Siena Legend: Andy Cavo

Andy Cavo played for Siena from 1999-2002. After playing for UNH for two years, he transferred to Siena where after sitting out the 1999-2000 season per NCAA rule, he played his final two seasons. An excellent long range shooter, his career 3-point shooting percentage of .413 ranks 6th all time at Siena.

He was part of the 2002 MAAC Tournament Championship Team his senior year which went on to defeat Alcorn State 81-77 in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. He was named to the MAAC All-Tournament Team and MAAC All-Academic Team that year. An excellent student-athlete, he was a finalist for the New York State Scholar Athlete of the Year award in 2000-2001.


How did you end up attending Siena?

I transferred to Siena after two years at the University of New Hampshire.  Paul Hewitt recruited me, and I stayed with Scott Knapp on my recruiting visit because he and I had grown up playing with and against each other in Central New York.  Because Scott was here and the program was amazing, Siena had been in the back of my mind as a good place to transfer to, but I never imagined things would work out as magically as they did.  Siena felt like home from the first second, so I committed on the spot—one of the best decisions I ever made.


What is your favorite Siena memory on the court?

#1:  An overflow crowd storming the Pepsi Arena court after we ran the table as a 7-seed in the 2002 MAAC tournament.

#2:  Taking the court in the first round of the 2002 NCAA tournament in Washington, D.C., in front of 22,000 Maryland fans and one beautiful little strip of 400 green and gold fans.


What is your favorite Siena memory off the court?

Unexpectedly meeting my beautiful and ever-supportive wife at a Halloween Party (at The Post!) during my senior year.  I had no idea what an incredible journey was about to begin that night.


What have you been doing since you left Siena?

Worked in two different government offices in Albany for 4 years, taught English in Argentina, went to Cornell Law School and now work as an attorney in NYC.


Where do you reside, and tell us about your family:

Kristen and I moved to Brooklyn after law school and have lived there ever since, right next to the Brooklyn Bridge.  On June 17, 2010, a little wild man named Christopher Cavo came into the world and we started working on his game immediately.


What are you most looking forward to about the Legends Game?

Truth?  I want revenge on the guys that used to make me look ridiculous in practice every day—Scott, Pros, Dwayne, Fase, Corey, this means you.  But that probably won’t happen, so let’s just say it’ll be great to see all the amazing fans and take the court one more time with a group of guys that I have the greatest memories with.

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