WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross junior forward Dave Dudzinski (Elburn, Ill.) has been selected to the 2012-2013 All-Patriot League second team in men's basketball, as voted by the conference's head coaches. In addition, freshmen guard Cullen Hamilton (Washington, D.C.) was chosen to the All-Rookie team.
Dudzinski has averaged a team-best 15.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 0.9 blocked shots per game this year, while hitting 47.9 percent (157 of 328) of his field goal attempts and 82.4 percent (103 of 125) of his free throws. He finished the regular season ranked fourth in the league in scoring, fourth in rebounding, fourth in free throw percentage, eighth in blocked shots and ninth in field goal percentage. Dudzinski has led the team in scoring 15 times this year and scored in double-figures 25 times. Over the course of his career as a Crusader, he has now totaled 831 points, 439 rebounds and 68 blocked shots, while connecting on 49.2 percent (305 of 620) of his field goals and 80.3 percent (188 of 234) of his free throws. Dudzinski currently ranks sixth all-time at Holy Cross in career free throw percentage.
Hamilton has averaged 6.4 points and 2.8 rebounds per game this season. He has stepped up his play against Patriot League opponents, putting up 7.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per contest in conference play, while connecting on 36.1 percent (22 of 61) of his shots from three-point range. Hamilton has scored in double-figures six times on the year, including a career-best 18 points against Lafayette on Feb. 20.
Holy Cross (12-17 overall, 4-10 Patriot League) returns to action on Wednesday, March 6, when it travels to Lafayette for a quarterfinal round game of the Patriot League Tournament. The contest between the Crusaders and the Leopards is scheduled to tip-off at 7:00 p.m.
A complete list of the 2012-2013 All-Patriot League teams follows.
2012-2013 ALL-PATRIOT LEAGUE TEAMS
All-Patriot League First Team
Cameron Ayers, Bucknell, Jr., G
Ella Ellis, Army, Sr., F
Holden Greiner, Lehigh, Sr., F
Tony Johnson, Lafayette, Sr., G
Mike Muscala, Bucknell, Sr., C
All-Patriot League Second Team
Murphy Burnatowski, Colgate, Jr., F
Dave Dudzinski, Holy Cross, Jr., F
Seth Hinrichs, Lafayette, So. G
Stephen Lumpkins, American, Sr., F
Mackey McKnight, Lehigh, Jr., G
Patriot League All-Rookie Team
Tilman Dunbar, Navy, Fr., G
Cullen Hamilton, Holy Cross, Fr., G
Bryce Scott, Lafayette, Fr. G
Kyle Toth, Army, Fr., G
Kyle Wilson, Army, Fr., G
Patriot League All-Academic Team
Bryson Johnson, Bucknell, Sr., 3.40, Economics
Gabe Knutson, Lehigh, Sr., 3.25, Accounting
Mike Muscala, Bucknell, Sr., 3.36, Management
Joey Ptasinski, Lafayette, So., 3.51, Biology
John Schoof, American, So., 3.38, Business
Player of the Year: Mike Muscala, Bucknell, Sr., C
Defensive Player of the Year: Mike Muscala, Bucknell, Sr., C
Rookie of the Year: Kyle Wilson, Army, Fr., G
Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Mike Muscala, Bucknell, Sr.
Coach of the Year: Zach Spiker, Army