Jaques, New Staff Settle into Routine After Busy Summer

The new-look Saints tip off the season Nov. 9

Sept. 14, 2012

Ali Jaques isn't 100 percent sure what she has for a team yet, billboards notwithstanding.

On her morning drive on Route 9 from Waterford to the Siena College campus in Loudonville every morning, she passes a huge sign depicting herself and players Lily Grenci and Tehresa Coles.

"The first time I saw it, I almost drove off the road," Siena's new women's basketball head coach said with a laugh on Tuesday.

Jaques and her new staff are in the process of catching up to a marketing campaign, based on the theme "A New Ballgame," that is already in full swing.

That started with partial team workouts this week.

Having worked her way through a hectic mid-summer that included pretty much every task imaginable except evaluating her team, she has finally been able to settle into a routine whereby she can figure out what she has and what she'll do with it in her first season as a head coach.

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