Crusaders Picked Fourth In Patriot League Preseason Poll

Andrew Keister

Video: Coach Brown at Patriot League Media Day

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – The Holy Cross men's basketball team has been picked to finish in fourth place in the 2010-2011 Patriot League preseason poll of head coaches and sports information directors. In addition, senior center Andrew Keister (Galloway, N.J.) was selected to the 2010-2011 preseason All-Patriot League team.

The Crusaders received 70 total points in the conference preseason poll, along with two first-place votes. American placed first in the poll, with 79 total points and seven first-place votes, followed by Bucknell in second with 76 points and three first-place votes, and Lafayette in third with 73 points and two first-place votes.

Lehigh finished fifth in the poll with 69 points and two first-place votes. The preseason rankings were rounded out by Navy (sixth, 35 points), Colgate (seventh, 31 points) and Army (eighth, 15 points).

Holy Cross is scheduled to open the 2010-2011 regular season on Saturday, November 13, when it plays host to the College of Charleston in a 7:00 p.m. contest at the Hart Center.

  Team (1st place) Votes
1. American (7) 79
2. Bucknell (3) 76
3. Lafayette (2) 73
4. Holy Cross (2) 70
5. Lehigh (2) 69
6. Navy 35
7. Colgate 31
8. Army 15
Name, Yr., Pos., School
Andrew Keister, Sr., C, Holy Cross
C.J. McCollum, So., G, Lehigh
Jared Mintz, Sr., F, Lafayette
Vlad Moldoveanu, Sr., F, American
Mike Muscala, So., F, Bucknell
Jordan Sugars, Jr., G, Navy
Preseason Player of the Year:
C.J. McCollum, So., G, Lehigh