Taylor Akana Honored as MAAC Player of the Week
Oct. 29, 2012
Taylor Akana (Kaneohe, Hawaii) was named MAAC Player of the Week for the second time this season Monday. Akana helped the Saints earn a MAAC Tournament berth, averaging 4.7 kills and four digs in home sweeps of Manhattan and Saint Peter's this weekend.
In the team's most important match of the season, Akana had a huge match, tallying 17 kills and 16 digs in the 3-0 win over the fifth place Jaspers Saturday. She set the tone from the start, killing eight of her 13 attacks in the first set leading Siena to a 25-12 rout.
Akana had 11 kills, despite sitting out nearly the entire second set in the 3-0 win over Saint Peter's. The Preseason Player of the Year entered the second set when it was tied at 23-23, killed her first attack to give Siena the lead, and then served the Saints to a 25-23 victory. In the decisive third set, Akana had eight kills and four digs as Siena edged away late for a 25-22 win.
Akana and the Saints have just one match this week, traveling to play Marist in Poughkeepsie Saturday.