5 - Anja Perlebach
Anja Perlebach
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Elkhorn, Neb.
High School: Elkhorn
Position: L

2006: Served as team captain...Appeared in all 79 games...Led the team with 354 digs and finished fourth in the Ivy League with 4.48 digs per game...Recorded 16 digs vs. Dartmouth on Nov. 10 to become Yale's all-time leader...Finished her career with 1,380 digs...Reached double-digit digs 21 times, and surpassed the 20-dig plateau five times...Posted a season-high 27 digs in a three-game sweep of Central Connecticut in the Courtyard by Marriott Yale Classic on Sep. 22...Named to the Courtyard by Marriott Yale Classic all-tournament team after picking up 64 digs in three matches...Handed out four assists to go along with 21 digs in the Bulldogs' thrilling five-game win over Connecticut on Sep. 12.

2005: Played in 74 games and finished the season third in the conference in digs (4.88)...Reached double figures in digs 19 times and had eight contests where she picked up at least 20 digs...Surpassed the 1,000 career dig plateau on Nov. 12 at Harvard, part of a 21-dig effort...Season-high came on Nov. 4 against Princeton with 28...Finished the season with 361 digs, 20 service aces, 19 assists and a kill.

2004: Moved from outside hitter to libero, and became the first Bulldog to record 500 digs in a season, finishing with 522...No Yale player had ever recorded 400 in one year before...Ranked 32nd in Division I with 5.38 digs per game...Posted 20 digs 14 times, 30 digs four times (twice in four-game matches and once in three) and notched a career-high 41 in Yale's thrilling five-game win at Princeton...Had a dominant defensive performance with 26 digs in the NCAA first-round win against Albany...Also made the Courtyard by Marriott Yale Classic all-tournament team.

2003: Appeared in 56 games...Smashed at least 10 kills three times...Ranked fifth on the team in digs with 143 and notched a career-best 21 at Princeton on Oct. 11...Had 14 kills and 14 digs at Cornell on Oct. 18, one of two double-double performances on the season.

Before Yale: Captained the Elkhorn volleyball squad to conference, district, and state championships...As a senior, voted the team's most valuable player and earned first team all-state honors...Also an All-American outside hitter...Earned all-area, all-conference and academic all-conference honors as both a junior and a senior, and was all-conference as a sophomore...The team was also conference champions in each of her first three years...Competed in track for her final three years, and was a member of the state championship squad as a sophomore.