Oct. 28, 2012
LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. - Siena Women's Soccer looks to send out its three senior captains victorious when the Saints host Loyola on Senior Day at 1 p.m. on Siena Field. Prior to kickoff, the team will honor Caitlin Cahalan, Nicole Daly and Lisa Valenziano in a special Senior Day ceremony at 12:45 p.m.
The Last Meeting
October 14, 2011
Until last season, Baltimore had been a city of horrors for Siena Women's Soccer. But the Saints captured their first MAAC Championship in 2010, winning their first-ever games in the Charm City. This season, it appeared the new winning trend on Loyola's campus would continue, but the Greyhounds scored twice in the game's final 13 minutes to overcome and stun Siena 2-1.
The senior captains have each left their own indelible mark on the program and together played a major role in the team's success over the past four seasons. Collectively, they have led the Saints to a 42-26-4 (.595) record and each played a key role as sophomores during the program's first-ever MAAC Championship in 2010.
Each of the three has also led off the field both in the classroom and the community. Next week, all three will be named to the MAAC All-Academic Team for the third straight season, earning the honor in each year of eligibility.
Earlier this season, Cahalan broke the program's all-time record for career assists and now has 20 overall. The MAAC Co-Rookie of the Year as a freshman, and First Team All-MAAC selection last year, she currently ranks fifth all-time in program history in both career points (68) and goals (24).
Daly has been a steadying force and leader of the center midfield. She logged the most minutes of any returnee last season and has appeared in 64 career matches, making 30 starts.
Valenziano has started in all 17 games this season, anchoring the Saints' center backfield. Named a MAAC All-Rookie Team selection as a freshman, she has logged the second most minutes on the team this season.