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September 13, 2011

Women's Volleyball Weekly Release - Week 3

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PRINCETON, N.J. -- Ivy League women's volleyball closes out the majority of its non-conference slate this weekend with another two days of packed tournament play.

Brown, Columbia, Dartmouth, Harvard, Penn and Yale all host their own tournaments on Friday and Saturday while Cornell makes the short trip to Buffalo for the Blue and White Classic and Princeton treks just across the state line to Bethlehem, Pa., for the Lehigh/Lafayette Invitational.

Led by senior middle blocker Cathryn Quinn who enters the week in the League lead in kills (3.91), blocks (1.92) and points (5.09), the Tigers hope to build on its solid road wins over St. John's and Rutgers last week with host Lehigh, Hartford and La Salle on tap this weekend.

Dartmouth, ranked in the top three in five of the seven team statistics categories among Ivy teams, looks to bounce back from a tough weekend at the West Point Challenge at Holy Cross on Tuesday before welcoming Central Connecticut State, Delaware State and Providence to Leede Arena over the weekend.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Dartmouth senior outside hitter Madeline Baird (Austin, Texas) was the model of consistency over the course of the Big Green's four matches at the West Point Challenge, earning all-tournament team honors. She averaged 4.00 kills per set and added 2.88 digs per set in a win over Marist and tough four-set losses to Arkansas and host Army and a grueling five-set defeat to NJIT.

Against Arkansas, Baird was the only Dartmouth player with 10 or more kills with 17, adding seven digs. She connected on three consecutive kills in the fourth set to even the match at 24. Arkansas closed out the match with back-to-back kills by Jasmine Norton to win the fourth, 27-25.

Baird recorded three-straight double-doubles (16 kills, 13 digs vs. Marist; 16 kills, 13 digs vs. Army and 22 kills, 14 digs vs. NJIT) to close out the weekend with 68 kills and 49 digs along with 10 assists.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Yale freshman outside hitter Mollie Rogers (San Diego, Calif.) turned in a strong weekend for the Bulldogs, earning all-tournament team honors at the Terrapin Invitational at the University of Maryland.

Rogers led the Bulldogs in kills against Maryland and Delaware, while posting double-doubles in both matches. She had 22 kills, hit .340 and added 12 digs in an intense five-set loss to Maryland. The next morning, Rogers posted 14 kills and 11 digs in a 3-1 win over Delaware. Later in the afternoon, Rogers had seven kills and 11 digs in a loss to Sacred Heart.

Through Yale's first six matches, Rogers leads the Bulldogs in kills with 77 and has been named to all-tournament teams of both tournaments the Bulldogs have participated in so far this season.

HONOR ROLL
Kathryn Conner, Brown, Freshman, Defensive Specialist/Libero (Newport Beach, Calif.)
3.0 D/S, 2 ASST, 1 SA - Team: 0-3
Named to the St. John's Kaiser Classic All-Tournament Team

Hilary Ford, Princeton, Senior, Libero (Portola, Calif.)
5.34 D/S, 5 ASST, 1 SA - Team: 2-2
Named to the Rutgers Invitational All-Tournament Team

Sarah Hanna, Princeton, Freshman, Outside Hitter (Issaquash, Wash.)
.231 hitting pct., 3.13 K/S, 1 SA, 1.07 D/S - Team: 2-2
Named to the Rutgers Invitational All-Tournament Team

Lauren Martin, Penn, Junior, Right Side Hitter (Bedford, Texas)
.245 hitting pct., 2.80 K/S, 1 BS, 11 BA - Team: 0-3
Named to the Rocket Classic All-Tournament Team

Teresa Skelly, Harvard, Sophomore, Middle Blocker (Palo Alto, Calif.)
.357 hitting pct., 1 BS, 11 BA - Team: 2-1
Named to the Bryant Invitational All-Tournament Team

Meagan Tatum, Cornell, Senior, Right Side Hitter  (Roxboro, N.C.)
.259 hitting pct., 2.75 K/S, 8 BA - Team: 1-2
Named to the VCU Third Degree Sportswear All-Tournament Team

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Tuesday, September 13
Dartmouth at Holy Cross, 7 pm
New Hampshire at Harvard, 7 pm

Friday, September 16
1 - Binghamton at Columbia, Noon
2 - Princeton vs. Hartford, 3 pm
3 - Cornell vs. Dayton, 4:30 pm
4 - Fordham at Brown, 7 pm
5 - Providence at Dartmouth, 7 pm
6 - Holy Cross at Harvard, 7 pm
7 - Rhode Island at Penn, 7 pm
8 - New Hampshire at Yale, 7 pm
9 - Iowa at Columbia, 7:30 pm

Saturday, September 17
3 - Cornell at Buffalo, 10 am
2 - Princeton at Lehigh, 10 am
4 - Maryland-Eastern Shore at Brown, Noon
1 - St. Francis (N.Y.) at Columbia, Noon
2 - Princeton vs. La Salle, 12:30 pm
5 - Central Connecticut State at Dartmouth, 1 pm
6 - Northeastern at Harvard, 1 pm
8 - Quinnipiac at Yale, 1 pm
7 - Maryland-Baltimore County at Penn, 1 pm
7 - William & Mary at Penn, 4 pm
3 - Cornell vs. Syracuse, 5 pm
5 - Delaware State at Dartmouth, 5 pm
4 - Bryant at Brown, 7 pm
6 - Navy at Harvard, 7 pm
8 - Army at Yale, 7 pm 
1 - St. John's at Columbia, 7:30 pm

KEY

1 - Columbia Invitational (New York)
2 - Lehigh/Lafayette Crosstown Tournament (Bethlehem, Pa.)
3 - Blue and White Classic (Buffalo, N.Y.)
4 - Brown Invitational (Providence, R.I.)
5 - Dartmouth Invitational (Hanover, N.H.)
6 - Harvard Invitational (Cambridge, Mass.)
7 - Crowne Plaza Philadelphia West Penn Invitational (Philadelphia)
8 - Yale Classic (New Haven, Conn.)
9 - Columbia Invitational (New York)

 

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
September 6 - Kendall Polan, Yale, Sophomore, Setter
September 13 - Madeline Baird, Dartmouth, Senior, Outside Hitter
September 20
September 27
October 4
October 11
October 18
October 25
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
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 - 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
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 September 13, 2011 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 September 13, 2011
Mollie Rogers

*Shared honor