WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross senior field hockey captain Carly Grimaudo (Hopewell Junction, N.Y.) was named to the preseason All-Patriot League team as voted on by the head coaches and sports information directors from around the league.
Last season, Grimaudo appeared in all 17 contests and was named to the first team All-Patriot League. In 2012, she scored a team and career best seven goals and three assists for 17 total points. She scored both game-winning goals for the Crusaders in 2012, including the overtime clincher versus Lehigh on Sept. 29. For her career, Grimaudo has played in 44 games and has nine goals and four assists for 22 points. She was also a member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in 2012.
The Patriot League also announced its field hockey preseason poll with new conference member Boston University picked to finish in first place with 71 points and 11 first-place votes. American was voted second with 59 points and three first-place votes, while defending Patriot League Tournament champion Lafayette was tabbed third with 56 points. Bucknell (42 points), Colgate (27 points), Holy Cross (20 points) and Lehigh (19 points) round of the rest of the preseason poll.
The Crusaders open up the 2013 regular season on Sunday, Sept. 1 versus Siena at 1:00 p.m. on the Hart Turf Field.
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Patriot League Field Hockey Preseason Poll
1. Boston University (11 first-place votes), 71 points
2. American (3), 59
3. Lafayette, 56
4. Bucknell, 42
5. Colgate, 27
6. Holy Cross, 20
7. Lehigh, 19
Patriot League Preseason Offensive Player of the Year: Shelly Montgomery, American (Sr., M)
Patriot League Preseason Defensive Player of the Year: Brittany Blass, Lafayette (Jr., D)
Field Hockey Preseason All-Patriot League Team
Jaclyn Anspach, American (Sr., F)
Shelly Montgomery, American (Sr., M)
Sofi Laurito, Boston University (So., M)
Ysi Schieb, Boston University (Sr., D)
Rachel Misko, Bucknell (Sr., F)
Erica Perrine, Bucknell (Sr., GK)
Kelsey Mucelli, Bucknell (Jr., M)
Eliana Brown, Colgate (Jr., F)
Carly Grimaudo, Holy Cross (Sr., F)
Brittany Blass, Lafayette (Jr., D)
Jenna Seybert, Lafayette (Jr., D)