2011-12 Yale Volleyball News

July 26, 2012
Bulldogs Earn American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award
The Yale volleyball team had a memorable year on the court in 2011-12, winning their second Ivy League title in a row and advancing to the NCAA Tournament. The Bulldogs were quite successful in the classroom as well, receiving an American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for 2011-12. The Bulldogs have now been recognized every year since the award was founded in 1992.

June 5, 2012
Incoming Class Ranked Among Nation's Best
For the fourth year in a row, the Yale volleyball team's incoming class of recruits has been recognized as one of the nation's best by PrepVolleyball.com.

May 22, 2012
Ivy League Champions Welcome Five In Class of 2016
Head Coach Erin Appleman will welcome a talented new class of Bulldogs to the volleyball program in 2012. Jesse Ebner, Karlee Fuller, Kelly Johnson, Maya Midzik and Christine Wu will look to make an impact this fall as Yale begins the defense of its 2011 Ivy League Championship.

May 20, 2012
Taylor Cramm Receives Nellie Pratt Elliot Award
Taylor Cramm, who helped the Yale volleyball team win three Ivy League titles during her outstanding career, is the recipient of the 2012 Nellie Pratt Elliot Award, the most prestigious athletic award given to a senior female at Yale. The award was presented at today's Class Day exercises.

May 16, 2012
Yale Completes Spring Season
The defending Ivy League champion Yale volleyball team completed the spring season in impressive form, going 4-0 in the spring tournament at John J. Lee Amphitheater. The Bulldogs beat Fairfield, Bryant, Bridgeport and UConn.

April 17, 2012
Yale Announces Challenging 2012 Schedule
The two-time defending Ivy League champion Yale volleyball team today released its 2012 schedule that features four NCAA Tournament qualifiers from last season and a spot in the University of San Diego Invitational.

February 7, 2012
Wessels Elected Yale Volleyball Captain
Middle hitter Haley Wessels has been elected captain of the Yale volleyball team for the 2012 season.

December 13, 2011
Fall Academic All-Ivy Announced
The Ivy League has released its list of student-athletes selected for 2011 All-Ivy Academic honors in fall sports. Ten Yale student athletes were selected.

December 2, 2011
VIDEO: Yale Prepares for NCAA Showdown with USC
The Bulldogs are ready for their first-round NCAA match with USC on Friday at 10 p.m. Watch for free on http://usctrojans.com.

December 2, 2011
Bulldogs Fall 3-0 to Top-Ranked USC in NCAA First-Round Match (VIDEO INCLUDED)
Yale lost to top-ranked USC, 3-0 (25-13, 25-13, 25-18), before hundreds of Yale fans and alums at the Galen Center on Friday night.

November 30, 2011
GAME NOTES: Yale and USC Faceoff in NCAA First-Round Match
Ivy League champion Yale (18-6, 12-2) faces USC, the Pac-12 Champions and No.7 overall seed in the NCAA Tournament.

November 27, 2011
Yale to Face Top-Ranked USC in NCAA First Round
Yale will face the top-ranked team in the latest AVCA national poll, USC, in the first round of the NCAA Women’s Volleyball Tournament this Friday.

November 17, 2011
Polan Named Ivy League Player of Year; Rogers Takes Rookie Honors
Yale swept the Ivy League major postseason volleyball awards as sophomore setter Kendall Polan was named Player of the Year, while freshman outside hitter Mollie Rogers was selected Rookie of the Year by the League’s eight head coaches. Polan and Rogers were also both named first team All-Ivy. Freshman Allie Frappier and sophomore Erica Reetz were second team selections and senior Taylor Cramm earned honorable mention recognition.

November 15, 2011
Rogers Earns Ivy League Rookie Of Week Honors
Mollie Rogers, who smashed 17 kills in Yale’s Ivy League title clinching 3-0 victory over Harvard last Friday, has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week, sharing the honor with Penn’s Emma White. In addition, Kendall Polan was named to the Honor Roll.

November 12, 2011
Yale Drops Five-Setter at Dartmouth
Despite collecting more kills, more digs, and out-blocking and out-hitting Dartmouth, the Bulldogs lost, 3-2, to close out the 2011 regular season.

November 11, 2011
Bulldogs Close Out Regular Season at Harvard and Dartmouth
Yale takes a six-match win streak on the road this weekend and closes out the conference regular season with two chances to clinch sole possession of an Ivy League championship.

November 11, 2011
Yale Beats Harvard, Clinches Ivy Title
The Bulldogs won at Harvard and clinched sole posession of the Ivy League championship on Friday night. The victory marks Yale's third Ivy title in four years.

November 9, 2011
Catching Up With Cramm - Episode Nine
The theme of this week's episode of Catching Up With Cramm is simple. Yale captured the Ivy League title with Saturday's win over Princeton. There isn't much else to discuss.

November 8, 2011
Frappier Named Ivy League Rookie Of The Week
Allie Frappier, who banged out 31 kills in Yale’s weekend sweep of Penn and Princeton, has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.

November 3, 2011
Catching Up With Cramm - Episode Eight
After a week off, Associate Head Coach Kevin Laseau and captain Taylor Cramm are back with the latest episode of Catching Up With Cramm. This week, the two discuss the sweep of Columbia and Cornell, including the long bus ride back, and look ahead to the final home weekend against Penn and Princeton.

October 25, 2011
Rogers Named Ivy League Rookie of Week
The Yale volleyball team had only one match last week, but that didn’t keep the Bulldogs from picking up another weekly honor. Freshman Mollie Rogers, who narrowly missed a double-double with eight kills and 11 digs in a sweep of Brown, was named the league’s Rookie of the Week for the third time this season. In addition, Erica Reetz and Haley Wessels were selected to the Honor Roll.

October 21, 2011
Catching Up With Cramm - Episode Seven
The Bulldogs have only one match this week - Saturday at Brown. In this week's edition of Catching Up With Cramm, Yale captain Taylor Cramm looks ahead to that match and back at last weekend, including Saturday's win over Penn at the Palestra.

October 13, 2011
Catching Up With Cramm - Episode 6
It was a busy week for Yale captain Taylor Cramm. First she was named the Ivy League Player of the Week on Monday and then she sat down with Associate Head Coach Kevin Laseau for another episode of Catching Up With Cramm. This week, Cramm looks back at the Dartmouth-Harvard sweep and ahead to this weekend's road trip to Princeton and Penn.

October 11, 2011
Cramm Earns Ivy League Player Of The Week Honors
Yale volleyball captain Taylor Cramm, who hit an impressive .538 without an attack error in 26 attempts in victories over Dartmouth and Harvard, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week.

October 6, 2011
Catching Up With Cramm - Episode Five
The Yale volleyball team has another big home weekend coming up. The Bulldogs host Dartmouth Friday on Dig Pink Night and then meet Harvard on Saturday. Captain Taylor Cramm previews those matches and looks back at last weekend's sweep in the latest episode of Catching Up With Cramm.

October 5, 2011
Hangin' With Haley Episodes

October 4, 2011
Polan Named Ivy League Player of the Week
Sophomore Kendall Polan, who led Yale to victories over Cornell and Columbia, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week. Polan dished out match-highs in assists in each of the two wins.

September 27, 2011
Catching Up With Cramm - Episode Four
The Yale volleyball team opened Ivy League play with an impressive 3-0 victory over Brown. In the latest episode of Catching Up With Cramm captain Taylor Cramm looks back at the win over the Bears and previews this weekend's matches with Columbia and Cornell.

September 20, 2011
Rogers Named Ivy League Rookie Of Week For Second Straight Week
Freshman outside hitter Mollie Rogers (San Diego, Calif.), who posted double-doubles in each of the three matches in the Yale Classic, has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the second straight week.

September 17, 2011
Bulldogs Cruise Past Quinnipiac 3-0
Freshman Mollie Rogers continued her impressive rookie campaign with 10 kills and 13 digs to help lead the Yale Bulldogs to 3-0 victory over the Quinnipiac Bobcats in day two of the Yale Classic at the John J. Lee Amphitheater on Saturday afternoon. The scores of the match were 25-11, 25-15 and 25-11.

September 17, 2011
Bulldogs Rally From Two Sets Down To Edge Army And Capture Yale Classic
Sophomore McHaney Carter’s kill capped off an incredible comeback as the Yale volleyball team rallied to defeat Army 3-2 in its final match of the 2011 Yale Classic at the John J. Lee Amphitheater on Saturday night. After dropping the first two games of the match 25-21 and 25-23, the Bulldogs stormed back to win three straight games 25-21, 25-15 and 15-13.

September 14, 2011
Catching Up With Cramm - Episode Two
The Yale volleyball team had an exciting weekend at Maryland's Tournament. In the latest episode of Catching Up With Cramm, captain Taylor Cramm looks back at the weekend and previews the upcoming Yale Classic.

September 13, 2011
Rogers Named Ivy League Rookie Of Week
Freshman outside hitter Mollie Rogers (San Diego, Calif.), who posted double-doubles in Yale’s matches with Maryland and Delaware, was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week on Monday.

September 7, 2011
Catching Up With Cramm - Episode One
Periodically during the season Yale Associate Head Coach Kevin Laseau will sit down with captain Taylor Cramm to discuss the state of the team.

September 6, 2011
Polan Named Ivy League Player Of Week
Sophomore setter Kendall Polan seems to be picking up right where she left off last season when she was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year. Polan, who earned co MVP honors at the Yale Invitational over the weekend, was selected as the league’s first Player of the Week.

August 22, 2011
DeGroot Joins Yale Volleyball Staff
Amy Mahinalani DeGroot, a former All-American at University of San Diego, has been named to the Yale volleyball coaching staff.

July 27, 2011
Bulldogs Earn American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award
The Yale volleyball team collected another accolade when it received an American Volleyball Coaches Association Team Academic Award for the 2010-11 year. The Bulldogs have received the honor every year since it was founded in 1992.

June 20, 2011
2011 Yale Volleyball Schedule Announced
Home matches against a perennial top 30 team and one of the ACC's rising programs highlight the 2011 Yale volleyball schedule, as well as a trip to another ACC contender, Maryland. In all, the Bulldogs will play 13 of their 24 matches at home, where they posted a 10-1 record last year.

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