Oct. 14, 2008
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Fresh off of a pair of Ivy League victories over Dartmouth and Harvard, Yale junior outside hitter Cat Dailey has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week. Dailey follows senior captain Ally Mendenhall and junior Alexis Crusey as the third consecutive Bulldog to earn the weekly laurel.
Dailey posted a pair of double-doubles to lead Yale over Big Green and the Crimson last weekend. She totaled a team-best 39 kills (4.88 per set) on 97 swings for a percentage of .299. The Newport Beach, Calif. native also contributed three assists, two service aces and 28 digs (3.50 per set). In Friday night's sweep of Dartmouth, Dailey tallied a match-high 16 kills as well as 13 digs. The junior notched 23 kills, the team-high yet again, and 15 digs in Yale's five-set victory over Harvard on Saturday afternoon.
Dailey and the Bulldogs are back in action this weekend with a pair of home Ivy League matches. First, 2007 Ivy League Champion Princeton visits the John J. Lee Amphitheater on Friday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. On Saturday, a 4 p.m. match with Penn wraps up the Bulldogs' weekend slate.
report filed by Drew M. Kingsley, Yale Sports Publicity