(Nashua, New Hampshire) The Rivier University Athletics Department is pleased to announce that junior Kaylee Kacavas (Dracut, Mass.) and junior Dashaun Graham (Highland Falls, N.Y.) have been selected as the Rivier University Student-Athletes of the Month.
Female Student-Athlete of the Month: Kaylee Kacavas | Women's Basketball
Kaylee Kacavas has been selected as the Female Student-Athlete of the Month for the second time this season as she continues to be an offensive force for the Women’s Basketball team. Despite the team’s 0-9 record, Kacavas averaged 20.9 points per game, 7.0 rebounds per game and averaged 35 minutes of game action – all after returning from an injury which kept her out for close to two months. She shot 65-for-161 (40.4%) while knocking down 77.4% of her free throws (48-62).
She began the month with a 33-point effort at home against Albertus Magnus College and finished with a 32-point night at Simmons College.
This is the third time in her three seasons that Kaylee Kacavas has been selected as the Rivier University Female Student-Athlete of the Month.
Male Student-Athlete of the Month: Dashaun Graham | Men’s Volleyball
Graham is off to an incredible start for the Men’s Volleyball team as they finished the month at 4-4. Graham was electric in the team’s opening invitational as he registered seven total blocks as the Raiders took down host SUNY Polytechnic in four sets and then followed that with a nine-total block match the next weekend in a five set win over Hunter.
For the month, Graham totaled 38 blocks (1.36 blocks per set) while also swinging at a .336 clip. He hammered down 60 kills, tied for second most on the team, and recorded a 2.14 kill per set average.
This is the first time in his career that Graham has been named Rivier University Male Student-Athlete of the Month.
Previous Student-Athletes of the Month:
September - Anna Pearsons (WXC), Mike Federico (MSOC)
October - Hayley Macken (WVB), Pedro Lopez (MSOC)
November – Kaylee Kacavas (WBB), Joshua L’Heureux (MBB)
December – Emilee Kacavas (WBB), Angel Perez (MBB)