|Elyssa Michaels 5
GENERAL - An outfielder with a strong arm...Showed promise at the plate in limited at bats last season...Sister Tracey graduated from Fairfield University and brother Stephen was a NCAA nationally ranked swimmer.
AS A FRESHMAN - Started two of the nine games she played...Recorded two hits in eight at bats...Hit one double and one home run...Drove in two runs and scored once...Scored the only run of the game with a solo shot in the first game of a doubleheader against UAlbany (5/1).
BEFORE SIENA - A utility player who saw time as a catcher, pitcher, second and third baseman and left fielder during high school...Lettered in softball for three years...Recipient of the Sportsmanship Award both junior and senior year...Captain of her softball team as a senior.
PARKS ON MICHAELS - "Elyssa has a cannon for an arm, so we are primarily working her in right field. When she fields the ball clean, it's like having an extra infielder in the grass - she's going to steal base hits by throwing runners out at first base. At the plate, she has worked hard to be a more patient hitter, and hit the ball where it's pitched."