JERSEY CITY, N.J. - Senior Danielle Brawn and junior Samantha Good were named to the All-MAAC Second Team at the postseason awards banquet held Friday night. Good receives a postseason honor for the third time in her career while Brawn is honored for the first time.
Brawn leads Canisius, and is ranked fourth in the MAAC, with a 3.57 kills per set average - the highest average by a Golden Griffin since the 2006 season. Brawn has recorded double-digit kills in 22 matches this season and led Canisius in kills 20 times in 2011. An All-Tournament Team selection at the La Salle Invitational, Brawn has 368 kills as a senior after totaling 195 kills in her first three seasons combined.
Good, the 2010 MAAC Offensive Player of the Year, earned All-MAAC First-Team honors as a sophomore and All-MAAC Second-Team honors as a freshman in 2009. The 5-foot-10 middle hitter leads Canisius with a .290 attack percentage to go along with a 2.36 kills per set average and 0.79 blocks per set average. Good is averaging 1.02 blocks per set in the last 16 matches and is hitting .392 with a 3.04 kills per set average in the last seven matches.
Five Golden Griffins were named to the MAAC All-Academic Team - Brawn, junior Allyson Severyn and sophomores Emily Elek, Sydney Palka and Jessica Warner. Brawn receives the honor for the third year while Severyn is honored for the second year.
The No. 4 seed Golden Griffins face No. 1 seed Niagara University in the semifinals of the MAAC Championship on Saturday, with match time set for noon. Fans can watch the game through MAAC.TV.