April 21, 2010

Crusaders Name 2010 Team Captains

WORCESTER, Mass. – Senior strong safety Anthony DiMichele (McKees Rocks, Pa.), senior linebacker Sean Lamkin (Jenks, Okla.) and senior wide receiver Freddie Santana (Staten Island, N.Y.) will serve as the captains of the 2010 Holy Cross football team, it was announced by head coach Tom Gilmore. These three players were selected as captains in voting by the team.

DiMichele played in 10 games with nine starts at strong safety for Holy Cross last season. He was named a third team All-American by the Sports Network, in addition to being a first team All-Patriot League selection. Despite missing two games due to injury, DiMichele ranked second on the team with 82 total tackles, including 70 solo stops, one sack and five tackles for loss. He also posted two interceptions, five pass breakups and a fumble recovery. DiMichele finished the season ranked seventh in the Patriot League in tackles, interceptions and passes defended. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has totaled 154 tackles, 15 pass breakups and four interceptions.

Lamkin played in only the first three games of the 2009 season due to injury, and returns to the team as a fifth-year senior. In his limited action last year, he totaled 12 tackles, two tackles for loss and an interception. Lamkin previously earned second team All-Patriot League honors in 2008, after starting all 11 games for the Crusaders at outside linebacker. He led the team with 71 total tackles in 2008, including 56 solo stops. Lamkin also totaled six tackles for loss, two pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Over the course of his Holy Cross career, Lamkin now has 107 tackles and 12 tackles for loss.

Santana earned second team All-Patriot League honors in 2009, after playing in all 11 games at wide receiver, starting twice. He led the team with eight touchdown receptions, while totaling 46 catches for 601 yards. Santana ranked third on the squad with 778 all-purpose yards, including 112 yards on 15 punt returns. He finished the season ranked second in the Patriot League in punt returns, ninth in scoring and 10th in receptions. Over the course of his collegiate career, Santana has totaled 73 catches for 911 yards and 11 touchdowns, while accumulating 1,103 all-purpose yards.

The Crusaders will open the 2010 season when they play host to Howard on Saturday, September 4.