March 14, 2005
WORCESTER, Mass. - Sophomore guard Maggie Fontana (Barrington, Ill.) has been named the Holiday Inn Express Crusader of the Week, for competition from March 7-13. Fontana totaled 16 points, eight rebounds, three steals and two assists for the Holy Cross women's basketball team, as it defeated Colgate 79-70 in the Patriot League championship game on March 9.
Fontana was a perfect 10 of 10 at the free throw line in the game, and made a number of key plays in the closing minutes to lead the Crusaders to the victory. Following the contest, she was named to the All-Patriot League Tournament team.
On the season, Fontana is averaging 10.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game.
The Crusaders have an overall record of 20-10 on the year, and won both the Patriot League regular season and tournament titles. Holy Cross will open play in the NCAA Tournament on Sunday, March 20, when it faces Ohio State in a 2:00 p.m. game in College Park, Md.