Dorsey & Puccia to Receive Daniel Allen Sportsmanship Award
WORCESTER, Mass. – Senior wide receiver Martin Dorsey, a member of the football team, and senior defender Lily Puccia, a member of the women’s soccer team, have been selected as the 2018-2019 winners of the Daniel Allen Sportsmanship Award. Presented by the Holy Cross Varsity Club, the Allen Award goes to the player whose unselfish teamwork and dedication to the good of the team reflect the values lived by coach Allen. The winning student-athlete need not be a star or even a starter, but a solid performer with an outstanding attitude whose contributions are not frequently recognized. The award is designed to recognize a student-athlete who is dedicated to the good of the team, possesses integrity, and is a great teammate.
After catching just one pass in his first two seasons combined, Dorsey became one of the team’s top receivers over the last two years and earned second team All-Patriot League honors in 2018. He totaled 52 receptions for 663 yards and seven touchdowns during his senior season, and finished his career with 96 catches for 1,259 yards and 10 scores. Off the field, Dorsey was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, a volunteer and mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Massachusetts, the president and founder of the Holy Cross Athletes Bible Study, a student orientation leader with the Office of Student Involvement and an advisor with the Holy Cross Peer Mentor Program.
A team captain during her senior season, Puccia started all 17 of the team’s games in 2018 as the leader of a defense that allowed just 1.50 goal per game. A hard worker and fierce competitor, she finished her career playing in 52 games with 49 starts and recording two assists to go along with her outstanding play on defense. Off the field, Puccia was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and the Engage Summit Committee, in addition to serving on the Crusader Athletics Fund Senior Class Gift committee.
Dorsey and Puccia will be presented with the Allen Award at the 64th annual Holy Cross Varsity Club Hall of Fame Dinner & Ceremonial Banquet, to be held on Saturday, May 4, in the Hogan Campus Center. Tickets are still available for the event for only $65.00, and can be purchased by clicking here.