WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior forward Amy Lepley (Norfolk, Mass.), a member of the Holy Cross women's basketball team, is the 2012-2013 recipient of the Samantha Vellaccio Award. The Vellaccio Award is presented annually to the varsity women's basketball player who best exemplifies the mission of Holy Cross both on and off the court.
Lepley earned second team All-Patriot League honors in 2013 after ranking second on the team with an average of 11.7 points per game this season, in addition to leading the squad with an average of 5.3 rebounds per contest. She also connected on 46.1 percent of his field goal attempts (100 of 217) and ranked third on the team with 62 assists. In Patriot League regular season games, Lepley ranked seventh in the conference in points (11.7), fifth in field goal percentage (.432), ninth in assists (2.9) and 14th in rebounds (5.1). She led the team in scoring four times on the year, and was also the squad's top rebounder four times.
Lepley became the 28th Holy Cross women's basketball player to score 1,000 career points during the Jan. 6 contest at Fordham. During her four years at Holy Cross, Lepley recorded 1,220 points, 634 rebounds, 252 assists and 141 steals. She finished her career in 14th place on the all-time Holy Cross scoring list, became only the 11th Crusader to score at least 1,000 points and grab over 600 rebounds.
Off the court, Lepley volunteered at Sherry's House (working with children
undergoing cancer treatments) and was an advocate forthe Team Impact program (inspiring children to take part in sports despite their disabilities).