November 18, 2008
The Holy Cross men's soccer team finished the 2008 season falling to Colgate, 2-1, in the Patriot League championship game on Sunday, Nov. 16. The Crusaders reached the championship game after tying American, 1-1, and then winning in penalty kicks during the Patriot League semifinals game on Friday, Nov. 14.
Sophomore forward Kyle Miller (Woodbury, N.J.) scored against the Eagles during Friday's game.
Senior defender Jerry Dickinson (Pittsburgh, Pa.) scored the lone Holy Cross goal in the championship game against Colgate on Sunday.
Dickinson was named the 2008 Patriot League Men's Soccer Defensive Player of the Year, presented during the Patriot League tournament banquet on Thursday, Nov. 13.
Six Holy Cross men's soccer players were named to the All-Patriot League teams, announced on Tuesday, Nov. 11. Miller, senior midfielder Andreas Andrews (Los Angeles, Calif.), Dickinson and senior defender Alejandro Melean (Miami, Fla.) were named to the All-League first team. Senior defender Kregory Hefner (Phoenix, Ariz.) and junior goalkeeper Thomas Booth (Patchogue, N.Y.) were both named to the All-League second team.
In the NCAAs, the Crusaders are ranked 25th in goals against average (0.78), 30th in save percentage (0.826), 41st in shutout percentage (0.42), 59th in won-lost-tie percentage (0.605) and 119th in scoring offense (1.21).
In the individual NCAA rankings, junior goalkeeper Thomas Booth (Patchogue, N.Y.) is ranked 33rd in goals against average (0.785), save percentage (0.826) and 82nd in saves (4.0). Sophomore forward Kyle Miller (Woodbury, N.J.) is ranked 66th in goals per game (0.47).
Miller finished the season ranked first on the team in scoring with nine goals for 18 points.
Booth concluded the year with a record of 9-5-5 and a career-high seven shutouts. He allowed just 16 goals and posted a 0.79 goals against average and made 76 saves.
Holy Cross Men's Soccer 2008 Season Concludes
Nov. 18, 2008
Overall Record: 9-5-5 (4-1-2 PL) Last Week: 0-1-1
Scoreboard: Holy Cross 1, American 1 (PK's), Hamilton, N.Y., 11/14 Colgate 2, Holy Cross 1, Hamilton, N.Y., 11/16