7 - Bridget Hearst
Bridget Hearst
Height: 6-0
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Pacific Palisades, Calif.
High School: Notre Dame Academy
Position: OPP

2010: First Team All-Ivy...Appeared in 94 sets...Finished among top 10 in Ivy League in points per set (4th, 3.91), kills per set (4th, 3.51) and hitting percentage (8th, 2.78)...Led team in kills (330)...Posted highest kill total in a three-set match among all Ivy players during 2010 season with 18 (twice – vs. Rhode Island, Sept. 4; vs. Penn, Oct. 30)...Won MVP of Yale Invitational...Had 36 kills combined in wins at Dartmouth (Oct. 22) and Harvard (Oct. 23) and was named Ivy League Player of the Week on Oct. 26...Tallied 21 kills in a match on two occasions – vs. Albany on Sept. 24 and at Dartmouth on Oct. 23...Had 18 kills in a .517 hitting percentage in a win over Penn to take over first place in the conference on Oct. 30...Posted 11 kills with a .733 hitting percentage and eight kills in a win over Harvard on Nov. 6.

2009: Second Team All-Ivy...Appeared in 75 sets...Averaged 2.59 kills per set and 0.57 blocks per set...Hit .268 for the season...Also recorded 0.52 digs and 0.21 service aces per frame...Had 10+ kills in eight matches...Had a season-best four blocks in two matches...Set a career mark with 27 kills in a four-set win at Columbia on Oct. 17...Hit .657 (27-4-35) in that match...Landed five service aces in the Oct. 24 home sweep of Harvard...Had 10+ kills in four straight matches from Oct. 31 to Nov. 13.

2008: Appeared in 71 sets over 24 matches...Averaged 1.82 kills per set...Dished out 34 assists and served up 17 aces...Had 59 digs and 39 blocks...Tallied five kills on 10 errorless swings in her collegaite debut on Sept. 13 against Colgate...Served up a season-high three aces on Sept. 20 against New Hampshire...Had a hand in a season-best five blocks in the Sept. 27 sweep of Dayton...Recorded 10 kills, a season high, on Sept. 27 against Long Island...Matched her personal best of three service aces on Oct. 17 against Princeton...Named Ivy League Freshman of the Week for the week ending Nov. 1...Shared the team high of 10 kills and recorded a career-best seven digs on Oct. 31 at Harvard...Notched 10 more kills and distributed a season-high three assists on Nov. 1 at Dartmouth...Picked up three assists once again in the Nov. 14 win at Penn...Scorched three more service aces on Nov. 29 at Loyola Marymount...Dished out a season-high eight assists in the NCAA Championship First Round win over Ohio.

Before Yale: Played alongside current teammate Kelly Ozurovich at Notre Dame Academy...A four-year varsity starter...Named First Team All-CIF in 2005 and 2006...Helped lead Notre Dame to 2005 CIF Division III championship...Named Notre Dame's Athlete of the Year, as well as team MVP and First Team All-Sunshine League as a senior...Won silver medals at both the 18-open Junior Olympics with her club team and USA High Performance Challenge with the USA Youth National A2 team in 2007.

Appleman on Bridget: “Bridget showed what she is capable of in several matches last season. She hits a quick, hard ball, sets the block well and can make big plays as a blocker. She has All-Ivy potential.”

Getting to Know Bridget

Favorite Quote: Anything that came out of John Wooden's mouth.
Your Theme Song: My life is too random to be confined to one song.
Biggest Inspiration: Taylor Cramm.
Greatest Fear: Not pursuing my dreams.
Your Celebrity Look-Alike: I’ve been confused for Mischa Barton.
Favorite Sports Movie: Remember the Titans
Signature Dance Move: The elbow thrust
People are surprised that you…: do just about everything that I do.
Which of your teammates would make the best coach?: Lexi or Paloma
Why did you choose Yale?: The combination of excellent academics and athletics all crammed into one was an opportunity I couldn't pass up.