Oct. 19, 2010
Opponent: Marist Red Foxes
When: Saturday, October 23
Where: Poughkeepsie, N.Y.
Time: 2 p.m.
Opponents: Siena Saints
When: Sunday, October 24
Where: Loudonville, N.Y.
Time: 2 p.m.
The Loyola University Maryland women's volleyball team will compete Saturday and Sunday, on the road against Marist and Siena, respectively. Both matches begin at 2 p.m. The Greyhounds have eight matches left this season before they compete at the Metro Atlantic Athletic Championships in Lake Buena, Fla., November 18-20.
Marist is 12-10 on the season and 7-3 in the conference. The Red Foxes are coming off of a couple of road wins, defeating Manhattan, 3-1, and Saint Peter's, 3-0. At the beginning of this month, Marist defeated Loyola, 3-2. The Red Foxes have five seniors, two juniors, three sophomores and three freshmen. They are led by Grace Hill who has 297 kills with an average of 3.67 kills a set; she also has 199 digs. Aubrey Brady has 430 assists and Hanna Stoiberg has 345.
Siena is 4-15 overall and 3-7 in the conference. The Saints are led by Taylor Akana who has 238 kills, an average of 4.41 kills a set. Elizabeth Ives has 527 assists and leading the defense is Lesli Akeo who has 326 digs, an average of 5.02 a set. The Saints have five seniors, eight sophomores and three freshmen and are coming off a couple of road loses to Iona, 3-0, and Fairfield, 3-0. Siena will play Rider on Saturday before hosting the Greyhounds.
Senior Nina Camaioni broke the school's career kills record, set by Becky Corb from 2002-2005, on October 17. Camaioni has 1,636 kills so far this season eclipsing Corb's old mark of 1,629. She 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. Camaioni ranks second in the conference in kills with a 4.30 average a set.
In 24 matches so far this season, Brittany Born has a total of 317 digs, averaging 3.64 digs per set. So far in her four-year career, Born has recorded 1,897 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. In the conference, Born ranks eighth in average digs a set with 3.41.
Born to Assist
Through the first 24 matches of 2010, Aubrey Kirven has 848 assists, an average of 9.64 assists per set to rank second in the conference. She joins the 2,000 assists club and has a total of 2,050 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. Kirven ranks in the fourth in the MAAC conference play with a 9.73 assists a set.
Break Record and Defeats Canisius
Senior Nina Camaioni had 15 kills for the match to break the career school kills record as the Loyola University Maryland women's volleyball team defeated Canisius College, 3-0 (25-16, 28-26, 25-15), at Reitz Arena. Camaioni broke the career kills record set by Becky Corb in 2002-2005 of 1,629 kills. Camaioni also had 13 digs, a serving ace and had a .344 hitting percentage for the night.
Freshman Simone Reid and Faye Lukas both added seven kills. Reid had a .308 hitting percentage to Lukas's .238. Sophomore Aubrey Kirven had 36 assists for the night.
Lost In Three
The Loyola University Maryland women's volleyball team lost to Niagara University, 3-0 (25-18, 25-14, 25-19), at Reitz Arena. Sophomore Katie Dircks led the way for the Greyhounds with six kills and a .200 hitting percentage. Freshman Jac Bullock had five kills and six digs and senior Nina Camaioni added five kills and 12 digs. Sophomore Aubrey Kirven had 24 assists for the Greyhounds. Loyola had five serving aces to four serving errors.
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.
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. Camaioni did not make the final round.
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.
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.