Crusaders To Play Quinnipiac On Senior Day
Holy Cross Men's
Overall Record: 3-9 (1-4 Patriot League) Last Week: 1-1
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 11, Vermont 1, Worcester, Mass., 4/6
#16 Lafayette 13, Holy Cross 12 (OT), Worcester, Mass., 4/10
Schedule: Saturday, April 17 vs. Quinnipiac, Worcester, Mass., 5:00 p.m.
- The Crusaders (3-9 overall, 1-4 Patriot League) return to action on Saturday, April 17, when they will meet Quinnipiac (5-4 overall, 2-3 ECAC) in non-conference action at 5:00 p.m., for Senior Day at the new Holy Cross Field.
- The Crusaders won the last match up between these two teams on April 25, 2007, by a score of 11-5. Paul LeBlanc scored seven goals, which at the time ranked him second on the Holy Cross all-time single-game goals list and now ranks him third. Senior Edison Parzanese (Edgartown, Mass.) recorded one goal and five assists for six points. Jimmy Harrison made 11 saves to earn the victory.
- Holy Cross only allowed one goal versus Vermont on April 6. The one goal 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.
- Senior Connor Sweeney (South Salem, N.Y.) was named the Patriot League 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. 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.
- Junior Douglas Broussard (Floral Park, N.Y.) led the team with 11 ground balls on the week. He also recorded his career-best second assist of the season in the game versus No. 16 Lafayette. His three points this season are a career best. Broussard leads the team with 13 caused turnovers and a career-best 53 ground balls as his 4.42 ground balls per game are fifth in the Patriot League. His 117 career ground balls are the most by any current Crusader.
- Parzanese recorded four goals and three assists for seven points in two games last week, including three goals and three assists for six points versus No. 16 Lafayette. His seven points led the Crusaders for the week. Parzanese leads the team this season with 13 assists and 26 points, while his 13 goals are fourth. His 1.08 assists per game are eight in the Patriot League. For his career, Parzanese now has 52 goals and 68 assists for 120 points. His 68 assists and 120 points are the most by any current Crusader.
- Freshman James Kennedy (Summit, N.J.) posted four goals and one assist for five points on the week, including three goals and one assist for four points versus No. 16 Lafayette. His 17 goals lead the team, while his 23 points are second and his six assists are tied for second.
- Senior Kenny Minor (South Hadley, Mass.) has recorded at least one point in all 12 games this season. His career-best 16 goals are tied for second on the team this season.