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Davis, Severyn Win MAAC Awards

Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics
Release: 11/07/2011
Senior Janelle Davis
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Senior Janelle Davis was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week while junior Allyson Severyn was named the MAAC Defensive Player of the Week on Monday. Davis and Severyn each win the award for the first time this season.

Davis averaged 9.83 assists per set and 2.50 digs per set to go along with a .588 attack percentage in Canisius sweeps of Marist and Siena last weekend. Davis had 33 assists in the win against Marist and then had a double-double with 26 assists and 11 digs in the win over Siena. Davis posted an attack percentage of .500 or better in each match, with 11 kills on 17 attack attempts.

Severyn averaged 7.33 digs per set in the two Canisius sweeps. The 5-foot-5 libero recorded 28 digs in the win over Marist, the most digs by a Canisius player in a three-set match since Oct. 29, 2006. Severyn also recorded a 97.5 service reception percentage, going 39-for-40 on the weekend.

On the season, Davis is averaging a career-best 9.34 assists per set and is tied for seventh in the MAAC at 0.35 service aces per set. Severyn ranks fourth in the MAAC with a 4.72 digs per set average.

Davis gives Canisius the MAAC Offensive Player of the Week for the second consecutive week with junior Samantha Good winning the award last week.

Canisius wraps up its regular-season schedule this weekend with two road matches at Loyola and Rider. The Golden Griffins play at Loyola on Saturday, with match time at 7 p.m. and at Rider on Sunday, with match time set for noon. Canisius (13-14, 8-8 MAAC) has won four straight matches and needs to win both matches to keep its MAAC Championship hopes alive.

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