FOOTBALL | Keys to the game

September 16, 2011 • 0
Play four quarters In the Georgetown game last year, Yale dominated the first half by a score of 27–14. But the Elis allowed 21 unanswered points in the third quarter and needed a last-second touchdown dive from quarterback Patrick Witt ’12 to clinch a come-from-behind win. Such second-half hiccups characterized last season for the team. »
Defensive end Austin Pulsipher ’12 is the oldest player on the football team and the only Bulldog with an Ivy League title ring, which he won in 2007.

FOOTBALL | Pulsipher ’12 mixes marriage and football

September 14, 2011 • 3
When the Yale football team convened for its first preseason practice four weeks ago, all but two of its players were on the field. One freshman had not yet been cleared to play by the NCAA. The other, Austin Pulsipher ’12, was on his honeymoon in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Pulsipher, 23, is the only member »
Brown won the Harry Anderson Trophy on Sunday.

SAILING | Three third place finishes for sailors

September 12, 2011 • 0
In his first race on Sunday, Chris Segerblom ’14 finished dead last. Just three races were left at the Harry Anderson Trophy regatta, and he sat in fifth place in the regatta’s A division. But Segerblom finished fifth in the next race and then, with Heather May ’13 replacing Margot Benedict ’12 as his crew, »
Quarterback Patrick Witt ’12 went 12-for-20 for 112 yards in Saturday’s scrimmage at the Yale Bowl against Dean College.

FOOTBALL | Yale wins tuneup for football opener

September 12, 2011 • 1
The Yale Bowl is not quite ready for football season: Weeds are growing among seats near the end zones, rows of broken benches have yet to be replaced and the main flagpole is missing its Stars and Stripes. But the Yale 11 looked almost ready for next weekend’s season opener as they shook off a »

SAILING | Despite Irene damage, regatta will go on

September 8, 2011 • 0
Two weeks ago, the sailing team was surveying the damage Hurricane Irene wrought on its boathouse. On Saturday, the team will kick off its latest quest for the national championship from that very boathouse. Some of the top sailors on the No. 5 coed team will host 20 other schools on Saturday and Sunday in »
Yale Divinity School student Sabrina Moran DIV ’12 regularly runs over 130 miles at a time in ultramarathons.

Meet the Div School’s “Energizer bunny”

September 6, 2011 • 1
Like most serious athletes, Sabrina Moran DIV ’12 works out every day: She runs, lifts weights, bicycles and uses an elliptical machine. But the similarities end there. While most other athletes exercise in preparation for their next soccer game or tennis match, 25-year-old Moran trains for 24-hour races known as ultramarathons, during which she often »
Center Jake Koury ’11 (No. 59) graduated last season. He will be replaced by John Oppenheimer ’14 this season.

FOOTBALL | Oppenheimer ’14 has big shoes to fill

September 6, 2011 • 2
When All-Ivy center Jake Koury ’11 graduated last year, he left no one behind him on the depth chart. Head coach Tom Williams had to turn to his defense to find a replacement, and soon defensive lineman John Oppenheimer ’14 had been asked to switch sides of the ball. After studying the playbook through the »
For three consecutive years, the Paracleats — from the Divinity School — have emerged top of the Yale graduate and professional school soccer league.

At Divinity School, sermons mix with soccer cleats

September 2, 2011 • 396
The graduate school’s reigning recreational soccer champion team has a center midfielder who teaches New Testament and a striker whose game socks say “Jesus Saves.” Its name — the Paracleats — comes from a Greek epithet for the Holy Spirit used in the Gospel of John. The Paracleats are part of a co-ed league of »
Free safety Geoff Dunham ’12 was tied for third on the team last year with 47 total tackles.

FOOTBALL | Veteran Dunham ’12 anchors defense

August 31, 2011 • 0
When the opposing offense takes the field, free safety Geoff Dunham ’12 has some tough decisions to make. Tasked with predicting the team’s play in a matter of seconds, Dunham will call the signals for the secondary this year as he helps lead a crop of talented young cornerbacks this season as the team looks »

Irene disrupts Elis’ return to campus

August 31, 2011 • 0
When Cameron McCulloch’s ’13 Saturday morning flight from Seattle to New York was cancelled because of Hurricane Irene, airline agents told him they could not rebook him until Sept. 4. So, unwilling to miss the first days of shopping period, McCulloch decided to drive the 3,000 miles to school. Many Elis have had to navigate »

FOOTBALL | Third year the charm for Coach Williams?

August 26, 2011 • 0
Running back Alex Thomas ’12 came to preseason with a new biceps tattoo: his nickname, Train. Tattoos are not new for the Eli star, who had his initials inked on his arms a few years ago. But Thomas’ new tattoo is not his most original, wide receiver Gio Christodoulou ’12 joked after practice on Aug. »

M. HOCKEY | Men’s hockey No. 2 coach Wallack leaves Yale for Indiana

June 1, 2011 • 1
The men’s hockey team is losing its No. 2 coach. The Indiana Ice, a team in the amateur United States Hockey League (USHL), announced Wednesday morning that it had hired Kyle Wallack as general manager and head coach. Wallack, who was Yale’s associate head coach and recruiting director, joined the program in 2006, soon after »