PHILADELPHIA - Freshman Julia Swanson was named the co-Rookie of the Week in the Ivy League for her play last week that helped Penn defeat Villanova for the first time in three years and take Princeton to five grueling games before falling in their Ivy League opener. Swanson shares the award with Brown middle blocker Danielle Vaughan.
Swanson had 36 kills this week, including a career-high 27 as the Quakers forced a five-game match at Ivy foe Princeton on Saturday. Swanson attacked at a .286 clip against Princeton and also contributed two solo blocks and two block assists as the Quakers continued to display a dominant net defense this season.
Although the team fell short in its effort to claim a road victory in its Ivy League opener, Swanson had nine kills and two more block assists against Villanova, leading the team to a three-game sweep. It was the team's first victory over Villanova in three seasons. Swanson added fourteen digs over the two matches toround outher week.
The freshman leads the Quakers in kills this season with 141, and her 20 solo blocks ranks third on the team.
For Swanson, this isthe second league honor of her young career. She was also named Rookie of the Week for the week ending September 16.