|Nathalie Marchino 33
GENERAL: A quick, athletic slasher who has shown the ability to score...Legitimate perimeter threat...Solid defender...Often draws the opposition's top scoring guard.
AS A JUNIOR: Played in all 33 games, starting 24 games, including 12 straight after the first four games of the season and 12 of the final 13 games played...Scored in double figures nine times...Matched her career high with 14 points at St. Peter's (2/15/03)...Scored 10 points while grabbing a season-high eight rebounds against Iona (1/6/03)...Averaged nine points and seven rebounds during Siena's first-place showing at the Hawk Classic...Began the year by knocking down her first five three-point field goal attempts...Named to MAAC All-Academic Team.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Saw action in 25 games, starting the first three...Missed five games early in the season with a sprained ankle...Played over 10 minutes 12 times...Shot 49 percent from the field from backcourt position and made eight of 18 three-pointers...Set career-high with 14 points against Marist (1/16/02) and matched it in Siena's MAAC-clinching win over Saint Peter's (2/21/02)...Made all four of her shots, including two threes against Peahens...Tallied 12 points, four rebounds, four assists and five steals against Holy Cross (11/24/01).
AS A FRESHMAN: Saw playing time in 20 games...Sparked the Saints with seven points and three rebounds against St. Mary's (12/30/00)...Played 14 solid minutes in back-to-back home games against Rider and Niagara.
HIGH SCHOOL/PERSONAL: Born on July 27, 1981...The daughter of Francis and Eufemia Marchino... Marchino played her high school basketball at Sacred Heart High in New York City...Led her team to a second place finish in the CHSAA Class B Tournament...Averaged 15 ppg, 5 rpg, 8 apg and 3 spg as a junior... Played internationally in Switzerland for the Bernex Geneva Basket club team ...Team finished third consecutive years in the Swiss Championships...Won the junior Nationals in Las Vegas with the Philadelphia Bells...Finished in the top five of her class academically out of 822 graduating students.