Holy Cross Athletics Newsstand: March 2010

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 March of 2010.

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Well-schooled pair
March 30, 2010 * By Tom King * Nashua Telegraph
They both are coaching a game of X’s and O’s at institutions where the emphasis is on A’s and B’s. Welcome to the non-scholarship world of Nashua’s Eddy Morrissey and Merrimack’s Walt Housman. . .

Worcester in mix for 2012 games
March 29, 2010 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Regional sites for the 2012 men’s hockey NCAA Tournament have not been determined, but it sounds like there is a pretty good chance the DCU Center could be one of them.  “The bids are in,” said Holy Cross associate athletic director Bill Bellerose, chairman of the Division 1 men’s hockey committee. . .

Scouts get look at Randolph
March 26, 2010 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Dominic Randolph wishes he could see the future and find out just what will happen during next month’s NFL Draft and the days that follow, but among his many talents, precognition isn’t one of them.  “It would be nice to know,” Randolph said yesterday after working out for scouts at UMass Pro Day. . .

Chmielinski spells championship
March 26, 2010 * By Keith Lewis * The Walpole Times
When Holy Cross football Coach Tom Gilmore first saw Luke Chmielinski play at Xaverian Brothers High School, he possibly had no idea how to spell the Walpole native’s name. He did, however, believe that Chmielinski spelled success, and did his best job of recruiting the 5-foot-10-inch, 191-lb. slot receiver to play for the Crusaders. . .

Thomas enjoying successful basketball career in Europe
March 25, 2010 * By Dave Ruden * Stamford Advocate
There is a very small percentage of athletes you remember interviewing for the first time. They make indelible imprints from the very beginning. And they are people who usually stay with you and go on to make a difference. The first time I interviewed Torey Thomas was at the start of his freshman season with the Trinity Catholic basketball team. . .

NCAA hockey skates in to DCU
March 17, 2010 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
The bracket for the NCAA Division 1 men's hockey tournament will be unveiled Sunday morning beginning at 11:30 (ESPN2), so by noon we should know what four teams will be coming to Worcester for the Northeast Regional March 27-28. . .

Don't bet against St. Xavier graduate
March 14, 2010 * By Joe Reedy * Cincinnati Enquirer
Just because a player doesn't get invited to the NFL Scouting Combine doesn't mean that he won't get drafted. Former Highlands High School standout Michael Mitchell showed that last year when he was picked in the second round by Oakland. Among local prospects this year, quarterback Dominic Randolph hopes to follow the same path. . .

Icing on the cake for Van Buskirk
March 14, 2010 *  By Lenny Megliola * MetroWest Daily News
Peter Van Buskirk has pretty much done it all in a hockey life well lived. At 67, his success, and involvement remain ongoing. On April 29, in Naples, Fla., the Hudson native will receive the John "Snooks" Kelley Award from the officers and governors of the American Hockey Coaches' Association. . .

Spotlight on NFL hopeful Dominic Randolph
March 12, 2010 * By Rich Thompson * Boston Herald
Holy Cross quarterback Dominic Randolph experienced the anxiety of high expectations during yesterday’s Boston College-NFL Pro Day 2010 at Harvard Stadium. Despite leading the NCAA Championship Subdivision in total offense (3,954 yards) in 2009, Randolph was not invited to the NFL combine in Indianapolis. . .

HC's Amy Lepley finding niche
March 5, 2010 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Amy Lepley signed her letter of intent to play basketball at Holy Cross on Nov. 18, 2008 and it was an exciting day for her and her family. The stress of picking a school was over and she could focus on having fun during her senior season at Bishop Feehan High School. . .

Keister leads Cross at Bucknell tonight
March 3, 2010 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Andrew Keister loves rebounding. “It’s just something where you can out-will nine other guys on the floor,” said the Holy Cross junior forward. . .

Rivals meet again
March 2, 2010 * By William Bowman * Sunbury Daily Item

There is no question Holy Cross, with guys like R.J. Evans, Andrew Keister and Devin Brown on the floor, have some of the most talented players in the entire Patriot League. But, as Bucknell did a year ago, the Crusaders have struggled under a first-year head coach. . .