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September 6, 2011

Women's Volleyball Weekly Release - Week 2

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PRINCETON, N.J. -- Ivy League women's volleyball has another busy week on the courts with 27 matches on the docket with League teams participating in eight tournaments over the coming weekend.

No home cooking for the Ancient Eight in Week 2 as all eight on the road, beginning with Brown and Princeton in a couple of mid-week matches against Big East opponents. Over the weekend, teams will be in action all along the East coast from Rhode Island to Virginia with Penn traveling to the midwest to participate in the Rocket Classic hosted by Toledo.

Ivy teams got off to winning notes over the opening weekend with all eight grabbed at least one win. Dartmouth went 3-0 to give first-year head coach Erin Lindsey her first victories in leading the Big Green. Sabrina King also got her first head coaching wins guiding Princeton to a 3-1 mark at the Hofstra Invitational.

For the League's solid play to start the season, several players earned all-tournament team honors, including the first weekly award winners -- Yale's Kendall Polan and Brown's Maddie Lord -- of the 2011 season.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Yale sophomore setter Kendall Polan (Cardiff, Calif.) earned co-MVP honors at the Yale Invitational last weekend in leading the Bulldogs to a 2-1 mark to open the 2011 season.

Picking up where she left off after last season, the reigning Ivy League Rookie of the Year made a difference on both sides of the court immediately after nearly missing a triple-double in a season-opening 3-1 win over Boston College. Polan delivered 40 assists, 13 digs and six kills against the Eagles.

The next day, she tallied 33 of the Bulldogs' 36 assists in a sweep of Colgate and added three digs, two kills and an ace. Against Utah, Polan set up a team-best 47 assists and contributed 14 digs. She made key plays in the Bulldogs’ lone set victory, a dramatic 30-28 win in the second set, assisting on six of Yale’s last eight points.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Brown freshman outside hitter Maddie Lord (La Jolla, Calif.) lead the offensive attack and earned all-tournament team honors for the Bears at the Sacred Heart Invitational.

Lord was posted double-digit kills in each game, with impressive 24 vs. Rutgers in a tough, five-set loss. In Brown's four-set win over Hartford, she posted a double-double with 16 kills and 17 digs. Lord hit .201 (51 kills in 144 attempts and 22 errors) for the weekend and her 4.25 kills per set leads the Ivy League following the opening week of action.

HONOR ROLL
Janel Forte, Cornell, Sophomore, Outside Hitter (Euless, Texas)
2.54 K/S, 1.0 D/S, 1 SA, 6 BA - Team: 1-3
Named to the Cornell Invitational All-Tournament Team

Lauren Martin, Penn, Junior, Right Side Hitter (Bedford, Texas)
.354 hitting pct., 3.45 K/S, 8 BA - Team: 2-1
Named to the Big 5 Tournament All-Tournament Team

Cathryn Quinn, Princeton, Senior, Middle Blocker (Pacific Palisades, Calif.)
.373 hitting pct., 3.10 K/S, 1.50 D/S, 6 SA, 2 BS, 14 BA - Team: 3-1

Monique Roberts, Columbia, Senior, Middle Blocker (Cicero, N.Y.)
.432 hitting pct., 3.14 K/S, 1.29 D/S, 3 BS, 6 BA - Team: 2-1
Named to the San Francisco Asics/Powerade Challenge All-Tournament Team

Mollie Rogers, Yale, Freshman, Outside Hitter (San Diego, Calif.)
3.09 K/S, 4.45 D/S, 6 SA, 2 BS, 3 BA - Team: 2-1
Named to the Yale Invitational All-Tournament Team

Annie Villanueva, Dartmouth, Senior, Middle Blocker (Santa Barbara, Calif.)
.517 hitting pct., 3.78 K/S, 1 BS, 4 BA - Team: 3-0
Named to the Bucknell Tournament All-Tournament Team

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Wednesday, September 7
Princeton at St. John's, 4:30 pm
Brown at Providence, 7 pm

Friday, September 9
1 - Dartmouth vs. Arkansas, 10 am
2 - Columbia at Rhode Island, 11 am
1 - Dartmouth vs. Marist, 2 pm
3 - Howard vs. Princeton, 4:30 pm
4 - Penn vs. Ohio State, 5 pm
5 - Buffalo vs. Brown, 6 pm
6 - Harvard vs. Holy Cross, 6 pm
7 - Yale at Maryland, 7 pm
8 - Cornell at Virginia Commonwealth, 7 pm
6 - Harvard at Bryant, 8 pm

Saturday, September 10
7 - Yale vs. Delaware, 10 am
4 - Penn at Toledo, 10 am
3 - Princeton vs. Binghamton, 10 am
2 - Columbia vs. Wisconsin, 11 am
5 - Brown at St. John's, 11:30 am
8 - Cornell vs. George Washington, Noon
5 - Brown vs. Northeastern, 3 pm
2 - Columbia vs. Boston College, 3 pm
8 - Cornell vs. North Carolina A&T, 3 pm
3 - Princeton at Rutgers, 4 pm
7 - Yale vs. Sacred Heart, 4:30 pm
6 - Harvard vs. Maryland-Eastern Shore, 5 pm
4 - Penn vs. Alabama, 5 pm

Sunday, September 11
1 - Dartmouth at Army, Noon
1 - Dartmouth vs. NJIT, 3 pm 

KEY
1 - West Point Challenge (West Point, N.Y.)
2 - Art Carmichael Invitational (Kingston, R.I.)
3 - Rutgers Invitational (New Brunswick, N.J.)
4 - Rocket Classic (Toledo, Ohio)
5 - St. John's Kaiser Classic (Queens, N.Y.)
6 - Bryant Invitational (Smithfield, R.I.)
7 - Spring Hill Suites at Arundel Mills Invitational (College Park, Md.)
8 - VCU/Third Degree Sportswear Invitational (Richmond, Va.)

 

2011 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
September 6 - Kendall Polan, Yale, Sophomore, Setter
September 13 
September 20
September 27
October 4
October 11
October 18
October 25
November 1
November 8
November 15

2011 ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
September 6 - Maddie Lord, Brown, Freshman, Outside Hitter
September 13 
September 20
September 27
October 4
October 11
October 18
October 25
November 1
November 8
November 15

HONOR ROLL
September 6 - Janel Forte, Cornell (So., OH), Lauren Martin, Penn (Jr., RS), Cathryn Quinn, Princeton (Sr., MB), Monique Roberts, Columbia (Sr., MB), Mollie Rogers, Yale (Fr., OH) and Annie Villanueva, Dartmouth (Sr., MB)

September 13 
September 20
September 27
October 4
October 11
October 18
October 25
November 1
November 8
November 15

WEEKLY AWARD HISTORY

Player of the Week
School Last Occurence Player
Brown September 28, 2010 Kathryn Glickman
Columbia September 21, 2010 Megan Gaughn
Cornell October 21, 2009 Jordan Reed
Dartmouth November 2, 2010 Madeline Baird
Harvard September 25, 2008 Suzie Trimble
Penn November 18, 2010 Julia Swanson
Princeton October 12, 2010* Lydia Rudnick
Yale September 6, 2011
Kendall Polan
     
Rookie of the Week
School
Last Occurence Player
Brown September 6, 2011 Maddie Lord
Columbia September 29, 2009 Megan Gaughn
Cornell October 5, 2010 Rachel D'Epagnier
Dartmouth November 10, 2009* Alissa Santa Maria
Harvard October 12, 2010 Teresa Skelly
Penn November 17, 2009 Lauren Martin
Princeton November 10, 2009* Lydia Rudnick
Yale November 18, 2010 Kendall Polan

*Shared honor