Holy Cross Athletics Newsstand: November 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 November of 2009.

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Holy Cross QB comes from out of nowhere to become NFL prospect
November 30, 2009 * By Dan Shaughnessy* Sports Illustrated

Dominic Randolph's college career is over. The Holy Cross quarterback threw his final pass in a 38-28 Division first-round Football Championship Subdivision loss to Villanova on Saturday. But there might be more football for Randolph. He's hoping to play in the NFL. . .

On his turf
November 28, 2009 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Last week's loss at Bucknell killed Holy Cross' chances of getting a first-round Football Championship Subdivision playoff game at Fitton Field, but coach Tom Gilmore will be at home when his Patriot League champion Crusaders face Villanova at noon today. . .

Crusaders' march starts now
November 28, 2009 * By Brendan Hall * Boston Globe

A vastly improved pass rush was one of the main goals for the Holy Cross football team this season. Mude Ohimor took the challenge to heart. The Stoughton native started eight games at defensive end as a sophomore in 2008, contributing zero sacks to the Crusaders' pedestrian total of 10. . .

Holy Cross always a threat with Randolph
November 28, 2009 * By Terry Toohey * Delaware County Daily Times
As a Philly guy, Holy Cross football coach Tom Gilmore is excited about coming home. However, the North Catholic and Penn grad is not in town to see family and friends. This is a business trip and Gilmore and the 17th-ranked Crusaders (9-2) are focused on the task at hand. . .

Holy Cross QB Dominic Randolph looking at NFL
November 26, 2009 * By Jimmy Golen * Associated Press

Holy Cross quarterback Dominic Randolph can rattle off the names of the small school passers who have made it to the NFL. Tony Romo. Joe Flacco. Steve McNair. . .

Holy Cross QB on a mission
November 24, 2009 * By Andy Gardiner * USA Today

Working without the benefit of athletic scholarships, Holy Cross football coach Tom Gilmore follows a simple formula when trying to build his team. "It's an inexact science, but our saying is we recruit character and potential," Gilmore said. . .

Former Fallon volleyball player has block party
November 24, 2009 * By Thomas Ranson * Lahontan Valley News

Callie Black wasn't sure that she would start her first season for the Holy Cross volleyball team. She was content playing at the Division I level, but little did the 2009 Fallon grad know that she would eventually lead the league in blocking. . .

Sporting a good attitude
November 21, 2009 * By Jacqueline Reis * Worcester Telegram & Gazette

High school athletes preparing for the winter season checked one item off their to-do list this week: a mandatory half-hour wellness program. The program, which covers the minimum 2.0 grade-point average requirement, illegal substances and the need for a physical, has had an added emphasis on sportsmanship for the past year. . .

HC has home work ahead
November 20, 2009 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Holy Cross coach Tom Gilmore stood on Fitton Field after Saturday's win over Lafayette and just sort of took in the whole scene as players took turns hoisting the Patriot League championship trophy. Defensive coordinator Richard Rodgers led the team in its victory song. . .

O'Dell enters senior season with Holy Cross hoopsters
November 19, 2009 * By Steve Mazzone * Pawtucket Times

It was just a few short years ago that Bethany O'Dell was lighting up the courts for Lincoln High where she became the school's all-time scorer and led the Lions to two consecutive Division II state titles. Now she's a senior at the College of the Holy Cross. How quick the time has gone by. . .

Meister will play any role to get Crusaders into Dance
November 18, 2009 * By Vinny Pezzimenti * Centre Daily Times

Acclaimed journalist and author John Feinstein, who also happens to be a voter in the Associated Press men's college basketball poll, always reserves the No. 25 spot in his weekly ballot for a small, obscure program worthy of the billing. . .

Cross another accomplishment off list
November 17, 2009 * By John Connolly * Boston Herald

The last time Holy Cross went to the NCAA playoffs was in 1983, when it lost to Western Carolina, 28-21, on a frigid afternoon at Fitton Field in Worcester. That year, the Crusaders were led by captain Harry Flaherty, the program's all-time leading tackler (447), and Gill "The Thrill" Fenerty, its all-time leading rusher (3,680 yards). . .

St. X's alum leads Holy Cross to title
November 17, 2009 * By Anthony Amorini * Cincinnati Community Press

Individual accolades are nothing new for Dominic Randolph but a trip to the playoffs with his Holy Cross Crusader collegiate football team promises to be a career highlight for the Pierce Township resident. Randolph, a third-year captain for Holy Cross and St. Xavier graduate, led the Crusaders to its first Patriot League title since 1991 this fall. . .

Ex-'Sader had shot with Colts
November 15, 2009 * By Rich Garven * Worcester Telegram & Gazette

It was a warm night in early September, and Brett McDermott confidently walked off the field at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, horseshoed helmet in hand and head held high. The Indianapolis Colts had just wrapped up their preseason with a 38-7 loss to the Bengals. . .

Pro-style QB leads Holy Cross revival
November 13, 2009 * By Dan Shaughnessy * Boston Globe

It's another boffo morning in the dusty, cramped football offices on the second floor of the Holy Cross Field House - a building that served as an airplane hangar in Davisville, R.I., during World War II. Coach Tom Gilmore is on the phone, plotting for tomorrow's Patriot League winner-take-all game against Lafayette. . .

HC, Lafayette in a poll-vaulting battle for playoff lives
November 13, 2009 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Holy Cross quarterback Dominic Randolph will play in the final regular-season home game of his celebrated career tomorrow, and coach Tom Gilmore has this advice for Central Mass. football fans - "Come out and see Dom play," he said. . .

The 10 most significant goals of the last decade
November 12, 2009 * By Sean Leahy * Yahoo Sports

Our final end of decade rankings list will be of the best goals of the past decade, so stay tuned for that. This list remembers those goals that had meaning and weren't just pretty to look at. There are hundreds of thousands of goals scored in all levels of hockey annually, but there are few that hold much importance to a fan base or a league or the game itself. . .

Crusaders' greatest now starring on Web
November 12, 2009 * By Bill Doyle * Worcester Telegram & Gazette

If you're a diehard Holy Cross fan, you'd probably enjoy listening to Crusader greats relive their glory days. Well, now you can. HC's redesigned Web site, goholycross.com, will post video of Bob Fouracre's interviews with members of the college's athletic hall of fame. . .

AFA hockey looks to overpower Holy Cross
November 12, 2009 * By Joe Paisley * Colorado Springs Gazette
If there's one constant Air Force hockey coach Frank Serratore can rely on during this weekend's road series at Holy Cross, as he has all season, it's the special teams. The Atlantic Hockey Association-leading Falcons (4-5-1, 4-1-1) have Division I's sixth-best power play at 27.1 percent (13-of-48). . .

New era
November 8, 2009 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette

Holy Cross took a timeout during last week's exhibition game against Assumption and, as is custom, gathered away from the bench in a circle of seats with one at the top reserved for the head coach. When Sean Kearney joined the huddle, he looked around and for a split second wondered who the empty chair was for. . .

Carper gives 'Saders a lift Holy Cross
November 8, 2009 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette

As Tayana Carper sat with her Shrewsbury High teammates in the stands at the DCU Center watching Holy Cross play UConn seven years ago, she never truly imagined a Division 1 college basketball career for herself. "I was 6 feet tall, but I weighed about 120 pounds," Carper recalled this week with a laugh. . .

Coach helps Holy Cross stay on target
November 6, 2009 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Holy Cross coach Tom Gilmore gave the Crusaders quite the rousing pep talk the night before last week's win at Fordham. Let's just say it got pretty loud in the meeting room at the team hotel. . .

Lehigh football to face nationally-ranked Crusaders
November 6, 2009 * By Lauren Glazebrook * Brown & White
The Lehigh football team is set to face nationally ranked College of the Holy Cross this Saturday at Goodman Campus. The Mountain Hawks are currently 2-6-0 overall and 2-1-0 in the Patriot League. After coming off a hard fought seven point loss to nationally ranked Colgate, Lehigh will be looking to upset the Crusader's winning record. . .

Mountain Hawks prepare for Holy Cross air attack
November 5, 2009 * By Keith Groller * Allentown Morning Call

Lehigh football fans have always appreciated potent passing offenses. They love to see quarterbacks fling the ball around and strike for big plays. . .

Crusaders eye return
November 2, 2009 * By Allan Lessels * New England Hockey Journal
The glory days, the best of times, are captured in the celebratory team photos that hang in the Holy Cross hockey locker room. "There are pictures of the guys on the ice after winning the last games," said Jay Silvia, a sophomore forward out of Burlington, Mass., and Belmont Hill prep school. . .

South grad anchors O-line at Holy Cross
November 1, 2009 * By Michael Cooper * Springfield News-Sun
When Aaron Jones arrived on campus at the College of Holy Cross, it didn't take him very long to figure out his role on the football team. "You're a nobody again," Jones said. "You've got to start all over. . .