14 - Kendall Polan
Kendall Polan
Height: 5-10
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Cardiff, Calif.
High School: La Costa Canyon
Position: S
Major: Political science
Residential College: Morse
m 25
k/s 1.06
h % .238
a/s 9.55
b/s 0.29
sa/s 0.40
d/s 2.96

2013: Captained team to fourth straight Ivy League Championship...Won third Ivy League Player of the Year for the third time - first-ever three-time winner of the award...Earned winningest four-year record in Ivy League history with a 51-5 mark...Needs four assists to move into third all-time in assists at Yale...Named Ivy League Player of the Week on Oct. 29...Named to Yale Invite All-Tournament Team...Ranked among Ivy League leaders in conference-only matches - 1st in assists per set (10.59), 9th in digs per set (3.10) (only one of three non-liberos in the top 10) and 10th in aces (0.29)...Ranked 24th in the nation in assists per set...Recorded double-doubles in seven of 14 Ivy matches..Set offense to 24th best team hitting percentage in the nation and 30th in kills per set...Posted a triple-double against eventual-SEC Champion-and nationally-ranked Missouri (22 assists, 19 digs and 10 kills) on Sept. 6...Produced season-high 22 digs at Columbia on Oct. 19...Had 49 assists in the NCAA Tournament match against Pac-12's Utah.

2012:  Earned second-straight Ivy League Player of the Year Honor....Named All-Ivy First Team for third straight season...Led Bulldogs with 7.43 assists per set as team ranked fourth nationally with 13.90 average...Named Ivy League Player of the Week Twice (Sept. 4 and 25)...Named to all-tournament team of Yale Classic...Had 34 assists, 13 digs and three kills against Bowling Green in NCAA Tournament match...Played in all 84 sets during regular season...Finished third on team with in digs (313) and kills (186)...Ranked in Ivy top-10 in assists (5th) and digs (9th)...Opened season with triple-double (17 kills, 18 assists and 15 digs) against Texas A&M, the eventual SEC Western Division Champs...Produced seven triple-doubles...Served up Ivy League season-high seven service aces in three-set victory over Dartmouth on Nov. 10...Had 8 matches with 10 or more kills.

2011: Named AVCA Honorable Mention All-America...Named Ivy League Player of the Year…Earned Ivy League Player of the Week twice…Named MVP of Yale Invitational…Earned All-Tournament honors at Yale Invitational…Led Ivy League in conference matches with 11.27 assists per set...Ranked 6th in Ivy League (conference matches only) in service aces per set (0.29) and 9th in Ivy League (conference matches only) in digs per set (3.84)…Totaled 19 assists, nine digs, three kills and a service ace in NCAA Tournament Match at USC…Collected at least 10 digs in 18 of 24 matches…Recorded ninth-highest single-season assist per set total in Yale history (10.84)…Posted at least 32 assists in 22 of 24 matches…Tallied a second-highest Ivy League four-set assist total (57) in a win over Princeton on Nov. 5…Delivered 21 digs twice this season – in wins over Columbia on Oct. 28 and Penn on Nov. 4…Posted 50 or more assists four times this season.

2010: Named Ivy League Rookie of the Year and selected First Team All-Ivy...Appeared in 94 sets...Selected Ivy League Rookie of the Week a conference-best five times...Led the team and finished fourth in the Ivy League in assists per set (9.02)...Averaged 3.43 digs per set and 1.78 kills per set...Posted highest assist total in a three-set match among all Ivy League players during 2010 season – 47 vs. Rhode Island, Sept. 4...Named to Yale Invitational, Blackbird Invitational (Long Island University) and Fullerton Classic (Cal-State Fullerton) All-Tournament Teams...Tallied a triple-double (34 assists, 17 kills and 10 digs) against Albany on Sept. 25...Posted 40-plus assists four times...Had a personal season-high 23 digs in a win at Columbia on Nov. 12.

Before Yale: Played for La Costa Canyon High School, the No. 1 ranked team in the nation in 2008… Helped La Costa to three CIF Division I titles and a California state championship… Named a PrepVolleyball.com Senior Ace… Earned the Avocado League Most Valuable Player award as a junior… Plays for the nationally prominent Encinitas Wave club program… Won a Gold Medal with the Wave in the 16 Open Division in 2008… Twice earned all-tournament honors at the Junior Olympics.

Appleman on Polan: “It’s exciting to find a player with Kendall’s ability that is committed to an Ivy League education in addition to playing Division I volleyball. She can play anywhere on the court, and I expect her to make an immediate impact on our program.”

Four Questions for Kendall:

1.     Why Yale? Amazing team, incomparable education, great atmosphere.

2.     Best food in New Haven? Pepe’s.

3.     Favorite class so far? Masculinity and Femininity with Alfred Guy

4.     Team Jacob, Team Edward, or Team Couldn’t Care Less? EDWARD

Recent Games
Nov 8 Columbia W, 3-0
Nov 9 Cornell W, 3-0
Nov 15 at Princeton W, 3-1
Nov 16 at Penn W, 3-0
Nov 26 at Stony Brook W, 3-1
Dec 6 vs. Utah L, 3-1
Statistics category Overall Conf
Matches 25 14
Sets 89 49
Kills 94 45
Kills per set 1.06 0.92
Errors 32 15
Total Attacks 260 132
Hitting Percentage .238 .227
Assists 850 519
Assists per set 9.55 10.59
Service Aces 36 14
Service Errors 33 16
Service Aces per set 0.40 0.29
Reception Errors 1 1
Digs 263 152
Digs per set 2.96 3.10
Block Solo 1 0
Block Assist 25 14
Block Total 26 14
Blocks per set 0.29 0.29
Block Errors 3 0
Ball Handling Errors 3 2
Points 143.5 66.0
Points per set 1.6 1.3
Date Opponent Score s k e ta pct a sa se re digs bs ba be tot bhe pts
Sep 6 Missouri L, 3-1 4 10 4 19 .316 22 2 0 0 19 1 0 0 1 0 13.0
Sep 7 Colgate W, 3-0 3 6 1 14 .357 27 2 1 0 7 0 1 0 1 0 8.5
Sep 7 Seton Hall W, 3-2 5 4 3 14 .071 45 4 3 0 11 0 2 0 2 0 9.0
Sep 13 vs. Stanford L, 3-0 3 3 2 16 .062 19 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 4.5
Sep 13 vs. Air Force W, 3-0 3 1 3 11 -.182 20 4 2 0 4 0 4 0 4 0 7.0
Sep 14 vs. Army W, 3-1 4 7 2 13 .385 32 0 1 0 9 0 0 0 0 0 7.0
Sep 20 vs. Eastern Ky. W, 3-1 4 4 1 7 .429 42 5 2 0 18 0 0 0 0 0 9.0
Sep 21 vs. Albany W, 3-0 3 4 0 8 .500 14 2 1 0 4 0 2 0 2 0 7.0
Sep 21 at Penn State L, 3-0 3 0 0 3 .000 14 0 0 0 8 0 0 0 0 0 0.0
Sep 28 Brown W, 3-0 3 8 2 13 .462 23 1 0 0 10 0 1 0 1 0 9.5
Oct 4 Harvard W, 3-0 3 4 2 8 .250 27 1 1 0 12 0 0 0 0 1 5.0
Oct 5 Dartmouth W, 3-0 3 3 2 14 .071 29 1 1 0 8 0 1 0 1 0 4.5
Oct 11 Penn W, 3-1 4 6 3 20 .150 32 0 2 0 12 0 0 0 0 0 6.0
Oct 12 Princeton W, 3-1 4 4 1 9 .333 33 3 3 0 17 0 1 0 1 0 7.5
Oct 18 at Cornell W, 3-0 3 2 1 6 .167 32 0 2 1 11 0 1 0 1 0 2.5
Oct 19 at Columbia W, 3-1 4 2 0 8 .250 48 1 0 0 22 0 3 0 3 0 4.5
Oct 26 at Brown W, 3-0 3 3 0 9 .333 31 3 1 0 8 0 2 0 2 0 7.0
Nov 1 at Dartmouth W, 3-1 4 5 1 11 .364 50 1 1 0 14 0 0 0 0 0 6.0
Nov 2 at Harvard L, 3-2 5 2 0 14 .143 60 0 2 0 11 0 2 0 2 0 3.0
Nov 8 Columbia W, 3-0 3 1 1 6 .000 40 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1.0
Nov 9 Cornell W, 3-0 3 2 0 4 .500 33 2 1 0 5 0 1 0 1 0 4.5
Nov 15 at Princeton W, 3-1 4 1 1 5 .000 45 1 1 0 8 0 1 0 1 1 2.5
Nov 16 at Penn W, 3-0 3 2 1 5 .200 36 0 0 0 11 0 1 0 1 0 2.5
Nov 26 at Stony Brook W, 3-1 4 6 0 13 .462 47 0 3 0 19 0 0 2 0 0 6.0
Dec 6 vs. Utah L, 3-1 4 4 1 10 .300 49 2 3 0 9 0 1 1 1 1 6.5
  m s k k/s e ta pct a a/s sa sa/s digs d/s bs ba tot b/s pts pts/s
Total 25 89 94 1.06 32 260 .238 850 9.55 36 0.40 263 2.96 1 25 26 0.29 143.5 1.6
Conference 14 49 45 0.92 15 132 .227 519 10.59 14 0.29 152 3.10 0 14 14 0.29 66.0 1.3
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Home 10 35 48 1.37 19 121 .240 311 8.89 16 0.46 104 2.97 1 7 8 0.23 68.5 2.0
Away 9 33 23 0.70 4 74 .257 363 11.00 6 0.18 112 3.39 0 10 10 0.30 34.0 1.0
Neutral 6 21 23 1.10 9 65 .215 176 8.38 14 0.67 47 2.24 0 8 8 0.38 41.0 2.0

Wins 20 70 75 1.07 25 198 .253 686 9.80 31 0.44 213 3.04 0 21 21 0.30 116.5 1.7
Losses 5 19 19 1.00 7 62 .194 164 8.63 5 0.26 50 2.63 1 4 5 0.26 27.0 1.4

September 10 35 47 1.34 18 118 .246 258 7.37 21 0.60 93 2.66 1 11 12 0.34 74.5 2.1
October 7 24 24 1.00 9 74 .203 232 9.67 9 0.38 90 3.75 0 8 8 0.33 37.0 1.5
November 7 26 19 0.73 4 58 .259 311 11.96 4 0.15 71 2.73 0 5 5 0.19 25.5 1.0
December 1 4 4 1.00 1 10 .300 49 12.25 2 0.50 9 2.25 0 1 1 0.25 6.5 1.6

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