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Jackie Benitez

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Tobyhanna, PA

High School:
Pocono Mountain West

Height:
5-10

Position:
Guard

04/13/2017

Saints Hold 2016-17 KeyBank Siena Basketball Celebration

Annual Event Celebrated 2016-17 Men's and Women's Basketball Season

03/04/2017

Iona Knocks Siena Out of MAAC Tournament

Gaels Top Saints 67-47

03/03/2017

Benitez Named MAAC Defensive Player of the Year

Benitez Becomes Siena's Fifth MAAC Defensive Player of the Year

03/03/2017

MAAC Tournament Central - #4 Siena vs #5 Iona (2:30PM)

Saints and Gaels Faceoff in MAAC Quarterfinals

02/27/2017

Four Saints Earn All-MAAC Acclaim

Women’s Basketball Benitez Named to MAAC First Team

03/07/2017

Women's Basketball vs. Iona (2/26/17)

Women's Basketball vs. Iona (2/26/17)

03/04/2017

Women's Basketball MAAC Quarterfinal vs. Iona (3/4/17)

Women's Basketball MAAC Quarterfinal vs. Iona (3/4/17)

02/13/2017

Women's Basketball Senior Day vs. Quinnipiac (2/12/17)

Women's Basketball Senior Day vs. Quinnipiac (2/12/17). National Women and Girls in Sports Day.

02/13/2017

Women's Basketball vs. Manhattan (2/10/17) - Pink Zone

Women's Basketball vs. Manhattan (2/10/17) - Pink Zone

02/07/2017

Women's Basketball vs. Marist (2/1/17)

Women's Basketball vs. Marist (2/1/17)

GENERAL:
  • Pure shooter who possesses deep range
  • Has tremendous athleticism and can stretch the opponents defense
  • Has an innate passion for the game

AS A FRESHMAN:
  • Named to MAAC All-Rookie Team
  • Three-time MAAC Rookie of the Week
  • Leads all MAAC freshmen in scoring (10.7), steals (1.7) and threes (58)
  • Led the MAAC in free-throw percentage (.821)
  • Recorded a career-high 25 points against Rider (Jan. 8)
  • Has the second highest field goal percentage on the team (.326)
  • Second on the team with most points scored (341)

BEFORE SIENA:
  • Named to the Pennsylvania Sports Writers Class AAAA All-State First Team following both her junior and senior years
  • Finished her high school career with 1,979 points, breaking her school's career scoring record as a junior
  • Averaged 26.3 points (school-record 703 points), 9.5 rebounds, 4.7 steals, 2.5 blocks, 2.0 assists and hit 70 three-pointers her senior year in leading Pocono Mountain West to an Eastern Pennsylvania Conference wild card spot and District 11 4A consolation game
  • 2015-16 EPC First Team All-Star
  • As a junior averaged 23.3 points, 9.7 rebounds and led the Panthers in steals (109) and blocked shots (74) while helping Pocono Mountain West win a second straight Mountain Valley Conference title.
  • Named the Mountain Valley Conference MVP and Pocono Record Player of the Year following her junior season

PERSONAL:
  • Daughter of Edwardo and Renee Benitez
  • Has five siblings

GETTING TO KNOW JACKIE BENITEZ:

    Nickname: Grumpy
    Major: Undeclared
    Instagram handle: @_Maryhope
    What I like most about Siena: The friendly environment
    What I like most about Siena basketball: How close my teammates and I are
    Another Siena sport I follow: Volleyball
    My hobbies are: Getting my nails done
    If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Puerto Rico
    If I was stuck on a deserted island, the one thing I would bring: Cookies
    My biggest fans: My Family
    Best advice I have ever received: Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game
    Person I look up to the most: My sister
    Sport/position I always wanted to try: Gymnastics Floor
    When I'm not playing, you can find me: Eating
    My dream car: Jeep Wrangler

    Favorites
    TV show: Empire
    Flavor of ice cream: Chocolate-chip cookie dough
    App: Snap
    Food: Spanish rice and Beans
    Movie: Space Jam
    Song: I'm Yours by: Justine Skye
    Pro athlete: Elena Delle Donne
    Pro team: Chicago Sky

BENITEZ'S CAREER STATISTICS

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