Sienna Heights (Mich.)


The Saints arrive at the NAIA National Championship ranked as the No. 22 team in the country. They got off to a rough start going just 1-4 in their first five games of the season. Siena Heights then rattled off 16 of their next 18 games. Their overall record of 24-9 played a key role in their bid to Sioux City, even though they lost their conference championship game to No. 2 seed Davenport University. As a team, The Saints average over 72 points per game, while only allowing 63 points to their opponents. They are led by #31 April Watson who averages over 19 points per contest and ranks third in D-II in total blocks with 68 on the year. Watson also ranks fourth in the country in total rebounds with 366. The Saints finished third in the Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference.

Siena Heights University (MI) 2017 Roster

Player ImageNumberNamePositionHeightYearHome Town ()
Sue  SyljebeckSyljebeck, Sue Head Coach13th Season ()
Haley  Hoffman1Hoffman, Haley G5-7So.Warren, Mich. (Cousino HS)
Kiana  Votava2Votava, Kiana F5-8Fr.Port Huron, Mich. (Port Huron Northern HS)
Elizabeth  Kebler3Kebler, Elizabeth G5-8So.St. Johns, Mich. (St. Johns HS)
Azalea  Miller4Miller, Azalea G5-6Jr. Lansing, Mich. (St. Johns HS)
Alexa Carter10Carter, AlexaF5-10Fr.Byron Center, Mich. (Byron Center )
Addyson Tomczak12Tomczak, AddysonG5-7Fr.Bay City, Mich. (Bay City, Mich. )
clara Waidley14Waidley, claraG5-6So.Grass lake, Mich. (Grass Lake HS)
Taylar McNeal21McNeal, TaylarF5-9Jr.Brighton, Mich. (Brighton HS)
Teqwa22Terry, Teqwa'zhaG5-6Jr.Pontiac, Mich. (Avondale HS)
Dynasty Washington23Washington, DynastyG5-5Sr.Flint, Mich. (Avondale)
Jaaliyah Arrington24Arrington, JaaliyahG5-7Sr.Grand Rapids, Mich. (Wyoming HS)
Demi Russell25Russell, DemiC6-0RS-Fr.Toledo, Ohio (Central Catholic)
Avery Chezem30Chezem, AveryG5-6Sr.Loogootee, Ind. (Covington HS)
April Watson31Watson, AprilF6-2Sr.Detroit, Mich. (University Prep HS)
Ashley Perry32Perry, AshleyG5-7So.Detroit, Mich. (Detroit Edison HS)
Sharmaine Wills35Wills, SharmaineG5-8So.Cincinnati, Ohio (Lakota East HS)
Alyssa  Larson42Larson, Alyssa F5-10So.Howard City, Mich. (Crossroads Charter Academy)