Bryana  Borrelli
Bryana Borrelli

Position:
Head Coach

Career Record:
18-33 (7-17 MAAC)

08/21/2017

Lacrosse Hosts Clinic and Prospect Day Sept. 24

Clinic Hosted For Kids Grade 9-12

07/14/2017

Borrelli to Coach at World Cup Lacrosse Festival

Coach Borrelli To Coach DI Elite Team

04/13/2017

Spring Debut of Saints Alive! Airs This Week

First Spring Show Highlights Siena’s Lacrosse Programs

01/26/2017

MAAC Lacrosse Preseason Awards Show to Air Feb. 7 at 7PM on MAAC.TV

Men's and Women's Lacrosse Preseason Poll and All-MAAC Teams Set to be Released

01/26/2017

MAAC Lacrosse Preseason Awards Show to Air Wednesday at 7PM on MAAC.TV

Men's and Women's Lacrosse Preseason Poll and All-MAAC Teams Set to be Released

05/01/2015

Women's Lacrosse MAAC Quarterfinals (4/25/15)

Women's Lacrosse MAAC Quarterfinals (4/25/15)

04/24/2015

Women's Lacrosse vs. Niagara (4/24/15)

Women's Lacrosse vs. Niagara (4/24/15)

03/12/2015

Women's Lacrosse vs. UMass Lowell (3/11/15)

Women's Lacrosse vs. UMass Lowell (3/11/15)

03/03/2015

Women's Lacrosse vs. Vermont (2/25/15)

Women's Lacrosse vs. Vermont (2/25/15)

Bryana Borrelli enters her fourth season as the head coach of the Siena College women's lacrosse program. Appointed the sixth head coach in program history on August 4, 2014, Borrelli spent the previous two seasons as an assistant coach at Duquesne University.


"Bryana is a rising star in the profession with great knowledge of the game from her experience both as a top player and as an assistant coach," said vice president and director of athletics John D'Argenio upon Borrelli's hiring. "Her progressive experience as an assistant and her passion for the game will benefit our student athletes."

In her third season at the helm, Borrelli boasted MAAC Rookie of the Year Alexis Deaken who led all rookies in goals (39), free-position goals (19), ground balls (30), caused turnovers (15) and draw controls (23). Deaken was ranked third in the nation with her free-position goals, which also stood as a MAAC record. She guided the team to having the 12th fewest turnovers per game in the nation with 14.63.

Borrelli has the most wins of any women's lacrosse coach in her first two season at Siena. She guided the Saints to a 7-10 overall record in 2016, which added to her 10 wins in her first season is the most wins in two seasons since Andrea Duffy had 13 in her first two seasons. In her second second she tied the program record for goals scored (206), which she set during her first season at the helm. She also ranked ninth nationally averaging 13.29 draw controls per game. Sarah Croutier ranked second nationally in free position percentage (.714) and eighth in free position goals per game (0.88).


Borrelli wasted no time in turning the Saints into a legitimate MAAC contender in her very first season last spring. She guided Siena to 10 wins which doubled the team's win total from the previous year while also marking the second most victories in the program's 19 seasons. Projected to finish seventh according to the MAAC Preseason Coaches' Poll, Borrelli led the Saints to a 5-3 league mark and fourth place finish which secured the program's first-ever postseason home game.

The Saints also broke numerous records during Borrelli's first season. Siena set program records for road wins (six), goals scored (206) and goals against average (9.56). Siena also ranked 19th nationally averaging 13.0 draw controls per game. Under Borrelli's tutelage, four Saints were named to All-MAAC teams including senior defender Julia Sirianni who was named the MAAC Defensive Player of the Year after ranking 12th nationally in caused turnovers (1.87) and 18th in both draw controls (4.20) and groundballs (2.67).

At Duquesne, Borrelli helped guide the Dukes to 25 wins and a 10-4 record in the Atlantic 10 in her two seasons as the team's defensive coordinator and goalies coach. During her final season, Duquesne boasted a 10-game winning streak while tying a program record with 14 wins and was among teams receiving votes to be ranked in several major national top-20 polls for multiple weeks. In her first season with the Dukes, the team won 11 games and advanced to the A-10 Championship Game.

Under Borrelli's tutelage, Duquesne's defense ranked 14th nationally in caused turnovers this spring (9.61). She helped mentor IWLCA Second Team All-Region selection and two-time defending A-10 Midfielder of the Year Amanda Kidder as well as 2013 A-10 Defensive Player of the Year Kristen Gregory.

"I could not be more excited to begin this journey here at Siena College and become a part of the Saints family," noted Borrelli upon her appointment. "I would like to thank John D'Argenio for giving me this tremendous opportunity and Mike Scerbo (Duquesne Head Coach) for helping me grow under his system for the past two years. We already have some great pieces in place here at Siena and I could not be more thrilled to lead this program to the top of the MAAC and into the NCAA Tournament. I cannot wait for the year to begin and am looking forward to helping mentor these young women to grow as student athletes both on and off the field."

Prior to her stint at Duquesne, Borrelli served in a similar role at the University of New Hampshire in 2012. She began her coaching career as an assistant at Iona College in 2011 where she helped guide the Gaels to their best start in MAAC history and just the program's second-ever conference tournament berth.

A 2010 graduate of Hofstra University, Borrelli appeared in 62 games (41 starts) on defense for the Pride registering 57 groundballs and 36 caused turnovers. A four-time Colonial Athletic Association Commissioners Academic Award recipient and two-time IWLCA Academic Honor Roll awardee, Borrelli advanced to the Second Round of tryouts for the United States Developmental Team in 2009. Hofstra achieved national ranking during both her freshman and senior years and captured the CAA Tournament Title and advanced to the NCAA Tournament following her rookie season.

Borrelli earned her B.S. in Physical Education from Hofstra and was awarded her M.S. in Psychology with a specialization in Sport Psychology from Capella University last December. A native of Rochester, N.Y., Borrelli played at Irondequoit High where she helped the team win a pair of Section V State Championships.

YEAR-BY-YEAR WITH COACH BORRELLI

YEAR OVERALL PCT MAAC PCT CONF FINISH HIGHLIGHTS
2015 10-8 .556 5-3 .625 4th Led team to second most wins in program history
2016 7-10 .412 2-6 .250 7th
2017 1-15 .063 0-8 .000 9th
TOTALS 18-33 .353 7-17 .292