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For Second Straight Week, Attar Named Ivy Rookie of the Week

Kathryn Attar. (photo credit: Steve Musco)
Kathryn Attar. (photo credit: Steve Musco)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- For the second straight week, Yale first-year outside hitter Kathryn Attar was named Ivy League Rookie of the Week.  The award was announced on Monday.

Attar added another standout performance to her season last Saturday in the victory over Cornell.  She had a team-high 15 kills, added 13 digs and delivered big points in a 3-1 win against the Big Red.

"Kathyrn's play continues to impress, especially at critical points in our matches," said Yale head coach Erin Appleman.  

She also hit .371 and had three blocks against Cornell.  For the weekend, Attar averaged 3.00 kills per set. 

In her rookie season, Attar ranks sixth in the league in Ivy matches in points per set (3.50) and eighth in kills per set (2.82).  

In addition, sophmore middle blocker Izzy Simqu was named to the Ivy League Honor Roll on Monday. Simqu had a career-high six blocks in a 3-0 win over Columbia, and followed it up with a career-best 13 kills in a victory over Cornell. 

The Bulldogs, currently 10-4 overall and 4-1 in league play, travel to Dartmouth on Friday and play at Harvard on Saturday. 

Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity