Field Hockey Concludes 2011 Season

Kelly Burke

Overall: 1-17-0 (0-5-0 PL); Last Week: 0-3-0
Scoreboard: Brown  7, Holy Cross 1, Providence, R.I., 10/25
Lehigh 3, Holy Cross 1, Worcester, Mass., 10/29
Yale 8, Holy Cross 0, New Haven, Conn., 10/30
Schedule: Season is complete

  • The Holy Cross field hockey team concluded the 2011 season with a final record of 1-17 and 0-5 in Patriot League play. The squad graduates four seniors as Jamie Caniglia (Wayne, Pa.), Rachael Miers (Langhorne, Pa.), Sofia Spanos (Laconia, N.H.) and Kirsten Walther (Landenberg, Pa.) played for the final time on the Hart Turf Field this past Saturday.
  • The Crusaders broke a 20-game slide on Sept. 7, topping Siena in overtime. The victory was head coach Zowie Tucker's first career win at the helm of the program. Freshman Mackenzie Peet (Rehoboth Beach, Del.) scored her first career goal in that game as well, coming as the game-winner.
  • Peet, who finished her freshman campaign with three goals scored and one assist for seven points, ranked second on the team in points. She earned Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors on Sept. 12 after scoring three goals in three games. Peet became the first Holy Cross freshman to win Rookie of the Week honors since 2007 and first Crusader to take any Patriot League weekly award since 2009.
  • Caniglia wrapped up her career as the team's leading point scorer for the second straight year. She completed the 2011 season with 11 points, scoring three goals and assisting on five. Her five assists and three goals were the most she tallied in one season. She tied for sixth amongst Patriot League players in the assists category as well. The captain will graduate with a degree in English this upcoming spring.
  • Junior Kelsey Horton (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.), who saw very little playing time as a freshman and did not score a goal as sophomore, tallied a career-high three goals this season. Her three goals tied for the team-high as she also ranked third on the team with six total points. She took a career-high 25 shots over the season and started in all 18 contests.
  • In all, the 2011 field hockey squad combined for 14 goals and 10 assists, doubling its number of goals from 2010 and also earning four more assists. The team also combined for 144 shots and five defensive saves, three of them made by Walther. Sophomore Jillian Caffrey (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.) led the team with 30 shots taken and also had two goals and one assist.
  • Freshman Kat Matchett (Maple Glen, Pa.) became the team's go-to goalkeeper this season. She started in 12 of the Crusaders' 18 contests and made 15 appearances in all. She tallied 89 saves, ranking third amongst Patriot League goalkeepers. She also had one shutout, coming in the game against Siena.