2013-14 Yale News

June 24, 2014
Kendall Polan's Legacy: Winning and Plenty of Awards
Kendall Polan, the first three-time player of the year selection in Ivy League volleyball history, is the recipient of the 2014 Nellie Pratt Elliot Award, the most prestigious athletic award given to a senior female at Yale. The award was presented at Class Day exercises last month.

March 16, 2014
VIDEO: Another Championship Season for Bulldogs
Watch the highlight video that reviews Yale's fourth straight Ivy League title.

February 3, 2014
Rogers Named 2014 Team Captain
Mollie Rogers, a three-time first team all-Ivy selection, has been named the next captain of the Yale volleyball team.

February 2, 2014
Bulldogs Honored at Yale Men's Hockey Game
The four-time defending Ivy League champion Yale volleyball team were honored at the men’s hockey game on Saturday night at Ingalls Rink.

January 8, 2014
Bulldogs Ranked 45th in Final RPI
Yale wrapped up its fourth straight Ivy League championship season ranked 45th in the final NCAA Women’s Volleyball National RPI rankings.

December 11, 2013
Polan Earns AVCA All-Region Award
Yale senior captain Kendall Polan has been named an AVCA All-Region Honorable Mention selection.

December 6, 2013
Bulldogs Go Down Swinging, Drop Four-Setter to Utah in NCAAs
The four-time defending Ivy League champion Bulldogs gave the Pac-12’s Utah all it could handle in a hard-fought 3-1 loss Friday night.

December 6, 2013
WATCH: Yale-Utah NCAA Match Video Free to View
Can't make it to University Park, Pa.? Watch today's Yale NCAA volleyball match online!

December 5, 2013
GAME DAY CENTRAL: Links, Notes and Other Info on Yale's NCAA First-Round Match
All the info for Yale's NCAA match on Friday against Utah.

December 5, 2013
VIDEO: Bulldogs Share NCAA Experience During Today's Practice
Yale will face Utah tomorrow at 5 p.m. ET in University Park, Pa.

December 4, 2013
GAME NOTES: Yale and Utah Square Off in NCAA First-Round Match
The Bulldogs (20-4, 13-1) won its fourth straight Ivy League title to earn an automatic NCAA berth.

December 2, 2013
VIDEO: Bulldogs React to NCAA Tournament Announcement
Share in the excitement as Yale volleyball players watch the NCAA Selection Show on Sunday evening.

December 1, 2013
Yale to Face Utah in NCAA First Round on Friday
The Ivy League champion Yale volleyball team will face Utah in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on Friday at 5 p.m. in University Park, Pa.

November 28, 2013
Bulldogs Await Opponent; NCAA Selection Show Set for Sunday Night
The four-time defending Ivy League champion will learn its NCAA first-round opponent and its bracket on Sunday night.

November 26, 2013
Bulldogs Down Stony Brook, Win 20th Match of the Season
The Bulldogs won their 20th match on Tuesday night and senior captain Kendall Polan made more history on the court.

November 25, 2013
Yale Goes for 20th Win Tuesday at Stony Brook
The Ivy League champion Bulldogs wrap up the regular season on Tuesday at Stony Brook with a chance to reach the 20-win mark.

November 21, 2013
Polan Earns Record-Setting Third Ivy League Player of the Year Honor; Five Bulldogs Named All-Ivy Selections
Kendall Polan became the first three-time Ivy League Volleyball Player of the Year and joined four Yale teammates to earn All-Ivy honors.

November 19, 2013
Rogers Named Ivy League Player Of Week For Second Straight Week
Mollie Rogers, who continued her torrid hitting and posted team-highs in kills during back-to-back victories over Princeton and Penn, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week for the second consecutive week.

November 19, 2013
Kickin It With Kendall - Episode Six
Episode Six of Kickin It With Kendall is the one Yale volleyball fans look forward to the most.

November 16, 2013
Yale Sweeps Penn, Closes Out 13-Win Ivy Season
The Bulldogs closed out its third Ivy League season in six years with at least 13 wins with a sweep of Penn in the Palestra.

November 15, 2013
Bulldogs Presented with Ivy League Trophy
Yale University President Peter Salovey presented the Bulldogs with the 2013 Ivy League Championship trophy on Thursday afternoon.

November 15, 2013
Appleman Wins 200th at Yale; Bulldogs Down Princeton
The Bulldogs defeated Princeton in four and Erin Appleman earned her 200th win at Yale.

November 14, 2013
With Ivy Title Secured, Bulldogs Aim to Finish Strong at Princeton, Penn
Yale looks to earn at least 13 wins in an Ivy season for the third time in six years.

November 12, 2013
Rogers Becomes Fifth Bulldog To Earn Ivy League Weekly Honor
Mollie Rogers, who averaged 3.83 kills per set in Yale’s weekend sweep of Columbia and Cornell over the weekend, has been named the Ivy League Co-Player of the Week.

November 9, 2013
Yale Wins Fourth Straight Ivy League Title
The Bulldogs swept Cornell, won their 32nd straight Ivy home match and became Ivy League champions for the fifth time in six years.

November 8, 2013
Steinberg's Swing Sizzles, Leads Yale Over Columbia
Brittani Steinberg hit .542 and led Yale to its 31st straight home win.

November 8, 2013
Carter Earns National Academic Honor
Yale senior middle blocker McHaney Carter has been recognized as one of the nation’s top student-athletes for her combined performance on the court and in the classroom.

November 7, 2013
Yale Honors Seniors, Wraps Up Home Schedule This Weekend
After a 4-1 road swing, the Bulldogs return home this weekend to wrap up their home schedule this weekend against Columbia and Cornell.

November 6, 2013
Kickin It With Kendall - Episode Five
It's back. After a break, Kickin It With Kendall has returned. In the latest episode, Yale volleyball captain Kendall Polan discuss all the recent team news, including this weekend's senior night festivities.

November 2, 2013
NOTEBOOK: Bulldogs Spread the Wealth, Win With Balance
Yale’s offense this season has come from many different sources. Friday night’s win at Dartmouth provided another example.

November 2, 2013
Polan Eclipses 3,000 Career Assist Mark; Yale Drops Dramatic Five-Setter
Harvard beat Yale for the first time since Oct. 22, 2004 and also marked Yale’s first loss in conference play since Nov. 12, 2011.

November 1, 2013
Bulldogs Make Big Plays, Defeat Dartmouth
Yale won its ninth straight match this season and 23rd in a row in Ivy play.

October 31, 2013
Bulldogs Back on the Road This Weekend
Yale's Ivy League road swing continues at Dartmouth and Harvard this weekend

October 29, 2013
Polan Named Ivy League Player Of Week
The Yale volleyball team continues to roll through the Ivy League and the honors keep coming in. Kendall Polan is the latest Bulldog to earn a weekly Ivy award. She has been named the league’s Player of the Week after dishing out a match-high 31 assists and adding three service aces Saturday against Brown.

October 26, 2013
Yale Storms Back, Sweeps Brown
The Bulldogs rebounded from an early 11-4 deficit in game one and swept the Bears.

October 25, 2013
Second Half of Ivy Season Starts at Brown
The Bulldogs continue a five-match road swing with a match at Brown on Saturday at 5 p.m.

October 22, 2013
Steinberg Earns Ivy League Honors
Yale’s domination of the Ivy League weekly awards continues. Freshman outside hitter Brittani Steinberg, who hit .509 in the Bulldogs’ two wins last weekend, has been named the league’s co-player and co-rookie of the week.

October 19, 2013
Bulldogs Make It 7 In A Row
Every Bulldog who stepped on the court contributed to Yale’s latest victory, a 3-1 win at Columbia on Saturday evening.

October 18, 2013
Strong Start Leads Yale Past Cornell
The Bulldogs started fast and didn’t stop in a 3-0 sweep at Cornell on Friday night.

October 17, 2013
Bulldogs Travel to Cornell, Columbia This Weekend
The Bulldogs are 5-0 in the Ivy and play their first conference road matches this weekend at Cornell and Columbia.

October 15, 2013
Johnson Named Ivy League Player of Week
Kelly Johnson, who posted triple doubles in Yale’s victories over Penn and Princeton over the weekend, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week.

October 12, 2013
Bulldogs Bounce Back, Defeat Princeton in Four
Kelly Johnson and Mollie Rogers delivered 13 kills each to keep Yale undefeated in the Ivy League.

October 11, 2013
Kickin It With Kendall - Episode Four
In the latest episode of Kickin It With Kendall, captain Kendall Polan and Associate Head Coach Kevin Laseau were joined by special guest McHaney Carter. The three discussed last weekend's sweep of Harvard and Dartmouth and played a little game.

October 11, 2013
Fab Four: Johnson Takes Over in Fourth Set, Lifts Yale Over Penn
The Bulldogs needed a lift after dropping their first Ivy League set in 23 chances -- and Kelly Johnson provided the boost.

October 10, 2013
Bulldogs Host Penn, Princeton This Weekend
The Bulldogs look to keep their early hold on first place in the Ivy League this weekend with home matches against Penn and Princeton.

October 8, 2013
Kickin It With Kendall

October 8, 2013
Ebner Earns Ivy League Honor
Middle blocker Jesse Ebner, who hit .533 with 20 kills in Yale’s sweep of Harvard and Dartmouth over the weekend, has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week.

October 5, 2013
Yale Outlasts Dartmouth to Remain Undefeated in Ivy Play
Mollie Rogers led Yale with 14 kills, and three other Bulldogs had at least nine kills in a sweep of Dartmouth on Saturday evening.

October 4, 2013
Kickin It With Kendall - Episode Three
Yale has a big home weekend, facing Harvard and Dartmouth. Captain Kendall Polan previews the matches in Episode Three of Kickin It With Kendall.

October 4, 2013
Bulldogs Blitz Harvard in 3-0 Win
Jesse Ebner and Mollie Rogers blasted 11 kills each in a sweep of Harvard on Friday night.

October 3, 2013
Bulldogs Continue Home Stand, Face Harvard and Dartmouth This Weekend
The Bulldogs look to build off their Ivy League season-opening victory with matches against Harvard and Dartmouth.

September 28, 2013
Polan Propels Bulldogs Over Brown
The reigning two-time Ivy League Player of the Year leads Yale in sweep of Brown.

September 27, 2013
Bulldogs Host Brown Saturday to Open Ivy Schedule
Yale faces Brown on Saturday at 5 p.m. at the John J. Lee Amphitheater.

September 26, 2013
Dig Pink with the Bulldogs This Saturday
Wear your pink and help the Bulldogs support the fight against breast cancer at this Saturday's home match at 5 p.m.

September 25, 2013
Kickin It With Kendall - Episode 2
In the latest episode of Kickin It With Kendall, Yale volleyball captain KendallPolan looks back at last week's matches at the Penn State Classic and ahead to Saturday's Ivy League opener against Brown.

September 24, 2013
Ebner Earns Ivy League Honor
Jesse Ebner, who had 27 kills and hit .321 in three matches at the Penn State Classic, has been named the Ivy League Co-Player of the Week.

September 21, 2013
Block Party: Bulldogs Use Defense to Sweep Albany
Mollie Rogers delivered a match-high 12 kills and Yale tied a season-high with 10 total blocks in a sweep of Albany on Saturday afternoon.

September 21, 2013
Yale Falls to No. 1 Penn State; Ebner and Rogers Named to All-Tournament Team
A crowd of 3,722 watched the Bulldogs take on No. 1 Penn State on Saturday night.

September 20, 2013
Bulldogs Face No. 1 Penn State This Weekend
The Bulldogs travel to University Park, Pa., this weekend to take on No. 1 Penn State as part of the Penn State Classic.

September 20, 2013
Ebner Leads Bulldogs to Third Straight Win
Jesse Ebner smashed a match-high 16 kills and contributed in many other ways in Yale’s 3-1 win over Eastern Kentucky on Friday night.

September 19, 2013
Bulldogs Rise to 49th in Nationally Recognized Rating System
The Bulldogs have elevated to No. 49 in the Pablo Rankings, a national volleyball power rating system published by RichKern.com. The ranking is Yale’s highest national rating since reaching an NCAA RPI of 30 at the end of the 2008 season.

September 19, 2013
Kickin It With Kendall
In episode one of Kickin It With Kendall, Yale volleyball captain Kendall Polan talks about the first two weeks of the season, including the experience of playing in the Pentagon.

September 17, 2013
Steinberg Named Ivy Rookie of the Week
Freshman Brittani Steinberg turned heads with 15 kills in her Yale debut against Missouri. In her second week of college play, the Ivy League has taken notice.

September 16, 2013
NOTEBOOK: Yale Seizes Opportunities During Trip in D.C.
The road trip epitomized all the unique opportunities the Yale Volleyball Program has to offer - high-level volleyball and rare educational experiences.

September 14, 2013
Bulldogs Defeat Army; Take Two of Three at Pentagon
The Bulldogs improved to 4-2 overall and took two of three matches this weekend in a once-in-a-lifetime experience - playing inside the nation’s iconic symbol of the military.

September 13, 2013
Bulldogs Top Air Force with Complete Effort
The Bulldogs put it all together in a sweep of Air Force on Saturday evening.

September 13, 2013
Yale Makes It Difficult for No. 8 Stanford at the Pentagon
In an inspiring place, the Bulldogs played inspired volleyball against No. 8 Stanford in a hard-fought loss.

September 12, 2013
Yale Competes Inside Pentagon This Weekend
The Bulldogs hit the road this weekend to play in one of the most iconic buildings in America: The Pentagon.

September 12, 2013
NOTEBOOK: Bulldogs Get Rare Behind-the-Scenes Look at Pentagon
The Bulldogs received a rare first-hand inside one of the nation’s most symbolic buildings on Thursday.

September 10, 2013
Johnson Named Ivy League Player Of Week
Kelly Johnson grew accustomed to earning a weekly honor from the Ivy League last year. She was selected the rookie of the week five times. It seems she is intent on keeping that tradition going in 2013. Johnson was named the league’s first player of the week on Tuesday after hitting .377 in three matches over the weekend at the Yale Invitational.

September 7, 2013
Balanced Attack Gives Yale Its First Win of 2013
The Bulldogs earned their first win of the season against Colgate, the defending Patriot League champs, on Saturday afternoon.

September 7, 2013
Better Late: Bulldogs Outlast Seton Hall in Five
Mollie Rogers led the Bulldogs with a match-high 17 kills, including three in the fifth set, in a 3-2 victory over Seton Hall on Saturday night.

September 6, 2013
Missouri Holds Off Yale Before Electric Home-Opener Crowd
Mollie Rogers and Brittani Steinberg produced 15 kills each, while Kendall Polan posted a triple-double in a 3-1 loss in to the SEC’s Missouri.

September 3, 2013
Bulldogs Open Season With Yale Invitational This Weekend
The Bulldogs open the season this Friday at home against Missouri at 7 p.m.

September 3, 2013
Total Mortgage Athlete Spotlight Of The Week – Volleyball Player Kendall Polan
Kendall Polan has been one of the top volleyball players in the Ivy League since the first day she stepped on the court at Yale. As a freshman in 2010 she was named the league’s rookie of the year, and she has been selected as the league’s player of the year in each of the last two years. This fall, she has a chance to become the first volleyball player in league history to win three player of the year awards. Polan, the 2013 Yale volleyball captain, is featured in the first Total Mortgage Athlete Spotlight of the Week.

September 1, 2013
Women's Volleyball: 5 Things to Watch For in '13
Yale volleyball season begins this Friday and the team has plenty of story lines for the 2013 season.

August 31, 2013
Summer Break is Over, But Experiences Create Lasting Memories
The Bulldogs are back to business this week after a summer of unique experiences.

August 20, 2013
Gleason Returns as Volleyball Assistant Coach
Don Gleason will be returning as an assistant coach for the Yale Volleyball program.

August 13, 2013
After Undefeated Ivy Season, Bulldogs Honored for Academic Success
The three-time defending Ivy League champion Yale volleyball program continues to excel in another area as a team: the classroom.

June 5, 2013
Incoming Class Ranked Among Nation's Best Again
Head coach Erin Appleman announced the incoming freshman class that will join the Yale volleyball program this coming fall, as the Bulldogs look to defend their back-to-back-to-back Ivy League Championships. And for the fifth year in a row, Yale has been honored by PrepVolleyball.com for having one of the nation's best recruiting classes. The Bulldogs are the only Ivy League program to be recognized every year for the past five years.

May 19, 2013
Yale Announces 2013 Schedule
Matches against two schools with the most national titles and a unique trip to Pentagon highlight the three-time defending Ivy League’s champion 2013 schedule.

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