August 1, 2013

2013 Schedule Includes Five Games vs. NCAA Tournament Teams

Season Starts Sept. 6 vs. Virginia at Johnson Field

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Five games vs. teams that were ranked in the final 2012 national poll, and five vs. teams that took part in the 2012 NCAA Tournament, highlight the 2013 Yale field hockey schedule, which was released today. The 17-game regular season starts Friday, Sept. 6 vs. Virginia at Johnson Field. In addition to the seven Ivy League games -- starting with a visit from archrival Harvard for Alumnae Day on Sept. 21 -- the Bulldogs have 10 non-league games. This is Yale's ninth season with Pam Stuper as head coach.

Yale returns eight players who started 10 or more games and two All-Ivy League selections from last season, when the team went 6-11 overall and 3-4 in the league. The team's 40 wins in the past four seasons are the third best four-year span in school history.

Rising senior midfielder/back Georgia Holland (Stony Brook, N.Y.) is Yale's captain. Rising senior forward/midfielder Erica Borgo (Randolph, N.J.) is Yale's top returning scorer (6-3-15), followed by rising junior forward Jessie Accurso (Jamison, Pa.) (4-1-9).

Borgo (first team) and rising sophomore forward/midfielder Nicole Wells (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) (second team) were both All-Ivy League picks last season.

Here is a breakdown of the schedule for 2013, Yale's 42nd varsity season:

2013 Yale Field Hockey Schedule

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (, Yale Sports Publicity