Nov. 6, 2007
Providence, RI - Brown freshman outside hitter Megan Toman (Newport Beach, CA) was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week and third time this season on Tuesday. Toman finished the weekend, in which the Bears swept Cornell and Columbia, with 41 kills in the two matches, an average of 4.56 per game, on a .304 hitting percentage, both team highs. She also had six service aces, giving her a team-high 24 for the year, and 17 digs for an average of 1.89 per game.
On Friday night, Toman was once again the Bears' closer, as three of her match-high 22 kills came in the final four points of the fifth game against Cornell, sealing the Brown victory. Toman also had four aces and 14 digs in that contest. She followed that up with a match high of 19 kills against Columbia. For the season, Toman's 3.66 kills per game lead the Bears.
Toman has developed a knack for coming through in the clutch. In addition to her match-clinching kills in Ithaca, she closed out the Bears' match with Harvard on Oct. 27 with three straight kills in a 31-29 fourth-game win. When Brown beat Cornell in Providence on Oct. 20, coming back from a 2-0 deficit, Toman had the team's ninth, 10th, 11th, and 12th points on kills in the fifth game, notching seven total in that deciding game to clinch the match.
For the season, Toman leads Brown in kills (289), kills per game (3.66), total attempts (888), aces (24), and aces per game (0.30). She also has Brown's top hitting percentage among outside hitters at .189, and has 383 more attack attempts than any other Bear. Her 3.73 kills per game in Ivy matches is fifth in the League, while her 0.48 aces per game ranks fourth.
This is the third consecutive week a Brown player has been named Rookie of the Week. Middle blocker Danielle Vaughan (Rancho Palos Verdes, CA) was so honored on Oct. 23, and was previously honored on Oct. 2. Of the 10 times this season a player has been honored as Rookie of the Week (on Oct. 2, there were co-honorees), Brown has accounted for five of them.