Polan Named Honorable Mention All-America

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

Ivy League Player of the Year Polan Receives National Honor

NEW HAVEN -- Kendall Polan, a Yale junior and  the Ivy League Player of the Year, has been named  a 2012 AVCA Division I Honorable Mention All-America.

Polan, the reigning two-time Ivy League Player of the Year, was named to the AVCA Northeast All-Region team earlier this month.  Polan led the Bulldogs in assists and ranked third in kills.

"This is a tremendous honor for Kendall and for the Yale volleyball program," Yale head coach Erin Appleman said.  

A Cardiff, Calif., native, Polan earned first team All-Ivy status after ranking in conference top-10 in assists (5th) and digs (9th).   Polan produced seven triple-doubles (kills, assists and digs) during the season.

Polan combined with freshman Kelly Johnson for over 1,000 assists for the Bulldogs, who ranked 11th in the nation as a team in assists per set.  The duo led Yale to the fourth-highest kill per set average in the nation this season.

Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity

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