Erica Davis ’07

Women’s Basketball

After earning All-Ivy honors for her senior year contributions, recent grad Davis embarked on a professional career with a Greek team, S.U. Glyfada Esperides Kyklos. Davis, who also claimed Yale’s shot put and discus records last spring, will bring powerful rebounding and explosive defense to the two-time defending Greek Cup national championship squad, based in Athens.

Jamie Redman ’08

Women’s Crew

Winning the Ivy League, Eastern Sprints, and NCAA titles just wasn’t enough for rising senior Redman. When Yale’s varsity eight’s spectacular season came to an end, Redman competed at the 2007 World Rowing Championships for the U.S. Under-23 team in Strathclyde, Scotland in late July. Redman’s boat finished third, just over two seconds behind champion Belarus and runner-up Germany.

Crysti Howser ’09

Women’s Ice Hockey

Howser proved her mettle in a field of 67 at the USA Hockey Women’s National Festival in August, claiming a spot on the 22-man U.S. Under-22 Team. With two goals and one assist in four games, the junior forward outscored all but four of the participants, which included nine Olympians, continuing the trend that made her the highest goal and point-scorer on the 2006-07 Eli squad.

Laura Field

Coach, Women’s Lacrosse

As former women’s lacrosse coach Amanda O’Leary makes her way town to Florida, Field, a New Haven native and a Princeton grad, will step in as the interim head coach for the Elis. Field has been an assistant coach at Yale for seven consecutive years, during which she amassed a 79-36 overall record and two NCAA Tournament appearances, and her defensive and goaltending specialties should serve the Elis well this season.

Alex Righi ’09

Men’s Swimming

In early August, Righi competed in the 100-meter backstroke and the 50 and 100-meter freestyle events at the U.S.A. Swimming National Championships. Righi’s eighth place finish in the backstroke was fast enough to meet the necessary time for next summer’s Olympic Trials. His ninth and 23rd place finishes in the 50 and 100 free, respectively, qualified him for the Olympic Trials in those events as well.