An article from MAACsports.com highlighting former Siena players Din Cahill and Liz Lops to be honored at the Basketball Hall of Fame. The original story can be found here
On March 2, the MAAC will recognize 20 significant men’s and women’s basketball players at the first annual Honor Roll Dinner at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. Two former student-athletes from each institution will be enshrined in The MAAC Experience, the league’s exhibit at the Hall of Fame. Bios for each honoree will be featured on MAACSports.com as we count down to the private event, as well as the start of the 2012 MAAC Basketball Championships
Din Cahill – Siena College (1972-75)
Din Cahill is Siena’s eighth all-time assist leader, dishing out 372 assists in 72 games played as the Saints’ point guard. During his three seasons, he registered 572 points and 180 rebounds while shooting 45.4 percent from the field (224-493) and 64.6 percent from the free throw line (124-192). The Saints owned an overall record of 49-26 (.653) during Cahill’s time wearing the Green and Gold. After graduating from Siena, Cahill worked as a Division I referee, and in 1999, received the MAAC Dedicated Officials’ Award. He also served on the Siena College Board of Trustees and was Chair of the Athletic Committee.
Liz Lops – Siena College (1990-94)
Liz Lops was the 1990-91 MAAC Rookie of the Year and was named the conference’s Player of the Year following the 1993-94 season. The fifth all-time leading scorer in Siena history with 1,702 career points, Lops led the team in scoring in each of her final three seasons. Lops also ranks in the top-10 in program history in rebounding (915 – 3rd), free throw percentage (79.3 – 5th) and field goals made (569 – 8th) and is the all-time leader in both career (549) and single season (170) free throws made. A 1994 Kodak All-American Honorable Mention, Lops led the Saints to the program’s first MAAC Regular Season Title in her senior campaign.