May 2, 2013
A program record five Saints were named to the All-MAAC Second Team Thursday night. Senior captains Katie Maguire and Amanda Peguillan earned recognition as did sophomore Julia Sirianni and freshmen Sarah Croutier and Lauren Smith. Siena's freshman class was well represented as Croutier and Smith along with Ashley Holdridge were named to the All-Rookie Team.
A Preseason All-MAAC selection, Maguire carries a 29-game scoring streak into this weekend's MAAC Championships. The Duluth, Ga. native leads the MAAC with 14 free-position goals and tops the Saints with 31 groundballs.
A native of Commack, N.Y. Peguillan too was a Preseason All-MAAC honoree. A four-year stalwart on the Saints' defensive line, Peguillan has caused a team-high 15 turnovers and ranks ninth in program history with 43 caused turnovers for her career.
A local product from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Sirianni recently broke the MAAC's single season record with 82 draw controls and 5.47 draw controls per game. She ranks eighth nationally in draw controls and has won seven or more draws in a game five times.
A three-time MAAC Rookie of the Week, Croutier leads all freshmen in the conference in scoring with 38 points. The Rockville Centre, N.Y. product has tallied four hat tricks and posted three or more points six times.
A native of nearby Menands, N.Y. Smith was named MAAC Rookie of the Week on Apr. 22 after scoring a season-high five goals in the Saints' win at Iona which clinched the team's MAAC Tournament berth. Smith's 43 draw controls are tied for the third most in program single-season history and currently rank her third in the league.
Holdridge was named MAAC Defensive Player of the Week Apr. 1 after posting a season-high 11 saves in the Saints' 8-5 win over five-time defending MAAC Regular Season Champion Fairfield. Holdridge, who hails from Syracuse, has posted a 10.42 goals against average this season which is the second best in school history.
MAAC Regular Season Champion Canisius boasted the conference's Offensive Player of the Year in Tori Quinn and Midfielder of the Year in Morgan Leonard. Iona's Mary Kate McCormick was the Rookie of the Year and Marist's Jessica O'Brien was the Anaconda Sports MAAC Coach of the Year.
The Saints once again excelled off the field as well as seven student athletes were named to the MAAC All-Academic Team. They included Peguillan, juniors Allison Borda, Casey Irwin, Shannon Pfohl, Chrissy Primo and Allison Steckel and Sirianni.
The fourth seeded Saints battle the top seed Golden Griffins Friday at 4:30 p.m. in the MAAC Semifinals in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.