Crusaders Set To Play No. 17 Army & Honor Seniors On April 23

Brandon DeLisio

Overall: 2-11 (1-4 Patriot League) Last Week: 1-1
Scoreboard: Bryant 13, Holy Cross 8, Smithfield, R.I., 4/12
Holy Cross 14, Mercer 5, Worcester, Mass., 4/16
Saturday, April 23 vs. #17 Army, Worcester, Mass., 12:00 p.m.

  • The Crusaders return to action on Saturday, April 23, versus No. 17 Army on Holy Cross Field at 12:00 p.m. for Senior Day. This will be the second time this season that the Crusaders have played a ranked team as they fell at No. 18 Bucknell by a 10-3 score on April 2.
  • Army is 8-4 overall and 3-2 in the Patriot League as the Black Knights have qualified for the Patriot League Tournament. Army is second in the league with 10.50 goals per game and its 7.58 goals against average is also second. The Black Knights are 10th nationally in scoring defense. Jeremy Boltus is first in the country with 2.92 assists per game, while he is second nationally with 4.83 points per contest. Garret Thul is second in the nation with 2.92 goals per game. The Black Knights have wins versus VMI (12-6), Cornell (11-9), Bryant (12-7), Wagner (14-1), Rutgers (12-4), Lehigh (12-9), Lafayette (7-6) and Navy (14-9), while they have losses versus UMass (8-5), Syracuse (11-9), Colgate (13-11) and Bucknell (8-7).
  • Saturday's game will be Senior Day for the Crusaders. Douglas Broussard (Floral Park, N.Y.), Brandon DeLisio (Woodstock, N.Y.), Colin Flood (Bay Shore, N.Y.), Conor McKenna (Summit, N.J.), Matt Moran (West Henrietta, N.Y.), Matt Petri (Morristown, N.J.), Anthony Quinn (Port Washington, N.Y.), Kyle Smith (Andover, Mass.) and Eamon Troy (Summit, N.J.) will be honored before the game. 
  • Freshman Matt Smith (North Bethesda, Md.) was named the Patriot League Rookie of the Week for his performance in the 14-5 victory over Mercer. Smith scored one goal and tallied a career-best three ground balls in the win. His goal gave the Crusaders a 2-0 lead in the first quarter. This season he has two goals and four ground balls. Smith's first collegiate goal was in the 9-6 victory over Lafayette on April 9.
  • Broussard led the team with 14 ground balls and five caused turnovers on the week. He now has 189 career ground balls. He leads the team this season with 52 ground balls and 23 caused turnovers. He led all players in both games during the week with seven ground balls in each contest. His 4.0 ground balls per game are fifth in the Patriot League and 46th nationally. Also his 1.77 caused turnovers per game are ranked 18th in the country.
  • DeLisio made his first collegiate start in the game versus Mercer. He earned his first collegiate victory as he made five saves.
  • Sophomore Myles Gillespie (Rye, N.Y.) recorded his first career game-winning goal in the victory over Mercer. This season he is fourth on the team with a career-best five assists, while he also has a career-best three goals and a career-best eight points.
  • Junior David Henry (Davidsonville, Md.) scored his first collegiate goal in the game versus Mercer. This season he also has 12 ground balls and nine caused turnovers.
  • Troy tallied his first collegiate point as he recorded an assist on Henry's goal. This season he has tallied a career-best 10 ground balls.
  • Sophomore Matt Ward (Massapequa, N.Y.) is second on the team with a career-best 34 ground balls this season. He is also second with a career-best 14 caused turnovers.
  • Sophomore James Kennedy (Summit, N.J.) led the team with seven points on the week as he was second with five goals and two assists. He leads the team with a career-best 12 assists and a career-best 29 points, while he is second with 17 goals. His 0.92 assists per game are 10th in the league.
  • Sophomore John Hannan (Manhasset, N.Y.) ranks first on the team with a career-best 18 goals and is tied for fifth with two assists. He is second on the team with a career-best 20 points.