2017-18 Yale Field Hockey News

  • Seven Seniors, One Team Honored At Senior Student-Athlete Reception
    May 19, 2018
    One team and seven seniors were recognized by the Yale Athletics Department at the annual senior student-athlete reception on Saturday at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gym. The women’s golf team earned the Brodhead Award for the highest team grade point average. Claire Huebner (Grosse Pointe, Mich.) of the co-ed sailing team and Theo Miller (Brooklyn, N.Y.) of the men’s soccer team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. The Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award was presented to Carl Mansson (Stockholm, Sweden) of the men’s track and field team and Calleigh Higgins (Ogdensburg, N.J.) of the women’s cross country and track and field team. Kiwi Comizio (New Vernon, N.J.) of the field hockey and women’s lacrosse teams received the Amanda Walton Award, and Courtney Pensavalle (Winchester, Mass.) and Jason Alessi (Bloomfield Hills, Mich) were the recipients of the Molly Meyer Humanitarian Award.
  • Tenth Annual Mandi Schwartz Drive Adds 464 More Potential Life Savers
    April 19, 2018
    With 51 life-saving marrow donations through its first nine years, the Mandi Schwartz Marrow Donor Registration Drive at Yale had given people plenty of reasons to celebrate heading into the 10th annual drive Thursday. This year’s edition was another success, as the Bulldogs added 464 more potential donors to the Be The Match Registry®.
  • Bulldogs Place 14 on NFHCA’s National Academic Squad
    March 29, 2018
    The Yale field hockey team had 14 student-athletes named to the NFHCA National Academic Squad for the 2017 season today, recognizing the Bulldogs’ success in the classroom. Yale has had at least 12 honorees for each of the past five years.
  • Yale Earns National Academic Team Award Again
    March 20, 2018
    The Yale field hockey has been recognized by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association with the NFHCA National Academic Team Award for the 2017 season. The NFHCA announced the award today.
  • O’Rourke Joins Staff
    March 13, 2018
    Kristen O’Rourke, who won three CAA Championships and made three NCAA Tournament appearances while playing for James Madison, has joined the Yale field hockey staff as an assistant coach. Pam Stuper, Yale’s Caroline Ruth Thompson ’02 Head Coach of Field Hockey, announced the addition Tuesday. O’Rourke brings eight years of coaching experience -- including roles with USA Field Hockey -- to Yale.
  • Mary Beth Barham ‘13 Debuts with National Team; Competes at Indoor Hockey World Cup
    February 23, 2018
    Yale field hockey alum Mary Beth Barham ’13 earned her first international cap with the U.S. National Team on Wednesday, part of a memorable month for her that also included helping the U.S. National Indoor Team finish 10th at the Indoor Hockey World Cup.
  • Assistant Coach Mary Beth Barham ‘13 Joins National Team
    January 06, 2018
    Yale field hockey assistant coach Mary Beth Barham ’13 is embarking on the next phase of her playing career, as she has been added to the U.S. Women’s National Team roster. USA Field Hockey announced the move in November, as Barham and Catherine Caro were both added to the National Team from the U.S. Women’s National Development Squad.
  • Kisa to Captain Bulldogs in 2018
    December 24, 2017
    After leading a young Yale backfield throughout the past season -- one in which the Bulldogs posted their best won-lost record since the 2011 Ivy League Championship season -- junior back Jackie Kisa (Virginia Beach, Va.) has been elected captain for the 2018 season by her teammates. Kisa is the 47th person to serve as captain in the team’s history, and the first from the state of Virginia.
  • Fall Academic All-Ivy Announced
    December 19, 2017
    The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for 2017-18 Academic All-Ivy honors in its fall sports today, and 10 Bulldogs were honored. The five men and five women were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages.
  • Four Honored with Team Awards
    December 06, 2017
    Four players were recognized with team awards at the Yale field hockey team’s annual post-season banquet Nov. 15. Senior forward/midfielder Carol Middough (Oceanport, N.J.) earned the Player of the Year Award, first-year goalkeeper Sydney Terroso (York, Pa.) earned the Senior Award and shared the Amanda Walton Award with senior back Kiwi Comizio (New Vernon, N.J.), and junior back Jackie Kisa (Virginia Beach, Va.) earned the Coaches’ Award.
  • Assistant Coach Mary Beth Barham ‘13 Named to Pan American Indoor Elite Team
    December 05, 2017
    Yale field hockey assistant coach Mary Beth Barham ’13 has been named to the Pan American Indoor Elite Team based on her performance for Team USA at the 2017 Indoor Pan American Cup in Georgetown, Guyana, where she helped the U.S. win gold this past October. The Pan American Hockey Federation announced the honors on Tuesday.
  • Middough Named Second Team All-Region
    November 27, 2017
    Senior forward/midfielder Carol Middough (Oceanport, N.J.) of the Yale field hockey team was named second team All-Mideast Region by the National Field Hockey Coaches Association on Monday afternoon. This is the latest honor for Middough -- she was a unanimous first team All-Ivy League selection earlier in the month, earning All-Ivy honors for the third time in her career.
  • Four Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy League Honors
    November 07, 2017
    The Yale field hockey team had four student-athletes honored by the Ivy League Tuesday as the league announced its annual awards. Senior forward/midfielder Carol Middough (Oceanport, N.J.) and first-year goalkeeper Sydney Terroso (York, Pa.) were named first team All-Ivy League, while sophomore forward/midfielder Bridget Condie (St. Louis, Mo.) and first-year midfielder/forward Imogen Davies (Kilmacolm, Scotland) were named second team All-Ivy League. This is the most All-Ivy honorees for Yale since 2013.
  • Seniors Go Out with 4-0 Win vs. Brown; Hat Trick for Middough
    November 04, 2017
    Fittingly, in the final game of the season, it was a senior who led the Yale field hockey team to victory Saturday afternoon vs. Brown at Johnson Field. And it was no surprise which one it was. Forward/midfielder Carol Middough capped her career with a hat trick, finishing third on Yale’s career goals list and points list in the process. She and her classmates -- back Kiwi Comizio, midfielder/forward Katie Smith, midfielder/forward Lily Smith and back Tess Thompson -- were honored before the game, then helped the Bulldogs to one last win and the team’s best won-lost record since the Ivy League championship season of 2011.
  • Senior Day Saturday as Yale Hosts Brown
    November 01, 2017
    Just one game remains in the 2017 season for the Yale field hockey team, but there is still much at stake. The Bulldogs enter the weekend at .500, so a win would give them a winning record. Nine wins would be their most in a season since winning 11 in the 2011 Ivy League Championship season. Saturday’s game vs. Brown (1:00 p.m., Ivy League Network) will also include Senior Day ceremonies, as the Bulldogs pay tribute to the five members of the Class of 2018: back Kiwi Comizio (New Vernon, N.J.), forward/midfielder Carol Middough (Oceanport, N.J.), midfielder/forward Katie Smith (Duxbury, Mass.), midfielder/forward Lily Smith (Duxbury, Mass.) and back Tess Thompson (Ann Arbor, Mich.).
  • Bucknell Holds Off Yale in the Rain, 3-2
    October 29, 2017
    On a rainy, windy afternoon at Johnson Field Sunday, a pair of goals midway through the second half helped Bucknell edge the Yale field hockey team 3-2. Goals by sophomore forward/midfielder Bridget Condie and senior forward/midfielder Carol Middough had given Yale a 2-1 lead in the first half before the Bison rallied. Six of the Bulldogs’ eight losses this season have been by one goal.
  • Columbia Tops Yale 5-4 in OT
    October 28, 2017
    The Yale field hockey team’s season of close calls continued Saturday with a tough 5-4 overtime loss at Columbia. This was the Bulldogs’ fifth one-goal loss in six league games. Senior midfielder/forward Lily Smith scored a pair of goals, while sophomore forward/midfielder Bridget Condie and first-year midfielder/forward Imogen Davies scored as well. First-year goalkeeper Sydney Terroso made nine saves.
  • Bulldogs Visit Columbia, Host Bucknell
    October 24, 2017
    The Yale field hockey team faces its final two-game weekend of the season, traveling to Columbia Saturday (1:00 p.m., Ivy League Network) and then hosting Bucknell Sunday (2:00 p.m., Ivy League Network). With just three games remaining in the season, the Bulldogs could finish with as many as 11 wins -- a total that would be fifth-best in program history.
  • Terroso, Defense Deliver Shutout for 1-0 Upset at No. 23 UMass
    October 22, 2017
    The Yale field hockey team added a signature win to its season on Sunday, upsetting No. 23 UMass for the team’s first win against a nationally ranked opponent since 2011. First-year midfielder/forward Olivia Levieux scored the game’s only goal, assisted by senior forward/midfielder Carol Middough, and first-year goalkeeper Sydney Terroso made that lead stand with a nine-save effort. This was her third shutout of the season.
  • Penn Edges Yale 1-0
    October 20, 2017
    It was a game that featured two of the top goal scorers in Ivy League field hockey, but the final score did not reflect that fact. With Yale senior/forward Carol Middough (the Ivy League leader in goals entering the weekend) and Penn forward Alexa Hoover (tied for sixth) both held scoreless, Friday afternoon’s game at Vagelos Field was ultimately determined by the first goal of the season from Quaker forward Sofia Palacios. That spoiled a five-save effort from Yale goalkeeper Sydney Terroso, who suffered the tough-luck loss.
  • Pam Stuper Inducted into Lancaster County Sports Hall of Fame
    October 19, 2017
    Pam Stuper, Yale’s Caroline Ruth Thompson ’02 Head Coach of Field Hockey, added another Hall of Fame honor on Wednesday night as she was inducted in the Lancaster County Sports Hall of Fame. The ceremony, including three other inductees, took place at Eden Resort & Suites in Lancaster, Pa. Stuper had previously been inducted into the USA Field Hockey Hall of Fame and the Halls of Fame at Old Dominion (where she played) and James Madison (as an assistant coach with the 1994 NCAA Championship team). She is also a member of the Hempfield High School Hall of Fame, the Susquehanna Valley Chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame and the Connecticut Field Hockey Hall of Fame.
  • Middough Selected as Alternate for Senior Game
    October 18, 2017
    Yale field hockey senior forward/midfielder Carol Middough (Oceanport, N.J.) has been selected as an alternate for the NFHCA Division I Senior Game, the annual game that features some of the top seniors in the country. The NFHCA announced the roster of 38, with 12 alternates, Wednesday.
  • Yale Travels to Penn, No. 23 UMass
    October 17, 2017
    Wins in three of the last four games have the Yale field hockey team within striking distance of some impressive achievements entering the final three weekends of the regular season. The Bulldogs could finish the season with as many as 12 wins, which would tie for second on the school’s all-time list. Finishing with 11 wins would give the team its most victories since winning 11 in the Ivy League championship season of 2011. Yale’s next win this season would be its eighth, making this the second straight season the team has improved on its win total from the previous season.
  • Another Hat Trick for Middough; Yale Tops Dartmouth 5-2
    October 14, 2017
    With only a few more games left in her Yale field hockey career, senior forward/midfielder Carol Middough appears intent on going out on a high note. Her hat trick Saturday afternoon included goals of all different kinds -- assisted, unassisted and on a penalty corner. Combined with goals from sophomore forward/midfielder Camille Scheyer and senior midfielder/forward Lily Smith, her performance helped Yale to a 5-2 win vs. Dartmouth that gives the Bulldogs a stretch of four games in which they have gone 3-1 and scored 18 goals. This was the third career hat trick for Middough -- and second in those last four games.
  • Bulldogs Battle Big Green Saturday at Johnson Field
    October 12, 2017
    With six games left in the season, the Yale field hockey team is on pace for its best win total since winning 11 in the Ivy League Championship season of 2011. Next up for the Bulldogs is Dartmouth (Saturday, 12:00 p.m., Ivy League Network) at Johnson Field. Yale is 11-4 in its last 15 games against the Big Green.
  • Corner Unit Shines in 4-1 Win vs. Bryant
    October 08, 2017
    It was a busy and productive afternoon for the Yale field hockey team’s penalty corner unit Sunday against Bryant at Reese Stadium. The Bulldogs drew 13 corners -- their most in three years -- and got three goals off them in a 4-1 win. Sophomore forward/midfielder Bridget Condie led the way with a pair of goals (including one on a corner) and an assist, and first-year midfielder/forward Imogen Davies extended her goal-scoring streak to four games. Sophomore midfielder/back Holly Jackson scored as well, while junior midfielder/back Marissa Medici and sophomore forward/midfielder Camille Scheyer each had an assist.
  • Late Goals Not Enough as Bulldogs Fall to Cornell 3-2
    October 07, 2017
    Facing one of the stingiest defenses in the nation, the Yale field hockey team got its offense going late in the game Saturday at Johnson Field vs. Cornell. But while scoring a pair of goals in the final five minutes against a Big Red squad that entered the weekend sixth in the nation in goals-against average (1.00) was an impressive feat, it was not enough. By then Cornell had built a 3-0 lead, and the Big Red thus held on for a 3-2 win. First-year midfielder/forward Imogen Davies and junior back Jackie Kisa scored for Yale, and Kisa also had a spectacular defensive save late in the game.
  • Cornell, Bryant at Johnson Field this Weekend
    October 04, 2017
    The Yale field hockey team starts a string of three straight home games with a pair this weekend, hosting Cornell Saturday (12:00 p.m., ESPN3, Ivy League Network) and Bryant Sunday (2:00 p.m., Ivy League Network). With the season just past the halfway point, the Bulldogs are on pace for their best win total since winning 11 in the Ivy League Championship season of 2011.
  • Offense Erupts for 7-1 Win; Four Goals for Middough
    October 01, 2017
    This season the Yale field hockey team has been putting up some of its best offensive numbers in years, and Sunday’s game at Lehigh fit right into that pattern. Behind four goals from senior forward/midfielder Carol Middough -- the most by a Yale player since 2011 -- the Bulldogs won 7-1. A pair of first-years, forward/midfielder Anissa Abboud and midfielder/forward Olivia Levieux, scored their first career goals, and their classmate Imogen Davies added her third goal of the season.
  • No. 16 Princeton Scores on Final Play for 3-2 Win
    September 29, 2017
    The Yale field hockey team was three minutes away from upsetting No. 16 Princeton Friday night at Bedford Field -- but in the end, a decisive Tigers advantage in penalty corners proved costly for the Bulldogs. Princeton scored on its 10th and 11th penalty corners of the game -- the last with time expired -- to pull out a 3-2 win. The loss overshadowed a 10 save performance from Yale first-year goalkeeper Sydney Terroso. Senior forward/midfielder Carol Middough and first-year midfielder Imogen Davies scored the Bulldogs’ goals.
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