March 19, 2013
Siena softball’s Paige Lloyd has received her second collegiate accolade in as many days. The sophomore has been announced as the ECAC Division I Player of the Week. It is the first ECAC 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.
The ECAC is the largest athletic conference in the country, comprising schools that compete in 21 sports (17 men's and 18 women's). It has 317 member institutions in NCAA Divisions I, II, and III, ranging in location from Maine to North Carolina and west to Illinois. Most or all members belong to at least one other athletic conference.