10 - Shannon Farrell
Shannon Farrell
Height: 6-0
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Lafayette, Calif.
High School: Campolindo
Position: OH

2006: Unanimously selected to her third straight All-Ivy first team...Started all 79 games...Fifth in the Ivy League with 4.03 kills per game...Second on the team in kills (318) and third in digs (280)...Tied for the team lead with 65 blocks...Named to the all-tournament team at the season-opening Holiday Inn Express Invitational...Smashed a season-high 21 kills in a five-game win over Connecticut on Sep. 12...Recorded 1,000th career kill in a win over Penn on Oct. 20...Had a season-high 23 digs in the season finale against Harvard, giving her 1,003 career...One of just three players in Yale history with 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs (Rosie Wustrack and Kristina Kliszewski)...Finished career sixth all-time in kills (1,099) and 10th all-time in digs (1,003).

2005: First team All-Ivy...Finished the year as the only player in the Ivy League to average better than four kills and digs per game, and was the only player in the league to finish in the top 10 in three different categories--she finished third in kills per game (4.37), and seventh in both hitting percentage (.273) and digs (4.02)...Named either Ivy League Player or Co-Player of the Week twice during the season...Recorded 20 double-doubles during the season, including three 20-20 matches...Named MVP of the Courtyard by Marriott Yale Classic and the Yale Invitational...Finished the season with 358 kills and 330 digs...Honorable mention CVU.com Stellar Spiker selection and was awarded the Coaches Award at the annual team banquet.

2004: Shared team MVP honors with Jacqueline Becker and earned a selection to the All-Ivy first team...Led the team with 388 kills (3.88 per game) and ranked second with 375 digs (3.75)...One of two Bulldogs to play in all 100 games...Recorded 23 kills and 20 digs, her second 20-20 match of the year, against Harvard in the first round of the Ivy playoff...Added a career-high 31 kills and 16 digs in the final against Cornell...Named Ivy Co-Player of the Week after hitting .310 with 43 kills and 20 digs in a weekend sweep of Cornell and Columbia.

2003: Played in six matches before missing the rest of the season with an injury...Tallied a career-high 13 kills and eight digs in a win over Maine on Sep. 19.

Before Yale: Lettered in volleyball during her junior and senior seasons at Campolindo High School...Earned first team all-league honors as a senior and was named all-league honorable mention in 2001, when she also won the Coaches' Award...Helped lead Campolindo to league championships in 2001 and 2002, as well as an NCS championship in 2002...Her club team, Golden Bear, won the NEQ title in 2003, and a bronze medal in the 18 open division at the 2002 Junior Olympics...Also a standout basketball player at Campolindo, captaining the squad as a senior and earning all-league recognition.

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