Sept. 23, 2013
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Siena freshman setter Haley Howell repeated as MAAC Rookie of the Week Monday. Howell helped the Saints to a perfect 2-0 start in the MAAC with home wins over Iona and Manhattan.
Howell (Tuscon, Ariz./Salpointe Catholic) dished out a career-best 59 assists as Siena rallied for a 3-2 win in its MAAC opener against the Gaels Saturday. The next day she was even better, distributing 32 assists evenly among five players in a 3-0 sweep of Manhattan. Howell killed all four of her attacks against the Jaspers and nine of her 12 swings on the week to post a robust .583 hitting percentage.
Howell also had her first career double-double in the Iona win, registering 12 digs. She averaged 9.4 assists per set in the team's three matches this week, including 11.4 assists in the two MAAC matches.
Howell and the Saints travel to play defending MAAC Champion Fairfield Wednesday in Connecticut.