Crusaders To Honor Seniors This Weekend

Colleen Bucci

Scoreboard: 1st of 4, Worcester City Championship, Worcester, Mass., 1/20-1/21
Schedule: Saturday, Jan. 28 vs. Providence, Worcester, Mass., 1:00 p.m.

  • The Holy Cross women's swimming and diving team will face off against Providence in its final home meet of the season on Saturday, Jan. 28. Meet time is set for 1:00 p.m. at the Hart Center. The team will honor its 11 seniors, Maggie Beaudouin (Madison, N.J.), Colleen Bucci (Falmouth, Maine), Monica Cullen (Maplewood, N.J.), Emily D'Angelo (West Caldwell, N.J.), Carolynn Fitzgerald (Belle Harbor, N.Y.), Christine Karout (Brooklyn, N.Y.), Kendra Kline (Queensbury, N.Y.), Lauren Leary (North Eastham, Mass.), Lindsay Mlazgar (Bloomington, Minn.), Annie O'Shea (Washington, D.C.) and Madison Walsh (Ridgefield, Conn.) prior to the meet.
  • Last season, Holy Cross fell to the Friars by a score of 194-104 in Providence. The Crusaders won the last meeting between the two teams at the Hart Center, which took place on Jan. 30, 2010. The squad won that meet, 170-127. O'Shea won two events last season to highlight the team's effort.
  • The Holy Cross women's swimming and diving team returned to competition on Friday-Saturday, Jan. 20-21, with a first place victory against Clark, WPI and Assumption in the 11th Annual Worcester City Championship. Holy Cross finished with 648 points and won 13 events to continue a streak of 11 straight championship victories.
  • The Crusaders swept eight events in the competition, including the 100 yard freestyle, butterfly, breaststroke and backstroke, 200 and 400 yard medley relay and the 200 and 400 yard freestyle relay.
  • Beaudouin was named the Swimmer of the Meet, setting a new meet record in both the 400 yard IM and 200 yard backstroke. Junior Kristen Desrosiers(Gorham, Maine) won three events to lead the Crusaders. Also leading Holy Cross with first place finishes was junior Natalie Livingston (Auburn, Wash.) in the 100 yard breaststroke, sophomore Kelsey Poremba (Bedford, N.H.) in the 50 yard freestyle, the 200 yard breaststroke went to junior Katelyn Desrosiers (Gorham, Maine), while junior Samantha Hullihen (Pelham, N.H.) finished in first in the 100 yard butterfly.