<#IMAGE:5#>The Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference named Canisius College seniors Christina Wildes and Kim Hoffman All-MAAC Second Team, while freshman teammate Jess Stackhouse (right) was honored as the conference's Co-Defensive Player of the Year at the league's annual tournament breakfast Saturday morning in Loudonville, N.Y. This is the first time Wildes and Hoffman have been honored by the league's coaches for their play.
Wildes led the MAAC with her 4.60 kills per game average, and .204 attack percentage ranked second on this year's team. Wildes closed out her four-year career ranked second in career kills with 1,467 on a program record 4,587 attack attemtps. Wildes finished her time in Blue and Gold as only the second player in school history to collect 1,400-plus kills in a career.
Hoffman ranked third in the MAAC in kills per game, posting a 4.42 kills per game average. The Babylon, N.Y., native collected 59 career double-doubles (kills and digs), and finished her career ranked third in games played (388), third in kills (1,294) and third in career digs (1,276).
Stackhouse became the second Canisius libero in the last three years to be recognized as the conference's Co-Defensive Player of the Year. Former Griff Kelly Sieber was also honored after her senior season in 2002. Stackhouse was one of four Canisius players to play in all 95 Griff games in 2004, and her 4.65 digs per game average ranked second in the league behind Niagara libero Micole Dalusio's 4.91 digs per game average. Dalusio was named the league's Defensive Player of the Week three times, while Stackhouse was honored two times in her rookie campaign.
Hoffman joined senior Nicole Boucher on the MAAC All-Academic team. Boucher was named all-academic three times in her career at Canisius. Hoffman holds a 3.29 grade point average as a physical eduaction major, while Boucher boasts a 3.64 gpa as a finance major at the College.
Canisius ended the 2004 season with an 11-15 overall record and a 4-5 mark in conference play.