Sept. 17, 2012
Senior libero Lesli Akeo was named MAAC Libero of the Week Monday after averaging 6.8 digs per set in three home matches for the Saints this past week. The highlight of Akeo's week was a career-high 37-dig effort in a four-set loss to Canisius Sunday.
Last year's co-Defensive Player of the Year collected 82 digs on the week while posting a .980 reception percentage with just two errors in 101 serve receives. Her career performance against Canisius marked her third 30+ dig performance already this season. In that match she ran her streak of match-high digs (for either team) to an astounding 11 straight games.
Akeo also played a key role in the Saints 3-1 win over three-time defending MAAC Champion Niagara Saturday, registering 27 digs and handling all 32 serves she received without an error. Akeo leads the MAAC with 5.73 digs per set this season.
Akeo is Siena's all-time career dig leader with 1,795 career digs.
Siena volleyball, returns to action Wednesday night when it hosts Fairfield at 7 p.m. on UHY Court in the ARC.