Athletics: ARC Renovations and Saints Alive!

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    Artist rendering of the Alumni Recreation Center renovation.
  • New ARC Basketball Court
  • CBI Championship rotator for web
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Our athletic programs are popular, critical to student growth and help Siena broadcast its message on a national stage.

ARC Renovations

Over the past 10 years, Siena has increased its athletic scholarships and augmented its coaching staffs, but lacked the resources for a major renovation and expansion of our indoor athletic facilities. Our facilities now lag behind those of our peer institutions, let alone the colleges and universities whose national reputations for academic excellence and athletic success we seek to rival.

Siena has committed to renovating the Alumni Recreation Center, which will add much-needed space for varsity student athletes, the men’s and women’s basketball programs, coaches and administrators, general students, academic support, sports medicine and strength and conditioning.

  • Renovated ARC with 2,000 seats including chair back premium seats, retractable seating and new video scoreboard
  • New 8,360 sq. ft. basketball practice court
  • New men’s and women’s basketball team rooms, locker rooms and video room
  • New academic support, sports medicine and strength and conditioning spaces
  • New varsity locker rooms and coaches offices
  • Enhanced fitness areas for general students

Saints Alive!

Saints Alive! is Siena College Athletics’ annual giving program. More than 400 friends and alumni have joined together to help Siena meet the growing challenges of competing in Division I intercollegiate athletics. The Saints Alive! mission is to provide the best possible environment for our student athletes to succeed, while maintaining the high standard of athletic and academic excellence associated with Siena College.

By pledging your support to Saints Alive!, you are providing an opportunity to Siena’s student athletes in the classroom, on the fields and in life. With this continued annual support, many new endeavors have been completed.

  • Recruiting
  • Facilities
  • Team travel
  • Equipment
  • Coaching

Learn more about Siena Athletics

Voices of Our Campaign

Brett Bisping ’16

Brett Bisping ’16

Forward, Men’s Basketball
Finance Major

Siena Basketball is looking up thanks to student athletes like Brett Bisping. He was named CBI Most Valuable Player after scoring 20 points and grabbing nine rebounds in the title game. But he’s not just a star on the court. He has a 3.35 GPA and interned at Ayco last summer.

John D’Argenio

John D’Argenio

Vice President and
Director of Athletics

John D’Argenio is excited about the Alumni Recreation Center renovation that will take place in the next couple of years. “When you’re trying to build a consistently winning mid-major program, you certainly need the leadership, coaches and student athletes, but you also need a home for them.”

Tony Schmitz

Tony Schmitz

Saints Alive! Donor

Tony Schmitz has been a lifelong Siena basketball fan, which stems from his childhood. “My father graduated from Siena in 1955, and to this day loves the College and everything it stands for,” he said. “I enjoy supporting a program that is successful on the court, in the classroom and in the community.”

Naming Opportunities

ARC Renovations
Men’s Basketball Team Room ($250,000)
Women’s Basketball Team Room ($250,000)
Film Room ($250,000)
Men’s Basketball Locker Room (Sidney “Chip” ’78 and Ilene Stein)
Women’s Basketball Locker Room ($150,000)
Men’s Basketball Head Coaches Office (Anthony Schmitz Jr. and Roselle Laza-Schmitz)
Women’s Basketball Head Coaches Office ($50,000)
Basketball Conference Room (Darren and Danielle Donohue)
Administrative Conference Room (Neerav Patel ’00)
Strength and Conditioning Room ($350,000)
Sports Medicine Suite ($350,000)
Doctor’s Exam Room (Dr. Richard H. Alfred)
Treatment Room ($75,000)
Hydrotherapy Room ($150,000)
Rehab Room ($100,000)
Arena Lobby ($250,000)
Hall of Fame Gallery ($100,000)
Ticket Office (Gerald Pucci ’86)
Concession Area (John W. Obermayer ’58, Member of the Siena College Athletic Hall of Fame)
Lobby Bridge (Edward III ’95 and Shirley Henry)
ARC Seating Section (Yankee Trails/The Tobin Family)
ARC Seating Section (Richard A. Carlstrom)
ARC Seating Section (Patricia A. Bayly)
ARC Seating Section ($15,000 each/Four available)
Coach/Administrator Offices
Athletic Director’s Office Suite ($50,000)
Athletic Director’s Conference Room (Guy ’89 and Diane Shea Maddalone ’89)
Athletic Staff Office ($10,000 each) (One Reserved)
Academic Support Spaces
Guido Athletic Academic Center (Robert ’68 and Charlotte Guido)
Open Study Lounge (Douglas ’85 and Catherine ’84 Poetzsch)
Academic Office (Stuart Downing ’95 and Melissa Alavarez-Downing)
Private Study Room (In Memory of Janet Cordera Jenson ’79)
Academic Office ($10,000)
Private Study Room ($10,000)
Locker Rooms
Men’s Athletic Staff Locker Room ($10,000)
Women’s Athletic Staff Locker Room ($10,000)
Officials Locker Room ($10,000 each)
Visitors Locker Room ($10,000 each)
Men’s Lacrosse Suite ($100,000) (Reserved)
Men’s Lacrosse Lounge (Willard ’94 and Dr. Robin Anderson)
Men’s Lacrosse Locker Room ($10,000)
Women’s Lacrosse Suite ($100,000)
Women’s Lacrosse Lounge ($25,000)
Women’s Lacrosse Locker Room ($10,000)
Volleyball Locker Room ($10,000)
Field Hockey Locker Room ($10,000)
Men’s Tennis/Cross Country Locker Room ($10,000)
Women’s Tennis/Cross Country Locker Room ($10,000)
The George ’54 and Sally Maloney Athletic Challenge ($500,000)
Each Division I sport is raising endowment funds to help support that team. The George ’54 and Sally Maloney Athletic Challenge ($500,000) will annually provide $5,000 of operating funds, to any team, for every $25,000 in gifts/pledges these teams, parents, alumni and fans raise.




$4.3 mil. committed
to $6 mil. goal

Saints Alive!

$4.6 mil. committed
to $3 mil. goal

Total Athletics

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