Holy Cross Athletics Newsstand: July 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 July of 2009.

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Zach attack: Once a backup, Burdeau now a star on the diamond
July 30, 2009 * By David Willis * Andover Townsman
Even prior to his final high school season, Zach Burdeau was determined to play baseball at Holy Cross. The problem was, he was not accepted. . .

Torey Thomas: A True Pro
July 23, 2009 * By Franklyn Calle * Slam Magazine
You don't need to be an NBA superstar to give back to your community. You don't need multi-million dollar contracts to help guide the youth in your old neighborhood down the right path. Just ask Torey Thomas. . .

Duo are reunited in Cape league
July 19, 2009 * By Marvin Pave * Boston Globe
Matt Perry and Kevin Scanlan were teammates on Sudbury's American Legion Post 191 team. But this is another level entirely, suiting up in perhaps the country's premier summer wooden-bat circuit for collegiate players, and on the same team, no less, the Cape Cod League's Chatham Anglers. . .

Ex-Holy Cross star to coach Pirate girls
July 17, 2009 * By Jim Wilson * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
As backup plans go, things couldn't have gone much better for Oxford High. When girls' basketball coach Melissa Paulhus stepped down after last season because of time constraints, Oxford athletic director John Doldoorian was able to turn to Holy Cross hall of famer Janet Hourihan-Brooks to continue the rebuilding effort. . .

Philadelphia's hoops coaching network
July 16, 2009 * By Pat Leonard * Philadelphia Inquirer
It's the coaching version of the movie game with Kevin Bacon - call it Six Degrees of Sean Kearney - and it traces a web through the Philadelphia basketball community of how successful and connected the city's college coaching network remains. . .

A legacy lives on
July 12, 2009 * By Stephen Roberson * Stockton Record

Jordan Enos wants to be a sports agent representing a client by the time he’s 25. Sure, it sounds like a lofty goal. But when you look at everything the 17-year-old scholar-athlete has already achieved, you realize nothing’s out of reach for this recent Lincoln High School graduate. . .

Cancer treatments didn’t stop Raynham’s Shapiro from pitching at Holy Cross
July 11, 2009 * By Jim Fenton * Quincy Patriot Ledger

Matt Shapiro was riding high in his baseball career during the spring and summer of 2008. The Raynham resident was named the Patriot League pitcher of the year for his performance as a sophomore at Holy Cross. . .

Evans planning to stay at Holy Cross
July 6, 2009 * Norwich Bulletin

R.J. Evans was “shocked” when the coach who brought him to Holy Cross left last month. He doesn’t plan on following suit. . .

McDermott taking talents to another level
July 5, 2009 * By Mark Farinella * Attleboro Sun Chronicle

All they want is a chance. After four years on their high school gridirons and another four in college, the hundreds of football players who weren't selected in the NFL Draft just want an opportunity. . .

Wait is over for Kearney, Holy Cross
July 4, 2009 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette

An anxious and excited Sean Kearney sat, or maybe it was more like paced, near his gate at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport Thursday night as his connecting flight to Boston was delayed not once, not twice, but three times. . .

Holy Cross chooses ‘Coach K'
July 3, 2009 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Holy Cross and its fans will get to know and like new men's basketball coach Sean Kearney very quickly. Take it from someone who has worked with Kearney for the last 14 years. . .

Longtime Assistant Kearney Has Chance to Be the Boss
July 3, 2009 * By Pete Thamel * New York Times

With Derrick Rose's suspected fraud on a standardized test, Tim Floyd's resignation as coach of Southern California and the reports of Connecticut coaches illegally using an agent to recruit players, it has been an ugly couple of months for college basketball. . .

Kearney succeeds Willard at Holy Cross
July 3, 2009 * By Andy Katz * ESPN.com
Sean Kearney. the former Notre Dame assistant, was named head basketball coach at Holy Cross Thursday. Kearney was chosen after a lengthy search to replace Ralph Willard, who abruptly left last month to be Rick Pitino's top assistant at Louisville. . .

Chesapeake grad lands top position at Bethany College
July 2, 2009 * Annapolis Capital
Pasadena native Andrews Sachs, a Chesapeake High grad and former assistant coach at Holy Cross, has been named the head men's basketball coach at Bethany College. . .

Holy Cross hires Notre Dame's Kearney
July 2, 2009 * By Tom Noie * South Bend Tribune
During the same week in June when he learned that Luke Harangody would return for his senior season, Notre Dame men's basketball coach Mike Brey hoped he would lose the services of associate head coach Sean Kearney. . .

Crusaders to name hoop coach today
July 2, 2009 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette

The suspense is almost over for Holy Cross basketball fans as the school will announce its new men's coach today. "We will have some internal discussions and make a decision and an announcement (today)," Holy Cross director of athletics Dick Regan said last night. . .