Women's Lacrosse Concludes 2012 Season

Sara Hennessey

Holy Cross Women's Lacrosse

Overall: 10-8 (4-2 Patriot League) Last Week: 1-1
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 13, Colgate 12, Annapolis, Md., 4/27, Patriot League semifinals
Navy 18, Holy Cross 11, Annapolis, Md., 4/29, Patriot League championship game
Schedule: Season is complete.

  • The Holy Cross women's lacrosse team concluded the 2012 season with a 10-8 overall record and went 4-2 in the Patriot League. The Crusaders made it to their fifth Patriot League championship game in program history as they fell to No. 1 seed Navy. The No. 3 seeded Crusaders defeated No. 2 seed Colgate by a 13-12 score in the semifinals. Senior captain Catherine Furman (Garden City, N.Y.), senior Caitie Shea (Port Jefferson Station, N.Y.) and junior captain Maddie Carrellas (Middletown, R.I.) were named to the Patriot League All-Tournament team.
  • The Crusaders' 10 overall wins were their most since going 13-6 in 2007. This was the seventh season in program history that the Crusaders had won 10 games or more. Also their four Patriot League victories were their most since going 5-0 in 2007. The Crusaders' 200 goals and 11.11 goals per game were their most since scoring 240 goals and 12.57 goals per game in 2007. Holy Cross' 266 ground balls were its most since it tallied 323 in 2007. The Crusaders' 197 draw controls were their most since posting 212 in 2008.
  • HC is third in the league with an 11.39 goals against average. The Crusaders are fourth in the Patriot League with 14.78 ground balls per game.
  • Sophomore Sara Hennessey (Winchester, Mass.) led the team with a career-best 44 goals and a career-best 21 caused turnovers. Her 44 goals were tied for ninth all-time for a single-season at the school. She was third on the team with a career-best 46 points and was second with a career-best 42 draw controls. Her 42 draw controls were tied for fourth all-time in a single-season at the school, while her 21 caused turnovers were tied for sixth. Her 2.44 goals per game are ranked seventh in the Patriot League and her career-best five game-winning goals are tied for first. Also her 44 goals are ranked 36th nationally. Hennessey's 1.17 caused turnovers per game are fifth in the league and her 0.67 free-position goals per game are also fifth. She has posted at least one goal in 16 straight games. This season, she was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week twice and the Midfield Player of the Week once. For her career, Hennessey has 59 goals and three assists for 62 points in 35 games. Her 69 career draw controls are 10th all-time in school history.
  • Freshman Laura Ryan (Stirling, N.J.) earned second team All-Patriot League honors. Ryan is the first Crusader freshman to earn All-League honors since the 2007 season. She led the team with 50 points, while she was second with 41 goals and was third with nine assists. Ryan's 41 goals and 50 points are the most for a Crusader freshman since the 2004 season when Patricia Sutton tallied 48 goals and 71 points. She led the team with 65 draw controls which were second all-time for a single-season at the school. Her 18 caused turnovers were second on the team and her 30 ground balls were third. Ryan was fourth in the Patriot League and 33rd nationally with 3.61 draw controls per game. Her 2.28 goals per game are 10th in the league and her 41 goals are ranked 52nd nationally. Ryan was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week on April 9.
  • Senior captain Catherine Furman was named the 2012 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year and earned first team All-Patriot League honors. Furman, who also earned first team All-Patriot League honors in 2011, is the first Crusader to ever be named the Defensive Player of the Year. This season she started in all 18 games and was the leader of a defense that had the third best overall goals against average in the Patriot League. She was third on the team with a career-best 15 caused turnovers, while she also had 18 ground balls, six draw controls, one goal, one assist and two points. Furman's 43 career caused turnovers are fifth all-time in school history. She played in 67 career games with 71 ground balls, 40 draw controls, five goals, two assists and seven points. Furman is a member of the Holy Cross Leadership Academy.
  • Senior Kayla DiBari (Holderness, N.H.) led the team with a career-best 15 assists, while her career-best 28 points were fourth. She also posted a career-best 10 ground balls. Her 1.50 assists per game are second in the Patriot League. For her career, DiBari tallied 29 goals and 21 assists for 50 points. 
  • Junior Taylor Zebrowski (Verona, N.J.), who earned second team All-Patriot League accolades, was second on the team with a career-best 47 points and 11 assists, while she was third with a career-best 36 goals. Zebrowski has tallied at least one point in 23 straight games and has scored at least one goal in 20 consecutive contests. Zebrowski has 81 goals and 30 assists for 111 career points. She is the 18th player in program history to post 100 career points.
  • Junior captain Maddie Carrellas led the team with a career-best 36 ground balls. Her 2.00 ground balls per game are fourth in the Patriot League. Her career-best 26 points were fifth on the team, while her career-best 23 goals were fourth. For her career, she has 54 goals, 10 assists, 64 points, 63 ground balls, 49 draw controls and 36 caused turnovers.
  • Sophomore goalie Sarah Weber (Summit, N.J.) earned second team All-Patriot League honors. She leads the Patriot League in saves per game with 7.00 and is fourth in goals against average with an 11.50. Weber was second on the team with 31 ground balls. She started in all 18 games with 126 saves and had a 10-7 record. Her 10 wins were tied for fourth all-time in a single-season at the school. She was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week on April 16.