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Record 160 Saints Named to MAAC Academic Honor Roll

Women's lacrosse's Briana Sirianni and baseball's Bryan Goossens were amongst Siena's 160 MAAC Academic Honor Roll selections
July 18, 2016

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. -- Student. Athletes. For the sixth consecutive school year, Siena College has set a new school record for the number of student athletes named to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Academic Honor Roll. A total of 160 Saints -- 48% of the College's student athlete population -- earned 2015-16 MAAC Academic Honor Roll status for achieving cumulative grade point averages of 3.20 or higher.

A total of 2,181 student athletes from across the conference's membership were named to the 2015-16 MAAC Academic Honor Roll. To be eligible, a student athlete must hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 or higher at the end of the most recent Spring 2016 semester. The MAAC Academic Honor Roll is open to both full-time and associate members in the MAAC, and all 25 sports that the conference sponsors were represented.

Eight of Siena's 22 Division I athletic programs had at least half of their student athletes on their 2015-16 rosters represented on the MAAC Academic Honor Roll, with the MAAC Champion women's soccer team leading the way with 17 selections. Fifteen of the 18 student athletes (83.3%) on the women's cross country/track team earned recognition, and women's tennis (80%) and women's swimming and diving (76.2%) also had the vast majorities of their student athletes make the list.

Siena's MAAC Academic Honor Roll selections highlight a banner 2015-16 academic year for the athletic department. Sixteen programs maintained cumulative GPA's of 3.0 or higher this past year, with student athletes accruing a 3.17 cumulative GPA overall. Women's cross country/track leads all programs with a 3.53 cumulative GPA, followed closely by women's tennis at 3.51 after a department-best 3.67 GPA during the most recent Spring 2016 semester. Every member of the women's tennis team currently maintains a 3.19 cumulative GPA or higher, while all 25 members of the women's swimming and diving team boast GPA's in excess of 2.99.

Cross country/track also led all Siena programs with 17 combined MAAC All-Academic Team selections last season. While inclusion on the MAAC All-Academic Team also necessitates a 3.20 cumulative GPA or higher, those lists do not include freshmen or first-year student athletes whereas the MAAC Academic Honor Roll does. Both women's soccer (13) and men's lacrosse (10) each set program records for MAAC All-Academic Team selections.

Additionally, for the second straight year a total of 32 Saints were named to the athletic department's 4.0 Club for achieving a perfect 4.0 GPA during either the Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 semesters, including three who posted unblemished 4.0 GPAs both terms.

Siena College's 2015-16 MAAC Academic Honor Roll

Name Sport Year GPA Major Hometown
Chris Amorosi Baseball Junior 3.48 Marketing Schenectady, NY
Ian Dillard Baseball Freshman 3.47 Finance Clinton, OH
Max Goione Baseball Freshman 3.43 Exploring Business Fair Haven, NJ
Bryan Goossens Baseball Senior 3.61 Accounting Hampden, MA
Brian Kelly Baseball Freshman 3.51 Exploring Business Demarest, NJ
Tommy Miller Baseball Freshman 3.31 Exploring Business Castleton, NY
Patrick Ortland Baseball Junior 3.57 Finance Newburgh, NY
Tom Sutera Baseball Freshman 3.26 Management Waterford, CT
Dan Vasquez Baseball Junior 3.24 Finance Pembroke Pines, FL
Brett Bisping Men's Basketball RS Junior 3.42 Finance Peoria, IL
Cameron Gottfried Men's Basketball Sophomore 3.54 Management Raleigh, NC
Jimmy Merrill Men's Basketball Junior 3.26 Accounting Rensselaer, NY
Emmanuella Edoka Women's Basketball Sophomore 3.32 Economics Abuja, Nigeria
Margot Hetzke Women's Basketball Sophomore 3.61 Biology Penfield, NY
Kollyns Scarbrough Women's Basketball Sophomore 3.23 Psychology Jamaica, NY
Karolina Severova Women's Basketball Freshman 3.61 Exploring Business Prague, Czech Republic
Marie Aloi Field Hockey Freshman 3.54 Exploring Business Syracuse, NY
Aubrie Bleier Field Hockey Freshman 3.25 Exploring Business Pittsford, NY
Danielle DeGroot Field Hockey Junior 3.39 Accounting Boonton, NJ
Kate Gillespie Field Hockey Senior 3.27 Biochemistry Glens Falls, NY
Molly Hagen Field Hockey Sophomore 3.76 Accounting Ballston Lake, NY
Maggie Liguori Field Hockey Junior 3.66 English Belmar, NJ
Katelyn McMahon Field Hockey Freshman 3.97 Exploring Business Barrington, RI
Nicole Miller Field Hockey Freshman 3.31 Exploring Arts Mamaroneck, NY
Brittany Onesto Field Hockey Junior 3.82 Psychology Hellertown, PA
Cailyn Rafi Field Hockey Junior 3.28 Psychology Point Pleasant, NJ
Sage Stebbins Field Hockey Senior 3.34 Marketing Cohasset, MA
Katie Wells Field Hockey Senior 3.74 Biology Niskayuna, NY
Jack Bellardini Men's Golf Freshman 3.47 Exploring Business Jamesville, NY
Scott Kim Men's Golf Junior 3.66 Accounting River Edge, NJ
Brendan Quintana Men's Golf Senior 3.26 Management West Simsbury, CT
Divya Manthena Women's Golf Freshman 3.28 Biology Moorpark, CA
Sara Riso Women's Golf Freshman 3.91 Actuarial Science Hamburg, NY
Matt Bellucci Men's Lacrosse Senior 3.41 Finance West Islip, NY
Cam Brosh Men's Lacrosse Freshman 3.36 Exploring Business Street, MD
Tommy Cordts Men's Lacrosse Senior 3.31 Master in Accounting East Northport, NY
Tim Cousin Men's Lacrosse Sophomore 3.24 Finance Yorktown Heights, NY
Michael Cox Men's Lacrosse Freshman 3.92 Finance Southlake, TX
Ryan Ghaderi Men's Lacrosse Junior 3.53 Philosophy Ridgewood, NJ
Aaron Lewis Men's Lacrosse Sophomore 3.29 Accounting Bay Shore, NY
Tyler Lutjen Men's Lacrosse Junior 3.44 History Shoreham, NY
Colin McLaughlin Men's Lacrosse Sophomore 3.74 Accounting Forest Hill, MD
Eric Munn Men's Lacrosse Sophomore 3.94 Finance Canandaigua, NY
Justin Rehm Men's Lacrosse Sophomore 3.54 Finance Penfield, NY
Luke Van Schepen Men's Lacrosse Sophomore 3.23 Finance Brampton, Ontario
Mike Vitale Men's Lacrosse Sophomore 3.23 Finance Chagrin Falls, OH
Devin Votta Men's Lacrosse Junior 3.53 Environmental Studies Levittown, NY
Lauren Anglim Women's Lacrosse Sophmore 3.51 English Miller Place, NY
Kate Callahan Women's Lacrosse Senior 3.42 Political Science Upper Saddle River, NJ
Emily Conway Women's Lacrosse Sophomore 3.2 Physics Delmar, NY
Sarah Croutier Women's Lacrosse Senior 3.39 Accounting Rockville Centre, NY
Liv Dellanno Women's Lacrosse Freshman 3.24 Management Arlington, MA
Nicole DiGregorio Women's Lacrosse Freshman 3.55 Psychology East Meadow, NY
Andi Elwell Women's Lacrosse Senior 3.37 Computer Science Lancaster, NY
Ashley Holdridge Women's Lacrosse Senior 3.34 Psychology Syracuse, NY
Samantha Horton Women's Lacrosse Freshman 3.29 Exploring Science Oyster Bay, NY
Cara McQuillan Women's Lacrosse Junior 3.77 Accounting East Meadow, NY
Eva Rabson Women's Lacrosse Freshman 3.38 Exploring Business Putnam Valley, NY
Ashley Ruchalski Women's Lacrosse Senior 3.21 Marketing Rockville Centre, NY
Bridget Sands Women's Lacrosse Freshman 3.61 Accounting West Babylon, NY
Briana Sirianni Women's Lacrosse Junior 3.31 Environmental Studies Saratoga Springs, NY
Lauren Smith Women's Lacrosse Senior 3.62 Finance Menands, NY
Austin Bitzas Men's Cross Country Junior 3.53 Finance Setauket, NY
Eric Brower Men's Cross Country Junior 3.86 Political Science Gloversville, NY
Chad Dashnaw Men's Cross Country Sophomore 3.95 Biochemistry Peru, NY
Taylor Davis Men's Cross Country Senior 3.32 Biology Kingston, NY
Travis Fairlee Men's Cross Country Sophomore 3.38 Economics Delanson, NY
Paolo Fiore Men's Cross Country Junior 3.47 Social Work Brightwaters, NY
Shane Fiust-Klink Men's Cross Country Junior 3.98 Biology West Seneca, NY
Mike Mahoney Men's Cross Country Freshman 3.43 Accounting Pearl River, NY
Jack O'Hara Men's Cross Country Freshman 3.86 Management Cromwell, CT
Adam Vaccaro Men's Cross Country Freshman 3.71 Actuarial Science Lake Ariel, PA
Shaun VanBuskirk Men's Cross Country Sophomore 3.28 History Old Bridge, NJ
Tommaso Centemero Men's Soccer Sophomore 3.86 Finance Monza, Italy
David Itoafa Men's Soccer Junior 3.51 Finance Fredericton, New Brunswick
Senan Lonergan Men's Soccer Junior 3.6 Economics Guilford, CT
Matt Needham Men's Soccer Senior 3.89 Economics Sheffield, England
Matt O'Brien Men's Soccer Senior 3.57 Management Trumbull, CT
Kamil Pruszko Men's Soccer Sophomore 3.71 Marketing Woodhaven, NY
Chip Sherman Men's Soccer Junior 3.82 Economics Topsfield, MA
Milorad Sobot Men's Soccer Sophomore 3.36 Finance Belgrade, Serbia
Marko Stojanovic Men's Soccer Freshman 3.7 Accounting Novi Sad, Serbia
Ryan Vyskocil Men's Soccer Junior 3.98 Economics Parsipanny, NJ
Gabby Albano Women's Soccer Freshman 3.75 Biology Nesconset, NY
Ashley Carpenter Women's Soccer Sophomore 3.41 Biology Morrisonville, NY
Allison Clark Women's Soccer Senior 3.63 Psychology Bryn Mawr, PA
Kristen Connors Women's Soccer Junior 3.47 Psychology Clifton Park, NY
Kelsey Horst Women's Soccer Sophomore 3.56 American Studies Education Chalfont, PA
Ali Lewis Women's Soccer Senior 3.43 Psychology Clifton Park, NY
Kaela Mahoney Women's Soccer Sophomore 3.44 Biology McLean, VA
Lindsay Mulligan Women's Soccer Freshman 3.27 Finance East Greenbush, NY
Kirby O'Keefe Women's Soccer Senior 3.92 Mathematics Wethersfield, CT
Kamryn Peffley Women's Soccer Freshman 3.32 Environmental Studies Webster, NY
Andrea Pereira Women's Soccer Junior 3.3 Marketing Chester, NY
Liz Rogan Women's Soccer Senior 3.63 Biology Wilton, NY
Emily Santos Women's Soccer Sophomore 3.93 Economics Mahwah, NJ
Casey Scott Women's Soccer Sophomore 3.8 Psychology Kensington, NH
Michele Tremblay Women's Soccer Sophomore 3.91 Psychology Goffstown, NH
Madison Vasquez Women's Soccer Sophomore 3.45 Management West Babylon, NY
Michelle Yanniello Women's Soccer Senior 3.41 Sociology Kings Park, NY
Lauren Butts Softball Sophomore 3.32 Psychology West Chester, PA
Loryn DeFalco Softball Freshman 3.55 Political Science Agoura Hills, CA
Antonia Edwards Softball Senior 3.75 Management Albany, NY
Paige Hess Softball Sophomore 3.27 Psychology Gilbert, AZ
Sarah Ho Softball Freshman 3.38 Biology Thousand Oaks, CA
Melanie Kalesse Softball Senior 3.4 Accounting Philadelphia, PA
Alyssa Lancaster Softball Senior 3.41 Biology Hanover Park, IL
Brendan Boutin Men's Tennis Freshman 3.77 Exploring Business Mooers Forks, NY
Peter Galante Men's Tennis Sophomore 3.68 Finance Newington, CT
Julia Dunbar Women's Tennis Sophomore 3.65 Computer Science Westlake, OH
Mitsuki Fukamachi Women's Tennis Junior 3.48 Psychology Mayfield Hts., OH
Ali Garrity Women's Tennis Junior 3.48 Psychology Medina, OH
Ann Phillips Women's Tennis Freshman 3.84 Marketing Niskayuna, NY
Erika Reagan Women's Tennis Senior 3.25 Accounting Mt. Laurel, NJ
Rina Sakai Women's Tennis Sophomore 3.84 Mathematics Tokyo, Japan
Allysa Singh Women's Tennis Senior 3.53 Computer Science Phoenix, AZ
Natalie Weaver Women's Tennis Freshman 3.94 Political Science Mentor, OH
Erin Bies Women's Volleyball Senior 3.59 Social Work Massapequa, NY
Julia Burzynski Women's Volleyball Freshman 3.97 Accounting Dayton, NJ
Ramona Georgescu Women's Volleyball Junior 3.44 Actuarial Science Bucharest, Romania
Kalehua Katagiri Women's Volleyball Junior 3.87 Psychology Kaneohe, HI
Samantha Pethokoukis Women's Volleyball Sophomore 3.53 Economics Chicago, IL
Darby Taylor Women's Volleyball Freshman 4 Accounting Thorold, ON
Sonja Vasovic Women's Volleyball Junior 3.27 Economics Zemun, Serbia
Sarah Abbott Women's Water Polo Junior 3.7 Chemistry Alsip, IL
Clare Bryar Women's Water Polo Sophomore 3.58 Psychology Chicago, IL
Carly Jackson-Clark Women's Water Polo Junior 3.32 English San Rafael, CA
Madison Obata Women's Water Polo Junior 3.37 English Honolulu, HI
Samantha Voelker Women's Water Polo Senior 3.44 Creative Arts Libertyville, IL
Shannon Bauer Women's Cross Country Junior 3.33 Accounting Warwick, NY
Charlotte Brunjes Women's Cross Country Senior 3.56 Marketing Warwick, NY
Sarah Forman Women's Cross Country Freshman 3.97 Psychology Altamont, NY
Kristen Lancto Women's Cross Country Senior 3.71 Social Work Schenectady, NY
Christie MacFarlane Women's Cross Country Senior 3.79 Environmental Studies Delmar, NY
Meghan McDonough Women's Cross Country Freshman 3.77 Exploring Science Northport, NY
Erin Morrell Women's Cross Country Sophomore 3.58 Mathematics Camillus, NY
Kelly Pasko Women's Cross Country Junior 3.26 Marketing Castleton, NY
Annica Penn Women's Cross Country Junior 3.79 Psychology Westhampton, NY
Serena Rizzo Women's Cross Country Freshman 3.68 English Education Petersburg, NY
Nicole Romanzo Women's Cross Country Sophomore 3.8 Biology Wilmington, MA
Kelly Russo Women's Cross Country Junior 3.85 Biology Norwalk, CT
Sydney Sericolo Women's Cross Country Junior 3.8 English Valatie, NY
Ursula Svoboda Women's Cross Country Junior 3.26 Environmental Studies Suffern, NY
Abbi Wright Women's Cross Country Freshman 3.58 Biology Slingerlands, NY
Erica Askew Women's Swimming Sophmore 3.3 Philosophy Johnstown, NY
Hailey Beers Women's Swimming Senior 3.2 Environmental Studies Brockport, NY
Emily Carideo Women's Swimming Senior 3.49 English Tampa, FL
Lauren Daly Women's Swimming Senior 3.39 Environmental Studies Middletown, NY
Maggie Fletcher Women's Swimming Junior 3.65 Psychology Fayetteville, NY
Megan Grace Women's Swimming Senior 3.75 Political Science Dalton, MA
Sinead Guy Women's Swimming Sophomore 3.24 Marketing Camillus, NY
Colleen McDonough Women's Swimming Junior 3.29 Actuarial Science Staten Island, NY
Dory Miller Women's Swimming Senior 3.75 Chemistry Tolland, CT
Katie O'Rourke Women's Swimming Junior 3.8 Accounting Wappingers Falls, NY
Caroline Powell Women's Swimming Junior 3.43 Finance Westwood, MA
Emma Rupert Women's Swimming Freshman 3.53 Actuarial Science Clifton Park, NY
Julianna Sebastian Women's Swimming Freshman 3.94 English Getzville, NY
Michelle Swanson Women's Swimming Senior 3.32 Accounting West Hurley, NY
Francesca Tinucci Women's Swimming Freshman 3.84 Psychology Afton, MN
Brigid Wynne Women's Swimming Sophomore 3.75 Spanish Pearl River, NY