LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. -Siena Field Hockey Head Coach Kara Zappone announced the addition of eight to the program. The eight additions include seven players from four different states and one player from another country.
“We could not be more excited about these incoming 8 players to Siena Field Hockey,” said head coach Zappone. “They all bring a variety of skills to our program that will push us to be able to do new things. We have a strong group of attackers with Maggie, Isabelle, and Stephanie who are all from the local area and know how to score goals! Jessica and Maeve are going to bring some smart hockey and quick attacking from the midfield. Their level of fitness is going to contribute to tactics we already have implemented with returning players.
A two-time Suburban Council First Team Selection, Maggie Conway will join the Saints from Saratoga Springs, New York. She holds the Saratoga Springs High School career goals record with 44 along with the goals in a season record of 16. Conway is a four-time Futures National Futures Championship selection. She was part of the 2014-15 USA U16 Junior National Indoor Team.
Named a 2016 Division I Northeast Field Hockey League All Star, Maeve Gordon makes her way to Siena from West Milford, New Jersey. She was named to the 2016 First Team All Passaic County and was ranked #1 for 2016. Gordon is a two-time First Team Division 2 All Northeast Field Hockey Conference selection. Gordon was tabbed a Second Team All State selection. She ended her career at West Milford High School with 14 goals and 25 assists. Gordon was a two-time Team Most Valuable Player. She is also a two-time member of USA Field Hockey Futures.
Stephanie Hand will join the Saints after serving as a team captain for both the JV and Varsity programs at Queensbury High School. Hand broke the school recorded for both goals scored in a single season with 36 and most career goals scored with 75. The Queensbury, New York native is a three-time First Team All Star. She was tabbed a two-time All State Field Hockey Player. Hand was the 2015 Field Hockey Player of the Year and earned the 2016 Most Valuable Player award. She is also a member of the USA Field Hockey Futures Program.
In six of the last seven seasons, Jessica Hewitt led both her high school and middle school teams in assists.
A four-year scholar athlete, Isabelle Kuzmich will join the Saints program from Greenwich High School. She was a two-year varsity captain and played for the varsity program all four years.
Breanna Miller recorded a .913 career save percentage in goal for Bishop Eustace Prep. The Voorhees, New Jersey native tallied 27 shutouts in her high school career. She is a two-time Futures USA Field Hockey National Futures Championship Selection. Miller holds the school recorded for number of saves with 402. She earned the Team Defensive Most Valuable Player award in 2016.
A First Team All-Patriot Conference member in 2016, Claire Quigley will join the Saints after playing at South County High School. Quigley was a team captain during her senior season. The Fairfax Station, Virginia native was named to the Second Team All-Patriot Conference in 2015 after being a conference finalist. In 2014, her team won the Patriot Conference Championship and became a regional finalist. This past season, Quigley helped Rampage Club qualify for the National Indoor Tournament. She is a two-time member of USA Field Hockey Futures.
Taking the longest journey to Siena, Alex Worrallo comes from Worcester, England. She was the 2016 Senior Year Team MVP at Malvern College. Worrallo earned the Club U16 Player of the Year award. She was the team captain on the Swifts Hockey Tour in 2014 when she was under 15 but playing up on the U18 team. Worrallo played three season on Stourport Ladies 1st XI which competed at a national level.
The eight additions will add onto a squad that is set to return two of their top four scorers from a team who scored their most goals in a season since 2009. They will join a team that finished fifth in the MAAC and was just two wins away from earning a spot in the conference tournament.