WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross volleyball program has announced its team awards. The awards were presented at the team's banquet on November 30.
Senior Megan Lynch (Mendham, N.J.) was named the team's Most Valuable Player. This award is given to the player who has contributed to the success of the program on and off the court.
Senior Callie Black (Fallon, Nev.) earned the Most Valuable Teammate Award. This award goes to the teammate that has contributed greatly to the program off the court. Her attitude, demeanor and actions clearly represent HCVB. This award goes to someone that is a team player and always puts the team first. She is fully committed to the team and everyone that is a part of the program.
Black also earned the Iron Crusader Award. This is given to the player that has excelled in the weight room and shows the best overall performance.
Senior Elizabeth Watters (San Francisco, Calif.) won the Coaches Award. The award is given to the player that best represents Holy Cross volleyball's culture, tradition and work ethic. She receives the award for her commitment to the program, dedication to team, her successful career as a player and strong leadership.
Sophomore Mary-Kate Short (Lighthouse Point, Fla.) won the Raising the Bar Award. This is given to the player that has shown the most improvement in the weight room.
Strength and conditioning coach Brittany Keil won the Assist Award. This award is given to a person that has greatly assisted the Holy Cross volleyball program.
2012 seniors, Liz Ashton (Milford, Mass.), Black, Lynch and Watters and 2012 captains (Lynch and Watters) were honored at the event. Watters and Lynch were also each presented with game balls honoring their accomplishments on the court. Watters was recognized for reaching 1,000 career digs and for setting the school's all-time career digs record, while Lynch was honored for posting 1,000 career digs and setting the school's all-time career kills record.