March 18, 2013
For the first time in her career, softball sophomore Paige Lloyd has received a MAAC weekly accolade, nabbing the MAAC Player of the Week award for her play at the UMBC Spring Classic. It is also the first weekly award for the Saints this season.
Lloyd batted .533 and had a slugging percentage of 1.066 while driving in seven runs in the Saints' 5-1 week. The sophomore also scored six times, had two homeruns, and recorded a .562 on base percentage in the UMBC Spring Classic. In Siena's historic 15-run inning against Coppin State, Lloyd recorded three hits in the frame and slugged her first career grand slam. The 15 runs scored by Siena were the most ever by a MAAC team and tied for the 10th most in NCAA history. Lloyd also had 29 putouts in the week, while committing only one error.
Siena will take place in another long road trip travelling to New Mexico to take on three different squads. Oklahoma State held the highest RPI last season of any Siena opponent this year with a ranking of 38. The Saints face the Cowgirls March 23, at 1 p.m.