Worcester, Mass. - Action heats up as multiple Holy Cross athletic teams kick off the 2009 season this week. The volleyball team will start the 2009 regular season when it plays Providence on Wednesday, Sept. 2, at 7:00 p.m., at the Holy Cross Field House. The men's soccer team kicks off the 2009 campaign on the road against Providence on Saturday, Sept. 5 at Glay Field in Providence, R.I. at 4:00 p.m. The field hockey team jump starts its 2009 campaign with three games over the next week. The Crusaders begin their season away against the Connecticut Huskies on Thursday, Sept. 5. The game starts at 7:00 p.m. and will be held at the Joseph J. Morrone Stadium in Storrs, Conn. The cross country teams open the 2009 season at the Harry Lang Invitational hosted by Colgate in Hamilton, N.Y. on Saturday, Sept. 5. The women's soccer team looks to take its success on the road, traveling to Manhattan on Friday, Sept. 4 for a 7:00 p.m. game.