March 13, 2014

Halejian Earns All-Ivy League First Team Honors For Second Straight Season

Bulldogs' Leading Scorer Earns All-Ivy Honors For The Third Time

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Junior guard Sarah Halejian earned All-Ivy League honors for the third time after helping Yale collect 13 wins and finish in the top four of the league for a fifth straight season. Halejian was named to the All-Ivy League First Team for the second time after leading the Bulldogs in the scoring for the second straight season.

Halejian, the 2011-12 Ivy League Rookie of the Year, ranked third in the Ivy League in scoring at 15.5 points per game and led the league with both 3.6 assists per game and 2.4 steals per game. Halejian was also among the league leaders in assist/turnover ratio (1.5 - 2nd), free throw percentage (.865 - 12th) and blocked shots (0.5 - 14th).

In Ivy League play, Halejian averaged a league-best 4.3 assists per game and scored 15.4 points per game, which ranked second. She led the Ivy League with 2.4 steals per game and a 1.7 assist/turnover ratio.  

A starter in all 28 games, Halejian scored double-figures in 23 contests. She led the team in scoring in 20 contests, including a season-high 27 points against Georgetown on Dec. 10 and against Harvard on Feb. 8.

Halejian was a three-time Ivy League Player of the Week honoree this season, including recognition on Dec. 16 following her outing against the Hoyas. Against Georgetown, Halejian posted 27 points on 11-of-20 shooting from the field. She scored 16 points in the second half, as the Bulldogs nearly erased a 12-point deficit in a one-point loss.

The Bulldogs finished 2013-14 with a 13-15 overall record, and a 7-7 mark in Ivy League play. In the last four years, Yale has won a total of 56 games, which matches the second-highest total of victories in a four-year span in the program's history. The Bulldogs amassed 35 Ivy League games in that four-year span, which is the highest total of Ivy League wins in a four-year span in the program's history.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Alyssa Baron, Penn (Sr., G – Miami)

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

Sydney Stipanovich, Penn (Fr., C – St. Louis)*

DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR

Sydney Stipanovich, Penn (Fr., C – St. Louis)

FIRST-TEAM ALL-IVY

Alyssa Baron, Penn (Sr., G – Miami)*

Christine Clark, Harvard (Sr., G – Tucson, Ariz.)*

Blake Dietrick, Princeton (Jr., G – Wellesley, Mass.)

Temi Fagbenle, Harvard (Jr., F – London)

Sarah Halejian, Yale (Jr., G – Wyckoff, N.J.)

SECOND-TEAM ALL-IVY

Kara Bonenberger, Penn (Jr., F – Walnutport, Pa.)

Lauren Clarke, Brown (Sr., G – Colts Neck, N.J.)

Allyson DiMagno, Cornell (Sr., F – Fairport, N.Y.)

Kristen Helmstetter, Princeton (Sr., G/F – Bridgewater, N.J.)

Sydney Stipanovich, Penn (Fr., C – St. Louis)

HONORABLE MENTION ALL-IVY

Sophie Bikofsky, Brown (Jr., G – Newton, Mass.)

Lakin Roland, Dartmouth (So., F – Jeffersonville, Ind.)

Alex Wheatley, Princeton (So., F – Upper Holland, Pa.)

Nicola Zimmer, Dartmouth (Sr., G – Chevy Chase, Md.)

* - denotes unanimous selection

Report filed by Jeff Mead, Yale Sports Publicity


 

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