Johnson Named Ivy League Player of Week

Kelly Johnson (photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)
Kelly Johnson (photo by Don Clark, Yale Sports Publicity)

Posted Triple Doubles In Victories Over Penn & Princeton

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – 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.

Johnson, a sophomore from Palos Verdes, Calif., was honored for the second time this season. She also was selected on Sept. 10.

In 3-1 victories over the Quakers and Tigers, Johnson amassed 27 kills, 31 assists and 30 digs. She hit .345 for the two matches, recording 33.5 points.

"Kelly was on fire this weekend," said Yale head coach Erin Appleman. "She was unstoppable at the net hitting and blocking and followed that up with great defense and four aces."

In addition, Jesse Ebner and Brittani Steinberg were named to the Honor Roll. Ebner had 18 kills and hit .529, while Steinberg contributed 21 kills.

Yale has now had at least one honoree in five of the six weeks this season.

The Bulldogs (11-3, 5-0 Ivy) hit the road for the first time in Ivy League play this weekend, traveling to Cornell on Friday and Columbia on Saturday. Yale has won its last 19 Ivy matches, the third longest active league winning streak in the nation, trailing only Morehead State (28, OVC) and LIU Brooklyn (24, NEC). In addition, since 2010 the Bulldogs have a 45-4 league record, which is tied for the seventh best league winning percentage (.919) in the nation. 

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity