Polan Named Honorable Mention All-America

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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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