Crusaders Set To Play Last Regular Season Home Games This Week
Overall: 5-9 (2-2 Patriot League) Last Week: 1-0
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 14, Bucknell 7, Lewisburg, Pa., 4/9
Schedule: Wednesday, April 12 vs. Harvard, Worcester, Mass., 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 16 vs. Lehigh, Worcester, Mass., 1:00 p.m.
- The Crusaders play their last two regular season home games this week. The Crusaders return to action on Wednesday, April 13, with a game on Holy Cross Field against Harvard at 7:00 p.m. Holy Cross will then play a key Patriot League contest versus Lehigh on Saturday, April 16, on Holy Cross Field at 1:00 p.m. for Senior Day and the team's second annual Stephanie's Mission game. Before the game the team will wear special t-shirts during warm-ups to honor Stephanie Crispinelli. They will also be collecting donations for the Stephanie Crispinelli Humanitarian Fund. Crispinelli, who was a sophomore at Lynn University, died in the earthquake in Haiti while on a humanitarian mission. 2007 Holy Cross graduate and former women's lacrosse player Jenna Constantino was one of Stephanie's best friends. Go here to view Stephanie's Mission's website.
- The Crimson are 5-4 overall this season and 3-1 in the Ivy League. The Crimson have wins over Cornell (13-12), Johns Hopkins (12-8), Yale (19-3), New Hampshire (8-6) and Brown (12-9), while they has losses to Stanford (18-17), Penn (9-8), Boston College (15-10) and Virginia (19-18). The Crimson lead the Ivy League with 13.00 goals scored per game and 12.89 draw controls per game.
- The Mountain Hawks, who play Penn State on April 12, are 8-5 overall and 3-1 in the Patriot League. Lehigh is tied for first place in the Patriot League standings, while the Crusaders are in fifth place. The Mountain Hawks have victories over Marist (13-8), St. Joseph's (16-3), Siena (19-7), Bucknell (19-2), Temple (18-6), Lafayette (18-9), American (13-6) and Iona (14-9). Lehigh has losses to Delaware (10-9 OT), Florida (15-10), Colgate (19-16), Fairfield (13-12) and Virginia Tech (6-5). Lehigh and Holy Cross met last season in the Patriot League Tournament semifinals as the Mountain Hawks won by a score of 9-8. Lehigh leads the Patriot League with 14.00 goals against average 17.15 ground balls per game, 14.69 draw controls per game and 9.31 caused turnovers per game.
- Senior goalie Amy Martin (Bloomfield, Mich.) was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week for her performance in the Crusaders' 14-7 victory over Bucknell on April 9. This is the second straight week that Martin has earned this honor. With her second career Defensive Player of the Week award this is now her seventh ever Patriot League weekly honor as she has also been named the Goalie of the Week five times during her career. Martin made seven saves and allowed seven goals for a .500 save percentage versus Bucknell. This season, her 7.50 saves per game are third in the Patriot League, while she has 105 saves and a 9.71 goals against average. Martin has 594 career saves, 91 career ground balls and 21 career victories. She is third all-time in program history in saves and victories, while she is ninth all-time in Patriot League history in saves.
- Sophomore Maddie Carrellas (Middletown, R.I.) Led the team with three goals in the victory over Bucknell. She also tied for the team-lead with three ground balls and two caused turnovers. She is tied for second on the team with a career-best 17 goals and she is fourth on the team with a career-best 18 points.
- Junior Kayla DiBari (Holderness, N.H.) recorded her first collegiate game-winner in the victory over Bucknell. She is tied for fifth on the team with a career-best 11 goals and she is fifth with a career-best four assists. She also has a career-best 15 points.
- Junior Kat Sutton (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) tallied her 100th career point in the victory over Bucknell when she scored her first goal of the game. She entered the game with 99 points and recorded two goals and two assists for four points. She now has 86 goals and 17 assists for 103 points. She also extended her goal scoring streak to 43 straight games. This season she leads the team with 30 goals and 37 points, while she is also first with 11 free-position goals as her 0.79 free-position goals per game are third in the league. Her career-best seven assists are tied for second on the team. Her 30 goals are 50th nationally. Her. 2.14 goals per game are seventh in the Patriot League. Her 73 career draw controls are eighth all-time in program history.
- Sophomore Taylor Zebrowski (Verona, N.J.) is tied for second on the team with 17 goals and seven assists. She is second on the team with 24 points.
- Senior Meg O'Leary (Longmeadow, Mass.) now has 108 career points with 72 goals and 36 assists. Her 36 career assists are sixth all-time at the school, while her 75 draw controls are seventh all-time. O'Leary's 61 career caused turnovers are third all-time in program history. This season she is fourth on the team with 15 goals, tied for second with seven assists and is third with 22 points, while she leads the team with a career-best 34 ground balls. Her 2.43 ground balls per game are 49th nationally.
- Senior Annie Boylan (Andover, Mass.) is second on the team with a career-best 33 ground balls and she leads the team with 22 draw controls. Her 2.36 ground balls per game are 56th nationally. Her 126 career draw controls are second all-time in program history.
- Sophomore Sara Cox (Chatham, N.J.) leads the team with a career-best 20 caused turnovers. Her 1.43 caused turnovers per game are fourth in the league and 46th nationally.
- Senior Cassie Rudden (Hopkinton, Mass.) leads the team with a career-best 10 assists, while she is fifth with a career-best 17 points. She also has a career-best seven goals.