June 22, 2010
Yale Softball Skills Clinic Sold Out
The Yale Softball team’s skills clinic set for July 3-4 at Dewitt Family Field is sold out. The clinic, for children ages 8 to 12, offers infield and outfield instruction in addition to hitting and base running tips.

May 14, 2010
Four Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Recognition
Four Yale softball players have earned All-Ivy recognition for their performance during the 2010 season. Outfielder Allie Canulli, who led the team with 17 RBI and was second in average (.320), was named to second team. Pitcher Kayla Kuretich, shortstop Meg Johnson and outfielder Ashley Sloan each earned honorable mention recognition.

May 11, 2010
Westman, Canulli, Gutterud Named To Academic All-District 1 Second Team
Three Yale softball players – catcher McKynlee Westman, outfielder Allie Canulli and pitcher Holly Gutterud – have been honored for their work in the classroom. The trio was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District I second team.

May 6, 2010
McKynlee Westman Elected 2010-11 Yale Softball Captain
It didn’t take long for McKynlee Westman to earn the respect of her teammates. Following her rookie season in 2008, they voted her as the recipient of the Barbara Chou Leadership Award. Two years later, those same qualities are still apparent. Westman was elected captain of the 2011 Yale softball team following a team vote. The announcement was made at the annual postseason banquet on Wednesday night.

May 1, 2010
Ashley Sloan Sets Yale Career Hits Record; Bulldogs Split With Brown
Ashley Sloan entered Saturday’s doubleheader with Brown needing one hit to set a new Yale record. The crowd at Dewitt Family Field didn’t have to wait long to see that happen. Sloan singled leading off the bottom of the first inning. The fans, though, did have to wait quite awhile for the first game to be decided. It became worth the wait when Katie Yanagisawa singled home pinch-runner Mariclaire Rebman in the bottom of the 11th inning to lift the Bulldogs to a thrilling 5-4 victory. Brown won the second game 2-0.

April 30, 2010
Power Surge Earns Yale Split With Brown
The long ball helped the Yale softball team earn a split of an Ivy League doubleheader with Brown. Meg Johnson homered twice and Kelsey Warkentine added a solo blast to lead the Bulldogs to a 4-2 victory in the second game. Stephanie Thompson’s grand slam powered Brown to 6-5 win in the first game.

April 29, 2010
Senior Day Concludes Four-Game Series Against Brown
For seniors Allie Canulli, Holly Gutterud, Lauren Huddleston, Kayla Kuretich and Ashley Sloan, it probably seems like only yesterday that they played their first games for the Bulldogs – 9-1 and 6-3 victories over Rider and Fairleigh Dickinson at the Rebel Games in Kissimmee, Fla., on Mar. 11, 2007. The five will hope for similar success in their last weekend when Yale plays a four-game series against Brown. The teams meet in Providence on Friday beginning at 2 p.m. and then come to New Haven on Saturday for a 12:30 p.m. doubleheader. Free audio of Saturday’s games is available at wybcx.com/sports.

April 27, 2010
First-Place Harvard Shuts Down Yale
The Yale softball team fought to the bitter end in both games Tuesday against first-place Harvard. Unfortunately for the Bulldogs, both late rallies came up short. Yale nearly erased a six-run deficit in the seventh inning of the first game but fell 6-4. In the second game, the Bulldogs got two runners on base for the only time in the game in their final at bat but couldn’t score in a 5-0 loss.

April 25, 2010
Yale-Harvard Doubleheader Pushed Back To Tuesday
Due to the forecast of rain in New Haven on Monday, the Yale softball doubleheader with Harvard has been moved to Tuesday. The Bulldogs and Crimson will now play twice beginning at 2:30 p.m.

April 24, 2010
Big Inning Helps Harvard Win Two From Yale
The Yale softball team got to see first hand why Harvard’s Rachel Brown is considered one of the Ivy League’s top pitchers. Brown tossed a one-hit shutout and struck out 16 to lead the Crimson to a 6-0 victory in the first game and then came on in relief in the seventh inning of the second game and struck out the side in Harvard’s 10-3 win.

April 22, 2010
First Place Harvard Visits For Four-Game Series
There are only eight games remaining in the 2010 Yale softball season. The good news for the Bulldogs is that six of them will be played in the friendly confines of Dewitt Family Field. Harvard is in town for four of those games this weekend. The Bulldogs and Crimson meet in doubleheaders on both Saturday and Sunday beginning at 12:30 p.m. Free audio will be available at wybcx.com/sports. In addition, Saturday is Alumnae Day.

April 19, 2010
Yale Falls Twice To Dartmouth
Meg Johnson continued her hot hitting, but it wasn’t enough to lead the Yale softball team to victory. Johnson homered for the second straight day and extended her hitting streak to four games, but Yale lost a doubleheader to Dartmouth at Sachem Field. The Bulldogs dropped the first game 7-3, despite a solo home run from Christy Nelson, and fell 11-3 in the second game.

April 18, 2010
Bulldogs Face Crucial Four-Game Series At Dartmouth
The Yale softball team will have a much better idea of where it stands in the Ivy League North Division following a crucial four-game series at Dartmouth this weekend. Because of inclement weather in Hanover, N.H., the games will now be played on Sunday and Monday. Action at Sachem Field kicks off at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday and at 2 p.m. on Monday.

April 18, 2010
Bulldogs Drop Doubleheader At Dartmouth
Home runs played a key role in Dartmouth’s doubleheader sweep of Yale on Sunday at Sachem Field. The Big Green hit three in the first game en route to an 11-3 victory, and Molly Khalil blasted a solo shot in the bottom of the ninth inning of the second game to give Dartmouth a wild 10-9 victory.

April 16, 2010
Baseball, Softball Schedules Altered For Weekend
Due to inclement weather in Hanover, N.H., the Yale baseball and softball series this weekend have been pushed back. Baseball will now play at Dartmouth on Sunday and Monday at Noon (both doubleheaders). Softball will play at Dartmouth on Sunday at 12:30 PM and Monday at 2:00 PM (both doubleheaders).

April 14, 2010
Bulldogs Rout Sacred Heart To Earn Doubleheader Split
Yale’s hitters have struggled against Sacred Heart in recent meetings. That trend continued in the first game of Wednesday’s doubleheader, but the Bulldogs broke out in a big way in the second game. After Nicole Sidor tossed a four-hitter to lead the Pioneers to a 4-1 win in the opener, Yale banged out 12 hits and cruised to a 10-0 victory in the nightcap.

April 13, 2010
Short Trip To Sacred Heart On Tap Wednesday
Yale’s bats seem to be coming alive at the right time. The start of Ivy League North Division play is this weekend, and the Bulldogs have averaged a little over 11 hits and scored 22 runs in their last three games. Yale will try to build some more positive momentum for this weekend’s trip to Dartmouth with a doubleheader at Sacred Heart on Wednesday. The first pitch of the first game at Pioneer Park is slated for 3 p.m.

April 13, 2010
Short Trip To Sacred Heart On Tap Wednesday
Yale’s bats seem to be coming alive at the right time. The start of Ivy League North Division play is this weekend, and the Bulldogs have averaged a little over 11 hits and scored 22 runs in their last three games. Yale will try to build some more positive momentum for this weekend’s trip to Dartmouth with a doubleheader at Sacred Heart on Wednesday. The first pitch of the first game at Pioneer Park is slated for 3 p.m.

April 11, 2010
Historic Sweep; Yale Wins Two From Princeton
In Saturday’s second game against Cornell, the Yale softball team had 11 hits but scored only three runs. The Bulldogs were far more efficient Sunday against Princeton. Yale banged out 11 hits in both games but scored a total of 19 runs in a pair of victories. The Bulldogs cruised to an 11-2 win in the first game and then edged the Tigers 8-6 in the nightcap. It was the first time in school history that Yale swept a doubleheader from Princeton.

April 10, 2010
Canulli’s Homer Not Enough As Yale Drops Doubleheader To Cornell
The Yale softball team did a number of things right in Saturday’s first game with Cornell. The Bulldogs got excellent pitching from Holly Gutterud and Jackie Manzer, who limited the Big Red’s high-powered offense to six hits. The pitchers also benefitted from some outstanding defense. Unfortunately, Cornell pitcher Elizabeth Dalrymple was just too good. She tossed a three-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts to lead the Big Red to a 3-0 victory. Cornell completed the doubleheader sweep with a 7-3 win in the second game, despite a home run from Yale’s Allie Canulli.

April 9, 2010
Friday's Softball Doubleheader Postponed; Yale-Cornell Will Now Play Two Saturday Starting At 1:30 p.m.
Yale's doubleheader with Cornell scheduled for Friday has been postponed due to rain. The two teams will now play on Saturday beginning at 1:30 p.m. Yale and Princeton will play a doubleheader on Sunday, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

April 8, 2010
Bulldogs Face Pair of High-Powered Offenses
Yale’s pitching staff entered the week leading the Ivy League in earned run average. That staff will be put to the test when two of the Ivy League’s most potent offenses visit Dewitt Family Field this weekend. Defending Ivy League champion Cornell is in town on Friday for a 2 p.m. doubleheader. The Big Red has already scored 132 runs this season. On Saturday, Princeton visits for a doubleheader that gets under way at 12:30 p.m. The Tigers lead the league with 21 home runs. Free audio of Saturday’s games will be available at wybc.com.

April 7, 2010
Bulldogs Drop Doubleheader To Providence
Fast starts helped the Providence softball team to a pair of wins over Yale on Wednesday on a gorgeous afternoon at Dewitt Family Field. The Friars led 6-0 after two innings in the first game en route to a 6-2 victory and jumped out to a 2-0 lead after the first inning of the second game on their way to a 9-1 victory. Ashley Sloan had hits in both games to extend her hitting streak to six for the Bulldogs.

April 6, 2010
Six-Game Home Stand Starts With Visit From Providence
The Yale softball team has played only two of its 19 games in the friendly confines of Dewitt Family Field. That number will grow significantly this week. Yale starts a six-game home stand with a visit from Providence on Wednesday. The doubleheader gets under way at 2:30 p.m.

April 3, 2010
Bulldogs Drop Doubleheader At Penn
The Yale softball team got a big day from its senior class but it wasn’t enough to lift the Bulldogs to victories. Ashley Sloan, Allie Canulli and Lauren Huddleston combined for seven of Yale’s 10 hits on Saturday and knocked in all four runs, but Penn swept an Ivy League doubleheader at Warren Field. The Quakers scored five times in the bottom of the sixth inning of the first game en route to a 5-4 victory, and Taylor Tieman tossed a four-hit shutout in the second game to lead Penn to a 2-0 victory.

April 2, 2010
Quick Six In Sixth; Big Comeback Leads To Doubleheader Sweep Of Columbia
The Yale softball team opened Ivy League play in impressive fashion. Ashley Sloan’s two-out RBI single capped a six-run sixth inning as Yale rallied from a 7-2 deficit to beat Columbia 8-7 and earn a doubleheader sweep in the Ivy League openers for both team. Kayla Kuretich tossed a five-hit shutout to lead the Bulldogs to a 6-0 victory in the first game.

April 1, 2010
Trip To Columbia & Penn Starts Ivy League Play
The 2010 Yale softball season has already had its share of eventful moments. It began a day later than expected because of torrential rain in normally sunny Florida. Kayla Kuretich had her bid for a no-hitter ended by ground ball single in the seventh inning against Marist, and most recently, Yale saw a 9-3 lead go for naught when the game had to be stopped after four innings because of darkness. All of that, though, gets forgotten now as Yale prepares for its Ivy League openers this weekend. The Bulldogs play doubleheaders at Columbia on Friday and at Penn on Saturday. The action on both days begins at 2 p.m.

March 31, 2010
Bulldogs Travel To Fairfield For Pair
The start of the Ivy League season is just a few days away and the Yale softball team has one more chance to work out the kinks to get ready. Weather permitting, Yale plays a doubleheader at Fairfield on Wednesday. The first pitch of the first game at Alumni Field is slated for 2:30 p.m.

March 31, 2010
Left Out In The Dark; Big Yale Lead Erased When Game Called After Four Innings
History may not show it, but the Yale softball team will take some positive momentum into Friday’s Ivy League opener against Columbia. When yesterday’s heavy rain pushed the starting time for Wednesday’s game with Fairfield back to 4 p.m., the plan was to play only one game. But when the first game ended in a relatively brisk 1:53, the coaches decided to try and squeeze in a second game. That’s when Yale’s bats came alive. The Bulldogs banged out 16 hits in four innings and had a 9-3 lead. Unfortunately, all that offense took time and the game had to be called before it became official as darkness was descending on Alumni Field. As a result, none of the statistics count. Fairfield won the first game 3-1.

March 31, 2010
Today’s Softball Game At Fairfield Pushed Back To 4 p.m. Start; Teams Will Now Play One Game
The softball doubleheader scheduled for today at Fairfield has been changed to a single game and will be played at 4 p.m. rather than 2:30 p.m. as originally scheduled.

March 30, 2010
Kuretich Named Ivy League Pitcher of the Week
Kayla Kuretich, who flirted with a no-hitter last Wednesday against Marist, has been named the Ivy League Pitcher of the Week. In two appearances last week, Kuretich pitched 12 innings without allowing an earned run and struck out 10.

March 27, 2010
Home Openers Saturday Against Army
The Army softball team that comes to Dewitt Family Field on Saturday has played 16 games. There is one in particular that should have Yale’s attention. On Mar. 20, the Black Knights knocked off defending Ivy League champion Cornell 2-1 at the Rebel Games in Florida. As a result, Saturday’s doubleheader is a good test for a Bulldog team that is only a week away from starting league play. The first pitch of the first game is slated for 1 p.m.

March 27, 2010
Canulli’s Big Hit Helps Yale To Split With Army
One of the things missing for the Yale softball team early in the season has been the key hit. Allie Canulli helped change that Saturday against Army. Canulli’s two-out, two-run single in the fourth inning snapped a 1-1 tie and lifted the Bulldogs to a 4-1 victory over the Black Knights in the first game of a doubleheader at Dewitt Family Field. Army rebounded to win the second game 7-2.

March 24, 2010
Kuretich Flirts With No-Hitter; Bulldogs Split With Marist
In her two starts prior to Wednesday, Kayla Kuretich was dominating for the Yale softball team. She brought it to a higher level against Marist, taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning before allowing a one-out single as the Bulldogs blanked the Red Foxes 3-0 to earn a split of a non-league doubleheader. Marist won the first game 4-3.

March 22, 2010
Yale Visits Marist Wednesday
The Yale softball team heads to Poughkeepsie, N.Y., for a non-league doubleheader with Marist on Wednesday. The action at The Softball Park at Gartland Field gets under way at 2:30 p.m. Yale, which has yet to play a home game, picked up its first two wins of the season on Sunday at the Stony Brook Invitational, topping Holy Cross 5-1 and Quinnipiac 4-2.

March 21, 2010
Offense Comes Alive; Yale Wins Two At Stony Brook Invitational
After struggling at the plate in its first eight games, it was only matter of time before the Yale softball team broke out. Sunday was the day. Yale banged out 14 hits in a pair of victories – 5-1 over Holy Cross and 4-2 over Quinnipiac. Both games were part of the Stony Brook Invitational at University Field.

March 20, 2010
Bulldogs Drop 1-0 Decision To Fairfield At Stony Brook Invitational
The Yale softball team had a number of good scoring chances Saturday against Fairfield. The Bulldogs had baserunners in all but one inning, but none were able to cross home plate. As a result Yale suffered a heartbreaking 1-0 loss to the Stags on the second day of the Stony Brook Invitational at University Field.

March 19, 2010
Two Pitchers Duels Go Against Bulldogs
Kayla Kuretich pitched one of the best games of her career on Friday against Quinnipiac. Unfortunately for the Yale softball team, it didn’t lead to a victory. Kim Le Bel’s infield single scored Julia Sini in the bottom of the ninth inning as the Bobcats edged Yale 2-1 on the opening day of the Stony Brook Invitational at University Field. In their first game of the day, the Bulldogs dropped a 3-0 decision to Stony Brook.

March 18, 2010
Bulldogs Spend Weekend At Stony Brook Invitational
After spending a week in Florida, the Yale softball team returned to New Haven on Wednesday. Their stay in the Elm City won’t be for long. The Bulldogs will take the ferry over to Long Island early Friday morning to compete in the Stony Brook Invitational. On Friday, Yale plays Stony Brook (11 a.m.) and Quinnipiac (3 p.m.). Saturday the Bulldogs meet Fairfield at 2 p.m. and on Sunday they play Holy Cross at 10 a.m. and Quinnipiac at noon.

March 15, 2010
Bulldogs Fall To Stetson In Florida Finale
Stetson’s Patricia Wilson Field has been named the top softball facility in the nation twice this decade. It appears the field could get some postseason use this spring. Amanda Lindsey had two hits, including a three-run home run, to lead Stetson to an 8-0 victory over Yale on Monday. The victory was the Hatters’ 15th of the young season.

March 14, 2010
Nelson Belts First Career Homer But Bulldogs Drop Pair At Stetson Classic
The Yale softball team did a number of things well on the second day of the Stetson Classic. The Bulldogs hit their first home run of the season and played excellent defense, including throwing two runners out at the plate. In the end, though, two big innings by their opponents proved too much to overcome. UConn scored four times in the first inning and hung on for a 5-3 win, and Stetson scored four runs in the second inning en route to an 8-1 victory.

March 13, 2010
Yale Falls To Bethune-Cookman, Stetson In Season Openers
The Yale softball team faced the unenviable task of opening the season against a pair of teams that combined have already played more than 40 games. The Bulldogs acquitted themselves quite well. In the opener, they dropped a hard-fought 2-1 decision to Bethune Cookman and then fell 5-1 to Stetson. The two games were part of the Stetson Classic.

March 12, 2010
First Day Of Stetson Classic Rained Out
Heavy rains in Central Florida forced the cancellation of the opening day of the Stetson Classic. The Bulldogs were supposed to play UConn and Stetson, but both games were rained out. Yale will play Bethune Cookman (11 a.m.) and Stetson (4 p.m.) as scheduled on Saturday. On Sunday, the Bulldogs will now take on UConn at 10 a.m. and Stetson at 3 p.m. There is also the possibility that a game with Stetson will be added on Monday, but the details are still being finalized.

March 8, 2010
2010 Season Starts Friday At Stetson Classic
The Yale softball team kicks off the 2010 season with a trip to the Stetson Classic this weekend. Yale plays UConn (Friday, 1:30 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.), Stetson (Friday, 6:30 p.m., Saturday, 4 p.m.) and Bethune Cookman (Saturday, 11:30 a.m.). The recent mild weather in New Haven has allowed the Bulldogs to get some outdoor practice time, but they will be facing teams that kicked off their seasons in February and have already played a number of games.

March 4, 2010
2010 Season Preview: Bulldogs Optimistic As Opener Approaches
The Yale softball program has been on the upswing in recent years. The Bulldogs have improved their Ivy League record from the previous season in each of the last three years. If that trend continues in 2010, Yale should be strong contenders for the Ivy’s North Division title. The Bulldogs return 12 letterwinners and seven starters from last year’s team that finished 22-22 overall and 11-9 in league play.

February 4, 2010
Pair Of Tournament Appearances Highlight 2010 Yale Softball Schedule
There is a new look to the Yale softball schedule for 2010. The Bulldogs begin the season by participating in tournaments at Stetson (Mar. 12-14) and Stony Book (Mar. 19-21). In addition, the back-to-back doubleheaders with Ivy League South Division opponents Columbia and Penn and Cornell and Princeton will be played on consecutive Fridays and Saturdays. In all, Yale is scheduled to play 42 games, including seven doubleheaders in the friendly confines of Dewitt Family Field.

January 25, 2010
Bulldogs To Host Pitching & Hitting Clinic On Feb. 21
The Yale softball team will host a pitching and hitting clinic on Sunday, Feb. 21 at Coxe Cage. The session begins with a pitching clinic at 10:30 a.m. – pitchers must bring a catcher – and continues with a hitting clinic at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $45 per session or $80 for both. The price for groups of 10 or more is $30 per player, but groups must register in advance with group names. Registration will be conducted at the door but participants must reserve a spot by emailing head coach Barbara Reinalda at Barbara.reinalda@yale.edu.

August 26, 2009
Merrifield Selected As Candidate For Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award
Sophia Merrifield, the Yale women’s soccer captain, has been selected as one of 30 candidates for the 2009 Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence – classroom, character, community and competition.

August 25, 2009
Season Preview: Motivated Bulldogs Ready For 2009 Campaign
2008 was a frustrating season for the Yale women’s soccer team. Five of the Bulldogs’ seven losses came by one goal. “In four of them, we were winning with 15 minutes left in the game,” lamented head coach Rudy Meredith. Meredith, though, is confident the issue has been addressed. As a result, he is optimistic Yale can return to its familiar perch at or near the top of the Ivy standings in 2009. With eight starters and 15 letterwinners returning there is evidence to support his claim.

July 22, 2009
Reinalda Announces Class of 2013
Yale softball head coach Barbara Reinalda will welcome five freshmen to the roster this fall. Jackie Manzer (Thousand Oaks, CA), Christy Nelson (San Diego, CA), Jennifer Ong (Pleasanton, CA), Liz Tutino (Madison, CT) and Kelsey Warkentine (Auburn, KS) all bring strong credentials to New Haven.

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