April 4, 2011

Kat Sutton & Amy Martin Earn PL Weekly Honors

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross junior Kat Sutton (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) and senior goalie Amy Martin (Bloomfield, Mich.) have earned Patriot League Women's Lacrosse weekly honors. Sutton was named the Offensive Player of the Week and Martin was named the Defensive Player of the Week for their performances in the 10-9 loss to Vermont and the 11-10 Patriot League victory over Navy. The win over Navy was the first ever for the Crusaders as the Mids had won the previous three meetings. This is the first time that Sutton has received this honor as she earned Rookie of the Week accolades twice as a freshman. Martin has been named the Goalie of the Week five times during her career as this is first time she has won the Defensive Player of the Week.

Sutton led the team with seven goals and eight points on the week. She was first on the team with four goals and five points versus Vermont and tied for the team-lead with three goals and three points in the win over Navy. She extended her goal scoring streak to 42 straight games. Her streak is currently the third longest in the nation behind Grace Gavin from Loyola of Maryland who is a on a 51-game streak and Lauren Dykstra of Lehigh who is on a 43-game streak. This season she leads the team with 28 goals and 33 points. She is also tied for the team-lead with 20 draw controls. For her career she has 84 goals and 15 assists for 99 points. Her 72 career draw controls are eighth all-time in program history. 

Amy Martin

Martin was a big factor in the team's first ever win over Navy as she made 13 saves for a .556 save percentage and allowed 10 goals to a team that was averaging 13.92 goals per game entering the contest. She also made seven saves in the game versus Vermont. Her 7.54 saves per game are third in the Patriot League. Martin has 587 career saves, 90 career ground balls and 20 career victories. She is third all-time in program history in saves and victories.

The Crusaders (4-9 overall, 1-2 Patriot League) return to action on Saturday, April 9 at 1:00 p.m. when they travel to Lewisburg, Pa., to play Patriot League opponent Bucknell (2-10 overall, 0-4 Patriot League).