Oct. 31, 2012
There are a number of words to describe the Siena women's basketball junior class. I will give you a hint. Timid, lazy and unmotivated are not among them. Hard-working, fiery and nasty is more like it. This group of six players have been through many ups and downs together and as individuals and they are determined to fight back and show they have something to prove. With only one senior on the roster their experience will be counted on to help make this season successful. Here is a look at this years junior class.
Ciara Stewart appeared in 25 games last season, starting in five. She is likely to play an increasingly significant role this season playing significant minutes as point guard. Head Coach Ali Jaques describes Stewart's determination to heighten her role.
"Ciara is the hardest working player on the team, bar none. I can think of numerous examples of when she's in early, she stays late and for a point guard, who needs to direct people and run the team, she works harder than anybody else so far. That doesn't mean the rest of them don't work hard, cause trust me they're working at it."
Clara Sole Anglada played in all 29 games last season, starting in 16. She averaged 7.9 points and 6.1 rebounds in 24 minutes per game. She was the leading shot blocker with 20 and was second on the team in threes (27), three-point field goal percentage (36.0%) and rebounding. She scored in double figures 10 times and finished the season very strong displaying a solid inside and outside game. Coach Jaques describes her toughness on the court.
"Don't let that pretty smile fool ya 'cause shes pretty nasty. I like how hard she plays and I like the versatility in her game. I think we're gonna see great things out of her this year. Clara is a multi dimensional player and I'm looking forward to using her in a lot of different ways and her team mates have seen her be able to step outside play inside do a lot of different things."
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