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Saints' Jaques Bringing Intensity
Jaques makes her regular season head coaching debut for the Saints Friday

 
Jaques makes her regular season head coaching debut for the Saints Friday
 

Nov. 4, 2012

By: Mark Singelais, Albany Times Union

LOUDONVILLE -- Although she is entrusted with the future of the Siena women's basketball program, first-year head coach Ali Jaques took a break to look back on her own playing career before the Saints began practicing this month.

Jaques slipped in a video of the 1996-97 season, when she helped New York University win the NCAA Division III championship. She grabbed the rebound that led to the go-ahead layup in the closing seconds as NYU beat Wisconsin-Eau Claire for the title.

"I watch our highlight film from that year every year before I start practice," Jaques said. "Just because it reminds me how special a time that was in my life and how exciting that was."

The Siena women will try to create their own winning memories under Jaques, a Northwestern assistant hired in the off-season to replace Gina Castelli, who parted ways with the school after eight consecutive losing seasons.

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