Siena Women's Basketball vs. Binghamton (Dec. 21, 2013)
GENERAL: Tenacious competitor...Vocal leader...Tireless defender...Improved offensive game...Expected to challenge for starting point guard spot.
AS A JUNIOR: One of three Saints to both play in and start all 31 games...Ranked second on the team in assists (57) and third in steals (42)...Scored a career-high nine points and swiped three steals in win at UMass (12/28/12)...Recorded a career-best four steals in victory at Binghamton (11/24/12)...Scored seven points and grabbed a career-high six rebounds in season-opening win over Fairleigh Dickinson (11/9/12).
AS A SOPHOMORE: Saw action in 25 games and made first five career starts...Dished out career-high four assists in win vs. Rhode Island (11/19/11)...Pulled down four rebounds and collected first career block at Navy (12/7/11).
AS A FRESHMAN: Made 16 appearances...Averaged 1.0 points, 0.3 rebounds and 0.4 assists in 6.4 minutes...Shot 45.5% (5-for-11) from the field...Twice scored season-high four points at Rider (2/14/11) and vs. Marist (2/25/11)...Dished out season-high two assists vs. Canisius (2/27/11).
BEFORE SIENA: Played four years of varsity basketball at North Point High School as the starting point guard...Averaged 11.4 points, 7.2 assists and 5.2 steals as a senior...Over her high school career averaged 10.1 points, 6.8 assists and 6.3 steals while shooting 74% from the free throw line...Holds the school's career assists (510), single-season assists (180) and single-game assists (12) records...First Team All-Conference Maryland Independent selection as a junior and senior and played in the All-Star Game hosted by the Washington Mystics at the Verizon Center...Served as the team captain, and received the squad's Coaches' Award...Also played for a local AAU team...Volunteered as an instructor and referee at student camps, and as an academic tutor.
PERSONAL: Born September 29, 1992...Daughter of David and Angela Stewart...Has a brother, Devonte, and an older sister, Angel Easton...Chose Siena due to its academic programs...Aspires to be a computer technician following graduation...Enjoys writing poetry and both listening to and playing music.
GETTING TO KNOW CIARA STEWART Nickname: Cee One thing I wish people knew about me, but don't is:I iused to kickbox My favorite TV show is: CSI Miami My favorite TV show growing up was: Family Matters The best thing I did this summer was: Cruise to the Bahamas If I could meet anyone it would be: Marrisa Coleman My favorite artist/musical group: Marvin Gaye Favorite Athlete: Ivory Latta The thing I like most about Siena is:The community support Best thing about Siena Basketball: The community support and great fan base My favorite professional sports team is: Pittsburgh Steelers Another sport I like to follow at Siena is: Volleyball My proudest sports moment has been: Making it to the Division I level My favorite class at Siena is: Music Classes My favorite spot on campus is: My room If I didn't play basketball, I would:Be a body builder and a kickboxer The player on the team who I relate to best is: Symone Kelly Why? Weeat a lotof the same food Funniest Player on the Team is: T. Coles CoachJaques' Best Attribute is: Her intensity and realness. My favorite website is: www.jimmyjazz.com Three words that describe me: Funny, Energetic, Intelligent My best Siena Basketball moment has been: Denmark and Italy with my team If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to:Jamaica If I could meet anyone in the world, who would it be? Marrisa Coleman My favorite movies: Home Alone 1-3, Cool Runnings, Sister Act 1,2 My favorite food: Mac & Cheese If I had $10 million I would: Take care of my family (Mom & Dad, Sister, and Grandmother), give to some charites and use the rest to open my own Nun convent LOL
Career Highs: Points: 9 at UMass (12/28/12) FG: 3 (twice) FGA: 8 (twice) 3FG: 1 at Rider (2/14/11) 3FGA: 2 at Navy (12/7/11) Rebounds: 6 vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (11/9/12) Blocks: 1 (three times) Assists: 4 vs. Rhode Island (11/19/11) Steals: 4 at Binghamton (11/24/12) Minutes: 39 at Niagara (1/6/13)