|Michael Ambury 1
Walk-on who earned starting spot at second base as a freshman and has been a mainstay in the middle of the infield since...One of the team's top defensive infielders and a capable option at the plate...Runs bases well and has a keen knowledge of the game...A proven hitter with good bat control and a knack for getting on base.
AS A JUNIOR: Started 26 of the 30 games he appeared in...Batted .202 with a .304 on-base percentage and a .281 slugging percentage...Stole two bases in two attempts...Scored 12 runs and drove in 11...Posted multi-hit games against New Orleans (2/24), Manhattan (3/31), Fairfield (4/28) and LeMoyne (5/5)...Homered in 8-5 loss at Connecticut (4/23).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Started in 36 of 50 games played...Batted .272, scoring 18 runs and collecting 21 RBI and 37 hits...Racked up four RBI and scored two runs in Siena's 14-3 victory over Cornell (4/25).
AS A FRESHMAN: Started 25 of 39 games he played...Batted .244 with 14 runs, 12 RBI's, and 22 hits, including four doubles in 90 at bats...Named MAAC Rookie of the Week (5/3) after batting .500 and providing several late-inning heroics in 5-0 week for the Saints...Went 4-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI in win over Canisius (4/25) providing game-winning hit in the bottom of the 10th.
IN HIGH SCHOOL: Named Second Team All-Conference in baseball as a freshman and sophomore and Second Team All-County as a junior an senior. ...Helped Wantagh advance to the County finals as a freshman and county semi-finals as a sophomore, junior and senior. ...Was a Second Team All-Long Island pick in football. ...Also lettered in basketball. ...Chose Siena because of the location, athletics program and coaching staff. ...Actively involved in community, Ambury volunteered for the Vacation Bible School, Relay for Life (American Cancer Society) and worked as an assistant CYO coach.
ROSSI ON AMBURY: "Mike was his usual reliable self defensively last season, making only one error. He needs to turn it up a notch offensively and continue to do the job defensively to be a major contributor."