September 22, 2008

Katherine Donnelly Named Patriot League Rookie Of The Week

Sept. 22, 2008

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross freshman midfielder Katherine Donnelly (Londonderry, N.H.) has been named the Brine Patriot League Rookie of the Week in women's soccer, for games played from Sept. 15-21. Donnelly scored three goals as the Crusaders split a pair of contests against Fairfield (2-1 loss) and Wagner (3-1 victory).

In the Fairfield game on Friday night, Donnelly scored early in the second half to give Holy Cross a 1-0 lead, before the Stags came back to win with two late goals. She then had her first career two-goal game in the victory at Wagner on Sunday afternoon. Donnelly's first goal broke a 1-1 tie early in the second half and proved to be the game-winner, then she added the final goal of the game less than five minutes later.

On the season, Donnelly now leads the team in scoring with nine points on four goals and one assist.

Holy Cross (1-7 overall) returns to action on Wednesday, Sept. 24, when it plays host to Siena at 7:00 p.m.