leaving the program for “personal and family-related matters,” according to a university statement.
After undergoing foot surgery in May, De La Rosa dressed for only one game this season, going for 17 points and 10 assists against VMI on Nov. 19.
De La Rosa earned second-team all-America East Conference honors last season and was named preseason all-league this year. He was the America East’s top returning scorer (15.5 ppg) and led the league in assists as a sophomore and junior.
De La Rosa was a reserve behind Ronald Moore when Siena went to the 2008 NCAA Tournament.
De La Rosa then transferred to UMBC for more playing time. While he saw more action, he didn’t get to enjoy many victories. The Retrievers were 9-51 over the past two seasons and are off to an 0-5 start this year.