October 10, 2006

Julie Mandolini-Trummel Named Ivy League Player of the Week

Oct. 10, 2006

Providence, RI - After leading the Brown volleyball team to its most successful three-game stretch of the season last week, junior middle blocker Julie Mandolini-Trummel (Crystal Lake, IL) was named Ivy League Player of the Week. Mandolini-Trummel finished the week with a .477 hitting percentage and 47 kills in three matches, averaging 3.92 kills per game, as the Bears went 2-1.

In Tuesday's match against Providence College, Mandolini-Trummel led the Bears with a .706 hitting percentage, making no errors while tallying 12 kills on 17 attempts. That percentage was good for third all-time in a single match at Brown, and actually knocked the junior's previous career-high, .633 against Princeton last season, out of the top five.

Mandolini-Trummel also enjoyed a successful Ivy League weekend, registering double-digit kills in each of Brown's matches. In the Bears' near-upset of Cornell Friday night, she had 17 kills and a .368 hitting percentage. She followed that up with a 18-kill, .484 hitting percentage performance the next day against Columbia, adding eight blocks, two solo, for a two-per-game average.

On the season, Mandolini-Trummel's .274 hitting percentage is good for eighth in the Ivy League. Her 37 blocks are 15 more than any other Brown player, and her 2.67 kills per game average puts her third on the team. In Bruno's four conference matches, Mandolini-Trummel has a .375 hitting percentage, fifth-best in the Ivies.

Also honored on the Ivy League Honor Roll was sophomore Lyndse Yess (Eugene, OR), who had a breakout weekend. After registering a six-kill, zero-error performance against Providence, she tallied double-digit kills and digs against both Cornell and Columbia. She had a match-high 19 kills against Cornell, adding 13 digs, five service aces, and two solo blocks in a fantastic all-around performance. Yess also had the match high in kills against Columbia with 18 to go with 17 digs. Her 0.38 aces-per-game average in Ivy League play is seventh-best in the conference.

The Bears will be back in action this weekend, when they visit Dartmouth and Harvard.