Nov. 5, 2012
The Siena volleyball team has won nine of its last 10 matches, and enters the final weekend of MAAC play with a shot at claiming a piece of the league's regular-season title. Red-shirt freshman Meghann Wright, who was named MAAC Rookie of the Week today, has been a major reason for the team's improved play.
Wright (Hiram, Ohio/Berkshire) continued her hot play on the right side with a big double-double as Siena spoiled Marist's Senior Day Saturday in four sets. Wright killed 11 of her 22 attacks, while adding 12 digs and two blocks. With Siena leading 18-17 in the decisive fourth set, Wright served the Saints to two key points - the second a service ace that pushed the lead to 20-17.
In Siena's last six matches, Wright has averaged 2.29 kills per set and is tops on the team with a .400 attack percentage. She has also averaged 1.7 digs and 0.5 blocks per set.
Wright and the Saints have already locked up a MAAC Tournament bid. They travel to face Rider and Loyola this weekend.