Cat Dailey Named Ivy League Player of the Week

Cat Dailey. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Cat Dailey. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — For the second week this season, senior Cat Dailey of the Yale volleyball team has been recognized by the Ivy League as its Player of the Week. Dailey averaged 4.17 kills with a scorching .489 (25-3-45) hitting percentage in six sets of action this past weekend as the Bulldogs swept Ivy League foes Columbia and Cornell. She was also a force in the back row of the Yale set, piling up 4.17 digs per frame and landing six service aces en route to earning her 10th and 11th double-doubles of the season.

On Friday against the Lions, Dailey had a match-best 13 kills (13-2-23, .478) with 11 digs and three aces. She was dominant once again on Saturday against Big Red, totaling 12 kills (12-1-22, .500) with 13 digs, three more service aces and a solo block to end the second set. She shares the Player of the Week honor this week with Princeton senior Sheena Donohue.

The reigning Ivy League Player of the Year, Dailey was also nationally recognized this week as a (College Volleyball Update) Top Performer, a distinction handed out to fewer than 15 players throughout Division I each week. She was also honored by when she claimed Ivy League Player of the Week laurels on Sept. 8. Dailey is the only Ancient Eight player to land on the weekly list in 2009.

On the season, Dailey leads the Ivy League in kills (4.03 per set) and service aces (0.38 per set). She is also in the league-wide top 10 in hitting percentage (.277) and digs (3.35 per set). In addition to being the unanimous Ivy League Player of the Year, Dailey was an All-Ivy first team selection in 2008 and was recently selected to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District First Team.

Ivy League Weekly Release

report filed by Drew M. Kingsley, Yale Sports Publicity