WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross junior guard Alex Smith (Delran, N.J.) has been named Patriot League Anaconda Player of the Week, for competition from Jan. 21-Feb. 3. This marks the second time in her career that Smith has claimed Patriot League Player of the Week honors, as she was selected last season on Dec. 12, 2011.
Smith had a strong week offensively, as she led the Crusaders to a pair of much-needed conference victories at Army (Jan. 30) and at home versus Colgate (Feb. 2). For the week, she averaged 19.0 points, 3.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds per game, while she drained 44.8 percent (13 of 29) of her field-goal attempts, connected on 8 of 17 from behind the arc (47.1 percent) and went 80.0 percent from the free throw line (4 of 5). Smith began the week with a season-high 21 points at Army to go along with five rebounds and four assists, while she canned five treys. In the win over Colgate, Smith totaled a team-best 17 points with three assists and a trio of three-pointers.
On the year, Smith has averaged 15.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists per contest. She ranks seventh in the nation with 3.14 three-pointers converted per game. Her points mark ranks first in the Patriot League, while her assists mark is third. For her career, Smith has a total of 1,074 points, 366 assists and 312 rebounds. She crossed the 1,000 point milestone earlier this year at American on Jan. 19.
Smith was also named College Sports Madness' Patriot League Player of the Week, as selected by the website's staff.
Holy Cross (11-11 overall, 3-4 Patriot League) will return to action on Sunday, Feb. 10 when it travels to Lehigh for a 2:00 p.m. tipoff. The contest will be televised nationally on CBS Sports Network.