February 3, 2010

Patrick Rissmiller Inducted To Holy Cross Hall Of Fame

WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross Varsity Club has announced that six individuals have been selected for induction into the Holy Cross Athletic Hall of Fame. Included among the 2010 inductees is former men's ice hockey player Patrick Rissmiller (Class of 2002).

Rissmiller totaled 53 goals and 90 assists for 143 points as a four-year member of the Crusader men’s ice hockey team. He helped Holy Cross to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference championship as a freshman, when he led the team with 28 assists. By his senior year, Rissmiller earned MAAC Offensive Player of the Year honors in addition to being a first team All-MAAC selection, as he led the team in scoring with 46 points on 16 goals and 30 assists. His 30 assists during the 2001-2002 campaign still rank as the most by a Crusader since the program moved to the Division I level. Following his collegiate career, Rissmiller has gone on to play professional hockey for the last eight years, becoming only the second Holy Cross graduate to play in the National Hockey League. He has played in 182 games with the San Jose Sharks and New York Rangers, and is currently a member of the Grand Rapids Griffins in the American Hockey League.

This year's other inductees are Lee Hendrickson (Class of 1992, soccer), Tom Kelleher (Class of 1988, football), Lynn Liberatore (Class of 1995, cross country, track & field), John Vrionis (Class of 1968, football, lacrosse) and Dr. James Walsh (Class of 1952, honorary).

These six individuals will be formally inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 8, at the Varsity Club’s annual dinner, to be held in the Hogan Campus Center.