WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross sophomore Sara Hennessey (Winchester, Mass.) has been named the Patriot League Women's Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week for her performances in the 10-8 victory at Central Connecticut (April 18) and the 8-7 win versus Lafayette (April 21). Hennessey led the team with five goals and six caused turnovers on the week. This is Hennessey's second Offensive Player of the Week award this season and third weekly award as she was also named Midfield Player of the Week.
Hennessey scored two goals and led the team with four caused turnovers versus Central Connecticut, while she posted a team-best three goals including the game-winner with just 36 seconds left in the win versus Lafayette. She also led the team with four draw controls and tied for the team lead with two caused turnovers. Hennessey has a team-best four game-winning goals this season and has six hat-tricks and eight for her career.
Hennessey leads the team with a career-best 40 goals and a career-best 21 caused turnovers. She is tied for second with a career-best 41 points and a career-best 37 draw controls. Her 37 draw controls are tied for eighth all-time in a single-season at the school, while her 21 caused turnovers are tied for sixth. Her 2.50 goals per game are ranked seventh in the Patriot League and her four game-winning goals are tied for second. Hennessey's 1.31 caused turnovers per game are fourth in the league and her 0.75 free-position goals per game are fifth. She is also ranked 47th nationally in goals and 53rd in caused turnovers per game. She has posted at least one goal in 14 straight games. For her career, Hennessey has 55 goals and two assists for 57 points in 33 games.
The Crusaders (9-7 overall, 4-2 PL) are the No. 3 seed in the Patriot League Tournament in Annapolis, Md., and will take on No. 2 seed Colgate (6-10 overall, 4-2 PL) in the semifinals on Friday, April 27 at 7:45 p.m. at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium. No. 1 seed Navy (15-2 overall, 6-0 PL) will play No. 4 seed American (7-9 overall, 3-3 PL) at 5:00 p.m. in the first semifinal. The Crusaders have won eight of their last 11 games including three straight. The Crusaders' nine overall wins are their most since going 13-6 in 2007, while their four Patriot League victories are their most since going 5-0 also in 2007.