Holy Cross Volleyball To Open Season At Providence

Sept. 2, 2008

Holy Cross Volleyball (Overall Record: 0-0; Last Week: 0-0)

Schedule: Wednesday, Sept. 3 at Providence, Providence, R.I., 7:00 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 5 at Sacred Heart, Fairfield, Conn., 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 6 vs. Rider, Fairfield, Conn., 10:00 a.m.

Saturday, Sept. 6 vs. Bryant, Fairfield, Conn., 4:00 p.m.

  • The Holy Cross volleyball team will kick off the 2008 season when they play at Providence on Wednesday, Sept. 3, at 7:00 p.m. The Crusaders will then compete in the Sacred Heart Invitational on Friday, Sept. 5, and Saturday, Sept. 6. On Friday night, Holy Cross will play Sacred Heart at 7:00 p.m., while on Saturday the Crusaders will meet Rider at 10:00 a.m. and Bryant at 4:00 p.m.

  • Holy Cross returns eight players from last year including three starters. The Crusaders also welcome six newcomers to the program.

  • Senior Molly Anderson (Weston, Conn.) and junior Samantha Surface (Fresno, Calif.) are the 2008 team co-captains. This is the second straight year that Anderson will be a co-captain.

  • Anderson has played in every match and every game that the Crusaders have played during the last three years, while she enters the year ranked fifth on the school's all-time career digs list with 900.

  • First-year head coach Marritt Cafarchia joins the Crusaders after leading Tufts to a 19-3 record as its acting head coach in 2007.