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Siena Water Polo Voted Sixth in MAAC Preseason Poll
Lea Allen returns to lead the Saints in 2014.
 
Lea Allen returns to lead the Saints in 2014.
 

Feb. 6, 2014

A year after not qualifying for the MAAC Tournament by one game last season, the Siena water polo was voted to finish sixth in the 2014 MAAC Preseason Poll. The Saints finished two games behind fourth place Villanova after losing a “Win and In” game to the Wildcats in their season finale.

The Saints return their top four scorers in seniors Lea Allen, Melanie Boehrig and juniors Stephanie Bundas and Jacquelyn Verdon. Allen led the team and ranked fourth in the MAAC with 73 goals last season. Bundas ranked 14th in the MAAC with 37 goals, immediately followed by Boehrig with 27 goals in 20 games. Verdon ranked 19th in the MAAC with 34 goals in 27 games.

Wagner was picked first in the poll with 46 points, while the three-time defending MAAC Champions Iona Gaels finished second with 42 points. Marist and Villanova were picked third and fourth with 38 and 24 points, respectively, with VMI coming in one point ahead of the Saints in fifth with 17 points.

Saint Francis (Pa.) rounds out the 2014 MAAC Preseason Poll, finishing seventh with 13 points.

Siena opened their season last weekend when they traveled to Providence, R.I. for the Brown Invitational. The Saints dropped both matches against Brown (14-7) and Marist (20-11). Water polo is back in action on February 22-23 for the MAAC/CWPA Crossover in Cambridge, Mass.

Preseason Coaches’ Poll

 1.

 Wagner

 46

 2.

 Iona

 42

 3.

 Marist

 38

 4.

 Villanova

 24

 5.

 VMI

 17

 6.

 Siena

 16

 7.

 St. Francis (N.Y.)

 13

Preseason All-MAAC Team

 Amy Olsen

 Iona

 Jessica Burdge

 Wagner

Jessica Lundgren

 Wagner

 Erika Lauraitis

 Iona

 Allison Peotter

 Iona

 Jessica Hamby

 Marist

 Lily Doerfler

 Wagner

 Naomi Ng

 Villanova

 Marisa Gaynor

 Iona

Preseason Players of the Year

 Amy Olsen

 Iona

Preseason Goalkeeper of the Year

 Marisa Gaynor

 Iona


 

 

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