Feb. 29, 2008
WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross head men's lacrosse coach Adam Pascal, along with George Mason's women's lacrosse coach Amy Bokker have been named the US Lacrosse Coaches of the Week for the week ending February 24. The 7-6 win on February 24 was Holy Cross' first ever victory against Yale. Yale had won the previous first seven contests in the all-time series starting in 1965. The Crusaders are 2-0 and are ranked fifth in the New England Coaches Poll. This is Holy Cross' best start since going 4-0 in 1985. Pascal and Bokker will be recognized on CSTV's lacrosse broadcasts on March 2 and March 4.
Pascal, who is in his fourth season at Holy Cross, was named the 2007 New England Intercollegiate Lacrosse Association Coach of the Year as he coached the Crusaders to a 6-8 record marking the best overall record at Holy Cross since 1988. Holy Cross improved during the season and came on strong as it won four of its last six games.
On April 24, 2006, Pascal was also honored as one of 50 "Mentors that Matter" in a ceremony at the Great Hall of the Massachusetts State House in Boston. Pascal was honored for his role as a Big Brother, and for encouraging the entire men's lacrosse team to be Big Brothers at Canterbury School in Worcester.
The Crusaders return to action when they open the Patriot League season on Saturday, March 1, when they travel to Bethlehem, Pa. to take on Lehigh at noon.