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Johnson Earns Ivy League Honor

Kelly Johnson. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Kelly Johnson. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Named Co-Rookie Of The Week

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Freshman setter Kelly Johnson was one of several players who enjoyed a homecoming over the weekend in Southern California. Johnson, a Palos Verdes, Calif., native, performed well in front of the hometown fans at the University of San Diego Tournament, and on Tuesday she was rewarded by the Ivy League. Johnson was named the league's Co-Rookie of the Week, sharing the honor with Columbia's Atlanta Moye-McLauren.

Johnson continued to be among the team leaders in several statistical categories after a solid weekend. She notched a triple-double against UC Santa Barbara (10 kills, 10 digs and 23 assists) and followed up the next day with eight kills against No. 17 San Diego and five kills and four digs against Fresno State.

"Kelly is a very gifted player," said Yale head coach Erin Appleman. "She can contribute in a number of different ways."

In addition, Mollie Rogers was named to the Honor Roll. Rogers, a San Diego native, also was playing close to home. She was named to the all-tournament team after averaging 2.7 kills and 3.40 digs per set.

The Bulldogs have a pair of games this week. They host Albany on Wednesday at 7 p.m. and then open league play on Saturday at Brown at 2 p.m.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity