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October 25, 2011

Women's Volleyball Weekly Release - Week 9

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PRINCETON, N.J. -- Ivy League women's volleyball is back with a full Friday-Saturday schedule for Halloween weekend.

Co-leaders Yale (13-5 overall, 7-1 Ivy League) and Princeton (14-6, 7-1) are seeking success away from home with the Bulldogs making their Empire State swing at third-place Columbia (12-6, 6-2) Friday night and at Cornell (4-16, 1-7) Saturday evening. The Tigers face a tough double of their own with Dartmouth (12-7, 4-4) and Harvard (10-8, 3-5) on back-to-back nights. 

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth senior outside hitter Madeline Baird (Austin, Texas) carried the Big Green to a 3-1 victory over Harvard.

Baird recorded 21 kills, 16 digs and two assists, hitting an impressive .360 on 50 attempts at 5.25 kills per set. With the 21 kills she is now four kills away from tying the program's all-time kills record of 1,180 held by Ashley Dean '02. Baird also moved into a tie for sixth on Dartmouth's all-time digs list.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Yale freshman outside hitter Mollie Rogers (San Diego, Calif.) just missed a double-double with eight kills and 11 digs in a sweep of Brown during the team's lone match last week.

Rogers' last two kills provided Yale key points to take the third and final set. Rogers broke a 19-all tie and then increased Yale's lead to three, 24-21, with her final kill of the evening. Rogers also capped a 12-2 second-set run to help lead Yale to a win. She added an assist, a block assist and a solo block against the Bears.

With the eight kills, Rogers remains one of the top hitters in the Ivy League with a 3.14 kills per set average, which ranks seventh overall and leads the team. Her 11 digs kept her in second-place among her teammates in per set average (3.51).

HONOR ROLL
Heather Braunagel, Columbia, Junior, Middle Blocker (Trumbull, Conn.)
.478 hitting pct., 5.00 K/S, 1 BS, 1 BA - Team: 1-0

Caitlin Brenton, Columbia, Freshman, Middle Blocker (San Jose, Calif.)
.250 hitting pct., 2.33 K/S, 3 BA - Team: 1-0

Meghan Connolly, Penn, Freshman, Setter (Atlanta)
10.67 A/S, 2.33 D/S, 2 SA, 2 BA  - Team: 0-1

Rachel D'Epagnier, Cornell, Sophomore, Middle Blocker (Coopersburg, Pa.)
.312 hitting pct., 2.33 K/S, 1 BS, 7 BA - Team: 0-1

Erica Reetz, Yale, Sophomore, Outside Hitter (Thiensville, Wis.)
.346 hitting pct., 4.33 K/S, 3.00 D/S - Team: 1-0

Teresa Skelly, Harvard, Sophomore, Middle Blocker (Palo Alto, Calif.)
.579 hitting pct., 2.75 K/S, 3 BA - Team: 0-1

Haley Wessels, Yale, Junior, Middle Blocker (Dallas, Texas)
.600 hitting pct., 3.33 K/S, 1 BA - Team: 1-0

Ginny Willis, Princeton, Freshman, Setter (Tampa, Fla.)
10.00 A/S, 3 K, 5 D - Team: 1-0


UPCOMING SCHEDULE
 
Friday, October 28

*Brown at Cornell, 7 pm
*Yale at Columbia, 7 pm
*Princeton at Dartmouth, 7 pm
*Penn at Harvard, 7 pm

Saturday, October 29

*Brown at Columbia, 5 pm
*Yale at Cornell, 5 pm
*Penn at Dartmouth, 5 pm
*Princeton at Harvard, 5 pm

* Ivy League Contests

 

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
September 6 - Kendall Polan, Yale, Sophomore, Setter
September 13 - Madeline Baird, Dartmouth, Senior, Outside Hitter
September 20 - Annie Villanueva, Dartmouth, Senior, Middle Blocker
September 27 - Cathryn Quinn, Princeton, Senior, Middle Blocker
October 4 - Kendall Polan, Yale, Sophomore, Setter
October 11 - Taylor Cramm, Yale, Senior, Middle Blocker
October 18 - Lydia Rudnick, Princeton, Junior, Outside Hitter  
October 25 - Madeline Baird, Dartmouth, Senior, Outside Hitter
November 1
November 8
November 15

ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
September 6 - Maddie Lord, Brown, Freshman, Outside Hitter
September 13 - Mollie Rogers, Yale, Freshman, Outside Hitter
September 20 - Mollie Rogers, Yale, Freshman, Outside Hitter
September 27 - Ginny Willis, Princeton, Freshman, Setter
October 4 - Nicole Kincade, Princeton, Freshman, Middle Blocker
October 11 - Caitlin Brenton, Columbia, Freshman, Outside Hitter
October 18 - Ginny Willis, Princeton, Freshman, Setter
October 25 - Mollie Rogers, Yale, Freshman, Outside Hitter
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 - Kathryn Conner, Brown (Fr., DS/L), Hilary Ford, Princeton (Sr., L), Sarah Hanna, Princeton (Fr., OH), Lauren Martin, Penn (Jr., RS), Teresa Skelly, Harvard (So., MB), Meagan Tatum, Cornell (Sr., RS)

September 20 - McHaney Carter, Yale (So., MB), Taylor Docter, Harvard (Jr., OH), Megan Gaughn, Columbia (Jr., OH), Maddie Lord, Brown (Fr., OH), Lauren Martin, Penn (Jr., RS), Jordan Reeder, Cornell (Sr., S)

September 27 - Madeline Baird, Dartmouth (Sr., OH), Heather Braunagel, Columbia (So., MB), Kristen Casey, Harvard (Fr., OH), Allie Frappier, Yale (Fr., OH), Lauren Martin, Penn (Jr., RS), Madeleine Przybyl, Cornell (Sr., MB)   

October 4 - Natalie Doyle, Harvard (So., S), Annika Gilottone, Brown (Sr., S), Madeleine Przybyl, Cornell (Sr., MB), Cathryn Quinn, Princeton (Sr., MB), Dani Shepherd, Penn (So., L), Emma White, Penn (Fr., OH)

October 11 - Taylor Docter, Harvard (Jr., OH), Savannah Fletcher, Columbia (So., MB), Amanda Pacheco, Penn (Jr., MB), Kendall Polan, Yale (So., S), Mollie Rogers, Yale (Fr., OH), Lydia Rudnick, Princeton (Jr., OH), Madeline Rumer, Columbia (So., MB), Annie Villanueva, Dartmouth (Sr., MB)

October 18 - Madeline Baird, Dartmouth (Sr., OH), Heather Braunagel, Columbia (Jr., MB), McHaney Carter, Yale (So., MB), Allie Frappier, Yale (Fr., OH), Kelly Marble, Cornell (So.,  OH), Amanda Pacheco, Penn (Jr., MB)

October 25 - Heather Braunagel, Columbia (Jr., MB), Caitlin Brenton, Columbia (Fr., MB), Meghan Connolly, Penn (Fr., S), Rachel D'Epagnier, Cornell (So., MB), Erica Reetz, Yale (So., OH), Teresa Skelly, Harvard (So., MB), Haley Wessels, Yale (Jr., MB), Ginny Willis, Princeton (Fr., S)


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 October 25, 2011 Madeline Baird
Harvard September 25, 2008 Suzie Trimble
Penn November 18, 2010 Julia Swanson
Princeton October 18, 2011
Lydia Rudnick
Yale October 11, 2011
Taylor Cramm
     
Rookie of the Week
School
Last Occurence Player
Brown September 6, 2011 Maddie Lord
Columbia October 11, 2011
Caitlin Brenton
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 October 18, 2011
Ginny Willis
Yale October 25, 2011
Mollie Rogers

*Shared honor


IVY LEAGUE IN NCAA STATS

In the NCAA statistics through the Oct. 23 matches, the Ivy League is represented in the top 100 in the following categories:

Individual
Aces Per Set
70. Lucia Pohlman, Dartmouth (Fr., S) - 0.38

Assists Per Set
61. Kendall Polan, Yale (So., S) - 10.55

Digs Per Set
3. Dani Shepherd, Penn (So., L) - 6.41
12. Christine Wu, Harvard (Sr., L/DS) - 5.51
29. Hilary Ford, Princeton (Sr., DS) - 5.27
50. Charlee Dyroff, Columbia (So., L) - 4.95
52. Annika Gliottone, Brown (Sr., DS/L) - 4.91
87. Risa Ka'awa, Cornell (Sr., DS/L) - 4.58

Hitting Percentage
36. Annie Villanueva, Dartmouth (Sr., MB) - .364
52. Taylor Cramm, Yale (Sr., MB) - .353
 

Points Per Set
67. Cathryn Quinn, Princeton (Sr., MB) - 4.43

Team
Assists Per Set
61. Yale - 12.62
95. Princeton - 12.11

Blocks Per Set
51. Columbia - 2.49
77. Princeton - 2.28

Digs Per Set

9. Penn - 18.08
11. Yale - 17.86
15 Cornell - 17.78
16. Harvard - 17.77
17. Dartmouth - 17.76
26. Columbia - 17.36
58. Princeton - 16.43

Hitting Percentage
57. Yale - .240
78. Dartmouth - .229
92. Columbia - .222

Kills Per Set
62. Yale - 13.57

Match W-L Percentage
55. Yale - .722
62. Princeton - .700
75. Columbia - .667
98. Dartmouth - .632