|Ashley Smaldon 18
GENERAL: Smaldon is a potent scoring threat who has provided instant offense to the Saints' line-up the past three seasons...Creative player who has a knack for finding the back of the cage...Ended last season fourth on the team with five points and two goals?Finished second on the Saints in scoring in both her freshman and sophomore campaign...Recorded eight goals on 23 shots as a sophomore and scored four goals as a freshman...Honored as NEC Rookie of the Week following the first week of her collegiate career...The forward played her high school career at Rome Free Academy where she was an All-State honorable mention selection following her senior year...Recipient of scholar-athlete recognition and coaches' award at RFA, where she was also a member of the jazz ensemble and starred in softball, lacrosse and basketball...A psychology major, Smaldon elected to attend Siena because of its campus and academics...Sister Brandi went to Cobelskill and younger sister Janie is in high school...The daughter of Jim and Donna Smaldon...Born May 5, 1982 in Rome, N.Y.
Why I Play Field Hockey
I play field hockey because I love the sport. I love the feeling of intensity that both teams have during the game time. Sometimes there is just so much energy and aggression out on the field at once, its unreal.
I also play field hockey because of my teammates. Ever since junior high I have played on a field where there was a tight group of friends. It is the same here at Siena, where most of us are best friends, which makes the game even more enjoyable to play.
The best feeling ever, is at the end of a game, when you can walk off the field, win or lose, and know you gave it your all.
That?s Why I Play Field Hockey