21 - Sara Hennessey
Sara Hennessey
Height: 5-6
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Winchester, Mass.
High School: Winchester
Position: A/M

2012: Started all 18 games...named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week (4/9 & 4/23) twice and the Midfield Player of the Week (3/19) once...led the team with a career-best 44 goals, tying for ninth on the school’s all-time single-season list...ranked third on the team with a career-best 46 points, and also posted two assists...led the team with a career-best five game-winning goals and a career-best 21 caused turnovers, while finishing second second with a career-best 42 draw controls...placed fourth on the all-time Holy Cross single-season list for draw controls and tied for sixth in caused turnovers...led the team with a career-best 12 free-position goals...tied for fourth on the team with a career-best 23 ground balls...tied for first in the Patriot League in game-winning goals, while ranking fifth with 1.17 caused turnovers per game and 0.67 free-position goals per game, and eighth with 2.44 goals per game...ranked 44th in the nation in goals and 83rd in caused turnovers per game...scored at least one goal in the last 16 games of the season...recorded six hat-tricks...scored five goals, including the game-winner, at Bryant (2/22)...totaled three goals and one assist at High Point (3/5)...netted two goals, including the game-winner, against Brown (3/13)...posted six goals in the win versus Sacred Heart (3/18)...scored a career-best seven goals in the victory over Bucknell (4/7), the most by a Crusader in a game since 2002...tallied three goals, including the game-winner, in the victory at Lehigh (4/14)...scored two goals with a season-best four caused turnovers in the win at Central Connecticut (4/18)...totaled three goals, including netting the game-winner to break a tie with 36 seconds left, against Lafayette (4/21)...scored two goals, including the game-winner, against Colgate (4/27) in the Patriot League semifinals...member of the Holy Cross Leadership Academy...earned Patriot League Academic Honor Roll accolades.

2011: Started all 17 games…scored 15 goals and had one assist for 16 points…tied for first on the team with 27 draw controls…tied for fifth with 17 ground balls…ranked third with 13 caused turnovers…led the team with two game-winning goals…scored the most goals by a Crusader freshman in the first game of the season since 1996, when she found the net three times against UMass (2/16)…recorded three goals in the win over Yale (2/26)…tallied two goals in the victory over Bryant (3/22)…scored her first collegiate game-winner to break a 10-10 tie with 3:34 remaining in the second half, for an 11-10 win over Navy (4/2)…recorded two goals against Lehigh (4/16)…netted two goals, including the game-winner, in the victory at Lafayette (4/23)...named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

Before Holy Cross: Three-year member of the varsity lacrosse team at Winchester H.S. for coach Sue Ontso…senior captain…for her career she recorded 106 goals and 48 assists…team won the 2008 Division 2 state championship and was three-time Middlesex League champions…as a senior in 2010 she earned honorable mention All-American, first team EMASS All-Star, first team Middlesex League All-Star, Boston Herald All-Scholastic and Boston Globe All-Scholastic honors…also as a senior she scored 67 goals and had 32 assists as her team won the Division 2 North title…also a member of the MassElite club lacrosse team…two-year member of the varsity soccer team…member of Spanish National Honor Society.

Personal: Daughter of David and Jacqueline Hennessey…her father was a member of the golf team at Dartmouth (Class of 1987), and her mother played lacrosse and field hockey at Babson (Class of 1988)…has one brother (Daniel) and one sister (Megan)…a Psychology major.

Hennessey's Career Statistics

SeasonGPGAPtsGWGGBDCCTO
201117151162172713
201218442465234221
Total35593627406934