Akana and Skeen Named to Preseason All-MAAC Team
Saints' Quest for Their Ninth MAAC Championship Starts Today
Siena Will Play Fairfield in the Finals for Fifth-Time in Eight Years
Akeo, Akana, Ahearn, and Wright Named to All-Conference Teams
Volleyball Streaking Toward MAAC Tournament
GENERAL: Hard-working student athlete with great attitude...Will contribute in the middle again this season...Likely starter...Battled through injury first two seasons to develop into a force as an upperclassman...Adds size and depth to the roster.
2011: MAAC All-Tournament Team selection after posting 17 kills in just 35 attacks in 3-2 semi-final loss to Fairfield (11/19)...Led team with .289 attack percentage...Second on team with 2.54 kills per set...16 double digit kills matches, including 12 against MAAC opponents...Had 18 kills in only 26 attacks in Siena's upset of Colorado (9/9).
2010: Played in 30 of 31 matches and 101 of 113 sets...Averaged 1.3 kills and .62 blocks per set...Tallied 10 kills and four blocks in season finale vs. Marist at Disney's Wide World of Sports Complex (11/19)...Had five kills or more in six of the team's last seven matches.
2009: Played in just six matches making two starts...Collected one dig and one block.
BEFORE SIENA: Four year varsity volleyball starter and two-time captain at Cresskill...Named First Team All-League and Honorable Mention All-County as a sophomore, junior and senior....Selected to the 2005 Newark Star Ledger's Player's to Watch List...Also lettered in basketball and was named Second Team All-League as a sophomore and First Team All-League and Honorable Mention All County as a junior and senior...Helped Cresskill to the sectional championship in hoops as a junior in 2008...Recipient of Bergen County Sportsmanship Award as a senior and a four-time scholar athlete...Tore ACL prior to senior year.
PERSONAL/COMMUNITY: An Honor Roll student at Cresskill...Played club volleyball for Cut Shot...Daughter of Tim and Helen Ahearn...Has two younger siblings: sister Courtney (17) and brother Patrick (13)...A marketing and management major...Served as volunteer volleyball coach the past three summers.
COACH PIERRE SAYS: "We're expecting a big senior year from Colleen. She is coming back very strong and has improved each season. After playing through a knee injury early in her career, her fitness level is at an all-time high."
GETTING TO KNOW COLLEEN
What I like most about Siena College: The size of the campus
What I like most about Siena volleyball: My teammates!!
My superstitions are: I try and keep the same hair tie for the entire season
What is that one thing you can't do without? Sad to say, but my iPhone
If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to: Ireland because I want to learn more about my heritage
My hobbies are: Going down the shore
My biggest fear is: Spiders
If I were a crayon, I would be this color: A Sparkly Pink
Professional athlete: Derek Jeter
Pro sports team: The Yankees
Flavor of ice cream: Vanilla
Pizza Topping: Bacon and Ranch
Day of the Week: Friday
TV show: One Tree Hill and Vampire Diaries