Women's Volleyball

A fundraising campaign for Canisius College

Help Women's Volleyball score big!


In 2019, the Canisius volleyball team will look to improve upon a historic 2018 season which ended with the program’s first appearance in the MAAC Championship match. The squad also established a program-record home winning streak, putting together 10 consecutive wins at the Koessler Athletic Center that dated back to the last two home games of 2017. The Griffs matched a program-best with 14 conference wins in 2018. These wins included a sweep of rival Niagara and ending Fairfield’s NCAA-best 58-match winning streak in conference play. Individually, Canisius had six players earn postseason MAAC honors, including one major award winner. Lopez Acosta was also the first Griff to be named MAAC Libero of the Year since 2014 while senior Sara Wesley and junior Leah Simmons were selected to the All-MAAC First Team.  Senior Sofia Lopez Acosta and junior Cassidy Ceriani earned All-MAAC Second Team honors, while freshmen Camila Vazquez and Melina Woods made the MAAC All-Rookie Team.  


Picked as the MAAC preseason favorite, the 2019 squad returns 12 players from last year’s record-setting team, including Simmons, the 2019 MAAC Preseason Player of the Year, and Ceriani, a 2019 Preseason All-MAAC Team selection. Already this season, Ceriani has become the third Griff all-time to reach 3,000 career assists, while Simmons closing in on the 1,000-kill career milestone.


Our success is only possible because of the alumni, family and friends who supported Women's Volleyball last year by providing the resources our team needed to succeed on the court and in the classroom.


Please consider supporting the Women's Volleyball team this fall with a gift. 

Your support will:

  • Provide the resources to enhance the nutritional demands of our student-athletes during travel and competition.
  • Allow the team to expand the team building experiences that are important in the development of our team culture and leadership development.
  • Enhance team travel resources, including expenses associated with any possible post season National Invitational Volleyball Championship
  • Support the athletic, academic, and personal victories of our team.


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About the Organization

Canisius College is the premier private university in Western New York, one of 28 Jesuit, Catholic colleges in the nation, and is consistently ranked among the top regional colleges in the Northeast. Founded in 1870 by German Jesuits, Canisius College is named for St. Peter Canisius, a renowned Dutch educator and one of the original members of the Society of Jesus. What began in a single building in downtown Buffalo now consists of 56 buildings located on 72 acres in a residential neighborhood in North-Central Buffalo.