|Moises Rivera 7
GENERAL: A versatile infielder who transferred to Siena from the University of Maine...Played a variety of infield positions in his first year with the Green and Gold and batted at several spots throughout the lineup...Versatility will gain be useful this year...Will be a key on offense and defense to team's success...Gained quality experience as part of two Maine teams that posted NCAA regional appearances.
AS A JUNIOR: Started all 42 games last season...Batted .229 with seven doubles and two home runs...Scored 21 runs and drove in 11...Swiped six bases in as many attempts...Batted 3-for-8, scored three runs and drew three walks in series at Tennessee (3/9-3/11)...Batted .395 in the first 10 games of the season.
BEFORE SIENA: Batted .216 last season at Maine...Struck out only four times while getting eight hits in 37 at bats...Three-year captain for Bill Defino at New Paltz Senior HS...Batted .412 as a senior with one home run...HS team finished in third place in the Section IX Finals...Named the Mid-Hudson Athletic League Player of the Year...Named to the Times Herald Record First Team...Also earned Academic honors.
ROSSI ON RIVERA: "Moe started off strong last year, showing he could compete against some of the top pitching in the country. He needs to have a great year for the team to be successful. He will compete for playing time at all infield positions."