April 8, 2013

James Kennedy Named Patriot League Offensive Player Of The Week

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross men's lacrosse senior captain James Kennedy (Summit, N.J.) has been named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week for his six point performance in the 11-10 victory versus Lafayette on April 6. This is the second time that he has earned this honor in his career, while this is his third career Patriot League weekly honor as he was also named Rookie of the Week once.

Kennedy tallied four goals and two assists for six points as he scored his team-best third game-winning goal of the season with the score tied at 10-10 with 52 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Kennedy also posted four ground balls and two caused turnovers. He now has five career game-winning goals, while he has three hat-tricks this season and 11 for his career. So far this season, Kennedy has recorded 15 goals and a team-best 14 assists for a team-leading 29 points. His 1.27 assists per game are fourth in the Patriot League and his three game-winning goals are second.

Kennedy has recorded 79 goals throughout his career and 53 career assists for 132 career points. He has the most career goals, assists and points of any current Crusader.

The Crusaders (6-5 overall, 2-3 Patriot League) will return to action on Tuesday, April 9, when they travel to Smithfield, R.I., to take on Bryant (3-8, 2-0 NEC) at 7:00 p.m. Go here to watch the game: http://necfrontrow.com/schools.php?title=BRY. The Crusaders will then play a home game at Holy Cross Field versus Providence (7-5 overall, 1-3 Big East) on Saturday, April 13 at 6:00 p.m. Go here to watch the game: http://client.stretchinternet.com/client/holycross.portal#. The Crusaders' 6-5 record is their best after the first 11 games of a season since 1988 when they were also 6-5. The six wins are the most for a season since the team finished with a 6-8 record in 2007. Also this is the first season in program history that the Crusaders have won two Patriot League games as the team also defeated Navy on March 17.