WORCESTER, Mass. — Holy Cross head football coach Tom Gilmore has announced the 2011 incoming class for the Crusaders. Thirty student-athletes will join the Holy Cross program for the 2011-2012 academic year.
"We are very excited about the new class we have coming in this year," said Gilmore. "It is a pretty large group with 30 players from 11 states, and it will help us add some needed depth at several positions. The class is evenly distributed between the offensive and defensive sides of the ball, and we think the level of talent we are bringing in is very strong."
The 30 players making up this year's class include 16 on offense, 13 on defense and one specialist. Holy Cross has added five linemen, four wide receivers, three quarterbacks, three running backs and one tight end on the offensive side of the ball, while bringing in five backs, four linemen and four linebackers for the defense.
Holy Cross returns 12 starters from its 2010 squad which posted an overall record of 6-5 and finished second in the Patriot League with a 3-2 mark in conference games. The Crusaders are scheduled to open spring practice on Saturday, March 19. The annual spring game is set for Saturday, April 16.
A complete list of the 2011 Holy Cross football incoming freshman class follows. For biographical information on each player, click on his name.
2011 HOLY CROSS FOOTBALL SIGNINGS
Name, Pos., Ht., Wt., Hometown, High School
Tyler Artim, WR, 5-11, 175, Whitehall, Pa., Whitehall H.S.
Cody Butler, DB, 6-1, 200, Hughesville, Pa., Hughesville H.S.
Ben Coffaro, DB, 5-9, 180, Cincinnati, Ohio, Elder H.S.
Ted Deily, TE, 6-3, 225, Harrisburg, Pa., Bishop McDevitt H.S.
Steven Elder, QB, 6-4, 210, San Antonio, Texas, Alamo Heights H.S.
Matt Fava, LS, 5-9, 200, Wayne, N.J., Don Bosco Prep H.S.
Anthony Gaffney, WR, 6-2, 185, Columbus, N.J., Pennington School
Matt Intile, RB, 5-10, 182, Freehold, N.J., Freehold Township H.S.
Parris Johnson, DB, 6-3, 200, Irving, Texas, MacArthur H.S.
Sam Jones, DB, 6-0, 170, Canal Winchester, Ohio, Canal Winchester H.S.
Tom Kohlhauff, DL, 6-0, 260, Estero, Fla., Fort Myers H.S.
Ben Koopman, OL, 6-4, 280, Marblehead, Mass., Marblehead H.S.
Cain Lamper, OL, 6-4, 275, Muncy, Pa., Muncy H.S.
Ryan Laughlin, QB, 6-2, 210, Glen Mills, Pa., Cardinal O'Hara H.S.
Aaron Lewis, DL, 6-2, 230, Richmond, Va., Hermitage H.S.
Noah McMillan, OL, 6-4, 280, Southborough, Mass., Avon Old Farms School
Andrew Mizzoni, DL, 6-4, 220, Gloucester, Mass., Gloucester H.S.
Charlie Murphy, LB, 6-1, 215, Old Mill Creek, Ill., Lake Forest H.S.
Jereme Murray, WR, 6-1, 165, State College, Pa., State College Area H.S.
Ryan Neumann, LB, 5-11, 207, Saddle River, N.J., St. Joseph Regional H.S.
Michael O'Dwyer, FB, 6-0, 220, Denver, Colo., Regis Jesuit H.S.
Max Phelps, DL, 6-5, 235, Dublin, Ohio, Dublin Coffman H.S.
Pat Restrepo, OL, 6-4, 270, Chester Springs, Pa., Downingtown East H.S.
Kyle Robbins, RB, 6-0, 195, Kinnelon, N.J., Kinnelon H.S.
Ryan Schnieber, OL, 6-4, 300, Cincinnati, Ohio, St. Xavier H.S.
Michael Shewchuk, QB, 6-3, 187, Chicago, Ill., Taft H.S.
Logan Silver, DB, 6-0, 185, Eugene, Ore., Marist Catholic H.S.
Shane Taylor, WR, 5-11, 173, St. Paul, Minn., Concordia Academy
Shane Thompson, LB, 6-1, 220, Long Valley, N.J., West Morris Central H.S.
Chase Ullman, LB, 6-2, 230, Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Pine Crest School