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Jacqueline Skeen   15
Jacqueline Skeen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
White Plains, N.Y.

High School:
White Plains

Height:
5-7

Position:
MH


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GENERAL:
  • Preseason All-MAAC selection for second straight season
  • Gifted talent who will be counted on for breakthrough season
  • Great leaping ability, and can finish consistently at the 10-foot line
  • An explosive middle who can take over the match

2013:
  • Started all 28 games in the middle
  • Led team with .270 attack percentage and 1.07 blocks per set, third with 2.18 kills per set
  • All 11 double-figure kill performances came in MAAC play, including seven of final 10 matches
  • Posted 11 kills and no errors in big five-set road win at Fairfield (9/25)

2012:
  • MAAC All-Tournament Team selection
  • Played and started 31 of 32 matches, tallying 300 kills and a team-high 110 blocks
  • Her 2.46 kills per set were fourth on the team and .264 attack percentage was second best
  • Posted double digit kills in 14 matches, including each of the last four
  • Posted career-high 17 kills in key five-set win at Iona (10/7)

2011:
  • COBRA Magazine All-Northeast Honorable Mention selection
  • Led team with 91 blocks
  • Third on squad with 1.89 kills/set and 178 kills
  • Played in 26 of 28 matches and 94 sets
  • Posted double figure kills seven times (all against MAAC teams)
  • Had 10 kills and 10 blocks in 3-1 home win over Loyola (Md.) (10/23)

BEFORE SIENA:
  • Named a Scholar Athlete, Super 70 Select Team selection, All-League and All-Section as a junior and senior at White Plains
  • Selected team captain and "Best Attacker" as a senior

PERSONAL/COMMUNITY:
  • Daughter of James Jackson and Jacqueline Skeen
  • Chose Siena because she loved the atmosphere and small class sizes
  • Only played competitive volleyball for three years scholastically, yet qualified for Junior Olympics in 2009 and 2010 and helped team make regional finals in 2011

COACH PIERRE SAYS:
    "Jackie's game has seen big improvement and we have high hopes for her again this year. She has the ability to to transform the match, and we'll need her to play her best if we want to win the Championship."

GETTING TO KNOW JACQUELINE:
    Nickname: Jack
    Major: Psychology
    What I like most about Siena: The small class sizes
    What I like most about coach Pierre: He's funny
    Another Siena sport I follow: Basketball
    Player I most relate to on the team: I have a special bond with all of my teammates
    Best moment at Siena: Getting 6 blocks against Michigan State
    My goal for the upcoming season: Win it all
    My biggest fear is: Not having my feet touch the bottom of the pool
    My hobbies are: Stepping, knitting
    If I could travel anywhere, I would go to: Tahiti
    If I was stuck on a deserted island, the one thing I would bring: A radio
    My biggest fan: My mom
    My before match routine: Listen to Burn by Big Sean and Meek Mill
    Best advice I have ever received: "Another day, another chance"
    Three words that describe me: Athletic, silly, spontaneous
    If I could meet anyone, it would be: Bob Marley
    Position I always wanted to try: Setter
    My dream job: To be an athletic trainer in the NBA
    If I could have any pet, I would have: A dragon

    Favorites

    Reality TV show: Love and Hip Hop
    Class at Siena: Biology with Seema Chaturvedi
    Color: Yellow!
    Sports Team: Boston Celtics
    Website: Google
    Ice cream: Coconut
    App: Twitter
    Animal: Jaguar
    Food: Jerk Pork
    Movie: Finding Forrester
    Song: Is this Love by Bob Marley
    Pro athlete: Ray Allen
    Actress: Zoe Saldana
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