LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena Field Hockey will begin their 23rd season as a Division I program and the fifth season as a MAAC member. The Saints set off on their 2017 campaign at Vermont after being picked sixth in the MAAC preseason poll.
Siena will take on the Catamounts on the road in Burlington at 2 p.m. Fans can view a livestream of the game for free on America East TV or at link at the top of the page. Live stats will only be available through the livestream.
Here’s 10 Things To Know About the Saints Heading Into The 2017 Season
1. Siena returns their leading scorer Fariyah Omarshah from last season.
2. Jaycie St. John was named a Preseason All-MAAC member
3. The Saints were predicted to finish sixth as selected by the league head coaches in the MAAC Preseason Poll
4. Siena faces a new opponent in Miami (Ohio) who they will take on at UAlbany on August 27 at 10:30 a.m.
5. The Saints have seven games at Siena Turf Field this season with their home opener on Saturday, September 9 against Saint Francis (PA) at 1 p.m.
6. For the past two seasons the Saints have won two-games in a row with Sacred Heart being the first of the two wins both seasons
7. Last season the Saints had six games where they fell to their opponent by three goals or less 8. Siena and Vermont faced each other last season with the Catamounts taking the victory 5-2. Vermont also returns their leading scorer Landen Warren.
9. Siena will take on reigning MAAC Champion and NCAA Tournament team Monmouth at Siena Turf Field on October 20. The Saints fell 5-0 to the Hawks last season.
10. The Saints finished fifth in the MAAC standings last season, the top four teams make it to the conference tournament