Oct. 16, 2012
Siena women's basketball held its annual Media Day on Monday afternoon and for first year Head Coach Ali Jaques it was an opportunity to formally introduce this years team and speak about the upcoming season. But prior to speaking to the media directly she turned and addressed the team.
"Six months ago I was named your head coach. I can honestly say the excitement level I had on that day has only been increased since then. I wake up every single morning dying to get to work and cant wait to practice and cant wait to get after it and I think its fair to say our team has had similar excitement and its just been a pleasure to coach you guys every day so far."
After replacing long time coach Gina Castelli, Jaques was faced with the challenge of winning over the group that she would lead into the future. Although not an easy task it is clear in speaking with the players she has done just that. Senior captain Lily Grenci gave her thoughts on the transition.
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