14 - Kendall Polan
Kendall Polan
Height: 5-10
Year: So.
Hometown: Cardiff, Calif.
High School: La Costa Canyon
Position: S

2011: Named AVCA Honorable Mention All-America...Named Ivy League Player of the Year…Earned Ivy League Player of the Week twice…Named MVP of Yale Invitational…Earned All-Tournament honors at Yale Invitational…Led Ivy League in conference matches with 11.27 assists per set...Ranked 6th in Ivy League (conference matches only) in service aces per set (0.29) and 9th in Ivy League (conference matches only) in digs per set (3.84)…Totaled 19 assists, nine digs, three kills and a service ace in NCAA Tournament Match at USC…Collected at least 10 digs in 18 of 24 matches…Recorded ninth-highest single-season assist per set total in Yale history (10.84)…Posted at least 32 assists in 22 of 24 matches…Tallied a second-highest Ivy League four-set assist total (57) in a win over Princeton on Nov. 5…Delivered 21 digs twice this season – in wins over Columbia on Oct. 28 and Penn on Nov. 4…Posted 50 or more assists four times this season.

2010: Named Ivy League Rookie of the Year and selected First Team All-Ivy...Appeared in 94 sets...Selected Ivy League Rookie of the Week a conference-best five times...Led the team and finished fourth in the Ivy League in assists per set (9.02)...Averaged 3.43 digs per set and 1.78 kills per set...Posted highest assist total in a three-set match among all Ivy League players during 2010 season – 47 vs. Rhode Island, Sept. 4...Named to Yale Invitational, Blackbird Invitational (Long Island University) and Fullerton Classic (Cal-State Fullerton) All-Tournament Teams...Tallied a triple-double (34 assists, 17 kills and 10 digs) against Albany on Sept. 25...Posted 40-plus assists four times...Had a personal season-high 23 digs in a win at Columbia on Nov. 12.

Before Yale: Played for La Costa Canyon High School, the No. 1 ranked team in the nation in 2008… Helped La Costa to three CIF Division I titles and a California state championship… Named a PrepVolleyball.com Senior Ace… Earned the Avocado League Most Valuable Player award as a junior… Plays for the nationally prominent Encinitas Wave club program… Won a Gold Medal with the Wave in the 16 Open Division in 2008… Twice earned all-tournament honors at the Junior Olympics.

Appleman on Polan: “It’s exciting to find a player with Kendall’s ability that is committed to an Ivy League education in addition to playing Division I volleyball. She can play anywhere on the court, and I expect her to make an immediate impact on our program.”

Four Questions for Kendall:

1.     Why Yale? Amazing team, incomparable education, great atmosphere.

2.     Best food in New Haven? Pepe’s.

3.     Favorite class so far? Masculinity and Femininity with Alfred Guy

4.     Team Jacob, Team Edward, or Team Couldn’t Care Less? EDWARD