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Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics
Release: 11/04/2011
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Match 26:
Canisius (11-14, 6-8 MAAC) vs. Marist (11-13, 8-6 MAAC)
Saturday, Nov. 5 — 2 p.m.
Buffalo, N.Y. — Koessler Athletic Center

Match 27:
Canisius vs. Siena (10-13, 8-6 MAAC)
Sunday, Nov. 6 — 2 p.m.
Buffalo, N.Y. — Koessler Athletic Center


  • Looking to build off the momentum from two road wins last weekend, the Canisius College volleyball team returns to the Koessler Athletic Center for its final two home matches of the 2011 season when the Golden Griffins host Marist and Siena.
  • Marist defeated Canisius in three sets (25-15, 25-21, 25-21) in the first meeting (Oct. 9).
  • Canisius rallied from a two-sets-to-one deficit to defeat Siena (25-18, 23-25, 20-25, 25-22, 15-10) in their first meeting (Oct. 8).
  • Canisius has won four of the last five meetings with Marist in the KAC. 
  • Siena has won two of the last three meetings with Canisius in Buffalo. 
  • Prior to the start of Sunday’s match, the Golden Griffins will honor the four members in their 2011 senior class — Layne Adams, Danielle Brawn, Joanna Burt and Janelle Davis.
  • Junior Samantha Good was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Offensive Player of the Week on Monday. Good averaged 3.50 kills per set and 1.00 blocks per set to go along with a .514 attack percentage in two Canisius sweeps.
  • Brawn is third in the conference at 3.60 kills per set.
  • Davis is fifth in the conference in assists per set, with a career-high average of 9.31. Davis is also tied for sixth in service aces per set (0.36).
  • Junior Allyson Severyn is fourth in the MAAC in digs per set (4.32). 
  • Severyn moved into second place in the Canisius record books in career assists on Sunday, and now has 1,553 in her three years.
  • Good is sixth in the conference in attack percentage (.281).
  • 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 61 conference wins since the start of the 2006 season.
  • Adams and Burt will serve as the team’s captains for the 2011 season. Adams is a captain for the second consecutive season.


  • Senior Janelle Davis is averaging a career-high 9.31 assists per set this season. She has posted an attack percentage of .400 or better in 16 matches. Davis leads the team with 33 service aces, 11 more than any other Golden Griffin.
  • Senior Danielle Brawn has recorded double-digit kills in 20 matches this season, including 15 kills in each three-set match last weekend. Brawn’s 328 kills during her senior season are more than her first three seasons combined (195).
  • Junior Samantha Good leads the the team with a .281 attack percentage, hitting .300 or better in 11 matches this season. Good is averaging 1.05 blocks per set during the last 12 matches and 3.09 kills per set with a .448 attack percentage in the last three matches.
  • Junior Allyson Severyn leads the team at 4.52 digs per set, including a season-high 34 digs against Rider on Oct. 15. Severyn has 39 matches in her career with 20 or more digs and has a 96.9 service reception percentage in last 16 matches.
  • Senior Layne Adams is second on the team with a .260 attack percentage. Adams has 305 career blocks, which ranks eighth in program history, and is the MAAC’s active leader in the category.
  • Freshman Olivia Chrzanowski has started 11 of the last 12 matches and has seven or more kills in nine of the last 13 matches. She has a service reception percentage of 95.5 in the last 13 matches.
  • Sophomore Jessica Warner has made 12 starts on the season. Warner set a career high with eight blocks against Fairfield on Oct. 23, the most blocks by a Golden Griffin in a match this season. She has a 95.1 service reception percentage in her last 11 appearances.
  • Sophomore Emily Elek ranks third on the team at 2.16 kills per set. Elek has double-digit kills in eight matches and has recorded two double-doubles this year.
  • Senior Joanna Burt is averaging 1.52 digs per set and has recorded at least 10 digs in five matches, including a career-high 16 digs against Manhattan on Oct. 2. Burt has a 95.0 service reception percentage in her last 21 appearances. As a senior, Burt has set career highs in sets played, digs and service reception percentage.
  • Sophomore Roxanne Hernandez has started 12 matches this season and is tied for on the team with 0.51 blocks per set. In the last six matches, Hernandez is averaging 2.06 kills per set, .400 attack percentage.
  • Sophomore Sydney Palka had a season-high 12 assists against St. Francis and a season-high 10 digs against Morgan State.


  • Marist enters Saturday’s match against Canisius with an 11-13 overall record and 8-6 record in the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The Red Foxes, who have lost two straight are in a three-way tie for third place.
  • The Red Foxes rank second in the conference in attack percentage (.260), sixth in opponent attack percentage (.215), fourth in blocks per set (1.90) and ninth in service aces per set (1.27).
  • Grace Hill ranks sixth in the MAAC in kills per set (3.25) while Joanna Foss is averaging 3.12 kills per set. Marisa Gilbert leads the team with a .341 attack percentage. Brooke Zywick is first on the team at 3.57 digs per set.


  • Siena comes to Western New York with a 10-13 record and 8-6 record in the MAAC, also tied for third place. The Saints have won six straight MAAC matches, but had their overall winning streak snapped in a three-set loss to Albany on Wednesday night.
  • The Saints rank seventh in the MAAC in attack percentage (.196), fourth in opponent attack percentage (.187), first in blocks per set (2.02) and first in service aces per set (1.89).
  • Taylor Akana leads the MAAC at 4.21 kills per set while Colleen Ahearn is third in the conference with a .300 attack percentage. Lesli Akeo is third in the MAAC with a 5.08 digs per set average.


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