WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross women's lacrosse program has named seniors Maddie Carrellas (Middletown, R.I.), Sara Cox (Chatham, N.J.) and senior Kat Sutton (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) as 2013 team captains.
Carrellas, who was also a 2012 captain, has played in all 52 games with 50 starts. She has 54 goals and 10 assists for 64 career points. She also has 63 ground balls, 36 caused turnovers and 49 draw controls. She has the most career ground balls and caused turnovers of any current Crusader. Carrellas was named to the 2012 Patriot League All-Tournament team. As a freshman, Carrellas earned Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors once. She has been named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll twice and is a two-year member of the Holy Cross Leadership Academy.
Cox has played in 51 career games on defense. She has 53 career ground balls, eight draw controls and 35 caused turnovers. Last season, she picked up a career-best 23 ground balls and was part of a defense that ranked third in the Patriot League with an 11.39 goals against average. As a sophomore, she posted a career-best 20 caused turnovers which tied for ninth all-time for a season at the school. She is also a two-year member of the Holy Cross Leadership Academy.
Sutton, who was also a captain last season and a member of the Holy Cross Leadership Academy, is returning to the field after not seeing any game action in the 2012 season due to an injury as she received a medical redshirt. She earned second team All-Patriot League accolades as a sophomore and junior. Sutton has played in 50 games and has 91 goals and 19 assists for 110 points. Her 91 goals are the most of any current Crusader. Sutton led the team in 2011 with 35 goals and a career-best 44 points, while she was second with a career-best nine assists. Her 79 career draw controls are sixth all-time at the school. As a sophomore, she netted a career-best 36 goals. As a junior, Sutton earned Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week once, while as a freshman she was named the Rookie of the Week twice. Sutton has been named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll twice.
The Crusaders will start the season on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at home with a contest versus Bryant at 4:00 p.m. Last season, the Crusaders went 10-8 overall and 4-2 in the Patriot League. Holy Cross made it to its fifth Patriot League championship game in program history as it fell to No. 1 seed Navy. The team returns 17 players and eight starters.