14 - Kendall Polan
Kendall Polan
Height: 5-10
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Cardiff, Calif.
High School: La Costa Canyon
Position: S
Major: Political science
Residential College: Morse
m 24
k/s 2.21
h % .249
a/s 7.43
b/s 0.21
sa/s 0.20
d/s 3.73

2012:  Earned second-straight Ivy League Player of the Year Honor....Named All-Ivy First Team for third straight season...Led Bulldogs with 7.43 assists per set as team ranked fourth nationally with 13.90 average...Named Ivy League Player of the Week Twice (Sept. 4 and 25)...Named to all-tournament team of Yale Classic...Had 34 assists, 13 digs and three kills against Bowling Green in NCAA Tournament match...Played in all 84 sets during regular season...Finished third on team with in digs (313) and kills (186)...Ranked in Ivy top-10 in assists (5th) and digs (9th)...Opened season with triple-double (17 kills, 18 assists and 15 digs) against Texas A&M, the eventual SEC Western Division Champs...Produced seven triple-doubles...Served up Ivy League season-high seven service aces in three-set victory over Dartmouth on Nov. 10...Had 8 matches with 10 or more kills.

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

Recent Games
Oct 27 Cornell W, 3-1
Nov 2 at Penn W, 3-1
Nov 3 at Princeton W, 3-0
Nov 9 Harvard W, 3-0
Nov 10 Dartmouth W, 3-0
Nov 30 vs. Bowling Green L, 3-2
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 24 14
Sets 84 48
Kills 186 114
Kills per set 2.21 2.38
Errors 64 41
Total Attacks 489 292
Hitting Percentage .249 .250
Assists 624 370
Assists per set 7.43 7.71
Service Aces 17 14
Service Errors 19 12
Service Aces per set 0.20 0.29
Reception Errors 4 3
Digs 313 198
Digs per set 3.73 4.12
Block Solo 2 0
Block Assist 16 10
Block Total 18 10
Blocks per set 0.21 0.21
Block Errors 1 1
Ball Handling Errors 9 6
Points 213.0 133.0
Points per set 2.5 2.8
Date Opponent Score s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Aug 31 Texas A&M L, 3-1 4 17 3 40 .350 18 0 1 0 15 0 0 0 0 0 17.0
Sep 1 Stony Brook W, 3-0 3 6 1 12 .417 26 0 0 0 10 0 2 0 2 0 7.0
Sep 1 American W, 3-0 3 9 0 14 .643 24 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 9.0
Sep 7 Villanova W, 3-1 4 11 6 29 .172 30 1 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 12.0
Sep 8 Northwestern L, 3-1 4 6 2 29 .138 28 0 3 0 13 1 1 0 2 1 7.5
Sep 14 vs. UC Santa Barbara L, 3-1 4 8 4 28 .143 21 0 1 1 18 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
Sep 15 at San Diego L, 3-0 3 1 5 11 -.364 16 0 0 0 5 0 0 0 0 2 1.0
Sep 15 vs. Fresno St. L, 3-0 3 1 0 4 .250 29 0 0 0 10 1 1 0 2 0 2.5
Sep 19 Albany W, 3-0 3 10 0 15 .667 28 0 0 0 13 0 0 0 0 0 10.0
Sep 22 at Brown W, 3-1 4 10 5 20 .250 31 1 1 0 20 0 1 0 1 0 11.5
Sep 28 at Cornell W, 3-0 3 14 2 25 .480 21 0 0 0 17 0 1 0 1 1 14.5
Sep 29 at Columbia W, 3-0 3 8 6 18 .111 18 0 0 0 21 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
Oct 5 at Dartmouth W, 3-1 4 6 1 25 .200 22 2 2 1 18 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
Oct 6 at Harvard W, 3-0 3 6 2 17 .235 28 0 1 0 10 0 0 0 0 0 6.0
Oct 12 Princeton W, 3-1 4 10 3 24 .292 43 0 0 0 11 0 0 0 0 1 10.0
Oct 13 Penn W, 3-0 3 6 5 21 .048 23 0 1 0 16 0 0 0 0 0 6.0
Oct 20 Brown W, 3-0 3 5 1 17 .235 23 0 1 0 11 0 1 0 1 1 5.5
Oct 26 Columbia W, 3-1 4 6 2 23 .174 35 1 0 0 12 0 1 0 1 0 7.5
Oct 27 Cornell W, 3-1 4 11 2 24 .375 31 2 2 1 14 0 2 0 2 1 14.0
Nov 2 at Penn W, 3-1 4 9 6 32 .094 25 1 2 0 20 0 0 0 0 1 10.0
Nov 3 at Princeton W, 3-0 3 4 2 17 .118 22 0 1 0 12 0 2 1 2 1 5.0
Nov 9 Harvard W, 3-0 3 5 2 11 .273 30 0 1 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 5.0
Nov 10 Dartmouth W, 3-0 3 14 2 18 .667 18 7 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 21.0
Nov 30 vs. Bowling Green L, 3-2 5 3 2 15 .067 34 2 1 0 13 0 1 0 1 0 5.5
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 24 84 186 2.21 64 489 .249 624 7.43 17 0.20 313 3.73 2 16 18 0.21 213.0 2.5
Conference 14 48 114 2.38 41 292 .250 370 7.71 14 0.29 198 4.12 0 10 10 0.21 133.0 2.8
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 13 45 116 2.58 29 277 .314 357 7.93 11 0.24 149 3.31 1 7 8 0.18 131.5 2.9
Away 8 27 58 2.15 29 165 .176 183 6.78 4 0.15 123 4.56 0 6 6 0.22 65.0 2.4
Neutral 3 12 12 1.00 6 47 .128 84 7.00 2 0.17 41 3.42 1 3 4 0.33 16.5 1.4

Wins 18 61 150 2.46 48 362 .282 478 7.84 15 0.25 239 3.92 0 12 12 0.20 171.0 2.8
Losses 6 23 36 1.57 16 127 .157 146 6.35 2 0.09 74 3.22 2 4 6 0.26 42.0 1.8