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Johnson Named Ivy League Rookie Of Week For Second Time

Kelly Johnson. (photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)
Kelly Johnson. (photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)

Had 44 Assists, 22 Kills In Sweep Of Dartmouth And Harvard

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Kelly Johnson, who dished out 44 assists, hit .405 and produced 22 kills in key road wins at Dartmouth and Harvard, has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week. Johnson, a Palos Verdes, Calif., native, just missed triple-doubles in both matches and led in key statistical categories both nights.

In the Dartmouth match, Johnson posted a match-high 24 assists in 3-1 victory over the Big Green. The next evening at Harvard, she struck for a match-best 13 kills without committing an error in 18 swings for a blistering .722 hitting percentage. Johnson also added 20 assists and nine digs in the 3-0 win over the Crimson. Johnson also provided timely points, giving Yale a 15-14 lead to spark a first-set victory and capped a 10-2 run in an eight-point comeback in the second.

Johnson is selected for her second Rookie of the Week honor this season.

In addition, Haley Wessels, who hit .459 and averaged 2.71 kills per set, was named to the Honor Roll.

The Bulldogs have a big match Friday night, hosting Princeton at 7 p.m. Both Yale and Princeton are 5-0 in Ivy play. The Bulldogs then host Penn on Saturday at 5 p.m.

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Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity