Nov. 15, 2007
Worcester, Mass. - Freshman forward Kyle Miller (Woodbury, N.J.) was named the 2007 Patriot League Men's Soccer Rookie of the Year. Holy Cross head coach Elvis Comrie was also recognized by the league as he was named the 2007 Patriot League Coach of the Year. Both awards are voted on by the league coaches and were presented during tonight's Patriot League tournament banquet.
Miller led the team in points (16) and goals (seven) and also had two assists on the season. Miller recorded two game-winning goals during his debut season and was also named the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week (Oct. 29). Miller scored his first collegiate goal and recorded his first career assist during a 4-0 victory against Manhattan in the Crusaders' season-opener. Miller becomes the third Holy Cross player to be recognized for this honor, joining former Crusaders Mike Cort '95 and Josh Trott '03.
Comrie is now a four-time recipient of the Patriot League Coach of the Year award, having received the honor in 1995, 1999, and 2001. This year marks the fourth season that the Crusaders have gone undefeated in the Patriot League during Comrie's tenure at Holy Cross. Comrie has led Holy Cross into eight Patriot League tournaments during his 17 seasons as head coach. Comrie has the most career wings of any men's soccer coach at Holy Cross, posting a career record of 116-152-29.
As the number one seed, the Crusaders will host the upcoming Patriot League tournament on November 16-18 at the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium. Holy Cross takes on fourth-seeded Lafayette Friday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. while No. 2 Colgate battles No. 3 Bucknell in the other semifinals game, slated to begin at 6:00 p.m.