Polan Named Ivy League Player Of Week

Kendall Polan. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Kendall Polan. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Earned Co-MVP Honors At Yale Invitational

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Sophomore setter Kendall Polan seems to be picking up right where she left off last season when she was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Year. Polan, who earned co MVP honors at the Yale Invitational over the weekend, was selected as the league's first Player of the Week.

In three matches, Polan tallied 120 assists. In the season-opening 3-1 victory over Boston College she had 40 assists, 13 digs and six kills. The next day she garnered 33 of the Bulldogs' 36 assists in a sweep of Colgate. Against Utah, Polan delivered 47 assists and added 14 digs. She made keys plays in Yale's lone set victory, a dramatic 30-28 win in the second set, assisting on six of the Bulldogs' last eight points.

"I thought Kendall did a great job of leading the team this weekend," head coach Erin Appleman said. "We are very young, and she was able to steady the team."

In 2010, Polan earned First Team All-Ivy recognition after leading the team and finishing fourth in the league in assists per set (9.02).

Polan and the Bulldogs are back in action this weekend when they travel to the Maryland Invitational. Yale plays Maryland on Friday and Delaware and Sacred Heart on Saturday.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity