Match 19: Canisius (7-11, 2-5 MAAC) vs. Rider (4-16, 2-5 MAAC)
Saturday, October 15 — 2 p.m.
Buffalo, N.Y. — Koessler Athletic Center
Match 20: Canisius vs. Loyola (6-14, 3-4 MAAC)
Sunday, October 16 — 2 p.m.
Buffalo, N.Y. — Koessler Athletic Center
NOTING THE GRIFFS
- Canisius begins a five-match homestand in the Koessler Athletic Center, starting with this weekend’s meetings with Rider and Loyola.
- The Golden Griffins are in a stretch where they play eight out of 10 in the KAC.
- Canisius is 33-14 in the Koessler Athletic Center in conference play since the 2006 season.
- Canisius has won the last 10 meetings with Rider and is 17-3 in the last 20 matches against the Broncs.
- Canisius has won two of the last three meetings with Loyola in Buffalo. The teams split the season series in 2010.
- Senior Danielle Brawn is third in the MAAC in kills per set (3.72).
- Senior Janelle Davis is fourth in the conference in assists per set, with a career-high average of 9.36.
- Junior Allyson Severyn is fourth the MAAC in digs per set (4.28).
- Senior Layne Adams is sixth in the conference in attack percentage (.283) while junior Samantha Good is seventh (.272).
- In MAAC play, Adams is fourth in the conference with a .312 attack percentage.
- Canisius is one of three schools, along with Fairfield and Siena, to have 10-plus MAAC wins in at least four of the last five seasons.
- The Golden Griffins rank third in the MAAC with 56 conference wins since the start of the 2006 season.
- Adams and Joanna Burt will serve as the team’s captains for the 2011 season. Adams is a captain for the second consecutive season.
- Good and fellow Severyn were named to the preseason All-MAAC team at the beginning of August. Good received the honor for the second straight season.
SCOUTING THE GRIFFS
- Senior Danielle Brawn has recorded double-digit kills in 16 of 18 matches this season, including 20 kills against Iona (Sept. 18) and Providence (Aug. 26). Brawn’s 249 kills during her senior season are more than her first three seasons combined (195).
- Senior Janelle Davis has posted an attack percentage of .400 or better in 11 matches this season. Davis has eight matches this year with 40 or more assists and 24 in her career. She also leads the team with 22 service aces, 11 more than any other Golden Griffin.
- Senior Layne Adams leads the team with a .283 attack percentage and has 28 kills with two errors in the last four matches, hitting .473 on the last two weekends. Adams has 299 career blocks, which ranks eighth in program history, and is the MAAC’s active leader in the category.
- Junior Samantha Good is second on the team with a .272 attack percentage, hitting .300 or better in seven matches this season. Good had double-digit kills against Saint Peter’s and Manhattan, the first time this season the Rochester, N.Y. native had 10 or more kills in back-to-back matches.
- Junior Allyson Severyn leads the team at 4.28 digs per set. Severyn has 38 matches in her career with 20 or more digs and has a 96.7 service reception percentage in last 11 matches.
- Sophomore Emily Elek ranks second on the team at 2.39 kills per set. Elek has double-digit kills in eight matches and has recorded two double-doubles this year.
- Sophomore Jessica Warner has made eight starts on the season, including both matches last weekend. Warner totaled a career-high 12 kills against Kent State on Sept. 13, the second time in four matches Warner set a career high.
- Freshman Olivia Chrzanowski has started the last five matches and has eight or more kills in five of the last six matches. Chrzanowski set a career-high with 16 kills in the four-set win against Buffalo on Sept. 27. She is 82-for-84 on service receptions during the last six matches.
- Senior Joanna Burt is averaging 1.54 digs per set and has recorded at least 15 digs in three matches, including a career-high 16 digs against Manhattan on Oct. 2. Burt has a 94.2 service reception percentage in her last 14 appearances.
- Sophomore Sydney Palka had a season-high 12 assists against St. Francis and a season-high 10 digs against Morgan State.
- Sophomore Roxanne Hernandez has started eight matches this season and is third on the team with 0.56 blocks per set.
- Rider enters Saturday’s matchup with Canisius with a 4-16 overall record and a 2-6 record in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Broncs have dropped their last five matches.
- In the MAAC, Rider ranks seventh in attack percentage (.189), sixth in opponent attack percentage (.222), eighth in kills per set (10.81), fifth in blocks per set (1.64), fourth in service aces per set (1.56) and fifth in digs per set (14.60).
- Stephanie Nagy is tied for fourth in the conference in attack percentage (.294) while Jaclyn Webber is eighth in the MAAC in kills per set (3.20). Shelbie Stannard is eighth in digs per set (3.38) and Ashlee Amatulli is eighth in assists per set (6.38).
- Christopher Feliciano is in his first season as head coach at Rider. Feliciano came to the Broncs after serving as an assistant coach at Fordham.
- Loyola comes to Western New York with a 6-14 overall record and 3-4 record in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Confernece. The Greyhounds ended a three-match losing streak with a three-set win over Rider last weekend.
- Loyola ranks eighth in the MAAC in attack percentage (.156), eighth in opponent attack percentage (.242), ninth in kills per set (10.47), ninth in blocks per set (1.15), third in service aces per set (1.68) and ninth in digs per set (12.73).
- Tina Catanach leads the team with a 2.89 kills per set average while Jac Bullock is first on the team in attack percentage (.250). Elena Frac is second in the conference in service aces per set (0.48). Lauren Andersen is sixth in the conference in assists per set (8.76) while Janet Pressler, the reigning MAAC Defensive Player of the Week, is sixth in digs per set (3.85).
- Jake Lawrence is in his first season as head coach of Loyola. Lawrence spent the last three seasons as an assistant coach at Georgetown