April 27, 2010

Men's Lacrosse Concludes 2010 Season

Holy Cross Men's Lacrosse
Overall Record: 5-10 (1-5 Patriot League) Last Week: 1-1
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 7, Bryant 6, Worcester, Mass., 4/20
Army 13, Holy Cross 10, West Point, N.Y., 4/24
Schedule:
Season has concluded.

  • The Crusaders concluded the 2010 season with a 5-10 overall record and went 1-5 in the Patriot League. Holy Cross scored 125 goals this season which are the most goals scored by the Crusaders since they scored 128 in 1998. Holy Cross' 414 ground balls are the most since they earned 519 in the 2002 season.
  • This season the Crusaders earned first ever wins over Dartmouth and Colgate, only allowed one goal in the victory over Vermont and scored their most goals in a game since the 2001 season in the 17-10 win over Quinnipiac. Holy Cross also defeated Bryant for its fifth win of the season.
  • The Crusaders graduate eight seniors. The class of Tim Barrar (West Chester, Pa.), Kevin Connolly (Concord, Mass.), Kenny Minor (South Hadley, Mass.), Mike Nagle (Timonium, Md.), Edison Parzanese (Edgartown, Mass.), John Rapport (Wyckoff, N.J.), Chris Smirti (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) and Connor Sweeney (South Salem, N.Y.) leave the program with 19 wins which are the most victories by a class since the 1991 senior class also had 19 wins over its four years.
  • The Crusaders' 7.93 caused turnovers per game are fourth in the conference. Sophomore David Henry (Davidsonville, Md.) led the team with 19 caused turnovers and his 1.27 caused turnovers per game are 53rd nationally. His 38 ground balls were second on the team.
  • Junior defender Douglas Broussard (Floral Park, N.Y.) earned second team All-Patriot League honors. He is only the fourth Crusader to earn All-Patriot League accolades and the first since Marty Gilbert was named to the second team in 2002. Holy Cross' other two selections were also on the second team with Dave DePaolo in 1998 and Tom Lynch in 1994. He had a career-best 73 ground balls this season to lead the team as he has 137 ground balls for his career which are the most by any current Crusader. His 4.87 ground balls per game are third in the Patriot League and 18th nationally. He also had a career-year offensively as he recorded two goals and three assists for five points. Broussard was tied for second on the team this season with 15 caused turnovers.
  • Parzanese concludes his Holy Cross career with 55 goals and 74 assists for 129 points. His 74 assists and 129 points are the most by any current Crusader. He led the team this season with 19 assists and 35 points, while his 16 goals were fourth. His 1.27 assists per game rank sixth in the Patriot League and are 49th in the nation. He recorded seven points with one goal and a career-best six assists in the win over Quinnipiac. His six assists tied for fifth all-time at Holy Cross for a single-game performance. He also earned 27 ground balls this season.
  • Sweeney stopped 10 of 16 shots for a .625 save percentage in the victory over Bryant. His 11.07 saves per game are fourth in the Patriot League. He made double-digit saves in 10 of the 15 games this season. Sweeney was named the Patriot League Goalie of the Week for the first time in his career as he 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.
  • Smirti scored a career-best 19 goals this season as his 66 career goals are the most by any current Crusader.
  • Rapport had 32 ground balls this season giving him 112 for his career. Barrar had 17 ground balls this season giving him 70 for his career. Both Rapport and Barrar caused 15 turnovers this season which tied for second on the team.
  • Minor scored his team-best second game-winner of the season versus Bryant. He recorded at least one point in all 15 games this season. Minor's career-best 24 goals led the team this season and his career-best 29 points were second. For his career, he recorded 50 goals and 17 assists for 67 points.