Siena Men’s Basketball Is Winning Games And Awards
The Siena Saints long-awaited start to the 2020 - 2021 season has been well worth it. The Saints are off to their first 4 - 0 start in 22 years, which means they've marched to a 14 game win streak dating back to last season. The on-court success hasn't gone unnoticed either. Two Saints have been named players of the week, sweeping the MAAC Men's weekly awards.
Coach Carmen Maciariello and his talented Saints team had to wait until January 3rd to play their first game which was game one of a two-day doubleheader versus Monmouth. The Saints sweep them and then juggled their schedule to play Fairfield a week later. The Saints swept the Stags as well leading to a 3 - 0 week and a sweep of the MAAC player of the week awards for Men's basketball.
Senior Captain Manny Camper averaged a double/double on his way to Player of the Week honors.
Freshman guard Aiden Carpenter made his MAAC debut filling in for injured Jalen Picket. With the pressure on Carpenter averaged 13 points and hit 59% of his shots from the field over two games locking up the MAAC Rookie of the Week honors.
According to a press release from the MAAC Siena's 14 game win streak is the third-longest in the nation. The Saints will play a Friday - Saturday doubleheader at Rider 1/15 and 1/16 and Coach Carm joins Levack and Goz every Tuesday at 4:15 pm EST.