May 2, 2010

O'Leary & Martin Earn Patriot League All-Tournament Honors

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross junior women's lacrosse players Meg O'Leary (Longmeadow, Mass.) and Amy Martin (Bloomfield, Mich.) were named to the Patriot League All-Tournament team. No. 4 seed Holy Cross fell to No. 1 seed Lehigh, 9-8, on Friday, April 30, in the semifinals of the Patriot League Tournament at the Ulrich Sports Complex in Bethlehem, Pa. No. 2 seed Navy defeated Lehigh on Sunday, May 2, by a score of 11-9 to win its first ever Patriot League Tournament title. The Crusaders concluded the season with a 6-11 overall record (3-3 Patriot League).

In the game against the Mountain Hawks, O'Leary led the Crusaders with two caused turnovers, while she also had two ground balls and two draw controls. Martin led Holy Cross as she picked up four ground balls, while she also made nine saves in net and caused one turnover. 

O'Leary led the team with a career-best 21 caused turnovers which are tied for third all-time at Holy Cross for a single-season, while her 44 career caused turnovers are third. She earned All-League honors for the second straight season as she made the first team this season and the second team in 2009.  O'Leary also led the team with a career-best 33 ground balls. This season her nine assists were third on the team and her 21 points were fifth. She has 57 goals and 29 assists for 86 career points.

Amy Martin

Martin had an outstanding season as she was named the Patriot League Goalie of the Year and earned first team All-League honors. This was the first time that Martin has earned either honor as she is the second Crusader to be named Patriot League Goalie of the Year as Megan Orr earned the honor in 2005, 2006 and 2007. Martin had a .503 save percentage and had 181 saves. She recorded double-digit saves in 11 of the 17 games this season. Martin was named Patriot League Goalie of the Week four times this season which ties the record set by Kristine Vida of American in 2008. Martin's 489 career saves are fourth all-time at Holy Cross and her 16 career wins are also fourth.