Men's Soccer Announces Incoming Class For 2006 Season

June 5, 2006

WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross head men's soccer coach Elvis Comrie announced the incoming class for the 2006 Crusader squad this week. Eight student-athletes will join the Holy Cross program for the 2006-2007 academic year.

Holy Cross is returning 13 letterwinners and five starters from a year ago and will be led by senior captain Josh Trott (Glen Cove, N.Y.). The Crusaders finished the 2005 season with an 8-8 overall record and a 2-5 mark in Patriot League play.

Here is a look at this upcoming season's freshman class.

Name               Pos.   Hometown            High School
Franco Bacigalupo  M     Miami, Fla.     Miami Killian
Thomas Booth       GK    Patchogue, N.Y.     Patchogue-Medford
Wesley Laine       F     Oklahoma City, Okla.     Northwest Classen
David LeBar       GK    Winter Springs, Fla.     Winter Springs
Ryan O'Hanlon     M     Saint James, N.Y.     Chaminade
Ben Salmon         M/D   Auburn, Wash.     Lakeside School
Luke Van Patten     D     Encino, Calif.     Crespi Carmelite
Peter Whooley      M/D     Ronkonkoma, N.Y.     Connetquot 

Franco Bacigalupo, M., Miami, Fla., Miami Killian

  • 2005-2006: Kendall Soccer Coalition
  • 2005 Super Y League National Finalist
  • Led club team to 2005 Disney Showcase Qualifier championship
  • Led club team to 2004 and 2005 Florida State Cup finals
  • 2005 Team Captain
  • 2002-2004: Southern Soccer Coalition
  • Led Miami Killian to regional quarterfinals (2002-2005)
  • Led Miami Killian to three district championships (2002, 2003, 2004)

    Thomas Booth, GK, Patchogue, N.Y., Patchogue-Medford

  • 2005 Super Y-League National ODP Team
  • 2005 Long Island Rough Riders Super Y-League North American team
  • 2005 All-County Goalkeeper
  • 2001-2005 Eastern New York ODP
  • 2004 All-Conference Goalkeeper
  • 2004 Cosmopolitan Rough Riders Super Y-League
  • 2002 Terryville Fire Dallas Cup

    Wesley Laine, F, Oklahoma City, Okla., Northwest Classen

  • 2006 District Champions - 6-0 record
  • 2006 State Tournament Semi-Finalist
  • 2005 & 2006 Deer Creek Invitational Tournament Champions
  • 2005 All-State
  • 2005 Daily Oklahoman Athlete of the Week
  • 2005 Mid-City Advocate Athlete of the Week
  • Totaled 50 points on 18 goals and 14 assists in 2005
  • 2004 All-Conference
  • 2004 All District

    David LeBar, GK, Winter Springs, Fla., Winter Springs

  • 2005 All-Conference
  • 2005 Second Team All-Central Florida
  • 2005-2006 Most Valuable Player - Defense
  • 2005 SYL Southeast ODP First Team
  • 2005 SYL ODP national camp
  • Posted 10 shutouts and a 0.97 goals against average in 2005
  • 2005-2006 District Champions and Regional Runners-up

    Ryan O'Hanlon, M, Saint James, N.Y., Chaminade

  • 2005 All-Long Island
  • 2005 All-League
  • 2004, 2005 All-Academic
  • 2005 Catholic High School Athletic Assosciation Regular Season Champions and League Runners-Up
  • 2004 Catholic High School Athletic Assosciation League Runners-Up
  • 2002, 2003 Catholic High School Athletic Assosciation League Champions

    Ben Salmon, M/D, Auburn, Wash., Lakeside School

  • 2006 Seattle Times All-Area Team
  • 2006, 2005 First Team All-Metro
  • 2006, 2004 Metro League Champions
  • Lakeside finished fourth in the state in 2005
  • 2003-2006 Academic State Champions

    Luke Van Patten, D, Encino, Calif., Crespi Carmelite

  • 2006, 2005 All-Mission League
  • 2006, 2005 All-CIF
  • 2006, 2005 Daily News All-Region Team
  • 2006, 2005 Player of The Year
  • 2006, 2005 Most Valuable Player - Defense
  • 2006 CIF Southern Section Senior All-Star
  • 2006 Team Captain
  • 2006, 2005 Mission League Champions
  • 2003, 2002 CIF Quarterfinalists

    Peter Whooley, M/D, Ronkonkoma, N.Y., Connetquot

  • 2005 Newsday High School Soccer Report - Preseason Player to Watch
  • 2004 Suffolk County Soccer Coaches Association All-League
  • 2002 Connetquot League II Champions