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Claire Archibald

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          Release: 10/04/2016
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Female Student Athlete of the Week: Claire Archibald - Volleyball

Sophomore Claire Archibald took the helm of the Gaels offense over the course of the past week, leading Iona in a pair of wins over NJIT and Siena.

On Tuesday, Sept. 27, Archibald had a match-high 16 kills with a remarkable .469 hitting percentage.  She made just one attack error on the night.  Archibald also made he presence known on the defensive end with seven digs.

In the first of two MAAC contests of the weekend, Archibald had a double-double in a losing effort against Marist.  She ended with 11 kills and 11 digs in a tough-fought four set match.  She ended day with 13 points.

On Sunday, Oct. 2, the Maroon & Gold took down Siena in straight sets at the Hynes Athletics Center.  Archibald led a balanced offensive attack, leading three double-digit kill totals with 14 of her own.  It was the Gaels first MAAC win of the season.

Iona continues conference play with its Buffalo trip this upcoming weekend.  The Maroon & Gold tip off against Niagara on Saturday and canisius on Sunday.

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