesses in need of transplants. This Thursday at Commons, Yale hopes to keep adding to those numbers. The football, women’s ice hockey and field hockey teams are once again leading the drive, which is named in memory of women’s ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz ’10 (Wilcox, Sask.) (1988-2011) and her courageous battle with cancer.

April 13, 2012
Ivy Champs Honor Holland, McConnell, Schlesier and Schuckert with Awards
The Ivy League champion Yale field hockey team held its post-season banquet Friday night at Ray Tompkins House, announcing the team awards. Sophomore midfielder/back Georgia Holland (Stony Brook, N.Y.) was recognized with the Player of the Year Award. Junior goalkeeper Ona McConnell (London, England), the inspiration behind Yale’s season-long “Get a Grip” campaign, won the Walton Award again for confronting the challenge of playing with myotonic dystrophy. Another goalkeeper, freshman Heather Schlesier (San Diego, Calif.), received the Senior Award. Sophomore forward Emily Schuckert (Wilmington, Del.) won the Coaches’ Award.

April 3, 2012
Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale Set for Thursday, Apr. 19
In recognition of the impact her courageous battle with cancer has had on efforts to save lives through marrow donor registration drives, the Yale athletic department will once again hold a drive in memory of women’s ice hockey player Mandi Schwartz ’10 (Wilcox, Sask.) (1988-2011). The Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration 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. 19 from 10 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. Donors that could help save lives are located through testing that consists of simple cheek swabs.

March 16, 2012
Ivy Champs Earn National Academic Team Award, Place 10 on Academic Squad
The Ivy League champion Yale field hockey team has also been excelling in the classroom, as recognized recently by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association. As a team, the Bulldogs earned the NFHCA National Academic Team Award for the 2011 season. They also had 10 individuals named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad.

December 22, 2011
Rosati Training with U.S.A. Women’s National Indoor Team
Less than two months after helping the Yale field hockey team to its first Ivy League championship in 31 years, senior forward Mia Rosati (Lower Gwynedd, Pa.) is training again -- this time for her country. Rosati is one of 31 players on USA Field Hockey’s 2011-12 Senior National Indoor Team roster and is preparing for the chance to play for the U.S. in the 2012 Pan American Indoor Championship.

December 16, 2011
Defending Ivy Champions Elect Maddy Sharp 2012 Captain
The 2011 Ivy League champion Yale field hockey team took its first major step towards the 2012 season on Monday Dec. 5, electing junior forward Maddy Sharp (San Diego, Calif.) captain. Sharp, the 42nd captain in Yale history, was selected by a team vote at Ray Tompkins House.

December 13, 2011
Fall Academic All-Ivy Announced
The Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011 All-Ivy Academic honors in fall sports. Ten Yale student athletes were selected.

November 21, 2011
Carter Earns All-America Honors from Synapse Sports
Senior back Erin Carter (Perkiomenville, Pa.), who captained the Yale field hockey team to an Ivy League championship this past season, has been selected second team All-American by Synapse Sports.

November 17, 2011
Carter and Landshut Named All-Region Again
The Ivy League champion Yale field hockey team had a pair of players honored Thursday as the National Field Hockey Coaches Association announced its annual all-region awards. Senior back Erin Carter (Perkiomenville, Pa.) was named first team All-Mideast Region and senior midfielder Dinah Landshut (Hamburg, Germany) was named second team All-Mideast Region.

November 9, 2011
Carter Named Ivy Defensive Player of the Year; Seven Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Honors
The Ivy League champion Yale field hockey team had seven players honored Wednesday as the league announced its annual awards, including senior back Erin Carter (Perkiomenville, Pa.)’s selection as the inaugural Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year. Carter, Yale’s captain, was also a first team All-Ivy selection along with sophomore forward Erica Borgo (Randolph, N.J.), sophomore midfielder Georgia Holland (Stony Brook, N.Y.) and senior midfielder Dinah Landshut (Hamburg, Germany). Carter, Holland and Landshut were unanimous first team selections. Junior midfielder Mary Beth Barham (Fairfax, Va.), sophomore goalkeeper Emily Cain (Laytonsville, Md.) and senior forward Mia Rosati (Lower Gwynedd, Pa.) were named second team All-Ivy.

November 5, 2011
Ivy League Champions! Bulldogs Beat Brown on Senior Day to Complete Run to Title
It was a celebration 31 years in the making. The Yale field hockey team’s run to the Ivy League title culminated Saturday afternoon at Johnson Field on Senior Day, with all six members of the Class of 2012 contributing to the 7-0 win over Brown that earned the Bulldogs a piece of the Ancient Eight crown for the first time since 1980.

November 2, 2011
Senior Day Saturday Includes Chance to Win Ivy League Title
The Yale Field Hockey Class of 2012 has been a part of 40 wins over the past four seasons, more than all but one class in school history. One more victory -- on Saturday vs. Brown at Johnson Field on Senior Day (1 p.m.) -- would guarantee the Bulldogs at least a share of the Ivy League championship. Yale enters the final weekend of the regular season tied for first in the standings with Princeton.

November 1, 2011
Carter Earns Third Ivy Player of the Week Selection
Senior back Erin Carter (Perkiomenville, Pa.), Yale’s captain, was named Ivy League Player of the Week for the third time this season on Tuesday. Carter scored four goals, including one that set a school record, to help the Bulldogs go 2-0 and remain in first place in the Ivy League standings.

October 30, 2011
Multiple Records Fall as Yale Beats Holy Cross 8-0
The snow fell on Johnson Field on Saturday; on Sunday, with that snow cleared away, the records fell. By the time the Yale field hockey team had finished beating Holy Cross 8-0, the Bulldogs had broken the team records for goals and assists in a season. Senior midfielder Dinah Landshut added an individual record, as her three assists made her the Yale career leader in that category. Senior back Erin Carter and sophomore midfielder/back Georgia Holland each scored two goals for the Bulldogs, who have won six straight.

October 28, 2011
Battle for First Place Goes to Yale, 3-1
Ever since a victory by Yale over Dartmouth created a five-way tie atop the Ivy League standings two weeks ago, each weekend has seen teams get weeded out of that logjam. On Friday night in New York, it was time for either Yale or Columbia to either step up or take a tumble from first. The Bulldogs and the Lions entered the game with identical 4-1 records in Ivy League play, part of what was a three-way tie for first with Princeton. In the end only Yale was left standing atop the Ancient Eight, as two goals from senior back Erin Carter and one from sophomore forward Erica Borgo gave the Bulldogs a crucial 3-1 victory that keeps them on pace for at least a share of the Ivy League championship.

October 26, 2011
Weekend Includes First-Place Battle at Columbia Friday
Three teams enter the second-to-last weekend of the regular season tied for first place in the Ivy League. The Yale Bulldogs are one of them, and on Friday they face one of the others: at Columbia (6 p.m.). The winner of that game will maintain control of its own destiny for at least a share of the Ivy League title. The Bulldogs also have a non-league game vs. Holy Cross at Johnson Field Sunday (1 p.m.).

October 23, 2011
Bulldogs Edge Penn 2-1 to Maintain Their Grip on First Place
The Yale field hockey team entered Sunday afternoon’s game vs. Penn at Franklin Field knowing that only a win would be good enough to keep pace atop the Ivy League standings. The Bulldogs began the weekend as part of a five-way tie for first, and two of the teams they were tied with -- Columbia and Princeton -- picked up wins Saturday. In the process two other teams -- Dartmouth and Harvard -- got weeded out of the first-place logjam, and to avoid a similar fate Yale wound up having to make a comeback on unfamiliar turf. The Quakers grabbed a 1-0 lead midway through the first and made that lead stand up for almost 30 minutes, but in the end the Bulldogs got the goals that they needed -- from sophomore forwards Gabby Garcia and Erica Borgo -- to come away with the win.

October 21, 2011
First-Place Yale Plays at Penn Sunday
Entering the final three weekends of the regular season, the Yale field hockey team is right where it wants to be: in first place. The Bulldogs’ 5-1 win over Dartmouth last Saturday forged a five-way tie atop the Ivy League standings. Now, to stay in first, the Blue must beat Penn at Franklin Field Sunday (1 p.m.).

October 18, 2011
Holland Named Ivy League Player of the Week
Sophomore midfielder/back Georgia Holland (Stony Brook, N.Y.) did a little bit of everything this past weekend -- including four goals and a pair of defensive saves -- to help the Yale field hockey team to a pair of wins. On Tuesday she was rewarded for her work by being selected as Ivy League Player of the Week.

October 16, 2011
Four Goals from Carter as Yale Beats Fairfield 6-0
The thrilling win over Ivy League rival Dartmouth that pulled the Yale field hockey team into a tie for first place in the league on Saturday featured a hat trick from a sophomore, 13 saves from another sophomore and a game-winning goal from a freshman. On Sunday afternoon at Johnson Field against Fairfield, it was several members of Yale’s senior class who racked up significant numbers. Led by four goals from senior back Erin Carter and three assists from senior midfielder Dinah Landshut, the Bulldogs avoided any threat of a letdown in a non-league game with a convincing 6-0 win over the Stags.

October 15, 2011
Win Over Dartmouth, 5-1, Lifts Yale into Tie for First
The Yale field hockey team beat Dartmouth 5-1 to forge a tie atop the Ivy League standings Saturday afternoon at Johnson Field. Sophomore midfielder/back Georgia Holland had a hat trick, and sophomore goalie Emily Cain made 13 saves. A full recap will be available later today.

October 12, 2011
Weekend at Johnson Field Includes First-Place Dartmouth, Fairfield
The Yale field hockey team enters the final four weekends of the regular season still in control of its own destiny for at least a share of the Ivy League title. Maintaining that control starts with winning Saturday’s game vs. Dartmouth at Noon at Johnson Field. The Bulldogs, 2-1 in the league, must knock off the Big Green (3-0 in the league) to forge a tie atop the standings heading into the final three league games. Yale also hosts Fairfield in a non-league game Sunday at 2 p.m.

October 11, 2011
Carter Named Ivy League Player of the Week Again
Senior back Erin Carter (Perkiomenville, Pa.), who scored the game-winning goal in Yale’s historic 3-2 upset at No. 14 Northwestern, has been named Ivy League Player of the Week for the second time this season. Carter, Yale’s captain, established a career high in points by scoring that goal, and she leads the team in goals and points this year (8-3-19).

October 9, 2011
Midwest Trip Ends on High Note as Bulldogs Upset No. 14 Northwestern 3-2
The Yale field hockey team has been knocking on the door of the top 20, looking for a win over a nationally ranked opponent, for quite some time. On Sunday, the Bulldogs finally burst through that door, knocking off No. 14 Northwestern 3-2 on the Wildcats’ home turf, Lakeside Field. Senior back Erin Carter, Yale’s captain, had the game-winning goal.

October 8, 2011
Yale Falls to No. 13 Michigan at Northwestern
After 20 minutes of Yale’s game vs. No. 13 Michigan at Northwestern’s Lakeside Field Saturday afternoon, the Bulldogs held a 1-0 lead thanks to a goal from sophomore forward Gabby Garcia. But the final 50 minutes of the game belonged to the Wolverines, as they scored seven unanswered goals to beat the Bulldogs 7-1.

October 7, 2011
Midwest Trips Includes Pair of Ranked Big Ten Foes
Fresh off putting a scare into the No. 4 team in the country, UConn, the Yale field hockey team gets a shot at two more nationally ranked opponents with a trip to the Midwest this weekend. The Bulldogs will play a pair of games at Northwestern’s Lakeside Field, taking on No. 13 Michigan in a neutral-site game on Saturday (Noon Central) and then the No. 14 Wildcats on Sunday (Noon Central).

October 2, 2011
No. 4 UConn Eludes Yale, 1-0
Against just about any other team in the country, the Yale field hockey team’s effort on Sunday afternoon at Johnson Field would have been good enough for a win. But against the No. 4 team in the country, UConn, it was only enough to leave the Bulldogs just short of an upset. UConn forward Marie Elena Bolles’ goal at 40:22 enabled the Huskies to come away with a 1-0 win.

October 1, 2011
Seven Different Goal Scorers Lead Yale Past Cornell, 7-2
The Yale field hockey team found a way to overcome some of the best goaltending in the country on Saturday -- and the Bulldogs did so decisively. Seven different players scored goals as Yale beat Cornell 7-2, scoring almost as many goals in one game as the Big Red had allowed in all seven of its previous games (10). The win was the most lopsided in the series in 30 years (Yale 10, Cornell 1 in 1981).

September 27, 2011
Cornell, No. 4 UConn at Johnson Field This Weekend
The Yale field hockey team returns to the familiar turf of Johnson Field this weekend seeking a return to its winning ways. The Bulldogs won their last two home games by a combined score of 14-2, but then got tripped up by Princeton 3-2 last weekend on the road. That adds a sense of urgency to Saturday’s Ivy League game vs. Cornell (Noon), and on Sunday the Bulldogs get a shot at knocking off a nationally ranked opponent in No. 4 UConn (2:00 p.m.).

September 24, 2011
Effort to Knock off Princeton Comes up Short, 3-2
Facing a Princeton team that had just lost an Ivy League game for the first time in four years a week before, the Yale field hockey team had a chance to make a major move in the Ivy League standings Saturday afternoon at Class of 1952 Stadium. Instead the Tigers got the win they needed to keep their own Ivy title hopes alive, knocking off the Bulldogs 3-2. Princeton and Yale are now part of a four-way tie for third in the league, one game behind the two 2-0 teams (Columbia and Dartmouth).

September 21, 2011
Defending Ivy Champs Await Bulldogs in Princeton
Just a week into the Ivy League portion of the field hockey season, the standings have already been jumbled up in a way that rarely happens. With Princeton falling to Dartmouth in the opener last Saturday -- the Tigers’ first league loss in four years -- it is clear that the Ivy title is very much up for grabs this year. Princeton has won the last six championships outright, and has won or shared 16 of the last 17, but the Tigers enter play this weekend looking up in the standings at the four teams that won their Ancient Eight openers. That includes Yale, which beat Harvard 5-1 last Saturday and will attempt to top another rival with a visit to Princeton this Saturday at Noon.

September 18, 2011
Attack Continues Producing as Bulldogs Top Sacred Heart 9-1
Coming off an emotional win in the Ivy League opener Saturday against Harvard, and with another crucial league game looming next Saturday against Princeton, the Yale field hockey team had to avoid a letdown Sunday afternoon at Johnson Field against Sacred Heart. The Bulldogs did just that, and they did it in a big way. Seven different players scored goals, led by two each from senior forward Mia Rosati and senior back Taylor Sankovich, as Yale bested Sacred Heart 9-1. The game also included the first career goal for sophomore forward Gabby Garcia.

September 17, 2011
Yale Starts Ivy Play with Decisive 5-1 Win Over Harvard
Unfortunately for the Harvard Crimson, the Yale field hockey team came into Saturday’s game on a mission. After three close losses in their first four games, the Bulldogs came out with a vengeance against their ancient rival and rode three first half scores -- two from sophomore forward/midfielder Emily Schuckert -- to an impressive 5-1 win to start their Ivy League season.

September 16, 2011
Alumnae Weekend Includes Visits from Harvard, Sacred Heart
In a rivalry that dates back all the way to the start of intercollegiate sports, 1852, the Yale and Harvard field hockey programs have carved a unique niche in the storied history of battles between the two schools. For the last seven years, they have played games that have been decided by the slimmest of margins -- one goal. That is the backdrop for Saturday’s 1 p.m. showdown at Johnson Field, which also marks the start of Ivy League play for both teams. The Alumnae Weekend festivities continue Sunday with the Bulldogs hosting Sacred Heart at 2 p.m.

September 16, 2011
Matt Porter Joins Yale Staff
Matt Porter, who captained the Riverside Lions back in his native Australia, has joined the Yale field hockey staff as assistant coach. Porter will assist head coach Pam Stuper, associate head coach Tamara Durante and volunteer assistant Abby Ostruzka in working with the 2011 Bulldogs. He is in the process of getting his Masters of Environmental Management degree from Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.

September 13, 2011
Erin Carter Named Ivy League Player of the Week
Senior back Erin Carter (Perkiomenville, Pa.) has been named Ivy League Player of the Week after scoring three goals and adding two assists this past weekend in Yale’s games at Hofstra and No. 16 Albany. Carter, Yale’s captain, leads the team in goals (four), assists (three) and points (11) for the season.

September 11, 2011
No. 16 Albany Edges Yale 4-3 in Overtime
For the second straight Sunday, the Yale field hockey team came out on the short end of an overtime battle. A week after losing to Quinnipiac on a shootout after the second overtime, this Sunday the Bulldogs fell to No. 16 Albany on a goal by forward Christina Patrick 8:33 into the first overtime. Yale’s three losses this season have been by a total of four goals.

September 10, 2011
Five Different Players Score in 5-3 Win at Hofstra
Balanced scoring combined with great goaltending makes a simple formula for victory, and that is exactly what the Yale field hockey team utilized Saturday afternoon at Hofstra for its first victory of the season. Five different players scored goals, and sophomore goaltender Emily Cain made 10 saves, as the Bulldogs topped the Pride 5-3.

September 6, 2011
New York Trip Includes Games at Hofstra, No. 16 Albany
The Yale field hockey team takes a swing through New York State this weekend, seeking its first win of the season after a pair of close losses last weekend. The Bulldogs continue to face some of the top teams in the country, as Saturday’s opponent (Hofstra) is among the teams receiving votes in the national poll, and Sunday’s opponent (Albany) is ranked No. 16.

September 4, 2011
Shootout Ends Double-OT Battle in QU’s Favor, 3-2
After two scoreless overtime periods loaded with offensive chances, the Yale field hockey team lost a 3-2 heartbreaker at Quinnipiac Sunday afternoon when Bobcat forward Kaitlyn Notarianni’s goal in the fifth round of the shootout gave QU the win. The Bulldogs outshot the Bobcats 30-18 for the game, and had 21 penalty corners to QU’s eight, but a career-high 19 saves by Quinnipiac’s Nicole Lewis helped deny Yale. Sophomore goalie Emily Cain made 10 saves for the Bulldogs.

September 3, 2011
Cardinal Comeback Spoils “Get a Grip” Game, 3-1
For more than 40 minutes on Saturday morning at Johnson Field, the Yale field hockey team looked ready to deliver a storybook ending to its “Get a Grip” Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation fundraiser game. Thanks to an early goal by junior forward Maddy Sharp, the Bulldogs held a 1-0 lead on No. 20 Stanford in front of a large home crowd that was on hand to support the team and the cause. But three goals in a span of less than seven minutes by Stanford quickly shifted momentum, and the Cardinal held on for the 3-1 win.

September 2, 2011
Season Starts with “Get a Grip” Game vs. No. 20 Stanford, Visit to QU
The Yale field hockey team has set its sights high in many ways as the 2011 season begins. Over the past two seasons the Bulldogs have won 23 games, tied for the second-best two-year span in school history. They have increased their season goal total every year since 2006, and last year’s total (52) tied for second on the school’s all-time list. And the Bulldogs have been making an impact off the field during that time as well. Each goal scored last year meant more funds raised for the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation as part of the team’s “Get a Grip” campaign goal-a-thon, inspired by junior goalie Ona McConnell (London, England). The team wound up raising more than $50,000 for the cause last year, a figure the Bulldogs aim to top this season. The 2011 campaign begins Saturday with a visit to Johnson Field from No. 20 Stanford (2-1), and the Bulldogs’ opening weekend also includes a trip to Quinnipiac (1-0) on Sunday.

August 28, 2011
2011 Outlook: Veteran Bulldogs Bring Back Plenty of Offense
The Yale field hockey team has been winning games at a near-record pace over the past couple years -- and with the top seven scorers from last year back, that trend figures to continue in 2011. The Bulldogs return 13 letterwinners, including nine players who started seven or more games, as they look to improve on 2010’s 11-6 overall record (5-2 Ivy League, tied for second place).

August 24, 2011
Inspired by Ona McConnell, “Get a Grip” Campaign vs. Myotonic Dystrophy Continues
Inspired by junior goalkeeper Ona McConnell, the Yale field hockey team has announced its second annual campaign to raise awareness and funds for the Myotonic Dystrophy Foundation. McConnell was diagnosed with myotonic dystrophy, the most common form of muscular dystrophy, as a freshman. The team’s campaign, known as “Get a Grip”, raised more than $50,000 last year. This year’s campaign begins with the season opener vs. Stanford at Yale’s Johnson Field (70 Central Avenue, New Haven) on Saturday, Sept. 3 at 11 a.m.

August 23, 2011
Yale Receives Votes in Preseason National Poll
In each of the past two seasons, the Yale field hockey team has utilized a mid-season hot streak to earn a spot among the teams receiving votes in the national poll. In 2011, the Bulldogs are starting the year there. They earned four points in the 2011 Kookaburra/NFHCA Division I Preseason Poll, released Tuesday.

June 16, 2011
Bulldogs Add Four in Class of 2015
The Yale field hockey team welcomes four incoming freshmen to the roster for the 2011 season, including two forwards, one back and one goalkeeper. The group features three players with experience in USA Field Hockey programs and one who was on the Canadian Junior National Field Hockey Team Training Squad.

June 8, 2011
Yale Announces 2011 Field Hockey Schedule
Seven games vs. teams that were ranked or received votes in the final 2010 national poll, and five vs. teams that took part in the 2010 NCAA Tournament, highlight the 2011 Yale field hockey schedule, which was released Wednesday. The 17-game regular season starts Saturday, Sept. 3 against Stanford at Johnson Field. In addition to the seven Ivy League games -- starting with a visit from archrival Harvard on Sept. 17 -- the Bulldogs have 10 non-league games. This is Yale’s seventh season with Pam Stuper as head coach.

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