Rusty Giudici was a star defender on the Crusader men’s soccer team from 1999-2002, serving as team captain for three seasons. He led the team to an overall record of 40-24-7 during his four years, with Holy Cross winning three Patriot League regular season titles and one Patriot League Tournament championship. The Crusaders also made their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament during Giudici’s senior season. A four-time first team All-Patriot League selection, he was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year in 2002. Giudici also earned first team All-New England honors as a senior, after being a second team selection as s junior. Along with his success on the field, Giudici earned a number of honors for his academic work. He was named the 2002 Patriot League Scholar Athlete of the Year, was a second team CoSIDA Academic All-District selection in 2002, and was chosen to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll three times.