PRINCETON, N.J. – Earning her first weekly award of the season and fourth of her career, senior co-captain Christina Cornelius of the Harvard women's volleyball team has been named the Ivy League Player of the Week, as announced by the conference today, Oct. 8.
Cornelius led the Crimson to back-to-back sweeps over Penn and Princeton at home this weekend. The Los Angeles, Calif. native totaled 23 kills, 15 digs and five blocks through six sets. Beginning on Friday in front of a packed Malkin Athletic Center, Cornelius hit a team-leading .381 attack percentage on 11 kills and three errors against Penn, while also contributing seven digs and three blocks defensively.
Following up against league-leader Princeton on Saturday, Cornelius registered a season-high .524 hitting percentage on 12 kills and only one error, her seventh time hitting in double-digits this season. Cornelius also added eight digs, two blocks and a service ace to her tally.
The two-time captain has been a staple of the Crimson attack this season, leading the team in kills per set (2.59) and hitting percentage (.305). Cornelius and the Crimson will return to action this weekend, Oct. 12-13, with a quick road trip to Brown and Yale.