National All-Rookie Team Honors for DaniggelisFreshman attacker Nicole Daniggelis (St. James, N.Y.) of the Yale women’s lacrosse team has been named to the national All-Rookie Team by Synapse Sports. Synapse Sports announced the team on Tuesday, with 16 players selected. Daniggelis was one of only two Ivy Leaguers to make the list.
Daniggelis Named All-Northeast RegionFreshman attacker Nicole Daniggelis (St. James, N.Y.) has been named All-Northeast Region by the IWLCA. The IWLCA announced the all-region teams on Tuesday, with 16 student-athletes earning first-team honors and 16 earning second-team honors in each of the four regions.
Rhodes, Parchman and Virtue Honored with Team AwardsThe Yale women's lacrosse team announced its annual awards at the team's season-ending luncheon Wednesday in the Kiphuth Trophy Room at Payne Whitney Gym. Senior attacker Devon Rhodes (E. Northport, N.Y.) received the Bowditch Award as the team's most valuable player and junior defender Kallie Parchman (Baltimore, Md.) received the Holgate Award for dedication. Additionally, freshman midfielder Tori Virtue (Rye, N.Y.) won the Most Improved Player Award.
Adrienne Tarver Elected Captain for 2013-14The Yale women’s lacrosse team has elected junior defender Adrienne Tarver (Pikesville, Md.) captain for 2013-14. Tarver was selected by a team vote Wednesday afternoon during the team’s annual post-season luncheon in the Kiphuth Trophy Room at Payne Whitney Gym.
Daniggelis, Rhodes Named All-Ivy LeagueTwo members of the Yale women’s lacrosse team were named All-Ivy League on Wednesday: freshman attacker Nicole Daniggelis (St. James, N.Y.), who earned first team honors, and senior attacker Devon Rhodes (E. Northport, N.Y.), who earned second team honors. This is the second career All-Ivy honor for Rhodes, Yale’s captain, who was a second team selection as a freshman in 2010. Daniggelis is the only freshman to make first team All-Ivy this year, and the first Yale freshman to earn first team All-Ivy honors since Lauren Taylor ’08 in 2005.
Bulldogs Go Out as Winners, Beat Brown 10-8 in FinaleThe Yale women’s lacrosse team ended its season on high note on Saturday afternoon at Stevenson Field, topping Brown 10-8 and finishing with the team’s best single-season win total since 2008. Freshman midfielder Nicole Daniggelis had a hat trick and senior attacker Devon Rhodes had two points as she finished her career ranked in Yale’s top 15 in all three scoring categories (assists, goals and points).
Milestones Within Reach as Season Ends Saturday at BrownThe 2013 season comes to a close for the Yale women’s lacrosse team Saturday as the Bulldogs pay a visit to Brown. A win over the Bears would give Yale a winning overall record for the season, and multiple other milestones are within reach as well.
Furious Comeback Falls Short in 16-15 Loss to BUAt two different points in the first half Wednesday afternoon at Reese Stadium, the Yale women’s lacrosse team trailed BU by eight goals. The game was not decided, however, until the final possession. A furious comeback by the Bulldogs -- including a 6-0 run midway through the second half -- eventually got Yale within one of the Terriers. But BU got the game’s final draw control, and eventually ran out the clock for a 16-15 win. Freshman midfielder Nicole Daniggelis and senior attacker Devon Rhodes scored five goals each for Yale, improving their season goal totals to 36 each.
Final Home Game Wednesday Afternoon vs. BUThe Yale women’s lacrosse team plays its final home game of 2013 Wednesday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. as Boston University comes to Reese Stadium. With a win, the Bulldogs would clinch a winning record for the season.
No. 20 Cornell Holds Off Yale, 13-7, to Claim Final Ivy Playoff SpotAn Ivy League women’s lacrosse playoff spot got determined Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium, and unfortunately for Yale it was No. 20 Cornell that got it. The Big Red jumped out to a 6-1 lead by halftime, then held on for a 13-7 win that finalized the fourth spot in the Ancient Eight’s tournament. Yale got goals from six different players but saw its postseason hopes evaporate in part because the Bulldogs shot just 7-for-29.
Senior Day Saturday Includes Visit from No. 20 CornellThe Yale women’s lacrosse team hosts Senior Day on Saturday, as No. 20 Cornell visits Reese Stadium. The Bulldogs will honor their two seniors, defender Adrianna Amendola (Manorville, N.Y.) and attacker Devon Rhodes (E. Northport, N.Y.). With wins in their two upcoming league games the Bulldogs could qualify for the Ivy League Tournament, which determines the league’s automatic berth in the NCAA Tournament.
Yale Caps Hurricane Sandy Fundraiser with 13-12 Win Over ColumbiaLacrosse fans came out to Oceanside (N.Y.) High School to support a great cause on Saturday afternoon. They would up seeing a great game as well, as the Yale women’s team held off a late charge by Columbia for a 13-12 win to cap the “Lax Loves LI” fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy relief.
No. 18 Princeton Uses Early Run to Top Yale 14-9Facing a top-20 team that was also atop the Ivy League standings, the Yale womenâs lacrosse team had only one bad stretch Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, a 15-minute lapse in the first half was all that No. 18 Princeton needed to turn a 2-2 game into an 8-2 game. The Bulldogs eventually recovered, outscoring the Tigers 7-6 the rest of the way, but Princeton still came away with a 14-9 win. Freshman midfielder Nicole Daniggelis led Yale with five points (four goals and an assist) and five draw controls.
No. 18 Princeton at Reese for Alumnae Day Saturday at NoonThe Yale women’s lacrosse team hosts its annual Alumnae Day on Saturday, and the Bulldogs will square off against one of their oldest rivals as part of the festivities. No. 18 Princeton comes to Reese Stadium, where the Bulldogs have won four of their last five games dating back to last season. The game is at Noon and is part of a doubleheader that also includes the Yale men’s lacrosse team hosting Dartmouth at 2:30 p.m.
Daniggelis Named Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the WeekYale freshman midfielder Nicole Daniggelis (St. James, N.Y.), who had a record-breaking weekend while helping the Bulldogs win a pair of games in the last three days, has been named Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week. Daniggelis set the league record for draw controls in a game with 15 Sunday at Lehigh, surpassing the Yale single-season record in the process. She also scored seven goals as the Bulldogs went 2-0, beating Cal 10-7 on Friday and Lehigh 16-8 on Sunday.
Record-Setting Day on the Draw Helps Yale Top Lehigh 16-8For more than 40 minutes on Sunday afternoon at Ulrich Sports Complex, the Yale women’s lacrosse team found itself locked in a back-and-forth battle with Lehigh in which there were four ties and neither team ever led by more than three goals. But after the Mountain Hawks scored with 19:39 left to pull within 9-8, the Bulldogs clamped down on defense and began taking full advantage of a dominant performance on draw controls -- a school-record 21. By the time the final whistle sounded, Yale had scored the final seven goals of the game and claimed a 16-8 win. The Bulldogs were led by four goals from freshman midfielder Nicole Daniggelis, who set the Ivy League record for draw controls in a game with 15. Freshman attacker AnnaElise Morello added her first career hat trick.
Six Different Players Score in 10-7 Win Over CalThe Yale women’s lacrosse team’s offense got back to what had made it so successful earlier in the season on Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium -- balanced scoring. The Bulldog defense tied its season low for goals allowed in a game, and allowed just one goal in the second half. The end result was a 10-7 win over Cal that snapped a two-game losing skid and pushed Yale over the .500 mark for the season.
Yale Alums Block, Greenberg Selected to Play for Israel at World CupTwo former Yale women’s lacrosse players -- attacker Jenna Block ‘10 and midfielder Sara Greenberg ’09 -- have been named to Israel’s roster for the upcoming Federation of International Lacrosse (FIL) Women’s Lacrosse World Cup. The World Cup, which features 19 teams, will be held at the Oshawa Civic Recreation Centre near Toronto, Canada, from July 11-20.
Crimson Holds Off Bulldogs, 10-5A long scoreless streak -- 29:45 in the middle of the game -- proved costly for the Yale women’s lacrosse team Saturday at Harvard, enabling the Crimson to turn a 2-1 Yale lead into a 7-2 Harvard lead. By the time the Bulldogs ended the drought in the second half it was too late, and Harvard held on for a 10-5 win.
Bulldogs to Take Part in Hurricane Sandy Benefit Game Apr. 13 on Long IslandThe Yale women’s lacrosse team will take part in a fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy relief when the Bulldogs take on Columbia in an Ivy League game on Saturday, Apr. 13 at 3:00 p.m. at Oceanside (N.Y.) High School. The game is part of the “Lax Loves LI” event, and organizers hope to raise $75,000 to benefit Oceanside Community Service (OCS). To date, OCS has raised and distributed more than $100,000 to victims of Hurricane Sandy. Island Harvest will also participate in the event.
Rivals Meet Saturday in Cambridge as Yale Visits HarvardIn a rivalry where the teams are 20-20-1 against each other dating back to their first meeting (1975, when Yale was a club team), there is an added subplot for Saturday’s 1:00 p.m. meeting in Cambridge, Mass., between Yale and Harvard in women’s lacrosse. Both teams are seeking their first league win as they play their third league game. With only the top four teams in the final standings advancing to the Ivy League tournament at the end of the year, the Bulldogs and the Crimson each enter Saturday’s game looking for a victory to provide much-needed momentum heading into the latter half of the schedule.
Penn Survives Six-Goal Outburst from Daniggelis, Tops Yale 12-8The Yale women’s lacrosse team had the edge on Penn in draw controls and ground balls, and the two teams were even in shots on a cold and snowy Saturday afternoon at Franklin Field. The Bulldogs also got six goals from freshman midfielder Nicole Daniggelis, who had five of the team’s draw controls. But none of those positive numbers added up to victory. The Bulldogs were hurt by another statistic -- 14 turnovers -- and Penn came away with a 12-8 win.
Off to Best Start in Five Years, Yale Visits Penn SaturdayAt 4-2, the Yale women’s lacrosse team is off to its best start since 2008. In order to get to 5-2 -- which would be the team’s best start in 10 years -- the Bulldogs face a tough challenge: win on Saturday at Penn (12:00 p.m.). The Quakers have won or shared the last six Ivy League championships and made three appearances in the NCAA Final Four in that span. The Yale attack, which is on pace for nearly 200 goals this season, must overcome a Penn defense that leads the Ivy League in scoring defense.
Daniggelis and Rhodes Score Four Goals Each as Yale Beats Sacred Heart 15-9The weather conditions were far from ideal Wednesday afternoon as the Yale women’s lacrosse team took on Sacred Heart at Reese Stadium. A driving rainstorm greeted the teams as they came out for pregame warm-ups, and it only got worse from there. That did little to slow down the Yale attack, though. With four goals each from freshman midfielder Nicole Daniggelis and senior attacker Devon Rhodes, the Bulldogs persevered through the soggy conditions for a 15-9 win.
Balanced Scoring Helps Yale Knock off Hofstra 9-7Heading into Saturday afternoon’s game vs. Yale at Shuart Stadium, the Hofstra women’s lacrosse team had lost just once in its first five games -- at No. 1 Maryland. Yale had split its first four games, showing the inconsistency that might be expected of a team that has already had nine different freshmen and sophomores start at least one game each. But it all came together at the right time for the Bulldogs Saturday afternoon, as seven different players scored and junior goalkeeper Erin McMullan made eight saves to lead Yale to a 9-7 win.
Five for Fleishhacker as Yale Edges Bryant 14-13Sophomore attacker Kerri Fleishhacker helped the Yale women’s lacrosse team build up a big lead early in the game Wednesday afternoon at Bryant, scoring four goals in the first half. Then, after Bryant had battled back to tie the game late in the second half, Fleishhacker came through again. Her free position goal with 5:59 left -- her fifth of the day -- wound up being the game-winner as Yale came away with a 14-13 victory. Senior attacker Devon Rhodes added three goals and an assist, while junior attacker Jen DeVito had four assists.
Road Trips Take Yale to Rhode Island and Long Island This WeekThe Yale women’s lacrosse team plays four of its next five games on the road, and that stretch starts this week with trips to Rhode Island and Long Island. Yale plays another team known as the Bulldogs, Bryant, on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. and then travels to Hofstra for a 1:00 p.m. game Saturday vs. the Pride.
No. 12 Dartmouth Hangs On for 10-6 Win in Ivy OpenerBuoyed by an early 5-1 lead, No. 12 Dartmouth held off a late comeback attempt by the Yale women’s lacrosse team Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium and came away with a 10-6 win. Attacker Hana Bowers led the Big Green with four goals and two assists, while senior attacker Devon Rhodes had a four-point day (two goals, two assists) for the Bulldogs.
Best Offensive Day in Five Years; Yale Wins 19-12 at QuinnipiacThe Yale women’s lacrosse team had its best offensive day in five years Wednesday afternoon at Quinnipiac, scoring 19 goals to top the Bobcats 19-12. Five different players had four or more points, led by sophomore midfielder Cathryn Avallone with five goals and three assists and senior attacker Devon Rhodes with six goals and one assist. Junior attacker Jen DeVito had a pair of goals and three assists, while sophomore attacker Kerri Fleishhacker had four goals and sophomore midfielder Erin Magnuson had two goals and two assists. Sophomore midfielder Christina Doherty added one assist.
Season Opener Saturday at Holy CrossThe 2013 season for the Yale women’s lacrosse team opens Saturday with a game at Holy Cross. Yale is coming off a 137-goal season, its best scoring output since 2008. Six of the top seven scorers from a year ago return.
Returning Firepower Provides Optimism for 2013 SeasonEntering the fifth season with Anne Phillips as Yale’s Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Women’s Lacrosse, the Yale women’s lacrosse team has a rare amount of depth. Six of the top seven scorers from a year ago return, along with a veteran goalkeeper. Nine players who started seven or more games last year are back. The Bulldogs hope that a run of talented recruiting classes pays dividends in 2013, as a group of 10 freshmen gets added to a roster that also features eight sophomores, nine juniors and two seniors.
Boffa, Schweitzer Join Phillips’ StaffThe Yale women’s lacrosse program has added two members to its staff, as Jill Boffa joins the team as an assistant coach and Melissa Schweitzer joins the team as a volunteer assistant. Combined with Tanya Kotowicz, who joined the staff last fall, the newly hired duo completes the staff under Anne Phillips, Yale’s Joel E. Smilow, Class of 1954 Head Coach of Women’s Lacrosse, as she enters her fifth season with the Bulldogs.
Class of 2016 Looks to Make Instant ImpactThe Yale women’s lacrosse team welcomes 10 freshmen to the roster for the 2013 season, which starts Feb. 23 at Holy Cross. The Class of 2016, which includes five midfielders, four defenders and an attacker, represents five different states.
Bulldogs Announce 2013 ScheduleFour games against teams that were nationally ranked at the end of last season, and two against teams that made last year's NCAA Tournament, highlight the 2013 Yale women's lacrosse schedule, which was announced Friday. The 15-game slate includes seven Ivy League games and eight non-league games. This also marks the fourth 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.