Crusaders To Play Navy At Citi Field On March 17

Terry McKenna

Holy Cross Men's Lacrosse 
Overall: 3-3 (0-1 Patriot League) Last Week: 1-1
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 9, Rutgers 8, Piscataway, N.J., 3/5
Colgate 14, Holy Cross 6, Hamilton, N.Y., 3/9
Schedule: Sunday, March 17, vs. Navy, Flushing, N.Y., 12:00 p.m.

  • The Holy Cross men's lacrosse team will return to action on Sunday, March 17, when it will take on Patriot League opponent Navy at Citi Field in Flushing, N.Y., at 12:00 p.m., as part of the 2013 Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic. The Holy Cross allotment of tickets are on sale. Fans can order tickets in the Field Sideline area for $35.00 each by calling the Holy Cross Ticket Office at (508) 793-2573. The game will be on ESPN3. Go here to watch the game. The contest will be broadcasted by Eamon McAnaney, Quint Kessenich and Paul Carcaterra. Michigan will face Colgate in the second game of the Metropolitan Lacrosse Classic at 3:00 p.m.
  • Navy, which plays Towson on March 12, is 3-3 overall and 1-1 in the Patriot League. Last season, the Crusaders fell to the Mids, 13-7. The Crusaders are 0-9 all-time versus Navy.
  • Sophomore Clay Haarmann (Mendham, N.J.) leads the team with a career-best 15 goals and a career-best 17 points. As a freshman, he tallied 11 goals and five assists for 16 points. Haarmann's seven goals versus Harvard are tied for fourth all-time for a game in program history. He has three hat-tricks so far this season and four for his career. His 2.50 goals per game are second in the Patriot League and 27th nationally.
  • Senior captain James Kennedy (Summit, N.J.) has been named to the Tewaaraton Award watch list for the second straight season. Kennedy has recorded 70 goals throughout his career and 46 career assists for 116 career points. He has the most career assists and points of any current Crusader. So far this season, Kennedy has recorded six goals and a team-best seven assists for 13 points. His 1.17 assists per game are tied for ninth in the Patriot League. Last season he tallied 23 goals and 19 assists for 42 points.
  • Senior Matt Ward (Massapequa, N.Y.) leads the team with 19 ground balls and eight caused turnovers. For his career he has 112 ground balls and 48 caused turnovers.
  • Freshman goalie Michael Ortlieb (Newport Beach, Calif.) made his first collegiate start, earning his first victory in the win at Rutgers. He posted 13 saves and allowed eight goals for a .619 save percentage. This season he has played in three games with two starts.