Performers Dan Paolini Bryan Neufeld Serena Moore Taylor Akana
Baseball’sDanPaolini had an historic season. On April 12, just two and a half years into his collegiate career, he became both Siena’s and theMAAC’s all-time home run king.He inished his playing careerwith 56 home runs. InMay, Paolini joined former major league pitcher Pete Harnisch as the only players in MAAC history to twice be named the conference’s Player of the Year under the single-division format. This June, hewas selected in the 10th Round of Major Leagues Baseball’s First-Year PlayerDraftby the SeattleMariners.Pa
oliniwas named to College Baseball Lineup’s Division I All-Star Team, was a Baseball America Third TeamAll-American,AmericanBaseballCoaches AssociationDivisionIAll-AmericanThirdTeam selection and one of 36 semiinalists for the
2011DickHowser Trophy, presented annually to the nation’s best collegiate baseball player.
TheMAAC’sOffensive Player of the Year,Bryan Neufeldwas the catalyst of a potent attack for
the men’s lacrosse team this spring. A junior attackman, Neufeld led the MAAC with 40 goals, ive game-winning goals and ranked 10th nationally with 65 points. Neufeld and teammate Duncan Seale, who was theMAAC Defensive Player of the Year, were named All- American Honorable Mentions. One of the most proliic scorers in the nation,Neufeldwill enter his senior season leading all active Division I players in career goals scored (119) and hat tricks (23).
Women’s basketball senior Serena Moore scored her 1,000th career point in February, and in the process, became the 13th player in MAAC history to eclipse 1,000 points, 600 rebounds and 100 blocks.Mo
ore led theMAAC in both scoring (14.8) and rebounding (8.7) andwas second in blocked shots (1.7), helping the Saints to aMAAC semiinal berth. AMAAC First Team selection, she was also named to the ECAC Second Team.
JannisOpalka led both on and off the ield for amen’s soccer programthat ended the season with a 9-3-1 record over their inal 13 games andinishedsecondintheMAAC.Name
captain as a sophomore for his tremendous leadershipandsportsmanshipqualities,Opalka was selected as the MAAC’s male nominee for the 2010-11NCAAStudent-Athlete Sports- manship Award.
Volleyball freshman Taylor Akana continued a long line of superstars tomake an immediate impact with the program. In her irst year, Akana earned Second TeamAll-MAAC honors after leading the league and ranking 12th nationallywith4.48killsper set. She alsotallied a team-best 14 double-doubles and her 457 total killswere the sixthmost in a single season in programhistory.
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