2014-15 Yale Women's Soccer News
December 23, 2014
Speck, Wilcox Earn All-New England Honors
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.
December 5, 2014
Grossman Elected 2015 Captain; Team Awards Announced
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.
December 3, 2014
Four Bulldogs Selected To NEWISA Senior Bowl
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.
November 12, 2014
Wilcox Named Ivy League Defensive Player Of Year; Five Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Honors
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.
November 10, 2014
McCauley Named Ivy League Rookie Of Week
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.
November 9, 2014
Five Bulldogs Earn Postseason Honor From CollegeSportsMadness
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.
November 7, 2014
Wilcox Sets Single Season School Goals Against Record As Yale Edges Brown In Season Finale
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.
November 6, 2014
Bulldogs Close Out Season At Brown
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.
November 1, 2014
Soggy Senior Day Ends In Scoreless Tie
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.
October 31, 2014
Columbia Visits On Senior Day
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.
October 30, 2014
Battaglia, Coxe Earn Academic Honor
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.
October 28, 2014
Seniors Shine In 3-1 Win Over UMass Lowell
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.
October 27, 2014
Bulldogs Host UMass Lowell
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.
October 25, 2014
Bulldogs Earn 1-1 Draw With Penn
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.
October 23, 2014
Bulldogs Back At Home To Host Penn
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.
October 20, 2014
Wilcox Earns Second Player Of Week Honor
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.
October 18, 2014
Gavin’s Goal, Wilcox’s Saves Help Yale Blank Cornell
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.
October 16, 2014
Key Ivy Date At Cornell Awaits Bulldogs
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.
October 13, 2014
Bulldogs Fall At Central Connecticut
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.
October 12, 2014
Monday Night Soccer At Central Connecticut
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.
October 11, 2014
Yale, Dartmouth Battle To Scoreless Tie
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.
October 9, 2014
Trip To Dartmouth Next Up For Bulldogs
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.
October 7, 2014
Wilcox Honored By CollegeSportsMadness.com
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.
October 6, 2014
Hudson Named Ivy League Rookie Of Week
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.
October 4, 2014
Bulldogs Earn Scoreless Tie With Defending Ivy Champion Harvard
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.
October 2, 2014
Bulldogs Head To Harvard
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.
September 27, 2014
Late Goal Lifts Princeton Past Yale In Ivy Opener
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.
September 26, 2014
Home Sweet Home – Not In Yale-Princeton Series
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.
September 22, 2014
Bulldogs Sweep Weekly Ivy Awards
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.
September 21, 2014
New Hampshire Edges Yale 1-0
Yale’s final game before the start of Ivy League play ended in frustration. The Bulldogs created a number of quality scoring opportunities but couldn’t capitalize and dropped a 1-0 decision to New Hampshire at Reese Stadium.
September 19, 2014
Wilcox Stops Late Penalty Kick As Bulldogs Hold Off Hofstra
The Yale women’s soccer team was two minutes away from a very impressive road victory at Hofstra when it appeared disaster struck. The Bulldogs were whistled for a questionable hand ball in the box.
September 18, 2014
Bulldogs Travel To Hofstra; Host New Hampshire
In the final weekend before the start of Ivy League play, the Yale women’s soccer team travels to Hofstra on Friday at 7 p.m. and then hosts New Hampshire on Sunday. Kickoff against Wildcats is set for 1 p.m. and it is the first game of a soccer doubleheader at Reese Stadium as the Yale men host Central Connecticut at 3:30 p.m.
September 16, 2014
Bulldogs Erupt For Five Goals In 5-1 Victory Over Saint Peter’s
Yale had its way with Saint Peter’s on Tuesday night. Freshman Sarah McCauley scored twice and Melissa Gavin added three assists as the Bulldogs cruised to a 5-1 victory at Reese Stadium. Geneva Decker and Ana Keusch also scored, and Yale was the beneficiary of an own goal midway through the second half.
September 15, 2014
Saint Peter’s Visits Reese Stadium Tuesday
The Yale women’s soccer team concludes a three-games-in-five-days stretch by hosting Saint Peter’s on Tuesday. Kickoff at Reese Stadium is set for 7 p.m.
September 14, 2014
Bulldogs Drop Overtime Heartbreaker To Manhattan
The Yale Classic ended in heartbreaking fashion for the Bulldogs.Aislinn McIlvenny scored eight minutes into overtime to lift Manhattan to a 2-1 victory over Yale on another gorgeous day at Reese Stadium.
September 12, 2014
Bulldogs Impress In 2-0 Victory Over Western Kentucky
The Bulldogs turned in their most impressive performance of the young season on the opening night of the Yale Classic.Melissa Gavin scored and added an assist and the defense shut down a potent Western Kentucky offense en route to a 2-0 victory on a gorgeous night at Reese Stadium.
September 11, 2014
Bulldogs Set To Host Yale Classic
For the first time since 2011, the Yale women’s soccer team will host an in-season tournament. The Bulldogs welcome Western Kentucky, Manhattan and Sacred Heart to New Haven for the Yale Classic.
September 11, 2014
Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Frannie Coxe
Frannie Coxe’s leadership and commitment to the Yale Community during her four years as a student-athlete have been extraordinary. On Tuesday, Coxe scored the game-winning goal on a penalty kick with 1.34 left in the second half, keeping the Bulldogs perfect through their first two games. Coxe is this year’s first Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week.
September 11, 2014
Yale Classic A Homecoming For WKU Head Coach Jason Neidell ‘94
Jason Neidell couldn’t be happier to be bringing his Western Kentucky women’s soccer team to the Yale Classic this weekend. Neidell is a 1994 Yale graduate and hasn’t been back to campus since the 1990’s.
September 9, 2014
Coxe’s Late Goal Lifts Bulldogs Over SHU
Yale used a little late game magic to pick up a win in its first road game of the season. Frannie Coxe scored on a penalty kick with 1:34 left in the second half to lift the Bulldogs to a hard-fought 2-1 victory over Sacred Heart on a beautiful late-summer night at Campus Field.
September 8, 2014
First Road Game Takes Yale To Sacred Heart
Yale’s first road game of 2014 will come against a familiar opponent, but it won’t be at a familiar venue. The Bulldogs will be facing Sacred Heart for the 12th time since 2001. The first 11 were played at Reese Stadium. On Tuesday the teams will meet in Fairfield. Kickoff at Campus Field is slated for 7 p.m.
September 5, 2014
Bulldogs Open Season At Home Against Quinnipiac
The Yale women’s soccer team begins the 2014 season by hosting local rival Quinnipiac on Friday night. Kickoff at Reese Stadium is slated for 7:30 p.m., following the Yale-Sacred Heart men’s game.
September 5, 2014
Bulldogs Win Sixth Straight Season Opener
Yale is making a habit of successful season openers.The Bulldogs cruised to a 2-0 victory over Quinnipiac on a muggy Friday night at Reese Stadium, their sixth straight win in their first game of the season.
September 4, 2014
Season Preview: Balanced Bulldogs Poised For Success
All the ingredients seem to be in place for the Yale women’s soccer team to have a successful 2014 season. The Bulldogs have a deep and experienced roster, and the addition of a talented freshman class should only help Yale in its quest to challenge for the Ivy League title.
August 26, 2014
Dick, Earnshaw Join Coaching Staff
There will be two new faces on the Yale sideline this fall. Stuart Dick and Eleri Earnshaw have joined head Rudy Meredith’s staff as assistant coaches.
August 22, 2014
First Practice In The Books
The Yale women’s soccer team hit the field for the first time this season on Friday. Head coach Rudy Meredith put his team through a nearly three-hour workout that included quite a bit of scrimmaging.
August 7, 2014
Three Players Earn Preseason Honor
Three Yale women’s soccer players have earned preseason recognition from CollegeSportsMadness.com. Rising seniors Melissa Gavin and Meredith Speck were both named to the All-Ivy League first team, while rising senior Frannie Coxe was selected to the second team.
August 6, 2014
A Closer Look At The 2014 Schedule
The Yale women’s soccer team will play four of its first five games in the friendly confines of Reese Stadium. In all, there are nine home games on the schedule, including the Yale Classic, a tournament that features Western Kentucky, Sacred Heart and Manhattan.
July 3, 2014
Butwin Named Director Of Soccer Operations
Jenny Butwin, who served as a volunteer assistant coach last fall, will have a new role in 2014. Butwin has been named the Director of Women’s Soccer Operations.
June 27, 2014
Bulldogs Welcome 10 In Class of 2018
Yale women’s soccer coach Rudy Meredith will welcome 10 freshmen to New Haven this fall.