Wallace Named Ivy League Player of the Week

Wallace Named Ivy League Player of the Week

Wallace's honor is the second of her career and first since 2013 (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Senior Kathleen Wallace has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week after turning in a pair of double-doubles at Columbia and Cornell.

This marks the fifth time in seven weeks that a member of the Crimson has taken home the award, with Corinne Bain receiving the accolade four times. Christina Cornelius and Jocelyn Meyer have also been named Rookie of the Week once apiece, bringing Harvard's weekly award total to seven for the season. This is the second Player of the Week honor of Wallace's career, and her first since Nov. 5, 2013.

A native of San Francisco, California, Wallace averaged 4.11 kills per set and 3.44 digs per set while hitting .248 on the road at Columbia and Cornell. She opened the weekend with a huge performance versus the Lions, turning in 19 kills, a career-high 17 digs and a .348 hitting percentage. She followed that up with her second-straight double-double, posting 18 kills and 14 digs against the Big Red.

Wallace currently ranks third in the Ivy League with a career-best 3.26 kills per set, and is also averaging career-highs in digs per set (2.33) and blocks per set (0.56).

Wallace shares this week's award with Dartmouth's Emily Astarita, who also averaged 4.11 kills per set and hit .321 versus Cornell and Columbia.

Harvard returns to action Friday, Oct. 23 as it travels to Dartmouth with first place in the Ivy League standings on the line. The Big Green currently owns the top spot in the conference with a 6-1 record, but the Crimson is just one-game back at 5-2. The match can be seen live online via the Ivy League Digital Network with first serve scheduled for 7 p.m.