GENERAL:Tall, long middle infielder with a strong glove...Has shown he can produce in stretches as a valuable reserve...Will again add depth across the infield and could challenge for playing time at several positions.
AS A RED-SHIRT JUNIOR:Played in 56 of 57 games... Hit .290 (56-for-193) with 39 RBI and three homeruns... Named to the MAAC Tournament team after hitting astounding .687 (11-for-16) in Championships with seven RBI... Led team in triples with two...Had 10 multi-hit games and also strung together an eight-game hit streak in March... Went 3-for-5 with a career high five RBI and a run scored in 11-8 win over NJIT.
AS A JUNIOR:Played just 12 games due to injury, starting them all...Hit .206 (7-for-31) in limited action, mostly against top-notch competition on Siena's annual southern swing...Had two hits in opener at Liberty (2/24), and two RBI in Siena's 9-7 win the following day (2/25)...Started all three games in first MAAC series at Canisius, but suffered an injury and never played again.
AS A SOPHOMORE:Appeared in 26 games, making 21 starts...Hit .182, with one home run, six RBI, and nine runs scored...Went 2-for-2 at Dayton (3/18)...Hit his first collegiate home run and had a season-high three RBI against Brown (4/6).
AS A FRESHMAN:Appeared in 35 games, starting 30...Hit .272, with 12 RBI and 16 runs scored...Recorded first collegiate hit at Stetson (2/23), an RBI double...Set a season-high with four RBI at South Alabama (3/6), going 2-for-4...Had season-high four hits at Bryant (5/3), going 4-for-5 with three runs and an RBI...Ended the season on a four-game hitting streak, including a 5-for-12 stretch in the season-ending series at Manhattan.
BEFORE SIENA:Three year letter winner in high school at both third base and shortstop...Named Suburban Council All-Star as a junior...Named Co-Captain as a senior and awarded Saratoga's Nick Alex Award.
ROSSI ON ALLEN: "Mike stayed injury-free last year and was a major contributor offensively and defensively. We're delighted he's returning for a fifth year, and he will be counted on heavily to provide leadership for this year's club."
GETTING TO KNOW MIKE ALLEN:
Major: Accounting What I like most about my sport: How challenging it is My biggest fear is: Being trapped in a tunnel My hobby is: Skiing If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Ireland Best advice I have ever received: Never give up If I had a million dollars, I would: Start a business Future Plans: Pursue a career in accounting
My Favorite... Vacation spot: Cape Cod, Massachusetts Sports Team: New York Mets Website: Youtube.com Type of ice cream: Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup Animal: Monkey Actor/Actress: Morgan Freeman
Allen Career Bests At-Bats: 5 - Four times Hits: 4 - Bryant (5-3-10) Runs: 3 - Bryant (5-3-10) RBI: 4 - South Alabama (3-6-10)