Kelly Johnson ’16, the current Ivy League Rookie of the Week, dominated the court against Penn on Saturday by contributing 13 assists, nine digs, eight assists and four blocks.

VOLLEYBALL | Bulldogs break Ivy League tie

October 15, 2012
The Bulldogs are back on top. After a hard-fought 3–1 win over Princeton on Friday night, the volleyball team (11–5, 7–0 Ivy) gained sole possession of first place in the Ivy League for the first time since the end of the 2011 season, when the Bulldogs won the conference title. The Elis followed up Friday’s »
The Bulldogs have yet to be pushed to five sets in an Ivy League match this season and have only lost two sets in total over five matches.

VOLLEYBALL | Elis battle for first

October 12, 2012
A clash of giants is coming to the John J. Lee Amphitheater. The volleyball team will fight Princeton for sole possession of first place in the Ivy League tonight in what should be Yale’s most exciting home match of the season. The two sides are tied atop the Ivy standings with identical 5–0 conference records »

VOLLEYBALL | Yale wins two

October 8, 2012
The volleyball team just keeps rolling. The Bulldogs won their fifth and sixth straight matches this weekend with 3–1 and 3–0 victories against Dartmouth and Harvard to maintain their hold on first place in the Ivy League. During the six-match streak, which dates back to a 3–0 sweep of Albany on Sept. 19, Yale (9–5, »
The Elis are looking for their fourth win in the Ivies after defeating Cornell and Columbia last week.

VOLLEYBALL | First-place Bulldogs hit road

October 5, 2012
The volleyball team will face its stiffest challenge of the Ivy season thus far when it travels to Dartmouth and Harvard for its final away matches until Nov. 2. The Elis (7–5, 3–0 Ivy) are trying to build on a current four-match winning streak, which included 3–0 sweeps of Cornell and Columbia last weekend. Captain »
Erica Reetz ’14 recorded eight kills and 15 digs in the Bulldogs 3–0 win over Columbia.

VOLLEYBALL | Elis maintain winning streak against Cornell, Columbia

October 2, 2012
The volleyball team extended its winning streak to four matches and did not drop a single set this weekend in its matches against Cornell and Columbia. The two wins kept the Bulldogs in a first-place tie with Princeton and put them over the halfway point of a five-match road trip. Head coach Erin Appleman said »
Setter Kelly Johnson ’16, right, is averaging 2.60 kills per set.

VOLLEYBALL | Road trip looms for Bulldogs

September 28, 2012
It is time for the endless New York swing. The volleyball team will log almost 12 hours on the road this weekend when it travels to Cornell and Columbia for its second and third Ivy matches of the season. “It’s tough when you have a long road trip, but it’s also kind of fun because »
Setter Kelly Johnson ’16 earned Ivy League Rookie of the Week on September 18.

Kelly Johnson ’16 makes positive impact

September 27, 2012
Kelly Johnson ’16 is a setter on the volleyball team from Palos Verdes, Calif. During her career at Palos Verdes High School, Johnson was an All-Area selection twice and captained the varsity team her junior and senior years. This season, she is second on the team in kills and assists with 91 and 185, respectively, »
Setter Kendall Polan ’14 had her second straight triple-double with 10 kills, 31 assists and 20 digs in Saturday’s game against Brown.

VOLLEYBALL | Elis begin title defense

September 24, 2012
The volleyball team escaped its first weekend of Ivy play with a 3–1 win over a feisty Brown squad in Providence, R.I. The Bulldogs (5–5, 1–0 Ivy) prevailed following a tightly contested fourth set during which Brown mounted a formidable comeback. Although they faced set point at 25–24, the Bulldogs pulled through for a 27–25 »
The volleyball team is preparing to open its season against Brown this weekend.

VOLLEYBALL | Bulldogs hit the road

September 21, 2012
After a challenging preseason, it is finally time for Ivy League play to begin for the volleyball team. The Bulldogs will begin their quest for a third straight conference title this Saturday, when they travel to Providence, R.I., to take on Brown (3–6). This weekend’s match is the beginning of a difficult stretch of five »
Setter Kendall Polan ’14 and middle blocker Jesse Ebner ’16 had a combined 20 kills in 32 attempts in last night’s match against Albany.

VOLLEYBALL | Elis bounce back against Albany

September 20, 2012
Members of the volleyball team put an 0–3 weekend behind them and finished off their nonconference schedule in emphatic fashion on Wednesday night with a 3–0 trouncing of Albany in the John J. Lee Amphitheater. The Elis’ strong play was a welcome sight after they won just one set against three difficult opponents during a »

Appleman brings Yale volleyball onto national stage

September 19, 2012
Head volleyball coach Erin Appleman is closing in on a decade of dynastic success. Since her first season as head coach in 2003, Appleman has quietly built the volleyball team into an Ivy League powerhouse and accomplished feats that no other coach in Yale volleyball history can match. The program has won four of its »

VOLLEYBALL | West Coast swing disappoints

September 17, 2012
It was another tough trip to California for the volleyball team. Yale suffered three straight defeats to U.C. Santa Barbara, San Diego and Fresno State in the Bulldogs’ first trip back to the Golden State since falling to USC in the NCAA tournament last season. Seven out of the 12 members of the squad are »