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Arnautou and DeJardin Earn Ivy League’s Weekly Honors

Ellis Dejardin, left, and Frances Arnautou.
Ellis Dejardin, left, and Frances Arnautou.

NEW HAVEN, Conn. --  The Bulldogs swept the weekly Ivy League awards on Monday.  Junior setter Frances Arnautou was named Ivy League Player of the Week, while first-year outside hitter Ellis DeJardin earned conference rookie of the week honors, the league office announced.

Arnautou averaged 13.5 assists as the Bulldogs swept road matches at Harvard and Dartmouth to maintain a one-match lead in the conference standings with two left to play.  In addition, the San Francisco native averaged 4.33 digs per set and added four total blocks and four kills in the two victories.

"Franny is one of the best athletes we have and her competitive nature makes her a great leader on the court," Yale head coach Erin Appleman said.  "She works really hard and continues to get better every day.  

DeJardin, who today earned her fourth rookie of the week honor this season, averaged 3.67 kills per set, 2.5 digs per set and hit .383 in Yale's two victories last weekend. The San Gabriel, Calif., native in league play ranks seventh in kills per set and 13th in hitting percentage entering the final weekend of the season.  

"Ellis had a fantastic weekend," Appleman said. "She continues to impress us with her athleticism and her dynamic ability to finish plays at the net."

The Bulldogs wrap up their regular season schedule with two home matches this weekend.  Yale hosts Cornell on Friday at 7 p.m., and welcome Columbia to the Lee Amphitheater on Saturday at 5 p.m. 

Report filed by Ernie Bertothy, Yale Sports Publicity