Series History: Franklin & Marshall opens week five by heading to Haverford on Wednesday night for a match at 7:00 p.m. The Diplomats own a 24-11 edge in the all-time series, but have split the last two meetings with the Fords.
Centennial Conference (CC) play continues on Saturday when Bryn Mawr comes to Lancaster at 12:00 p.m. F&M owns the all-time series 25-1, including 25 straight victories, with Bryn Mawr's last win coming in 1989.
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Among the Leaders: F&M senior setter Allison Edelstein continues to lead the Centennial with 9.76 assists per set. Her closest competition, Washington's Taylor Horan, averages 9.26.
Libero Mary Leneweaver ranks near the top of the Centennial dig rankings for her defensive efforts thus far this season. Her 235 digs are the third most in the conference, while her 4.80 digs per set are fourth.
Ellie Ezekiel joins Leneweaver in the top 10 for digs, placing ninth with 176 digs entering the week. She appears even higher in the CC kills rankings, as her 136 kills are tied for fourth in the conference.
Freshman Christine Yoo continues her stellar rookie season, tying for fourth in the Centennial in blocks per set (.82) and fifth in hitting average (.287). Her fellow freshman Grace Polisano is 10th in total kills at 121.
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Milestone Watch: Now ninth in program history in career kills (1,090), Ezekiel also ranks in the program's top 20 with 986 career digs. One of 10 players to reach 1,000 kills at F&M, she looks to become just the sixth to reach 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs.
Now the winningest coach in F&M program history, head coach Mary Kate Boland is also climbing the rankings within the Centennial. She ranks second all time with 105 wins in CC action, a record held by ex-McDaniel coach Carole Molloy with 110.