May 13, 2014

2014 Schedule Includes Three Games vs. NCAA Tournament Teams

Season Starts Sept. 6 vs. Sacred Heart at Johnson Field

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Three games vs. teams that that took part in the 2013 NCAA Tournament -- including national champion UConn -- highlight the 2014 Yale field hockey schedule, which was released Tuesday. The 17-game regular season starts Saturday, Sept. 6 vs. Sacred Heart at Johnson Field. In addition to the seven Ivy League games -- starting with a trip to archrival Harvard on Sept. 20 -- the Bulldogs have 10 non-league games. This is Yale's 10th season with Pam Stuper as Caroline Ruth Thompson '02 Head Coach of Field Hockey.

Yale returns eight players who started nine or more games and two All-Ivy League selections from last season, when the team went 8-9 overall and 4-3 in the league. Yale is 24-11 in Ivy games over the past five years, the second-best record in the league in that span.

Rising junior midfielder Nicole Wells (Bryn Mawr, Pa.) is Yale's captain. She is also the Bulldogs' top returning scorer (3-3-9), followed by rising sophomore forward Rhoni Gericke (Cape Town, South Africa) (3-2-8). Wells and rising senior goalkeeper Heather Schlesier (San Diego, Calif.) were both All-Ivy League picks last season, earning second team honors.

Here is a breakdown of the schedule for 2014, Yale's 43rd varsity season:

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (, Yale Sports Publicity

2014 Yale Field Hockey Schedule