Volleyball's Laura Black Named Ivy Rookie of the Week

Philadelphia– Freshman Laura Black (Irvine, Calif./Northwood) was named Volleyball Ivy League Rookie of the Week for her outstanding play during the Sixth-Annual Penn/Sheraton Invitational this past weekend.

Black had a stellar tournament over the weekend, notching 42 kills, two service aces, three digs and five total blocks. She played in every match in the Quakers' four victories in the Sixth-Annual Penn/Sheraton Invitational, helping her teammates to wins over Northeastern, Syracuse, Georgetown and St. Francis (PA). Black has been an immediate contributor for Penn andis currently ranked fifth in the League in hitting percentage (.291).

Junior Cara Thomason (Los Angeles, Calif./Marymount) was named to the Volleyball Ivy League Honor Roll after her play this weekend. Thomason had 45 kills as well as 6 service aces and 50 digs in just three matches played in the Sixth-Annual Penn/Sheraton Invitational. Her playled her to be named Most Valuable Player of the tournament. It was her second selection to an all-tournament team for the season, as well as her second time on the Honor Roll. Her play this weekend brings her total kills up to 106 and she has 25 service aces, a category that she led the nation in earlier on in the season.

The Quakerscurrently have a 6-4record. They open Ivy League play on Friday, Oct. 1, hosting rival Princeton in The Palestra at 7 p.m.

Written by Jennifer Hildebrand, athletic communications assistant