GENERAL: An all-around talent with great instincts and game awareness...One of the top defensive shortstops in the MAAC, Hanan has above-average range and a strong throwing arm...At the plate, he has developed into a formidable offensive force, and his speed makes him a threat each time he reaches base...Durable and consistent, Hanan will again be a mainstay in the Saints lineup and will solidify the middle of the Siena defense...A potential All-League and All-Region selection this spring.
AS A JUNIOR: Started all 53 games at shortstop for Siena...His 150 assists on the season placed him first all-time as the career assist leader (497)...Led the team in stolen bases for the third consecutive season (17) and crossed the plate 21 times, chipping away at the career runs scored record...Blasted four home runs, one of which came against nationally ranked Florida St...In a doubleheader against Cornell he hit .375 with a stolen base.
IN THE SUMMER OF 2002: Played for the Chatham A's of the Cape Cod Collegiate Baseball League
AS A SOPHOMORE: One of three Saints to start every game and the lone player to start them all at the same position...Finished season third on the team in batting (.320) and tops in stolen bases (20)...Batted .370 against left handed pitching and .305 against righties...His 173 assists were by far the most on the squad...Led team with 20 multi-hit games and reached base 44% of the time as a lead-off hitter...Batted .361 and stolen 15 bases in last 33 games of season...Led the team with a .355 batting average in non-conference games...His 66 hits marked the third highest single-season total in school history and his 90 total bases placed among the top-10 in that category as well.
AS A FRESHMAN: A starter from day one, Hanan tied the single-season games played record...He made a quick adjustment to college pitching and returned from the Saints' southern swing leading the team in batting (.333)...Hanan anchored the middle of Siena's strong, young defense, committing just 15 errors in 281 chances at short...Led the team in stolen bases (23) and runs scored (47) in addition to batting average against left-handers (.425)...Hit .459 when leading off an inning and boasted the team's longest hitting streak of season (15 games).
IN HIGH SCHOOL: Four year starter at Shenendehowa where he was named All-Area, All-League, and to the Dream Team his sophomore, junior and senior year...Selected as the Defensive Player of the Year all four years...Also lettered in basketball, golf and tennis.
ROSSI ON HANAN: "Blake has already enjoyed a great career and we will look for him to build upon his success this season. He has developed into one of the league's elite infielders as well as a difficult out at the plate."
STRENGTHS: Hands, Quickness, Consistency