March 6, 2012
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena Women's Soccer Head Coach Steve Karbowski has identified the three individuals he hopes will be able to lead his program back to the MAAC Championships this fall. Rising seniors Caitlin Cahalan, Nicole Daly and Lisa Valenziano have been tabbed captains for the upcoming 2012 season.
"I'm pleased to announce that Nicole, Lisa and Caitlin will be captains for the 2012 season," said Karbowski. "Each of them has been a valuable member of the team during their first three seasons. They have made great contributions on the field to the team's successes. In addition, they have developed into great leaders and well respected members of the team and the Siena College Community. Nicole, Lisa and Caitlin are great representatives to lead the team in pursuit of another MAAC Championship."
A First Team All-MAAC selection last fall, Cahalan finished second on the Saints in 2011 in goals (five), assists (four), points (14) and game-winning goals (two). She enters her senior season ranking sixth all-time in program history with 51 career points.
Daly and Valenziano both started all 17 games last season with Daly seeing action at center midfield and Valenziano splitting time both in the middle and at the back. Both, like Cahalan, were also MAAC All-Academic Team selections.
Additionally, Karbowski announced his team's spring schedule which begins Mar. 24 at Syracuse. The Saints will play a total of four games this spring including a home date with LeMoyne at Siena Field on Apr. 15 at noon.
"The team has been working very hard this semester and has a great focus in preparation for the fall season," Karbowski noted. "We are looking forward to some very competitive spring games as we travel to Syracuse, New Hampshire and Army and host LeMoyne. These games will be very useful towards player development and building confidence heading into the fall."
The spring slate concludes on Saturday, Apr. 28 with the annual alumni game at 3 p.m.
"I'm looking forward to another great turnout from our alumni game at the end of April," Karbowski added. "It's great to see so many former players return and enjoy another day on the soccer field. They always bring back some great memories."
Siena finished 7-7-3 overall last fall and 2-4-3 in the MAAC. The Saints are projected to return four starters and 15 letterwinners from last year's squad and recently announced the addition of an incoming seven-member freshman class.
Siena Women's Soccer 2012 Spring Schedule
Sat., Mar. 24 at Syracuse (TBA)
Sat., Mar. 31 at New Hampshire (TBA)
Sun., Apr. 15 vs. LeMoyne (12 p.m.)
Sat., Apr. 21 at Army (1 p.m.)
Sat., Apr. 28 Alumni Game (3 p.m.)