Brand, Alexander Named to All-Region Teams

Brand, Alexander Named to All-Region Teams

The NJCAA Region 20 recently announced the 2021-22 All-Region 20 women's volleyball teams. From the College of Southern Maryland, freshman outside hitter Janiyah Brand was named to the First Team while freshman outside hitter Samya Alexander was awarded Second Team honors.

Freshman outside hitter Janiyah Brand ranked second among Region 20 Division II players in kills per set with 3.06 and points per set with 3.9. She was tied for 10th in blocks per set (0.41) and ranked 11th in total kills (98), total points (125.0), and service aces per set (0.59).

Brand recorded three season-highs in CSM's match against Anne Arundel Community College on October 14 in kills (18), digs (12), and points (21.0). She also logged her season-high in hitting percentage against Chesapeake College on September 30 (.565, 14-23) while tying her season-high in service aces (four), which she also registered on September 3 against Cecil College.

Brand led CSM in total kills, kills per set, service aces (19), service aces per set, total points, and points per set.

Among Region 20 Division II players, freshman outside hitter Samya Alexander ranked tied for 11th in blocks per set (0.39), 13th in hitting percentage (.115), tied for 13th in blocks assists (10), 18th in kills per set (1.39), and tied for 20th in total blocks (11).

Alexander recorded a season-high hitting percentage of .417 on October 2 against Howard Community College, when she also tied her season-high in kills with seven. Her other seven-kill match came on October 8 against WVU Potomac State College, when she registered season-highs in digs (nine), blocks assists (four), and points (nine). She had three other matches with hitting percentages of .125 or more and two more games with nine points.

Alexander ranked first on CSM in hitting percentage among players with more than one kill; second in total kills (39), kills per set, block assists, total points, and points per set (1.9); third in digs (43); and tied for third in service aces (seven), total blocks, and blocks per set.