Skelly Earns Ivy League Rookie of the Week Honors

Skelly earned her first Ivy League award this week, helping Harvard to two league wins (Gil Talbot).

Freshman middle blocker Teresa Skelly has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. The honor is Skelly’s first of her career and comes after the Crimson took matches from Columbia and Cornell this past weekend.

Skelly was a force at the net as Harvard won two straight for the first time this year, a 3-2 final over Columbia and a 3-1 win over Cornell. Trailing two sets to none against the Lions, Skelly helped power the Crimson to the big comeback win, finishing the match with eight kills and a team-high five blocks, including two solo efforts. The following day against the Big Red, Skelly put down five kills and again led the team with six blocks as Harvard battled back from a 1-0 deficit in the four-set win. Her 11 blocks on the weekend brings Skelly’s season total to a team-best 49, giving her 0.92 per set.

The Crimson takes to the road next weekend, continuing conference action with matches at Princeton (Oct. 15) and Penn (Oct. 16).