Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Women Recruiting: Siena Adds One, Center Kelly

Here's another in the series looking at players joining conference teams for the upcoming season.

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- SYMONE KELLY (6-2 center, Wyandanch, N.Y. H.S.): No statistics available for her senior season, but she is reputed to be a strong inside player with some athleticism and spin moves in the post. She is Siena's only incoming player and is currently the tallest player on the Saints' roster.

ANALYSIS: Kelly was highly regarded by former coach Gina Castelli and her staff, which recruited her before the sideline change at the school. The Saints are well set inside for the coming season, particularly with senior Player of the Year candidate Lily Grenci. But Kelly will likely provide solid depth for the coming season and, then, have a chance to be a significant contributor in subsequent seasons. The Saints, though, lost an expected newcomer this summer when point guard Janine Davis, a transfer from George Washington who sat out as a redshirt last season, opted not to return to the program. She instead transferred to Fisk University, an NAIA school in Nashville, Tenn. Had she remained at Siena she would have been one of the MAAC's top two or three point guards.

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