Christine Strawson Named Crusader Of The Week

Oct. 16, 2006

WORCESTER, Mass. - Junior outside hitter Christine Strawson (Torrington, Conn.) has been named the Holiday Inn Express Crusader of the Week, for competition from October 9-15. Strawson posted a pair of double-doubles last weekend, while leading the Holy Cross volleyball team to its first Patriot League victory of the season.

In Friday's 3-1 victory over Lehigh, Strawson posted a season-high 24 kills, to go along with 11 digs and two assists. She also had a strong match in Saturday's 3-0 loss against Lafayette, recording 16 kills, 14 digs and two blocks. Over the course of the week, Strawson averaged 5.7 kills per game, to go along with a .260 hitting percentage.

On the season, Strawson leads the team with 273 kills, in addition to totaling with 182 digs and 16 blocks. She has also reached double figures in kills in 16 of the Crusaders' 18 matches on the year.

Over the course of her collegiate career, Strawson now has 840 kills, 503 digs and 79 blocks. Over the weekend, she moved into third place all-time at Holy Cross in career kills.

The Crusaders (3-15 overall, 1-6 Patriot League) return to action on Friday, Oct. 20, when they travel to Colgate for a 7:00 p.m. match.