Siena Boasts School Record 147 Honorees
Department Hands Out Awards at Annual Year-End Celebration
Three Saints Receive Individual Recognition
Seven Saints Earn All-Academic Honors
Saints to Honor Senior Class
2012: Named to the NEC Academic Honor Roll...Led team offensively with 3 goals, 7 points and 18 shots...Started all 15 games for the Saints with season high points (2) against Pacific (9/13), Bryant (10/7) and Robert Morris (10/14).
2011: Selected to the Division I National Academic Squad... Named to the NEC Commissioner's and Fall Academic Honor Roll...Played in all 18 games, making 16 starts...Totaled four points collecting one goal and two assists...Scored a goal at Lehigh (9/28)...Dished out assists against Robert Morris (10/16) and Bryant (10/30).
2010: An NEC Commissioner's Honor Roll selection, reserved only for student-athletes with 3.75 GPA's or higher...Also an NEC Fall Academic Honor Roll selection and a SGI/NFHCA Collegiate National Academic Team honoree...One of three Saints to play in and start all 18 games...Assisted on the game-winning goal against Holy Cross (9/9).
BEFORE SIENA: Earned four letters in field hockey at Quabbin Regional...Also earned four letters in both indoor and outdoor track and three letters in softball (outfield)...2010 McDonald's McScholar Athlete...Served as captain senior year, leading her team to the Division I District E Finals...Named a Telegram and Gazette Division I All-Star, while also earning League All-Star and MVP honors her senior year...2010 Joanna Paquette Sr. Academic All-Star Award recipient...Member of the National Honor Society and Blue Gold Key Society...Awarded the Smith College Book Award, Award of Academic Excellence and Worcester County Superintendent's Association Scholar.
PERSONAL: Born March 26, 1992 in Worcester, Mass....The daughter of Denis and Karen dela Gorgendiere...Has an older sister, Danielle, who attends Mt. Holyoke College and an older brother, David, who attended UMass-Dartmouth...An elementary education major...Also recruited by Washington and Jefferson...Enjoys working and volunteering at Camp Putnam Fresh Air Camp, snowboarding, spending time outside and driving her Jeep.
WHY I CHOSE SIENA: "I chose Siena Field Hockey because I wanted to be a part of a welcoming and close team that was always working hard to improve their game and I could tell that was what this team was all about."
ZAPPONE ON DELA GORGENDIERE: "Cory's fitness is one of her strongest attributes. This skill allows her to be a threat on both sides of the ball. She can attack hard, and get back to defend just as fast. This is such a benefit late in the game."
GETTING TO KNOW CORY DELA GORGENDIERE
Sport/Position I always wanted to try: Gymnastics
My dream job: An ice cream truck driver
If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to: Anywhere where I can swim.
My dream car: I have my dream car, a Jeep Wrangler, so my new dream car would be a VW Bus.
Future plans: I plan to be a math teacher.
What I like most about Coach Zappone: The fact that she doesn't discourage dessert...and the fact that she seems really composed and prepared for us and our season. I really love Coach's positive attitude!
My favorite type of ice cream: Mocha Chocolate Chip
My favorite food: Steamed Broccoli
My favorite song: "Nobody Right, Nobody Wrong" by Michael Franti