|Kaitlin Auciello 17
Returns to the Saints after missing last season due to an injury...A talented player who adds depth to the Saints' attack...Possesses good stick skills and above average speed...Tied for fifth on the team in scoring as a sophomore with four points (two goals)...Also led the squad in shooting percentage, scoring her two goals on just three shots (67%)...Named to NEC All-Academic team as well as NFHCA All-American Academic squad as a sophomore and junior...Was a three sport athlete in high school, where she was recognized as a Woonsocket Call All-Star and received the Field Hockey Sportsmanship award...Led her team to a District Championship in 1999...Sister Tara attends Bridgewater State College and sister Alyssa is entering Siena this fall...Chose Siena because of the great atmosphere and friendly people...A marketing and management major at Siena...Daughter of Michael and Debra Auciello...Born February 6, 1983.
What do you like most about being a student athlete at Siena?
I love the fact that the minute I stepped on the field as a freshman I instantly had 20 great teammates and friends, each of whom understood the commitment of not only being a student, but also an athlete. We are there for each other both on and off the field. Although being a student athlete at Siena is a huge time commitment, it has been a rewarding experience, teaching me the importance of focus and dedication.
What will you miss most when you graduate?
When I graduate from Siena, one of the toughest things is going to be starting a new phase in my life. Ever since sixth grade I have played field hockey and it's something I have always done. It was an easy decision after high school...of course I was going to play in field hockey in college. I couldn't imagine not playing the sport I have grown to love. I can't believe how fast my four years at Siena have gone by, and it is sad thinking this is my last year at school. I will miss my coach and teammates as we go our separate ways, but I am glad to have had an opportunity to play with them and represent Siena.