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Ivy League Names Villanueva Co-Player of the Week

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By John and Matt Risley
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HANOVER, N.H. — The Ivy League announced on Tuesday that Dartmouth senior volleyball player Annie Villanueva (Santa Barbara, Calif.) was named the Co-Player of the Week.

This past weekend, Villanueva ended her volleyball career with a strong showing in victories over Brown and Yale. In giving Yale only its second loss in Ivy League play, Villanueva totaled 15 kills, while hitting .480. The night before against Brown, she hit .389 with eight kills, four digs and two block assists.

For the weekend, she totaled 23 kills and had a hitting percentage of .442. Villanueva set the Dartmouth single-season hitting percentage record and the career hitting percentage mark in the victory. For the year, the middle blocker finished hitting .372 (259 kills, 52 errors and 557 total attempts). Danra Kazenski '99 previously held the record at .347 (244 kills, 56 errors and 548 total attempts) in 1998. For her career, Villanueva hit .290 (658 kills, 190 errors and 1,615 total attempts). She crushed the previous record held by Felicity Kolp '99 of .281 (304K, 77E and 804 total attempts).

This is the third time this season that Villanueva has earned Player of the Week honors. She previously garnered the award on Sept. 20 and Nov. 1. It marked the fifth time Dartmouth has earned the honor this year with senior Madeline Baird (Austin, Texas) winning it on Sept. 13 and Oct. 25.