April 26, 2010

Amy Martin & Maddie Carrellas Earn PL Weekly Honors

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross junior goalie Amy Martin (Bloomfield, Mich.) has been named the Patriot League Women's Lacrosse Goalie of the Week and freshman Maddie Carrellas (Middletown, R.I.) has been named the Rookie of the Week, for their performances in the Crusaders' 16-11 win over American at the new Holy Cross Field on April 26. The victory clinched the Crusaders the fourth seed in the Patriot League Tournament. This is the fourth time this season that Martin has earned this honor and the fifth time in her career as she was also named the Goalie of the Week as a freshman in 2008. This is the first time that Carrellas has been named Rookie of the Week.

Martin's four Goalie of the Week selections this season ties the record set by Kristine Vida of American in 2008. Martin stopped 12 of 23 shots for a .522 save percentage in the victory over American as she has recorded double-digit saves in 11 of the 16 games this season. Martin's .503 save percentage leads the Patriot League and is 10th nationally, while her 172 saves are tied for second in the league and are tied for fifth in the nation. Her 10.98 goals against average is ranked third in the conference. Martin's 480 career saves are fourth all-time at Holy Cross and her 16 career wins are also fourth.

Maddie Carrellas

Carrellas recorded two goals and one assist for three points in the victory over American. She scored her second game-winning goal which is tied for the lead on the team this season. For the season, Carrellas has 10 goals and four assists for 14 points. She is third on the team with 18 draw controls and 14 caused turnovers, while she is tied for fifth with 16 ground balls. Her 14 caused turnovers are the most by a Holy Cross freshman since Nikki Bolduc had 15 in 2005.

The Crusaders (6-10) will play at No. 1 seed Lehigh (13-3) in the Patriot League Tournament semifinals on Friday, April 30 at 7:00 p.m., at the Ulrich Sports Complex in Bethlehem, Pa. The winner will play in the finals on Sunday, May 2, against either No. 2 seed Navy (14-3) or No. 3 seed Colgate (9-7). This is the fourth time in the last six years that the Crusaders have made the Patriot League Tournament and the first since 2007. Holy Cross won the title in 2006 and 2007.