May 6, 2009

Three Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy League Honors

May 6, 2009

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Three Yale women's lacrosse players were named All-Ivy League Wednesday after a vote by the league's coaches. Senior midfielder Jenn Warden (Edgemont, Pa.) was named to the second team for the third time in her career. Additionally, sophomore defender Kaitlyn Flatley (Berwyn, Pa.) and freshman goalkeeper Whitney Quackenbush (Manhasset, N.Y.) earned honorable mention selection.

Warden was one of the most prolific scorers in the league, tying for third in both overall goals (43) and goals in Ivy games (17). That included four goals against Brown and three each against Columbia and Princeton. She also had 51 overall points (tied for fifth in the league) and 18 points in league games (tied for seventh). An impact player at both ends of the field, her 14 caused turnovers in Ivy games -- including three each against Cornell and Princeton -- tied for the league lead in that category. She had 31 caused turnovers overall, leading Yale in that category. She also led Yale with 34 ground balls, including 13 in league games, and 29 draw controls (10 in league games).

Warden scored at least one goal in every game this season and scored two or more goals in each of the last seven games. She finished sixth on Yale's career goals list (118), seventh on Yale's career points list (156) and tied for 11th on Yale's career assists list (38). In addition to her past Ivy League honors she is a two-time second team IWLCA All-Northeast Region selection. All-Region selections will be announced later this month.

Warden is a history major in Saybrook College. Prior to Yale she attended Lawrenceville.

Quackenbush, who was also one of the top candidates for the Ivy League Rookie of the Year Award that went to Penn defender Erin Brennan, settled in as Yale's starting goalkeeper in the second game of the season and started all seven league games. Her .508 save percentage in league games placed her third in the Ivy League in that category. Quackenbush was also second in league games in saves (61) and fourth in goals-against average (8.92). She had three double-digit save totals against Ivy opponents, stopping 12 shots against Harvard, 11 against Brown and 10 against Columbia.

Quackenbush's .492 overall save percentage marks just the third time in the last 20 years Yale has had a freshman goalie register a save percentage that high.

Prior to Yale Quackenbush attended Manhasset High. She is a member of Ezra Stiles College at Yale.

Flatley put her impressive stick skills to work in tying for the Ivy League lead with 14 caused turnovers in league games (19 caused turnovers overall). That included five caused turnovers in a memorable performance against Princeton, and three in Yale's 12-6 win at Columbia. She had at least one caused turnover in every Ivy League game and also had eight of her 20 ground balls for the season in league games. Overall she played in 16 games, starting 15, and had two goals on two shots.

Flatley attended Conestoga. She is a resident of Pierson College.

Report by Sam Rubin '95 (sam.rubin@yale.edu), Yale Sports Publicity