Feb. 8, 2005
Worcester, Mass. - Senior Caitlin Agostinacchio (Bellmore, N.Y.) was named the 2004 Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year, as announced by Carolyn Schlie Femovich, Patriot League Executive Director.
A two-sport athlete at Holy Cross, Agostinacchio has been named to the Patriot League Honor Roll seven continuous semesters, in the fall for volleyball and spring for basketball. Last semester the senior earned a 3.48 grade-point-average. She was named to the Holy Cross Dean's List in the fall of 2001 and spring of 2002.
Agostinacchio is the second Crusader to be named the Patriot League Volleyball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. In 1996 Kathy Attar became the first volleyball player at Holy Cross to receive the honor.
Named to the 2004 Patriot League All-League first-team, it was Agostinacchio's second honor as she made the second-team in 2003. She was the first Crusader to surpass the 1,000 kill mark as she tallied 1,063 career-kills over four seasons. The senior now ranks first and second in kills per season with 396 and 336, respectively. She is also first and second in kills per game in a season after accumulating 4.17 per game last fall and 3.36 per game during the 2003 campaign. Agostinacchio tallied 250 digs last fall and ranks third all-time with 906 digs. During the 2003 season she registered 352 digs, putting her at fourth for total digs per season.
Majoring in mathematics, Agostinacchio is scheduled to graduate in May 2005.
Seven of Agostinacchio's teammates were named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. Leading the Crusaders were freshmen Katherine Fitzpatrick (Queensbury, N.Y.), with a 3.87 GPA in mathematics and Christine Strawson (Torrington, Conn.), with a 3.79 GPA in biology.
Also representing Holy Cross on the Academic Honor Roll were seniors Suzanna Guidone (Hamden, Conn.) and Lauren Liesman (Winchester, Calif.), junior Caitlin O'Callaghan (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and sophomores Chrissy Fanning (East Amherst, N.Y.) and Valerie Mora (San Antonio, Texas).
To be eligible for the Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn a 3.2 GPA and be awarded a varsity letter. A total of 43 athletes were named to the volleyball Academic Honor Roll.