Feb. 27, 2007
WORCESTER, Mass. - Three Holy Cross women's basketball players were recognized by the Patriot League including first-team selection senior center Kaitlin Foley (Albany, N.Y.), second-team and rookie-team pick freshman guard Bethany O'Dell (Lincoln, R.I.) and rookie-team selection Briana McFadden (Wheaton, Md.). The Crusaders were one of three schools who had a League-high of three student-athletes honored.
This is the second-consecutive First-Team nod for Foley after being selected last season. This year, she led the Crusaders with 13.6 points per game in Patriot League action and shot a Patriot League best 56.0% from the field. The veteran forward became the 53rd student-athlete in Patriot League history to reach 1,000 career points, doing so on Feb. 20. Foley was perfect from the line 13 times this season and owns an 85.2 free throw percentage.
The freshman duo of O'Dell and McFadden were both honored on the All-Rookie squad, while O'Dell was also selected Second-Team All-Patriot League. O'Dell is the Patriot League's top freshman scorer at 11.8 points per game overall and 13.1 in Patriot League competition. The six-time Patriot League Rookie of the Week who averaged 2.57 three-pointers made per game is first in the Patriot League, while her 40.7% accuracy from beyond the arc is third. McFadden is not far behind with 10.8 points per Patriot League game. The rookie guard's 78.4% shooting from the charity stripe is the best by any Patriot League freshman this season. The thee-time Patriot League Rookie of the Week set her career high with 20 points versus Lafayette on Jan. 3.
Holy Cross women's basketball heads down to Annapolis, Md., for the Patriot League Tournament March 3. The third seeded Crusaders will face the sixth seeded Lafayette in the quarterfinal Sat. at 6:30 p.m.