Melanie Heller
Staff Reporter
Melanie Heller currently serves as the Sports Editor for the Yale Daily News. She previously reported on women's hockey. Originally from Potomac, MD, she is a senior in Silliman College double majoring in Economics and Humanities.
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WOMEN’S HOCKEY: Bulldogs skate past St. Anselm, SHU in season openers

In its first games of regular season play, Yale put away NEWHA teams St. Anselm and Sacred Heart with commanding victories.

Photo from Yale vs. St. Anselm match.
SAILING: Bulldogs torpedo competition at Stu Nelson, ACC Qualifiers

In their fifth weekend of competition, the Bulldogs proved victorious at the Stu Nelson Regatta hosted by Connecticut College and the Yale-hosted Atlantic Coast Championships […]

SAILING: Bulldogs make waves at Mrs. Hurst Bowl

On the third weekend of competition, the Yale sailing teams competed in a number of races across New England. The women’s team captured a victory […]

Yale sailing team members on a boat
SAILING: Bulldogs ship up to Boston to win Hatch Brown, Regis Trophies

A windless weekend did not stop the Bulldogs from competing at five regattas. They won both the Hatch Brown and Regis Trophies, and Nicholas Davies ’24 qualified for Men’s Singlehanded Nationals later this fall.

SAILING: Twin sailors Carmen and Emma Cowles ’25 look to continue success at Yale

Honored as the 2018 U.S. Sailing Rolex Yachtswomen of the Year, first years Carmen and Emma Cowles ’25 are set to make a splash in the collegiate sailing world.

SAILING: Bulldogs victorious their first weekend back

The Elis won both the Pine and Harry Anderson Trophies and placed third at the Toni Deutsch Women’s Regatta.

Yale sailors guide a boat on the water.
SAILING: Youthful Yale set for season openers this weekend

After more than a year without competition, Yale is ready to set sail this weekend with more than 10 first years and a new assistant coach.

Payne Whitney removes reservations, expands access to facilities

After requiring students to sign up for slots in advance last spring, Payne Whitney Gymnasium is no longer requiring reservations this semester but will only be open to fully vaccinated Yale students, faculty and staff.

WOMEN’S SOCCER: Bulldogs prepared to build on historic 2019 season

This fall, the Yale women’s soccer team will return to campus, eager to compete after missing the fall 2020 season.  With head coach Sarah Martinez […]

Handsome Dan XIX: the pup, the mascot, the legend

Yale introduced Handsome Dan XIX to the community on March 18.  The white and brindle Olde English Bulldogge puppy is the face of Yale, at […]

Handsome Dan set to move to Silliman College starting this summer

As a resident fellow, Handsome Dan XIX handler Kassandra Haro ’18 will live in Silliman along with her puppy, Kingman.