Oct. 16, 2006
WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross sophomore quarterback Dominic Randolph (Amelia, Ohio) and senior placekicker Mike DeSantis (Belle Mead, N.J.) have been honored by the Patriot League for their performances in Saturday's 24-21 overtime victory at Dartmouth. Randolph was named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week, marking the third straight week he has received the honor, while DeSantis was chosen as the Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week.
In the Dartmouth game, Randolph connected on 20 of 32 attempts for 259 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions. Late in the third quarter, he threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Ryan Maher (Boca Raton, Fla.), then found junior wide out Thomas Harrison (Wilmington, N.C.) for the two-point conversion to tie the score at 21-21. In overtime, Randolph then completed both of his pass attempts for five and 15 yards, to set up the game-winning field goal. On the season, Randolph has now connected on 87 of 125 passes for 1,031 yards and nine touchdowns with just two interceptions.
DeSantis connected on three of four field goal attempts against the Big Green, in addition to making his only extra point try for a total of 10 points. He set new career highs for both field goals made and points scored, while his 18-yard field goal in overtime won the game. On the season, DeSantis now ranks second on the team in scoring with 34 points, making five of eight field goals and 19 of 21 extra points. Over the course of his collegiate career, he has now hit on 23 of 33 field goal attempts and 120 of 132 extra points for a total of 189 points. DeSantis' career field goal percentage (69.7 percent) is the best in Holy Cross history.
Holy Cross (5-2 overall, 2-0 Patriot League) returns to action this Saturday, Oct. 21, when it travels to Lafayette (2-4 overall, 1-0 Patriot League) for a 1:00 p.m. game.