Mandy Sifferlen Named To Academic All-Patriot League Team

Holy Cross Athletics   11-18-2015

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross junior Mandy Sifferlen (Sudbury, Mass.) was one of seven student-athletes named to the 2015 Volleyball Academic All-Patriot League team, as selected by the conference’s media relations directors. This is the second time Sifferlen has received All-Academic honors, having been named to the team in 2014.

In order to be eligible for the All-Academic Patriot League team, a student-athlete must possess at least a 3.20 and be a starter or key player in his/her sport.

Sifferlen, a Biology major with a 3.73 grade-point average, played in all 107 sets this season and led the Patriot League with 3.83 kills per set. Her mark is the sixth-best all-time in school history. She notched 410 kills on the season, which are the second most in program history. She became just the second Crusader to record 400 or more kills in a season. Sifferlen led the team and was fourth in the Patriot League with 35 aces. She was second on the team with 270 digs.

Sifferlen was also named to the 2014 Academic All-Patriot League team, and has earned Patriot League Academic Honor Roll every season thus far. The outside hitter is a member of the Holy Cross Leadership Academy, and has made the Dean’s List.

American’s Monika Smidova was named the Corvias Patriot League Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. Joining Sifferlen on the Academic All-Patriot League team were Smidova, Leah Turner of Lehigh, Karen Campbell of Bucknell, Rachel Fortner of Navy, Sarah Katz of American and Kristyna Lindovska of American,

The Crusaders finished the season with a 7-22 record with a 4-12 mark in the Patriot League.

Corvias Patriot League Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year

Monika Smidova, American

Volleyball Academic All-Patriot League Team

Monika Smidova, American, Gr., S

Mandy Sifferlen, Holy Cross, Jr., OH

Leah Turner, Lehigh, Sr. OH

Karen Campbell, Bucknell, Sr. MB

Rachel Fortner, Navy, So., S/OPP

Sarah Katz, American, Sr., OH

Kristyna Lindovska, American, Sr., OPP

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