Crusaders Open Season With Fairfield And Lehigh This Weekend

Maggie Beaudouin

Friday, Oct. 15 vs. Fairfield, Worcester, Mass., 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 16 vs. Lehigh, Worcester, Mass., 11:00 a.m. 

  • The Holy Cross women's swimming and diving team will kick off the 2011-2012 season with two meets this week. On Saturday, Oct. 8, Holy Cross starts the season with a meet at Fairfield, and then on Sunday, Oct. 9, the Crusaders will host Lehigh in Patriot League action at the Hart Center.
  • Head coach Barry Parenteau returns 25 members from last year from a year ago. Holy Cross also welcomes seven newcomers to the team. The 2011 freshman class consists of Sloane Burns (Tucson, Ariz.), Kristie Coleman (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Rebecca Finnigan (Bradford, Mass.), Jennifer Gilbert (Libertyville, Ill.), Mary Kate Schulte (Des Moines, Iowa), Katherine Shreve (Sturbridge, Mass.) and Anna Villani (Hanover, Mass.). Seniors Maggie Beaudouin (Madison, N.J.), Lindsay Mlazgar (Bloomington, Minn.) and Annie O'Shea (Washington, D.C.) will serve as captains for the 2011-2012 season.
  • Parenteau enters his 37th season as the head coach of the women's swimming and diving program. Parenteau has coached the Holy Cross women's swimming and diving team since its inception in 1975.
  • A year ago, the Crusaders opened the season with a home meets against both Fairfield and Lehigh. The Crusaders fell to Fairfield 191-102 and then lost to Lehigh 174-60.