Swanson Named Ivy Player of the Week

PHILADELPHIA - Senior outside hitter Julia Swanson led the Quakers to their second straight Ivy League title on Wednesday night and was honored by the league one day later as the Ancient Eight Player of the Week.

Swanson did her best to extend her career, leading Penn to the program's tenth Ivy League championship and second straight with a dramatic 3-2 victory over Princeton on Wednesday night. With the title on the line, the senior led the Red and Blue with 18 kills, 15 digs and three block assists. Swanson helped the Red and Blue fight back from the brink of defeat, down 2-1, and 25-24 in the fourth set.

The senior also played well in her two matches over the weekend, recording a pair of double-doubles. On Friday, Nov. 12, Swanson tallied 13 kills and 10 digs in a 3-0 sweep of the Crimson. One day later she recorded 19 kills and 15 digs in a four-set win at Dartmouth. For the week, Swanson averaged 4.17 kills and 3.17 digs, along with nine total blocks.

It is Swanson's second straight Player of the Week honor and the fourth time a Quaker has been honored by the league office this season. Senior Megan Tryon and sophomore Amanda Pacheco have also been named Player of the Week

Penn looks to extend its season once again and earn a trip to the NCAA Tournament, when the team takes on Yale in New Haven, Sunday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m.