October 25, 2010

Andrew Zitnik Earns Two Patriot League Honors

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross freshman Andrew Zitnik (Warren, Ohio) has been named the Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week and the Patriot League Rookie of the Week, for his performance in Saturday's 31-24 victory at Colgate. Zitnik becomes only the second player in conference history to earn two honors in the same week. The only previously player to accomplish the feat was Lafayette's Andy Romans, who was named the Defensive Player of the Week and the Special Teams Player of the Week on Oct. 20, 2008.

In the Colgate game, Zitnik returned a kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter, to increase the Crusaders' lead to 17-7 after the Raiders had scored their first points of the day. He went on to finish the game with 140 yards on four kickoff returns, in addition to rushing twice for 10 yards. Zitnik's 150 all-purpose yards against Colgate were the most by a Holy Cross player in a game this season.
 
Holy Cross (4-4 overall, 1-1 Patriot League) is off this week before returning to action on Saturday, Nov. 6, when it plays host to Lehigh (5-2 overall, 1-0 Patriot League) at 12:30 p.m.