Holy Cross volleyball head coach Melissa Batie-Smoose has announced the freshman class for the 2017 season.
Seniors Mandy Sifferlen and Emily Popp each were named to the list for the fourth straight year.
Senior Mandy Sifferlen was featured in NCAA.com's "Best of 2016" article, which lists some of the top plays in 2016.
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The 2016 season proved to be one to remember, as the Crusaders combined to set four all-time records, while posting its most wins in five years, including six conference victories, which are tied in program history for the most Patriot League wins captured in a single season.
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Majoring in biology, Sifferlen holds a 3.77 grade point average, while serving as the Vice President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) at Holy Cross.
Emily Popp has made a major impact on the volleyball program.
Sifferlen proved to be a force at the net all season, tallying double digit kills in 41 of her last 43 matches, while leading the team in kills in her final 36 of 38 contests.
Holy Cross' athletic teams continue to rank among the best in the nation in graduation rates, according to the latest Graduation Success Rate Report which has been released by the NCAA. The Crusaders' overall Graduation Success Rate of 97 percent for all student-athletes tied for the 17th best mark in the country out of 351 Division I schools.
Over this past weekend, Sifferlen led the Crusaders to back-to-back sweep victories over Bucknell and Lehigh.
Senior outside hitter Mandy Sifferlen has been named the C&R Tire Crusader of the Week, for competition from Nov. 7-13. Sifferlen led the Holy Cross volleyball team to victories over Bucknell and Lehigh last week, in its final two matches of the season.