GAME 25: Saint Peter's (0-24, 0-12) vs. Siena (3-19, 3-8)
WHEN: Saturday, October 28, 1pm
WHERE: Loudonville, NY - Alumni Recreation Center
The Peacocks will will travel to upstate New York to wrap up their season series with Siena on October 28 and Marist on Sunday the 29th.
All-Time vs. Siena
The Peacocks are 9-29 all-time versus the Saints. The last time the Peacocks defeated the Saints was in 2010, winning 3-1 on October 1.
Word on the Siena
This is the second time the Peacocks will face Siena this season. Siena will enter Saturday's matchup with an overall record of 3-19 and conference record of 3-8. Last time out the Siena Saints fell to, Marist, 3-1 and Fairfield, 3-0. Leading Siena is Dakota Jackson with 159 kills, Jessica Elbin with 389 assists, and JoJo Ishada with 252 digs.
Last Time We Met
Saint Peter's women's volleyball drop it's match to Siena 3-2 (26-24, 25-16, 22-25, 18-25, 11-15) on October 12. Kali Viles led the team with 16 kills, Kenyale McGinnis followed Viles with 10 kills, Alexus Sharp and Danielle Lopez added eight kills each while Natalia Carbonell added six kills. Carolina Ruiz led the Peacocks with 30 assists and Imani Spicer added 14 assists. Defensively, Yaidelis Lopez led with14 digs and Karla Seda added 13 digs.
All-Time vs. Marist
The Peacocks are 14-21 all-time versus Marist College. The last time Saint Peter's defeated Marist was in 2008 on September 9, winning 3-2.
Word on the Red Foxes
This is the second time that the Peacocks will face the Marist Red Foxes this season. Marist will enter Saturday's matchup with an overall record of 11-11 and conference record of 8-3. Marist has a previous conference win over Siena and a 3-1 win over Quinnipiac University. Leading Marist is Nikki DeSerpa with 234 kills, Taylor van der Biezen with 681 assists, and Katie Brierley with 266 digs.
Last Time We Met
The Peacocks dropped the match to the Red Foxes, 3-0 on October 7 in the Yanitelli Center. Sophomore, Danielle Lopez, led the Peacocks with six kills. Kali Viles followed with five kills and Karla Seda led the team with nine digs.
Last Time Out
The Saint Peter's University women's volleyball team dropped an out of conference match to NJIT 3-0 October 24. Alexus Sharp led the Peacocks posting six kills. Freshman setter, Imani Spicer, added 14 assists and Kali Viles, Carolina Ruiz and Karla Seda combined for a total of 24 digs.
Leading the Squad
Alexus Sharp leads the Peacocks with 143 kills and a total of 54 blocks and 182 points. Kali Viles follows with 105 kills, 80 digs and 128 points. Carolina Ruiz leads with 168 assists and Karla Seda leads defensively with a team-high of 214 digs while Yaidelis Lopez-Jimenez adds 162 digs.
Senior, Caitlin Williams,registered 45 kills, 28 assists, 96 digs, 21 blocks and 66 points in the previous season.
Junior, Kenyale McGinnis, was seen in 21 matches totaling 10 kills 87 digs in the previous season.
Sophomore, Danielle Goble, played 17 games adding 51 digs in her first season.
Sophomore, Carolina Ruiz, was seen in 23 games leading the team in assists and digs with a total of 82 assists, 183 digs in her rookie season.
Sophomore, Danielle Lopez,played all 25 games finishing her first season with 76 kills, 128 digs, 33 blocks and 109 points.
Sophomore, Alison Makinen, played 12 games added 42 assists, and 27 digs in her rookie season.
Joining the Flock
Junior, Alexus Sharp, attended Daytona State College in Florida from 2015-16 where she accumulated 95 total blocks and holds the school record for blocks per match and block assist.
Junior, Kali Viles, played the last two seasons at Bloomfield College where she finished with 147 kills and 45 blocks.
Freshman, Imani Spicer, she played varsity for two-years and compiled 501 assists and 291 digs over the course of the two seasons.
Freshman, Natalia Carbonell Torres, in 2016 led the team with 368 blocks and helped lead her team to nationals in Indianapolis.
Freshman, Yaidelis Lopez-Jimenez, was was an important figure to reach seven championships during her senior year where she obtained MVP in one tournament.
Freshman, Karla Seda, helped her team win five consecutive school tournaments and she won two MVP awards.
Freshman, Wildalys Soto, was setter in High School where she participated in many tournaments and obtained multiple championships during her career.
Meet the Coach
Amable Martinez is in his first season with Saint Peter's. He served as the men's volleyball assistant coach at Stevens Institute of Technology during the spring of 2017. There, he helped guide the No. 3 nationally ranked Ducks into the Division III NCAA tournament national semifinal round before falling to the eventual national champions, Springfield College. Under the assistance of Martinez, the team finished the season with a 31-6 record.
Prior to his stint at Stevens Institute of Technology, Martinez served as the head coach of the Bloomfield College women's volleyball team for six seasons. At Bloomfield, he composed a win total of 69 matches, including 20 or more wins in his final two seasons, and a .500 or better record in his final three seasons. In 2015, Martinez led the program to a 24-6 overall record, which was the most wins in program history since joining the NCAA Division II level, and led the Bears to a CACC regular season championship with a 15-4 conference mark, guiding the team to an appearance in the CACC Tournament finals. In the fall of 2016, he recorded his second consecutive 20-win season, as Bloomfield finished the season with 21 wins and its third straight trip to the postseason.
From 2005-2011, Martinez was the head girl's volleyball coach at Science Park High School in Newark, NJ. He became a decorated coach at the high school level, raising the program to unprecedented heights during his tenure as he led the school to back-to-back CHC championships in 2007 and 2008. Martinez was also a winner of three-straight Essex County Girls Volleyball Coach of the Year awards from 2007-2009 and he was a two-time Colonial Hills Conference Coach of the Year.