Monday, April 23, 2012
Suero, Aronhalt leaving UAlbany
Friday, April 20, 2012
Gerardo Suero leaving UAlbany basketball
Suero, a junior college transfer, finished seventh in the nation in scoring (21.5 ppg) in 2011-12. It seemed like he would only get better in his second season for the Great Danes.
That will not happen.
Suero confirmed on twitter, on Friday, his 23rd birthday, that he will be leaving the program.
Suero set the program record for points in a single-season, finishing with 689 points and was also named a first team All-America East conference selection.
The Great Danes finished 19-15, losing to Stony Brook in the America East semifinals.
Thursday, April 19, 2012
VIDEOS: Siena year-end banquet
Thursday, April 12, 2012
VIDEO: Ali Jaques takes over at Siena
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
Siena will introduce Jaques on Thursday
Just five weeks after longtime coach Gina Castelli and the school parted ways, Siena is set to announce the hiring of Ali Jaques as the eighth women’s coach in program history, this afternoon.
Jaques leaves Northwestern, where she was the associate head coach. The New Jersey native has also made coaching stops at Rider, Sacred Heart, Furman, Dayton and George Washington.
At Dayton, she assisted under former Siena coach Jim Jabir (1987-90), who was the coach that preceded Castelli in Loudonville.
Jaques played Division III basketball at New York University and was part of the 1997 national championship team.
Castelli had just finished her 22nd season at the helm, leading the Saints to a 12-17 record, but making it to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference semifinals, before losing to Fairfield. On March 8, it was announced that the school and Castelli had agreed to move in a new direction.
Castelli finished her career with a 336-296 record, won one MAAC tournament title (2001) and was named MAAC coach of the year five times.
Athletic Director John D’Argenio will meet with the media today to discuss the hiring of Jaques.
Hymes named freshman All-American
Hymes had a terrific season for the Saints this year, after being thrust into the starting role once Rakeem Brookins went down with a season-ending injury.
Hymes was one of just 25 freshmen named to the team and one of only three MAAC players joining Marist's Chavaughn Lewis and Niagara's Juan'ya Green. Following the season, Hymes was also named to the MAAC All-Rookie Team.