2014-15 Yale Women's Soccer News

  • Yale Honors Six Seniors and One Team with Annual Awards at Senior Student-Athlete Reception
    May 16, 2015
    Six seniors and one team were honored by the Yale Athletics Department with awards at the annual senior student-athlete reception Saturday afternoon at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gymnasium. The men’s fencing team earned the Brodhead Award for highest team grade point average. Midfielder/forward Frannie Coxe (San Clemente, Calif.) of the women’s soccer team and midfielder James Tjarksen (Hartland, Wisc.) of the men’s lacrosse team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. Matt Townsend (Chappaqua, N.Y.) of the men’s basketball team and Caroline Rouse (St. Louis, Mo.) of the women’s golf team were the recipients of the Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award. Javier Duren (St. Louis, Mo.) of the men’s basketball team and Marika Liu (Beverly Hills, Calif.) of the women’s golf team were the recipients of the Meyer Humanitarian Award.
  • Speck, Wilcox Earn All-New England Honors
    December 23, 2014
    Seniors Meredith Speck and Elise Wilcox have both earned All-New England recognition. Speck was a first team selection, while Wilcox was named to the second team.
  • Grossman Elected 2015 Captain; Team Awards Announced
    December 05, 2014
    Ally Grossman, who helped anchor a Yale defense that yielded only three goals in seven Ivy League games this fall, has been elected captain of the 2015 Yale women’s soccer team. The announcement was made at the post-season banquet following a team vote.
  • Four Bulldogs Selected To NEWISA Senior Bowl
    December 03, 2014
    Four Yale women’s soccer players have been invited to participate in the 2014 New England Women's Intercollegiate Soccer Association's annual Senior Bowl. Muriel Battaglia, Melissa Gavin, Meredith Speck and Elise Wilcox will represent the Bulldogs. This year's event is scheduled for Saturday, December 6 at Merrimack College in North Andover, Mass., and kickoff is slated to begin at 2:30 p.m.
  • Wilcox Named Ivy League Defensive Player Of Year; Five Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Honors
    November 12, 2014
    Goalkeeper Elise Wilcox, who set a Yale single-season record by posting a 0.50 goals against average this fall, has been named the Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year. In addition, Wilcox was one of five Bulldogs named All-Ivy, earning a spot on the first team. Seniors Meredith Speck and Muriel Battaglia were also first team selections. Senior Melissa Gavin was named to the second team, while freshman Carlin Hudson earned honorable mention recognition.
  • McCauley Named Ivy League Rookie Of Week
    November 10, 2014
    Sarah McCauley ended her rookie season with a bang. She scored twice as the Bulldogs wrapped up the 2014 campaign with a 2-1 victory over Brown last Friday in Providence. McCauley has been rewarded for her performance by being named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.
  • Five Bulldogs Earn Postseason Honor From CollegeSportsMadness
    November 09, 2014
    Five Yale women’s soccer players were named to the CollegeSportsMadness.com All-Ivy League team. Forward Frannie Coxe and goalkeeper Elise Wilcox each earned first team recognition, while seniors Melissa Gavin and Meredith Speck and junior Ally Grossman were selected to the second team.
  • Wilcox Sets Single Season School Goals Against Record As Yale Edges Brown In Season Finale
    November 07, 2014
    Goalkeeper Elise Wilcox earned a spot in the Yale record book in the final game of her career. Wilcox made eight saves and yielded just one goal as the Bulldogs ended the season with a 2-1 victory over Brown at Stevenson Field.
  • Bulldogs Close Out Season At Brown
    November 06, 2014
    The 2014 season comes to a conclusion for the Bulldogs on Friday when they travel to Brown. Kickoff at Stevenson Field is slated for 7 p.m.
  • Soggy Senior Day Ends In Scoreless Tie
    November 01, 2014
    Rain, wind and cold helped keep scoring chances to a minimum Saturday at Reese Stadium. Yale and Columbia’s stingy defense played a pretty big role as well. The result was a fairly predictable scoreless tie before the few hearty souls who braved the less than ideal conditions.
  • Columbia Visits On Senior Day
    October 31, 2014
    The Bulldogs wrap up the home portion of the schedule on Saturday when Columbia comes to Reese Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 4 p.m., prior to the Yale-Columbia men’s game.
  • Battaglia, Coxe Earn Academic Honor
    October 30, 2014
    Seniors Muriel Battaglia and Frannie Coxe are each enjoying fine seasons on the field. The two have shined in the classroom as well, and now each are being honored for their all-around good work. Battaglia and Coxe were named to the Capital One Academic All-District 1 first team for the second straight year.
  • Seniors Shine In 3-1 Win Over UMass Lowell
    October 28, 2014
    Senior Day isn’t until Saturday but the festivities kicked off a little early. Seniors accounted for all three goals and three of the four assists as Yale cruised to a 3-1 victory over UMass Lowell at Reese Stadium.
  • Bulldogs Host UMass Lowell
    October 27, 2014
    The Bulldogs play their final non-league game of the season when UMass Lowell visits Reese Stadium on Tuesday. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. Prior to the game in honor of Halloween, the team will be holding a Trick or Treat with the Bulldogs. Kids 12 and under can come out in costumes. The event begins at 6 p.m.
  • Bulldogs Earn 1-1 Draw With Penn
    October 25, 2014
    With goals hard to come by in Ivy League play, it had to be a little disheartening for the Bulldogs when they gave up the first goal to Penn on Saturday. Yale, though, persevered and earned a 1-1 tie with the Quakers thanks to a goal from Melissa Gavin midway through the second half.
  • Bulldogs Back At Home To Host Penn
    October 23, 2014
    Goals have been few and far between in Yale’s first four Ivy League games. The Bulldogs have scored only once but also have yielded only one goal. So, expect a low-scoring affair when Yale and Penn meet on Saturday. Kickoff at Reese Stadium is set for 4 p.m.
  • Wilcox Earns Second Player Of Week Honor
    October 20, 2014
    There may not be a hotter goalkeeper in the nation than Yale’s Elise Wilcox. Wilcox, who made eight saves in shutting out Cornell on Saturday, has yielded only one goal in her last four games and has posted three straight shutouts in league games. Her effort against the Big Red has earned her Ivy League player of the week honors.
  • Gavin’s Goal, Wilcox’s Saves Help Yale Blank Cornell
    October 18, 2014
    Yale’s team dinner Friday night ended a little different than normal. Head coach Rudy Meredith went around the tables and had each player make a sacrifice to the goals gods. After seeing his team held scoreless for five straight games, Meredith figured he had to try something.
  • Key Ivy Date At Cornell Awaits Bulldogs
    October 16, 2014
    As the halfway point of the Ivy League season approaches only five points separate the two teams tied for first from the two teams tied for seventh. Yale has played well in its last two games, ties with Harvard and Dartmouth, but the Bulldogs will need victories in order stay in the race. Next up is a Saturday game at Cornell. Kickoff is slated for 1 p.m.
  • Bulldogs Fall At Central Connecticut
    October 13, 2014
    Yale’s offensive frustration continued Monday night at Central Connecticut. The Bulldogs outshot the Blue Devils 16-7 and had a 13-3 edge in corner kicks, but it was CCSU that made the most of its opportunities. The result was a 4-0 victory for the Blue Devils.
  • Monday Night Soccer At Central Connecticut
    October 12, 2014
    The Yale women’s soccer team takes a break from Ivy League play to travel to Central Connecticut for a rare Monday night game. The two teams were supposed to play on a Monday night last year as well but the game was postponed because of the threat of thunderstorms. The forecast looks good so the teams should kick off at 7 p.m.
  • Yale, Dartmouth Battle To Scoreless Tie
    October 11, 2014
    Goals have been hard to come by for the Yale women’s soccer team recently so that made the events Saturday at Dartmouth all the more frustrating.
  • Trip To Dartmouth Next Up For Bulldogs
    October 09, 2014
    In its first Ivy League road game of the season last Saturday, the Yale women’s soccer team played a scoreless tie with defending champion Harvard. The Bulldogs can expect another low-scoring affair when they travel to Dartmouth this Saturday. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. The Big Green has posted four shutouts on the season and has allowed more than two goals only once.
  • Wilcox Honored By CollegeSportsMadness.com
    October 07, 2014
    Goalkeeper Elise Wilcox, who made four saves and posted a shutout in a scoreless tie with Harvard on Saturday, was named the CollegeSportsMadness.com Ivy League Player of the Week.
  • Hudson Named Ivy League Rookie Of Week
    October 06, 2014
    Freshman defender Carlin Hudson, who played a key role in Yale’s scoreless tie with Harvard on Saturday, has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.
  • Bulldogs Earn Scoreless Tie With Defending Ivy Champion Harvard
    October 04, 2014
    Freshman defender Carlin Hudson was handed one of the most important jobs in Saturday’s game at Harvard, marking reigning Ivy League player of the year Margaret Purce. Hudson responded quite well, holding Purce without a shot and without a point as Yale earned a scoreless tie with the Crimson, the defending Ivy League champions.
  • Bulldogs Head To Harvard
    October 02, 2014
    The first Ivy League road game poses a big challenge for the Yale women’s soccer team. The Bulldogs travel to defending league champion Harvard on Saturday. Kickoff at Soldiers Field is slated for 4 p.m. The Yale and Harvard men play at 7 p.m.
  • Late Goal Lifts Princeton Past Yale In Ivy Opener
    September 27, 2014
    A late defensive lapse doomed the Yale women’s soccer team in its Ivy League opener against Princeton at Reese Stadium. Tyler Lussi scored the only goal of the game with 5:57 left in the second half to lift the Tigers on an unseasonably warm afternoon at Reese Stadium.
  • Home Sweet Home – Not In Yale-Princeton Series
    September 26, 2014
    You would think Yale head coach Rudy Meredith would be pleased that Saturday’s Ivy League opener against Princeton is in the friendly confines of Reese Stadium. Recent history, though, has Meredith a bit apprehensive. The visiting team has won the last seven games in the series. The Bulldogs hope to put an end to that when the Tigers come to town for a 4 p.m. kickoff.
  • Bulldogs Sweep Weekly Ivy Awards
    September 22, 2014
    A pair of victories, including a tough road win at Hofstra, helped Yale sweep the weekly Ivy League awards. Goalkeeper Elise Wilcox, who made 12 saves, including stopping a penalty kick against Hofstra, was named the Player of the Week, while freshman Sarah McCauley, who set up the game-winning goal, was selected as the Rookie of the Week.
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