|Mandy Ferro 15
AS A JUNIOR (2012)- Written into the starting lineup in 45 of the 47 games she played...Led the team in stolen bases with eight...Tied for second on the squad with two triples...Started the season hitting .500 (11-for-22) with six runs scored in her first eight games...Best series came against Coppin State when she hit .500 (5-for-10), scored five runs, smashed two doubles, and swiped four bases (3/11-3/14) including a career-high three stolen bases in the final game.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2011)- Made 44 appearances, all of them as a starter...Rebounded from a slow start to hit .217, with 28 hits, 12 RBI, and 21 runs scored (third-best on the team)...Hit .333 (7-of-21) in her final eight MAAC games of the season...Also made nine appearances in the pitching circle, including one start...Went 0-1 with a 2.62 ERA and a team-high two saves...A MAAC All-Academic Team selection.
AS A FRESHMAN (2010)- Made 51 appearances, all of the starting variety...Hit .323 with one home run, ten RBI's, 11 doubles, and nine stolen bases...Hit safely in 40 of 51 games...Belted her first collegiate home run at Winthrop (2/28)...Recorded a 10-game hitting streak from March 31st through April 10th, and ended the season on an eight-game streak...Entered the circle on nine occasions, going 0-6 with a 6.09 ERA.
BEFORE SIENA- First Team All-State selection...Led Shenendehowa to the Section II Championship and a regional runner-up appearance...Named a Section II All-Star...Suburban Council MVP...Named to the First Team for both the Times Union and Troy Record...As a junior hit .368 with 12 RBI while posting a stellar 21-2 record with 206 strikeouts and a 0.76 ERA in the circle...Was also a First Team All-State selection in field hockey...Lettered in basketball...Member of the National Honor Society and was a USAA Who's Who in Science and American Scholar selection in 2008.
PERSONAL- Amanda Ferro was born Oct. 12, 1991...Daughter of James and Shelley...Has an older sister Kristin...Aspires to be a teacher.
LAJEUNESSE ON FERRO- "Mandy will primarily see her playing time as a corner outfielder. She will also be relied upon to provide innings in the circle as a closer or in crucial situations. We are looking for Mandy to once again be the catalyst at the top of our lineup, where she's shown the ability to provide power, speed, and hit for average."
GETTING TO KNOW MANDY FERRO:
Minor: English, Certificate in Revolutionary Studies
What I like most about Siena College: The small campus
Where do you see yourself in another five years: Living down south
My favorite spot on campus: My bed
Other sports I like to follow at Siena: All of them
What I like most about Siena softball: The friends I've made
My best Siena softball moment has been: My first collegiate home run
What I like most about Coach: He is easy to approach
If I didn't play softball, I would: Play field hockey
The player on the team who I relate to best is: Meg Volz, because we're both weird
The funniest player on the team is: Lauren Milligan because of her one liners and facial expressions
My most embarassing sport moment: When me and Lindsey McKeever both went after a ball and the ball fell in between us.
My most overused phrase in text messages: I don't hate it
If I could be on a reality TV show, it would be: Mob Wives because they just say whatever is on their mind.
What is that one thing, you can't do without? My television/ Netflix
If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to: Italy because I've always wanted to try and the food
My hobbies are: Watching TV, working out
My biggest fear is: Bugs
If I were a crayon, I would be this color: Lavender because I love purple yet lavender is a unique shade of purple
The person who has helped me the most is: My old softball coach, Ed
Professional Athlete: Carmelo Anthony
Pro sports team: I don't like professional sports
Food: Anything chocolate
Flavor of ice cream: Ben and Jerry's Half Baked
Pizza Topping: Pepperoni
Day of the Week: Sunday
Animal: Koala Bear
TV show: Too many to choose
Song: Right now, Sweet Nothing by Calvin Harris Feat. Florence Welch
Artist: Dave Matthews Band
Actor/Actress: Jennifer Aniston
Movie: Cruel Intentions
Book: Something Borrowed
iPhone App: Instagram
Lucky Number: 5
Radio Station: 99.1