LOUDONVILLE — High school All-American Amanda Nieman of Guilderland, and Bethlehem Central graduates Jenna Colabufo and Piper Gregory are among 11 newcomers to the Siena College women's lacrosse team .
Saints head coach Abby Rehfuss announced the freshman class earlier this week. It includes 10 players from New York as well as Sabrina Krasner of West Essex in New Jersey.
“We're really excited to welcome a very versatile and athletic freshman class to campus this fall,” said Rehfuss, whose Saints reached the MAAC title game this past spring, in a press release. “From top to bottom, this class is comprised of talented players from each positional group, all of whom have the potential to make an immediate impact on our program.”
The incoming freshmen group also includes Chrissy Benedict (Massena), Christina Burnam (Fayetteville-Manlius ), Alison Carr (Tully), Gemma Guy (Tully), Haylee Kuprianchik (Northport), Kendra MacCaull (Westhill) and Katy Wagsness (Marcellus). MacCaull is the lone walk-on of the 11 newcomers.
“This class boasts multisport athletes who achieved decorated high school lacrosse careers, including All-American and all-league honors, captainships, and championships at the sectional, regional and state levels," Rehfuss said. "In addition to their athletic accomplishments, this group has also achieved great success in the classroom and in their respective communities. We're thrilled to welcome all 11 freshmen and their families into our Siena family.”
Colabufo and Gregory helped Bethlehem reach the state Class A semifinals this past season.