LOUDONVILLE, NY -- The Siena Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2017 is headlined by first-ballot selections Ashleigh Barone '12 from women's soccer and Ronald Moore '12 from men's basketball, along with Brent Herbst '11 from men's lacrosse and former men's basketball head coach Fran McCaffery. The quartet will be enshrined in a special ceremony on Sunday, Feb. 18 at noon at the Times Union Center, prior to the men's basketball game vs. Monmouth which tips at 2 p.m.
Register online to attend the pregame ceremony by clicking the button at the top of the page, or by visiting www.siena.edu/halloffame. For more information, contact the Siena College Alumni Relations Office at (518) 783-2430, or by e-mail at email@example.com. The Siena Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2017 will also be recognized at halftime of the basketball game.
Barone becomes the third member of the women's soccer program to be elected to the Siena Athletics Hall of Fame, joining Noel Cox '06 (2011) and Tabitha Tice '11 (2016). The local standout from nearby Clifton Park, New York is the program's all-time career leader in scoring (106), goals (44), and game-winning goals (15), while also ranking tied for fourth in assists (18). The only four-time All-Region selection in program history, Barone tied for the team lead in both scoring (27) and game-winning goals (four), while leading the Saints to their first MAAC Championship during the program's magical 2010 season in which Siena tallied a program record 17 wins, and began the year with 12 consecutive victories to achieve a peak national ranking of 25 for consecutive weeks in the Soccer America Top-25 Poll. Barone burst onto the scene during her record-setting freshman season in 2008 when she posted program single-season records of 35 points, 15 goals, and six-game winning goals in being named the MAAC Rookie of the Year as well as a First Team All-MAAC, MAAC All-Rookie Team, and MAAC All-Tournament Team selection. A three-time Second Team All-MAAC honoree (2009-11) who piloted the Saints to 49 wins including 20 MAAC victories during her illustrious career, she was also tabbed a 2011 Academic All-District selection and an NSCAA East Region Scholar Athlete.
Moore served as the floor general for arguably the greatest three-year run in Siena Basketball history, which yielded three MAAC Championships and NCAA Tournament appearances from 2008-10. The Conshohocken, Pennsylvania native is Siena's all-time leader with 823 assists, while also holding the two highest single-season totals in program history. A member of the winningest class in program history which registered 97 victories and was the only class to post four 20-win seasons, Moore scored 1,070 career points and also ranks third all-time at Siena with 223 steals. A 2010 NABC District I First Team selection, he was one of just 31 national finalists for the 2008-09 Bob Cousy Award which honors the nation's top collegiate point guard. Moore will forever be remembered for making two of the biggest shots in school history in the Saints' 2009 NCAA Tournament win over Ohio State, when he hit the game-tying three to close out the first overtime before connecting on the game-winning three in double overtime. He was a two-time MAAC All-Tournament Team selection (2009, 2010), and a 2010 First Team All-MAAC and 2009 Second Team All-MAAC honoree. Following his time at Siena, Moore has carved out a stellar professional playing career overseas, and recently scored his 1,000th career point in Italy's top league, the Lega Basket Serie A, where he currently plays for Pistoia Basket.
Herbst stacks up amongst college lacrosse's top all-time goalies, as he currently ranks fifth all-time in NCAA Division I history in career goals against average (7.02) and 12th in minutes played (3,504). The Plainview, New York product led the nation with a 6.08 goals against average in 2008 which ranks eighth best in NCAA single-season history, and his 6.34 goals against average in 2009 is 18th best all-time. A two-time USILA Honorable Mention All-American (2009, 2010), Herbst was named the MAAC Rookie of the Year after guiding the Saints to the program's first MAAC Regular Season Championship in 2007, and was tabbed the MAAC Tournament Most Outstanding Player after piloting Siena to the program's initial MAAC Tournament Championship and NCAA Tournament appearance in 2009. The program's all-time leader in goalie wins (42) who also ranks third in saves (614), he was a three-time Second Team All-MAAC honoree (2007, 2008, 2009) and was named the MAAC Defensive Player of the Week a program record 13 times. Herbst led the Saints to 44 wins, three MAAC Regular Season Championships (2007, 2009, 2010) which included a 27-5 conference mark, and capped his stellar career in 2010 by being named the MAAC Defensive Player of the Year, a First Team All-MAAC selection, Senior CLASS Award candidate, and a USILA North/South Senior All-Star Game participant. He later became the first player in Siena Lacrosse history to be drafted into Major League Lacrosse, when he was selected 22nd overall by the Long Island Lizards.
McCaffery led Siena Basketball to the most decorated five-year run in program history, which culminated with the Saints being the only Division I program to win both their regular season and tournament championships for three consecutive years from 2008-10. The Philadelphia native amassed a 112-51 (.687) overall record from 2005-10, including a 68-22 (.756) mark in the MAAC. McCaffery guided Siena to four straight 20-win seasons and MAAC Tournament Championship Game appearances to conclude his tenure in Loudonville, and became the first coach in MAAC history to pilot his program to multiple NCAA Tournament victories in leading the Saints to First Round wins over Vanderbilt (2008) and Ohio State (2009). Named the 2009-10 NABC District I Coach of the Year and 2008-09 MAAC Coach of the Year, he led Siena to school record-tying 27-win seasons in each of his last two years at the helm, which included a program record 15-game winning streak in his final campaign. McCaffery both recruited and coached four fellow Siena Athletics Hall of Famers, and three of the top-five scorers in program history. He brought in arguably the greatest class in school history with the Class of 2010 which was the winningest class in program history with 97 victories, and was the only group to win 20 or more games in all four years and win three MAAC Championships. McCaffery, who has led each of the four programs he has coached to the NCAA Tournament, is currently in his eighth season as the head coach at the University of Iowa.