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Siena Women's Basketball Program Timeline

1970 Siena starts up first club team with head coach Tim Devine
1974-75 Saints enter first season with varsity status, 10-4 under Ellen McEwen
1979-80 First 20-win season under John Cusack and Joe Hogan
1979-80 Vicki Aromando's 23.7 ppg sets highest single season scoring mark
1979-83 Four consecutive seasons with 20+ wins
1979-83 Mary Gaudreau scores 2,084 career points which remains as the school record
1980 Vicki Aromando selected CoSIDA Academic All-America, First Team and is first player to score 1,000 points
1980-81 Mary Gaudreau's 41 point game is single highest scoring output in program history
1981 & 82 Mary Gaudreau selected CoSIDA Academic All America, First Team
1983-84 First season playing in Division I, 19-9
1984 First coach to record 100-wins Joe Hogan in 96-40 win over Delaware State
1984 Ann Marie Graney named to CoSIDA District II Academic All-America, First Team
1984 Heidi Harkins named to CoSIDA District II Academic All-America, First Team
1985-86 Laura Lord swats a program best 74 shots, 2.6 bpg
1987 Shawn Shafer selected to Women's Basketball Yearbook Freshman All-America, Second Team
1987 Vicki Aromando becomes first women's basketball player enshrined in Siena Hall of Fame
1988 Mary Gaudreau elected to Siena Hall of Fame
1989-90 Siena joins the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference
1990-91 Gina Castelli named seventh head coach of women's basketball program and becomes the first rookie coach to record 20-wins
1991 Heidi Harkins becomes third player enshrined in Siena Hall of Fame
1991 Val Higgins named GTE Academic All-America, Second Team
1991 Gina Castelli named New York State Division I Coach of the Year
1991-92 Michelle Collins first to attain 97 steals in a season, 3.5 spg
1992 Catherine Rousseau entered into Siena Hall of Fame
1993-94 First regular season championship as members of the MAAC
1994 Ann-Marie Graney enshrined into Siena Hall of Fame
1994 Lisa Serafino named GTE/CoSIDA District II Academic All-America, First Team
1994 Liz Lops selected Kodak All-America, Honorable Mention
1996 Kristen Bernert named to GTE/CoSIDA District II Academic All-America, First Team
1996-97 Melanie Halker grabs a program best 341 caroms in a season, 12.2 rpg
1998 Val Higgins inducted into Siena Hall of Fame
1998-99 First trip to the WNIT, beat Georgetown and lost to Wisconsin in second round
1999 Gina Castelli recognized for the second time as New York State Division I Coach of the Year
2000 Liz Lops enshrined into Siena Hall of Fame
2000-01 First NCAA appearance for Saints, lose to Colorado
2001-02 Second appearance in postseason WNIT, loss to St. Joseph's
2002 Gunta Basko selected Kodak District II All-America
2002 Gina Castelli wins her sixth MAAC Coach of the Year Award
2002-03 Third appearance in postseason WNIT, beat Seton Hall and lost to Creighton
2002-03 Set single season victory record with 25-8 mark
2003 Kim Colunio inducted into Siena Hall of Fame
2003 Gunta Basko named Kodak District II All-America
2003-04 Fourth consecutive season with at least a share of the MAAC regular season crown
2004-05 Gina Castelli records career victory #250 in a 56-46 win over Manhattan
2005 Melanie Halker becomes ninth basketball player enshrined in Siena Hall of Fame
11/18/2005 First ACC school to come to the ARC, Maryland vs. Siena
12/9/2005 Program wins its 500th varsity game, defeating Manhattan 55-40
2006-07 Laura Menty and Kate Dooley become the 22nd and 23rd players to score 1,000 points
2007-08 Laura Menty leads the league with 19.1 ppg (6th highest scoring average in school history)
2/6/2009 Program wins its 200th MAAC game, defeating Loyola 65-46
12/5/2009 Gina Castelli becomes third coach in MAAC WBB History to record 300 wins in a 65-61 OT win over UAlbany
2/19/2011 Serena Moore becomes just the 13th player in MAAC history to reach 1,000 points, 600 rebounds and 100 blocks for her career
2010-11 Serena Moore leads the MAAC in scoring (14.8) and rebounding (8.7) while ranking second in the league in blocks (1.7)
2/26/12 Program wins its 250th MAAC game overall (includes regular and postseason), winning 69-57 at Canisius
4/12/12 Ali Jaques is introduced as the eighth head coach in program history

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