In addition to the breakthrough success achieved by men’s lacrosse and women’s soccer, several other programsmade their mark in 2010-11. Siena tallied 97 points in the MAAC Commissioners Cup, inishing fourth overall and third on themen’s side.
Women’s golfwon its 11th straightMAAC Championship, besting rival Fairield and four other schools at Disney’s Magnolia Golf Course in April. Senior Katelynn Mannix topped the individual leaderboard and Rookie of the Year Kylie Strijek inished an impressiveweekend in fourth place.Head coachDaveWronowskiwas namedMAAC Coach of the Year.
Siena women’s golf celebrates its 11th straightMAAC title.
14 of Siena’s 18 varsity sports teams participated in their conference championships in 2010-11. Baseball advanced all the way to the MAAC title game behind junior slugger Dan Paolini. Women’s basketball inished fourth and then knocked off host Fairield in the MAAC Tournament to reach the semiinals. Men’s soccer, women’s lacrosse and women’s tennis each qualiied for their four-team MAAC Championships aswell. Themen’s golf teaminished third in theMAAC Championships, and behind Katie Ness’ 50-free victory, women’s swimming and diving claimed fourth place.
Brittany Pavolko Sport Baseball Men’s Basketball
Women’s Basketball Men’s Cross Country Women’s Cross Country Field Hockey Men’s Golf
Women’s Golf Men’s Lacrosse
Women’s Lacrosse Men’s Soccer
Women’s Soccer Softball
Swimming and Diving Men’s Tennis
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Finish (Record) 3rd (14-10)
7th (8-10) 4th (11-7) 9th
8th (0-7) 3rd 1st*
1st *(5-1) T-3rd (3-3) 2nd (7-2) 3rd* (6-3) 5th (8-8) 4th
6th (1-4) 4th (3-3)
T-6th (8-10) T-4th (4-6)
Men’s golferDonDeNyse III won the McLeod Memorial Awardforposting the lowest individual score intheMAAC Championships. DeNyse earned an automatic bid to theNCAATournamentwhere he scoredunder-par intwo of three rounds to inish 17th of 75 competitors in the SanDiego Regional.
Men’s soccer posted the second highestwin total in program history and tied its record for most MAACwins. The Saints ranked fourth nationally with a program-record 49 goals.
The women’s lacrosse, men’s lacrosse and men’s soccer senior classes graduated as the winningest groups in their respective pro- gram’s history.
Men’sgolferDonDeNyseIII captured the 2011 MAAC Individual Championship, rallying from four strokes down on the inal day of play towin in a playoff. The Saints’ senior captain became the irst player in program history to individually qualify for theNCAA Tournament and was sent to the San Diego Regional. DeNyse impressed at Farms Golf Club, shooting consecutive rounds of 71 to rank tied for ifth overall before
Don DeNyse III
ultimately inishing tied for 17th. Breaking records in the MAAC Championships is no easy
feat. It is even harder when you are competing with a torn ACL. Senior swimmerBrittanyPavolkodidjust that,winning two conference titleswhile breaking individual records in the 100 and 200 ly events, despite swimmingwith a torn ACL for the entire season. Pavolko was named to the Capital One AcademicAll-DistrictWomen’sAt-Large Second Teamand grad- uated with a 3.91 GPA in English while leading the Saints to a fourth-place inish at theMAAC Championships.
Softball sophomore shortstop Shannon Jones played a key role in Katelyn Mannix
elevating the programto its secondmost wins in school history. An All-MAAC First Team selection, Jones led the league with 43 RBI, inished second in batting average (.416), third in hits (57) and slugging percentage(.723),andfourthinhomeruns (10).
Women’s golf senior captainKatelynnMannix completed one of themost decorated careers on and off the course in programhistory this spring. InMay, shewon her thirdMAAC Indivi- dual Championship by awhopping 11 strokes, helping pace the Saints to an 11th straight MAAC Championship. Mannix was named an NGCA All-American Scholar each of her years at Siena. She graduated with a 3.96 GPA and is headed to Yale to pursue her PhD in the biological and biomedical sciences program.
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