2017-18 Yale Women's Lacrosse News

  • Yale Leads Nation in GPA, Earns IWLCA Academic Merit Squad Award
    August 01, 2018
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team has earned the IWLCA Academic Merit Squad award for 2017-18 after posting the best team GPA at the NCAA Division I level. The IWLCA announced the award on Wednesday. The award comes on the heels of multiple other academic honors for the Bulldogs, both individually and as a team. Last month 10 members of the team were named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll for the 2018 season. That total tied Yale with Brown and Stanford for the most academic honor roll selections in the nation. Yale also was named as an IWLCA Academic Squad, recognition that is given to all NCAA women’s lacrosse teams with a team GPA of 3.0 or greater. The IWLCA named four teams -- the team in each division with the highest team GPA for the year -- as Merit Squads. Yale was the Division I honoree, while Florida Southern won in Division II, MIT won in Division III and Savannah College of Art & Design won at the NAIA level.
  • Bulldogs Tie for Best in Nation with 10 on IWLCA Academic Honor Roll
    July 23, 2018
    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 2018 season. That total ties Yale with Brown and Stanford for the most academic honor roll selections in the nation. The IWLCA announced the awards on Monday.
  • Spring Academic All-Ivy Announced
    June 20, 2018
    The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for 2018-19 Academic All-Ivy honors in its spring sports today, and 10 Bulldogs were recognized. The 80 men and women honored from the eight league schools were starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages. Each institution nominated five men and five women from its eligible student-athletes.
  • Seven Seniors, One Team Honored At Senior Student-Athlete Reception
    May 19, 2018
    One team and seven seniors were recognized by the Yale Athletics Department at the annual senior student-athlete reception on Saturday at the Lanman Center in Payne Whitney Gym. The women’s golf team earned the Brodhead Award for the highest team grade point average. Claire Huebner (Grosse Pointe, Mich.) of the co-ed sailing team and Theo Miller (Brooklyn, N.Y.) of the men’s soccer team were the recipients of the Ford Student-Athlete Community Outreach Award. The Kiphuth Student-Athlete Distinction Award was presented to Carl Mansson (Stockholm, Sweden) of the men’s track and field team and Calleigh Higgins (Ogdensburg, N.J.) of the women’s cross country and track and field team. Kiwi Comizio (New Vernon, N.J.) of the field hockey and women’s lacrosse teams received the Amanda Walton Award, and Courtney Pensavalle (Winchester, Mass.) and Jason Alessi (Bloomfield Hills, Mich) were the recipients of the Molly Meyer Humanitarian Award.
  • NCAA Recognizes 15 Yale Teams
    May 16, 2018
    Fifteen Yale teams have been recognized for academic excellence after scoring in the top 10 percent of their sports in the most recent Academic Progress Rates.
  • Nixon Named Second Team All-Region by IWLCA
    May 11, 2018
    After a record-breaking season in the draw control circle, junior attacker Izzy Nixon (Greenwich, Conn.) of the Yale women’s lacrosse team has been named second team All-Northeast Region by the IWLCA.
  • Dunne Named a Finalist for Yeardley Reynolds Love Unsung Hero Award
    May 08, 2018
    One of the unsung heroes of the Yale women’s lacrosse team received some recognition for being just that on Tuesday, as senior defender Emma Dunne (Oak Park, Ill.) was named a finalist for the One Love Foundation's Yeardley Reynolds Love Unsung Hero Award. The award, named after Virginia women’s lacrosse player Yeardley Love, recognizes six student-athletes (one man and one woman at the NCAA Division I, Division II and Division III levels) who “demonstrate dedication, integrity, humility, hard work, community service, leadership, kindness and sportsmanship -- all qualities Yeardley Love exemplified throughout her life.” Dunne is one of five female finalists at the Division I level. The winners will be announced in late May after an interview process.
  • Dunne, Gramigna and Watt Honored with Team Awards
    May 03, 2018
    Celebrating another season marked by signs of progress, the Yale women's lacrosse team honored three players with team awards this past Tuesday at the post-season banquet in the Varsity Room at Ray Tompkins House. Senior midfielder Madeleine Gramigna (Summit, N.J.) received the Bowditch Award as the team's most valuable player, sophomore defender Julia Watt (Essex Fells, N.J.) won the Most Improved Player Award and senior defender Emma Dunne (Oak Park, Ill.) received the Holgate Award for dedication.
  • Gramigna, Marks and Nixon Earn All-Ivy League Honors
    May 01, 2018
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team had three players honored by the Ivy League on Tuesday as the league announced its year-end awards. Senior midfielder Madeleine Gramigna (Summit, N.J.) and junior attacker Izzy Nixon (Greenwich, Conn.) were named second team All-Ivy League, while senior goalkeeper Sydney Marks (Chappaqua, N.Y.) was named honorable mention All-Ivy League.
  • Season Ends with Hard-Fought 14-11 Loss to No. 10 Penn
    April 28, 2018
    Paying tribute to its seniors while also looking forward to its future, the Yale women’s lacrosse team gave No. 10 Penn all it could handle Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium before falling 14-11. All 10 of Yale’s seniors started the game, while the first-year class accounted for six of the Bulldogs’ 11 goals.
  • Senior Day Saturday as Yale Hosts No. 10 Penn
    April 27, 2018
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team looks to end the 2018 season on a high note while honoring its seniors this Saturday as the Bulldogs host No. 10 Penn at Reese Stadium. (4:00 p.m., Ivy League Network, ESPN+). Prior to the game, the team will honor its 10 seniors: attacker Kiwi Comizio (New Vernon, N.J.), defender Emma Dunne (Oak Park, Ill.), defender Taryn Gallagher (Haverford, Pa.), midfielder Madeleine Gramigna (Summit, N.J.), midfielder Emily Granger (Grasonville, Md.), defender Cooper Hall (Wyndmoor, Pa.), goalkeeper Sydney Marks (Chappaqua, N.Y.), attacker Maggie Pizzo (East Hampton, N.Y.), attacker Katie Smith (Duxbury, Mass.) and attacker Lily Smith (Duxbury, Mass.).
  • Bulldogs Fall at No. 23 Dartmouth
    April 21, 2018
    Another double-digit save effort from senior goalkeeper Sydney Marks was not enough for the Yale women’s lacrosse team Saturday afternoon at Scully-Fahey Field, as No. 23 Dartmouth kept itself in the running for a piece of the Ivy League Championship with a 17-4 win over the Bulldogs.
  • Yale Visits No. 23 Dartmouth Saturday
    April 17, 2018
    Still locked in a three-way tie for the fourth and final Ivy League Tournament spot, the Yale women’s lacrosse team visits No. 23 Dartmouth this Saturday (4:00 p.m., Ivy League Network, ESPN+). A win Saturday would keep Yale’s hopes of earning a spot in the tournament alive as the regular season finale on Apr. 28 looms.
  • No. 19 Princeton Tops Yale Despite 17 Saves from Marks
    April 14, 2018
    A 17-save effort by senior goalkeeper Sydney Marks wound up not being enough for the Yale women’s lacrosse team Saturday afternoon at No. 19 Princeton, as the Tigers’ defense ruled the day in an 18-4 Princeton win.
  • Bulldogs Visit No. 19 Princeton Saturday
    April 11, 2018
    Locked in a three-way tie for the fourth and final Ivy League Tournament spot with three weekends to go, the Yale women’s lacrosse team travels to No. 19 Princeton this Saturday (3:00 p.m., Ivy League Network). The Bulldogs are 2-2 in the league, tied with Columbia and Cornell, while Princeton is 2-1 and in third place. A win on Saturday could move Yale as high as tied for second.
  • Comeback Falls Short vs. Columbia; Nixon Sets Ivy Draws Record
    April 07, 2018
    Trailing Columbia by five with less than 15 minutes to play, the Yale women’s lacrosse staged a furious comeback Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium. Three goals by junior midfielder Addie Zinsner fueled a 5-0 run that drew the Bulldogs into a 10-10 tie with 8:06 to play. But after trailing all game long, Yale never wound up taking the lead. The Lions scored twice in the final 4:09 to come away with a 12-10 win. In addition to hat tricks from Zinsner and first-year midfielder Olivia Markert, Yale’s day was highlighted by 10 draw controls for junior attacker Izzy Nixon -- giving her an Ivy League record 112 for the season.
  • Ivy League Battle at Reese Saturday
    April 06, 2018
    With four weekends left in the regular season half of the teams in the Ivy League have either one or two league losses, creating a logjam from three through six in the standings. Two of those teams meet this Saturday at Reese Stadium to start sorting out the playoff picture, as only the top four teams in the final standings make the Ivy League Tournament. At 2-1, Yale is tied for third and on pace to earn its first Ivy League Tourney appearance. Columbia, currently in sixth at 1-2, visits for a 1:00 p.m. start (ESPN3, Ivy League Network).
  • No. 10 Towson Wins Defensive Battle, 9-4
    March 30, 2018
    Holding No. 10 Towson to its second-lowest goal total of the season turned out not to be enough for the Yale women’s lacrosse team Friday afternoon at Reese Stadium, as the Tigers’ defense carried them to a 9-4 win over the Bulldogs.
  • Another Ranked Team Visits Reese as Yale Hosts No. 10 Towson
    March 29, 2018
    So far this season the Yale women’s lacrosse team has knocked off a pair of ranked teams at Reese Stadium en route to posting a 5-1 record at home. The Bulldogs get a chance to add to that list this Friday, as No. 10 Towson comes to town (4:00 p.m., Ivy League Network).
  • Five Goals for Markert as Yale Rallies Past Marist 13-12
    March 27, 2018
    Led by five goals from first-year midfielder Olivia Markert -- including four in a span of 7:35 early in the second half -- the Yale women’s lacrosse team rallied past Marist for a 13-12 win at Reese Stadium Tuesday night. The Bulldogs’ defense, led by seven saves from senior goalkeeper Sydney Marks, allowed just one Red Fox goal in the last 23 minutes as Yale rallied from a four-goal deficit with a 6-1 run.
  • Marist at Reese Tuesday Night
    March 25, 2018
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team has enjoyed quite a home field advantage this season, posting a 4-1 record at Reese Stadium that includes a pair of wins vs. teams that were nationally ranked. The Bulldogs still have four regular season home games left, including three in a row starting with a visit from Marist Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. (Ivy League Network).
  • No. 21 Cornell Hands Yale First Ivy Loss, 13-8
    March 24, 2018
    A late comeback attempt by the Yale women’s lacrosse team fell short against Cornell at Schoellkopf Field, as the Big Red held on for a 13-8 win after leading by as many as eight goals. Seven different Bulldogs scored, led by a pair of goals from first-year midfielder Olivia Markert. Senior goalkeeper Sydney Marks made 12 saves.
  • Yale Visits No. 21 Cornell Saturday
    March 22, 2018
    Off to its best start in Ivy League play since 2002, the Yale women’s lacrosse team heads to No. 21 Cornell this Saturday (1:00 p.m., Ivy League Network). The Bulldogs have won their first two league games, making them the only 2-0 team in the Ivies right now.
  • No. 3 BC Avoids Yale’s Upset Bid, 13-9
    March 20, 2018
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team was less than 20 minutes away from pulling off another win over a ranked team Tuesday afternoon, leading No. 3 BC 7-6 after a goal by sophomore midfielder Barrett Carlson. But BC went on a 3-0 run, then answered with four more goals after the Bulldogs tied the score 9-9. The Yale defense held the Eagles to 13 goals -- tied for their season-low -- but BC still came away with a 13-9 win.
  • No. 3 BC in Town Tuesday Afternoon
    March 18, 2018
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team is off to its best start in 16 years -- 6-1. That hot streak will face a major challenge Tuesday afternoon, as No. 3 Boston College visits Reese Stadium (1:00 p.m., Ivy League Network). The Eagles are the highest-ranked opponent on Yale’s schedule, and are just a year removed from advancing to the NCAA Championship game.
  • Bulldogs Beat Brown 19-17; Off to Best Start in 16 Years
    March 17, 2018
    In a highly competitive league like the Ivy League, a handful of goals can sometimes make the difference in a season. At this time a year ago the Yale women’s lacrosse team was 0-2 in the league but had lost those games by a total of three goals. So far this season, that trend has been reversed -- and as a result the Bulldogs are 2-0 and in first place. The latest win came Saturday at Reese Stadium, 19-17 vs. Brown. With the victory, Yale is 6-1 overall and off to its best start since starting the 2002 season 7-1.
  • League Play Resumes with Visit from Brown Saturday
    March 16, 2018
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team resumes Ivy League play Saturday, hosting Brown (1:00 p.m., Ivy League Network). The Bulldogs are off to a 5-1 start for the first time since 2014, and are 1-0 in the Ivy League. Saturday’s game matches up the two best teams in the league as far as draw controls go -- Brown averages 17.67 per game and Yale averages 17.00.
  • Dominant Second Half Yields 14-7 Win at Niagara
    March 13, 2018
    Down 6-4 at halftime Tuesday afternoon at Niagara, the Yale women’s lacrosse team turned its fortunes around in dramatic fashion in the second half. The Bulldogs outscored the Purple Eagles 10-1 in the second, winning 10 of 12 draw controls, to come away with a 14-7 win. Senior attacker Kiwi Comizio led Yale with five points (4-1-5), tying her career high, while senior midfielder Madeleine Gramigna scored four goals. Senior goalie Sydney Marks made nine saves.
  • Win Streak Snapped by Canisius, 10-9 in 3OT
    March 11, 2018
    Midfielder Marissa Malvaso’s goal with 4:37 left in the third overtime lifted Canisius to a 10-9 victory over the Yale women’s lacrosse team Sunday afternoon at Demske Sports Complex, snapping the Bulldogs’ four-game winning streak. Yale had trailed 9-5 before reeling off four goals in a span of 4:08 late in the second half to force overtime.
  • Trip to Western New York Up Next
    March 07, 2018
    Off to a 4-0 start for the first time since 2014 -- and coming off a thrilling 16-15 overtime win vs. Harvard in the Ivy League opener last Saturday -- the Yale women’s lacrosse team starts Spring Break with a trip to a pair of MAAC opponents in western New York. The Bulldogs play at Canisius Sunday (1:00 p.m., ESPN3) and at Niagara Tuesday (1:00 p.m., Niagara Sports Network).
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