Mandy Sifferlen Named Crusader Of The Year
WORCESTER, Mass. – Senior Mandy Sifferlen, a member of the Holy Cross volleyball team, has been selected as the 2016-2017 Crusader of the Year. The most prestigious student-athlete award presented by the Holy Cross Varsity Club, the Crusader of the Year goes to a senior who has excelled not only in varsity athletics, but also in the classroom and the community, and has been prominent in campus activities.
Sifferlen earned first team All-Patriot League honors during the 2016 season, after previously being a second team selection in 2014 and 2015. As a senior, she led the team with a school-record 497 kills, 305 digs and 40 blocks, to go along with a .244 hitting percentage. Sifferlen finished her career with 1,344 kills, 866 digs and 144 blocks, ranking second all-time at Holy Cross in career kills.
In the classroom, Sifferlen owns a cumulative grade point average of 3.78 with a major in biology. She was a three-time selection to the Academic All-Patriot League team, while being named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll four times. The vice president of Holy Cross' Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and a three-year member of the Holy Cross Leadership Academy, Sifferlen was also involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters, Students for Responsible Choices and the Campus Advisory Board on Alcohol.
Sifferlen will be presented with the Crusader of the Year award at the 62nd annual Holy Cross Varsity Club Hall of Fame Dinner & Ceremonial Banquet, to be held on Saturday, May 6, at 5:00 p.m. in the Hogan Campus Center. Tickets are still available for the event for only $65.00, and can be purchased by contacting Varsity Club Treasurer Tony Froio at (617) 859-2718. The deadline to request tickets is 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 3.