May 25, 2006

Orr, Sutton Named IWLCA Division I Regional All-America

May 25, 2006

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross women's lacrosse players Megan Orr (Wilton, Conn.) and Patricia Sutton (Saratoga Springs, N.Y.) have been named to the 2006 Intercollegiate Women's Lacrosse Association (IWLCA) Division I Northeast Region Second Team, as announced by the IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-American Committee this morning. This is Orr's second regional All-America nod, as she was also named to the Northeast Second Team last year.

Orr and Sutton were two of 128 student-athletes in Division I selected to one of the IWLCA All-Regional teams this season. They are now eligible for inclusion on the IWLCA/US Lacrosse All-American teams, which will be announced on May 30. The IWLCA and US Lacrosse will honor the National All-Americans at an awards banquet on June 10, 2006 in Baltimore, MD.

Orr was named the Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Year for the second straight season after setting a school record with 14 wins and turning away 246 shots this year. Going into the NCAA Tournament, Orr was ranked first in the nation in save percentage and 15th nationally in goals against average.

A three-time Patriot League Defensive Player of the Week this season, Orr led the league in wins (14 wins), saves (246 saves), saves per game (11.71 saves per game), save percentage (.559 save percentage) and goals against average (9.17 goals against average).

She currently ranks eighth on the all-time Patriot League Top 10 list for career saves (646 career saves), and finished the season ranked third on the all-time conference list for saves in a single season.

Sutton was named the 2006 Patriot League Player of the Year and garnered First Team All-Patriot League accolades after leading the league in goals (54 goals) and free position goals (18 free position goals), and ranking second in the league in points (75 points), assists (21 assists), points per game (3.57 points per game), and goals per game (2.57 goals per game) this season.

The four-time Patriot Legaue Player of the Week finished the regular season ranked among the nation's leaders in draw controls (ninth; 66 draw controls), points (37th; 3.65 points per game) and goals (40th; 2.65 goals per game), while leading an offense which was ranked 33rd nationally in scoring (11.29 goals per game).

Sutton's 75 points this season set a new Holy Cross record for points in a single season. The three-time All-Patriot League selection and 2004 Patriot League Rookie of the Year is currently ranked sixth on the all-time Patriot League career points (216 career points) and career goals (158 career goals) lists, and is tied for seventh on the all-time Patriot League career assists (58 career assists) list.

She is just 22 points away from setting a new Holy Cross program record for career points. Jen Amendola '01 currently holds the record with 237 points.

Holy Cross (14-7) put together the program's most successful season in school history this season, after capturing its first-ever Patriot League Tournament and Regular Season titles and advancing to its first-ever NCAA Tournament. The team's 6-0 record in Patriot League play this season was the first time a Holy Cross women's lacrosse squad ever went undefeated in conference play, while its 14 wins stand as the most in program history.