Scudder and Caridi Earn Women's Volleyball All-Ivy Honors
PRINCETON, N.J. – Two members of the Dartmouth women’s volleyball team earned 2013 All-Ivy League honors, the league office announced on Thursday afternoon.
Scudder re-wrote the record books during her tenure with the Big Green. The Ashburn, Va., native holds the top-two single season block records with 96 this season and 85 a year ago. The middle blocker also holds the all-time blocks mark with 319 for her career. In 2013, she ranked second in the Ivy League with an attack percentage of .337 and third in the conference with 1.04 blocks per set.
In her final year on campus, Scudder finished seventh in the league in points per set with 3.23 while topping the 200 kill mark for the first time. Her final stat line for the year was equally as impressive as she led the team in service aces with 34 while averaging 2.21 kills per set. Scudder registered four or more blocks in 10 games, including five Ivy League tilts.
Like Scudder, Caridi also earned All-Ivy honors for the first time. In her second year at Dartmouth, Caridi led the team with 261 kills and 284 digs. Caridi produced 11 double-doubles this season, highlighted by seven in conference matches. The Austin, Texas, native had 10 or more kills in 13 of 26 contests in 2013, ending the campaign with four straight double-digit kill performances. On Nov. 9, she set a career-high with 25 kills against Princeton. The outside hitter ranked ninth in the league in kills per set with 2.69 and 10th in points per set with 2.99.
The Big Green duo earning All-Ivy honors was the most since the squad had a trio of players receive recognition in 2011.
Dartmouth finished the season with an 11-15 record and a 4-10 mark in Ancient Eight action.
Ivy League Champion Yale led the way with five players honored, including Kendall Polan, who was tabbed Player of the Year for the third time.
2013 Women's Volleyball All-Ivy
Player of the Year: Kendall Polan, Yale (Sr., S/H - Cardiff, Calif.) *
Defensive Player of the Year: Dani Shepherd, Penn (Sr., L - Los Angeles)
Rookie of the Year: Corinne Bain, Harvard (Fr., S/H - Manhattan Beach, Calif.)*
First Team ^
Kelly Johnson, Yale (So., S/H - Palos Verdes, Calif.)*
Mollie Rogers, Yale (Jr., OH - San Diego)
Cara Mattaliano, Princeton (Fr., OH - Glen Ellyn, Ill.)
Thea Derrough, Brown (Sr., OH - La Jolla, Calif.)
Kathleen Wallace, Harvard (So., OH - San Francisco)
Grace Weghorst, Harvard (Fr., OH - Austin, Texas)
Elisa Scudder, Dartmouth (Sr., MB - Ashburn, Va.)
Corrine Bain, Harvard (Fr., S/H - Manhattan Beach, Calif.)*
Kendall Polan, Yale (Sr., S - Cardiff, Calif.) *
Dani Shepherd, Penn (Sr., L - Los Angeles)
Second Team ^
Breanna Wong, Cornell (So., OH - Highlands Ranch, Colo.)
Kristen Etterbeek, Penn (Sr., OH - Holland, Mich.)
Bailey Springer, Columbia (So., OH - Ft. Worth, Texas)
Maddie Lord, Brown (Jr., OH - La Jolla, Calif.)
Alexis Genske, Penn (So., OH – Altenda, Calif.)
Brittani Steinberg, Yale (Fr., OH - Glenview, Ill.)
Rachel D’Epagnier, Cornell (Sr., MB - Coopersburg, Pa.)
Caroline Walters, Harvard (Jr., MB - San Mateo, Calif.)
Alex Caldwell, Penn (Sr., S - San Jose, Calif.)
Maddie Rudnick, Yale (Jr., L – Encinitas, Calif.)
Paige Caridi, Dartmouth (So., OH – Austin, Texas)
Susan Stuecheli, Penn (Sr., MB - Troy, Mich.)
Tiana Woolridge, Princeton (Jr., MB - Sherman Oaks, Mich.)
Natasha Rowland, Cornell (So., L - Palm Harbor, Fla.)
^There are 10 selections on both the first and second teams due to multiple ties in the balloting