Michael  Battiste
Michael Battiste


Niskayuna, N.Y.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200


GENERAL: Has tremendous size, great strength and solid ball skills.

2005: Started in three of 19 games...Tied career high with two goals...Attempted 19 shots.

2004: Started 18 of 19 games...Scored two goals...Had a game-winner against Manhattan (10/31)...Recorded a team-high 10 shots.

2003: Sat out per NCAA regulations after transferring from Buffalo.

BEFORE SIENA: Lettered four years of varsity soccer and three years of varsity baseball at Niskayuna...Named First Team All-State as a senior...Was the Class A Player of the Year Runner Up that same year...Named Second Team All-State in baseball his senior year.

PERSONAL: Born September 20, 1983...The son of David and Cynthia Battiste...A marketing and management major...Has an older brother, Matt, who attended Lafayette University and a younger brother Scott.

CURTO ON BATTISTE: "Michael will be asked to play a variety of defensive positions, but will be sent forward offensively to create scoring opportunities where he can take advantage of his aggressiveness and size."

BATTISTE CAREER STATISTICS Year GP Goals Assists GWG Points 2005 18 2 0 0 4 2004 19 2 0 1 4 Totals 37 4 0 1 8