Rogers Named 2014 Team Captain

Mollie Rogers (photo by: Christopher Shannon)
Mollie Rogers (photo by: Christopher Shannon)

One of the Top Hitters in the Ivy League Selected to Lead Bulldogs

NEW HAVEN, Conn. Mollie Rogers, a three-time first team all-Ivy selection, has been named the next captain of the Yale volleyball team.  

Rogers, who will be entering her senior season, was elected captain of the Yale women's volleyball team for the 2014 season following a team vote, head coach Erin Appleman announced.  

"Mollie will be an incredible captain for us, as she already demonstrated her leadership skills over the last three years," Appleman said. "Mollie is a very competitive athlete and thrives for excellence in herself and others.  I feel that the 2014 volleyball team is in excellent hands with Mollie at the helm."

During the 2013 season, Rogers led the Bulldogs in kills (266) and kills per set (3.06).  In conference-only matches, Rogers ranked fifth in the Ivy League in kills per set (3.14) and sixth in points per set (3.64). 

"I am so honored to have been voted captain of this amazing group of girls," said Rogers, the 32nd captain in program history. "Representing Yale Volleyball these past three years has been an absolute joy and I can't wait to see where next season takes us."  

A San Diego native, Rogers has earned first-team all-conference status in her first three seasons and was named the 2011 Ivy League Rookie of the Year. 

Rogers ranks 10th all-time Yale volleyball program history with a 3.07 kills per set career average and has 802 career kills.  

In Rogers' first three seasons at Yale, the Bulldogs have a 56-18 overall record and a 39-3 Ivy League mark with three conference titles and three NCAA appearances.  In 2013, Yale finished 45th in the national RPI rankings - its highest finish since 2008.

Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity