Reetz Named Ivy League Rookie Of The Week

Erica Reetz. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Erica Reetz. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Named To All-Tournament Team At Long Island Invitational

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Prior to the start of the season, Yale volleyball coach Erin Appleman was confident she had brought in a strong freshman class. Only two weeks in, it appears Appleman's assessment was on the money. For the second consecutive week a Yale player has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week. Erica Reetz (Thiensville, Ohio) was honored on Tuesday after posting a team-best 32 kills at the Long Island Invitational. Kendall Polan was recognized last week.

Reetz, who was named to the all-tournament team, added 19 digs, three blocks and one service ace in the three matches. In Yale's tournament opener against NJIT, Reetz pounded out a team-best 13 kills and had just one error in 35 attempts for a .343 hitting percentage. She also added 10 digs in the 3-0 win. The Bulldogs dropped a 3-1 decision to Georgetown in their second match, but Reetz chipped in a solid nine kills and eight digs. In the tournament finale, Reetz reached double figures again with 10 kills (.391 hitting percentage) as the Bulldogs swept host Long Island in straight sets.

"Erica has handled the transition to college volleyball really well," Appleman said. "I am pleased with her work ethic and her potential to be a top outside hitter in the conference."

The Bulldogs will play in the Cal State Fullerton Tournament this weekend in California. Yale meets Liberty on Friday and West Virginia and Fullerton on Saturday.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity