2018-19 Yale Women's Lacrosse News

  • Yale Leads Nation in GPA Again, Earns IWLCA Academic Merit Squad Award
    August 08, 2019
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team has earned the IWLCA Academic Merit Squad award for 2018-19 after posting the best team GPA in the country. This is the second straight season the Bulldogs have earned that award, which was announced by the IWLCA on Thursday.
  • Bulldogs Named IWLCA Academic Honor Squad; Place Eight on Academic Honor Roll
    July 24, 2019
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team earned IWLCA Academic Squad recognition and had eight members of the team named to the IWLCA Academic Honor Roll for the 2019 season. The IWLCA announced the awards on Wednesday.
  • Spring Academic All-Ivy Announced
    June 26, 2019
    The Ivy League released its list of student-athletes selected for 2018-19 Academic All-Ivy honors in its spring sports, and 10 Bulldogs were selected. The 10 thrived in their sport and in the classroom, as starters or key reserves on an officially recognized varsity team with 3.0 or better cumulative grade point averages. Each Ivy institution nominated five men and five women from its eligible student-athletes.
  • Bulldogs Continue NCAA Academic Excellence
    May 02, 2019
    Thirteen Yale teams have been recognized for academic excellence after scoring in the top 10 percent of their sports in the most recent Academic Progress Rate results.
  • Burgess, Nixon and Zinsner Honored with Team Awards
    May 01, 2019
    The Yale women's lacrosse team honored three players with team awards Tuesday at the post-season luncheon in the Varsity Room at Ray Tompkins House. Junior defender Hannah Burgess (Wilmette, Ill.) won the Most Improved Player Award, senior attacker Izzy Nixon (Greenwich, Conn.) received the Bowditch Award as the team's most valuable player and senior Addie Zinsner (Alexandria, Va.) received the Holgate Award for dedication.
  • Higgins, Nixon and Penoyer Named All-Ivy League
    April 30, 2019
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team had three players honored by the Ivy League on Tuesday as the league announced its year-end awards. Sophomore midfielder Sam Higgins (Shoreham, N.Y.) and senior attacker Izzy Nixon (Greenwich, Conn.) were named second team All-Ivy League, while first-year attacker Olivia Penoyer (Manlius, N.Y.) earned honorable mention All-Ivy.
  • No. 19 Dartmouth Pulls Away Late for Win on Senior Day
    April 27, 2019
    Looking to play the role of spoiler in the regular season finale, the Yale women’s lacrosse team rallied from an eight-goal deficit early in the second half against No. 19 Dartmouth Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium. The Bulldogs scored three straight goals, whittling the deficit down to five. But with an Ivy League title on the line for the Big Green, Dartmouth’s offense came alive and scored the final nine goals of the game. The 23-9 win gives Dartmouth a share of the Ivy League title (with Princeton), its first Ivy crown since 2011.
  • Senior Day Saturday as Yale Hosts No. 19 Dartmouth
    April 25, 2019
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team will look to end the season on a high note while also paying tribute to the senior class Saturday as No. 19 Dartmouth visits Reese Stadium (1:00 p.m., ESPN+). The Big Green is currently tied for first in the Ivy League, seeking its first Ivy title since 2011.
  • Nixon Makes History as First Bulldog Picked in WPLL Draft
    April 25, 2019
    Senior attacker Izzy Nixon (Greenwich, Conn.) made some more history Thursday night, becoming the first Yale women’s lacrosse player selected in the Women’s Professional Lacrosse League Spring Draft. Nixon -- who has an Ivy League-record 149 draw controls this season -- was selected by the WPLL’s Command with the 23rd pick.
  • Higgins Scores Four in Loss to No. 11 Princeton
    April 20, 2019
    With No. 11 Princeton battling to stay at the top of the Ivy League standings, the Yale women’s lacrosse team was facing a tough opponent in the Tigers Saturday afternoon amidst the raindrops at Reese Stadium. Yale got a standout game from sophomore midfielder Sam Higgins -- four goals, a ground ball and a draw control -- but other than that Princeton kept Yale’s offense in check. The Tigers got goals from nine different players for a 19-4 win.
  • No. 11 Princeton at Reese Saturday
    April 19, 2019
    In the midst of a stretch of three straight games against nationally ranked teams, the Yale women’s lacrosse team hosts No. 11 Princeton Saturday at Reese Stadium (1:00 p.m., ESPN+). The Bulldogs have a chance to knock the Tigers out of first place in the Ivy League standings.
  • No. 1 BC Holds Off Bulldogs, 15-10
    April 16, 2019
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team started and ended strong against No. 1 Boston College -- one of the country’s two remaining unbeaten teams -- Tuesday afternoon at Alumni Stadium. The Bulldogs were tied 3-3 with the Eagles after nearly 17 minutes at the start of the game, and they ended the game with a 7-2 run in the final 21 minutes. But in between those two stretches, BC put together a 10-0 run that ultimately made the difference. The Eagles came away with a 15-10 win.
  • Penoyer Named Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week
    April 15, 2019
    First-year attacker Olivia Penoyer (Manlius, N.Y.), who helped the Yale women’s lacrosse team to a pair of wins last week, has been named Ivy League Co-Offensive Player of the Week. The league announced the award on Monday.
  • Trip to Unbeaten No. 1 BC Up Next
    April 15, 2019
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team will test itself against the top-ranked team in the nation Tuesday as the Bulldogs pay a visit to Boston College (4:00 p.m., ESPN+). At 15-0, the Eagles are one of only two remaining unbeaten teams.
  • Four Players Notch Hat Tricks, Nixon Gets Draws Record in 17-10 Win at Columbia
    April 13, 2019
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team showcased its scoring depth Saturday at Columbia, as four different players had hat tricks to power the Bulldogs to a 17-10 win over the Lions. First-year attacker Olivia Penoyer led the way with an eight-point day (4-4-8), while sophomore midfielder Olivia Markert had four points (3-1-4). First-year midfielder Jill Gollob and senior attacker Addie Zinsner each had three goals. Sophomore goalkeeper Amelia Drake made 11 saves for the win.
  • Bulldogs Head to New York
    April 12, 2019
    After a non-league win vs. local rival UConn this past Wednesday, The Yale women’s lacrosse team returns to Ivy League play with a visit to Columbia Saturday (1:00 p.m., ESPN+).
  • Five Goals for Zinsner as Yale Tops UConn 17-11
    April 10, 2019
    Fueled by a career-high five-goal performance from senior attacker Addie Zinsner, the Yale women’s lacrosse team kept its perfect record against local rival UConn intact Wednesday afternoon at Reese Stadium. The Bulldogs’ 17-11 win improved their record against the Huskies to 10-0.
  • Yale-UConn at Reese Wednesday Afternoon
    April 08, 2019
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team hosts local rival UConn Wednesday (3:00 p.m., ESPN+) at Reese Stadium. This is the first meeting between these teams since Mar. 26, 2008 -- an 18-3 Yale win. The Bulldogs are 9-0 all-time against the Huskies.
  • Comeback Attempt Falls Short in Loss to Cornell
    April 06, 2019
    After fighting back from an early 6-1 deficit, the Yale women’s lacrosse team utilized a 4-0 run in the second half to get within two goals of Cornell Saturday afternoon at Reese Stadium. But the Bulldogs would get no closer, as the Big Red scored five of the game’s last six goals to pull away for an 18-12 win.
  • Cornell at Reese Saturday
    April 04, 2019
    With a 4-0 home record this season, the Yale women’s lacrosse team looks forward to hosting Ivy League rival Cornell this Saturday (12:00 p.m., ESPN+).
  • Towson Hangs on for 15-13 Win
    March 30, 2019
    A Towson team that has faced seven teams ranked in the top 22 got a scare from the Yale women’s lacrosse team Saturday afternoon at Johnny Unitas Stadium, as the Bulldogs put up 13 goals on the Tigers -- as many as or more than five of those ranked teams did. But in the end Towson had just enough offensive firepower to hang on for a 15-13 win.
  • Bulldogs Travel to Towson
    March 27, 2019
    The Yale women’s lacrosse team heads to Towson this Saturday (3:00 p.m., Towson Sports Network), looking to improve to 5-1 in non-league games. The game is the second half of a doubleheader at Johnny Unitas Stadium that also includes the Towson men’s team -- ranked No. 10 in the latest USILA Coaches’ Poll -- taking on Hofstra.
  • Second-Half Surge Lifts Harvard Past Yale
    March 24, 2019
    After a tightly contested first half that was capped by a goal from sophomore midfielder Olivia Markert pulling the Yale women’s lacrosse team within 5-4 at Harvard Sunday afternoon, the Bulldogs could not maintain their momentum in the second half. Harvard outscored Yale 9-1 in the first 15 minutes of the second, pulling away and going on to take an 18-8 win.
  • Yale Visits Harvard Sunday
    March 22, 2019
    Yale takes on archrival Harvard this Sunday (1:00 p.m., ESPN+), as both teams are seeking their first Ivy League win of the season.
  • Bears Rally Past Bulldogs, 14-11
    March 16, 2019
    An 8-6 lead early in the second half slipped away from the Yale women’s lacrosse team Saturday afternoon at Brown, as the Bears utilized an 8-1 run over a span of less than 15 minutes to seize momentum. The Bulldogs scored the final two goals of the game but got no closer, falling 14-11.
  • Ivy Play Resumes Saturday at Brown
    March 14, 2019
    After a pair of non-league wins, Ivy League play resumes Saturday for the Yale women’s lacrosse team, as the Bulldogs head to Brown (12:00, ESPN+).
  • Higgins Named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week
    March 11, 2019
    Sophomore midfielder Sam Higgins (Shoreham, N.Y.), who helped the Yale women’s lacrosse team to a pair of wins last week, has been named Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week. The league announced the award on Monday.
  • Bulldogs Top Canisius 17-7; Nixon Sets Ivy Draw Controls Record
    March 10, 2019
    Highlighted by another record-setting day from senior attacker Izzy Nixon, the Yale women’s lacrosse team beat Canisius 17-7 Sunday afternoon at Reese Stadium. Nixon got seven draw controls on the day, giving her 297 for her career -- breaking the mark of 295 set by Nicole Daniggelis ’16 and tied last weekend by Dartmouth’s Kathryn Giroux. The Bulldogs also got six-point games from first-year midfielder Jill Gollob (6-0-6), sophomore midfielder Sam Higgins (1-5-6) and first-year attacker Olivia Penoyer (4-2-6). Senior attacker Addie Zinsner added a hat trick.
  • Big Games from Higgins, Nixon, Penoyer Lead Yale Past Niagara
    March 07, 2019
    There were plenty of big numbers posted by the Yale women’s lacrosse team Thursday afternoon at Reese Stadium against Niagara -- starting with the score, a 17-10 win. Behind that result were several standout individual performances, including 18 draw controls from senior attacker Izzy Nixon (one shy of the Ivy League record), eight points from first-year attacker Olivia Penoyer (5-3-8) and an eight-caused turnover/eight-ground ball day from sophomore midfielder Sam Higgins.
  • MAAC Teams Visit Reese; Thursday Game Now 3:00
    March 06, 2019
    A pair of MAAC teams head to Reese Stadium this week as the Yale women’s lacrosse team looks to improve on its 2-0 home record. The Bulldogs host Niagara Thursday in a game that has been moved to 3:00 p.m. (ESPN+) due to the weather forecast. They host Canisius Sunday (1:00 p.m., ESPN+).
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