May 17, 2011

Crusaders Complete 2011 Season

Overall: 18-31; Last Week: 0-2
Scoreboard: Lehigh 6, Holy Cross 4, Hamilton, N.Y., 5/12
Army 6, Holy Cross 5, Hamilton, N.Y., 5/13

Schedule: Season has completed.

  • The Holy Cross softball team wrapped up the 2011 season at the Patriot League Tournament, losing two straight games to be eliminated from contention. The team lost a 6-5 decision to Lehigh and then 6-5 to Army in the loser's bracket to bow out of the tournament. With the results, the Crusaders finish the 2011 campaign with an 18-31 overall record, including 10 wins and 10 losses in league play. Head coach Brian Claypool completes the year just one win shy of 100th win as he now has 55 wins with the program and was named the 2011 Patriot League Coach of the Year. The 18 wins marks the most since 1999 when the Crusaders finished with an overall record of 24-25. Holy Cross' 10 Patriot League wins are the most since 2003 when it also finished with a league record of 10-10.
  • Two members of the softball team were selected to the 12-spot Patriot League All-Tournament team. Sophomore Sam Fregenti (Melville, N.Y.) and junior Camille Trainor (Worcester, Mass.) both picked up honors for their performances in the two games. Fregenti led the team with three RBI, knocking out two home runs and going two-for-five from the plate. She boasted a 1.600 slugging percentage. On the season, Fregenti finished third on the team with a .360 batting average. She drove in a single-season record of 11 homeruns, besting senior Erin Fleming's (Townsend, Mass.) seven home runs from 2010. She also finished on top of the single-season records list in RBI (34) and slugging percentage (.691). She also collected 50 hits, which ranks sixth on the single-season records list.
  • Trainor was also an offensive spark, batting .429 over the two contests. She tied the team-high with three hits, including her second home run of the season against Army. On the season, Trainor finished with 22 hits, 10 runs scored and six RBI. She played 22 games as the team's right fielder and 10 games at second base. She reached base in her last four games of the season and had five multi-hit games in all. 
  • Holy Cross will now say goodbye to its five seniors, Katie Alexander (Tigard, Ore.), Caitlin Belanger (Fall River, Mass.), Fleming, Tiffany Medwid (Imperial, Pa.) and Keeley Seniuk (Phoenix, Ariz.). In their four seasons for the Crusaders, the group has earned 55 victories, been named All-Patriot League eight times and named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll six times.
  • The 2011 senior class leaves with many marks in the Holy Cross softball record books. Seniuk finishes as the program's RBI leader, collecting 90 in her four years. She also finishes with a career-record of 16 home runs and 39 doubles. She finishes second with 95 runs, 169 hits, 51 stolen bases and third with 526 at-bats. She batted .331 her senior season, collecting 52 hits, 37 runs and 31 RBI. Seventeen of her hits came as extra-base hits as she was also a first team All-Patriot League selection for the first time in her career. She finished with three- All-Patriot League honors under her belt.
  • Fleming finishes second with 541 career at-bats, fifth with 150 hits, tied for fifth with 25 doubles, tied for sixth with 77 runs scored and fourth with 14 home runs. She had 34 hits this past season, scored 16 runs and brought home 24 runs.
  • Belanger finishes fifth with 81 runs scored, tied for fifth with 25 doubles, first with 55 stolen bases, second with 53 walks. As a pitcher, Belanger finishes tied for sixth with 48 starts, tied for fifth with 24 complete games and fifth with 17 career wins. She led all starters with a .373 batting average and started in a team-high 16 games from the circle this season. She also scored a team-high 40 runs and had 59 hits, leading the team in that category as well.  She was named to the second team All-Patriot League for the second straight season.
  • Medwid ends her career with 50 stolen bases, which ranks third on the career records list. She played in every game for Holy Cross this season and stole 17 bases, tying for second on the team. She also belted out 34 hits and sent home 12 runs, while scoring 14 runs herself. She was one of three Crusaders to be named to the second team All-Patriot League, which she earned as a junior as well.