August 27, 2007

Christine Strawson Named Crusader Of The Week

Aug. 27, 2007

WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior outside hitter Christine Strawson (Torrington, Conn.) has been named the GoHolyCross.com Crusader of the Week, for competition from August 20-26. Strawson totaled 26 kills and 15 digs over the weekend, as the Holy Cross volleyball team opened the season by splitting its first two matches of the year.

During Friday's 3-1 victory over St. Peter's at the Holy Cross Fieldhouse, Strawson led the team with 17 kills, 10 digs and three service aces. She also had a pair of blocks against the Peahens, including a block on match point to secure the victory. In addition, Strawson played well in Saturday's 3-0 loss at Providence, totaling nine kills and five digs.

Over the course of her career as a Crusader, Strawson has now totaled 956 kills, 596 digs, 85 blocks and 47 aces. She currently needs 108 more kills to become Holy Cross' all-time career leader.

The Crusaders (1-1 overall) return to action on Thursday, August 30, when they face Boston College at 7:00 p.m. in the opening match of the Boston College / Northeastern Challenge.