The men’s soccer team has worked with new coaches and a new practice scheme to improve its offensive mentality this season.

M. SOCCER | A year later, offense making strides

September 28, 2011
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 »
A disproportionate number of student athletes are political science majors — 30 percent for the classes of 2011 and 2012.

UP CLOSE | Students or athletes?

September 23, 2011
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

September 16, 2011
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 »
Chris Smith ’13 has started at wide receiver, kick returner and punt returner since his freshman year.

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

September 15, 2011
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, »
Kendall Polan ’14 was named the Ivy Rookie of the Week five times last year, a conference best.

VOLLEYBALL | Polan ’14 springs into form

September 6, 2011
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 »
Caleb Smith’s ’11 film, “The Belly of the Whale,” premieres tonight at 5 p.m. at Whitney Humanities Center.

Off the field but not out to lunch

April 7, 2011
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 »
Six members of the women’s soccer team pose together in Narok, Kenya over spring break.

Teaching soccer a world away

March 24, 2011
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, »

Ladies’ men practice their game

March 3, 2011
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 »

For God, for the world, and for Yale

February 24, 2011
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 »

Wertheim challenging sports norms

February 23, 2011
In his career, Jon Wertheim ’93 has proven sportswriting is more than just about going to a game and reporting the score. At a Saybrook College master’s tea on Tuesday, Wertheim, a senior writer for Sports Illustrated who predominantly covers tennis, addressed about 40 students on sports-related topics ranging from the intersection of sports and »

Pink Zone Day coming to Yale

February 10, 2011
When the women’s basketball team takes on Dartmouth this Saturday, pink, not blue, will be the color of choice. For the third year in a row, Yale Athletics will be participating in Pink Zone Day, an annual initiative of the Women’s College Basketball Association to raise breast cancer awareness, and the women’s basketball game will »
Aaron Seriff-Cullick ’13 attempts a dive at a men’s swimming meet.

Athletes enter the arts

February 3, 2011
When Ian Graves ’13 was recruited for heavyweight crew, he had more than just his sport on his mind. Graves had been involved with choir and a cappella groups since he was in first grade, and he was not about to give it up for athletics. “Most of the coaches looked at me like I »