Andrea  Piela
Andrea Piela


Wallington, N.J.

High School:
Montclair Kimberley Academy





GENERAL - An All-American scholar as selected by the NFCA...Diminutive catcher with great offensive and defensive skills...A fearless competitor who comes from a winning background...Chose Siena because of its beautiful campus, Franciscan tradition, friendly atmosphere and softball program...A psychology major who wants to work in the human resource field.

AS A JUNIOR - Started 35 games...Batted .290 with 29 hits in 100 at bats...Scored 15 runs and drove in eight...Went 2-for-4 and hit a double, a home run and three RBI in a 13-11 win over Rider (4/14)...Went 3-for-4 with a stolen base and chalked up two assists against Saint Peter's (3/31).

AS A SOPHOMORE - MAAC All-Academic Team selection...Started in 49 of 52 games played, batting .205...Had 27 hits in 132 at bats, scoring 21 runs with four doubles, one triple, three home runs, and eight RBI...Led the team with 189 putouts and a .973 fielding percentage...Went 2-for-3, scoring twice with one double, two walks, and two RBI, against Kent State (2/24)...Went 2-for-3 again against Saint Louis (3/11), scoring twice and driving in two runs on a home run...Had a four game hit streak.

AS A FRESHMAN - Started in 21 of 26 games played, batting .271...Had 16 hits in 59 at bats, scoring 15 runs and collecting five RBI...Played a solid game at St. Francis (4/7) where she was 2-for-3 at the plate with a walk and three runs scored.

BEFORE SIENA - Played four years of softball at MKA, earning First Team All-Essex County honors for four years...Also selected Colonial Hills Player of the Year as a senior...Named First Team All-Colonial Hills all three years, and First Team All-Parochial as a junior and senior...Helped Montclair capture the Parochial B State Championship as a sophomore and senior.

PARKS ON PIELA - "In my opinion, Anj is one of the most underrated players in the MAAC. Day in and day out, she is constantly striving for perfection. Her quickness and incredible blocking skills make it extremely difficult for opponents to run on her. Offensively, Anj would contribute just about anywhere in our lineup, but we really like her near the top because she makes things happen for us. Anj's leadership is invaluable to our success this year."

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