Welch Honored by League

Oct. 23, 2006

WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior Tara Welch (New Boston, N.H.) has been named the Patriot League field hockey Offensive Player of the Week for the week ending Oct. 22.

Welch scored both goals unassisted in the Crusaders 2-1 win over Bucknell last week. Her offensive performance kept Holy Cross undefeated in the conference (4-0) and extended the team's winning streak to 10. The Crusaders have not lost a game since Sept. 10.

Welch now has 54 career goals ranking her first all-time at Holy Cross and second in the Patriot League. She also has a school-high 125 career points. Welch leads the team with 31 points this season, 14 goals and three assists.

The Crusaders will play their last regular season home game against Brown on Wednesday at 4:00 p.m. The three Holy Cross seniors will be recognized in a pre-game ceremony.