Incoming Volleyball Class Nationally Recognized

Cat Dailey (6) and Kelly Ozurovich (5). (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

4 Frosh Bulldogs Announced

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - For the third time in five years and the second in a row, Yale's incoming recruiting class has been recognized as one of the nation's best according to Prepvolleyball.com, a website dedicated to the coverage of high school and club volleyball. Yale Volleyball's Class of 2014, which features McHaney Carter, Gina Finke, Kendall Polan and Erica Reetz, was selected for high honorable mention in Prepvolleyball.com's annual rankings of the nation's top recruiting classes, as determined by a panel of over 100 collegiate coaches. 

"We're thrilled to be recognized for the second year in a row, especially considering we're a non-scholarship school," Yale head coach Erin Appleman said. "I'm really excited for the 2010 season and to work with these players."

The high honorable mention category also features such national powers as the University of  Washington, UC Irvine, Dayton, and UC Santa Barbara. Eight of the 25 programs recognized as HHM played in the 2009 NCAA Championships, including the 2005 winner Washington.

Yale's Class of 2014:

McHaney Carter, a 6'0" middle blocker from Carroll, Texas, Carroll High School and Dallas Skyline Juniors.

Gina Finke, a 6'0" outside hitter from Naperville, Ill., Benet Academy and Sports Performance Volleyball.

Kendall Polan, a 5'10" setter from Cardiff, Calif., La Costa Canyon High School, and Waves Volleyball.

Erica Reetz, a 6'0" outside hitter from Mequon, Wis., Homestead High School, and Milwaukee Sting Volleyball Club.

With nine underclassmen, the 2010 Bulldogs will put an exciting mix of youth and talent on the floor this coming fall, including second-team All-Ivy pick Bridget Hearst '12 and honorable mention selections Kerry Clavadetscher '13 and captain Kelly Ozurovich '11.