|Jessica Peluso 8
Tri-captain this season...A quick athlete who made the transition from midfield to forward as a sophomore, and is now the team's premier attacker entering the season...Great speed and vision are chief assets...Will be called upon to finish scoring chances this season...Appeared in 14 games, starting five times as a junior...Scored one goal and recorded two assists...Selected to the NEC All-Academic Team as well as the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad following junior season...Played in all 17 games as a sophomore notching one assist and seven shots...Named to NEC All-Academic Team as a sophomore as well...As a freshman, Peluso saw action in 13 games, starting twice...Recorded one goal as a rookie...No stranger to success, Peluso helped Red Hook win the league sectionals all four years in high school...She also played in the State Finals her freshman year and was selected as a MHAL Second Team All-Star...Named to the All-Academic team and received the Scholar Athlete Award...Chose Siena for its size, location, campus and reputation...A marketing and management major...Daughter of Peter and Karen Peluso...Born July 19, 1983.
What do you like most about being a student athlete at Siena?
There are many things I love about being a student athlete at Siena. First, you automatically click with many of your teammates, and become great friends from the start due to the common interest you have with field hockey. Another good thing about being a student athlete is that it helps you budget your time and keep your grades up, while at the same time allowing for time to have fun. Finally, being an athlete keeps you in shape and is a great way to help you from gaining the "Freshman 15"!
What will you miss most when you graduate?
There are more things than I can count that I am going to miss when I graduate. I have an incredible bond with my teammates on and off the field. Being together day in and day creates friendships that could never be duplicated elsewhere. The time we have spent together as a team, both good and bad, has formed memories I will never forget, and those times are what I am going to miss the most when I graduate.