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MAAC Announces Women’s Preseason Awards and Coaches’ Poll

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Siena senior Tehresa Coles and sophomore Meghan Donohue were selected to the All-MAAC Preseason Third Team announced Wednesday night. Meanwhile the Saints were picked to 10th finish in the MAAC Coaches’ Preseason Poll.

The Siena women return three starters and 8 players from last year’s team which finished 9-22 overall and 10th in the MAAC with a 3-17 conference record. They will look for added contributions from promising freshmen Kollyns Scarbrough and Margot Hetzke who will have the most impact early on, adding to the squad’s scoring options and Emmanuella Edoka who will help as well once she returns to full strength following a knee injury.

Coles has been tops in the MAAC in steals in each of the past two seasons. As a junior, she led the Siena in scoring (10.8), rebounding (5.7) and steals (2.1).

Donohue was named to the 2013-14 MAAC All-Rookie Team after being chosen as the conference’s Rookie of the Week three times last season. She started all 31 games and ranked second amongst all MAAC freshmen in both scoring (8.5) and rebounding (5.0).

2014-15 Coaches Preseason Poll

T1. Marist 112
T1. Quinnipiac 112
3. Iona 106
4. Fairfield 81
5. Niagara 75
6. Rider 58
7. Manhattan 49
8. Canisius 44
9. Monmouth 43
10. Siena 34
11. Saint Peter’s 12

 

2014-2015 Preseason All-MAAC Team

Preseason Player of the Year

Damika Martinez, Iona

First Team

Joy Adams, Iona, Jr., F, 5-11, Orlando, Fla.*

Damika Martinez, Iona, Sr., G, 5-7, Meriden, Conn.*

Madeline Blais, Marist, Jr., G, 6-1, Exeter, N.H.

Sydney Coffey, Marist, Jr., G, 6-0, Hopkins, Minn. Jasmine Martin, Quinnipiac, Sr., G, 5-6, Sicklerville, N.J.*

*Denotes unanimous selection

Second Team

Kayla Hoohuli, Canisius, Sr., G, 5-7, St. Mary’s, Pa.

Felicia DaCruz, Fairfield, Sr., G, 5-5, Chestnut Ridge, N.Y.

Tori Jarosz, Marist, Sr., G/F, 6-3, Cortlandt Manor, N.Y.

Meghan McGuinness, Niagara, Sr., G, 5-10, Lincroft, N.J.

Gillian Abshire, Quinnipiac, Sr., G, 5-9, Washington, D.C.

Samantha Guastella, Quinnipiac, Sr., F, 6-1, Red Bank, N.J.

Third Team

Shayna Ericksen, Manhattan, Jr., F, 6-0, Long Valley, N.J.

Victoria Rampado, Niagara, So., F, 6-2, Niagara Falls, Ont.

Julia Duggan, Rider, So., C, 6-1, Marmora, N.J.

Tehresa Coles, Siena, Sr., G, 5-9, Loudonville, N.J.

Meghan Donohue, Siena, So., F, 6-1, Mogadore, Ohio

 

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