GENERAL...A true-student athlete who will be counted on for major contributions as a senior...A versatile threat, who can play in both the front and back row, but will mainly add depth to the outside attack...Has good size, and fundamentals...A capable defender with extensive experience...Made the cross-country journey to Loudonville from Colorado...Possesses great volleyball upbringing, and a strong work ethic...Has worked extremely had at improving her game in the off-season.
AS A JUNIOR...MAAC All-Academic Team selection...Played in 26 matches and 50 games...Totaled 75 kills in 222 attacks, leading all outside hitters with a .239 attack percentage...Collected 11 blocks and 37 digs...Enjoyed best match of season in home win over Saint Peter's (9/23), notching 10 kills in 20 attacks without an error with four digs.
AS A SOPHOMORE...MAAC All-Academic Team selection...Played in 22 matches and 31 games...Collected 16 digs, two blocks and two kills.
AS A FRESHMAN...Played in 25 of the team's 26 matches and 43 total games...Collected 65 digs, averaging 1.5 per game...Also notched three kills and two service aces.
PERSONAL/COMMUNITY... A biology major at Siena who aspires to be a researcher...Enjoys art, baking and horse riding when not in the classroom or on the court...Served as a volunteer intern at USA Volleyball in Colorado...Also volunteered as a counselor at Wings Like Eagles Therapeutic Riding Camp (1999-2004)...Has been named to the President's List at Siena several times and enters senior year with a 3.7 GPA...The daughter of Nancy and David Akin...David introduced her to volleyball and still plays at the master's level.
BEFORE SIENA...Born December 22, 1985 in Colorado Springs, Colo...Played four years of volleyball at Palmer High School, earning Most Improved Player and Most Valuable Player accolades on the junior varsity squad.
PIERRE ON AKIN... "We will look to Liz for leadership on and off the floor this season. She has a great desire to win and contribute to the team in any way possible. She will set a great example for our younger players and we feel she is poised to enjoy her finest season as a Saint."
Getting to Know Elizabeth Akin
Favorite TV Show: Heroes
What I like most about Siena volleyball: The team
My favorite class at Siena is: Tropical Biology
Best memory of Siena volleyball: Winning the two MAAC Championships
Favorite food: Grandpa's spaghetti
My most memorable match was: Hitting a perfect match against Niagara
Club Team: Thundercats
My favorite flavor of ice cream is: Chocolate chip cookie dough
Three words that describe me: Creative, light-hearted and determined
The thing I like most about Siena: The friends I've made