PROVIDENCE, R.I. – For the second week in a row, a top Ivy League weekly honor comes from Brown. Sophomore Kathryn Glickman (San Francisco, Calif.) had a breakout match on Sept. 25 against Stony Brook, coming off the bench to tally a team-high 14 kills and 10 blocks and lead the Bears to a come-from-behind 3-2 win. For her efforts she was named the Player of the Week as announced by the conference office today.
The double-double performance was the first for the sophomore middle blocker whose previous match highs were six kills and four blocks. Her 10-block output is also the highest single-match block total among all Ivy players so far this season. After playing sparingly through the first 11 matches of the season, Glickman entered the match midway through the first set and promptly put down a solo block and a block assist. The performance gave her the starting spot for the remaining four sets.
Glickman's 10 blocks doubled her season total to 20 and she now ranks No. 4 in the Ivy League in blocks per set (0.95). She also now averages 1.78 kills per set.
Freshman setter Alexandra Rieckhoff (Laguna Beach, Calif.) who was named the Ivy League Rookie of the Week just seven days ago continued her torrid pace as of late, tallying a career-high 52 assists while adding 13 digs, a kill and two block assists. The rookie had totaled 42 assists in back-to-back games against UMBC and URI earlier this season but she had never broken the 50 assist barrier. The conference took notice again, naming her to the weekly honor roll.
Brown is back in action this weekend as the open the Ivy League schedule with a home-and-home series against Yale. The Bears host the Bulldogs on Oct. 1 at 7 p.m. before traveling to Yale on Oct. 2 at 6 p.m.
Pictured: Ivy League Player of the Week, Kathryn Glickman '13