Wednesday, November 9, 2011

The Credit Goes To.....

Fellow Crusaders, 

What a world. 

With our global markets and economy continuing on a daily roller-coaster and events in the world of college athletics getting roiled by the unfolding travesty and tragedy at Penn State, where can one turn to receive a dose of meaningful integrity and admiration these days? Well, in my opinion, I think we need not look any further than the 23 seniors at Holy Cross who will take Fitton Field for the final time this coming Saturday vs Lafayette. 

While a few plays here and there this season could certainly have changed the outcome of some hard fought and closely contested ballgames, having personally witnessed a majority of these contests I am not stretching to say that the weekly effort and determination displayed by our Crusaders on the field of play this season has further elevated our Purple Passion and Pride.

I know I speak for many in stating that I am proud to embrace these Crusaders and call them "our brothers". 

The credit goes to them for they have been the ones "in the arena" week in and week out not only throughout this season but over the last four years. On that note, I welcome highlighting their names here and congratulating them all while also reminding them to bring their youthful exuberance and enthusiasm along with their own passion, pride, and discipline and 'play to win' this Saturday vs Lafayette and next Saturday vs Fordham. 

Please join me in congratulating: 

The members of the Holy Cross senior class are tailback Matt Bellomo (Holliston, Mass.), tailback Francis Camara (Reading, Pa.), offensive guardKyle Cannon (Southington, Conn.), cornerback Chandler Fenner (Virginia Beach, Va.), offensive guard Andrew Jameson (Brockton, Mass.), wide receiver Josh Jenkins (Maywood, Ill.), free safety Cav Koch (Dallas, Texas), linebacker C.J. Martin (Plano, Texas), wide receiver Clinton McCabe (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.), offensive tackle Mike McCabe (Watertown, Conn.), wide receiver Charles McCall(Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.), defensive end Ryan McGinn (West Chester, Pa.), defensive tackle Eric Oldiges (Taylor Mill, Ky.), linebacker Ricky Otis (Cleves, Ohio), punter Corey Page (Tampa, Fla.), tight end Alex Schneider (Inver Grove Heights, Minn.), quarterback Ryan Taggart (Bedford, Texas), placekicker Paul Tearson (Austin, Texas), linebacker Jimmy Thomas (Severn, Md.), quarterback Mark Tolzien (Rolling Meadows, Ill.), quarterback Kevin Watson (Belle Mead, N.J.), center Sean Whited (Canton, Ohio) and tight end Mike Wright (Quincy, Mass.). These 23 players will be recognized prior to the start of the game, along with team managers Ashley Alebiose (Stamford, Conn.), Billy Bellerose (Shrewsbury, Mass.), Tatiana Senat (Norwalk, Conn.) and Joe Tutino (Taunton, Mass.). The Crusader seniors have led the team to a 26-17 record over the last four seasons, including the 2009 Patriot League championship and a trip to the 2009 NCAA playoffs.
2. In regard to the Fordham game, I want to highlight a postgame reception being hosted by the Holy Cross Club of Metro New York, 

The Holy Cross Club of Metro New York City  
invites all New York Area alumni and friends for an afternoon of tradition and rivalry...
Holy Cross Football at Fordham
Saturday, November 19  *  1:00 p.m. kickoff
 Game tickets in the Holy Cross section, $10/each, can be purchased in advance through the
Holy Cross Ticket Office - (508) 793-2573
Holy Cross Alumni & Friends Post-Game Reception  *  4:00-6:00 p.m.
O'Keefe Commons - Located in O'Hare Hall, near main parking garage
Fordham University Campus, Bronx, NY
FREE event - Hors d'oeuvres and cash bar
Click here for a campus map with location of O'Hare Hall
To ensure numbers to the post-game reception, please RSVP to Jen Whipple at Holy Cross by November 14: or 508-793-3583 
** Co-sponsored by the Holy Cross Department of Athletics and the Crusader Athletics Fund **

3. While the season may be coming to a close in ten days, for the hundred plus involved in pursuing the mission of the HCGLC there is no off season. A number of us had a recent meeting with the team to address career planning and further developing relationships through our '90-Wide' Mentoring Program. 

With the economy getting no less challenging this mentoring is becoming ever more important. I thank all of the 130 Holy Cross alums involved in this effort and helping us pursue our "commitment to excellence in helping Holy Cross Football win on and off the field". 

First things first....BEAT LAFAYETTE!!!

See you at Fitton and................


LD '83

HCGLC Mission: committed to excellence in helping Holy Cross Football win on and off the field. 

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