July 29, 2010

Women's Lacrosse Names 2011 Team Captains

WORCESTER, Mass. The Holy Cross women's lacrosse program has named seniors Annie Boylan (Andover, Mass.), Amy Martin (Bloomfield, Mich.) and Meg O'Leary (Longmeadow, Mass.) as 2011 team captains.

Starting all 17 games of the Crusaders' 2010 season, Boylan led the team with 30 draw controls. Boylan has recorded 104 career draw controls which are ranked fourth all-time at Holy Cross. The midfielder tallied eight caused turnovers and 17 ground balls last season. Boylan also recorded a career high 10 goals this past season, totaling her career goals to 24 thus far. In 2009, Boylan started all 16 games for the Crusaders and was ranked third on the team with a career-best 10 assists. As a freshman in 2008, she led the team in draw controls with a career-best 43 which ranked second all-time at the school for a single-season.

Amy Martin

Last season, Martin ranked fifth nationally for saves and fourth nationally for saves per game, as she played all 17 games. Recording a career-high 181 saves on the season, Martin totaled her career saves to 489 thus far which places her fourth all-time at Holy Cross. She was also second on the team with 26 ground balls. Martin was chosen the Patriot League Goalie of the Week four times this past season which tied the record set by Kristine Vida of American in 2008. Also in 2010, Martin became only the second Crusader to be named the Patriot League Goalie of the Year, as she was chosen to the All-Patriot League first team as well as the All-Patriot League Tournament team. In 2009, Martin started 15 games of her sophomore season and led the Patriot League with 10.20 saves per game. As a freshman in 2008, Martin started all 16 games and her 9.69 saves per game were fourth in the Patriot League.

Meg O'Leary O'Leary started all 17 games last season. She 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. Her 1.24 caused turnovers per game were ranked fifth in the Patriot League, while she also led the team with a career-best 33 ground balls. O'Leary also recorded 12 goals last season, totaling her career goals to 57 thus far as she also has 29 assists for 86 career points. Along with Martin, O'Leary was chosen to the All-Patriot League first team as well as the All-Patriot League Tournament team for the 2010 season. In 2009, O'Leary started all 16 games and tied for the team-lead with a career-best 25 goals, earning her second team All-Patriot League honors. O'Leary started every game of the 2008 season and was ranked sixth in assists by all Patriot League freshmen with six. O'Leary is also a three-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.