Holy Cross Athletics Newsstand: December 2009

Welcome to the Holy Cross Newsstand, a daily listing with links to stories from around the country on the Crusaders. Here are the stories from December of 2009.

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Crusaders have scoring problems
December 29, 2009 * By Allen Lessels * New England Hockey Journal
Perhaps its four games against a couple of the top teams in Atlantic Hockey best sum up the kind of first half it was for Holy Cross. The Crusaders, tightening up nicely on defense, allowed a total of seven goals in a pair of games against Air Force and a couple more against RIT. . .

Atlantic Hockey's 20 Greatest Games
December 27, 2009 * By Chris Lerch * USCHO

The end of a decade marks a time to look back. Atlantic Hockey was born in 2003, succeeding the MAAC, which came into existence in 1998. With most of the Division I legacy of the member schools being written in the past 10 years, let’s take a look back at the top 20 AHA games of the past decade. . .

Kearney preaches patience with HC
December 16, 2009 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette

The Holy Cross men’s basketball team is struggling at 2-8, but coach Sean Kearney does believe the 2009-10 season can still be a successful one. “We have great kids who are incredibly coachable and are great listeners,” Kearney said yesterday. . .

Oars in the water to win
December 16, 2009 * By Frank DiLeo * Parsippany Daily Record

At the beginning of my freshman year, the Holy Cross novice crew team coach, Charles Putnam, sent an e-mail looking for athletes interested in learning how to row. I went to the meeting and started practicing later that week. It was definitely not like anything I had ever experienced before. . .

HC women rule ECAC roost
December 14, 2009 * By John Connolly * Boston Herald

The Holy Cross women’s program may be playing a little under the radar these days, but that doesn’t mean the Crusaders’ first-half performance has been anything less than scintillating. The Crusaders are 9-0-1 overall, including 7-0-1 in Division 3 ECAC East. . .

Teams on losing end of UConn routs still reaping benefits
December 13, 2009 * By Rich Elliott * Connecticut Post

His friends think he is out of his mind. Why would any women's basketball coach want to play UConn every season? The chance of winning is minuscule. The chance of coming within 20 points is a long shot. But longtime Holy Cross coach Bill Gibbons does not care what his friends think. . .

Absegami grad Andrew Keister, a cancer survivor, stars for College of Holy Cross
December 1, 2009 * By Susan Lulgjuraj * The Press of Atlantic City

After some College of Holy Cross basketball games, there is a parent or child waiting to meet Andrew Keister. They just want to shake his hand and say thank you. It's a little surreal for the junior basketball player, but it comes with the territory. . .