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Polan Earns AVCA All-Region Award

Kendall Polan. (photo by: Christopher Shannon)
Kendall Polan. (photo by: Christopher Shannon)

Senior Captain Led Ivy League in Assists Per Set

NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- Yale senior Kendall Polan has been named an AVCA All-Region Honorable Mention selection. 

Polan, who last month became the first three-time Ivy League Player of the Year, earned the all-region honor earlier this week.  The Cardiff, Calif., captained the Bulldogs to their fourth straight conference title and the winningest four-year stretch in Ivy League history - a 51-5 record in her four years at Yale.

"I am very pleased Kendall was recognized on the all-region team," Yale head coach Erin Appleman said.  "She has had an incredible volleyball career here at Yale and she will graduate with a degree from one of the best universities in the world."   

Polan led Ivy League in assists per set in conference-only matches and led the team in service aces.  Polan this season helped lead the Bulldogs to their third straight NCAA appearance.  

She wrapped up her Yale career in the top 10 in several statistical categories.  Polan finished third all-time at Yale with 3,266 assists, fourth in assists per set (9.2), ninth in digs with 1,200 and 10th with 94 service aces.  

Polan's three-peat for conference player of the year marked only the second time the same school won the award three consecutive years - with the last time being 1991-93.  Polan is the third unanimous selection in League history, joining Yale's Cat Dailey in 2008.  Polan also becomes the seventh player in League history to earn four first-team All-Ivy selections.

Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity