,/p> GENERAL:Local product from strong volleyball program...Versatile athlete...Can play on the outside and is an excellent passer...Possesses good ball control and keen court awareness...Hard worker with a great attitude...Showed great improvement in spring workouts.
2007: Saw limited action, appearing in six matches and eight sets...Averaged 1.12 kills per set and posted a .188 attack percentage...Killed five of 15 attacks in first collegiate action in home win over Saint Peter's (9/16)...Collected two kills in MAAC wins over Niagara (10/6) and Manhattan (10/28).
PERSONAL/COMMUNITY: Born January 18, 1989 in Glens Falls, N.Y...Active community volunteer...Participated in S.A.D.D. chicken barbeque fundraiser, helped prepare Thanksgiving dinner for the underprivileged and donated her time for the Junior Diggers volleyball program and the FBLA Club...Member of National Honor Society...Has an older brother, Matt, and a younger sister, Heather...Chose Siena because of its strong academics, Division I volleyball and proximity to home...A finance major who aspires to be a financial advisor...Daughter of Rodney and Karen Begin.
BEFORE SIENA: Lettered four years of volleyball at Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake...Two-time Empire State Games participant...Started for two-time Class A New York State Champion high school team as a sophomore and junior... Earned Second Team All-State recognition as a junior...Named Albany Times Union and Saratogian Player of the Year as a senior after leading Burnt Hills-Ballston lake to the state finals...Also named First team All-State as a senior...Named Second Team All-State as a junior.
PIERRE ON BEGIN: "Amanda played well when she was on the court last season and gained valuable experience shadowing our talented outside attack. She will step into a bigger role this season and we are excited about her future with the program."
Getting to Know Amanda Begin
My favorite TV show is: One Tree Hill
If I could be on a reality TV show, it would be: America's Next Top Model
Why? I would love to learn more about fashion and travel the world for my profession. Plus I love taking pictures
Another sport I like to follow at Siena is: Basketball
If they made a movie about my life, the actress who played me would be: Jessica Biel
The thing I like most about Siena is: The welcoming community along with the comfort of being at home
My favorite musician is? Gavin DeGraw
The quality I like most about Coach Pierre is: He pushes us to the best we can be
My most memorable match ever was: Playing at state finals in 2005 when we rallied from a 2-0 deficit to win the State Championship
My favorite athlete is: Michael Phelps
Three words that describe me: Outgoing, personable and considerate
If I could meet anyone in the world, who would it be? My sister
Why? I've always wanted to see how great of a person she was.
If I could travel anywhere in the world, I would go to: Australia
The most important lesson playing college volleyball has taught me is: Time management
My favorite book: The Notebook
My favorite flavor of ice cream: Death by Chocolate