WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross Varsity Club has announced that six individuals have been selected for induction into the Holy Cross Athletic Hall of Fame. Included among the 2011 inductees is former men's soccer player Rusty Giudici (Class of 2003).
Giudici was a star defender on the Crusader men's soccer team from 1999-2002, serving as team captain for three seasons. He led the team to an overall record of 40-24-7 during his four years, with Holy Cross winning three Patriot League regular season titles and one Patriot League Tournament championship. The Crusaders also made their first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament during Giudici's senior season. A four-time first team All-Patriot League selection, he was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year in 2002. Giudici also earned first team All-New England honors as a senior, after being a second team selection as s junior. Along with his success on the field, Giudici earned a number of honors for his academic work. He was named the 2002 Patriot League Scholar Athlete of the Year, was a second team CoSIDA Academic All-District selection in 2002, and was chosen to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll three times.
This year's other inductees are Jay Bowers (Class of 1961, cross country, track & field), Meg Galligan (honorary), Jim Kavanagh (honorary), Art Kenney (Class of 1938, baseball) and Tim Szatko (Class of 2003, basketball).
These six individuals will be formally inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 7, at the Varsity Club's annual dinner, to be held in the Hogan Campus Center.