Julia Sirianni earned her second straight Second Team All-MAAC award
May 1, 2014
Siena Women's Lacrosse junior captain Julia Sirianni was named a Second Team All-MAAC selection for the second straight year at the conference's awards banquet in Buffalo, N.Y. Freshmen Briana Sirianni and Cara McQuillan earned recognition on the conference's All-Rookie Team, while Siena placed a program record nine student athletes on the MAAC All-Academic Team.
A Preseason All-MAAC selection, Sirianni ranks second in the conference averaging 4.41 draw controls per game. The Saratoga Springs, N.Y. native appeared in and started all 17 games at midfield this spring scoring 22 points on 20 goals while adding 24 groundballs and 10 caused turnovers.
Her younger sister, Briana Sirianni, also started all 17 games alongside her at midfield. The younger Sirianni was named the MAAC's Rookie of the Week on Mar. 24 after winning 10 draw controls in the Saints' game at 17th ranked Stony Brook, marking the second highest single-game total in program history. Sirianni ranks ninth in the MAAC in draw controls per game (2.76) and added 28 groundballs and 10 caused turnovers this spring.
A native of East Meadow, N.Y., McQuillan appeared in all 17 games making one start on the Saints' attack. She tallied four multi-goal games, finishing with 14 goals and 16 points in her rookie campaign.
Canisius and Marist took home all the major MAAC honors. The Golden Griffins' Tori Quinn was named the MAAC Offensive Player of the Year, while Ashley Bull earned Defensive Player of the Year honors and Maria Kotas was tabbed the Midfielder of the Year. The Red Foxes' Abigail Witczak was named the MAAC Rookie of the Year and Jessica O'Brien was selected as the Anaconda Sports MAAC Coach of the Year.
Siena's program record nine MAAC All-Academic Team selections included seniors Casey Irwin
, Shannon Pfohl
, Chrissy Primo
and Allison Steckel
, junior Julia Sirianni
and sophomores Kate Callahan
, Sarah Croutier
, Andi Elwell
and Lauren Smith
Siena concluded the 2014 season with a 5-12 overall record and tied for fifth in the MAAC at 3-5.