WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross head field hockey coach Alicia Hawk announced that seniors Kaitlyn Barnes (Honesdale, Pa.) and Courtney Callahan (Acton, Mass.) will lead the 2009 team as co-captains. Captains were chosen by a team vote held Wednesday.
"We are very pleased with the selection of these two key players" said Hawk. "Not only do they offer a great work ethic, but they have great experience and maturity for the role."
Barnes started every game in the 2008 season, leading the team in both tackles (115) and interceptions (67). Callahan was named to the second team All-Patriot League after her 2008 campaign as she scored four goals and notched two assists. She finished the season ranked third on the team with 82 tackles and totaled 44 interceptions.
The team will host an exhibition game against Brown at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow, Aug. 29 at the Hart Turf Field before the 2009 season officially begins on Sept. 3 in a road game against Connecticut at 7:00 p.m.