Sifferlen Named First Team All-Patriot League

Holy Cross Athletics   11-15-2016

WORCESTER, Mass. – Senior co-captain Mandy Sifferlen has earned first team All-Patriot League recognition, as voted on by head coaches from around the conference. A two-time second team All-Patriot League selection, this is the third straight year Sifferlen has received All-Patriot League accolades and the first time she has been a first team selection. Sifferlen becomes just the third student-athlete in the program history to be named to the first team, as the last Crusader to receive this honor was Caitlin Agostinacchio in 2004.  

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. At the conclusion of the regular season, Sifferlen led the Patriot League with 4.97 kills per set, which ranked fifth in the nation, 497 kills (.244 hitting percentage), which were eighth in the nation and 5.41 points per set, which were sixth in the nation.

Sifferlen was also active in the back row, earning 17 double-doubles, as each came from a combination of kills and digs. Sifferlen recorded 305 digs this year. She ends her career with  1,334 kills, 866 digs, 144 total blocks and 92 service aces.

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.

2016 Patriot League Volleyball Major Award Winners and All-League Teams

Player of the Year: Aleksandra Kazala, American
Setter of the Year: Patricia Mattingly, Navy
Libero of the Year: Sydney Shearn, Navy
Rookie of the Year: Vela McBride, American
Coach of the Year: Barry Goldberg, American

First Team All-League
Kennedy Etheridge, American, So., S
Aleksandra Kazala, American, So., OH
Loren McKenzie, American, So., MB
Carolyn Bockrath, Army West Point, Jr., MB
Kathleen Harris, Colgate, Sr., OH
Mandy Sifferlen, Holy Cross, Sr., OH
Patricia Mattingly, Navy, So., S

Second Team All-League
Vela McBride, American, Fr., MB
Olivia Fairfield, Army West Point, Sr., RS
Allie Strong, Army West Point, Fr., OH
Vanessa Wesley, Army West Point, Jr., MB
Jaelah Hutchison, Colgate, So., MB
Katie Stebbins, Colgate, Sr., RS
Sydney Shearn, Navy, So., L

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