Rossiter Shares Final MAAC POW

Feb. 28, 2011

Ryan Rossiter was named MAAC co-Player of the Week Monday, sharing the honor with Rider forward Novar Gadson. Rossiter wins the award for the second straight week, fifth time this season and eighth time in his career.

Fittingly, Rossiter saved his best for last. He scored a career-high 34 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in Siena's Senior Night win over archrival Marist. In the process, he broke Siena's 61-year old single-season rebounding record, and racked up the 66th double-double of his career.

Rossiter registered 16 points and 15 rebounds in the Saints' hard-fought loss at regular-season champion Fairfield Friday night. It was the 13th time he grabbed at least 15 rebounds in a game this season.

Rossiter now leads the MAAC in scoring (19.1 ppg) and rebounding (13.4 rpg). He is looking to become the first player to do that since LaSalle's Lionel Simmons (1989-90).

Rossiter averaged 25 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks in the final week of regular-season play, while shooting 50% from the field and 90% (18-20) from the foul line. Siena's all-time leading rebounder, ranks second nationally in rebounding and double-doubles this season.

He is third all-time on the MAAC's single-season and career rebounding charts, and could move into second on the career list and first on the single-season list this weekend. Rossiter also stands just three points shy of cracking Siena's top-10 scorers with 1,429 career points, and he ranks third with 162 blocks.

Gadson averaged 24 points and 11 rebounds while shooting 54.5 percent from the field and 62.5 percent from three-point range in a pair of Rider wins to close out the regular season. He also collected four steals, including one in the final seconds against Saint Peter's to score the final basket and seal the win.