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Holte Nabs Ivy League Rookie of the Week Honors

Holte picked up Ivy League Rookie of the Week honors for her play in Harvard's win against conference-foe, Dartmouth, Friday evening.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – After posting a career-best nine blocks against Dartmouth Friday, freshman Caroline Holte of the women's volleyball team has been named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week.

The Laguna Beach, Calif., native also tallied six kills and a .455 hitting percentage as the Crimson has now won three straight and five of its last six.

In the second set, Holte broke an 8-8 tie with a solo stuff before teaming up with Kathleen Wallace for consecutive blocks as part of a 17-5 Harvard run that evened the match at one set apiece. When the visitors went on a 6-1 run in the fourth frame to pull within one, Holte responded with a kill, and Harvard ultimately won the set, 25-20.

Holte leads the Crimson with 73 total blocks this season and ranks sixth in the Ivy League with 1.04 bps. Her nine blocks Friday night, meanwhile, rank as the third most for the Crimson in a single match since 2008.

The Crimson looks to extend its winning streak this weekend against two conference opponents, taking on Penn Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. and Princeton Oct. 27 at 5 p.m. Harvard returns home for its final two matches at the Malkin Athletic Center Nov. 2 and Nov. 3 against Columbia and Cornell, respectively.