M. SOCCER | A year later, offense making strides

The Yale men’s soccer team scored just 10 goals last season. But through nine games this year, just over half of the team’s schedule, the Bulldogs have already scored 16, including a 7–0 routing of Marist in mid-September — and Ivy Conference play has not even started. The team’s offensive improvement comes from a number […]

UP CLOSE | Students or athletes?

Men’s basketball forward Reggie Willhite ’12 had dreams of becoming an engineer upon enrollment at Yale. But he soon realized that engineering would require more time than he had available with his commitment to basketball and soon switched his major to political science. Wide receiver Chris Smith ’13 initially wanted to be pre-med, aspiring to […]

FIELD HOCKEY | Harvard up next for Elis

The Yale field hockey team (1–3) will play its first conference game of the season this weekend, when it faces Harvard (2–1) on Saturday, followed by a match on Sunday against Sacred Heart (2–4). The Bulldogs are eager for a fresh start to the season against one of their greatest foes, forward Mia Rosati ’12 […]

FOOTBALL | 5 years, 70 lbs later, Ivy star rises

As a sophomore in high school, Yale wide receiver Chris Smith ’13 was a mere 130 pounds, a measly 5-feet-5-inches tall and bench pressed just 130 pounds. Disappointed that he had not made varsity football that year, Smith was determined to make it with the best athletes in his town, Midlothian, Va., where, he said, […]

VOLLEYBALL | Polan ’14 springs into form

After being named Ivy League Rookie of the Year at the end of last season, volleyball setter Kendall Polan ’14 is wasting no time contributing to her team’s early season success. In last weekend’s Yale Invitational, Polan received co-MVP for the tournament and was named Ivy League Player of the Week this week. Polan spoke […]

BOOLA BOOLA | NY Times article questions Cornell’s adherence to Title IX

Some colleges universities are counting male practice players as female members of teams in order to meet Title IX requirements, according to a front page article in Tuesday’s New York Times, “College Teams, Relying on Deception, Undermine Gender Equality.” Cornell was featured in the article for its practice of counting 19 male “practice players” on […]

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Off the field but not out to lunch

For his 12th birthday, Caleb Smith ’11, a tight end on the football team, received a video camera and caught the filmmaking bug. He decided to major in film studies at Yale, but because of his commitment to football he was not able to produce a film. That changed after football season ended, and he […]

Teaching soccer a world away

The first thing women’s soccer midfielder Kate Macauley ’11 noticed when she arrived at Ole Sankale Primary School in Narok, Kenya was the lack of dust in the air on the girls’ soccer field. As she took to the turf during spring break to lead nearly 100 high school-aged Kenyan girls in a soccer clinic, […]

BOOLA BOOLA | Off the field with Sarah Scott: Spring break

In this week’s Off the Field, sailing captain Margot Benedict ’12, basketball guard and lacrosse midfielder Alfonso Costa ’11, lacrosse defender Phil Gross ’13, golfer Harriet Owers-Bradley ’11 and rower Rosie Tormey ’13 discuss beaches, training, homework (possibly) and other spring break topics. Ideal destination: Beach, mountains, city, or both? Benedict: Mountains for some great […]

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Ladies’ men practice their game

Every Thursday, Ike Wilson ’11 shows up to Payne Whitney Gymnasium at 7:30 a.m. for the women’s basketball team’s weekly morning practices. He has become an integral part of the women’s team’s success this season. But Wilson is not a woman. He, along with four other members of the men’s club basketball team, is on […]

BOOLA BOOLA | Off the Field with Sarah Scott: Sports

This week on Off the Field athletes discuss a field they know well: sports! Kyle Dawson ’14 of the men’s tennis team, Elizabeth Epstein ’13 of the women’s tennis team, Naishadh Lalwani ’11, captain of the men’s squash team, Matt Miller ’12 of the men’s lacrosse team and Alyssa Roland ’11, captain of the women’s […]

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For God, for the world, and for Yale

Before matriculating at Yale, Naishadh Lalwani ’11 had his share of individual squash victories, even earning a third-place national ranking in India. Yet for Lalwani, the biggest victories were yet to come. He said his individual victories do not compare to the feeling of winning a match for his team, something he could not experience […]