August 23, 2010
Yale Leads Ivy League with Five IWLCA Academic Honor Roll Selections
Yale landed an Ivy League-leading five student-athletes on the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll for the 2010 season, which was announced Monday. The Bulldogs’ selections were Sarah David ’10, Lindsey DeMarco ’10, Claire Eliasberg ’10, Jessica Sturgill ’10 and rising senior Mahi Trivellas.

August 13, 2010
Yale Earns IWLCA Academic Squad Honors
The Yale women’s lacrosse team has earned IWLCA Academic Squad recognition for its work in the classroom. The IWLCA announced the awards, which included seven of the eight Ivy League schools, on Friday.

May 3, 2010
Fielding Kidd Elected 2010-11 Captain
Junior defender Fielding Kidd (Atlanta, Ga.) has been elected Yale’s 2010-11 women’s lacrosse captain after a team vote held Monday morning at Ray Tompkins House. She is the 36th captain in program history.

May 3, 2010
Fiorentino Named MVP as Bulldogs Announce Awards
The Yale women’s lacrosse team announced its annual award winners Monday afternoon at the team’s season-ending luncheon. Senior defender Michele Fiorentino (Berwyn, Pa.) won the Bowditch Award as most valuable player, while senior defender Claire Eliasberg (San Diego, Calif.) won the Holgate Award for dedication and sophomore attacker Caroline Crow (Davidsonville, Md.) was named Most Improved Player. The Bulldogs also recognized all of the seniors – Eliasberg, Fiorentino, attacker Jenna Block (Owings Mills, Md.), midfielder Sarah David (New Haven, Conn.), attacker Lindsey DeMarco (Marlboro, N.J.), midfielder Natalie Reid (Ellicott City, Md.) and attacker Jessica Sturgill (Ellicott City, Md.) -- with special gifts: engraved pendants.

April 27, 2010
Fiorentino, Quackenbush and Rhodes Earn All-Ivy Recognition
Three Yale women’s lacrosse players were named All-Ivy League on Tuesday following a vote by the league’s eight head coaches. Senior defender Michele Fiorentino (Berwyn, Pa.) and freshman midfielder Devon Rhodes (E. Northport, N.Y.) were named second team All-Ivy, while sophomore goalkeeper Whitney Quackenbush (Manhasset, N.Y.) earned honorable mention All-Ivy honors.

April 25, 2010
Cornell Denies Yale’s Bid for Spot in Ivy Tournament, 12-5
A spot in the inaugural Ivy League Tournament was at stake Sunday afternoon at a rainy Schoellkopf Field as Yale took on Cornell in the regular season finale. The Bulldogs fell behind 6-2 in the first half but fought back to get within 7-5 with 12:18 to play. That was as close as it would get however, as the Big Red scored the final five goals of the game and earned a spot in the semifinals against Dartmouth next Friday with a 12-5 win.

April 23, 2010
No. 14 Hoyas Play Spoiler on Senior Night, Beat Bulldogs 15-4
Yale was looking to deliver one more highlight for the Class of 2010 on Senior Night at Reese Stadium Friday against No. 14 Georgetown. All seven seniors started and one of them, attacker Jessica Sturgill, led the team with a pair of goals. But in the end, the Hoyas’ attack was too much, as Georgetown put together a 6-1 run at the start of the game en route to a 15-4 win.

April 22, 2010
Final Regular Season Weekend Includes Chance to Knock Off Ranked Opponent, Earn Spot in Ivy Tournament
A chance to knock off a nationally ranked opponent, and then a chance to earn a spot in the inaugural Ivy League tournament. The final weekend of the regular season for the Yale women’s lacrosse team will certainly be a busy one. On Friday at Reese Stadium against No. 14 Georgetown, the Bulldogs will pay tribute to the Class of 2010 on Senior Night (7 p.m.). The Bulldogs will also be accepting donations for the "Friends of Jaclyn" program. A win in Sunday’s game at Cornell (1 p.m.) will extend Yale’s season and give the Bulldogs a chance to earn the Ivy League’s automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.

April 17, 2010
Powerful in Pink: Seven Different Players Score as Yale Beats Columbia 12-4
Even with a spot in the inaugural Ivy League tournament still within reach, the Yale women’s lacrosse team took the field Saturday at Reese Stadium vs. Columbia with a heavy dose of perspective about what really mattered. The Bulldogs wore pink uniforms as part of Under Armour’s Power in Pink breast cancer awareness and fundraising initiative, and they paid tribute to members of the Yale women’s lacrosse family impacted by cancer in a ceremony before the game. They then went out and played some inspired lacrosse, beating Columbia 12-4 to keep their chances for a spot in the Ivy tournament intact.

April 15, 2010
Yale Hosts Columbia for “Power in Pink” Breast Cancer Awareness Game Saturday
A spot in the Ivy League tournament hangs in the balance for Yale, but Saturday’s game vs. Columbia at Reese Stadium (1:00 p.m.) will also have a much deeper meaning. It is Yale’s “Power in Pink” game, and the Bulldogs will wear special pink uniforms as part of a nation-wide campaign in support of breast cancer charities.

April 10, 2010
Second-Half Surge Lifts Princeton Past Yale 11-2
For nearly 30 minutes Saturday afternoon, Yale was locked in a close battle with Princeton. But attacker Kristin Morrison’s goal 90 seconds before halftime gave the Tigers a 3-2 lead, and they slowly started pulling away in the second half. By the time they were done, they had run off 10 straight goals for an 11-2 win.

April 8, 2010
Key Ivy League Game for Bulldogs Saturday at Princeton
Past the halfway point of the league schedule, the Yale women’s lacrosse team is in position to claim one of the four spots in the inaugural Ivy League Tournament that will determine who gets the league’s automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. Wins in their final three Ancient Eight games would guarantee the Bulldogs a spot. First they look for a victory at Princeton Saturday (1 p.m.) in a game that will be televised on a tape-delay basis on Verizon FiOS1 cable systems.

April 5, 2010
Devon Rhodes Named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week
Freshman midfielder Devon Rhodes (E. Northport, N.Y.) was named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week Monday. Rhodes had 10 goals last week, including a remarkable effort in her first career game against archrival Harvard. Rhodes scored eight goals against the Crimson -- including the game-winner -- in a 17-13 Yale win Saturday at Reese Stadium. That was the most goals in a game by a Yale player in 10 years, dating back to an eight-goal effort by Amanda Walton ’02 against Notre Dame. Rhodes played turnover-free lacrosse against the Crimson and shot .667 (eight for 12).

April 3, 2010
Eight is Enough: Rhodes’ Huge Day Helps Yale to 17-13 Win Over Harvard
Some players perform their best in rivalry games, when the stakes are high. Early indications are that Yale freshman midfielder Devon Rhodes is that type of player. Rhodes scored eight goals -- one shy of the record for goals in an Ivy League game -- to lead Yale to a 17-13 win over Harvard Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium. That was the most goals in a game by a Yale player in 10 years, and the performance highlighted a win that boosts the Bulldogs’ chances of making the inaugural Ivy League tournament.

April 2, 2010
Alumnae Day Features 38th Yale-Harvard Game
The Yale-Harvard women’s lacrosse rivalry dates all the way back to when the Bulldogs were a club team in the late 1970s, and since going varsity in 1976 Yale is 18-18-1 all-time against the Crimson. The Bulldogs enjoyed an 11-game winning streak in the series until recently, with the teams splitting their last four meetings. In addition to the rivalry factor, Saturday’s 11 a.m. start at Reese Stadium also has plenty of other storylines. It is Alumnae Day, and the matchup has Ivy League Tournament implications.

March 31, 2010
New Hampshire Rallies Past Yale, 13-9
After falling behind New Hampshire 5-2 in the first half, the Yale women’s lacrosse team rallied back to take a 6-5 lead at the start of the second half. It was the first of three second-half leads the Bulldogs would take, but each time the Wildcats came storming back. In the end, New Hampshire utilized a 6-1 run to finish with a 13-9 win. Senior attacker Jenna Block had a season-high five-point day for Yale.

March 31, 2010
Quackenbush Honored by
Goalkeeper Whitney Quackenbush (Manhasset, N.Y.) was selected to the national honor roll Wednesday for her work last week. The sophomore made 28 saves for the week, including a career-high 16 in the 11-9 upset at No. 13 BU Wednesday. That was the most saves in a game by a Yale goalie since Amanda Laws ’03 also stopped 16 in a win over Vanderbilt seven years ago. Quackenbush’s work helped the Bulldogs beat BU despite being outshot 37-15. She added 12 stops Saturday at Dartmouth, giving her a .571 save percentage for the week.

March 30, 2010
Yale Returns Home to Host New Hampshire Wednesday
One bad half last Saturday at No. 9 Dartmouth stymied the momentum Yale had from winning three of the four previous games. The Bulldogs regrouped in the second half in Hanover but still fell to the Big Green 12-5. Now, they return to Reese Stadium seeking a return to their winning ways. New Hampshire comes to town Wednesday at 4 p.m.

March 27, 2010
Turnovers Prove Costly in 12-5 Loss at No. 16 Dartmouth
With 66 goals in its last four games, No. 16 Dartmouth’s offense was definitely on a roll heading into Saturday’s matchup with Yale at Scully-Fahey Field. The Bulldogs also hurt themselves with 21 turnovers, including 12 in the first half. So even with a late rally -- and while holding Big Green leading scorer Greta Meyer without a goal -- Yale wound up on the short end of a 12-5 score.

March 25, 2010
Another Nationally Ranked Foe Awaits Bulldogs Saturday in Hanover
In its last two games, the Yale women’s lacrosse team proved that it can play with some of the top teams in the country. Wednesday’s 11-9 win at No. 13 BU came on the heels of a narrow 7-5 loss to No. 7 Penn last Saturday. There is no let-up in the schedule for the Bulldogs, as they travel to Hanover to take on No. 16 Dartmouth at 1 p.m.

March 24, 2010
Quackenbush’s 16 Saves Fuel 11-9 Upset of No. 13 BU
After nearly knocking off a nationally ranked opponent last Saturday, the Yale women’s lacrosse team had another shot at one Wednesday afternoon. This time around, the Bulldogs took control of the game with a 5-0 run midway through and never looked back. Sophomore goalkeeper Whitney Quackenbush led the way with a career-high 16 saves -- the most by a Yale goalie in seven years -- as the Bulldogs came through with an impressive 11-9 win at No. 13 BU. That was a season high in goals for Yale, led by a hat trick from sophomore attacker Caroline Crow.

March 23, 2010
Yale Visits No. 13 BU Wednesday
After splitting a pair of Ivy League games at Reese Stadium last week, the Yale women’s lacrosse team travels to Boston for a non-league game at No. 13 BU Wednesday (4 p.m.). It is the second of three straight games against ranked opponents for the Bulldogs, who are coming off a near-upset of No. 7 Penn.

March 22, 2010
Kaitlyn Flatley Named Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week
Junior midfielder/defender Kaitlyn Flatley (Berwyn, Pa.) came through for Yale in dramatic fashion this past week, and her exploits earned her recognition as the Ivy League Offensive Player of the Week Monday. Flatley had a six-point week, including the game-winning goal with nine seconds left Wednesday as Yale beat Brown 8-7 in the Bulldogs’ Ivy League opener. Flatley had two goals and an assist in that game, then followed it up by getting her first career hat trick Saturday vs. No. 5 Penn.

March 20, 2010
Upset Bid Falls Short as No. 5 Penn Eludes Yale 7-5
In search of a major upset, Yale did almost everything it needed to do to knock off No. 5 Penn Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium. The Bulldogs controlled the pace for the majority of the game, including limiting Penn’s powerful offense to just one goal in the first half. Yale twice trailed by two goals in the second half, but rallied back to tie the game 5-5 on a goal by senior attacker Jessica Sturgill with 9:30 to play. But in the end the Quakers got the two goals they needed in the final five minutes of the game, edging Yale 7-5 to extend their Ivy League winning streak to 24 games.

March 19, 2010
Bulldogs Host Defending Ivy Champs Saturday
Yale was justifiably excited after a memorable last-second win against Brown Wednesday afternoon at Reese Stadium. But the challenge that the Bulldogs will face next was apparent from the score posted at Franklin Field later that night: Penn 14, St. Joseph’s 0. The fifth-ranked Quakers, coming off their first shutout since 1978, bring a streak of 23 straight wins in Ivy League games to Reese for Saturday’s 1 p.m. game. They have won three straight league titles.

March 17, 2010
Inspired Bulldogs Top Brown 8-7 on Flatley’s Last-Second Goal
Wednesday was already a storybook-type day at Reese Stadium, as the Bulldogs welcomed their newly adopted teammate, 13-year old Alanna, who is undergoing treatment at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. The biggest question was whether the story would have a happy ending -- especially after the Bulldogs fell behind Brown by three goals early on, then twice let one-goal leads slip away late in the second half. But the answer finally came from junior midfielder/defender Kaitlyn Flatley, who bounced in the game-winning goal in dramatic fashion with just nine seconds left. That capped a thrilling day all-around and gave Yale an 8-7 win in its Ivy League opener.

March 17, 2010
Yale Adopts Local Teen Undergoing Treatment at Smilow Cancer Hospital
There were a few new additions to the Yale women’s lacrosse team for the team’s game at Reese Stadium Wednesday afternoon, helping the Bulldogs to a thrilling 8-7 win over Brown. The team has adopted a 13-year old girl, Alanna, who is being treated for a brain tumor at Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven. She and her younger sister Mia met the Bulldogs before practice on Tuesday, then joined them on the sideline during Wednesday’s victory. Their mother and their younger sister, Emma, watched from the stands.

March 15, 2010
Ivy League Play Starts with St. Patrick’s Day Showdown vs. Brown at Reese
The 31st season of Ivy League women’s lacrosse will have a dramatically new feature, and it will impact league games right from the start. In addition to competing for the league championship, teams are now also aiming for one of the four spots in the inaugural Ivy League post-season tournament, which determines the recipient of the league’s automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament. Yale starts its quest for one of those spots by hosting Brown Wednesday at 4 p.m. at Reese Stadium.

March 13, 2010
Quackenbush’s 10 Saves, Rhodes’ Five Points Help Yale to 9-8 Win at Marist
The Yale women’s lacrosse team was looking to establish some momentum for Ivy League play Saturday afternoon in the last of five straight non-league games to start the season. The Bulldogs did just that, edging Marist 9-8 on a cold and rainy day for their second win of the year. Freshman midfielder Devon Rhodes had a hand in five of Yale’s tallies, with four goals and one assist. Sophomore goalie Whitney Quackenbush anchored the defense with 10 saves, limiting the Red Foxes to just a 1-for-6 performance on free position shots.

March 12, 2010
Yale Visits Marist Saturday
The Yale women’s lacrosse team visits Marist Saturday afternoon at noon, the first meeting in history between the two programs.

March 10, 2010
UMass Scores Final Four Goals to Beat Yale 9-5
After falling behind 2-1 to UMass 10 minutes into the game Wednesday afternoon at McGuirk Stadium, Yale spent most of the rest of the afternoon playing catch-up. But after the Bulldogs tied the game 5-5 on a free position goal by Devon Rhodes with 10:34 left in the second half, the Minutewomen scored the final four goals to come away with a 9-5 win. Senior attacker Jessica Sturgill led the Yale offense with three goals.

March 8, 2010
First Road Trip Takes Yale to UMass Wednesday
The Yale women’s lacrosse team makes its first road trip of the season Wednesday afternoon, heading to UMass for a 4 p.m. game vs. the Minutewomen. The Bulldogs have won 10 in a row in the series, including a 7-4 win last year that included two goals each from junior midfielder Logan Greer (Berwyn, Pa.) and senior attacker Jessica Sturgill (Ellicott City, Md.).

March 6, 2010
JMU Pulls Away from Yale in Second Half, 10-4
Buoyed by some big saves early on by sophomore goalie Whitney Quackenbush, the Yale women’s lacrosse team hung close to James Madison for more than 40 minutes Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium. The Dukes, who had outscored their first two opponents of the season 29-5, led just 5-4 with 20 minutes to play after freshman midfielder Kelsea Smith scored her first career goal for the Bulldogs. But a spurt of four JMU goals in less than two minutes dramatically shifted momentum, and the Dukes went on to a 10-4 win.

March 5, 2010
Yale Looks to Bounce Back vs. JMU
The Yale women's lacrosse team faces a quick turnaround as it looks to bounce back from its first defeat of the season. JMU, which has outscored its first two opponents 27-5, comes to Reese Stadium Saturday for a 1 p.m. game.

March 3, 2010
Stags Use 8-0 Run to Charge Past Bulldogs, 14-5
Trailing 3-1 against Fairfield Wednesday afternoon at Reese Stadium, the Yale Bulldogs rallied for three straight goals to take a 4-3 lead 20 minutes into the game. But the Stags responded in dramatic fashion, putting together an 8-0 run over the next 25 minutes to take control. Fairfield attacker Erin Rigby led all scorers with five goals as the Stags came away with a 14-5 win.

March 2, 2010
Local Rivalry Resumes as Fairfield Visits Reese Wednesday Afternoon
The Fairfield women’s lacrosse team lost only three games all season in 2009, including one at the end (to Penn in the first round of the NCAA Tournament) and one near the beginning. That first loss was an 11-10 overtime defeat at the hands of Yale, the second straight time the Bulldogs beat the Stags by a goal. The local rivalry resumes Wednesday afternoon at Reese Stadium (4 p.m.).

February 27, 2010
Campaign Starts with Visit from Crusaders Saturday
The 35th season of varsity women’s lacrosse at Yale opens Saturday, with the Bulldogs hosting Holy Cross at 2 p.m. at Reese Stadium.

February 27, 2010
Yale Starts Season Right, Beats Holy Cross 8-5
Facing a team that was playing its third game, and with five freshmen seeing extensive action, Saturday afternoon’s game vs. Holy Cross could have been an early-season pitfall for the Yale women’s lacrosse team. But the Bulldogs feel this is not your average freshman class, and the newcomers began showing they belong in the 8-5 Yale win. Freshman midfielder Devon Rhodes led the way with three goals and two assists, and classmates Kristen Chapman and Brittany De Lea were among the eight other Bulldogs with points on the day. Sophomore goalie Whitney Quackenbush made 11 saves for the win.

February 26, 2010
Start Times Changed for Saturday's Lacrosse Doubleheader
Due to impending inclement weather, the start times for both the Yale men's and women's lacrosse games on Saturday have been pushed back. The men's team will now face Holy Cross at 1 p.m. at Reese Stadium, while the women's team will challenge the Crusaders at 3:30 p.m.

February 22, 2010
2010 Outlook: Bulldogs Continue Building
The signs of progress in the renovation of Reese Stadium are unmistakable. The old bleachers are gone and the foundation is in place for a new facility that will include seating, team rooms, archways with the names of every former player and more. The Yale women’s lacrosse team itself is in the midst of a similar transformation. The Bulldogs’ second season with Anne Phillips as the Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Women’s Lacrosse should see the team continue to build on the progress that was made last season, with all but two starters returning.

February 2, 2010
Byers’ 11-Point Weekend Helps USA to Two Wins at Champion Challenge
Yale assistant women’s lacrosse coach Jillian Byers had four goals and seven assists in two games this past weekend, helping the U.S. Elite Team to a pair of wins in the fifth annual Champion Challenge at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida. She had three goals and four assists in the 23-7 win over her alma mater, Notre Dame, on Saturday, then added one goal and three assists Sunday in a 17-8 win over Duke. The game vs. Duke will air on ESPNU on Feb. 2 at 2 p.m.

January 28, 2010
Assistant Coach Jillian Byers to Participate in US Lacrosse’s Champion Challenge
Yale assistant women’s lacrosse coach Jillian Byers is headed to Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Florida this weekend, where she will play in the fifth annual Champion Challenge as part of the U.S. national team program. The U.S. will play games against Duke, Florida and Notre Dame. The game vs. Duke will air on ESPNU on Feb. 1 at 12 a.m. with a re-air on Feb. 2 at 2 p.m.

January 27, 2010
Women's Lacrosse Clinic Raises More than $3,500 for Haiti
After the recent earthquake in Haiti, the Yale women's lacrosse team made a last-minute change to the free lacrosse clinic they had scheduled for Jan. 24: it would also serve as a fundraiser. With less than a week to get the word out, the team still had a remarkable response. They wound up raising $3,502 for the American Red Cross' relief efforts while also helping teach the game to the local youth lacrosse community.

January 19, 2010
Yale Women's Lacrosse Clinic to Serve as Fundraiser for Haiti Relief
The Yale women’s lacrosse team has turned its free upcoming clinic into a fundraiser for Haiti Relief. The clinic takes place this Sunday at SONO Field House in Norwalk from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and is open to all players. The American Red Cross is sending a representative out to the clinic and checks should be made out to the American Red Cross with “Haiti Relief Fund” in the memo. All participants must RSVP by e-mail to assistant coach Brigid Strain at

December 1, 2009
Yale Announces 2010 Schedule
Anne Phillips, Yale's Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Women's Lacrosse, has announced the 2010 schedule. This will mark Yale's second season at Reese Stadium, which is undergoing a major renovation. The 15-game slate includes seven Ivy League games and eight non-league games that take the Bulldogs to a total of five different states. All told, Yale plays seven teams that were nationally ranked at the end of last season and six teams that made last year's NCAA tournament. New this year is the Ivy League women's lacrosse tournament, in which the top four teams in the final standings play for the league's automatic berth in the NCAA tournament.

November 2, 2009
Construction on Reese Stadium to Begin Nov. 9
Yale University has announced that construction of Phase II of the Reese Stadium Project will commence on Nov. 9. Phase II, which is projected to be completed in 10 months, will consist of a new stadium structure which will include four team rooms, expanded bleachers, a press box, VIP seating areas and an entryway plaza. It will also feature the names of all former soccer and lacrosse players on the archways leading into the stadium.

October 7, 2009
Free Lacrosse Clinic Sunday at Reese Stadium
In the spirit of giving back to the local lacrosse community, the Yale women’s lacrosse team will hold a free clinic this Sunday at Reese Stadium. The clinic is open to three divisions -- Eli elementary school (fourth through sixth grades), Bulldog middle school (seventh and eighth grades) and Elite high school (ninth through 11th grades). The Yale women’s lacrosse coaching staff and current team members will work with players on stick work, attacking concepts and defensive concepts. Yale mascot “Boola” will make an appearance.

September 14, 2009
Yale Welcomes Six Student-Athletes in Class of 2013
Yale welcomes six incoming freshmen to the women’s lacrosse roster this year, the first class recruited under Anne Phillips as Yale’s Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Women’s Lacrosse. The group brings a wide range of experiences on and off the field to New Haven. It includes a two-time all-county selection who helped create a recycling program at her high school; a two-time all-league selection who was also a member of her state’s Olympic Development Team in soccer; an All-American who volunteered at a local hospital with recovering cancer patients; a two-time state champion whose father, brother and sister all played Division I sports; a two-time All-American who is also a two-time Academic All-American; and an all-league selection who volunteered at a camp for underprivileged children.

September 8, 2009
Yale Trio Earns IWLCA Academic Honor
Three student-athletes on the Yale women’s lacrosse team -- Sarah David (New Haven, Conn.), Claire Eliasberg (San Diego, Calif.) and Jessica Sturgill (Ellicott City, Md.) -- have been honored by the IWLCA for their excellence in the classroom. The trio earned selection to the 2009 IWLCA Academic Squad, which includes student-athletes who have attained at least junior standing academically and have a GPA of at least 3.50. All three honorees are in the Class of 2010.

August 24, 2009
Four-Time All-American Jillian Byers Joins Yale Coaching Staff
Jillian Byers, who was a finalist for the Honda Sports Award and the Tewaaraton Trophy as the top college women’s lacrosse player in 2009, has joined the Yale staff as an assistant coach. A four-time All-American, Byers graduated from Notre Dame this past May as the Fighting Irish’s all-time leading scorer. An attacker, her 262 career goals place her sixth in NCAA history.

June 30, 2009
Phillips, Team USA Celebrate World Cup Victory
The U.S. women’s lacrosse team recaptured the FIL World Cup championship by defeating Australia 8-7 in the Gold Medal Game on Saturday in Prague, and Anne Phillips -- Yale’s Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Women’s Lacrosse -- had a hand in the victory. As the chair of the U.S. Lacrosse National Team selection committee, Phillips helped determine the players that made Team USA’s roster for the historic win. She now turns her attention to the U.S. Lacrosse Developmental Team selection process, which includes two of her assistant coaches at Yale.