On Saturday, January 26 the Siena College women’s tennis team visited the Northeast Regional Food Bank in what has become in annual tradition of giving back to the community. During that visit the team took a guided tour of the facilities and learned how the facility functions day to day, and then helped stock the warehouse.
“It was a very gratifying day,” head coach Andy Christodoulou said. “We worked shoulder to shoulder with some other groups and made new friends.”
The Food Bank collects large donations of food and distributes it to charitable agencies serving the hungry and disadvantaged people in 23 counties. The Food Bank provides over 25 million pounds of food a year to 1,000 agencies.
The women’s tennis team’s responsibility was to get frozen meat from the walk-in freezer and separate it based on type (beef, pork, chicken, etc) in boxes of 40-pounds per box. These boxes were then shipped to various soup kitchens and other agencies that feed the hungry.
The Siena Saints are in action tomorrow in Ludlow, Mass for their dual season opening match against Bryant U. Good luck ladies!!
Jan. 31, 2013
Siena men’s tennis team is the MAAC coaches choice to finish fifth in the 7-team league, while the women were picked sixth of eight schools. The Marist men and Fairfield women were the coaches’ choice to win the league.
The Marist men topped the poll with 49 points. The Red Foxes, led by 15th-year head coach and 2012 Coach of the Year Tim Smith, return All-MAAC Player of the Year Lorenzo Rossi, All-MAAC Rookie of the Year Joseph Dube and All-MAAC First Team performers Dalen Klassen and Will Reznek. Fairfield finished second in the poll with 40 points, followed by Niagara (37), Saint Peter’s (25), Siena (20), Loyola (18) and Rider (8).
The Fairfield women, who won the MAAC Championship in 2012, received 61 points in the preseason poll. Fairfield is led by head coach Ed Paige and returns All-MAAC First Team selections of Monica Yajima, Sharissa Ryan, Carolina Koladzyn and Nikki Jackson. Yajima was named 2012 Player of the Year. Loyola was second (54), followed by Marist (53), Niagara (33), Saint Peter’s (31), Siena (29), Manhattan (19) and Rider (8).
The 2013 MAAC Men’s and Women’s Tennis Championships will take place at Mercer County Park in West Windsor, New Jersey from April 27-28.