Feb. 1, 2006
Center Valley, Pa. - Seven Holy Cross field hockey players earned Patriot League Academic Honor Roll honors, as announced by league officials this afternoon. A total of 63 student-athletes across the conference were named to the Fall academic field hockey honor roll list.
Senior goalkeeper and two-time All-Patriot League selection, Sony Kuhn (Cincinnati, Ohio), led the Crusader players with a 3.97 grade point average. Kuhn was named to the conference Second Team for the second straight season after posting eight wins, including one shutout. She posted a .740 save percentage this season and totaled 244 career saves throughout her career. She ranks fifth in program history in career shuouts (nine shutouts).
Two-time All-Patriot League pick Tara Welch (New Boston, N.H.) represented Holy Cross with a 3.30 grade point average. This past season, Welch led the Patriot League in both goals (19 goals) and total points (46 points) and finished the season ranked in the Top 10 nationally in four different categories (goals, goals per game, points, points per game). Her 46 points is a new Holy Cross program record for points in a single season and her 19 goals tied the program single-season record in goals.
Second Team all-conference selection Susie Whelan (Acton, Mass.) made the honor roll with a 3.44 grade point average. She finished the season tied for second in the Patriot League with 13 assists, which also ranks third in Holy Cross school history for assists in a single-season. Whelan spent most of the season ranked nationally in both total assists and assists per game. The junior back also led the team in both interceptions and tackles this season.
Sophomores Lauren Coletta (Mendon, Mass.) and Katie Rowlenson (Webster, N.H.), and freshmen Jessie Cullen (Norwich, Vt.) and Erin Singleton (Amesbury, Mass.) also represented the Crusaders on the academic honor roll.
Holy Cross finished the 2005 campaign with a 10-10 overall mark and a 3-2 record in Patriot League play. The Crusaders were defeated by seventh-ranked American, 4-2, in the championship game of the Patriot League tournament.
To be eligible for the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.20 grade-point average in the fall semester and be awarded a varsity letter in one of the seven League-sponsored fall championship sports.