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Erica Reetz Named Ivy League Rookie Of Week

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

A Bulldog Earns Honor For Seventh Time This Season

NEW HAVEN, Conn. –Yale's domination of the Ivy League Volleyball Rookie of the Week award continues. Erica Reetz (Theinsville, Wis.), who helped the Bulldogs sweep Dartmouth and Harvard last weekend, was honored on Tuesday. It was the third time Reetz was selected and the seventh time a Yale player has been selected. Kendall Polan is a four-time winner.

Reetz posted a team-best 22 kills in the two wins, helping Yale maintain its first-place position in the Ivy League. In addition to averaging 3.67 kills per set, Reetz added 20 digs, six total blocks and two service aces. Reetz ended a 3-0 win over Dartmouth with her team-high ninth kill of the night. She also had nine digs, one block solo and two block assists. The next night against Harvard, she had a match-high 13 kills, hit .414, tallied 11 digs, two block assists and one block solo.

Reetz enters play this week ranked sixth in the Ivy League in kills per set with 3.04.

"The team played amazing this past weekend," said Yale head coach Erin Appleman. "I'm thrilled the league decided to honor Erica, as she has continued to improve throughout this year."

The Bulldogs close out the regular season with matches at Columbia on Friday at 7 p.m. and at Cornell on Saturday at 5 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity