Canisius College libero Jess Stackhouse (Warsaw, N.Y.) was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Defensive Player of the Week, the league office announced today. Stackhouse earns the honor for a league-best fifth time this season and 11th time in her career.
In the two matches last weekend, Stackhouse averaged 7.75 digs per game to lead the Griffs with 62 digs in the eight games. Stackhouse had 32 digs against Saint Peter’s and 30 against Manhattan, giving her six matches this season with at least 30 digs.
For the season, Stackhouse averaged 5.86 digs per game, which is the best in school history. Stackhouse owns the top three and four of the top seven single-season digs per game averages in school history. The senior also had 621 digs this season, which ties her own record from the 2006 season for most digs by a Golden Griffin in a season.
Stackhouse closed out her Canisius career with 2,095 digs. The senior became the first player in program and conference history to reach 2,000 career digs. Entering this season, 24 players in NCAA history had totaled 2,000 digs during their career.
The two-time MAAC Defensive Player of the Year averaged 5.02 digs per game for her career, which is the best in school history. Entering the season, 10 players in NCAA history averaged five or more digs per game during their careers.
Canisius closed out its season with a 12-17 overall record and 10-8 conference mark, finishing in a tie for fourth place in the MAAC. The 10 conference wins makes Canisius one of three programs in the MAAC to reach double-digit wins during each of the last two seasons.