ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 

Docter, Walters Named All-Ivy League for Women's Volleyball

Docter and Walters were selected to the All-Ivy League teams by the conference's head coaches (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Women's volleyball senior captain Taylor Docter and sophomore Caroline Walters have been named to the All-Ivy League teams, as announced by the league office Thursday. Docter was tabbed by the conference's coaches as a first team selection, while Walters earned second team plaudits.

Docter finished the season ranked third in the Ancient Eight in points per set (3.63) and was fourth in kills per set (3.12) while led the Crimson in kills for a third straight year. The Los Altos, Calif., native posted a career-best 12 double-doubles and also set career-highs in kills per set, digs (264) and digs per set (2.93). Her 23 kills at Dartmouth on Sept. 21 represented a new single-match high, while her 20 digs against Holy Cross on Sept. 25 were the most in her career. Docter was named the Ivy League Player of the Week on Oct. 16 after averaging 5.00 kps and 2.57 dps while hitting .280 in wins over Cornell and Columbia and was named to the conference's honor roll four times. Additionally, the human developmental and regenerative biology concentrator was selected to the Capital One Academic All-District first team.

Docter will graduate in May as one of the most celebrated student-athletes in Harvard women's volleyball history. She is the first Crimson to be named to the All-Ivy League first team since Kaego Ogbechie '05 in 2004 and was also named to the second team as a junior a year ago. Docter ranks fourth all-time at Harvard in attack attempts (3,455), sixth in service aces (98), seventh in kills (980) and eighth in kills per set (2.67).

Walters had a breakout year at middle blocker and led the Ivy League with a .371 hitting percentage while ranking fourth with 1.06 bps. Her 111 total blocks rank sixth on Harvard's single-season list while her 82 block assists are eighth most in program annals. The sophomore registered career-highs in every statistical category, including a 14-kill performance at Brown on Nov. 10 and a pair of eight block efforts. Walters hit at least .400 on 14 occasions this season and totaled at least five blocks nine times, and was named to the Ivy League honor roll Nov. 6. This is the first All-Ivy honor of Walters' career.

Harvard has had at least one student-athlete named to the All-Ivy League teams in each of the last 19 seasons dating back to 1994, and this is the fourth straight year that multiple Crimson have been honored.