Jansone Named MAAC Player of the Week

Dec. 31, 2002

Junior center Liene Jansone (Riga Latvia/Riga Secondary #45) was named Player of the Week for the week ending December 29, following a pair of strong performances that helped the Saints capture the Hawk Classic Championhship.

Jansone led Siena through two games in points and rebounds (30 points, 23 rebounds), recording her fourth-straight double-double (13 points, 14 rebounds) in a 54-41 victory over Hartford and knocking down 17 points and pulling in nine rebounds in a 72-69 win over host team Saint Joseph's to capture the Hawk Classic Championship. For her efforts, Jansone was named the Tournament MVP.

Jansone lists first on the team in points (16.5 ppg) and rebounds (9.4 rpg) and has lead the team in points in eight of 10 games played and rebounds in five of 10. She has recorded 165 points to date this season and is just 62 points shy of 1,000 career points.

The Saints return to action on the first day of the New Year when they face Florida International in Miami, Florida. Tip-off is set for 2:00 p.m.