Getting to know Yale

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories NCAA quarterfinal matches elite Syracuse offense against hyper-aggressive Yale defenseCNY product Shay shapes Yale’s formiddable, aggressive defenseConroy, Palasek suspensions to continue after violation of team rules Syracuse’s next opponent is the Yale Bulldogs, making their first NCAA tournament quarterfinal appearance since 1992. The Bulldogs came back from a 5-1 halftime to deficit to beat No. 8-seed Penn State 10-7 in their first-round matchup. They’ve won four straight, including the Ivy League championship game against Princeton, heading into Saturday’s 3 p.m. matchup in College Park, Md. With an on-paper advantage at the faceoff X and a defense primed with force and fortitude, Yale will be looking to upset the top-seeded Orange early in SU’s quest for a 12th national championship.So here’s what you need to know about the Ivy League automatic qualifier:Record:  12-4 (4-2 Ivy League)Season outline: Yale has four losses, but only one after March 22. After dropping three of their first six games, the Bulldogs ride into Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium having won nine of their last 10 games. Victims in that stretch include Penn and Princeton, which Yale eliminated from the Ivy League tournament. The lone defeat was a one-goal loss to Maryland, which earned the No. 6-seed in the NCAA tournament. The Bulldogs have also scored double-digit goals in six of those nine victories.Players to watch:AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBrandon Mangan (36 goals, 25 assists): The junior attack is Yale’s leading goal scorer and assist man. He has a goal in every game this season and at least three points in 12 of 16. He set a season-low in point output with just one goal on six shots against the Nittany Lions. Look for Mangan as the most potent weapon in the Bulldogs offense, though fellow attacks Conrad Oberbeck (34 goals, 8 assists) and Kirby Zdrill (30 goals, 2 assists) have also proven to be capable scorers.Peter Johnson (35 caused turnovers, 33 ground balls): The two-time All-Ivy League defender leads a Bulldogs back line that, out of the eight teams remaining in the NCAA tournament, ranks best in scoring defense and second in caused turnovers. Johnson leads Yale in caused turnovers and will likely mark either SU attack Kevin Rice or midfielder JoJo Marasco. Michael McCormack, a second-team All-Ivy selection, is expected to take the other one.Dylan Levings (200-of-338 faceoffs, 123 ground balls): Levings may be the key to Yale’s upset hopes. SU’s greatest weakness lies at the center of each lacrosse field. Bryant’s Kevin Massa won 22-of-23 faceoffs against the Orange in their first-round game and the Bulldogs jumped out to a 4-0 lead midway through the first quarter. If Levings can either draw from the X to himself or a teammate considerably more than his Syracuse counterparts, as he has done all season, Yale will at the very least have more possessions.Head coach:Andy Shay: The 10th-year coach has led Yale to a 43-17 mark over the last three-plus seasons and has turned a middle-of-the-pack Ivy League program into a defensive stalwart. Shay’s defenses have ranked in the Top 10 nationally in each of the last four seasons. Shay played collegiately at LeMoyne College, where he was a four-year defensive starter and two-year captain before graduating in 1994.Odds and ends:The Yale-Syracuse series: It’s been 13 years and five national championships since Syracuse has taken on the Bulldogs. It’s been 50 years since Yale last beat SU. The Orangemen won the last matchup 18-6 on March 11, 2000 and have taken 18-of-22 overall. That dominating stretch includes a 17-8 win on May 16, 1992 — their only other meeting in the NCAA tournament.  Yale’s last victory against Syracuse was an 11-9 win in New Haven in 1963.Returning to Byrd Stadium: This is the second time this season Yale will play in College Park, Md., and the first since the Bulldogs dropped an 8-7 battle with the Terrapins on April 20. Exactly four weeks later, Yale returns to Byrd Stadium for Saturday’s national quarterfinal.Rolling on the road: The Bulldogs have played five straight games away from New Haven. They’ve gone 4-1 in that span, playing three games on the road and two at neutral sites. On the season, Yale is 7-3 when playing away from Reese Stadium.Remember? Me either: Yale won its lone national championship in 1883 when the sport was governed by the United States Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association, which crowned the national champion until 1971 when the NCAA first sanctioned a national tournament.That year – 130 years ago – the title was shared with Harvard and Princeton. There is no person on this planet known to have been alive at the time. Chester A. Arthur was U.S. president at the time.North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arizona, Alaska and Hawaii were not yet states.– Compiled by The Daily Orange sports staff, sports@dailyorange.com Commentscenter_img Published on May 16, 2013 at 3:27 pmlast_img read more

SU hires Brandon DeNoyer as assistant coach specializing with goalkeepers

first_img Published on July 8, 2020 at 11:57 am Contact Gaurav: gshetty@syr.edu The Daily Orange is a nonprofit newsroom that receives no funding from Syracuse University. Consider donating today to support our mission.Syracuse women’s soccer has hired Brandon DeNoyer as an assistant coach specializing with goalkeepers. DeNoyer joins head coach Nicky Adams and assistant coach Kelly Madsen on the Orange’s coaching staff, both entering only their second season with SU.“I am very excited to have Brandon join our Syracuse Soccer Family,” Adams said in a press release. “Brandon brings great knowledge and experience to our program and will specialize in working with our goalkeepers.”A native of Scotia, New York, DeNoyer has coached at SUNY Old Westbury, Siena, Mississippi State and Richmond, most recently. In his coaching career, DeNoyer has helped goalkeepers earn All-America honors and a conference Goalkeeper of the Year award.With the Spiders, DeNoyer helped their goalkeepers record a combined five shutouts, a 1.46 goals-against average and a .771 save percentage. All five shutouts helped Richmond improve from just two wins in 2018 to seven in 2019.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange will be hoping for a similar boost in DeNoyer’s first season. Goalkeeper Lysianne Proulx enters her senior season after starting all 16 games last season and leading the Atlantic Coast Conference with 96 saves, though Syracuse finished with only three wins. “I am extremely excited that I have the opportunity to join such a hardworking and experienced staff,” DeNoyer said in the release. “I really appreciate Nicky for believing in me and allowing me to assist her in working with such a talented group of women. I am very proud to be a part of Syracuse University and can’t wait to get to work.” Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Commentslast_img read more

SIS – Gary Smith departs as CEO, Richard Ames confirmed as leadership successor

first_img SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Submit Share Richard FitzGerald steps down as RMG CEO August 6, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Related Articles SIS expands into the numbers game with 49’s takeover  June 29, 2020 Industry supplier of racing media and data products SIS has informed that Chief Executive Gary Smith has stepped down as leader of the business, in order to ‘pursue other opportunities’.A gambling industry and media veteran, Smith was promoted from SIS Chief Operations Officer (COO) to CEO in July 2012.  During his five-year leadership tenure, Smith has been a key stakeholder in the commercial development and product proposition of SIS, winning significant new supplier contracts for the business.Chairman Roger Devlin commented on the update “The Board would like to thank Gary for his dedicated service and contribution to SIS. During his tenure SIS managed to secure both the RMG Horse Racing and Irish Horse Racing Rights. Gary will provide consultancy services for a short period to ensure a smooth transition during this change in leadership.”Richard AmesDevlin further announced that Richard Ames current Interim Product Director would replace Smith as SIS CEO. Ames a former Ladbrokes executive rejoined SIS operations last November taking over group product development.“I am pleased to have secured someone with Richard’s experience of the industry to take over the role.” Devline addedAmes commented on taking on SIS leadership “The team at SIS Betting is experienced and committed and I am looking forward to working with them. We will continue to deliver great service for our core retail bookmaker customers and new online customers, as well as broadening our product offer for both retail and online markets in line with our diversification strategy. I am also looking forward to working with David Meynell, MD of our SIS LIVE media business and his team, who will continue to drive our connectivity proposition to new and different markets.”last_img read more