November 20, 2006

Holy Cross Men's Lacrosse Welcomes Rookie Class

Nov. 20, 2006

Worcester, Mass. - Holy Cross head men's lacrosse coach Adam Pascal has eleven newcomers on the 2007 team. Douglas Broussard (Floral Park, N.Y.), John Rapport (Wyckoff, N.J.), Edison Parzanese (Edgartown, Mass.), Connor Sweeney (South Salem, N.Y.), Kenny Minor (South Hadley, Mass.), Brendan Candon (Long Beach, N.Y.), Matt Heske (Manhasset, N.Y.), Tim Barrar (West Chester, Pa.), Mike Nagle (Timonium, Md.), Chris Smirti (Cold Spring Harbor, N.Y.) and Kevin Connolly (Concord, Mass.).

Broussard was a two-year member of the varsity lacrosse team at Chaminade High School where he has named CHSAA Defensive Player of the Year as a senior captain. He led his team to two NSCHSAA Championships as a junior and senior.

Rapport played four years as a defender on the varsity squad at Bergen Catholic where he set the school record for ground balls. A two-year captain, Rapport earned first team all-NNJIL honors as a junior and senior, while he received Honorable Mention all-state accolades as a senior. He was also named to the all-Bergen County first team as a junior and senior, as well as first team all-Gibbs honors as a junior and second team honors as a senior. His team won the NNJIL C Division Championship three times.

Parzanese received 2006 All-American accolades as a four-year member of the varsity team at Martha's Vineyard Regional High School. A two-year captain, he set a school record for most points in a career with 401, while he set a single season record for most points when he recorded 50 goals and 92 assists for 142 points. Parzanese earned Maritme League and Cape & Islands all-star honors in 2004, 2005 and 2006. He was named the team MVP twice and received the Munson Award in 2004, while he earned 2006 Boston Herald All-Scholastic honors. As a freshman his team reached the state finals.

Sweeney was a two-year member of the varsity lacrosse team at John Jay High School as a goalie where he was named a 2006 All-American as a senior captain. He earned all-section and all-league accolades in 2005 and 2006, while he was named the team MVP as a senior. Sweeney's team advanced to the state semifinals in both 2005 and 2006.

Minor played three years on the varsity team at South Hadley High School as he served as a captain his senior year. His team won the league championship in his sophomore and junior seasons, while he earned all-Western Mass. honors as a junior and senior. Minor played in the National Senior Showcase in the summer of 2006 in St. Louis.

Candon was a two-year member of the varsity lacrosse team at Chaminade High School where he played in every game in both seasons. As a senior he received All-CHSAA honors and was named the CHSAA Defensive Midfielder of the Year. His team won the NSCHSAA Championship in 2005 and 2006.

Heske played three seasons on the varsity team at Manhasset High School as a midfielder. His team won the state championship in 2004 and advanced to the state finals in 2005.

Barrar was a four-year member of the varsity lacrosse team as a defender at Malvern Prep. He was a part of a defense that held its opponents to a school record 3.9 goals per game. As a senior his team won the state championship as he received Honorable Mention all-league and Honorable Mention all-Main Line accolades. Barrar also earned the team's Sportsmanship Award as a senior and the team's Most Improved Player Award as a junior.

Nagle played the attack position for two years on the varsity team at Loyola Blakefield. In 2005, his team advanced to the MIAA Semifinals and to the MIAA Quarterfinals in 2006.

Smirti was a two-year member of the varsity squad at Cold Spring Harbor High School. As a junior he scored 13 goals and dished out 10 assists as an attacker. His team won the state championship in 2006.

Connolly played three years of varsity lacrosse at the Middlesex School as a defender. He earned Honorable Mention All-ISL honors as a senior in 2006.

The Crusaders kick off the season on Tuesday, February 20, when they host Hartford at the Hart Turf Field at 4:00 p.m.