Johnson Named Ivy League Player Of Week

Kelly Johnson. (photo by Sam Rubin ?95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Kelly Johnson. (photo by Sam Rubin ?95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Hit .377 In Three Matches, Posted Triple Double Against Seton Hall

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – 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.

Johnson, the 2012 Ivy League Rookie of the Year and a first team All-Ivy selection, is off to a strong start in 2013. She had 27 kills and only four errors on 61 attempts, while adding 54 assists and 34 digs en route to earning all-tournament honors. In the 3-2 victory over Seton Hall on Saturday, Johnson posted a triple double, recording 11 kills, 10 assists and 14 digs.

"I thought Kelly was an incredible offensive force this weekend," said Yale head coach Erin Appleman. "Her overall game is at a very high level."

The Bulldogs, who won two of three matches at the Yale Invitational, head to Washington, D.C., for a unique tournament this weekend. Yale plays Stanford, Air Force and Army at the Pentagon.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity