StudentAthletes of theYear
RyanRossiter edged out aworthy ield of candidates on themen’s side to take home theMale StudentAthlete of the YearAward.Ro
ssiterwas namedMAAC Player of the Year after leading the conference in both scoring (18.7) and rebounding (13.2), becoming the irst player to do so since Lionel Simmons in 1989-90. Rossiter also broke Siena’s single-season and career rebounding records this past season,was named an APDivision I All-AmericanHonorableMention, andwas selected to the Basketball Times All-District (Northeast), NABC District I and ECAC All-Region Second Teams. Rossiter helped the Saints to MAAC Championships and NCAA appearances in each of his irst three years with the Saints and served as the face of the programin his inal year in Loudonville.
On thewomen’s side, senior soccer star Tabitha Tice claimed thehonor after leading thewomen’s soccerprogramtoits initial MAAC Championship andNCAAWomen’s College Cup appear- ance in the fall.Ticewas namedMAACTournamentMVP after scoring the “golden goal” in the Saints’ overtime victory over Canisius in the conference championship game. She earned
Carew Takes the Lead
In June, swimming and diving’s Katie Carew was selected as the MAAC’s female nominee for the 2010-11NCAASportsmanshipAward.Ar
ising senior and team captain, Carew has been a tremendous leader in and out of the pool during her time in Loudonville.
Last August, Carew was selected to serve a two-year term as the President of the MAAC’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee repre- senting Siena and the conference as one of 31 representatives nationally on the NCAA Division I National SAAC Council.
Also the representative for the NCAA Recruiting Cabinet, Carew said upon
her appointment to the National SAAC: “I plan to increase awareness of the importance of the student athlete voice and image, concentrating on community service and unity amongst all student athletes.”
In her leadership role, Carew has facilitated ideas for fellow MAAC student athletes aswell as those back at Siena. Shemeets frequentlywith the athletic administration, voicing the ideas and concerns on behalf of Siena’s 18 Division I athletic programs.
Earlier this spring, Careworganized the inaugural Student Athlete Talent Showat Sienawhich raised $1,000 for the Special Olympics. An aspiring industrial psychologist, Carewhasmaintained a steady balance between academics, athletics and her leadership roles. Despite her demanding schedule, she boasts an impressive 3.51 GPA.
All-MAAC FirstTeamhonors after captaining a team that began the season a perfect 12-0-0 and spent consecutive weeks ranked in the Soccer America Top-25 Poll. Tice led the Saints with 12 goals and 27 points, and became the irst player in program history named to the NSCAA/Performance Subaru All-Northeast Region First Team.
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