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Danny Martinsen

School

Siena

Position
Attack
Major
Marketing and Management
G
13
A
8
PTS
21
GB
14
SV%
-
GAA
-

Classroom

Martinsen currently possesses a 2.7 GPA while majoring in Marketing and Management.

Character

Martinsen is a team captain who is looked up to and respected by his teammates while also getting praised by his coaches. As a younger player who had the opportunity to play almost immediately, Martinsen has passed along the guidance and wisdom he was given from upperclassmen down to the younger players he is now a role model for. He has also had to overcome several major obstacles. As both a freshman and sophomore he suffered several severe concussions which took months to fully recover and get back to where he was both on the field and in the classroom but he was able to persevere each time. Of Martinsen, head coach John Svec says, “Danny was voted a Captain for this year’s team by his teammates not only because of his talent, but more so because of his leadership and character.  They described him as a guy who will give anything and everything for his team.”

Community

Martinsen is an active participant in the athletic department’s BlueShield of Northeastern New York “Saints in the Community program.” Last school year, Martinsen and his teammates played a major role in Siena winning the MAAC Goodworks Challenge for performing the most community service of any school in the conference. Martinsen has visited and cooked several meals at the Ronald McDonald House and along with his teammates has participated annual in the Center for Disability Services telethon. Earlier this fall, Martinsen visited St. Pius X where he spent time playing soccer with young children with disabilities. Outside of Siena, Martinsen has been a youth leader at his local church and participated in numerous camps.

Competition

A First Team All-MAAC and MAAC All-Tournament Team selection last season, Martinsen is an Inside Lacrosse Faceoff Yearbook Preseason All-MAAC selection. As a junior, Martinsen ranked second in the MAAC in both scoring (62) and assists (29) and was tied for fourth in goals (33). Nationally, he ranked 14th in points per game (3.88) and 17th in assists per game (1.81). A two-time MAAC Offensive Player of the Week as a junior, Martinsen carries a 33-game scoring streak into this season - eighth longest in the nation. A Second Team All-MAAC selection as a sophomore, Martinsen enters his senior season with 15 career hat tricks (fifth most amongst active players) and 55 career assists (seventh most amongst active players). Martinsen has been a major contributor in each of his first three years with the Saints in which the program has posted a 36-15 (.706) overall record, winning the MAAC Regular Season Championship all three years and the MAAC Tournament Championship his sophomore season.