General: Has a real scoring sense...Solid left footed shot...Very fast player with breakaway speed...Mature player who possesses a great understanding of the game and above-average footwork.
As a Junior: Started all 20 games last season...Scored one goal against St. Bonaventure (9/9).
As a Sophomore: Started 14 of 17 games played...Registered one goal and two assists to finish the season with four points...Notched the game winning goal to send the Siena past Manhattan on Oct. 6.
As a Freshman: Started five of 15 games...Took three shots on goal.
Before Siena: Lettered three years of varsity soccer and four years of varsity hockey at Shaker...Selected Athlete of the Week numerous times throughout high school career...Named team captain and Shaker's Player of the Year his senior season...Named Offensive MVP and team's leading scorer his junior year...Played for the Olympic Development Program in 2003-04...Has played for the Empire State Alleycats since 1997.
Personal: Born February 20, 1987...The son of Robert and Barbara Cardinell...A marketing and management major...Has an older brother, Derek, who attended Cornell University...Has an older sister, Cassandra, who attended Indiana University...Cassandra was a 2004 Olympian in Synchronized 10 Meter Diving.
Elliott on Cardinell: "Ross is prepared to take his game to the next level this season. He has worked hard in the offseason to improve his technical skills and to bulk up in the weight room. Ross is a player who can score outside the box and who has a crafty ability to find the net when he is around the goal. He will see significant minutes at the left midfield position."