2016-17 Yale Women's Lacrosse News

  • Bulldogs Earn IWLCA Academic Squad Honor; Ten Earn Individual Recognition
    July 26, 2017
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team earned IWLCA Academic Squad recognition and had 10 members of the team named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll for the 2017 season. The IWLCA announced the awards on Wednesday.
  • Spring Academic All-Ivy Announced
    June 22, 2017
    The Ivy League has announced its spring Academic All-Ivy honorees, and 10 Bulldogs were recognized. Each were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with a 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages. Each Ivy League institution nominated five men and five women from its eligible student-athletes.
  • Hanley Named First Team All-ECAC
    May 16, 2017
    Senior attacker Hope Hanley (Dover, Mass.) has added another honor to her already impressive list from this season. On Tuesday she was named first team All-ECAC, one of 12 first-team honorees. The ECAC includes a total of 87 Division I members.
  • Hanley Named Second Team All-Region by IWLCA
    May 12, 2017
    Senior attacker Hope Hanley (Dover, Mass.), who enjoyed a record-setting campaign for the Yale women’s lacrosse team, has been named second team All-Northeast Region by the IWLCA. The IWLCA announced the all-region teams on Friday, with 16 student-athletes earning first-team honors and 16 earning second-team honors in each of the four regions.
  • Gramigna Elected Captain for 2017-18
    May 10, 2017
    Junior midfielder Madeleine Gramigna (Summit, N.J.) emerged as one of the Yale women’s lacrosse team’s leading scorers this past season -- and now, she has earned a leadership role off the field as well. At the Bulldogs’ annual post-season luncheon Tuesday May 2, the team elected her captain for 2017-18.
  • Dunne, Moore and Perselay Honored with Team Awards
    May 09, 2017
    While celebrating a season highlighted by multiple team records, the Yale women's lacrosse team honored three players with team awards on Tuesday May 2 at the post-season luncheon in the Varsity Room at Ray Tompkins House. Senior defender Victoria Moore (Concord, Mass.) received the Bowditch Award as the team's most valuable player, senior defender Ashley Perselay (Chatham, N.J.) won the Most Improved Player Award and junior attacker Emma Dunne (Oak Park, Ill.) received the Holgate Award for dedication.
  • Hanley, McEvoy, Moore and Nixon Named All-Ivy League
    May 03, 2017
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team had four players honored by the Ivy League on Wednesday as the league announced its year-end awards. Senior attacker Hope Hanley (Dover, Mass.) was named first team All-Ivy League, while three Bulldogs earned honorable mention All-Ivy League recognition: senior attacker Tess McEvoy (Bethesda, Md.), senior defender Victoria Moore (Concord, Mass.) and sophomore attacker Izzy Nixon (Greenwich, Conn.).
  • No. 8 Penn Prevails in Finale; Bulldogs Break School Season Goals Record
    April 30, 2017
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team capped its season off with one more record Sunday afternoon at No. 8 Penn, but unfortunately it was not enough to come away with a victory. By scoring seven goals against the stingy Quakers defense, the Bulldogs broke the school single-season goals record -- finishing with 205. Penn had more firepower on Sunday, though, outscoring the Bulldogs 18-7 and securing a share of the Ivy League title in the process.
  • No. 8 Penn Provides Final Challenge of 2017 Season
    April 26, 2017
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team has already racked up several significant accomplishments in the 2017 season, and Sunday provides the Bulldogs with one last chance to add to that list. The Bulldogs will play at No. 8 Penn (1:00 p.m., Ivy League Digital Network) in the season finale. The Quakers, one of five teams on Yale’s schedule that are currently ranked in the IWLCA poll, enter Sunday’s game with a chance at the Ivy League title while the Bulldogs seek to play spoiler. Yale, which has set the school record for points and draw controls in a season, is just seven goals away from breaking the school goals record. A win Sunday would be Yale’s eighth and would tie for eighth on the school’s single-season wins list.
  • Big Green Edges Yale 12-11
    April 22, 2017
    A three-goal run by Dartmouth midway through the second half, shortly after a delay due to a scoreboard malfunction, proved decisive Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium as the Big Green edged Yale 12-11. The loss, on Senior Day, spoiled the chance for Yale’s senior class to earn what would have been the third win of their careers against the Big Green. It was the team’s third one-goal loss in Ivy League play.
  • Senior Day Saturday as Yale Hosts Dartmouth
    April 20, 2017
    The final home game of the season for the Yale women’s lacrosse team takes place Saturday, as the Bulldogs host Ivy League rival Dartmouth (1:00 p.m., Ivy League Digital Network, ESPN3). The Bulldogs will honor their six seniors -- defender Marisa Cresham, attacker Hope Hanley, attacker Tess McEvoy, defender Emily Markham, defender Victoria Moore and defender Ashley Perselay -- before the game. That group has led the team to 28 wins over the past three seasons, and a victory over Dartmouth would make them the third Yale class in the last 33 years to beat the Big Green three times in their career.
  • Bulldogs Fall to No. 7 Princeton 17-9; Hanley Sets Assist Mark
    April 15, 2017
    Trailing by seven at halftime Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium against No. 7 Princeton, the Yale women’s lacrosse team started rallying -- two goals by senior attacker Tess McEvoy, plus one by junior midfielder Madeleine Gramigna, gave the Bulldogs a 3-0 run and some momentum. But after a Princeton timeout the Tigers regrouped, outscoring Yale 5-1 the rest of the way and finishing with a 17-9 win. For Yale, senior attacker Hope Hanley had a pair of assists to get to 44 for the season -- a school record.
  • Yale, No. 7 Princeton Meet Saturday at Reese
    April 13, 2017
    A rivalry that dates all the way back to Yale’s first varsity women’s lacrosse season, 1976, gets renewed this Saturday as the Bulldogs host No. 7 Princeton (3:30 p.m., Ivy League Digital Network). The Tigers are one of two teams currently unbeaten in Ivy League play, and they have won or shared the Ivy League title for three straight seasons. The Bulldogs will look to keep their Ivy League Tournament hopes alive with a victory.
  • Columbia Holds Off Yale, 15-14
    April 08, 2017
    After falling behind early, the Yale women’s lacrosse team spent most of Saturday afternoon at Wien Stadium trying to chase down Columbia. The pesky Lions never completely surrendered their lead, though -- the Bulldogs tied the game up twice late in the second half, but each time Columbia answered by re-taking the lead. The last time proved decisive, as a save by Columbia keeper Kelsey Gedin with 15 seconds to play preserved a 15-14 win over the Bulldogs.
  • Home Stretch of Ivy Games Starts at Columbia Saturday
    April 06, 2017
    Four Ivy League games remain on the regular season schedule for the Yale women’s lacrosse team, starting Saturday at Columbia (1:00 p.m., Ivy League Digital Network). The Bulldogs and Lions are both currently on the outside looking in as far as the Ivy League playoff picture goes -- they are tied for fifth with 1-2 records, and only the top four teams make the Ivy League tournament. But a win on Saturday could be just the momentum boost needed for one of these teams to make a run for a playoff spot. Yale, coming off a thrilling upset of Stanford as part of a doubleheader last Saturday, has won four of the last five in the series vs. Columbia.
  • Hanley Named US Lacrosse Player of the Week
    April 03, 2017
    Senior attacker Hope Hanley (Dover, Mass.), who totaled 16 points in three games for the Yale women’s lacrosse team last week, has been named US Lacrosse Player of the Week. US Lacrosse made the announcement Monday.
  • Yale Takes the First Game of the Day, 17-5 Over SHU
    April 01, 2017
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team got its doubleheader day off to a great start Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium against Sacred Heart, topping the Pioneers 17-5. Yale got goals from 11 different players, and the offense was led by four points each from sophomore midfielder Amanda Bosland and senior attacker Hope Hanley. The Bulldogs shot 17-for-36 and won the draw control battle 16-7.
  • Yale Stuns No. 19 Stanford 15-12 to Cap Sweep
    April 01, 2017
    It was a remarkable win in and of itself for the Yale women’s lacrosse team Saturday night at Reese Stadium -- but it was made even more remarkable by what the Bulldogs had done earlier in the day. Their 15-12 triumph over No. 19 Stanford had all the hallmarks of a signature moment for the program: record-setting performances, a big crowd and a thrilling finish. But add on the fact that it came on the heels of another full game just a few hours earlier -- just Yale’s second doubleheader in 37 years -- and you have the stuff that legends are made of.
  • Let’s Play Two! SHU, No. 19 Stanford at Reese Saturday
    March 31, 2017
    It is not an April Fool’s Day joke or a misprint on the schedule. The Yale women’s lacrosse team will play TWO games this Saturday at Reese Stadium -- just the second time in 37 years that the Bulldogs will play two games in the same day. First up is local rival Sacred Heart (12:00 p.m., Ivy League Digital Network), with No. 19 Stanford next (6:00 p.m., ESPN3, Ivy League Digital Network).
  • Back-and-Forth Battle Ends in BC’s Favor, 19-12
    March 29, 2017
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team fought back from an early 7-1 deficit Wednesday afternoon at BC, getting within one goal of the Eagles midway through the second half thanks to an 8-3 run. But BC responded with a run of its own, reeling off six straight goals to re-take a commanding lead. The Eagles eventually finished with a 19-12 win. Junior attacker Kiwi Comizio led the Bulldogs with five goals, a career high.
  • Surging BC Up Next for Yale
    March 28, 2017
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team has some tough non-conference opponents this season, including three that are ranked or receiving votes in the IWLCA national poll. That includes this Wednesday’s game at Boston College (4:00 p.m., ACC Network Extra). The Eagles have won five of their last seven games, with losses only to the top two teams in the country. Last season Yale battled BC to a 28-28 tie in terms of shots, and had a 15-13 advantage in draw controls along with a 16-12 edge in ground balls, but the Eagles came away with a 15-11 win.
  • Second-Half Rally Pushes No. 7 Cornell Past Yale 15-6
    March 25, 2017
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team was 30 minutes away from upsetting No. 7 Cornell Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium, holding a 5-3 lead on the Big Red at halftime. But Cornell, the defending Ivy League Tournament Champions, had a response ready for the upstart Bulldogs. The Big Red scored the first three goals of the second half -- and then nine more after Yale briefly tied the game 6-6. The 15-6 win lifted Cornell to a 3-0 Ivy record, the only such team in the league.
  • Yale Takes On No. 7 Cornell at Reese Saturday
    March 22, 2017
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team looks to knock off the only 2-0 team in the Ivy League, No. 7 Cornell, this Saturday at Reese Stadium (1:00 p.m., Facebook Live, Ivy League Digital Network). The Big Red, the defending Ivy League Tournament Champion, is riding a four-game winning streak that includes a pair of wins against ranked teams. Yale has won two in a row and five of its last seven.
  • Comeback Kids: 6-0 Run Caps 12-10 Win at Brown
    March 18, 2017
    Down 10-6 early in the second half at Brown Saturday afternoon, the Yale women’s lacrosse team had little margin for error in attempting a comeback. But that did not faze these Bulldogs, who are rapidly developing a tendency towards strong second halves. All they did Saturday was shut out the Bears for the final 24:03 while scoring six unanswered goals, and the end result was a thrilling 12-10 come-from-behind victory. Hat tricks from junior attacker Kiwi Comizio and sophomore attacker Izzy Nixon proved crucial, and junior midfielder Emily Granger delivered the go-ahead goal with 9:57 to play.
  • Pivotal Ivy League Game at Brown Saturday
    March 16, 2017
    In just the second game of the Ivy League women’s lacrosse season, Yale and Brown both find themselves at a crossroads heading into Saturday’s contest at Stevenson-Pincince Field (4:00 p.m., Ivy League Digital Network). The Bulldogs and the Bears both dropped their first Ivy League games (Yale 14-13 at Harvard, Brown 10-7 at No. 6 Princeton). In the seven-year history of the Ivy League Tournament, only one team that started the season 0-2 in league play has gone on to earn a spot in the tournament (Harvard in 2012). That adds to the urgency for both teams heading into Saturday’s showdown, and each is coming off a win in a non-league game.
  • Bulldogs Shut Down Niagara, 13-4
    March 13, 2017
    The top offense in the MAAC was no match for the Yale women’s lacrosse team Monday afternoon, as the Bulldogs cruised past Niagara 13-4. Operating in frigid, snowy conditions, Yale broke open a 3-3 game by outscoring the Purple Eagles 10-1 over the final 37:46. That was a season low in goals for Niagara, which had been averaging more than 13 goals per game entering the day. Junior goalkeeper Sydney Marks made eight saves and senior attacker Tess McEvoy led Yale with five goals.
  • Monday Game Time Changed to Noon
    March 12, 2017
    The start time for the Yale-Niagara women's lacrosse game Monday has been changed to Noon.
  • Yale at Niagara Monday at Noon
    March 12, 2017
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team has gone west for Spring Break -- to Western New York, that is. The Bulldogs will play at Niagara Monday afternoon; the game time has been changed to Noon (from 2:00 p.m.) due to expected inclement weather. This is the first meeting between the two teams.
  • No. 7 Stony Brook at Reese Tonight
    March 08, 2017
    On paper, this is the most challenging game of the 2017 season for the Yale women’s lacrosse team. Tuesday night at Reese Stadium (6:00 p.m., Ivy League Digital Network) the Bulldogs host No. 7 Stony Brook -- the highest-ranked opponent for Yale based on the most recent IWLCA poll. The undefeated Seawolves have made four straight NCAA Tournament appearances and entered this week ranked No. 1 nationally in scoring defense (5.50 goals allowed per game) and No. 6 nationally in scoring offense (15.50 goals per game).
  • Four Goals Each for Comizio, McEvoy in Loss to No. 7 Stony Brook
    March 08, 2017
    Facing the stingiest defense in the nation Wednesday night at Reese Stadium, the Yale women’s lacrosse team managed to keep its string of reaching double digit goals intact -- scoring 10 against No. 7 Stony Brook. That was the most goals the undefeated Seawolves have allowed in nearly a year. But in the end SBU’s powerful offense ruled the day, as sisters Kylie and Taryn Ohlmiller combined for 11 goals and the Seawolves came away with a 20-10 win. Senior attacker Tess McEvoy led the Bulldogs with six points (4-2-6). Junior attacker Kiwi Comizio added a career-high four goals, and sophomore attacker Izzy Nixon had two goals and two assists.
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