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Ebner Earns Ivy League Honor

Jesse Ebner (photo by Alexandra Schmeling)
Jesse Ebner (photo by Alexandra Schmeling)

Named Co-Player Of Week

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Middle blocker Jesse Ebner, who hit .533 with 20 kills in Yale's sweep of Harvard and Dartmouth over the weekend, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week.

Mollie Rogers, who had 25 kills and 13 digs in the two matches, was named to the Honor Roll.

Ebner, a sophomore from Portola Valley, Calif., had 11 kills on 15 attempts in the 3-0 victory over Harvard and added nine kills in 15 attempts in the sweep of Dartmouth on Saturday. In addition, she had three aces and accounted for 15 points against Harvard and had seven digs against Dartmouth.

Ebner is now hitting .403 for the season, which is the second best percentage in the Ivy League.

"I'm so excited to have Jesse recognized. She is one of our hardest workers," said Yale head coach Erin Appleman. "She is having an incredible sophomore season, and this past weekend she was simply outstanding."

This is the second Player of the Week honor for Ebner this season. She also was selected on Sept. 24. Yale has had two other weekly award winners this season. Kelly Johnson was selected as the Player of the Week on Sept. 10, and Brittani Steinberg earned Rookie of the Week honors on Sept. 17.

The Bulldogs, who have won seven of their last eight matches and are 3-0 in Ivy matches, host Penn and Princeton this weekend.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity