GAME 28: Saint Peter's (0-27, 0-15) vs. Fairfield (18-6, 13-0)
WHEN: Saturday, November 4, 1pm
WHERE: Jersey City, NJ - Yanitelli Center
The Peacocks will host their last two home games of the season in the Yanitelli Center this weekend. On Saturday, November 4th Saint Peter's will face Fairfield at 1pm and on Sunday, the 5th play Quinnipiac at 1pm.
All-Time vs. Fairfield
The Peacocks are 5-38 all-time versus the Fairfield Stags. The last time Saint Peter's defeated the Stags was in 2010 on November 14, 3-1.
Word on the Stags
This is the second time the Peacocks will face Fairfield this season. Fairfield will enter Saturday's matchup with an overall record of 18-6 and a MAAC record of 13-0, having already clinched a playoff berth. The Stags have not dropped a MAAC contest this season. Leading the Stags are Skyler Day with 299 kills, Mayda Garcia follows with 199 kills and Taylor Rudeen leads with the team high of 397 digs.
Last Time We Met
The Saint Peter's women's volleyball team fell in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference contest to Fairfield, 3-0 on September 25th. Alexus Sharp led the team with six kills and three block assists totaling 7.5 points against the Stags. As a team the Peacocks combined for 16 kills, 43 digs, and 10 blocks.
All-Time vs. Quinnipiac
The Peacocks are 5-6 all-time versus the Bobcats. The last time Saint Peter's defeated the Bobcats was in 2015 on November 8, winning 3-1.
Word on the Bobcats
Quinnipiac will enter Sunday's matchup with an overall record of 7-20 and a MAAC record of 6-8. The Bobcats dropped to Fairfield 3-0 on October 27th and recently defeated Manhattan, 3-1. Leading the Bobcats are Natalie Alechko with 265 kills and team's high of 219 digs and , setter, Maria Pansari, leads with 771 assists.
Last Time We Met
The Saint Peter's women's volleyball team dropped a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference contest to Quinnipiac, 3-0 on September 23rd in the Alumni Hall. Kali Viles led the Peacocks with seven kills, Danielle Lopez followed with four kills, Carolina Ruiz added 17 assists and Karla Seda had 11 digs.
Last Time Out
Saint Peter's women's volleyball dropped a conference matchup to Manhattan 3-1 on November 1 in the Yanitelli Center. Alexus Sharp led the Peacocks with her first double-double of the season, posting 15 kills and 19 digs. Freshman, Natalia Carbonell Torres, followed Sharp with 10 kills. Imani Spicer led with 18 assists and Wildays Soto added 12 assists. Defensively, Danielle Lopez and Carolina Ruiz added 11 digs each.
The squad will wrap up their season on the road at Rider on November 11 at 1pm.
Leading the Squad
Alexus Sharp leads the Peacocks with 171 kills and a total of 61 blocks and 214.5 points. Kali Viles follows with 116 kills, 90 digs and 145.5 points. Wildalys Soto with adds 179 assists and Karla Seda leads defensively with a team-high of 245 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.