Three Crusaders Earn All-Patriot League Honors

April 28, 2005

Worcester, Mass. - Holy Cross placed three players, seniors Alycia FitzPatrick (Lake Forest, Calif.) and Mary Beth Ryan (Holden, Mass.) and freshman Jayme Elliott (Gardena, Calif.), on the 2005 All-League first-team as announced by the Patriot League office on Thursday.

The honor is the second for FitzPatrick, as she was named to the second-team in 2003. This season the catcher ranked 18th nationally in the toughest to strikeout category and was second in the Patriot League with 15 RBIs and third with 17 doubles. FitPatrick lead the team in RBIs with 23 and finished second in batting (.371), hits (46), doubles (11), slugging percentage (.524) and on-base percentage (.410). She has played in 162 career-games as a Crusader and holds two career-records, including batting average (.362) and RBIs (72). She is second in season-slugging percentage record after tallying .524 this season and is tied for third with her 23 RBIs from this season. In 2004 she was named to the NFCA All-Region second-team.

For the third-time in a row, Ryan was named to the All-League first team. The senior led the team in several categories this season, including hitting (.384), at bats (125), runs (31), hits (48), doubles (12), slugging percentage (.544), on-base percentage (.442) and successfully completed all 10 attempted stolen bases. In league games, the outfielder was second in hits (26) and tied for third in runs (16). She played in 169 career-games and ranks second all-time with 40 stolen bases and third with a .320 batting average. She ranks first all-time with her .544 slugging-percentage this season, second with 150 at bats in 2003 and fourth with 148 at bats in 2002. In 2004 the senior was named to the CoSida Academic All-America All-District second-team and was has been named the Patriot League honor roll three-times. Just recently, Ryan was named Valedictorian of Holy Cross' Class of 2005.

Earning her first league honor, Elliott made a significant contribution to the Crusaders this past season. The freshman ranked second in runs (17) and third in batting (.304) and hits (35). Nationally, Elliott was fifth in sacrifice hits and 15th in the toughest to strikeout category.

The Crusaders finished the 2005 season with an overall record of 8-30 and was 3-16 in the Patriot League.