May 4, 2010
Holy Cross Women's
Women's Lacrosse Concludes 2010 Season
Holy Cross Women's
Overall: 6-11 (3-3 Patriot League) Last Week: 0-1
Scoreboard: Lehigh 9, Holy Cross 8, Bethlehem, Pa., 4/30, Patriot League Tournament semifinals
Schedule: Season has concluded.
- The Holy Cross women's lacrosse team concluded the 2010 season with a 6-11 overall record (3-3 Patriot League) and qualified for the Patriot League Tournament for the first time since 2007. The Crusaders fell to No. 1 seed Lehigh in the semifinals by a score of 9-8.
- The Crusaders were strong at the new Holy Cross Field this season as they recorded a 5-2 record on the field as Holy Cross won its last four home games of the season. This season the Crusaders had Patriot League home victories over Bucknell (15-7), Lafayette (13-4) and American (16-11), while they lost road games at Colgate (14-13), Navy (10-4) and Lehigh (14-7).
- Junior goalie Amy Martin (Bloomfield, Mich.) had an outstanding season as she was named the Patriot League Goalie of the Year, earned first team All-League honors and also made the Patriot League All-Tournament team. 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's .503 save percentage leads the Patriot League and is ninth nationally, while her 181 saves are second in the league and are third in the country. Her 10.86 goals against average is ranked third in the conference. 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.
- Junior Meg O'Leary (Longmeadow, Mass.) earned All-League honors for the second straight season as she made the first team this season and the second team in 2009, while she was also selected to the All-Tournament team. O'Leary led the team with a career-best 21 caused turnovers this season which are tied for third all-time at Holy Cross for a single-season, while her 44 career caused turnovers are third. 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.
- Senior Katie Gardner (Garden City, N.Y.) earned All-Patriot League second team honors for the first time in her career as she led the team with 21 assists and a career-best 51 points, while her career-best 30 goals were second. Her 21 assists tied for seventh all-time at Holy Cross for a single-season, while her 58 career assists are third all-time and her 136 points are seventh. Her 21 assists are fourth in the Patriot League and tied for 50th nationally. Gardner's 3.0 points per game are tied for eighth in the conference. Her 58 assists are the 25th most nationally by current Division I players. Gardner also has 78 career goals. She concluded by recording at least one point in 20 straight overall games and posted 18 goals and 12 assists for 30 points over the last seven games of the season.
- Sophomore Kat Sutton (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.), who earned All-Patriot League second team honors for the first time, has scored at least one goal in 29 straight games which is the sixth longest streak in the nation. This season she led the team with a career-best 36 goals, while she was second with a career-best 42 points and fifth with a career-best six assists. Her 2.12 goals per game are tied for seventh in the Patriot League. She was also second on the team with a career-best 27 draw controls and tied for fifth with a career-best 17 ground balls. For her career she has 56 goals and 10 assists for 66 points.
- Senior MaryKate Finnegan (Rockville Centre, N.Y.), who is a two-time team captain, earned second team All-Patriot League honors for the first time in her career. She played 52 career games with 49 straight starts. Her 42 career caused turnovers are fourth third all-time at Holy Cross, while her 16 caused turnovers this season were second on the team and her 20 ground balls were tied for third. For her career she has 66 ground balls and 16 draw controls.
- Senior captain Megan Fenton (Bridgewater, N.J.) has 109 career points with 86 goals and 23 assists, while her 77 career draw controls are tied for fifth all-time at Holy Cross. This season her 20 goals, seven assists and 27 points were all fourth on the team.
- Junior Annie Boylan (Andover, Mass.) now has 104 career draw controls which are fourth all-time at Holy Cross. This season she led the team with 30 draw controls. This season she also scored a career-best 10 goals.
- Freshman Taylor Zebrowski (Verona, N.J.) finished the season with 24 goals and 11 assists for 35 points. She ranked second on the team in assists, while she was third in goals and points. Zebrowski's 11 assists are the most by a Holy Cross freshman since Patricia Sutton had 23 assists as a freshman in 2004, while her 24 goals and 35 points are the most by a Crusader freshman since Fenton recorded 38 goals and 45 points as a freshman in 2007. She was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week twice this season.