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Polan Earns Second Ivy League Player Of The Week Honor

Kendall Polan. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Kendall Polan. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Had Triple-Doubles In Victories Over Albany, Brown

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Kendall Polan, who posted triple-doubles in victories over Albany and Brown, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week.

Against Albany, Polan tallied a match-high 28 assists, while hitting .667 with 10 kills and 13 digs in a 3-0 victory over the defending America East champions. In the Ivy opener at Brown, Polan showcased her defensive skills with a team-high 20 digs in a 3-1 win over the Bears. She also added 10 kills and a match-best 31 assists. In the deciding fourth set, she helped the Bulldogs come from behind with three assists during a 4-0 run to give Yale a 16-14 lead.

Polan leads the team and ranks fifth overall in the league in assists per set on the team that leads the Ivies in hitting percentage.

"Kendall is an incredible asset to our team," said Yale head coach Erin Appleman.

This is Polan's second Player of the Week selection of this season and her fourth overall after winning twice last fall as a sophomore. In addition, she was named Rookie of the Week five times in 2010.

Jesse Ebner, who had an impressive .404 hitting percentage and averaged 4.3 kills per set, was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll.

The Bulldogs (5-5, 1-0 Ivy) are back on the road for a pair of matches this weekend, at Cornell on Friday and at Columbia on Saturday.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity