Men's Soccer Concludes Season

Jonathan Werth

MEN'S SOCCER
Overall Record: 3-10-5 (0-4-3 PL); Last Week: 0-0-1
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 0, Army 0 (2OT), Worcester, Mass., 11/6
Schedule: Season has concluded 

  • Holy Cross ended its season with a 0-0 double overtime tie against Army on Saturday, Nov. 6. The Crusaders wrap up their season with a 3-10-5 overall record and end at 0-4-3 in league play, finishing in seventh place. Four of the team's five ties ended in 0-0 draws and included two scoreless games in the final two matches of the season. The team's five overall ties tie the most ties in a season by a Holy Cross soccer team, also achieved in 2003 and 2008.
  • Colgate's won the Patriot League regular season title after defeating American, 1-0, on Saturday to claim home field advantage for the 2010 League tournament, finishing as the No. 1 seed. The two semifinal contests will take place Friday, Nov. 12, with the top-seeded Raiders hosting No. 4 Bucknell, while No. 2 Lehigh plays third-seeded American in the other contest.
  • In the final game of the season, the team's five seniors, Matt Beckley (Congers, N.Y.), Kyle Miller (Woodbury, N.J.), Tom Van Grinsven (Chicago, Ill.), Jonathan Werth (University Park, Md.) and team manager Philippe Candido were all honored for the commitment over the last four years.
  • As a class, the seniors compiled 26 wins, including 12 Patriot League victories since coming to Holy Cross in 2007. The class also combined for a total of 240 appearances, including 227 starts, scored 38 goals and collected 15 assists.
  • Miller started in all but one contest he has played in since his freshman season. He finishes with 43 points in his career, placing him 11th on the Holy Cross top career scorers list. He was named the 2007 Patriot League Rookie of the Year and to the 2008 Patriot League All-Tournament Team. He has totaled 20 goals and three assists and was a first team All-League selection as sophomore and a second team honoree last season as well.
  • Werth led the team's offense in his final season, scoring three goals and collecting five assists. His five assists ranked third amongst Patriot League individuals while his 11 total points ranked sixth. His assists total also ties for third in the single-season Holy Cross record books. He finishes with 11 goals and 12 assists for 34 points. He started in 64 contests for the Crusaders as well.
  • Van Grinsven started in 57 of the 62 games he appeared in. He tripled his goal total this season as he has tied the team-high with three goals. He finishes with four goals in his career as he was also the rock on defense the team turned to ever since his sophomore season.
  • Beckley started in every game since September 5, 2009. In all, he started in 39 of the 59 games he appeared in. He scored three goals in his career, including two game-winners and was the core of the team's back midfield.
  • Freshman Kevin O'Connell (Basking Ridge, N.J.) had a break out freshman season as he finished as the team's second highest point scorer, tallying three goals and two assists for eight points. He played in all 18 games for Holy Cross, including 16 starts as a forward.
  • Sophomore goalkeeper Evan Polanik (Holliston, Mass.) concludes his first season in the net with 83 saves, the most of any Patriot League goalie. He also recorded five shutouts, allowed 1.50 goals per game and had a .759 save percentage.