November 12, 2013

Rogers Becomes Fifth Bulldog To Earn Ivy League Weekly Honor

Named Ivy Player Of Week; Steinberg Selected To Honor Roll

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – 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.

Against Cornell, Rogers posted a team-high 16 kills and hit .429 with only one error in 35 swings. She added 11 digs, along with two service aces, two assists and a solo block. Rogers stood out on the defensive end with 12 digs in a 3-0 victory over Columbia. In addition she had seven kills, a service ace and a block assist. 

"Mollie has worked hard all year and was exceptional this weekend," said Yale head coach Erin Appleman. "She dominated as an outside hitter and was instrumental in our pursuit of another Ivy Championship."

Rogers leads the team and ranks fifth in the Ivy League with a 2.96 kills per set average.

Rogers is the fifth Bulldog to earn a weekly award this season. Kelly Johnson and Jesse Ebner have been selected Player of the Week twice, while Kendall Polan earned it once. In addition, freshman Brittani Steinberg was chosen Player of the Week on Oct. 22 and also is a two-time Rookie of the Week honoree.

Steinberg was named to the Honor Roll this week. She hit .422 and averaged 4.00 kills per set in the two victories.

Saturday's victory over Cornell, coupled with Harvard's loss, clinched the outright Ivy League title for the Bulldogs, their fourth straight championship.

Yale closes out Ivy play at Princeton and Penn this weekend.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity