The 'Q' Factor

Kevin Quaranto

May 23, 2011

Kevin Quaranto was awarded MAAC Player of the Week honors Monday after leading Siena's charge to their first MAAC Tournament since 2008. It's the first such award for the senior co-captain this season, and the third time a Siena player has taken home the hardware in 2011.

He started the scoring with a two-run home run in the first inning of game one, a 3-2 Siena win, and went 3-for-3 with two RBI in clinching 5-3 victory in game two. Quaranto batted .667 (6-for-9) in the three-game series with five RBI, three runs scored and a 1.111 slugging percentage. He also reached base in 75% of his plate appearances and now boasts a .461 on-base percentage this season, good for third in the MAAC.

Siena players have won two Player of the Week trophies in a row to end the regular season, and the Green and Gold will look to ride that hot streak into this week's MAAC Tournament at Waterfront Park in Trenton, N.J. The third-seeded Saints will first take the field on Thursday night at 7 p.m. against second-seeded Rider.