|April London 20
GENERAL: Top setter in program history...Four-year starter...Preseason All-MAAC selection...Great hands, vision and knowledge of game...Tremendous instincts and excellent timing...Makes players around her better with consistent passes...Aggressive server...Excellent defensive player...Superior athlete...Three-time MAAC Champion...A team leader on and off the floor...Program's all-time career assists leader.
2007: Played in all 32 matches and 115 of 116 sets...Averaged school record 12.7 assists per set...Became school's all-time assists leader (9/16)...Collected 67 assists and 13 digs in MAAC championship win over Fairfield (11/19)...Led team with 44 aces...Notched nine double figure dig performances...Fifth on team with 2.23 digs per set...Recorded 57 assists and killed all six of her attempts in win at Cornell (9/8)...Second on team in attack percentage (.331)...Had eight kills, 57 assists and 12 digs in loss at Fairfield (10/27).
2006: Second Team All-MAAC...Preseason All-MAAC...Played in 35 matches and all 120 sets...Set school record with 77 service aces (still stands) and 1,350 assists (since broken)...Her 11.5 assists and 0.64 aces per set were single-season school bests (aces record still stands)...Named MAAC Offensive Player of the Week twice (9/18 and 10/2)...Posted team-best nine double-doubles...Compiled season-high 66 assists in 3-2 win over Binghamton (9/20)...Had 47 assists, 15 digs and three kills in MAAC Championship win over Fairfield (11/18)...Registered 135 kills, 55 blocks and a .263 attack percentage.
2005: MAAC Rookie of the Year...MAAC co-Setter of the Year...Eight-time MAAC Rookie of the Week (9/5, 9/12, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14)...Set a then-school record with 10.4 assists per set...One of two players to play in all 32 matches and 120 sets...Quinnipiac Invitational Tournament MVP (9/24)...New Hampshire Classic All-Tournament Team (9/17)...Totaled 1253 assists and 225 digs (1.9/set)...Led the team with 58 service aces...Combined for 45 blocks, including five solo...Led team with a .303 attack percentage, dumping 147 kills.
PERSONAL/COMMUNITY: Excellent student who carries a 3.87 GPA as a marketing and management major and was a member of the athletic department's 4.0 club after scoring straight A's in her first semester... Actively involved in community activities such as helping out with park cleanups, tutoring, Diabetes walks and volunteering at Oak Meadows Assisted Living...Also an active member of church, leading youth groups, and serving as hospitality minister and alter server and trainer...Born October 20, 1986 in St. Paul Minnesota...Has a brother, Lucas...The daughter of Patrick and Nancy London.
BEFORE SIENA: Selected Second Team All-State as a senior at Woodbury, where she also lettered in golf, track and basketball...Named All-Conference and Team MVP as a junior and senior...True student-athlete, was chosen Academic All-State and graduated with highest honors as a member of the National Honor Society...Registered 867 assists, 71 aces, 142 digs, 112 kills and 37 blocks at Woodbury.
PIERRE ON LONDON: "April will go down as the best setter Siena has ever had. She has been a huge reason behind the team's three straight MAAC Championships. We will need April to really control the match and serve as a leader. I'm excited for her to finish her career the right way."
Getting to Know April London
My favorite TV show is: The Office
The thing I like most about Siena is: The People
My favorite spot on campus is: Hines field in the sun
If I didn't play volleyball, I would: Take up the harmonica
My favorite website is: Facebook
The best advice I was ever given is: Figure out what you love doing and do it
My best Siena volleyball moment has been: Winning the MAAC Championship 3 years in a row
If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to: London in April
My favorite book: Catch 22
My favorite movie: Donnie Darko
My favorite flavor of ice cream: Chocolate chip cookie dough