January 12, 2010

Kelly Ozurovich Elected Yale Volleyball Captain

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Head Coach Erin Appleman has announced that Kelly Ozurovich ’11 will serve as captain of Yale Volleyball for the 2010 season, as decided by a team vote. Ozurovich, a libero from Playa del Ray, Calif., has earned All-Ivy recognition in all three of her seasons in a Bulldogs’ uniform.

“As a three-year starter at Yale, Kelly has shown all of the leadership qualities I look for in a captain”, said Appleman. “She has a strong relationship with me and with her teammates, and she understands what it takes to be successful in the Ivy League. The team is in very reliable hands with Kelly as its captain”.

Ozurovich, the starting libero on the 2008 Ivy League Championship team, earned her second consecutive All-Ivy Honorable Mention in 2009 after finishing the season ranked second in the league and 13th in all of Division I with 5.38 digs per set. An All-Ivy Second Team honoree in 2007, Ozurovich will enter her senior campaign ranked fifth on Yale’s all-time digs list with 1,241. Her 449 digs in 2007 marked the second-highest single season total in program history, while her 41 aces in that season were the eighth-best in 27 seasons of NCAA volleyball at Yale.

The 2009 Bulldogs finished with a 21-4 mark, the best record in program history. Ozurovich will lead a 2010 squad that returns six letterwinners from that season, including fellow All-Ivy honorees Bridget Hearst and Kerry Clavadetscher.

report filed by Drew M. Kingsley, Yale Sports Publicity