Oct. 4, 2010
Opponent: Saint Peter's Peahens
When: Saturday, October 9
Where: Jersey City, N.J.
Time: 2 p.m.
Opponents: Manhattan Jaspers
When: Sunday, October 10
Where: Riverdale, N.Y.
Time: 3 p.m.
The Loyola University Maryland women's volleyball team hits the road for two conference matches against Saint Peter's on Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday against Manhattan at 3 p.m. The Greyhounds then return home to play Niagara and Canisius. Both matches begin at 2 p.m. in Reitz Arena.
Scouting Saint Peter's
Saint Peter's is 5-12 overall and 1-5 in conference. The Peahens defeated Canisius, 3-1 and lost to Niagara, 3-0, last weekend at home. Saint Peter's has six seniors, three sophomores and six freshmen. Leading the way for the Peahens is Stephanie Phillips who has 182 kills recording 2.84 kills a set. She also has 166 digs and 18 total blocks. Corey Haynes has 209 assists, and Shannon Doheny has 202.
Manhattan is 7-10 overall and 2-4 in conference. The Jaspers lost to both Niagara, 3-0, and Canisius, 3-1, at home last weekend. Manhattan is led by Diane Strutner, who has 213 kills, a 3.38 kills a set average and 17 blocks. Lakell Havens leads the way in blocks with 42. Julie Bies has 284 digs and Jamie Collareta has 563 assists. The Jaspers have four seniors, three juniors, six sophomores and a freshman.
Nina Camaioni is 57 kills away from breaking the school record set by Becky Corb, who had 1,629 kills from 2002-2005. Camaioni holds the season school record with 539 kills, set last year. She also holds the school record for digs in a match with 36 set in 2007.
In 20 matches so far this season, Brittany Born has a total of 266 digs, averaging 3.69 digs per set. So far in her four-year career, Born has recorded 1,846 digs. She holds the school's career record in digs, and it continues to grow. She also holds the school record in digs in a season with 626, set in 2007.
Born to Assist
Through the first 20 matches of 2010, Aubrey Kirven has 692 assists, an average of 9.48 assists per set. She has a total of 1,894 assists in less than two full years at Loyola. Last season, Kirven had 1,202 assists. Kim Colavito holds the school record for career assists with 3,763 assists from 1990-1993.
Comeback Falls Short in 5-Sets
The Loyola University Maryland volleyball team battled from being down 2-0 to force a fifth set, but Marist won the final set 15-7 for a 3-2 (25-23, 25-20, 20-25, 15-7) MAAC road victory Sunday afternoon in Reitz Arena. Leading the way for the Greyhounds was senior Nina Camaioni who had a double-double with 29 kills, 18 digs and a .397 hitting percentage for the match. Sophomore Aubrey Kirven had a double-double with 44 assists and 10 digs.
Win In 5-Set
Loyola University Maryland held off multiple Siena College match points, and senior Nina Camaioni had kills on the final two points of the fifth set, as the Greyhounds defeated the Saints, 3-2 (25-16, 22-25, 22-25, 25-20, 17-15), in Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference action on Saturday afternoon in Reitz Arena. Camaioni was one of three Greyhounds who finished with 10 or more kills. She had 19 to go along with 13 digs and two aces.
Sophomore Katie Dircks added 12 kills and 15 digs, while freshman Nicole Sarby had 11 kills and a .208 hitting percentage. Also contributing for the Greyhounds was sophomore Aubrey Kirven recorded 45 assists and senior Brittany Born had 16 digs.
Defending MAAC Champions Win
Greyhounds lost to defending MAAC Champion Niagara, 3-0 (25-17, 25-19, 25-17), on Sunday. Freshman Nicole Sarby had nine kills and a .304 hitting percentage. Sophomore Katie Dircks had six kills and four digs and senior Nina Camaioni had five kills and six digs. Senior Brittany Born added 16 digs and sophomore Aubrey Kirven had 22 assists for the match.
Camaioni Named Candidate For Lowe's Senior CLASS Award
Senior outside hitter Nina Camaioni has been named a candidate for the inaugural Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. Camaioni is one of 30 candidates for the nationwide award that honors senior student-athletes who have notable achievements in four areas of excellence - community, classroom, character and competition.
Off the court, Camaioni's honors shine just as bright. She has maintained a 3.83 grade point average during her first three years as a Greyhound, and she was named to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District II Second Team for her academic excellence. Camaioni is on pace to graduate in May with her degree in global studies, an interdisciplinary major that combines studies of history, economics, sociology and political science.
Camaioni Named MAAC Co-Preseason Player of the Year
Senior Nina Camaioni was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Co-Preseason Player of the Year. This was the first Preseason Player of the Year selection and second Preseason All-MAAC Team honors for Camaioni. She was named to the All-MAAC First team after the end last season.
Nicole Sarby MAAC Rookie of the Week
Sarby played in four matches during the week of September 6 and had 32 kills for a .291 hitting percentage. She also added 30 digs, for an average of 2.14 per set, and four assists. Sarby recorded six blocks during the week, including one solo block.
Her best match came against Delaware State, where she had a double-double with 13 kills and 13 digs, both career highs. She also had a career high in blocks with five.