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October 30, 2012

Women's Volleyball Weekly Release - Week 10

Photos courtesy of Penn Athletic Communications, Princeton Athletic Communications and
Yale Sports Publicity

PRINCETON, N.J. – Yale remained unbeaten and Penn and Princeton kept pace and stayed within striking distance during Ivy League women's volleyball action last weekend.

The Bulldogs extended their winning streak to 11 consecutive matches with 3-1 wins at home over Cornell and Columbia. Freshman setter Kelly Johnson had 13 kills in the win over Columbia and followed that up with 11 kills against Cornell. She had just four errors on the weekend and hit a combined .333 in the matches. Mollie Rogers and Haley Wessels added 12 kills each in the win over Columbia. Wessels hit .524 against the Lions (12-1-21).

Princeton remained two games out of first with a pair of 3-0 wins over Dartmouth and Harvard at Dillon Gym. Kendall Peterkin led the way with a combined 22 kills in the two wins. She hit .435 in the sweep of Harvard (12-2-23).

Penn also swept Harvard and Dartmouth in consecutive 3-0 wins. Junior libero Dani Shepherd, the national leader in digs per set, logged 24 and 28 digs respectively in the three-set wins. Emma White had 13 kills and 19 digs in the win over Harvard and added 11 more kills in the victory over the Big Green. The sweep kept Penn three games behind Yale in the league standings. 

Brown split its weekend slate, downing Cornell but dropping a 3-0 decision to Columbia. Lion outside hitter Megan Gaughn, who had a season-high 22 kills in the loss to Yale on Friday, had 13 kills and hit .370 in the sweep of the Bears. 

Ivy League in the NCAA Statistics
The Ivy League is among the NCAA Division I leaders in several individual and team statistical categories through matches of Oct. 28.

After recording 52 digs in just six sets last week, Penn junior libero Dani Shepherd continues to lead NCAA Division I in digs per set at 6.55. She is chasing the all-time, single-single mark of 6.87 set last season by Villanova's Kim Maroon. The Quakers are also still in the top spot in the same category at 21.49 per game. Yale sits right behind Penn in second at 19.74 digs per set. The Bulldogs are also in the top 10 in kills (3rd, 14.89) and assists (2nd, 13.97) per set.

Individually, Princeton's Lydia Ridnick is 30th in kills per set at 4.26 and 38th in points per set, averaging 4.73. Princeton’s Ginny Willis moved into the Top 50 in assists per set, ranking 49th at 10.82. Harvard's Caroline Walters is 46th in hitting percentage at .364.

Click here for the complete NCAA statistics.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Penn junior libero Dani Shepherd (Los Angeles) earned Player of the Week honors this week. 

Shepherd recorded 52 digs in just six sets and shut down the opposing attack as the Quakers swept Harvard and Dartmouth. She had 24 digs in the win over Harvard and 28 digs in the win over Dartmouth while the opposition hit better than .050 in just two of the six sets.

Shepherd is the national leader in digs per set, raising her average to 6.55 for the season. It is the second time this year that Shepherd has won the award, having also claimed the honor back on Oct. 9.

Shepherd’s Weekly Stats
2 MP, 6 SP, 52 digs, 8.67 d/set

CO-ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
Yale setter Kelly Johnson (Palos Verdes, Calif.) and Princeton right side Kendall Peterkin (San Diego) shared Ivy League co-Rookie of the Week accolades this week.

Johnson tallied 24 kills, 38 assists and 16 digs as extended its winning streak to 11 consecutive matches and remained perfect in League play. She hit .333 for the weekend with 24 kills and just four errors. In a four-set win over Columbia, she had her fourth triple-double of the year with 13 kills, 17 assists and 11 digs. Johnson followed that up with 11 kills and 21 assists in a four-set win over Cornell.

Johnson has now won or shared Rookie of the Week honors four times this season.

Johnson’s Weekly Stats
2 MP, 8 SP, 24 kills, 3.0 k/set 38 ast, 4.75 a/set, 16 digs, 27.5 pts.

Peterkin had 22 kills in sets of action last week as the Tigers swept Dartmouth and Harvard to stay two games back of Yale in the standings. Peterkin hit .435 in the win over Harvard with 12 kills and two errors in 23 attacks. She also had 10 kills and 10 digs in the sweep of Dartmouth.

She averaged 3.7 kills and added 2.2 digs and a .354 attack percentage. Peterkin also averaged 4.6 points per set, which tops her season average. It is the first time this season a Tiger has won Rookie of the Week. 

Peterkin’s Weekly Stats
2 MP, 6 SP, .354 hitting pct., 22 kills, 3.67 k/set, 27.5 pts.

HONOR ROLL
Mollie Rogers
, Yale (So., OH - San Diego)
2 MP, 6 SP, 21 kills, 30 digs, 28 pts.  

Haley Wessels, Yale (Sr., MB - Dallas)
Against Columbia: 12 kills, .524 hitting pct, 9 blocks (4 bs/5 ba), 18.5 pts. 

Megan Gaughn, Columbia (Sr., OH - Winter Park, Fla.)
2 MP, 8 SP, 35 kills, 5k/set, 22 kills vs Yale (most in an Ivy match this season), 19 digs, 35.5 pts

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Friday, November 2
*Brown at Princeton, 7 pm
*Cornell at Dartmouth, 7 pm
*Yale at Penn, 7 pm
*Columbia at Harvard, 7 pm 

Saturday, November 3
*Brown at Penn, 5 pm
*Cornell at Harvard, 5 pm
*Yale at Princeton, 5 pm
*Columbia at Dartmouth, 5 pm

*Ivy League Contests

PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
September 4 - Kendall Polan, Yale (Jr., S)
September 11 - Haley Wessels, Yale (Sr., MB)
September 18 - Atlanta Moye-McLaren, Columbia (Fr., OH)
September 25 - Kendall Polan, Yale (Jr., S)
October 2 - Lydia Rudnick, Princeton (Sr., OH)
October 9 - Dani Shepherd, Penn (Jr., L)
October 16 - Taylor Docter, Harvard (Sr., OH)
October 23 - Megan Gaughn, Columbia (Sr., OH), Susan Stuecheli, Penn (Jr., MB)
October 30 - Dani Shepherd, Penn (Jr., L)
November 6 -
November 13 -

ROOKIES OF THE WEEK
September 4 - Ronnie Bither, Penn (Fr., S)
September 11 - Ronnie Bither, Penn (Fr., S)
September 18 - Atlanta Moye-McLaren, Columbia (Fr., OH) & Kelly Johnson, Yale (Fr., S)
September 25 - Alex Caldwell, Penn (Fr., RS)
October 2 - Alex Caldwell, Penn (Fr., RS)
October 9 - Kelly Johnson, Yale (Fr., S)
October 16 - Kelly Johnson, Yale (Fr., S)
October 23 - Caroline Holte, Harvard (Fr., MB)
October 30 - Kelly Johnson, Yale (Fr., S) & Kendall Peterkin, Princeton (Fr., RS)
November 6 -
November 13 -

HONOR ROLLS

September 4 - Caitlin Brenton, Columbia (So., OH), Taylor Docter, Harvard (Sr., OH),Kelly Johnson, Yale (Fr., S), Nicole Kincade, Princeton (So. MB), Alexandra Rieckhoff, Brown (Jr., S), Elisa Scudder, Dartmouth (Jr., MB), Emma White, Penn (So., OH)

September 11 - Jesse Ebner, Yale (Fr., MB), Elisa Scudder, Dartmouth (Jr., MB), Kathleen Wallace, Harvard (Fr., OH - San Francisco, Calif.), Emma White, Penn (So., OH), Molly Winger, Columbia (So., DS/L - Windermere, Fla.), Breanna Wong, Cornell (Fr., RS)

September 18 - Erin Cooney, Harvard (Jr., RS), Rachel D'Epagnier, Cornell (Jr., MB), Mollie Rogers, Yale (So., OH), Lydia Rudnick, Princeton (Sr., OH), Dani Shepherd, Penn (Jr., L), Breanna Wong, Cornell (Fr., RS)

September 25 - Heather Braunagel, Columbia (Sr., MB), Taylor Docter, Harvard (Sr., OH), Amanda Nickel, Brown (Jr., OH), Jesse Ebner, Yale (Fr., MB), Lydia Rudnick, Princeton (Sr., OH), Dani Shepherd, Penn (Jr., L), Breanna Wong, Cornell (Fr., RS)

October 2 - Caitlin Brenton, Columbia (So., OH), Taylor Docter, Harvard (Sr., OH), Jesse Ebner, Yale (Fr., MB), Kelly Marble, Cornell (Jr., OH), Kendall Polan, Yale (Jr., S), Susan Stuecheli, Penn (Jr., MB), Kathleeen Wallace, Harvard (Fr., OH)

October 9 -  Kathryn Conner, Brown (So., L), Erin Cooney, Harvard (Jr., RS), Maddie Lord, Brown (So., OH), Haley Wessels, Yale (Sr., MB), Ginny Willis, Princeton (So., S), Breanna Wong, Cornell (Fr., S)

October 16 -  Alex Caldwell, Penn (Fr., RS), Lauren Martin, Penn (Sr., RS), Maddie Rudnick, Yale (So., L), Bailey Springer, Columbia (Fr., OH), Tiana Woolridge, Princeton (So., MB),  Breanna Wong, Cornell (Fr., S)

October 23 - Kendall Peterkin, Princeton (Fr., RS), Breanna Wong, Cornell (Fr., RS), Kelly Johnson, Yale (Fr., S), Taylor Docter, Harvard (Sr., OH), Siera Young, Cornell (Jr., OH)

October 30 - Mollie Rogers, Yale (So., OH), Haley Wessels, Yale (Sr., MB), Megan Gaughn, Columbia (Sr., OH)

November 6 -
November 13 -

WEEKLY AWARD HISTORY
Player of the Week
School Last Occurrence Player
Brown September 28, 2010
Kathryn Glickman
Columbia October 23, 2012* Megan Gaughn
Cornell November 8, 2011
Madeleine Przybyl
Dartmouth November 15, 2011* Annie Villanueva
Harvard October 16, 2012
Taylor Docter
Penn October 30, 2012
Dani Sheperd
Princeton October 2, 2012
Lydia Rudnick
Yale September 25, 2012
Kendall Polan
     
Rookie of the Week
School
Last Occurrence Player
Brown September 6, 2011 Maddie Lord
Columbia September 18, 2012*
Atlanta Moye-McLauren
Cornell October 5, 2010 Rachel D'Epagnier
Dartmouth November 1, 2011* Alex Schoenberger
Harvard October 23, 2012 Caroline Holte
Penn October 2, 2012
Alex Caldwell
Princeton October 30, 2012*
Kendall Peterkin
Yale October 30, 2012*
Kelly Johnson

*Shared honor