Sophomores Samantha Good (Rochester, N.Y.) and Allyson Severyn (Lancaster, N.Y.) were honored with end-of-the-year awards at the awards banquet in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. on Saturday night. Good was named the MAAC Offensive Player of the Year and selected to the All-MAAC First Team while Severyn was named the MAAC Libero of the Year and named to the All-MAAC Second Team.
Good is the first player in program history to be named MAAC Offensive Player of the Year and is the first Canisius selection to the All-MAAC First Team since 2006. Good, who earned All-MAAC Second-Team honors as a sophomore, finished the season by averaging 2.95 kills per set and had a .332 attack percentage on the season. Good was the only player in the conference to rank in the top five in each of those categories. Good also led the MAAC with a 1.03 blocks per set average. The 5-foot-10 middle hitter was named MAAC Offensive Player of the Week a league-high three times.
Severyn was second in the conference with a 5.62 digs per set average during conference play. The 5-foot-5 libero had 16 matches on the season with 20-plus digs, including the final four matches of the season. Severyn earned MAAC Defensive Player of the Week honors on Oct. 12 and is the current program leader in digs per set (5.10).
Severyn is the third Canisius libero to win a yearly award and first since Jess Stackhouse was named MAAC Defensive Player of the Year three times (2004, 2006, 2007).
Four Golden Griffins were named to the MAAC All-Academic Team - seniors Jasmine Brennan and Renee Lettow, junior Danielle Brawn and sophomore Allyson Severyn. Lettow and Brennan received the honor for the third time while Brawn was honored for the second time. To be eligible for the MAAC All-Academic Team, a student-athlete must complete two semesters at her institution and hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a 4.0 scale.