April 27, 2010

Douglas Broussard Earns All-Patriot League Honors

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross junior defender Douglas Broussard (Floral Park, N.Y.) has earned 2010 second team All-Patriot League men's lacrosse 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.

“This is terrific for Doug,” said Holy Cross coach Adam Pascal. “Doug is a great kid and we are really happy for him. He deserves this honor for all of the effort he dedicates to the team. Doug leads by example and is a great person for his teammates to look up to. As a program we are really excited for him.”

Broussard had 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.

The Crusaders concluded the 2010 season with a 5-10 overall record and went 1-5 in the Patriot League.