WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross senior goalie Connor Sweeney (South Salem, N.Y.) has been named the Patriot League Men’s Lacrosse Goalie of the Week for his performance versus Vermont and No. 16 Lafayette. For the week he recorded a 6.87 goals against average and a .689 save percentage. This is the first time in his career that Sweeney has earned this honor.
Sweeney stopped 15 of 16 shots to set a school record with a .938 save percentage in the 11-1 victory over Vermont on April 6 at Holy Cross Field. The record was previously held by Dave O’Brien who recorded a .833 save percentage as he stopped 30 of 36 shots versus Merrimack on April 23, 1990. The one goal allowed is the least amount of goals allowed this season in any Division I men’s lacrosse game and the least since Siena only gave up one goal in its 7-1 victory over Providence on May 1, 2009. The Crusaders kept the Catamounts off the scoreboard for the first 53:28 of the game. Sweeney then made a career-best 16 saves in the 13-12 overtime loss to No. 16 Lafayette at Holy Cross Field on April 10.
This season he has made 130 saves which are the second most in the Patriot League. Sweeney has 9.74 goals against average and .526 save percentage this season. He has made double-digit saves in seven games this season.
The Crusaders (3-9 overall, 1-4 Patriot League) return to action on Saturday, April 17, when they will meet Quinnipiac in non-conference action at 5:00 p.m., for Senior Day at the new Holy Cross Field.