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Taylor Akana
Taylor Akana

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kaneohe, Hawaii

High School:
Kamehameha

Last College:
Siena College

Height:
5-7



05/02/2014

Championships Honors at 9th Annual Iggys

Conference titles by men's soccer and women's water polo highlight 2014 Lions Athletic Fund Iggy Awards on Thursday Night.

04/19/2014

No. 8 Lions Fall to No. 1 USC in Pac-12 Invitational Team Championship

LMU beat Arizona and CSU Bakersfield before falling to USC in the Team Championship.

04/14/2014

Keil-Metter Reach Gold Semifinals

Litara Keil and Betsi Metter reached the semifinals of the Gold bracket.

04/03/2014

Lions Upset #6 UCLA

The LMU sand volleyball team upset #6 UCLA on Thursday at USC.

03/27/2014

Lions Split First Two Home Sand Volleyball Matches

LMU hosted Long Beach State and Cal State Northridge for the first time in program history.

04/18/2014

SVB | LMU vs. Arizona State

LMU hosts a Sand Volleyball match on April 17

04/15/2014

LMU Sand Volleyball - USAV Beach Challenge

LMU Sand Volleyball - USAV Beach Challenge

BRIEFLY
Taylor Akana is in her first season with LMU sand volleyball after completing her undergrad and indoor playing career at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y... finished her career ranked second in Siena's record book for kills (1,700)... is currently enrolled in graduate school at LMU...

AT SIENA COLLEGE
2013... first team All-MAAC... finished her standout career ranked second all-time at Siena with 1,700 kills and fourth with 1,370 digs... was one of 30 national Senior CLASS Award candidates, and one of just two in the Northeast... led MAAC in kills per set in conference matches (3.84)... posted 339 kills and 306 digs as a senior... notched 31 aces in her final campaign, finishing her career with 99... also earned All-Academic honors...

2012... one of six student athletes named an ECAC All-Star... first team All-MAAC... preseason MAAC Player of the Year... led MAAC (86th nationally) with 3.75 kills per set... became fastest in MAAC history to reach both 1,000 kills and 1,000 digs (65 matches)... led MAAC with 21 double-doubles... posted seven 20+ kill matches, including season-high 26 kills in MAAC semifinal win over Canisius (11/17)... had 19 kills, 23 digs and four blocks in MAAC Championship five-set loss to Fairfield (11/18)... collected 21 kills and 24 digs in five-set win over Princeton (9/8)...

2011... MAAC Offensive Player of the Year... All-MAAC first team... led MAAC and ranked 47th nationally with 3.99 kills per set... posted double figure kills in 23 of 28 matches, and 20 or more kills seven times... joined 30-kill club with 32 kills (32-10-75) in four-set win at Rider (9/18)... had double figure digs in 19 of 28 matches, and 20 or more digs twice... topped team with 16 double-doubles... had 20 kills and 20 digs in season-opening five-set triumph over Youngstown State (8/26)... posted 28 kills and 21 digs in five-set home loss to Canisius (10/8)... had 868 total receptions and just 43 errors (.950)... third on team with 29 aces...

2010... All-MAAC second team... led the MAAC and ranked 12th nationally with 4.48 kills per set... her 457 kills ranked sixth all-time in program history and 4.48 kills per set were fourth best... played in 28 matches and 102 sets... registered 10 kills or more a team-best 21 times, and had 20 kills or more a team-best 10 times... posted 30 kills in five-set loss at Loyola (10/2)... second on team with 328 digs and 3.22 digs/set.... had 24 kills and 24 digs in touch 3-2 loss at MAAC Champion Niagara... her 14 double-doubles were tops on the team.

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2010 graduate of Kamehameha High School in Honolulu, Hawaii... helped Kamehameha capture its fifth consecutive HHSAA state title with 19-kill effort in dramatic comeback win over rival Punahou in Championship Match in 2009... named MVP of State Division I Tournament... named Honolulu Advertiser first team Division 1 All-State Team... ranked #2 of Hawaii's Fab-15 Players by the Honolulu Star Bulletin... selected to the Prep Volleyball Senior Ace List 101+ and Defensive Dandies second team... guided Kamehameha to the 2008 State Championship and Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH) title... named to Honolulu Adviser Division 1 All-Tournament Team and second team Division 1 All-State... received the OC16 (Local TV Channel) Impact Player Award as a junior... named to the Honolulu Star Bulletin Fab-15... USAV High Performance GYA 2 White Libero... member of HHSAA Volleyball State Championship team as a sophomore in 2007... Kamehameha also again won the ILH and finished third in the Durango High School Fall Classic Tournament (Nevada) and won the Ann Kang Invitational Girls Volleyball Tournament (Hawaii)...

PERSONAL
Taylor Akana was born June 11, 1992, in Honolulu, Hawaii... daughter of Lynelle Akana and Chad Miyamura... a member of several prestigious honors societies, including 21st Century Business Leaders Society, Beta Gamma Sigma and Delta Epsilon Sigma... elected to transfer to LMU because of the distinguished MBA program and the ideal location.

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