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VOLUME 28 2004 Edition

Siena Soccer

INSIDE! INSIDE! Meet the Captains Who Will Lead the Way  pages 12-13

Siena College Athletics 515 Loudon Road Loudonville, N.Y. 12211 SIENA COLLEGE SOCCER 2004

Quick Facts Location: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Loudonville, N.Y. Enrollment: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2,900 Founded: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1937 President: . . . . . . .Fr. Kevin E. Mackin, O.F.M. Director of Athletics: . . . . . . .John D’Argenio Nickname: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Saints Colors: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Green and Gold Conference: . . . . . . . .Metro Atlantic Athletic Home Field (Capacity): . . . .Siena Field (500) Athletic Department Phone: . .518-783-2551 Assistant Athletic Director/SWA: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Joyce Eggleston Assistant Athletic Director: . . . . . .Tony Rossi Assistant Athletic Director: . .Theresa Wenzel Athletic Department Secretary: . .Sybille Cowan Athletic Department Secretary: . .Donna Tedesco

Women’s Soccer Information Head Coach: . . . . . .Steve Karbowski, (Siena College ’93) Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .518-786-5042 E-mail: . . . . . . . . . . . [email protected] Career Record: . . . . . . .31-48-8 (6th season) Record at Siena: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .same Assistant Coaches: . . .Rob Parker, Miles Joseph 2003 Record: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-7-1 2003 Conference Record/Finish: . . .5-3-1 (5th) Starters Returning/Lost: . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7/4 Lettermen Returning/Lost: . . . . . . . . . . .15/11

Table of Contents Inside Front Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Siena and the Capital District Page 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Contents/Quick Facts

The College page 2

Page 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The College Page 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Academics at Siena Page 4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Capital Region Page 5 . . . . . . . Siena College Administration Page 6 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Support Staff Page 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coaching Staff

Pages 14-17 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Upperclassmen

Pages 8-9 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Outlook

Pages 18-19 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Newcomers

Page 10 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Roster

Page 20. . . . . . . . . . 2003 Results & Statistics

Page 11 . . . Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference

Inside Back Cover . . . . . . . . . . Siena Athletics

Pages 12-13 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Captains

Back Cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2004 Schedule

Coaching Staff page 7 The Capital Region page 4

Sports Information Sports Information Director: . . . . .Jason Rich Office Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . .518-783-2411 Cell Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .518-542-7240 E-mail: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [email protected] Assistant SID/Women’s Soccer Contact: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Camelia Trahan Phone: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .518-782-6769 Fax: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .518-783-2992 E-mail: . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [email protected] The Siena Website: . .

Players pages 12-19

Credits The 2004 Siena College Women’s Soccer Media Guide is published by the Siena College Sports Information Office. It was written and edited by assistant sports information director, Camelia Trahan, with assistance from Jason Rich and Steve Karbowski. It may be purchased for $6 in the Marcelle Athletic Complex, or by mail for $8. To do so, please send a check or money order to: Siena College Sports Information Office, 515 Loudon Road, Loudonville, N.Y. 12211-1462. Make check payable to Siena College Athletics.

Outlook pages 8-9

Design by: Jan Jarvis, Willow Graphics. Printing by: Walter Snyder Printer, Inc., Troy, N.Y. Photography by: Stockton Photo, Inc. Albany and Capital District photos courtesy of Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau, Inc. Siena College Women’s Soccer 2004

2003 Results page 20


This is


iena College is a community of 2,900 men and women offering degrees in Liberal Arts, Business, and Science. Founded in 1937, Siena is a coeducational, independent, liberal arts college with a Franciscan and Catholic tradition. Student-focused professors are at the heart of a supportive learning community that prepares students for careers, an active role in their community, and for the real world. An independent Board of Trustees governs the College. An active Board of Associate Trustees serves to strengthen the relationship between the campus and the surrounding community. Recognizing that its students come from varied racial, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, Siena College supports the creation of a multicultured environment for all of its students. The internal growth and development of Siena has been continuous. In response to the changing needs of the times, the Siena curriculum allows flexibility and individual choice for all undergraduates.

The Secret of Siena’s Success What keeps Siena College among “America’s Best?” Since it’s founding, Siena has been a community where care and concern for the intellectual, personal and social growth of all students is paramount.


The overwhelming sense of community spirit at Siena grabs your attention the moment you arrive on campus. It is a place where your friends are your neighbors, your professors are your friends, and just about everyone calls you by your name. The one-on-one interaction in the classroom and personal attention to each individual is why students call Siena “home.”

MBA program with Clarkson University, and several cooperative engineering programs. Siena’s liberal arts education prepares every student for entry into professions or to graduate school. Each year Siena graduates more than 700 students who are eagerly accepted by leading corporations, the public sector and into America’s most prestigious graduate programs.


Student Life

Siena believes that a liberal arts education provides our graduates with the necessary skills to succeed. Students can choose among 25 majors in liberal arts, science and business. All majors require coursework in English, history, philosophy, religious studies, fine arts, the social sciences and natural science as part of Siena’s core curriculum. Siena also offers more than a dozen cooperative and special programs to suit a variety of professional interests. The Siena/Albany Medical College Program features a medical education with a distinct ethical dimension, the first of its kind in America. Certificate programs are also available in Theatre, Peace and International Studies, Foreign Languages, and Business. All certificate programs offer students a concentration of experience that enhances their majors and increases their career options. Other popular choices include Study Abroad, the Siena in London program, the Washington Semester, an

The proud sense of community and spirit on the Siena campus is directly linked to the students. Their energy and enthusiasm is present in every aspect of the College. Approximately 90 percent of Siena’s freshmen live on campus, and accommodations range from traditional residence halls to suites and townhouses. The student population is more influential than most would imagine. There are more than 70 student-run clubs, teams, committees, intramural sports, and various other programs to choose from. There is an activity for virtually every interest. It is student pride and activism that keeps the Siena campus alive and strong. 

Mission Statement Siena College offers programs of study in the Arts, in the Sciences, and in Business leading to the baccalaureate degree, and it provides continuing education programs for the surrounding community. An independent college in the liberal arts tradition, Siena emphasizes in its programs the principles and values of Francis of Assisi. He was a man of God who recognized the goodness of all creation, who welcomed every human being as brother or sister, and who esteemed all labor no matter how humble. Siena thus affirms the unique worth of each person and the responsibility of individuals to cooperate in the creation of a just and peaceful society. Through its liberal arts curriculum, Siena strives to empower its students to address the challenges of an ever-changing world and a diverse society. Concentrated areas of study prepare students for specific careers and for post-graduate education. To these ends, Siena fosters the intellectual and aesthetic growth of its students through personal interaction with the faculty and staff both inside and outside the classroom. The College provides opportunities to develop critical and creative thinking; to gather, synthesize, and analyze evidence in making reasoned and informed judgments; to appreciate cultural diversity; to deepen aesthetic sensibility; and to enhance written and oral communication skills. Siena encourages students to develop their full potential as self-aware individuals of sound mind, body, and character who use their talents and skills in service to society. In a similar manner, the College recognizes its duty to share its resources with the larger community. In essence, Siena is an academic, social and religiously appreciative community wherein students, faculty, staff and trustees and alumni work together with respect, friendship and with joy. 

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Siena College Foundations

Siena College The Facts Enrollment: Approximately 2,900 undergraduates: 53% women, 47% men. Student-Faculty Ratio 14:1 Class sizes range from 15-35.

The Value of a Core Curriculum The Core Curriculum at Siena • Foundations Sequence 1 and 2 • Disciplinary Requirements (six courses, 18 credits): Students are required to complete: English: Literary Perspectives History: The Shaping of the Contemporary World Philosophy: Philosophy and the Human Being Religious Studies: One class chosen from: Religion and Western Culture, Introduction to Biblical Studies, Experience of the Sacred or An Introduction to Religious Thought. • Creative Arts: (1 course, 3 credits): One course from Art, Music or Drama • Area Requirements (two courses, six credits) Students also must choose two or more courses from the above four areas; the two courses must be from different areas. • Social Science Perspectives (2 courses, six credits): Two courses drawn from the areas of Economics, Political Science, Psychology or Sociology.

• Natural World and Quantitative Reasoning (3 courses, 9-12 credits, depending on number of course): At least one course chosen must be from the natural sciences, and at least one course must be from the quantitative reasoning fields. Natural World courses are drawn from the areas of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, or Environmental Science. Quantitative Reasoning courses are chosen from the areas of Mathematics or Quantitative Business Analysis.

Location: Suburban, 155-acre campus two miles north of Albany, less than three hours from New York City and Boston. Majors B.A.: American Studies, Classics, Creative Arts, Economics, English, Environmental Studies, French, History, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religious Studies, Social Work, Sociology, Spanish B.S.: Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Finance, Marketing & Management, and Physics B.B.A: Accounting Computers All Siena students have free Internet and e-mail access; students have 24-hour access to campus-wide computer system; Siena maintains specialized computer labs for Arts, Science, and Business students. Student-Computer Ratio: 12:1. Student Life 80 percent of students live on campus in residence halls, suites or townhouses. More than 60 organizations, including Karate Club, Ski Club, Big Brothers/Big Sisters, Multicultural Center, Model UN, Stage Three, Students Events Board, and 88.3 FM-WVCR. Marcelle Athletic Complex (“The MAC”) features exercise equipment, swimming pool, racquet and squash courts, aerobics, an elevated, banked running track and basketball courts. 18 NCAA Division I sports (7 for men, 11 for women); 20 intramural and club activities. Costs $26,165 (tuition, room and board and fees in 2004-2005) Approximately 85 percent of Siena students receive financial aid.

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The Capital Region Albany...and Beyond


ick the ideal location for a city. Make it a port on a seagoing river, and root it in history almost a century older than the United States itself. Let it be a seat of government, but situate it among three of the most beautiful mountain ranges in the country. For the adventurous spirit, position it equidistant from New York, Boston, and Montreal, and you have the Capital Region—one of the most dynamic capital areas in the nation. Albany’s prime location, stable economy and quality of living are luring an increasingly diverse population to the Capital Region. From large corporations to seedling businesses and flourishing arts organizations, the region provides the goods and services to sustain each. The 152-acre Siena College campus is located in the suburban community of Loudonville, just two miles north of the New York State capital. Nearly one million people live and work in the Capital Region, and more than 50,000 students live and learn in the region’s 14 colleges and universities. If it is entertainment one seeks, you need not look far. The picturesque town of Saratoga Springs is located only 20 minutes north, and is home to the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, an amphitheatre which draws famous acts for anyone’s taste. In the summer, the serene town transforms into the mecca of thoroughbred racing, drawing over half a million fans to view its exciting races annually. The Pepsi Arena, located in downtown Albany, hosts some of the country’s top entertainment acts, and doubles as the home of the area’s premiere sporting events as well. The Albany River Rats of the International Hockey League, the Albany Firebirds of the Arena

The New York State Capitol Building is the majestic centerpiece of Albany. Football League and the Siena men’s basketball team all play home games in the arena. Outdoor fun takes students skiing on some of the best trails in the Northeast, hiking in the Adirondacks, or boating on the Hudson or Mohawk Rivers. It’s that simple. This is a place of entertainment and excitement, of history and beauty. Rowing on the Hudson River beside the city From daydream to fact, the Capital Region is of Albany. fulfilling the highest expectations of a diverse and growing community. 

The Albany night skyline. 4

The Adirondack Mountains, located just north of the Capital Region, provide some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Siena College Women’s Soccer 2004

Siena College Administration


r. Kevin E. Mackin, O.F.M. is beginning his ninth year as the ninth president of Siena College. A member of the Franciscans of Holy Name Province, he came to Siena from New York City. He has held several executive positions with the friars, including member of the Board of Directors, education chairman, director of Development and Public Relations and director of St. Anthony’s Guild. He also served as president-rector of Christ the King Graduate School of Theology in Western New York. He previously served at Siena College from 1970-82 as assistant and associate professor of religious studies, as chair of the department for two years, and as leader of the Franciscan community. Fr. Mackin, who was ordained a priest in 1964, has studied and lectured on a variety of topics, including the Bible, Jesus and the Gospels, Christian theology, and contemporary Catholic and Protestant thought. His writings include the book In Search of the Authentic Christian Tradition. He can also be heard hosting the “News & Views” radio program, aired in New York’s Capital Region at 88.3 FM, and available worldwide on the Internet at Fr. Mackin earned a bachelor’s degree from St. Bonaventure University in 1960, and a master’s degree in history from Siena College in 1967. He also holds four degrees from the Catholic University of America, including a doctorate in sacred theology. He has extended his religious and professional education at the Instituto Mexicano Norteamericano in Mexico City, Laval University in Quebec City, Georgetown University, the Indiana University Center of Philanthropy, the Institute of Charitable Giving and the Harvard Institutes of Higher Education, among other institutions. He has chaired reaccreditation teams for the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, and has served on papal visitation teams in the U.S. Fr. Mackin is affiliated with several professional organizations, including the Catholic Theological Society of America, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, and International Who’s Who of Professionals. He is president of the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference, vice-president of the Association of Franciscan Colleges and Universities, and also shepherds Siena’s membership in the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, the Albany-Colonie Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Governing Boards of Colleges & Universities, Center for Economic Growth, Commission on Independent Colleges & Universities, and other associations. 

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r. James Toal, O.F.M. enters his eighth year at Siena as vice president/office of the president, after serving as president of Quincy University in Quincy, Ill. for 14 years. As vice president, Fr. Toal is responsible for assisting Fr. Mackin with college operational matters, coordinating special projects of the college, as well as overseeing Siena’s department of athletics. Under his leadership, the College has made an increased commitment to athletics each of the past six years. While at Quincy, Fr. Toal’s leadership was integral in the acquisition of major funding from the Ameritech Foundation, the initiation of graduate programs in business administra-

tion and education, and the renovations and additions to the school’s North and Main Campuses. The grant money received from the Ameritech Foundation enabled Quincy to create the Ameritech Center for Communications, enhancing the University’s integrated writing program. Previously, Fr. Toal served as executive vice president at St. Bonaventure University from 1976-83, and was active on several committees, chairing the University Finance Committee, the Long-Range Planning Team and the Athletic Advisory Committee. A native of New York, N.Y., Fr. Toal received a bachelor’s degree in English from St. Francis College in Brooklyn in 1956. He proceeded to earn his master’s in English from St. John’s in 1966 and a Ph.D. in college administration and supervision from Fordham University in 1976. Fr. Toal was ordained to the Franciscan priesthood in 1975. 


annually and distributed directly to services that benefit the College’s student-athletes. Siena teams have enjoyed conference-wide as well as regional and national success. In 1994 the men’s basketball team made a memorable run through the National Invitation Tournament, ending with a trip to Madison Square Garden to play in that Tournament’s final round. The Saints made their third NCAA Tournament appearance in 2002, marching off with an opening round victory. The women’s basketball team has captured seven regular-season Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference titles and in 2001 advanced to its first NCAA Tournament in Nashville, Tenn. Siena has registered four MAAC volleyball championships and the 1995 squad became just the second Siena team to earn a trip to the NCAA championship tournament. Baseball has excelled as well, capturing four MAAC Championships and advancing to the 1999 NCAA Regionals. The women’s soccer program turned in a sensational 2001 season finishing as the eighth most improved team in the nation. In 1995, D’Argenio served as Tournament Director for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship First and Second Rounds at the then-Knickerbocker Arena. He again assumed those duties in March of 2003, as Siena served as the host institution for the men’s basketball East regional at Pepsi Arena after co-hosting the NCAA wrestling National Championships in March of 2002. The Saints have hosted numerous NIT and Women’s NIT games as well, including a remarkable six in 2003. Prior to his appointment to director of athletics, D’Argenio served as Siena’s sports information director from 1985-1992. D’Argenio earned a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Dayton in 1982 and a master’s of science degree from North Dakota State University in 1985. He is a native of Rome, N.Y. 

ohn D’Argenio was appointed director of athletics on April 21, 1993, after serving as the acting director of athletics for the 1992-93 academic year. In the past decade, many new initiatives have been set forth and much progress has been made in the athletic department. The department’s first academic advising office was created and a full-time advisor was hired to work with all of Siena’s student-athletes. The academic office has been responsible for implementing a tutoring program, developing educational programming and producing a student-athlete population whose combined grade-point average is higher than that of the general student body. In recent years, Siena’s student-athlete graduation rate has ranked among the best in the country. As part of the college’s efforts to address gender equity, the women’s sports programs have expanded immensely in the past 10 years. With the addition of golf, women’s swimming and diving, women’s water polo and the elevation of lacrosse from club to varsity status, Siena now sponsors 11 Division I women’s sports. In the last decade, Siena has also made major strides in the marketing of its programs. An active corporate partners program has emerged on the heels of the 1996 decision to move all of Siena’s home men’s basketball games to the Pepsi Arena. The move to the state-of-the art downtown Albany facility culminated in Siena and the Arena signing a five-year contract and most recently a four-year extension. Since the move, both the men’s and women’s basketball programs have seen their attendances soar to the top-80 nationally. Athletic Development has increased over the past eight years as well. Saints Alive!, the department’s athletic development organization, was initiated in 1998 to formalize and bring structure to the department’s fund raising efforts and its membership has grown each year since. Over a quarter of a million dollars is raised


Siena College Support Staff Sports Medicine Head Athletic Trainer reg Dashnaw enters his 20th year as


head athletic trainer at Siena College, overseeing the sports medicine department. He is responsible for the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries to Siena’s athletes. Dashnaw is responsible for 18 intercollegiate athletic teams and approximately 350 athletes.

Over the past two decades, Dashnaw has had a tremendous impact on the development and well-being of Siena’s student-athletes. This past spring, Dashnaw was recognized by Siena’s student-athletes when he was presented with the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee award. This distinction is presented to the person, who in the opinion of the student-athletes, has had the most positive impact on their athletic life at Siena. It was the second time he had won the honor in its five years of existence. Outside of Siena, Dashnaw has helped the Albany Patroons (Continental Basketball Association) and Albany Capitals (American Soccer League) in the training and treatment of their athletes. He also served on the medical support staff at the Empire State Games from 1980-1990 and as a trainer for the Albany Firebirds of the Arena Football League from 1995-2000. During the summer, Dashnaw serves as head athletic trainer for the Siena sports camps. The camps run for eight weeks and attract over 2,000 campers. 

Strength and Conditioning Joyce Eggleston

Theresa Wenzel

Assistant AD Compliance - SWA

Assistant AD Business Operations

The primary objective of the strength and conditioning program at Siena College is the prevention of injury while, at the same time, achieving the maximum level of athletic performance from each athlete. This will be accomplished directly through an intense and aggressive approach to the total training program: developing linear and lateral speed, agility, absolute strength, power and flexibility. The strength and conditioning program requires a year-round commitment from the athlete both physically and mentally in order to achieve personal and team performance goals.

Matt Phelps

Jason Rich

Scott Knapp

Sports Information Director

Corporate Sales Manager

Lynda Lareau

Jake McHerron



begins his first season as strength and conditioning coach at his alma mater. Phelps graduated from Siena in 2002 and had been pursuing his master’s degree in applied exercise science at Springfield College in Massachusetts. Phelps served as a volunteer assistant strength coach at Siena from January through May of 2003. He assisted in the instruction and supervision of Siena’s 400 student-athletes, designing and implementing training programs for several teams. Following his stint as a volunteer at his alma mater, Phelps was an intern at Springfield College where he assisted in speed and agility workouts for the women’s field hockey and volleyball teams. This past season, he served as a facility manager and fitness consultant at American International College in Springfield where he oversaw athlete workouts and supervised the weight room. Phelps received a bachelor’s degree in English from Siena in 2002. His brother, Jon, recently accepted a post on the men’s basketball staff. 

Kim Moutz

JR Barkamian

Donna Tedesco

Sybille Cowan

Assistant AD-Development

Assistant Athletic Trainer

Athletics Secretary

Athletics Secretary

Jill LaBombard

Brian Brecht

Marketing Manager

Operations Assistant


Champs/ Lifeskills CHAMPS/Lifeskills Coordinator ee Jay Brun is in her third year as


CHAMPS/Life Skills coordinator at Siena. Brun is responsible for many issues related to the personal and academic development of Siena’s student-athletes. Brun’s major initiative has been the implementation of Siena’s CHAMPS/ Life Skills program, known as S.A.IN.T.S (or Supporting Athletes IN Their Success). The program debuted last season with the aim to promote academic, athletic and social success among Siena’s 350 student-athletes. It has been widely embraced by the student-athletes, and achieved great success in its initial year. Brun also serves as head softball coach at Siena where she has revived the Saints’ program in her two seasons at the helm. A Hawaii native, Brun was named NCAA Women of the Year in the Rainbow State following her senior season (1994) as a softball standout at the University of Hawaii. 

Academic Advising Siena has a full-time academic advisor on staff to oversee the educational development of the student-athletes. The advisor monitors the academic progress and eligibility of all student-athletes, conducts study hall and provides any support services student-athletes may need. 

Sports Information Sports Information/Marketing Assistant amelia Trahan begins her first year as


sports information/marketing assistant at Siena. Trahan is responsible for publicity for Siena’s 18 intercollegiate athletic programs. She also assists in the development of promotions for women’s basketball and oversees the management of various athletic events. Trahan spent the previous year working for Rhodes College as the senior coordinator of sports information and director of marketing in the athletic department. Trahan’s previous sports information experience includes three years as a sports writer at her alma mater, Southern University and A & M College. During her junior and senior years she worked in the sports information department before graduating with a bachelor’s degree in journalism studies in 2001. She has a wealth of previous newspaper and television reporting experience. Trahan is a member of CoSIDA, the National Association of Black Journalists, National Association of Collegiate Women Athletics Administrators and presently serves as the state coordinator of Tennessee for the Association for Women in Sports Media. Trahan, a native of California, earned her masters degree at LSU in 2002. 

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Siena Women’s Soccer Coaching Staff Head Coach


teve Karbowski enters his sixth season as head coach of the women’s soccer team at Siena. In his tenure, the Siena women’s soccer program has taken off. Last year, the Saints posted their second winning season in three years, narrowly missing out on the MAAC Tournament for the third straight season. In 2002, Karbowski led the Saints to their second-straight MAAC tournament appearance, as his team won five of their last eight contests to clinch a tournament berth. For his efforts, he was named MAAC Coach of the Year for the second-straight year. In 2001, Karbowski guided the Saints to the nation’s eighth-greatest improvement—from 4-12-2 in 2000 to 10-8 in 2001. He has also coached in the Clifton Park premier program for the past 10 years. For the 2004-05 season, Karbowski will coach a 13 and under girls’ team. Karbowski was an assistant coach to Charlie Curto and the Siena men’s soccer team from 1993-1998 before his appointment as head coach of the women’s team. In 1998, Karbowski

Assistant Coaches ob Parker enters his third season as an R assistant coach with the Siena women’s soccer program. Parker is primarily responsible for the training of the goalkeepers and helps out with all areas of the program including practice preparation, evaluation, recruiting and game planning. In his first year with the Saints, Parker made his mark with the Siena program as he coached Noel Cox to a MAAC Goalkeeper of the Year distinction. Parker comes to Siena from the University at Albany, where he served as an assistant coach for three seasons. There, he also worked primarily with the team’s goalkeepers in addition to assisting the head coach with recruiting. Prior to that, Parker served as the head coach of the Kingston High School girls’ soccer team for two seasons. Before arriving in Kingston, Parker was an assistant coach for the women’s soccer program at Towson State University. A member of the National Soccer Coaches Association of America and the United States Soccer Coaches Association, Parker was the head coach of the 2004 Empire State Games Open Women’s Soccer Silver Medalist Team from the Adirondack Region, a team that he also coached Siena College Women’s Soccer 2004

was a key part in the success that the men’s team enjoyed, when the Saints went 11-6-1 and placed fifth in the MAAC with a 5-4 mark. A 1993 Siena graduate, Karbowski was a First-Team All-MAAC performer at midfield for the Saints in 1992. Unfortunately for Curto and the Saints, that was the only year he played for the Green and Gold. His first three years were spent at the University at Buffalo before he transferred to Siena for his fourth and final season. Following his graduation from Siena, Karbowski played four seasons with the Capital District Alleycats of the United States InterRegional Soccer League. He is also a two-time Empire State Games gold medalist as a member of the Adirondack Region Open team, and was an assistant coach for the team in 1997. A local product from Clifton Park, Karbowski played two years of varsity soccer at Shenendehowa High School and was a starter on a

to gold medals in 2002 and 2003. In addition, Parker works with several soccer club organizations in the community. Parker holds an NSCAA Goalkeeper III Diploma and an Advanced Regional Diploma. He is also a member of the Eastern New York Olympic Development Program staff. Parker was the starting goalkeeper for Ulster County Community College in Stone Ridge, New York in 1994 and 1995. While there, he led his team into the 1994 NJCAA National Tournament. Currently, Parker works as a Chief of Staff for Assemblywoman Patricia Acampora who represents the North Fork of Long Island in the New York State Legislature. 

iles Joseph enters his second season as M an assistant coach with the Siena women’s soccer program. A 1992 graduate of Shenendehowa High School, who captured two high school National Championships and three State Championships, Joseph returns to the Capital Region after spending several years in Texas. A member of the Under-18 National Team throughout high school, Joseph attended

team that finished the 1988 season ranked number one in the country by USA Today. Karbowski resides in Latham, N.Y. 

The Karbowski File Personal

Full Name: Steven James Karbowski Born: October 28, 1971 Birthplace: Albany, N.Y. Career Coaching Record: 31-48-8 Named Siena College Head Coach in January 1999 Previous Coaching Experience

1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 Total

3-11-2 4-12-2 10-8 5-10-3 9-7-1 31-48-8

3-5-1 2-5-2 6-3 5-3-1 5-3-1 21-19-5

Playing Experience

SUNY at Buffalo 1989-1991 Siena College 1992 Albany Alleycats-USISL 1995-1998 Empire State Games 1989-1995 (2-Time Gold MEdalist) Education

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Clemson University from 1992-1995 where he was a two-time All-American. During that time he played for the Under-20 World Cup Team (1993) and participated in the 1993 World University games. Joseph was selected to the 1996 Olympic Team during his senior year at Clemson and, following the 1996 Olympic games, he immediately entered a six-year professional soccer career playing for several teams including the NY/NJ Metrostars, Columbus Crew and, most recently, the Dallas Burn. Joseph has obtained his United States Soccer Federation “B” License and has coached many camps and clinics across the country. While in Texas he was the U14 Girls’ Coach for the Hawk Soccer Club in Lewisville and the U18 Girls’ Coach for the Genesis Soccer Club in Garland. Presently, Joseph works at Anaconda Sports as the Vice-President of Product Development and National Sales for the soccer division. He resides in Clifton Park, N.Y. with his wife, Lee Ann, and their son, Noah. 


2004 Outlook


he Siena College women’s soccer program took a major step forward in 2003. Head Coach Steve Karbowski led the squad to a nine-win season, but was also disappointed in missing the MAAC tournament with a 5th-place finish. With the graduation of 11 seniors, there are many spots to fill on the team. The 2004 freshmen class consists of eight players as well as a transfer. This class is deep in the midfield, an area where Siena can gain strength. Defensively the Saints remained a strong team, allowing just 24 goals last year. The team’s greatest improvement in 2003 was offensively, scoring 33 times. Six of the top seven scoring leaders return, including the starting forwards and leading scorers, Tri-Captain Erin DeMatteo and All-Rookie Team selection Kristen Turner. The offense should improve again with a quality group of midfielders joining the squad. The Saints enjoyed a competitive spring season as the team grew together with new leaders after the seniors departed. The team will have a new look with some young faces, but also has hopes of getting back to the MAAC Tournament and competing for a MAAC Championship.

Forwards The top two scorers return. Erin DeMatteo had a breakout season, scoring nine goals, a season high over the last five years. DeMatteo was healthy for an entire season for the first time, and her confidence has grown. She is developing a knack for being in the right spot and finding the ball in front of the net. Her partner up top for most of the season was Kristen Turner. Turner ranked 11th in the country in assists per game, collecting eight in 13 games. Turner suffered an ankle injury just prior to MAAC play and only returned for the final three games and was less than 100%, but still came up with three assists in an important game against Manhattan. In addition, up front the Saints will have Alicia Lackey, Sarah Hopkins, a transfer from Fordham, and freshman Susie Blaisdell. Lackey had a strong spring and will move to see more time as a forward from her outside midfield position. She has a great shot and will hopefully find more scoring situations this season. Hopkins joins the Saints after leading Fordham in scoring as a freshman. She is a dynamic offensive player and can play as a forward or central midfielder. She is also a goal scorer, but

Turn’in to set up and score goals

her unselfishness will create many opportunities for her teammates. Blaisdell adds depth up front as a very athletic player with a good understanding of how to play within a system.

Midfield The midfield will see the most changes from 2003. Regular starters from last season, Megan Helf and Katie Ferry return, but many new faces will be competing for playing time. Helf will likely maintain a starting spot in the middle. She is a tremendous dribbler who will make a big impact as she improves in the final three years of her career. Ferry’s fitness on the outside midfield will give her a great chance to hold her spot. She can run the width of the field as well as anyone and has become much more confident. Returners Gianna Ferranti and Erin Morine will also contribute in the midfield. Ferranti played exclusively in the center midfield as a junior and will see most of her action there this year. She strikes a great ball and is a solid possession player. Morine has developed confidence in the offseason and is very comfortable on the outside midfield. After a solid freshman season, she will likely make a much greater impact for the Saints. Erin DeMatteo is an explosive game-winning scorer 8

Jen Kies – a lethal left-footer

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Newcomers in the midfield consist of Amy Loughridge, Kara Sefcik, Madeline Rickard, Katie Mulligan and Katie Goodwin. Loughridge is a fierce competitor who is at her best in the middle of the field. Sefcik is a crafty, skillful player who will provide toughness and possession. Mulligan is a technical, skillful player who will play on the outside. Goodwin will also be used on the outside in the midfield, and as a defender, she is another physically tough player with good technical ability.

Defense The defense will be strong again. Led by Tri-Captain and left back Jen Kies. Jen is a great athlete with tremendous speed. During her junior year she got more involved offensively, scoring two goals and adding two assists. Brandie Petrie will step in at the center of the defense. Petrie earned valuable playing time as a freshman and is a very composed player. Corry Silon is coming off her best season and gives a physical presence from the stopper spot. She is also very adept at starting the attack with her ability to distribute. Freshman Katie McManus may be best suited to play a stopper role with her aggressive play and technical ability. On the right side, the competition will be between freshman Tara Ross, sophomore Lauren Corry Silon – A central distributor Stys and junior Anna Revette. Ross has great speed and will just need to adjust to a new team and the college game. Stys played in every game but one last season and earned valuable experience, mostly as a central defender. Revette is perhaps the most improved player on the team and will have the opportunity to earn quality playing time this season.

Goalkeepers Tri-Captain Noel Cox returns for her final season. Cox had a solid 2003 campaign after suffering a broken finger in the preceding summer. She looks to return to her 2002 Goalkeeper of the Year form. Krista Nordmark also returns for her final season. The tandem of Cox and Nordmark is as strong as any in the conference, according to Karbowski. Nordmark will again have her opportunities to earn minutes. Sophomore Carey Winkler has been making progress playing behind the duo. With a strong season of training, she will earn more playing time and compete for the starting spot for 2005. 

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Noel Cox – A dominant force in the MAAC at GK







Valerie Kujan

Player of the Week

October 11


Val Brunner

Player of the Week

October 9


Susan Martinika

Player of the Week

September 23

Maria Theodorou

Player of the Week

September 30


Lindsay McSharry Player of the Week

September 11


Noel Cox

Rookie of the Week

October 8


Noel Cox

Player of the Week

November 4


Noel Cox

Defensive Player of the Week

September 15 and October 13

Kristen Turner

Rookie of the Week

September 15 & 22 and Nov. 11

Erin DeMatteo

Offensive Player of the Week

November 3 9

2004 Numerical Roster NO 0 00 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 19 20 22 24 26 27

NAME Carey Winkler Noel Cox* Krista Nordmark Madeline Rickard Sarah Hopkins Susie Blaisdell Kristen Turner Megan Helf Alicia Lackey Amy Loughridge Tara Ross Kara Sefcik Gianna Ferranti Lauren Stys Corry Silon Erin Morine Katie Goodwin Jen Kies* Katie Mulligan Erin DeMatteo* Brandie Petrie Anna Revette Katie Ferry Katie McManus

HT 5-9 5-7 5-8 5-5 5-7 5-7 5-6 5-4 5-2 5-6 5-7 5-5 5-2 5-6 5-8 5-3 5-4 5-7 5-4 5-4 5-7 5-7 5-5 5-6

POS Goalkeeper Goalkeeper Goalkeeper Midfield Midfield/Forward Midfield/Forward Forward Midfield/Forward Midfield/Forward Midfield Defense Midfield Midfield Defense Midfield Midfield Midfield/Defense Defense Midfield Forward Defense Defense Midfield Defense

CL So. Sr. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. So. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. So. Jr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Fr.

HOMETOWN/HIGH SCHOOL Sand Lake, N.Y./Averill Park Uniondale, N.Y./Uniondale South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor Otisville, N.Y./John S. Burke Ballston Lake, N.Y./Shenendehowa Exeter, N.H./Exeter Wappingers Falls, N.Y./John Jay Mahopac, N.Y./Mahopac Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna Guilderland, N.Y./Guilderland Ballston Lake, N.Y./Shenendehowa Poughkeepsie, N.Y./Arlington Melville, N.Y./Walt Whitman Hooksett, N.Y./Manchester Central Rockville Centre, N.Y./South Side Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga Valley Stream, N.Y./Valley Stream South Huntington, N.Y./St. Anthony's Staten Island, N.Y./Notre Dame Saratoga, N.Y./Saratoga Gansevoort, N.Y./Saratoga DeRuyter, N.Y./DeRuyter Central Islip, N.Y./Islip Northboro, Mass./Algonquin Regional

*denotes Tri-captains Head Coach: Steve Karbowski Assistant Coaches: Rob Parker, Miles Joseph

The 2004 Siena Saints


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Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference


ith 10 institutions strongly bound by the sound principles of quality and integrity in academics and excellence in athletics, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference enters its 24th year of competition during the 20042005 Academic Year. The MAAC was founded in 1980 by six charter members: the U.S. Military Academy, Fairfield University, Fordham University, Iona College, Manhattan College and Saint Peter’s College. Competition followed one year later in the fall of 1981 with members competing in the sports of men’s cross country and men’s soccer. On January 2, 1982, Army traveled to Iona for the first MAAC men’s basketball game and the MAAC story had begun. Today, Conference members include: Canisius College, Fairfield University, Iona College, Loyola College (MD), Manhattan College, Marist College, Niagara University, Rider University, Saint Peter’s College, and Siena College. In addition, associate members Duquesne University and LaSalle University compete in football. Le Moyne College competes in baseball and women’s lacrosse, while Mount St. Mary’s College, Providence College, St. Joseph’s University, Virginia Military Institute and Wagner College compete in men’s lacrosse. St. Francis (NY) College, Villanova University and Wagner College are all associate members of the MAAC Women’s Water Polo League. The MAAC will support 25 sports and conduct 24 championships during the 20042005 academic year. Men’s and women’s basketball and football garner much of the media attention as the country continues its frenzied love affair with these sports. MAAC basketball will have a wealth of exposure this year, thanks in large part to the MAAC’s marketing firm, Host Communications, Inc. In May 2004 the league signed a three-year renewal agreement with Madison Square Garden Network, which will televise over 20 games a year, including the Pepsi MAAC Game of the Week during the regular season and 11 contests during the 2005 MAAC Basketball Tournament. On the national stage, ESPN will broadcast the men’s championship game through the year 2005. The 2005 MAAC Basketball Tournament returns to the HSBC Arena in Buffalo, NY, with Albany’s Pepsi Arena preparing to host the 2006 championship. By having an excellent working relationship with these working facilities, the MAAC has been able to attract a number of NCAA Championship events. In 1995, the MAAC and Siena hosted the highly successful First and Second Rounds of the Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament. In 2000, the MAAC, along with Canisius and Niagara, again received rave reviews as they hosted the First and Second Rounds of the NCAA Basketball Tournament at the HSBC Arena. The MAAC, Rider and Siena co-hosted the 2002 Division I Wrestling Championships at the Pepsi Arena. Two years ago, the MAAC and Siena successfully hosted the 2003 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball East Regional at the Pepsi Arena. Additionally in 2003, the MAAC, Canisius and Niagara served as hosts for the 2003 Division I Men’s Ice Hockey Championship, also at the HSBC Arena. In Siena College Women’s Soccer 2004

2004, the MAAC, Canisius and Niagara once again successfully hosted the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball First and Second Rounds at the HSBC Arena. All three parties will host that event again in 2007, while the MAAC and Rider University will co-host the 2006 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball First and Second Rounds at the Sovereign Bank Arena in Trenton, New Jersey.

MAAC Associate Sports In January of 1993, the conference announced the formation of the MAAC Football League, which began play in September 1993. The league, which is part of the NCAA Division I-AA classification, consists of the three football-playing MAAC schools—Iona, Marist and Saint Peter’s— and two associate members Duquesne and La Salle. The MAAC Football League is a Division I-AA league, which keeps costs to a minimum through a series of innovative conference rules involving travel squad size, length of the practice season, and a limited number of full-time coaches. Most importantly, however, there are no athletic scholarships, just need-based financial aid. In June of 1995, the MAAC continued to develop opportunities for student-athletes as the conference announced the formation of the MAAC Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse Leagues. The men’s league began competition in the spring of 1996 while the women’s league commenced in the spring of 1997. The men’s league consists of four MAAC schools—Canisius, Manhattan, Marist, and Siena—and five associate members —Mount St. Mary’s, Providence, St. Joseph’s University (PA), Virginia Military Institute and Wagner. The women’s league consists of MAAC institutions Canisius, Fairfield, Manhattan, Marist, Niagara and Siena, plus Le Moyne College. In 2002, the MAAC added the MAAC Women’s Water Polo League, making it the 25th sport that the conference sponsors. The league is made up of three MAAC schools—Iona, Marist and Siena—as well as three associate members, St. Francis (NY) College, Villanova University and Wagner College.

Academics and Athletics The MAAC prides itself on the accomplishments of its student-athletes in the classroom, as well as on the field. Many top scholar-athletes from the conference have been recognized in the Verizon Academic All-America program, including three of the 10 First Team selections in basketball in 1992-93 to 10 First and Second Team overall selections during the 20022003 season. Mary Beth Riley, a 1991 graduate of Canisius, was the first recipient of the NCAA Woman of the Year Award. In the fall of 1998, Erin Whalen, a member of the Iona women’s rowing team, was awarded one of the nation’s 32 Rhodes Scholarships for academic achievement and civic leadership. Jose Vargas, a Loyola student, was also awarded a Rhodes Scholarship.

First-class facilities are the rule with MAAC schools, as teams regularly play in top-notch arenas, such as Madison Square Garden, the Continental Airlines Arena, HSBC Arena, Pepsi Arena and Sovereign Bank Arena. The other MAAC championships boast their share of outstanding locales as well, such as Dutchess Stadium in Fishkill, NY, home of the baseball tournament, and the fabled Van Cortlandt Park in the Bronx, where the cross country championships are contested. This year, the MAAC will take its cross country as well as men’s and women’s Golf Championships to Orlando, Florida, where it will conduct its post-season championships at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex. Future MAAC Championships at Walt Disney World include women’s soccer in 2005 and volleyball in 2006. In the past several years, several of the MAAC schools have also enjoyed success in NCAA Tournaments. Rated highly on the national level, the league sent two representatives, Fairfield and Siena, to the 2001 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament. MAAC schools have made a total of 66 NIT appearances and 33 NCAA appearances. Combined with recent bracket expansion in several sports, the MAAC possesses 11 automatic bids in men’s and women’s basketball, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s soccer, volleyball, men’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s lacrosse. In 2003, the Iona College men’s cross country team finished fourth—just one point out of third place—at the NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships. In 1995, the Siena women’s volleyball team became the first team to represent the MAAC in the NCAA Volleyball Tournament, an achievement duplicated by Fairfield in 1997 through 2001 and Manhattan in 2002 and 2003 as the Stags and Jaspers gained spots with an automatic bid. Canisius softball, Manhattan track, Marist baseball and Loyola soccer and lacrosse have also flourished on the national stage. The MAAC has also been a leader in the forefront of technology, expanding the notoriety of the league into cyberspace. In 2001, the league retained Host Communications to sponsor the MAAC web page. Launched in November 1999, has been a great success, providing fans with up-to-date contest results, fan polls and an online merchandise store. The MAAC President for the 2004-2005 academic year is Fr. Kevin Mackin, O.F.M., the President of Siena College. The Vice-President is Rev. Joseph L. Levesque, C.M., the President of Niagara University. Tim Murray, Director of Athletics at Marist College, will chair the Committee on Athletic Administration and Alison Sexton, Assistant Athletics Director/Senior Woman Administrator at Fairfield University will serve as Vice Chair. 


The Captains #00 Noel Cox

#20 Erin DeMatteo

Goalkeeper Senior • 5-7 Uniondale, N.Y./Uniondale

Forward Senior • 5-4 Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga

GENERAL...Tri-Captain...One of the top GKs in the MAAC the past three seasons...Received Player of the Week Honors every season as a Saint.

GENERAL...Tri-Captain...An explosive striker with a strong shot.

2003...Started 11 of 14 games...Defensive Player of the Week (9/15 and 10/13). 2002...Played in 17 games, starting 13...Named MAAC Goalkeeper of the Year...Selected Conference Player of the Week (11/4)...Made a season-high 18 saves in 1-1 tie vs. Army...Recorded five shutouts. 2001...Started all 16 games she played...Named to All-Rookie Team as well as Second-Team All-MAAC...Led all goalkeepers in goals against average and posted seven shutouts...Also finished among league leaders in save percentage and winning percentage. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL...A marketing and management major...Born on December 20, 1982...Daughter of James and Flo Cox...Starting goalie for Uniondale men’s soccer team...Named All-Conference...Played with Hewlett Blue Hurricanes soccer club...Member of LIJSL Select team...Also ran cross country and winter track in high school. KARBOWSKI ON COX...“Noel is a very athletic keeper. She is quick to get off her line and can make the great reaction save. She will provide the team with a vocal presence in the back. Her consistent and sometimes spectacular goalkeeping will provide us with a chance for a shutout each time out.”


2002...Played in 15 games, starting two...Scored one goal and had one assist...Named to MAAC All-Academic Team. 2001...Was never at 100% in 2001 recovering from a knee injury...Played in 14 games as a rookie, starting three...Named to MAAC All-Rookie Team... Scored three goals and had two assists to finish fourth on team in scoring ...Scored game-winning goal in overtime against LaFayette. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL...A history education major...Born on February 4, 1983...Daughter of Anthony and Patricia DeMatteo...Fouryear letterwinner at Saratoga...Named First-Team All-Section her junior and senior years...Also named All-State...Played for Alleycats club team for four years. KARBOWSKI ON DEMATTEO...“Erin had a great spring season. She was focused and worked very hard during individual workouts as well as at team practices. With this continued effort, Erin has the potential to be a very good goal scorer. She plays with pace and is developing the ability to finish.”



Year 2003 2002 2001

Minutes Saves GA 1129 19 49 1472 91 14 1309 76 14




2003...Earned Second-Team All-MAAC... Ranked third in MAAC in points and ppg... Offensive Player of the Week (11/3)...Scored three game winning goals...Selected to MAAC All-Academic Team



Save % .721 .867 .844 .811


GAA Shutouts 1.51 2 0.86 5 0.96 7

Year 2003 2002 2001

GP 17 15 14

Goals 9 1 3

Assists 3 1 2

GWG 3 0 1

Points 21 3 8









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The Captains #16 Jen Kies Defense Senior • 5-7 South Huntington, N.Y./St. Anthony’s GENERAL...Tri-Captain...Ultra-Consistent leftsided defender. 2003...Started 11 of 13 games...Named to All-MAAC Second Team...Emerged offensively in scoring. 2002...Started all 18 games for the Green and Gold...Named to All-MAAC Second Team. 2001...Started 15 of 17 games she played... Named to MAAC All-Rookie Team...Started eight games against MAAC foes. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL...A history major...Born on June 18, 1983... Daughter of Thomas and Mary Ann Kies...Two-year starter at St. Anthony’s, where she led the team to a CHSSA state championship...Played with V.O.B. Ladybugs club team...Also played basketball and ran track in high school. KARBOWSKI ON KIES...“After a slow start in 2003, Jen came on to regain her form as one of our top defenders. She also got much more involved offensively getting around the edge and cresting on set plays. Jen, along with Noel, will need to provide the experience and leadership for a younger defensive unit.”

Erin DeMattio



Year 2003 2002 2001

GP 13 18 17

Goals 2 0 0

Assists 2 0 0

GWG 0 0 0






Noel Cox

Points 6 0 0 6

Jen Kies The 2004 Tri-Captains

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Seniors #11 Gianna Ferranti

#26 Katie Ferry

Midfield Senior • 5-2 Melville, N.Y./Walt Whitman

Defense Senior • 5-5 Islip, N.Y./Islip

GENERAL...A central midfielder with a nice touch...Great shot with either foot.

GENERAL...Much improved technically...Great fitness and endurance.

2003...Played in 15 of 17 games.

2003...Started 15 of 17 games...Scored two goals and added three assists...Selected to MAAC All-Academic Team.

2002...Played in nine games...Dished out one assist...Honored on MAAC All-Academic Team. 2001...Saw playing time in 16 games...Made only goal count as she scored game-winner in overtime against Iona. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL...A biology major...Born on November 11, 1983 ...Daughter of Raymond and Elaine Ferranti...Three-year varsity starter... Led team to state finals in 1999 and a top-10 national ranking...Member of LIJSL Select Team from 1995 to 2000...Also a captain for HBC Lasers Division I team. KARBOWSKI ON FERRANTI...“Gianna moved to a central midfield spot last season which fits her skills better. She scored a great goal against St. John’s from 30 yards out last season. When involved in the game she can make her mark. Gianna is a tremendous leader and team player.”

2002...Saw action in all 18 games, receiving the starting nod once...Scored the first points of her career knocking down Siena’s only goal vs. Temple and adding another tally in a 7-1 victory over Saint Peter’s... Ranked second on the team in shooting percentage...Honored as MAAC All-Academic selection...Named team’s Most Improved Player. 2001...Walked onto team and played in five games, including two MAAC contests. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL...A history education major...Born on June 17, 1983...Daughter of Paul and Ann Marie Ferry...Three-year letterwinner at Islip...Named All-County her senior year...Led team to Suffolk County Class B championship her senior year...Played 12 years for East Islip Soccer Club...Also played basketball and volleyball. KARBOWSKI ON FERRY...“Katie has worked very hard to become one of the most fit players on the team. She has developed more confidence on the field, and should enjoy another successful season with continued progress.”



Year 2003 2002 2001

GP 17 18 5

Goals 2 2 0

Assists 3 0 0

GWG 0 0 0

Points 7 4 0








Year 2003 2002 2001

GP 15 9 16

Goals 1 0 1

Assists 0 1 0

GWG 0 0 1








Points 2 1 2 5

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#1 Krista Nordmark

#7 Alicia Lackey

Goalkeeper Senior • 5-8 South Windsor, Conn./South Windsor

Midfield Junior • 5-2 Niskayuna, N.Y./Niskayuna

GENERAL...A strong, athletic keeper...Good hand on crosses and in traffic.

GENERAL...Possesses a nice touch on the ball...Excellent shot.

2003...In the MAAC, Nordmark ranked third in goals against average and 10th in shutouts.

2003...Played 12 of 17 games...Started twice... Ranked third in MAAC games in points (7).

2002...Saw action in four games, including two MAAC contests...Made one start...Recorded one win.

2002...Saw action in eight games in her rookie season...Recorded one shot on goal.

2001...Played in six games, starting two...Finished with strong .812 save percentage and 1.60 goals against average. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL...A psychology major...Born on August 10, 1983 ...Daughter of David and Kathy Nordmark...Four-year varsity letterwinner at South Windsor...Named All-Conference her junior and senior seasons ...Member of Eagle Elite Soccer Club U-16 Premier in 2000...Also played basketball in high school. KARBOWSKI ON NORDMARK...“Krista provides us with great depth in the goalkeeper position. She distributes the ball very well with her long punts and goal kicks. Krista was well-prepared for the 2003 season and, with similar preparation, will earn her opportunities in goal this season.”

Nordmark Year 2003 2002 2001 Totals


Minutes Saves GA 406 18 5 215 15 7 338 26 6 959



Save % .783 .682 .812

GAA Shutouts 1.11 1 2.94 0 1.60 0



HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL...An undeclared science major...Born on February 15, 1984... Daughter of Richard and Cindy Lackey...Second-Team All-State...First-Team All-Suburban Council...Two-year captain...Member of state championship team in 1998...Played with Clifton Park Premier U-18 team...Also played softball in high school. KARBOWSKI ON LACKEY...“Alicia is technically very sound. As she continues to adjust to the pace of the game she should earn more playing time. She is a very good 1v.1 player, and with added confidence, she will make and impact this season.”



Year 2003 2002

GP 12 8

Goals 3 0

Assists 1 0

GWG 0 0






Points 7 0 7


#13 Corry Silon Midfield Junior • 5-8 Rockville Centre, N.Y./South Side GENERAL...A strong central player...Distributes and controls the ball well. 2003...Appeared in 16 games, scoring two goals and logging two assists. 2002...Played in all 18 games, starting three...Netted one goal and added two assists...Named to MAAC All-Rookie Team. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL...A psychology major...Born on May 11, 1984...Daughter of Robert and Diana Silon...Fiveyear varsity player who won four state championships...High school team ranked first in nation in 2001 an second nationally in 2000...Also played with Rockville Centre club team...Lettered in basketball as well as lacrosse. KARBOWSKI ON SILON...“Corry contributed in every game last season as a central midfielder. She sees the field well and has playmaker abilities. Corry will be an important part of an improved offense with her strong shot and accurate distribution.”


Corey Silon Siena College Women’s Soccer 2004


Year 2003 2002

GP 16 18

Goals 2 1

Assists 2 2

GWG 1 0

Points 6 4






10 15



#24 Anna Revette

#3 Sarah Hopkins

Defense Junior • 5-7 DeRuyter, N.Y/DeRuyter Central

Midfield/Forward Sophomore • 5-7 Albany, N.Y./Shenendehowa

GENERAL...A very coachable player...Has improved on every aspect of her game.

GENERAL...A very creative offensive player... Transfers in from Fordham.

2003...Played in three games.

2003 (Fordham)...Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team...Led the Fordham offensive attack with a team-high nine goals and 21 points...Earned Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week Award twice...Holds Fordham school records for goals and points by a freshman...Started 14 of 20 games...Was the team highest game winning scorer (4).

2002...Appeared in one game as a freshman, a MAAC match-up vs. Iona. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL...An undeclared arts major...Born on January 19, 1984... Daughter of Bruce and Charlene Revette...A four-year varsity letterwinner and two-year captain...Named All-Section as well as a Central Counties League All-Star...Played with Juventes club team...Also played volleyball and softball in high school. KARBOWSKI ON REVETTE...“Anna has shown much improvement throughout the spring. With the ability to play both physically and with finesse, she has been working hard to make the progression into a good defender.



Year 2003 2002

GP 3 1

Goals 0 0

Assists 0 0

GWG 0 0






Points 0 0 0


HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL...An economics and marketing major...Born on December 19, 1984...Daughter of Kim and Margaret Hopkins...Played soccer for 15 years...Was a three-sport student-athlete (soccer, basketball, lacrosse)...Name NYS Player of the Year (Jr.)...Member of the National Honor Society...Volunteer soccer coach. KARBOWSKI ON HOPKINS...“Sarah is a talented offensive player. She is very deceptive on the dribble and has a deadly shot with either foot. Sarah can play as a striker or central midfielder equally well.”



Year 2003

GP 20

Goals 10

Assists 3


Points 23







#6 Megan Helf #14 Erin Morine

Midfield/Forward Sophomore • 5-3 Mahopac, N.Y./Mahopac

Midfield Sophomore • 5-3 Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga

GENERAL...A dynamic midfielder...Great dribbler.

GENERAL...A technical midfielder...has good vision and awareness.

2003...Started 12 of 15 games as a freshman. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL...A psychology major...Born on April 24, 1985...Daughter of George and Mary Ann Helf...Had 13 goals and six assists her sophomore season...Tallied 11 goals and added one assist as a junior captain ...Selected Journal News “Player of the Year” and 2002 North County News “Woman Athlete of the Year.”

2003...Played nine games...Got her first career start against MAAC opponent, Rider. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL...Born on June 5, 1985...Daughter of Michael and Christine Morine...Four-year varsity letterwinner...Named captain her senior season...Played with Clifton Park Premier club team.

KARBOWSKI ON HELF...“Megan came on to have a strong second half of the season as she adjusted to the college game and moved into a central midfield role. She is a great athlete with a nice touch on the ball. Megan is a powerful dribbler, but still very agile and elusive. With some tactical improvements in the final third Megan will make a major impact in her sophomore season.”




Year 2003

GP 15

Goals 1

Assists 1








KARBOWSKI ON MORINE...“Erin has developed great confidence as a player over the past year. She combines her great touch on the ball with combination play and added confidence on the dribble. Erin’s passes are weighted properly and her decisions are improving. She will have a great opportunity to earn significant minutes, if not a starting spot, on the outside midfield.”

Points 3 3


Year 2003

GP 9

Goals 0

Assists 0







Points 0 0

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Sophomores #22 Brandie Petrie

#5 Kristen Turner

Midfield Sophomore • 5-7 Gansevoort, N.Y./Saratoga

Forward Sophomore • 5-6 Sand Lake, N.Y./Averill Park

GENERAL...A composed defender...Reads the game well.

GENERAL...A striker with great pace...Can score goals and set them up.

2003...Started seven of 10 games.

2003...Nationally ranked 11th in assists per game...Ranked second in points scored...In the MAAC, Turner was ranked first (assists per game), second (assists), third (game-winning goals), fourth (shots per game), seventh (points), seventh (goals per game) and tenth (goals)... Started 11 of 13 games played...Rookie of the Week (9/15, 9/22 and 11/3)...Scored three game-winning shots...Missed three games due to injury.

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL...Undecided major... Born on March 4, 1985...Daughter of James and Bernice Petrie...Four-year varsity letterwinner...Selected Second-Team All-Section as a junior...Named First-Team All-Section as a senior captain...Played with Clifton Park Premier club team. KARBOWSKI OF PETRIE...“Brandie is a very intelligent player. She is great at taking angles and getting body position. She also sees the field well and can get things started out of the back. With a focus on improving her leadership and communication skills this season, Brandie will be a main stay in the defensive unit.”



Year 2003

GP 10

Goals 0

Assists 1







Points 1

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL...Born on July 6, 1984...Daughter of Paul and Donna Turner...Had 18 goals and 12 assists her junior year...Selected Poughkeepsie Journal “Player of the Year,” All-League and All-Section First Team as a junior. KARBOWSKI ON TURNER...“Kristen enjoyed a solid rookie season despite getting injured just before MAAC play started. She is a very talented player with the ability to take players 1 v 1, finish her opportunities and set up her teammates. Kristen can be one of the top strikers in the conference with some minor adjustments and a full season of play.”



#12 Lauren Stys


Year 2003

GP 13

Goals 6

Assists 8


Points 20







Midfield/Defense Sophomore • 5-6 Hooksett, N.Y./Manchester Central GENERAL...A physically tough defender... Great athlete.

#0 Carey Winkler

2003...Played in 16 of 17 games on the season ...Starter of four games. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL...A psychology and education/guidance major...Born on August 23, 1985...Daughter of Edward and Susan Stys... Was a member of the New Hampshire Class L State Championship team as a sophomore...Named New Hampshire State Team Honorable Mention her junior year...Selected Second-Team All-State as a senior captain...Volunteered at the Angie’s Shelter, Beech Street Buddies and the Soup Kitchen last season. KARBOWSKI ON STYS...“Lauren emerged as a valuable reserve player last season. She played in every game but one and became a defensive stopper. With her great speed, strength and competitiveness she won nearly every ball in her area. With a continued technical improvement she will again be an impact player this season.”



Year 2003

GP 16

Goals 0

Assists 1







Points 1 1

Goalkeeper Sophomore • 5-9 Sand Lake, N.Y./Averill Park GENERAL...A physical presence in goal...Much improved technically... 2003...In the MAAC, Winkler was ranked first (goals against average)...Did not allow a score in 52 minutes of action. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL...Born on April 19, 1985...Daughter of David and Wenda Winkler ...Named Team MVP and Honorable Mention All-Section II as a junior...Selected Team MVP and Second-Team AllSection II as a senior captain. KARBOWSKI ON WINKLER...“Carey has all the tools to be a top goalkeeper. She has good hands and the size to dominate her area. Carey has shown the ability to make the great save. If she develops the mentality to train consistently her confidence will rise and her potential will evolve.”

Winkler Year 2003 Totals

Siena College Women’s Soccer 2004


Minutes Saves GA 32 0 0 32



Save % .000

GAA Shutouts 0.00 0





Newcomers #4 Susie Blaisdell

#27 Katie McManus

Midfield/Forward Freshman • 5-7 Exeter, N.H./Exeter

Defense Freshman • 5-6 Northboro, Mass./Algonquin Regional

GENERAL...A versatile player who is tactically sound.

GENERAL...A physically strong midfielder with a defensive presence.

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL...Psychology major... Born on January 4, 1986...Daughter of Stephen and Judith Blaisdell...Sophomore Class L AllState...Junior All-State Soccer and Softball... Senior All-State Soccer and Softball...Senior Class L Basketball (team) Finalist...Named to Lions Twin-State Soccer Cup - NH Team...A three-sport athlete in soccer, basketball and softball.

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL...An undecided major (pre-law)...Born on May 28, 1986... Daughter of Brian and Elizabeth McManus... Three-year varsity letterwinner in two sports (soccer and basketball)...JV basketball team... Senior MVP...Captain...League All-Star...Enjoys outdoor Olympic sports.

KARBOWSKI ON BLAISDELL...“Susie can play as a midfielder or striker. She is very efficient with her touches and has the physical and technical ability to excel and be a standout at Siena.”

#15 Katie Goodwin Midfield Freshman • 5-4 Valley Stream, N.Y./Valley Stream GENERAL...A determined width player with a great work ethic. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL...An accounting major...Born on May 20, 1986...Daughter of William and Christine Goodwin...Junior AllCounty Soccer...Freshman and Senior All-Class Soccer Scholar Athlete...All-Conference Track... Who’s Who in High School Sports...Played in the Empire State Games (Junior and Senior year)...Ran track in high school. KARBOWSKI ON GOODWIN...“Katie is a player who is all business. She has good speed and toughness as well as offensive skills that will enable her to play as a midfielder or defender. Katie will get the job done.”

#8 Amy Loughridge Midfield Freshman • 5-4 Guilderland, N.Y./Guilderland GENERAL...A tough-minded midfielder. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL...A business major ...Born on August 4,1986...Daughter of Dennis and Ronnie Loughridge...GHS Female Athlete of the Year...Two-year First-Team All-Star... Third-Team All-State...Captain...MVP...US Army Reserve Scholar Athlete...Board of Education Scholastic Award...First Team Troy Record... Dutchmen Letterman Award...X-Country State Skiing Finalist...X-Country Skiing MVP...Empire State Games (5 years)...Three-sport athlete in soccer, cross-county skiing and track.

KARBOWSKI ON McMANUS...“Katie will be best as a central or defensive player. She is tough and physical with a good feel for the game. Katie has great potential to be an impact player as she adjusts to the college game.”

#19 Katie Mulligan Midfield Freshman • 5-4 Staten Island, N.Y./Notre Dame Academy GENERAL...A quick, skillful midfielder HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL...An education major...Born on July 14, 1986...Daughter of Edward and Nancy Mulligan...Three-year varsity letterwinner and two-year JV MVP (basketball) ...Collected the Senior Sportsmanship Award ...MVP Soccer...SI Advance All-Star...Three-sport athlete in soccer, basketball and track. KARBOWSKI ON MULLIGAN...“Katie possesses a nice touch on the ball. She has the ability to combine with her teammates well. Katie is another busy, hard working player who will fit in well and provide depth.”

#2 Madeline Rickard Midfield Freshman • 5-5 Otisville, N.Y./John S. Burke GENERAL...A skillful midfielder with good vision. HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL...An undeclared science major...Born on August 28, 1986... Daughter of Peter and Sally Rickard...Received Scholar Athlete (coach’s) Award...Basketball and Track MVP...Awarded Athlete of the Year her senior year...Played soccer and basketball for four years and ran track for one year. KARBOWSKI ON RICKARD...“Madeline provides depth in the midfield. She has a nice touch on the ball and is an intelligent player. Madeline sees the field well and her possession skills enable her to adjust quickly.”

KARBOWSKI ON LOUGHRIDGE...“Amy is as tough as they come. She is a ball winner and always around the ball. Amy is a tremendous athlete who can play any position equally well.”


Siena College Women’s Soccer 2004

Newcomers #9 Tara Ross

#10 Kara Sefcik

Defense Freshman • 5-7 Ballston Lake, N.Y./Shenendehowa

Midfield Freshman • 5-5 Poughkeepsie, N.Y./Arlington

GENERAL...A fast, athletic defender.

GENERAL...A skillful and creative midfielder.

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL...A business major... Born on January 16, 1986...Daughter of David and Kathleen Ross...Played soccer and ran track...Scholar athlete...Six-year sprinter... Served as a mentor in the community of Shenendehowa.

HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL...A history education major...Born on July 30, 1986...Daughter of Matthew and Donna Sefcik...A four-year varsity letterwinner in three sports and twotime captain...Named All-League and Section Honors...Selected to Poughkeepsie Journal First Team...Member of the Olympic Development Program (6 years)...Participated in Athletes in Motion (A.I.M.)...Served as an assistant soccer trainer in the community (4 years).

KARBOWSKI ON ROSS...“Tara has great speed to defend on the outside. She is very good defensively 1 v 1 and a tough competitor. Tara will have a good opportunity to compete for a starting spot on the right side.”

KARBOWSKI ON SEFCIK...“Kara has good speed and vision from the midfield position. She is a hard working player who demonstrates toughness and creativity in her game. Kara will be a nice addition to the midfield.”

Siena College Women’s Soccer 2004


2003 Statistics Siena Opponents







Corner Kicks

14 13

19 10

0 0

0 2

33 24

236 173

62 71

2003 Results 9-7-1, 5- 3- 1 (MAAC) DATE OPPONENT W/L SCORE August 29 CCSU L, 1-2 (2OT) 7 SJU L, 2-3 September Sep 10 @ Temple W, 2-1 Sep 12 vs LAFAYETTE W, 4-3 14 @ ARMY L, 0-4 20 vs Sacred Heart L, 0-1 21 @ ALBANY W, 2-0 29 HOLY CROSS W, 2-1 October 3 @ Loyola L, 0-2 5 @ Rider University L, 0-1 10 CANISIUS W, 3-0 12 NIAGARA T, 2-2 (2OT) 18 MARIST W, 2-0 24 @ Fairfield University L, 0-3 26 @ Iona College W, 3-0 31 MANHATTAN W, 3-1 November 2 SAINT PETER’S W, 7-0

Sarah Shumway

2003 Final Statistics PLAYER 20 5 7 3 26 17 16 23 10 27 18 6 11 21 9 12 22 15 14 24 19 8 4 1 00 0

Erin DeMatteo Kristen Turner Alicia Lackey Melissa Farrington Katie Ferry Corry Silon Jen Kies Erin Hutnick Erin Beam Sarah Shumway Vicki Fenley Megan Helf Gianna Ferranti Jill Lanzl Lindsay McSharry Lauren Stys Brandie Petrie Heather Grant Erin Morine Anna Revette Lauren Mulligan Nicole Laurent Katie Wachausen Krista Nordmark Noel Cox Carey Winkler



17-16 13-11 12-2 13-0 17-15 16-15 13-11 13-1 17-16 17-7 14-8 15-12 15-5 10-0 5-0 16-4 10-7 13-12 9-1 3-0 10-6 2-0 12-11 6-5 13-12 2-0

9 6 3 3 2 2 2 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

3 8 1 1 3 2 2 1 2 2 4 1 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

21 20 7 7 7 6 6 5 4 4 4 3 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

46 41 11 7 13 17 7 3 20 14 12 18 16 5 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

.196 .146 .273 .429 .154 .118 .286 .667 .050 .071 .000 .056 .062 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000

3 3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

17 17

33 24

36 24

102 72

236 173

.140 .139

9 7

1-1 2-2

Total Opponents



Erin Beam

2003 Final Goalkeeping Statistics PLAYER

0 1 00

Winkler, Carey 2-0 Nordmark, Krista 6-5 Noel Cox 13-12

Total Opponents 20


17 17











32:53 406:27 1129:31

0 18 49

0 5 19

.000 .783 .721

0.00 1.11 1.51

0 1 2

32.53 161:27 636.20

0 8 24

0 0 9

.000 1.000 .727

0 2 0

1568:51 1568:51

68 90

24 33

.739 .732

1.38 1.89

5 5

830:00 830:00

32 45

9 20

.780 .692

2 3

Siena College Women’s Soccer 2004

Siena Athletics They started out as the Golden Warriors. That proved too long for headlines, so soon Siena became the Indians. In the late 1980s, they became the Saints. There was a time, not long ago, when the majority of Siena’s student-athletes hailed from homes in the Capital Region, and jumping in a van and traveling to Saratoga, Troy, Schenectady and Albany could meet athletic teams’ scheduling requirements. In 1976, however, Siena’s athletics program was elevated to NCAA Division I status. With that move, the College committed itself to upgrading its program and making all teams competitive. After stops in the ECAC Metro and North Atlantic Conference, Siena moved to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAAC), where it has made its mark. Since its move to full Division I status, Siena Athletics has continued to grow. Three years ago, the program added women’s water polo, giving it seven men’s programs and 11 on the women’s side.

The Program Siena sponsors 18 sports that compete at the NCAA Division I level. Seventeen Saints’ sports teams compete in the MAAC, with field hockey playing in the Northeast Conference. The Saints pride themselves on excellence, on and off the field. Siena’s student-athletes regularly graduate at rates higher than the general student population, and the athletic department has ranked in the top-15 nationally in two of the last three Division I National Graduation Rate Reports, according to the NCAA Office. This past year, the student-athletes at Siena averaged an astounding 3.02 grade-point average—a mark higher than the average of the regular student body. A record 85 student-athletes were placed on the MAAC honor roll. Athletic success has continued to improve as well, as the College has made a continued commitment to enhance athletic aid, full-time coaching and facilities. Leading the way, the Siena women’s basketball team captured its fourth consecutive regular-season MAAC Championship in 2004. Under the direction of Gina Castelli, the program has grown into one of the top in the region. In 2000-2001, the team earned its first MAAC Tournament championship and initial NCAA berth. The Saints played in the postseason WNIT in 1999, 2002 and 2003. The women’s golf team has also enjoyed breakthrough success, capturing its fourth straight MAAC Championship at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in the spring of 2004. The men’s basketball team has also carried the torch for Siena in the MAAC. In 2002-2003, the Saints won 21 games and advanced to the second round of the NIT—their fourth postseason appearance in the past six years. In 2002, Siena caught the nation’s attention with an improbable leap into college basketball’s biggest stage—the NCAA

Tournament. The Green and Gold continued its improbable run with an ESPN televised openinground victory over Alcorn State before falling to eventual national champion Maryland before 20,000 fans at the MCI Center in Washington. It was the team’s third trip to the “Big Dance.” The Siena baseball team has won four of the last 10 MAAC Championships and advanced to the 1999 NCAA Tournament. Head Coach Tony Rossi, entering his 36th year at the helm of the Saints, has continually developed student-athletes who have performed both on the field and off. In the spring of 2002, he won his 500th game. This past year, pitcher Ryan Bitter became the 19th player in program history to be drafted when he was selected in the 22nd round by the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. The men’s and women’s soccer programs have experienced recent success and growth as well. Men’s Head Coach Charlie Curto, in his 21st season at the helm, guided the Saints back to the MAAC Tournament last season, narrowly missing out on a regular-season title. Women’s Head Coach Steve Karbowski was recognized as the Northeast Region’s Co-Coach of the Year after orchestrating the nation’s eighth best turnaround in 2001. He has been named MAAC Coach of the Year twice in his six seasons as head coach. The volleyball team has one of the richest histories for success, qualifying for 11 conference championships in the last 12 years. The team won four-straight MAAC titles from 1993-96 and reached the 1995 NCAA Tournament. In April of 2003, Garvey Pierre took over as the program’s first full-time coach as the Saints look to make the leap to the next level. In just its fifth season, the women’s swimming and diving team were a strong second at the 2003 MAAC Championships, and in 2004, the team placed fourth with a limited roster. The future looks even brighter with several key components returning this year including MAAC Champion Dana Golino. This promises to be an exciting season for the cross country program as well, as the Siena women look to build on back-to-back third place MAAC finishes. Head Coach Jim Bowles is equally optimistic about the men’s chances to be a factor in this year’s championships, as several runners return, and a talented new crop begin their careers. Last season also marked a breakthrough year for the women’s field hockey and lacrosse programs at Siena. In the fall, the field hockey team advanced to the NEC Tournament for the first time in program history. The women’s lacrosse team established a new program benchmark for victories in the spring, and lost out on a three-way tiebreaker to fall just short of its initial postseason bid. In his first season as head coach, Jake McHerron garnered MAAC Co-Coach of the Year honors. He welcomes back a talented group that includes MAAC Rookie of the Year and First-Team All-Conference selection Michelle Eide.

The men’s lacrosse program also appears on the verge of taking off. The Saints won their last four games in 2004, and welcome back a solid group of upperclassmen led by First-Team All-MAAC selection Matt Walsh. In July, Brian Brecht took over as the program’s first full-time head coach, raising the expectations for the growing program. In all, 38 Siena student-athletes earned All-Conference honors in 2003-2004, while 70 (up from 15 in 1999) earned all-academic recognition.

Facilities Most Siena teams make their homes on-campus, playing on the seven grass fields located behind the Marcelle Athletic Complex (MAC). Inside the Marcelle Athletic Complex, Siena studentathletes have all the amenities to ensure their abilities to compete at the Division I level. Last season, many student-athletes enjoyed the benefits of a state-ofthe-art expansion to the field house. The expansion, dedicated this past July, features four new “team rooms,” and a theater to watch video. The men’s and women’s basketball locker rooms have also been restructured as part of the project. The women’s basketball and volleyball teams play their home contests at the 4,000-seat Alumni Recreation Center (ARC). Siena’s men’s basketball team makes its home at the Pepsi Arena in downtown Albany. The Pepsi Arena is a regionally acclaimed 15,500seat facility. Since its full-time move to the Pepsi Arena, both the men’s and women’s basketball team’s attendances have soared into the top-100 in the country.

Academic Support Siena prides itself in its student-athletes’ success academically. A full-time academic advisor is on hand to provide assistance for student-athletes, helping in class scheduling and tutorial services. In 2002, an assistant advisor was hired to assist with the NCAA’s Champs/Life Skills initiative-known as SAinTS (Supporting Athletes in Their Success) at Siena. The department’s major undertaking this past summer was the construction of a new study hall facility for the exclusive use of student-athletes. The new study lounge is located on the second floor of the MAC and includes all the amenities and technological resources needed to assure the continued academic success for Siena’s student-athletes. In addition, the technologically advanced J. Spencer and Patricia Standish library, which opened in 2000, serves as a scenic backdrop to the baseball field and is a short walk from any point on campus.

Siena Soccer 2004 SCHEDULE August 29 Central Conn. September 3 Albany

New Britain, Conn. 1 p.m.

Clifton Park, N.Y. (Clifton Commons) Worcester, Mass. Burlington, Vt. Loudonville, N.Y. Albany, N.Y. Albany, N.Y. Loudonville, N.Y. Olean, N.Y.

7 p.m. 1 p.m. 1 p.m. 4 p.m. 3 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 3 p.m.

October 1 Rider* 3 Loyola Md.* 8 Niagara* 10 Canisius* 15 Marist* 22 Iona* 24 Fairfield* 29 Saint Peter’s* 31 Manhattan*

Loudonville, N.Y. Loudonville, N.Y. Niagara Falls, N.Y. Buffalo, N.Y. Poughkeepsie, N.Y. Loudonville, N.Y. Loudonville, N.Y. Jersey City, N.J. Riverdale, N.Y.

3 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. noon 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 10 a.m.

November 5-7 MAAC Tournament

Fairfield, Conn.

5 11 14 17 19 22 24

Holy Cross Vermont Northeastern Sacred Heart Columbia Temple St. Bonaventure*

* denotes MAAC game


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