Akashian Named Patriot League Player Of The Week

Feb. 20, 2007

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross junior catcher Brendan Akashian (Lowell, Mass.) was named the Patriot League Player of the Week for his performance in the Crusaders' season-opening three-game series at Lamar on February 17-18. Akashian hit .556 (5-for-9) with four runs scored, two home runs and four RBI.

In Holy Cross' 12-8 win in game one of the series, Akashian went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, while in game two he also went 2-for-3. In the final game of the series, he hit a two-run homer. His two home runs in the first three games of the season are already a single-season career high.

The Crusaders (1-2 overall) return to action on March 3-4 when they travel to Durham, N.C., to take on Duke for three games with a doubleheader on Saturday and a single game on Sunday. Holy Cross will then continue the road trip for two games at Campbell (March 5-6) and two games at Davidson (March 7-8).