Vanessa Mazandi
History’s best has no sneaker or yellow jersey

To begin this week’s column, I’m just going to put it right out there and ask who’s the best athlete, dare I say– ever? Whenever […]

USADA … please bring out thy sacrificial lamb

As the “Greatest Celebration in Humanity” wrapped up, signifying the closing of the 2004 Olympic Games, Greek officials were no doubt breathing a collective sigh […]

Jacobson regroups to take third place

Eli pride was on full display during Sada Jacobson’s run toward the bronze in women’s sabre at Athens. The 21-year-old fencer added an extra touch […]

Fencer Jacobson ’06 wins Olympic bronze

The Olympics never seem to disappoint when it comes to thrilling matches and surprise results. Twenty-one-year-old Sada Jacobson ’06 experienced both on August 17, when […]

Miranda takes time off for 2004 Olympic Games

Six years ago, as a junior at Saratoga High School in California, Patricia Miranda LAW ’08, began accompanying Stanford wrestling head coach Steve Buddy and […]

Healthy Murphy has sights on NCAA berth

No one in Ryan Murphy’s ’05 family ever played tennis. His father, who captained the Pennsylvania basketball team, provided athletic roots. But at the young […]

Men’s XC splits into two squads

The men’s cross country team will once again compete this weekend without some top runners. Head coach Dan Ireland, beginning his fourth season with Yale, […]

Two sports, singular success for Driscoll ’05

To be an impact player in Division I field hockey, an athlete needs certain key qualities. Over the years, Sarah Driscoll’s ’05 die-hard competitive attitude, […]

Polo alumni teams turn to bikes

Despite the weather at the Greenwich Polo Club on Saturday, the Yale polo alumni team was not discouraged and still competed — sort of. The […]