2017-18 Yale Men's Lacrosse News

  • 5 Bulldogs Named USILA Scholar All-Americans
    June 11, 2018
    Yale not only won its first NCAA Men’s Lacrosse National Championship this spring, the Bulldogs also took national classroom honors. The USILA came out with its list of scholar All-Americans today, and the Elis had the most with five.
  • Daniggelis Named Yale Lax Captain
    June 06, 2018
    The Bulldogs, fresh off a national championship, have a new captain. John Daniggelis ’19 will lead the 2019 Yale Men’s Lacrosse team in defending both the NCAA and Ivy League crowns.
  • Reeves Wins Yale’s 1st Tewaaraton Award
    May 31, 2018
    He led his team to its first NCAA Championship while notching his name in the school’s record books enough to become the most decorated lacrosse player in the history of the program.
  • National Champions Celebrate at Team Banquet
    May 29, 2018
    The 2018 National Champions gathered for a final time for the team banquet a day after beating Duke at Gillette Stadium in the title contest. The Yale men’s lacrosse team, which won its first NCAA Championship over the Memorial Day Weekend in Foxborough, Mass., celebrated the 17-3 season while handing out their team association awards.
  • NATIONAL CHAMPIONS! Bulldogs Knock Off Duke 13-11 For NCAA Title
    May 28, 2018
    The most prolific season in the history of Yale Lacrosse has ended in ultimate glory. The Bulldogs scored the game’s first 3 goals, built a lead as big as 5 midway through and then held on for a 13-11 win over Duke in the 2018 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse National Championship Game at Gillette Stadium today.
  • Yale-Duke Play For National Title
    May 27, 2018
    A pair of 16-3 teams that upset higher seeds in the semifinals meet in Monday’s 1 p.m. national championship men’s lacrosse game at Gillette Stadium. No. 3 Yale, which beat No. 2 Albany 20-11 on Saturday, faces No. 4 Duke, 13-8 winners over top seed Maryland. The 2018 NCAA title contest airs live on ESPN2 and on ESPN Radio (1300 AM, 97.9 FM).
  • Bulldogs Advance to National Championship Game
    May 26, 2018
    The Bulldogs are playing for a national championship on Monday at Gillette Stadium. Yes, a national championship. The Yale lacrosse team, making just its second appearance in the NCAA Championship Weekend, scored on its first 4 possessions in the first and second halves on the way to a 20-11 win over No. 2 seed Albany today in the first national semifinal.
  • Bulldogs Get Acquainted With Gillette
    May 25, 2018
    Today was practice and media day for the Bulldogs at the 2018 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Championship Weekend. Yale, which had the first practice on the pristine synthetic surface of Gillette Stadium, faces No. 2 seed Albany at noon on Saturday in the first semifinal aired live by ESPN2.
  • 6 Bulldogs Named USILA All-America
    May 24, 2018
    For the second time in the history of the Yale Lacrosse Program, six Bulldogs have been named to the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association’s All-America team. The 2018 All-American Elis includes senior captain Ben Reeves, who received the Lt. Raymond J. Enners Award for the most outstanding player.
  • Yale-Albany In NCAA Semi at Gillette
    May 23, 2018
    It’s been 28 years since the Yale Lacrosse Team played in a national semifinal contest. The No. 3 seed Bulldogs (15-3) have another chance to make their first NCAA Championship Game this Saturday with a noon contest against No. 2 Albany at Gillette Stadium that airs live on ESPN2 and SiriusXM 84 (College Sports Nation).
  • 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.
  • Yale Beats Loyola To Reach Championship Weekend
    May 19, 2018
    The offense was on fire in the first half, and the Bulldog defense took control in the second, enabling the Yale Men’s Lacrosse Team to punch its first ticket to the NCAA Championship Weekend in 28 years.
  • Reeves, Shay Earn Top ECAC Honors
    May 16, 2018
    Ben Reeves and Andy Shay were named Ivy League Player of the Year and coach of the year, respectively, late last month. Lacrosse coaches in the ECAC agreed and named the Elis’ pair to the same awards. Reeves, a senior attackman, is the ECAC Offensive Player of the Yea and the NEILA Player of the Year, while Shay is ECAC Coach of the Year.
  • Reeves Named Recipient of Mallory Award
    May 15, 2018
    Ben Reeves, one of the nation’s top lacrosse attackman the last three years, is the recipient of the 2018 William Neely Mallory Award, the most prestigious athletic award given to a senior male at Yale. The award was presented at today’s Class Day exercises by athletics director Tom Beckett.
  • Yale-Loyola in NCAA Quarters at Hofstra
    May 15, 2018
    Yale is in the NCAA Quarterfinals and plays Loyola Saturday at noon at Hempstead, N.Y., on the campus of Hofstra University. The No. 3 seed Bulldogs (14-3) take on the Patriot League Champions and No 6 seed Greyhounds (13-3) in the first game of the day on ESPNU at James M. Shuart Stadium. The winner of the Yale-Loyola quarterfinal faces the Denver-Albany victor at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., on May 26.
  • Yale Registers 15-13 NCAA Win over UMass
    May 12, 2018
    The winningest class in the long and storied history of Yale Lacrosse walked out of Reese Stadium after a game for the final time with smiles on their eye-blackened faces. Seven goals from Jackson Morrill, 6 points from Ben Reeves and a big faceoff day by Conor Mackie made those smiles possible as the No. 3 seed Bulldogs knocked off a hot UMass squad, 15-13, in a first-round NCAA Tournament contest before a crowd of 1,411.
  • 5 Bulldogs Get All-America Honors
    May 12, 2018
    The Yale men’s lacrosse team is enjoying one of its best seasons ever, and the Bulldogs have been reaping the rewards for all the success. Today, five members of the 2018 squad earned Inside Lacrosse All-America honors.
  • NCAA Tourney Saturday, Yale-UMass at Noon
    May 09, 2018
    The Bulldogs are home for the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament and will host the UMass Minutemen (12-4) this Saturday at noon. Yale (13-3), the No. 3 overall seed, takes on the CAA Champions in the first game of the tournament weekend on ESPNU. The winner of this contest at Reese Stadium moves on to the quarterfinals at Hofstra University the following weekend.
  • Win Streak Ends at 6 in Ivy Title Game
    May 06, 2018
    A fourth straight league tournament title was never within grasp of the Yale men’s lacrosse team today, which had its win streak end at six games. Shots that had been going in during the string of success got saved. Passes that were normally caught were dropped, and balls that had been getting picked up were going to the other guys. Give credit to No. 8 ranked Cornell, which knocked off the nation’s top ranked team, 14-8, to claim the 2018 Ivy Tournament Championship at Robert K. Kraft Field.
  • Yale Hosting UMass Saturday at 12 in NCAAs
    May 06, 2018
    The Bulldogs are home for the first round of the 2018 NCAA Men’s Lacrosse Tournament and will host the UMass Minutemen (12-4) this Saturday at noon. Yale (13-3), the No. 3 overall seed, takes on the CAA Champions in the first game of the tournament weekend on ESPNU. The winner of this contest moves on to the quarterfinals at Hofstra University the following weekend.
  • Bulldogs Look To Continue Trend
    May 05, 2018
    The Bulldogs made a statement Friday night in a 21-6 win over Penn in the first of the Ivy League Tournament semifinals at Columbia University. In their dominating performance, one that sets them up for Sunday’s noon championship game against the Big Red of Cornell, the Elis collectively said, we don’t care about statistics or streaks, we don’t care which one of us scores the goals or makes the plays… we just want to get better each game.
  • Bulldogs Break Tourney Scoring Record in win over Penn
    May 04, 2018
    With his team trying to clear the ball early in the first quarter, Jack Tigh caught a pass and tried to cross the midline with three Penn players standing in the way. After being knocked to the ground and jumping up to continue his intended path - with sticks flailing away at the junior midfielder – Tigh, who retained possession the entire way, fired a shot over the goalie’s shoulder into the net. That was just the first tally of the Ivy League Tournament Semifinal at Robert K. Kraft Field, but it set the tone for the Yale men’s lacrosse team’s record-breaking, 21-6 win over Penn. The first score in a 14-goal margin of victory rarely matters, but this was very different.
  • Bulldogs Face Quakers In Ivy Semi
    May 02, 2018
    The nation’s top ranked team takes a 5-game win streak into Friday’s 6 p.m. Ivy League Tournament Semifinal against Penn after finishing off a second straight regular season title with a convincing victory over its archrival at home. The next goal for the Bulldogs (12-2, 6-0 Ivy) is their fourth straight Ivy Tourney title and a shot at hosting a first-round NCAA Tournament contest next weekend. The first step in accomplishing that goal is a rematch with the Quakers on Robert K. Kraft Field at Lawrence Wien Stadium in a game aired live by ESPNU.
  • 12 Bulldogs Make All-Ivy Team
    May 01, 2018
    A dozen Yale men’s lacrosse players, including five on the first unit, were named today to the 2018 All-Ivy League Team while Bulldogs were winners of the top three individual prizes.
  • No. 1 Elis Beat Harvard 16-8
    April 28, 2018
    It’s not easy having the No. 1 ranking. It gets tougher when you are playing an archrival with a chance to accomplish something your school has been unable to in 62 years. The Yale men’s lacrosse team avoided the distractions today to register a 16-8 win over Harvard on the last day of the regular season that gave the Bulldogs a 6-0 Ivy mark for the first time since 1956.
  • Blue Looks For Perfect Ivy Slate
    April 25, 2018
    The last day of the 2018 regular season has plenty of significance for the team ranked No. 1 in the latest Maverick Media and Inside Lacrosse national polls. The Yale men’s lacrosse team (11-2, 5-0 Ivy), which hosts Harvard (7-5, 2-3) Saturday at noon, is climbing the NCAA’s RPI rankings and sits 4th this week with hopes of moving up and enhancing its national tournament positioning. The Bulldogs are also looking to win a 5th straight game while earning their first undefeated Ivy season in 62 years. An archrival trying to continue its season stands in the way. The action of Senior Day and Alumni Weekend at Reese Stadium airs live on ESPNU.
  • Reeves Named Ivy Player of Week
    April 24, 2018
    Ben Reeves scored 7 goals and had 5 assists last week. He is capable of producing those numbers in a single game, but the 12 points actually came over a pair of Yale victories that helped him earn Ivy League Player of the Week honors.
  • No. 5 Bulldogs Dominate No. 2 Albany
    April 22, 2018
    When you oppose the nation’s best faceoff man and scoring offense, there’s probably just one way to pull off a victory. The No. 5 ranked Yale men’s lacrosse team had the right plan and followed it down to a T while registering a 14-6 thrashing of No. 2 Albany before a standing-room-only crowd at Reese Stadium this afternoon.
  • 6 Bulldogs Taken in MLL Draft
    April 19, 2018
    The Yale men’s lacrosse team broke an old school record last weekend by scoring 27 goals in a game. The Bulldogs broke another record this week by having 6 players selected in the professional draft. Ben Reeves, Tyler Warner, Christopher Keating, Jason Alessi, Conor Mackie and Jerry O’Connor, all seniors, were all selected within the 7 rounds of the 2018 Major League Lacrosse Collegiate Draft.
  • Yale vs. Albany Sunday at 1 p.m.
    April 19, 2018
    A pair of teams looking to secure NCAA Tournament first-round home games square off at Reese Stadium in the most anticipated game on the 2018 Yale men’s lacrosse schedule. The No. 5 Bulldogs (10-2) take on No. 2 Albany (10-1) on Sunday at 1 p.m. in a game airing live on ESPN3 with a broadcast on ESPNU at 6 p.m.
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