2011-12 Yale Women's Lacrosse News

August 20, 2012
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 five of the eight Ivy League schools, on Monday.

May 2, 2012
Caroline Crow Earns All-Ivy Honors
Senior attacker Caroline Crow (Davidsonville, Md.), the Yale women’s lacrosse team captain, was honored by the Ivy League on Tuesday as the league announced its annual awards. Crow was named second team All-Ivy League.

May 1, 2012
Crow, Quackenbush and Sherrill Honored with Team Awards
The Yale women's lacrosse team announced its annual awards at the team's season-ending luncheon Monday at Mory’s. Both of the team’s seniors earned awards, as attacker Caroline Crow (Davidsonville, Md.) received the Bowditch Award as the team's most valuable player and senior goalkeeper Whitney Quackenbush (Manhasset, N.Y.) received the Holgate Award for dedication. Additionally, sophomore defender Katherine Sherrill (New York, N.Y.) won the Most Improved Player Award.

May 1, 2012
Devon Rhodes Elected Captain for 2012-13
The Yale women’s lacrosse team has elected junior attacker Devon Rhodes (E. Northport, N.Y.) captain for the 2012-13 season. Rhodes was selected by a team vote Monday afternoon in the Captains’ Room at Mory’s during the team’s annual banquet.

April 28, 2012
Four Goals for Crow, but Bulldogs fall at No. 18 BC in Finale
Senior attacker Caroline Crow, Yale’s captain, did her best to make the most of her final game in Blue Saturday afternoon at No. 18 Boston College. She scored the final four goals of the season, including one that pulled the Bulldogs within 6-4 heading into halftime. But BC was able to contain the rest of Yale’s attack and eventually pulled away for a 16-5 win.

April 24, 2012
Season Finale Saturday at No. 18 BC
A chance to end the season with an upset of a top-20 team awaits the Yale women’s lacrosse team this Saturday in Boston, as the Bulldogs visit No. 18 Boston College seeking their third win in the last four games. It will be the final game for Yale’s two seniors, attacker Caroline Crow (Davidsonville, Md.) and goalkeeper Whitney Quackenbush (Manhasset, N.Y.).

April 21, 2012
No. 13 Cornell Overcomes McMullan’s 19 Saves for 17-9 Win
The highest-scoring offense in the Ivy League nearly met its match Saturday afternoon at Schoellkopf Field, as No. 13 Cornell struggled to find a way to solve Yale sophomore goalkeeper Erin McMullan for most of the day. The Bulldog attack also had one of its most efficient days, scoring on nine of 11 shots. But ultimately, Yale turned the ball over 20 times and Cornell turned it over just 10 times. So despite a career-high 19 saves from McMullan, that edge in possession enabled Cornell to come away with a 17-9 win.

April 20, 2012
Yale Visits No. 13 Cornell Saturday
The Yale women’s lacrosse team looks to finish the Ivy League portion of its schedule on a winning note this Saturday with a game at Cornell at Noon. The Bulldogs are coming off a pair of Ivy League wins in the last week at Reese Stadium, having knocked off both Brown and Columbia.

April 18, 2012
Fueled by Five More Goals from Crow, Yale Rallies Past Brown 9-6
For about 40 minutes of Wednesday afternoon’s game vs. Brown at Reese Stadium, sophomore goalkeeper Erin McMullan and the Yale defense had to hold down the fort. The Bears scored five of the game’s first seven goals, but they could have had many more were it not for McMullan -- she had nine saves in the first half alone. And then the Yale attack began clicking, as a goal by senior attacker Caroline Crow (one of five on the day for her) started a six-goal run midway through the second half that turned the score in the Bulldogs’ favor. The Yale defense allowed Brown only one goal in the final 28 minutes of the game to close out the 9-6 comeback win.

April 17, 2012
Exclusive LIVE Women’s Lacrosse Video Coverage on Yale All-Access Wednesday
Yale All-Access has exclusive live video coverage of Wednesday’s Yale women’s lacrosse game vs. Brown at 4 p.m. from Reese Stadium.

April 16, 2012
Final Home Game Wednesday Afternoon vs. Brown
Reese Stadium has been feeling more and more like home for the Yale women’s lacrosse team, as the Bulldogs have won four of their last six games there dating back to the end of last season. A win vs. Brown in the home finale this Wednesday would give Yale a 4-2 mark at Reese this year, which would be the team’s best home winning percentage since moving to Reese in 2009.

April 14, 2012
Exclusive LIVE Women’s Lacrosse Video Coverage on Yale All-Access Saturday
Yale All-Access has exclusive live video coverage of Saturday’s Yale women’s lacrosse game vs. Columbia at 1 p.m. from Reese Stadium.

April 14, 2012
Seniors Crow and Quackenbush Lead the Way Past Columbia, 13-9
The Yale women’s lacrosse senior class may be small in numbers, but it is big in impact. So it was appropriate that on Senior Day at Reese Stadium Saturday afternoon vs. Columbia, it was the two members of the Class of 2012 -- attacker Caroline Crow (Davidsonville, Md.) and goalkeeper Whitney Quackenbush (Manhasset, N.Y.) who led the way in a 13-9 victory. Crow had five goals and two assists, while Quackenbush made seven saves.

April 12, 2012
Senior Day and Youth Day as Yale Hosts Columbia Saturday
The Yale women’s lacrosse team pays tribute to its two seniors, attacker Caroline Crow (Davidsonville, Md.) and goalkeeper Whitney Quackenbush (Manhasset, N.Y.), this Saturday as the Bulldogs host Columbia at Reese Stadium. In addition to being Senior Day, it is also “Youth Day”, including a post-game autograph session with the team.

April 11, 2012
Seawolves Elude Bulldogs, 12-8
Stony Brook’s high-powered offense nearly met its match Wednesday afternoon with the Yale women’s lacrosse team in town. The Bulldogs managed to limit the NCAA’s leading scorer to just one assist, and allowed only eight goals from the field. But Stony Brook also scored four goals on free position shots, and that ultimately made the difference as the Seawolves edged the Bulldogs 12-8 at LaValle Stadium. Sophomore attacker Jen DeVito led Yale with four goals.

April 9, 2012
Yale Heads Across Long Island Sound to Face Stony Brook Wednesday
The Yale women’s lacrosse team will board the ferry to one of the country’s lacrosse hotbeds on Wednesday afternoon, as a game at Stony Brook takes the Bulldogs to Long Island. With nine of the 24 players on Yale’s roster hailing from New York, the game will feel like a homecoming to many. Stony Brook’s LaValle Stadium will host the 2012 NCAA Women’s Lacrosse championship in May.

April 7, 2012
Hat Trick for Crow, but Bulldogs Fall at No. 18 Princeton
Senior attacker Caroline Crow, Yale’s captain, is in the midst of one of the best offensive stretches of her career. Crow extended her goal-scoring streak to eight games with a hat trick Saturday at No. 18 Princeton, and she has 12 points in the last three games. But unfortunately for the Bulldogs, the Tigers shut down the rest of Yale’s offense. And while the Yale defense was able to hold Princeton to just one goal in the game’s first 23:52, the Tigers eventually went on a run and came away from Class of 1952 Stadium with a 12-4 win.

April 3, 2012
Defense Faces Challenge at No. 18 Princeton
The last Ivy League game for the Yale women’s lacrosse team, against archrival Harvard, ended with the Bulldogs on a streak of 31:02 without allowing a goal. They hope to continue that trend this Saturday as they visit another long-time Ancient Eight rival, No. 18 Princeton, for a 1 p.m. game. But it will not be easy. Only No. 16 Cornell (14.78) averages more goals per game than Princeton (12.50) among Ivy teams.

March 31, 2012
Late Rally Falls Short at Colgate, 16-12
After falling behind by five goals early in the second half Saturday at Colgate, the Yale women’s lacrosse team cut the deficit to two at three different points. But Colgate responded each time, and a run of three straight goals by attacker Katie Sullivan in a three-minute span late in the game ultimately put the Bulldogs away, 16-12. Five Yale players had two goals each.

March 30, 2012
Bulldogs Visit Colgate Saturday Afternoon
The Yale women’s lacrosse team looks to continue the momentum from Wednesday’s 13-9 win at Marist with a return trip to New York State for a game at Colgate on Saturday at 1 p.m.

March 28, 2012
DeVito’s Five-Goal Day Leads Yale Past Marist, 13-9
If the Marist women’s lacrosse team wasn’t quite ready for Yale sophomore attacker Jen DeVito, it was understandable. Hampered by an injury earlier in the year, DeVito had just one goal on four shots in five games entering Wednesday afternoon’s game at Tenney Stadium. But those stats changed dramatically against the Red Foxes, as DeVito erupted for a career-high five goals on six shots. That ultimately made the difference as the Bulldogs came away with a 13-9 win.

March 26, 2012
Yale at Marist Wednesday Afternoon
The Yale women’s lacrosse team seeks a return to the win column this Wednesday with a trip to Marist for a 4 p.m. game. The Bulldogs have beaten the Red Foxes in each of the past two seasons.

March 24, 2012
Yale-Harvard Saturday Afternoon at Reese
The Yale women’s lacrosse team renews its rivalry with Harvard Saturday at 3 p.m. at Reese Stadium. It is Alumnae Day as the Bulldogs take on the Crimson in the second part of a doubleheader that also includes the Yale men’s lacrosse team playing Princeton at Noon.

March 24, 2012
Time Runs Out on Comeback as Bulldogs Fall to Harvard 7-5
It was a game that very easily could have gotten out of hand. Instead, Saturday’s showdown with archrival Harvard on Alumnae Day at Reese Stadium wound up illustrating the potential the Yale women’s lacrosse team has. Trailing 7-0 at halftime, the Bulldogs circled the wagons and wound up shutting out Harvard for the final 31:02 with one of their best defensive efforts in recent years. Meanwhile, the offense chipped away at the Crimson lead with five goals in a span of 20 minutes at the start of the second half. Unfortunately for Yale, that was where the comeback attempt stopped. Hurt by crucial turnovers in the final minutes, the Bulldogs wound up on the short end of a 7-5 score.

March 23, 2012
Exclusive LIVE Lacrosse Video Coverage on Yale All-Access Saturday
Yale All-Access has exclusive live video coverage of Yale men’s and women’s lacrosse on Saturday as the men host Princeton at Noon and the women host Harvard at 3 p.m.

March 21, 2012
Late Run Gives BU 13-8 Win
Playing from behind almost all afternoon Wednesday at BU, the Yale women’s lacrosse team battled back to tie the game 7-7 in the second half. But BU then reeled off five goals in a span of just over nine minutes, and that was enough to put Yale away as the Terrier claimed a 13-8 win. Freshman midfielder Cathryn Avallone led the Bulldogs with a pair of goals, while sophomore goalkeeper Erin McMullan made 10 saves.

March 19, 2012
Yale Heads to Boston for Game at BU Wednesday
After a winter storm postponed their originally scheduled game on Feb. 29, the Yale women’s lacrosse team heads to Boston this Wednesday (4 p.m.) for another chance to take on BU. The Terriers are coming off a trip to California where they went 2-0, while the Bulldogs are looking to snap a two-game losing streak. This will be a battle of two relatively young teams, as 35 of the 49 players on the two rosters are freshmen and sophomores (19 of 24 for Yale, 16 of 25 for BU).

March 17, 2012
No. 9 Penn Pulls Away from Yale, 12-6
The Yale women’s lacrosse team was within striking distance of five-time defending Ivy League champion No. 9 Penn after a goal by freshman attacker Kerri Fleishhacker pulled the Bulldogs within two with 22:31 to play Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium. But Penn responded with veteran poise, and in the end that was enough to hold off the upstart Bulldogs. A 6-1 run by the Quakers late in the second half proved decisive as Penn came away with a 12-6 win. Freshman midfielder Cathryn Avallone had a hat trick to lead Yale.

March 17, 2012
Watch Exclusive LIVE Coverage of Women’s Lacrosse vs. No. 9 Penn on Yale All-Access
Yale All-Access has exclusive live video coverage of Yale women’s lacrosse home games in 2012, including Saturday’s 1 p.m. game vs. No. 9 Penn at Reese Stadium. The Bulldogs, who are 2-0 at home, will attempt to knock off the five-time defending Ivy League champion Quakers.

March 16, 2012
Back Home After a Week in Florida, Bulldogs Host No. 9 Penn Saturday
The Yale women’s lacrosse team is back in New Haven after a week of training in Florida, where the Bulldogs played No. 7 Notre Dame at the 16th annual “Spring Fling” tournament. After a 15-9 loss to the fighting Irish Tuesday night, Yale looks to bounce back Saturday afternoon with a 1 p.m. game vs. No. 9 Penn, which has won or shared the last five Ivy League championships.

March 13, 2012
Spring Fling Showdown in Florida vs. No. 10 Notre Dame Up Next for Yale
In each of the past 16 springs, dozens of women’s lacrosse teams from all over the country have headed to Florida for the annual Spring Fling tournament. On Tuesday night at 6 p.m., a matchup between Yale and No. 10 Notre Dame takes center stage as the tournament plays at Hilltopper Stadium in Delray Beach for the first time. With all but two of the other teams in the tournament having the night off, the stadium is expected to be packed as the Bulldogs battle the Fighting Irish for the first time since meeting in the 2007 Spring Fling.

March 13, 2012
Rally at Spring Fling Comes Up Short; Bulldogs Fall to No. 7 Notre Dame 15-9
The Yale women’s lacrosse team dug itself a big hole Tuesday night against No. 7 Notre Dame at the Spring Fling Tournament at Hilltopper Stadium in Delray Beach, Fla. -- the Bulldogs found themselves trailing the Fighting Irish 10-0 after the game’s first 25 minutes. But a pair of goals by junior attacker Devon Rhodes provided a spark late in the first half, and from that point on Yale outscored Notre Dame 9-5. That was not enough for a comeback, however, as the Fighting Irish came away with a 15-9 win.

March 7, 2012
Crow-to-Doherty for Game-Winner as Yale Beats Bryant 11-10
Wednesday afternoon’s game vs. Bryant at Reese Stadium quickly turned into an uphill climb for the Yale women’s lacrosse team, as the Bulldogs fell behind 3-0 early. But they kept chipping away at that lead, and the game turned into a see-saw battle late in the second half. With the score tied at 10 with less than five minutes to play, it was a senior-to-freshman combination that netted the game-winner. Attacker Caroline Crow, who already had a hat trick, drove in and drew the defense’s attention before passing to midfielder Christina Doherty in front for the score that proved decisive as Yale came away with an 11-10 win.

March 6, 2012
Exclusive LIVE Lacrosse Coverage on Yale All-Access Tuesday, Wednesday
Yale All-Access has exclusive live video coverage of Yale men’s and women’s lacrosse home games in 2012, including a pair of games at Reese Stadium this week. The men host Sacred Heart Tuesday at 7 p.m. and the women host Bryant Wednesday at 4 p.m.

March 6, 2012
Bryant Visits Reese Stadium Wednesday Afternoon
The Yale women’s lacrosse team returns to Reese Stadium Wednesday at 4 p.m. for a non-conference game vs. Bryant. The visitors from Rhode Island, who are also called the Bulldogs, are in their fourth season as an NCAA Division I team after six straight winning seasons at the Division II level. The game will be video streamed live on Yale All-Access.

March 3, 2012
No. 14 Dartmouth Avoids Upset Bid by Yale, 9-8
Facing the defending Ivy League co-champions Saturday afternoon at No. 14 Dartmouth, the Yale women’s lacrosse team found itself in an early 3-0 hole. But the Bulldogs gradually whittled away at that lead, and after freshman midfielder Reilly Foote scored her first career goal with 12:17 to play the game was tied 8-8 and an upset was within reach. But as they had done last year, the Big Green escaped the Bulldogs’ grasp with a one-goal victory. Midfielder Sarah Plumb’s goal with 2:12 to play, her sixth of the day, gave Dartmouth the 9-8 win.

February 29, 2012
Yale Women’s Lacrosse Game at BU Postponed to Mar. 21
The Yale women’s lacrosse game at BU that was originally scheduled for Wednesday afternoon at 4 p.m. has been postponed due to inclement weather in Boston. The game has been re-scheduled for Wednesday, Mar. 21 at 4 p.m.

February 27, 2012
Road Trips Take Yale to BU, No. 14 Dartmouth this Week
Opening Day at Reese Stadium brought the Yale women’s lacrosse team a 17-13 win over Holy Cross. The Bulldogs now look to take that success on the road as they play a pair of away games this week, visiting BU Wednesday at 4 p.m. and defending Ivy League co-champion No. 14 Dartmouth Saturday at Noon. The Dartmouth game marks the start of Ivy League play.

February 25, 2012
Smashing Performance by Attack Keys 17-13 Win Over HC in Opener
The Yale women’s lacrosse team wanted to get off to a quick start in the 2012 season opener Saturday morning vs. Holy Cross at Reese Stadium. So it was fitting that a pair of goals from one of the Bulldogs’ speediest players -- sophomore midfielder Ashley McCormick -- helped the Bulldogs jump out to an early 4-1 lead. After a run by Holy Cross gave the Crusaders a 5-4 advantage, Yale then reeled off nine straight goals -- including two more by McCormick -- and the Bulldogs eventually finished off a 17-13 win. It was the most goals in a game for Yale since Apr. 3, 2010, and senior attacker Caroline Crow and junior attacker Devon Rhodes joined McCormick in the four-goal club.

February 24, 2012
Exclusive LIVE Lacrosse Coverage Starts Saturday Morning on Yale All-Access
Yale All-Access has exclusive live video coverage of Yale men’s and women’s lacrosse home games in 2012. The season starts with a doubleheader Saturday, as the women host Holy Cross at 11 a.m. and the men host St. John’s at 1:30 p.m.

February 23, 2012
Bulldogs Ready for 2012
The roster includes 19 freshmen and sophomores and just five junior and seniors, but the Yale women’s lacrosse team aims to make growing pains a thing of the past in 2012. Entering the fourth season with Anne Phillips as Yale’s Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Women’s Lacrosse, the Bulldogs’ upperclassmen will be counted on for leadership as their talented young counterparts mature into their roles. The Bulldogs will also hope for better luck in terms of injuries, as last season only eight players were healthy enough to play every game.

February 1, 2012
Byers Helps U.S. Go Undefeated at Champion Challenge
Yale assistant women's lacrosse coach Jillian Byers helped the US Lacrosse Women’s National Team to a 5-0 performance this past weekend at the 2012 Champion Challenge at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex. Byers had a team-high five goals and an assist in the U.S.’s 18-1 win over defending NCAA champion No. 1 Northwestern in the finale Sunday. All told, the U.S. beat England, No. 2 Maryland twice and Northwestern twice over the weekend.

January 30, 2012
Five Ranked Teams on 2012 Schedule
Five games against teams that were nationally ranked at the end of last season, and four against teams that made last year’s NCAA Tournament, highlight the 2012 Yale women’s lacrosse schedule, which was announced Monday. The 15-game slate includes seven Ivy League games and eight non-league games. This also marks the third year for 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.

October 9, 2011
Byers Competes for U.S. at Stars and Stripes
Yale assistant women's lacrosse coach Jillian Byers scored four goals for the US Lacrosse Women’s National Team at the Stars and Stripes tournament Oct. 8-9. Byers had one goal in the U.S. team’s 17-8 win over North Carolina on Oct. 8, then had a team-best three goals and two assists in the 14-7 win over Navy on Oct. 9.

September 9, 2011
Two-Time All-American Alex Mundy Joins Yale Staff
Alex Mundy, a two-time All-American who was a part of four straight NCAA Tournament appearances at Vanderbilt, has joined the Yale women’s lacrosse staff as an assistant coach. She and returnee Jillian Byers, a four-time All-American for Notre Dame, form the staff under Anne Phillips, who is entering her fourth season as Yale’s Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Women’s Lacrosse.

July 14, 2011
Nine Join Bulldogs in Class of 2015
The Yale women’s lacrosse team welcomes nine incoming freshmen to the roster for the 2012 season. The class, which includes five midfielders, two defenders, one attacker and one goalkeeper, represents five different states.