2014-15 Yale Volleyball News

May 25, 2015
Rogers and Rudnick Reflect on the Yale Experience, Four Straight Ivy Titles
Two of the most accomplished Bulldogs in school volleyball history discuss their time at Yale.

May 17, 2015
Mollie Rogers Receives Nellie Pratt Elliot Award
Mollie Rogers, who helped the volleyball team win four Ivy League championships and make four NCAA Tournament appearances in her career, is the recipient of the 2015 Nellie Pratt Elliot Award, the most prestigious athletic award given to a senior female at Yale. The award was presented at today’s Class Day exercises.

February 28, 2015
VIDEO: 2014 Season Highlights
The video highlights Yale's record-setting fifth-straight Ivy League title run.

February 23, 2015
Team Awards Announced at End-of-Season Banquet
The Bulldogs gathered for their annual banquet and celebrated the success of the 2014 season.

February 8, 2015
Five-Time Ivy Champs Honored at Yale Hockey Game
The Bulldogs were honored during the Yale-Harvard men's hockey game in New Haven on Feb. 6.

December 10, 2014
Rogers, Crawford Earn All-Region Honors
The awards keep coming for the Yale volleyball team.Senior captain Mollie Rogers was named ACVA Division I East All-Region, while freshman Kelsey Crawford earned All-Region Honorable Mention.

December 5, 2014
VIDEO: Yale NCAA Postgame Press Conference
The Bulldogs spoke to the media following their NCAA first-round match against 14th-ranked Arizona in Tucson on Thursday evening.

December 4, 2014
Bulldogs Show Fight at No. 11-Seeded Arizona in NCAA Tournament
Yale showed plenty of fight and proved it could compete with the No. 14-ranked team in the country.

December 3, 2014
Watch Thursday's NCAA Tournament Match Online
Yale's first-round NCAA Tournament match on Thursday against 14th-ranked Arizona will be available online to watch.

December 3, 2014
GAME NOTES: Yale Set to Face Arizona in NCAAs
After winning their fifth straight Ivy League title, the Bulldogs make their fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance in Tuscon, Ariz.

December 3, 2014
VIDEO: Bulldogs in Tucson, Discuss NCAA Experience
A day before facing No. 14 Arizona, interviews with Yale head coach Erin Appleman and players.

November 30, 2014
After Fifth Straight Ivy Title, Bulldogs to Face No. 14 Arizona in NCAAs
Yale will face Arizona this Thursday night in Tucson, Ariz.

November 29, 2014
Bulldogs Await Opponent; NCAA Selection Show Set for Sunday Night
The five-time defending Ivy League champion Yale volleyball team will learn its NCAA first-round opponent and its bracket on Sunday night.

November 25, 2014
Bulldogs Host Stony Brook to Close Out Regular Season
After wrapping up their fifth straight Ivy League title and fourth consecutive NCAA bid, the Bulldogs close out their regular season schedule against Stony Brook.

November 25, 2014
Yale Defeats Stony Brook, Wins Sixth Straight
The Bulldogs hit season-best .400 in win over Seawolves,

November 21, 2014
Yale Beats Harvard, Earns NCAA Bid
Yale defeated Harvard on Friday night in a thrilling sweep to earn the Ivy League automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

November 20, 2014
Yale Faces Harvard For NCAA Bid
After earning its fifth straight Ivy League title, Yale faces Harvard with the conference's NCAA automatic bid on the line.

November 20, 2014
Fifth Straight Title Leads to Five All-Ivy Selections
Mollie Rogers, one of five Yale All-Ivy selections, has been named Ivy League Player of the Year, while freshman Kelsey Crawford earned conference rookie of the year.

November 19, 2014
Ticket Information Announced For Yale-Harvard Ivy League Volleyball Playoff Match
An automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament will be at stake when the Yale and Harvard volleyball teams meet in an Ivy League playoff match on Friday at 7 p.m. at Harvard’s Malkin Athletic Center.

November 18, 2014
Rogers, Crawford Earn Ivy Honors
Yale won a pair of matches over the weekend to clinch its fifth straight Ivy League title. Two players who had key roles in the sweep have been honored for their contributions. Mollie Rogers was named the league’s player of the week, while Kelsey Crawford earned rookie of the week honors.

November 15, 2014
Bulldogs Capture Record-Setting Fifth Straight Ivy Title
Seniors Mollie Rogers and Maddie Rudnick combined on match point to defeat Penn and give the Bulldogs their record-setting fifth straight Ivy title.

November 14, 2014
Real Talk With Rogers - Episode Seven
The Bulldogs face a very important weekend and associate head coach Kevin Laseau and captain Mollie Rogers preview the Princeton and Penn matches in this week's Real Talk With Rogers episode.

November 14, 2014
Seniors Step Up in Win Over Princeton
Seniors Mollie Rogers and Maddie Rudnick both had big nights in a 3-1 win.

November 13, 2014
Bulldogs Host Princeton, Penn to Wrap Up Ivy Regular Season
Yale enters the weekend tied for first with Harvard in the Ivy League standings.

November 12, 2014
Crawford Named ECAC Rookie of the Week
Kelsey Crawford earned her second honor this week.

November 11, 2014
Rogers, Crawford Earn Weekly Ivy Awards
Senior captain Mollie Rogers and freshman Kelsey Crawford both won Ivy League weekly awards on Tuesday.

November 8, 2014
Bulldogs Sweep Cornell, Win Fifth Straight Road Match
Kelly Johnson and Mollie Rogers had double-doubles in the Bulldogs victory.

November 7, 2014
Tied for First, the Bulldogs Head to New York
The Bulldogs travel to Columbia and Cornell to wrap up their conference road schedule.

November 7, 2014
Bulldogs Do It with Defense, Down Columbia in Big Apple
Five different Bulldogs reached double-figures in digs as the Bulldogs kept pace in the Ivy standings.

November 6, 2014
Rogers Earns Academic Honor
Mollie Rogers has a long list of accomplishments on the court. She is a three-time first team All-Ivy selection, has helped the Bulldogs to three Ivy League championships and was the 2011 Ivy League Rookie of the Year just to name a few. Rogers has shined in the classroom as well, and has been rewarded by being named to the Capital One Academic All-District 1 second team.

November 1, 2014
Bulldogs Fall Back to First-Place Tie in Ivy Standings
Mollie Rogers and Kelly Johnson both had 11 kills, but it wasn’t enough on Saturday night.

October 31, 2014
Real Talk With Rogers - Episode Six
It's a special Halloween edition of Real Talk With Rogers. Associate Head Coach Kevin Laseau and captain Mollie Rogers welcome some special guests to discuss superstitions in athletics.

October 31, 2014
Bulldogs Blank Big Green
Mollie Rogers finished a match-high 19 kills and set the tone for the Bulldogs in a 3-0 win over Dartmouth on Friday night.

October 30, 2014
Yale Hosts Dartmouth, Harvard This Weekend
The four-time defending Ivy League champion Bulldogs look to maintain their grip on first place with a pair of home matches this weekend.

October 26, 2014
Rogers Reaches Historic Mark
The senior outside hitter became only the sixth player in Yale volleyball history to reach 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs in a collegiate career.

October 24, 2014
Bulldogs Make It Six in a Row
The Bulldogs hit .438 in the first set and went on to sweep Brown to remain at the top of the Ivy League standings.

October 23, 2014
Real Talk With Rogers - Episode Five
There is one word to describe the latest episode of Real Talk With Rogers: clever.

October 23, 2014
Dig Pink With The Bulldogs This Friday
Fans attending this Friday's volleyball match against Brown are encouraged to wear pink to support the Side-Out Foundation's mission.

October 23, 2014
Bulldogs Host Brown on Friday
Yale looks to extend its winning streak to six.

October 18, 2014
Rogers, Johnson Lead Bulldogs Past Lions
Mollie Rogers and Kelly Johnson both blasted season-highs in kills as the Bulldogs earned their 34th straight Ivy home win.

October 17, 2014
Back at Home, Bulldogs Sweep Cornell
The Bulldogs pushed their winning streak to four with a win over the Big Red on Friday night.

October 17, 2014
Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week: Mollie Rogers
Senior captain Mollie Rogers has been named Ivy League Player of the Week twice in the last three weeks. Her efforts have helped the defending Ivy League champion Bulldogs achieve a 4-1 Ivy League record, which is tied for first place. Rogers is this week’s Total Mortgage Spotlight Athlete of the Week.

October 16, 2014
Bulldogs Return Home This Weekend
After winning four of their first five Ivy matches on the road, the Bulldogs host Cornell and Columbia this weekend.

October 14, 2014
Rogers Named Ivy League Player Of Week
Mollie Rogers, who helped the Bulldogs to a weekend road sweep of Penn and Princeton, has been named the Ivy League Player of the week.

October 11, 2014
Middles Make Difference in 3-0 Win at Princeton
The Bulldogs hit .327 to complete weekend road sweep.

October 10, 2014
Rogers and Gibbons Post Double-Doubles in Win at Penn
Mollie Rogers had a match-high 18 kills and added 20 digs as the Bulldogs won their second straight Ivy road match.

October 9, 2014
Bulldogs Continue Ivy Road Swing, Travel to Penn and Princeton
The Bulldogs have won 15 of their last 17 Ivy road matches.

October 7, 2014
Gibbons Earns Ivy League Rookie Of The Week Honors
Yale’s stranglehold on the Ivy League Rookie of the Week award continues. Kaitlyn Gibbons was honored on Tuesday for her performance over the weekend. She hit .304 as the Bulldogs split Ivy matches with Harvard and Dartmouth.

October 4, 2014
Bulldogs Pick Up Key Road Win at Dartmouth
Mollie Rogers had a season-high 21 kills as the Bulldogs handed the Big Green its first Ivy loss.

October 3, 2014
Real Talk With Rogers - Episode Four
It's another weekend on the road for the Yale volleyball team. Associate Head Coach and captain Mollie Rogers preview the trip and look back on last Friday's win over Brown in the Ivy League opener in episode four of Real Talk With Rogers.

October 3, 2014
Midzik Shines in Return Home; Bulldogs Fall in Five
Maya Midzik returned to Massachusetts, her home state, and had a match-high 15 kills.

September 30, 2014
Bulldogs Earns Ivy League Honors
Yale rolled to a three-set sweep over Brown on Friday to get the Ivy League season off to a strong start. It also helped two Bulldogs earn weekly honors from the league. Mollie Rogers was named the league’s co-player of the week, while Kelsey Crawford took home the rookie of the week award for the third straight week.

September 26, 2014
Rogers, Feeley Lead Bulldogs Over Brown
The Bulldogs made an early statement on Friday night with a 3-0 win at Brown.

September 26, 2014
Bulldogs Visit Brown to Open Ivy Schedule
The drive for Yale's fifth straight Ivy League title begins at Brown on Friday night.

September 26, 2014
Real Talk With Rogers - Episode Three
In the latest edition of Real Talk With Rogers, Associate Head Coach Kevin Laseau and captain Mollie Rogers discuss the team's trip to California, including the music selections in the van, and preview the Ivy League opener at Brown.

September 23, 2014
Crawford Earns Rookie Of Week Honors For Second Straight Week
Setter Kelsey Crawford, who posted double-doubles in victories over Cal State Fullerton and Georgetown, was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the second straight week.

September 20, 2014
Victory Over Georgetown Wraps Up Winning Weekend
Mollie Rogers blasted a season-high 19 kills and Tori Shepherd added a career-high 21 digs.

September 19, 2014
Tough Schedule Continues at Cal-State Fullerton Classic
Yale’s challenging non-conference schedule continues this weekend with a trip to the West Coast.

September 19, 2014
Dominant at the Net, Bulldogs Down Cal State Fullerton in 4
Maya Midzik had a career-high nine total blocks in Yale's second straight win.

September 18, 2014
WATCH: Live Video Available for This Weekend's Matches
The Bulldogs travel to Cal-State Fullerton this weekend to face No.22 UCLA, Georgetown and host CSF.

September 16, 2014
Crawford Named Ivy League Rookie Of Week
Freshman Kelsey Crawford has already made a big impact for the Yale volleyball team. On Tuesday, she earned her first honor. Crawford, who tallied 81 assists and had a .375 hitting percentage in three matches at the Villanova Invitational, was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.

September 13, 2014
Hot Hitting Leads Yale Past ‘Nova; Rogers Named All-Tournament
The Bulldogs swept host Villanova on Saturday night.

September 12, 2014
Rogers, Rudnick Step Up Game Against No. 24 Kansas
Yale’s senior All-Ivy selections had another big match against a nationally ranked team on Friday night.

September 11, 2014
Real Talk With Rogers - Episode Two
With the Yale Invitational come and gone, the Bulldogs now hit the road for more than a month. In the latest episode of Real Talk With Rogers, Associate Head Coach Kevin Laseau and captain Mollie Rogers look back at the Invitational and ahead to this weekend's Villanova Classic.

September 11, 2014
Bulldogs Face No. 3 Penn State, No. 24 Kansas This Weekend
Yale travels to take on Penn State, the defending national champs, at the Villanova Classic.

September 6, 2014
NOTEBOOK: Returners and Newcomers Contribute for Bulldogs
Highlights from day one of the Yale Invitational.

September 6, 2014
Yale Takes Split on Saturday; Johnson Named to All-Tournament Team
Kelly Johnson earned a spot on the Yale Invitational All-Tournament team as the Bulldogs split a pair of matches on Saturday.

September 5, 2014
Real Talk With Rogers - Episode One
The start of the 2014 season is here and that means the debut episode of Real Talk With Rogers. Yale captain Mollie Rogers and associate head coach Kevin Laseau preview the Yale Invitational and the season-opening match with 18th-ranked Minnesota.

September 5, 2014
Bulldogs Give No. 18 Minnesota Hard-Fought Test
The season-opener offered plenty of bright spots for the four-time defending Ivy League champs.

September 4, 2014
Bulldogs Open Season With Yale Invitational This Weekend
The Bulldogs host No. 18 Minnesota in season-opener on Friday night at 7.

August 10, 2014
McGourn Brings Championship Experience to Yale
Brendan McGourn, a three-time Division III national title winner, has joined the Yale women’s volleyball coaching staff.

August 4, 2014
Bulldogs Earn AVCA Team Academic Award
After earning their fourth straight Ivy title, the Bulldogs were recognized for their success in the classroom.

August 2, 2014
Challenging Schedule Awaits Bulldogs in 2014
Highlights include home opener with Minnesota on Sept. 5, national champ Penn State and a trip to California.

May 29, 2014
Recruiting Class Honored By PrepVolleyball.com For Sixth Straight Year
For the sixth year in a row, Yale's incoming freshman class has been recognized as one of the top recruiting classes in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com.

May 15, 2014
Appleman Announces Class of 2018
Head coach Erin Appleman of the four-time defending Ivy League Champion Yale volleyball program announced the incoming Class of 2018 - four freshmen hailing from California and Texas. Kelsey Crawford, Kaitlyn Gibbons, Megan Rasmussen, and Meaghan Truman join a program that has lost only one Ivy League match in the past two years, and finished the 2013 season 45th in the NCAA RPI rankings.

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