Nov. 20, 2010
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. - Loyola University Maryland senior Nina Camaioni (Williamstown, N.J./Williamstown H.S.) was named the 2010 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Year at the league's volleyball awards banquet tonight.
Camaioni, who also was named to the All-MAAC First Team, averaged 3.18 digs per set in league play for the Greyhounds. She finished the year with had 485 kills, 38 serving aces, 373 digs and a total of 34 blocks.
A three-time All-MAAC honoree, Camaioni had a total of 1,701 digs in four years at Loyola to go with 150. She also recorded 107 serving aces.
Earlier this month, Camaioni was named to the ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-District II First Team.
Camaioni leaves Loyola with three school records. On October 17, she broke Becky Corb's record of 1,629 kills, set between 2002-2005. She also holds the school's single-match digs record with 36 in 2007. Last season, she set the single-season kills record with 539.
In addition to the All-MAAC and Defensive Player of the Year honors, Camaioni and senior Brittany Born (Ellicott City, Md./Archbishop Spalding H.S.) were named to the 2010 MAAC All-Academic Team.
To be eligible for the MAAC All-Academic Team, a student athlete must complete two semesters at their institution and hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a 4.0 scale.
A global studies major, Camaioni has a 3.83 grade point average, and Born has a 3.71 mark as an elementary education major.