January 11, 2010

Amy Lepley Earns Patriot League Rookie Of The Week Honors

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross freshman forward/guard Amy Lepley (Norfolk, Mass.) has been named the Anaconda Patriot League Rookie of the Week for the second consecutive week and the third time this season after notching her first career double-double, producing 12 points and 10 rebounds against Lafayette on Saturday, Jan. 9. She led the Crusaders in points and rebounds for the first time this season as her 10 rebounds are a career and season best.

Lepley shot five-of-eight from the field and made both free throw attempts to lead Holy Cross in scoring against the Leopards, also adding two steals and a block. In the other game last week, a 80-71 non-conference victory against Rhode Island, Lepley went two-of-four from the field and made all four free throw attempts to finish with nine points. For the week, Lepley shot 58.3 percent from the field and made all six of her free throw attempts. She averaged 10.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per contest.

After 16 total games, Lepley has increasingly become the team's most versatile player. She has scored in double-digits in five contests and has at least two rebounds in the last 15 contests, averaging 3.1 rebounds per game. She has also earned nine starts this season for her efforts, including three consecutive starts against Maine, Penn State and Harvard and again in the last six games.

Holy Cross (4-12, 0-1 Patriot League) continues league play with a trip to West Point, N.Y. to take on the Army Black Knights (7-8, 1-0 PL). The game will be held at the Christl Arena beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Jan. 13. Army currently holds a two-game win streak against the Crusaders.