Siena Puts One on All-MAAC Team

May 5, 2001

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y.--Siena Junior Jodie Fiacco (Enicott, N.Y./Union Endicott) made the 12-member All-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference softball team, the Conference announced this weekend. Fiacco is the All-MAAC designated player and excelled at that position for the Saints in the 2001 campaign. Her clutch performances include two walk-off home runs for the Saints--she is now the Siena career and single season record holder for home runs.

In addition to her bat, Fiacco also put up a 6-12 record in the circle and a 2.76 ERA. The biology major pitched 114.1 innings, leading the Green and Gold pitching staff. In the lineup, Fiacco had a batting average of .374 on the season and had 18 runs on 49 hits. She led the Saints in doubles with 15 and had seven homers in addition to her 20 RBI.

The Saints also had three members make the MAAC All-Academic team, besides Fiacco. Seniors Amy Vogt and Colleen Dunn--along with juniors Mary Buckheit and Fiacco all made the cut. To be eligible for the MAAC All-Academic Team, a student athlete must complete two semesters at their institution, be a significant starter or reserve and hold a cumulative grade point average of 3.20 on a 4.0 scale.

Dunn (Saratoga Springs, N.Y./Saratoga) will graduate with an English degree and has a 3.67 GPA. Amy Vogt (Painted Post, N.Y./Corning-West) will graduate with a degree in Biology and a 3.35 GPA. Fiacco also is a biology major and has a 3.83 GPA, while classmate Mary Buckheit (Cheshire, Conn./Cheshire) is a marketing/management major and has a 3.47 GPA.

The Saints finished with a 16-30 record, 3-13 MAAC record. The 2001 Saints are now second on the all-time wins list for the division I program.