GENERAL: Tri-captain...Displays leadership both on and off the court...First Team All-MAAC honoree last season and 2005 MAAC Rookie of the Year...Clutch performer...Significant presence in the post...Great instincts on the boards...Physical on the blocks...Double-Double threat...Good help defender...Quick at defending on the perimeter...Nice footwork in the pivot...Prolific scorer...Excellent knowledge of the game.
AS A JUNIOR: Selected to All-MAAC First Team...Started all 29 appearances...Posted 15.2 ppg ranking third in the MAAC...Advanced to 13th all-time on the program's career scoring chart (1,226 points)...Finished second in the league in field goal percentage (.558)...Secured 14th best rebounding average in the conference (5.7 rpg)...Proclaimed MAAC Player of the Week twice (Dec. 4 and Feb. 5)...Set a career-high scoring 28 points versus Drexel (11/29/06)...Pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds at Rider (2/17/07)...Drained a buzzer beater to top Canisius (2/3/07)...Shot a perfect 7-for-7 from the field at Vermont (1/1/07)...Delivered six 20-point games...Tallied three double-doubles...Led the Saints in scoring on 16 occasions...Scored 1,000th career point versus Loyola (1/14/07)...Became ninth player in program history to join 1,000-point club in her third season...Posted double figures in 23 contests.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Started 27 of 28 games...Averaged 30.3 mpg...Named to All-MAAC Second Team...Led team in points (14.1 ppg) and field goal percentage (50.5%)...Finished fourth in the league in scoring and field goal percentage...Recorded three double-doubles...Placed second on team with 5.4 rpg...Tied for 13th in league at rebounding...Tallied 26 steals...Shot 74.8% from the free-throw line...Finished ninth in league for free throw percentage...Led Saints in scoring 12 times... Tallied career high seven assists versus UAlbany (11/23/05)...Scored her 750th career point in the season finale against Saint Peter's (2/26/06)...Grabbed her 300th career rebound at Iona (2/19/06)...
AS A FRESHMAN: Played in 29 games, including 21 starts... Led the team in field goals (131), field goal percentage (.539), free throws made (129), points (391) and points per game (13.5ppg)... 22 times she recorded double-figure scoring including five games with 20 or more points... Attained double-digit rebounding outputs three times and in each of those scored in double-figures to account for three double-double's... 10 times she snared four or more offensive rebounds including four games where she had six or more... Swatted a career-high three shots against UT-Martin (11/26/04)... Snared a career-high four steals against Loyola (1/28/05)... Had her first back-to-back 20+ point games against Niagara (2/5/05) and Rider (2/7/05)... Hit on 11-of-12 free throws against Fairfield (3/4/05) in a game she tied her career-high with 23 points...
BEFORE SIENA: A three-year varsity soccer player...Named to Street & Smith Honorable Mention (2003)...Ranked 3rd in the Country in AAU (Summer 2003)...Named Springfield Republican Newspaper Athlete of the Week three times...Western Massachusetts Champions...4th Player to reach 1500 points and 1,000+ rebounds...Named the 22nd player to score 1,500 points or more (1,509 points and 1,023 rebounds- 4 years) in Western Massachusetts history...Garnered Massachusetts Basketball Coaches Association Western Mass Player of the Year...Awarded Massachusetts Basketball Coaches State Player of the Year...Named All League for four years...Named to McDonald's 2004 All American Girl's H.S. Team...Sports Illustrator All American Teen Honor Roll...Basketball Hall of Fame...Led the Falcons to State Champions (2003-04)...Winner of the Vi Goodnow Award...Two year captain...
PERSONAL: The daughter of Linda and Ronald Menty...Born June 11, 1986...Brother Stephen Menty attends Tufts University...Majoring in Business...Chose Siena over 31 Division I schools including Boston University and Georgetown...
The Laura Menty File
My favorite sports team is: Boston Red Sox
One thing I wish people knew about me is: I laugh at everything
The funniest member on the team is:: Jess Edmonds
My favorite movie is: Lion King
My idols are: My parents
If you could meet anyone in the world I would chose to meet: Oprah
If I could play anyone 1-on-1 I would play: My Dad
Three words that best describe me are: Nice, funny, and caring
My favorite athletes are: Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz
My favorite food is: Buffalo Chicken Salad
My favorite musicians are: Nelly, Jay-Z and Lil' Wayne