Athlete of the Week

JESSICA YANG

A 5-foot-10 sophomore setter on the Trinity College women’s volleyball team in Hartford, Connecticut, Jessica had 40 assists, nine digs, three aces and one kill in Saturday’s five-set triumph over Rhode Island College in Providence. On the same day she had 26 assists, seven digs, three kills and one ace in a sweep of Plymouth State. The day before, at Amherst College in Massachusetts, she had 31 assists, seven digs, one kill and one ace in a four-set conference loss to the Mammoths. She leads the team with 304 assists and is third in digs (98) through 10 matches. Jessica led the Bantams in hitting percentage and assists (8th in the New England Small College Athletic Conference), was third on the team in blocks and was fifth in aces and digs as a freshman last fall. Before that, she was an All-League selection at Marlborough High School. She interned in Hawaii studying digestive diseases, she enjoys skiing and her sister Taylor was a fencer at Cornell. To nominate your favorite Palisadian for Athlete of the Week, email sports@palipost.com.