Holy Cross' Chris Sintetos
May 10, 2012
Courtesy of GoHolyCross.com
By Lauren Leary
Special to GoHolyCross.com
One of the most beneficial aspects of attending a small, liberal arts college such as Holy Cross is the potential for the development of close-knit relationships among students. For senior baseball captain Chris Sintetos, the bond that has grown between his teammates throughout his four years on the Hill is one that is especially strong.
The political science major from Bethesda, Md., who is a starting outfielder for the Crusaders, maintains that as the team enters into their final stretch of the season, it has become clear that the success they've achieved thus far can be attributed to the relationships they've formed with one another both on and off the field.
The team earned the number two seed in the Patriot League Tournament after going 13-7 (.650) in the conference, which is the Crusaders' best record since they went 11-4 (.733) in the league's first season in 1991. The team completed the regular season with a 30-20 overall record, which ties the 1921 Crusaders with the most wins in program history. Sintetos has played a large role in this regular season's success in particular, as he has recorded career-best statistics in multiple categories, including 29 RBIs, a .389 on-base percentage and a .416 slugging percentage.