Men's Lacrosse Welcomes Rookie Class

Oct. 3, 2005

Worcester, Mass. - Holy Cross head men's lacrosse coach Adam Pascal has eleven newcomers competing in the fall season. Jimmy Harrison (East Williston, N.Y.), Brian Becker (Syracuse, N.Y.), Tyson Colaianni (McLean, Va.), Sean Daly (Canton, Mass.), Patrick Dowling (Darien, Conn.), Richard Durand (Oradell, N.J.), Brian Farrell (Commack, N.Y.), Patrick Flynn (Weston, Mass.), Luke Marchand (Concord, Mass.), John Marino (Skaneateles, N.Y.) and Oliver Schenkel.

Harrison was a two year varsity starter in goal at Chaminade High School where he received two-time All-League honors in the NSCHSAA and received the "Best Goalie" award of the Catholic League twice. Harrison's best game of his career was as a junior he made 18 saves on 20 shots against St. Anthony's.

Becker played lacrosse at Jamesville-DeWitt High School and then attended Trinity-Pawling School for a post-graduate year, while Colaianni earned spots on the first team All-Liberty District, first team All-Northern Virginia Region and second team All-DC Examiner Honorable Mention All-Metro Area, at McLean High School.

Daly played three years of varsity lacrosse as he was named a Hockomock League All-Star and an Eastern Mass. All-Star as a junior and senior. Dowling scored 66 goals and dished out 33 assists as a senior at St. Luke's School where he received two-time all-league honors. He was also selected to play in the National Senior All-Star Showcase in St. Louis.

Durand played four years for the Bergen Catholic Crusaders and received Honorable Mention All-NNJIL honors, while he also received the NJSIAA Scholar Athlete Award. Farrell had three goals and 25 ground balls in his two years on varsity lacrosse as he was primarily a defender.

Flynn was a two-year starter on defense at Weston High School and started at Exeter during a post-graduate year. Marchand played four years of varsity lacrosse at Middlesex School as his team went 53-7 and won two league championships in that span. He was named ALL-New England in the all-star game his senior year.

Marino received all-league honors in lacrosse at Skaneateles High School, while he was named first team All-Mid-Atlantic Prep League honors and earned team Most Outstanding Player honors during his post-graduate year at Mercersberg Academy. Schenkel played three years of varsity lacrosse at Garden City High School as his team was league and conference champions in the 2002 and 2003 seasons.

The Crusaders kick off the season on Saturday, February 25, when they host Fairfield at the Hart Turf Field.