Saints Drop MAAC Tournament Opener 6-3
Saints Eliminated From MAAC Championships
Saints Play in First Playoff Game Since 2003
Jessika - Jo Sandrini Wins Pitcher of the Week; Lancaster Wins Rookie
Saints Clinch First MAAC Regular Season Championship
AS A SOPHOMORE (2012)- First-Team All MAAC as a hitter...Second-Team All-MAAC as a pitcher...ECAC All-Star Second Team...Started all 49 games that she appeared in...Ranked second in the MAAC in batting average (.403), slugging percentage (.771), home runs (13), and total bases (111) while finishing third in runs batted in (39) and fourth in on-base percentage (473)...In conference games, led the team in average (.522), home runs (6), RBIs (18), total bases (48), slugging percentage (1.043), and on-base percentage (.600)...Hit an even .500 while scoring 15 runs in the month of April...Recorded at least one hit in 20 of her final 24 games of the season...Went 4-for-6 while scoring two runs and driving in five in the double header at Colgate (4/12)...Fell a double short of the cycle against Saint Francis (Pa.) (3/15)...As a pitcher she went 9-15 with a 2.89 ERA and struck out a team-high 135 batters...Second in the MAAC with a 1.43 ERA in conference games...Won five straight decisions with a 1.45 ERA, struck out 27 batters and surrendered just 15 hits in 37 innings (4/14-4/20)...Limited opposition to one run or less in nine outings
AS A FRESHMAN- One of only three Saints to start all 45 games...Had one of the premier freshman seasons in program history, hitting .387 with a .532 on-base percentage that ranked 16th nationally while also going 12-9 with a 2.99 ERA in the circle...Tallied 46 hits, 26 runs scored, and a team-high seven stolen bases...Won three MAAC Rookie of the Week awards and one MAAC Player of the Week trophy...Set a new Siena single-season record for wins with her complete-game shutout of Saint Peter's (5/8)...Had three consecutive complete-game shutouts of N.C. Central (2/27), Princeton (3/4), and Lafayette (3/13), and at one point had a stretch of 26.2 consecutive innings pitched without allowing an earned run...Had season-high three hits against N.C. Central (2/27), Princeton (3/4), and Army (3/19)...Ended the season on a five-game hitting streak, going 7-for-18 against Niagara, Iona, and Saint Peter's in the process.
BEFORE SIENA- A four-year member of the varsity squad at Adna High School...A three-time All-State MVP...Also won All-Area MVP twice, and was a four-time All-League selection...Also played varsity volleyball for four years and varsity basketball for two.
PERSONAL- Born July 24, 1992...Daughter of Ron and Kathy-Jo...Has three sisters: Alex, Josey, and Jordan who is also a member of the Saints softball team...Chose Siena for the small class size.
LAJEUNESSE ON SANDRINI- "She's going to be a high-impact player for our program. She'll see many innings in the circle for us, and when she's not pitching, she'll play the outfield and be hitting in the middle of our lineup."
GETTING TO KNOW JESSIKA - JO SANDRINI:
Major: Business Management
Twitter Handle: @jojosandrini