LOUDONVILLE, NY - Siena Women's Lacrosse begins their 2018 season with a home opener hosting Colgate on Wednesday, February 21 at 2 p.m. This is the first of nine home games for Siena.
This is the fourth meeting between the two programs with Colgate holding a 2-1 advantage. Siena beat the Raiders at home in 2016, 13-12. Siena is 4-17 all-time in season openers with their last season opener victory coming at Mercer, 17-7 in 2016.
The Saints were predicted to finish eighth (nine teams) according to the MAAC Preseason Coaches' Poll. Siena received one first place vote in the poll.
Siena returns three of their top-five scorers from last season, two of their top-four defenders and goalie Sammy Horton whose 168 saves last season is fifth most in a single-season in program history. One of Siena's top-five scorers from last season is MAAC Rookie of the Year, Alexis Deaken and unanimous MAAC All-Rookie Team selection Julia Sardella.