Halejian Named Ivy League Co-Player Of The Week

Sarah Halejian. (photo by Sam Rubin ’95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Sarah Halejian. (photo by Sam Rubin ’95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Earns Weekly Award For Second Time In Career

NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The play of guard Sarah Halejian has been consistent throughout the early season for the Yale women's basketball team and her outstanding week was recognized with an Ivy League Co-Player of the Week award it was announced by the league office.

Halejian led the Bulldogs in scoring in a pair of games last week, averaging 20.5 points per game. She also contributed 4.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 2.0 steals and went a combined 9-of-10 at the foul line. She shared the award with Temi Fagbenle of Harvard.

Halejian posted a season-high 22 points against at Miami on Nov. 25, while adding five assists against just two turnovers as the Bulldogs hung close in the early going against the Hurricanes. She did most of her damage after halftime when she scored 14 points.

The junior guard, came back with a team-high 19 points in 31 minutes of action at Furman on Nov. 27. She scored 10 of those points after halftime, including a pair of foul shots that brough Yale within 56-55 after trailing by eight points. Halejian matched a season-high with four steals against the Paladins.

An All-Ivy League First Team selection in 2012-13, Halejian is off to a strong start this season, leading the Bulldogs in scoring (14.3 points per game) and assists (3.3 per game). She ranks among the Ivy leaders in both categories, along with assist-turnover ratio (1.8) and steals per game (2.0).

The Bulldogs return to action on Wednesday, Dec. 4, when they host Bryant at 5 p.m. in the John J. Lee Amphitheater.

Report filed by Jeff Mead, Yale Sports Publicity