Jimmy Patsos’ first few months as Siena head coach have been a whirlwind. Patsos’ hiring brought intense media coverage including an interview with Jim Rome at the Final Four. He’s also found time to meet with Siena fans and alumni across the country.
Mike Fish ’13 (pictured) led the Saints to the MAAC Championship game for the second time in three years. Fish, who was selected by the Los Angeles Angels in the 32nd round of June’s Major League Baseball Draft, became the eighth Saint to be named MAAC Baseball Player of the Year and just the second All-American in any sport in the College’s Division I history. He led the conference in home runs (12), hits (81), runs scored (54), total bases (136) and slugging percentage (.602); ranked second in the league in RBI (50) and doubles (17); and ranked fifth in average (.358).
Southpaw Matt Gage ’16 broke John Lannan’s ’06 single-season strikeout record (88) and is spending his summer pitching for Chatham in the Cape Cod League.
The Saints won the MAAC regular-season championship for the first time in program history, and earned the top seed in the conference tournament. Head coach Bill Lajeunesse was named MAAC and Siena College Coach of the Year after turning around the program in just three years. Jessika-Jo Sandrini ’15, Shannon Jones ’13 and Paige Lloyd ’15 each earned MAAC First Team accolades. Jones hit .387 (1st all-time) with 229 hits (1st), 34 home runs (2nd) and 154 RBI (1st) over her stellar career.
Under second-year head coach John Svec, Siena reached the MAAC Championship game for the fifth straight season. The Saints suffered a gut-wrenching overtime loss to Detroit in the MAAC final, but had several team and individual highlights throughout the season. On April 23, Siena knocked off 10th-ranked UAlbany at home, the highest-ranked opponent the team has ever defeated. Danny Martinsen ’13 was a Senior CLASS Award Candidate and Tewaaraton Award Watch List selection. He joined classmate Matt Sharp ’13 in the annual USILA/Lax World Division I/II North/South All-Star game. Colin Clive ’14 and Conor Prunty ’15 (pictured) were named to the MAAC First Team.