Mandy Sifferlen Earns Academic All-Patriot League Honors For Third Straight Season

Holy Cross Athletics   11-17-2016

WORCESTER, Mass. – Senior outside hitter Mandy Sifferlen has been named Academic All-Patriot League for the third straight year, as announced by the league on Thursday morning.

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. Earning Patriot League Academic Honor Roll accolades for the past three seasons, Sifferlen is a 360 Leader in the Holy Cross Leadership Academy.

At the conclusion of the season, Sifferlen ranked within the nation’s top 10 in three statistical categories with a conference leading 497 kills, 4.97 kills per set and 5.41 points per set. Her kills and kills per set both stand as Holy Cross all-time records.

She finished the year recording 17 double-doubles, while posting team-best kills in the past 36 of 38 contests. She ends her career with  1,334 kills, 866 digs, 144 total blocks, 92 service aces and 36 double-doubles. Her career kills rank second all-time in school history.

Sifferlen was also a first team All-Patriot League selection this season, earning Patriot League Player of the Week honors twice.

With a 10-19 record and 6-10 overall mark, Sifferlen led Holy Cross to its most overall wins since 2011, and six Patriot League victories, which are tied for the most conference wins in program history.

Volleyball Scholar-Athlete
Patricia Mattingly, Navy

Academic All-League
Aleksandra Kazala, American
Megan Bryn, Army West Point
Hailey Stout, Bucknell
Katie Stebbins, Colgate
Mandy Sifferlen, Holy Cross
Megan Polak, Lehigh
Patricia Mattingly, Navy

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