Football Announces Team Awards For 2012 Season

Gerald Mistretta

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross football team has announced its team awards for the 2012 season. The awards were presented at the team's spring cookout, held on Saturday, April 13, in the Holy Cross Field House.

Leading the award winners was senior wide receiver Gerald Mistretta (Brooklyn, N.Y), who was named the 2012 Crusader Most Valuable Player. Mistretta caught 54 passes for 669 yards and eight touchdowns this season, while leading the team in scoring with 56 points. A complete list of award recipients follows:

WTAG Offensive Player of the Year:
Gerald Mistretta

WTAG Defensive Player of the Year:
Tom Mannix

WTAG Special Teams Player of the Year:
John Macomber

Davitt Awards
Presented annually by the Holy Cross Varsity Club to the top back and lineman on both offense and defense. They were instituted by Jim Davitt (Class of 1913) of Holyoke, Mass., in memory of his brother, Rev. William Davitt (Class of 1907), who played football and ran track while at Holy Cross, and was the last United States officer to lose his life in World War I.
Offensive Back: Mike Fess
Offensive Lineman: Sean Whited
Defensive Back: Tom Mannix
Defensive Lineman: Gary Acquah

The Connor Award
Presented annually to the Holy Cross senior who, by a vote of the varsity squad, is named the person the players are most proud of as a teammate. It is given by the Holy Cross club of the Pioneer Valley:
Gerald Mistretta

The Unsung Hero Award
Presented annually to the player who has supported the squad spiritually, emotionally and physically for the good of the team:
Jack Maliska, Kevin Watson

The Rick Carter Memorial Award
Presented to the senior whose sportsmanship and dedication to the game of football represent the highest ideals of athletics and who, through uncommon leadership, has positively influenced his teammates and brought great credit to his family, his team and the college:
Tom Mannix

2012 Crusader Most Valuable Player
Presented to the person who his teammates feel was the most significant part of the team:
Gerald Mistretta