Crusader Women's Swimming and Diving Picked Eighth in Preseason Poll

Oct. 12, 2006

Worcester, Mass. - The Holy Cross women's swimming and diving team was picked eighth in the Patriot League preseason polls Thursday morning. Navy took first place in the poll with 87 votes with seven first place votes. Colgate took a close second in the poll with 84 points and six first place votes.

Holy Cross is coming off of the 2005-2006 season where the Crusaders won the Worcester City Championship and won their meets against Siena and St. Peter's (New Jersey). The Crusaders took eighth at the Patriot League Championship meet.

Holy Cross will begin the 2006-2007 season Saturday, October 25, when they travel to Springfield, Mass to take on Springfield College.

2006 Patriot League Women's Swimming and Diving Preseason Poll

1. Navy (7) 87

2. Colgate (6) 84

3. Bucknell (3) 83

4. Army 54

5. Lafayette 46

6. Lehigh 42

7. American 38

8. Holy Cross 14