SPRING SPORTS
Behind the Venue: Bush Field, a historic stadium with a new name

Originally built on the site of an apple orchard with only a handful of bleachers, Bush Field has since risen from its humble beginnings and evolved into a collegiate baseball cathedral, having played host to some of the sports’ most renowned stars in years past.

An illustration showing Bush, a player and the stadium
Proposal in the works for a Yale Golf Course restoration

Yale Golf Course General Manager Peter Palacios said that plans for a restoration of the 1920s Golden Age course are being drawn up. If approved and funded, the restoration would close the course for approximately 22 to 24 months.

Behind the Venue: McNay Family Sailing Center, home of the world’s oldest collegiate sailing club

Originally constructed in 1967 as the Yale Sailing Center, the McNay Family Sailing Center was renovated in 2002 and renamed in 2006. Since then, the state-of-the-art facility has nurtured generations of accomplished Yale sailors, including world champions and Olympic medalists.

An illustration of YCYC and some boats.
Field house next to Reese Stadium nears completion

Workers are busy putting the final touches on a new field house earmarked for Yale’s soccer and lacrosse programs. The 34,800-square-foot facility includes athletic medicine and sports performance space, a team center, locker rooms and offices.

BASEBALL: With Boston College-Miami series complete, Stiegler ’20 and Wanger ’19 keep postseason hopes alive with ACC teams

While Benny Wanger ’19 did not make the trip after undergoing a small operation to remove loose bodies from his elbow, Alex Stiegler ’20 pitched the Eagles to a victory game three on Sunday afternoon despite giving up six runs.

Stiegler pitches to a Miami batter.
WOMEN’S GOLF: Gianchandani and Lee knocked out in match play at four-ball championship, win medalist honors for stroke play

After competing in the stroke play portion of the U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship on Saturday and Sunday, Yale golfers Ami Gianchandani ’23, Kaitlyn Lee ’24 and Sophie Simon ’25 were knocked out in the first round of match play, which commenced on Monday and ended Wednesday.

Gianchandani tees off on the 15th hole during the first round of match play.
Behind the Venue: Gales Ferry Boathouse and 143 years of intercollegiate rowing

Gales Ferry Boathouse has hosted the Yale heavyweight crew team for 143 years as members prepare for the Yale-Harvard Race, the nation’s oldest intercollegiate sporting event. Since The Race’s transition to the Thames River, Yale has defeated Harvard 54 times.

An illustration of the buildings at Gales Ferry and rowers
Behind the Venue: Speed, light and rebirth at Coxe Cage

Coxe Cage has served as the home of Yale men’s and women's track and field since 1928. The Cage has received two major upgrades since the 1980s, and current athletes spoke to the News about its natural light, banked track and electric atmosphere during meets.

An illustration showing various aspects of Coxe Cage and outlines of the athletes that use it.
WOMEN’S GOLF: Gianchandani and Lee tied for first place after two rounds at U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship

Ami Gianchandani ’23, Kaitlyn Lee ’24 and soon-to-be Bulldog Sophie Simon ’25 made the cut after two rounds at Maridoe Golf Club in Carrollton, Texas. They continue into the round of 32 on Monday.

Ami Gianchandani, left, fist bumps her partner Kaitlyn Lee on the 18th hole during the first round of stroke play at the 2021 U.S. Women
MEN’S LACROSSE: Skyler Wilson ’24, the single Bulldog practicing this spring

Not only have the trees outside of Reese Stadium sprouted new leaves with the arrival of spring, the lacrosse field has also been awakened with […]

WOMEN’S CREW: Kristina Wagner ’15 qualifies for Tokyo Olympics

On Thursday morning, former Yale women’s rower Kristina Wagner ’15 finished in first place at U.S. Olympic Trials II with doubles partner Genevra Stone. The […]

Wagner and Stone row together