May 2, 2009
WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior defender Jerry Dickinson (Pittsburgh, Pa.), a member of the men's soccer team, has been selected as the 2008-2009 Crusader of the Year. The award was presented at the 54th annual Holy Cross Varsity Club dinner, held at the Hogan Campus Center on Satruday, May 2.
Dickinson was named the 2008 Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year, in addition to earning All-Patriot League honors during his junior and senior seasons. A three-time team captain, he was the leader of a Holy Cross defense which ranked 20th in the nation with an 0.71 goals against average in 2008. Dickinson also finished his senior year ranked second on the team in scoring with three goals and one assist for seven points.
Off the field, he was selected to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll in 2006 and 2007, and was an active member of the Holy Cross community, where he was involved in several multicultural student organizations on campus, including the Black Student Union and the Multicultural Peer Educators. In addition, Dickinson has been awarded a Fulbright Grant to work and study in South Africa following his graduation.