Rogers Named Ivy League Player Of Week For Second Straight Week

Mollie Rogers. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)
Mollie Rogers. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Averaged 3.86 Kills And Hit .373 In A Weekend Sweep Of Princeton And Penn

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – 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.

Rogers averaged 3.86 kills and hit .373 in the weekend sweep.  On Friday, she earned her third double-double of the season with a 13-kill, 11-dig effort in a win over Princeton.  Rogers hit .353 and added a solo block against the Tigers.  Rogers exploded for 14 kills and hit .467 in the victory over the Quakers. 

Over her last six Ivy matches, Rogers has averaged 3.31 kills and continues to lead Yale with a 3.04 average for the season.

"Mollie has really come through for us these past couple of weekends," said Yale head coach Erin Appleman. "She is playing at her best when it matters most."

In addition, Maya Midzik was named to the Honor Roll. She tied a season team-best with seven total blocks in the three-set sweep of Penn and hit. 333 for the weekend. 

This fall, Yale had either the player or rookie of the week in nine of the 11 weeks. In all, five Bulldogs were honored. In addition to Rogers, Kelly Johnson and Jesse Ebner were 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.

The Bulldogs, the Ivy League champions, close out the regular season on Nov. 26 at Stony Brook. Yale will then get ready for the NCAA Tournament.

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity