|Michelle Blot 24
GENERAL: Co-captain...Winning mentality...Great contributor...Pure clutch shooter...Has good size for guard position...Explosive scorer...Smart all-around player...Very talented and can do many things, score, rebound, defend and assist...Tough defensive match-up...Can play inside and out...Extremely versatile.
AS A JUNIOR: Finished second on the team in blocks with 18 on the year... Started in all 29 games... Fouled out of a team-high two games... Averaged a career-high 7.6 ppg... One of two regulars to have more assists (64) than turnovers (62)... Had a career high 17 points against Iona (12/5/05)... Tallied double-figures seven times including four straight from Jan. 14-22... Hit two free throws to win the game against Dartmouth (1/2/05)... Averaged a career-best 30 mpg... Named to the 2005 New York Lottery MAAC Women's Basketball All-Academic Team...
AS A SOPHOMORE: Finished the season first in blocks with 14...Grabbed 119 rebounds (39 Off / 80 Def)...Nabbed 35 assists...Snatched 30 steals...Avg. 7.1 ppg...5.0 rpg...Had a season high seven assists against MAAC opponent Iona (1/14/04)...
AS A FRESHMAN: Appeared in 27 games in her first season at Siena...Established a career-high with eight points against Rider (1/12/03)...Came off the bench to score four points and pull down five rebounds in a preseason WNIT loss to Penn State (11/17/02)...Averaged 5.5ppg and 3rpg during two outings at the MAAC Tournament...Among six saints to make ten or more three-point shots in 2002-03...
BEFORE SIENA: 1000-point career scorer who was a Street and Smith's Honorable Mention All-American...Nominated to McDonald's All-American Team...National Honor Society member...Named Second Team All-State her junior and senior years...Led team to Federation Championship her junior season and scored a Federation-record 43 points in title game...Selected to Up-State New York All Star team...Three year letter winner in cross country.
PERSONAL: Born on November 1, 1984...The daughter of Kim and Carolyn Blot...Has three sisters, twin sister, Renee attends Siena...Chose Siena over Vermont, Providence, St. Bonaventure, LaSalle and others due to quality of education and basketball program.
THE BLOT FILE
What basketball player when growing up did you most want to be like and why?
I didn't have one player that I looked up to. I think I focused most on outplaying the best player on the opposing team, whoever that was.
What is the funniest or strangest thing that has happened to you while you have been playing basketball?
I was really scrawny and tiny when I was younger and I didn't see a screen coming one time and I flew to the ground. That and I also scored in the other teams hoop on a few occasions.
If you could play one person and either learn from or school them, who would it be and why?
Definitely Michael Jordan. How could you not want to school the best basketball player ever! Even just learning from him would be great.
Who first taught or introduced the game of basketball to you? Explain
My dad stands out the most. Plus, my older sisters played and I always went to the games. It was a family thing I guess.
If you had a motto to live by, what would it be?
Love all. Trust a few. Do wrong to no one.
What is your goal for this season?
I want to improve all my stats from last season and to win the MAAC Championship.
If we caught you sneaking a treat, what kind of food is your guilty pleasure?
Ice Cream, hands down!
Tell me something about you that might surprise me?
I would love to learn to speak French
If you could go anywhere in the world with anyone, where would you be and with who?
That's my little secret, lol.
What's your favorite book?
The one I am reading now, Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen.
2004-2005 (Career) Highs
Points: 17 vs. Iona (12/5/04)
FG: 6 vs. Fairfield (1/30/04)
FGA: 12 (twice)
3FG: 3 (five times)
3FGA: 8 (twice)
Rebounds: 12 vs. Canisius (1/24/04)
Blocks: 3 (twice)
Assists: 7 (twice)
Steals: 4 (twice)
Minutes: 40 (three times)
MICHELLE BLOT'S CAREER STATS