Battle of MAAC Champs Saturday in Loudonville - WATCH LIVE

Senior Colleen Ahearn is sixth in the MAAC in attack percentage. She could be key to Siena's success today.

Sept. 15, 2012

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It's a matchup of the last seven MAAC Champions when Siena takes on Niagara Saturday in the ARC in the conference opener for both schools. The Purple Eagles have won three straight MAAC titles, and Siena is the only team in the league to defeat them the last two seasons.

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Scouting Siena
- Siena opens MAAC play today
- Since 2005, Siena has gone 86-31 in MAAC matches
- Junior Taylor Akana became the fastest player in MAAC history to reach 1,000 kills, doing so in the 65th match of her career last Saturday vs. Princeton. Akana has 1,039 career kills. She ranks third in the MAAC with 3.43 kills per set
- Libero Lesli Akeo leads the MAAC with 5.32 digs per set. Akeo is Siena's all-time digs leader with 1,731 career digs
- The Saints have four players averaging over 2.0 kills per set
- Sophomore Rachel Stoklosa is averaging 2.48 kills per set, nearly a full kill higher than the 1.6 kills per set she averaged last season
- Senior middle Colleen Ahearn ranks sixth in the MAAC in attack percentage (.282) despite posting a -0.59 (5-6-17) attack percentage in Wednesday's loss to Binghamton



Scouting Niagara
-Niagara has won the last three MAAC Championships
- Niagara is 39-2 against conference opponents since winning its first ever MAAC title in 2009
- Niagara has gone 17-1 in conference play each of the last two seasons, with its only two losses coming against Siena
- Niagara claimed its first victory here in the ARC since 2003 last season
- In the second meeting last year, Siena snapped four Niagara win streaks, including a 33-match win streak against MAAC opponents
- Kari Honomichl was named to the all-tournbament team for the third straight tournament last weekend
- Honomichl leads Niagara with 124 kills and 3.65 kills per set, placing second in the MAAC
- Redshirt senior Michelle James, who set the program's all-time assist record in 2010, reached the 4,000 assists mark over the weekend
- Niagara travels to Poughkeepsie to play Marist tomorrow