Siena hires Ali Jaques as coach

LOUDONVILLE, N.Y. -- Ali Jaques has been hired as the women's basketball coach at Siena.

Jaques spent the past four seasons at Northwestern and was the associate head coach for the past two years. The Wildcats were 58-68 during her time at the school and had consecutive winning seasons in 2010 and 2011.

The 35-year-old succeeds Gina Castelli, who left the school in early March. The Saints went 12-17 this season and were 336-296 in Castelli's 22 years.

Jaques graduated from NYU in 1998 and helped the team win the Division III national championship in 1997.