Three Crusaders Named Preseason All-Patriot League

Holy Cross Athletics   07-30-2019

CENTER VALLEY, Pa. – Three members of the Holy Cross football team have been selected to the 2019 preseason All-Patriot League team in voting by the conference’s head coaches and sports information directors. The three Crusaders to earn preseason All-Patriot League honors are senior offensive lineman Brett Boddy, senior running back Domenic Cozier and senior offensive lineman Brian Foley.

As a team, Holy Cross was picked to finish in second place in the 2019 Patriot League preseason poll, receiving 58 total points and two first-place votes. Colgate finished first in the poll with 72 points and 12 first place votes. Following the Crusaders, the poll was rounded out by Georgetown (third / 51 points), Fordham (fourth / 39 points), Lehigh (fifth / 38 points), Lafayette (sixth / 21 points) and Bucknell (seventh / 15 points).

Holy Cross is entering its second season under head coach Bob Chesney, and is coming off a 2018 campaign in which it went 5-6 overall with a 4-2 mark in the Patriot League. The Crusaders, who return 11 starters and 47 letterwinners, are scheduled to open the 2019 season when they travel to Navy for a 3:30 p.m. game on Saturday, Aug. 31.

2019 Patriot League Preseason Poll
1. Colgate, 72 points (12 first-place votes)
2. Holy Cross, 58 (2)
3. Georgetown, 51
4. Fordham, 39
5. Lehigh, 38
6. Lafayette, 21
7. Bucknell, 15

2019 Preseason All-Patriot League Football Team

Offense
QB: Grant Breneman, Colgate (Jr.)
RB: Domenic Cozier, Holy Cross (Sr.)
RB: Alex Mathews, Colgate (Sr.)
FB: Isaac Schley, Georgetown (Sr.)
WR: Michael Dereus, Georgetown (Sr.)
WR: Nick Pearson, Lafayette (Sr.)
WR: Jorge Portorreal, Lehigh (Jr.)
TE: Nick Diaco, Colgate (Sr.)
OL: Jack Badovinac, Colgate (Jr.)
OL: Brett Boddy, Holy Cross (Sr.)
OL: Brian Foley, Holy Cross (Jr.)
OL: Jake Marotti, Lafayette (Sr.)
OL: Jovaun Woolford, Colgate (Sr.)

Defense
DL: Malik Hamm, Lafayette (So.)
DL: Duval Paul, Georgetown (Jr.)
DL: Khristian Tate, Georgetown (Sr.)
DL: Nick Wheeler, Colgate (Sr.)
LB: Wes Bowers, Georgetown (Jr.)
LB: Glenn Cunningham, Fordham (Jr.)
LB: Nick Ioanilli, Colgate (Sr.)
LB: Simeon Page, Bucknell (Jr.)
DB: Jesse Bramble, Fordham (Jr.)
DB: Abu Daramy-Swaray, Colgate (Sr.)
DB: Yasir Thomas, Lafayette (Sr.)
DB: Ahmad Wilson, Georgetown (Jr.)

Special Teams
PK: Chris Puzzi, Colgate (Sr.)
P: Alex Pechin, Bucknell (Sr.)
RS: Abu Daramy-Swaray, Colgate (Sr.)
ST: Ahmad Wilson, Georgetown (Jr.)


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