Team preview: Siena

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(Information in this team report is as of October 1.)

Just when it looked like Siena was going to put the debacle that was the 2004-05 season behind it, the Saints suffered their first major loss of this season.

Michael Haddix, a 6-6 senior forward and one of the top post players in the conference, tore his left Achilles tendon on July 21 while touring with the MAAC All-Stars in China and will miss the season.

Haddix's injury followed a year in which Siena endured its worst season since 1995-96, fired coach Rob Lanier, saw second-leading scorer Jack McClinton transfer to Miami and lost out on two prized recruits (including 6-11 Darryl Harris, a Division II junior college All-American) that signed early with Lanier.