February 21, 2006

Casey McCullion Named ECAC East Goaltender Of The Week

Feb. 21, 2006

WORCESTR, Mass. - Holy Cross junior Casey McCullion (Philadelphia, Pa.) has been named the ECAC East Goaltender of the Week for her performances in three conference games this past week. McCullion was instrumental in two important road wins that secured the Crusader's first winning conference record since 2002-2003.

McCullion made 28 saves in a 3-2 win over then second-place RIT on Friday evening. In the victory, McCullion held the league's third leading offense to only two goals. Entering the game, the Tigers were averaging over four goals per game. The next night, she also stopped 28 shots in a 3-1 loss.

These performances followed a 2-1 Holy Cross win over Southern Maine in which she stopped 14 shots. The Crusaders traveled to Portland, Maine and were able to strengthen their hold on sixth place over the seventh place Huskies by getting the win.

In four of McCullion's last five starts she has a goals-against-average of 1.75 while picking up three victories. On the season, the junior is 5-8-1 with a .901 save percentage. She has made 382 saves and has three shutouts, including two over Saint Michael's, 6-0 and 2-0. For her career, she has 24 wins with a .897 save percentage, which ranks second all-time at Holy Cross.

McCullion has anchored a Holy Cross defense that is sixth in the ECAC East in defensive scoring average, giving up 2.95 goals per game. Ranking seventh in the league she has posted a 3.00 goals-against-average.

Last season, McCullion was also named ECAC East Goaltender of the Week on Nov. 9, 2004, after a weekend sweep of Saint Michael's.

Holy Cross will be back in action for the last time this weekend as they host the ECAC Open tournament. The Crusaders will take on Saint Anselm on Saturday, Feb. 25 at 4:00 p.m. in a semifinal game at the Hart Center.