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Sports - November 23, 2012

Sports Shorts

OF LOCAL NOTE . . . Harvard senior captain Taylor Docter from Castilleja has been named to the All-Ivy League women's volleyball team. Docter was tabbed by the conference's coaches as a first-team selection. 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 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 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) . . . Palo Alto High grad Allison Whitson played her final home match of her UC Davis career on Saturday, but didn't get the ending she wanted as the Aggies dropped a 25-17, 25-23, 25-17 decision to nationally No. 7-ranked Hawaii in Big West Conference action. Whitson, one of three seniors honored, finished with 10 kills, seven digs and two aces for the Aggies (10-7, 16-14) against the Rainbow Wahine (16-0, 24-2).

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