Holy Cross Athletics Newsstand: April 2011

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 April of 2011.

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West Islip Resident Inducted into Holy Cross Athletic Hall of Fame
April 29, 2011 * By Mike Salerno * West Islip Patch
Jay Bowers, a West Islip resident for over 45 years, was recently selected to be inducted into The College of Holy Cross Athletic Hall of Fame for his excellence in cross country and track and field during his collegiate career. He, along with five others, will be honored at the annual Varsity Club Dinner on May 7. . .

Ryan's new hobby became a lifestyle
April 18, 2011 * By Craig Holt * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Many competitors in today's Boston Marathon have been pounding the pavement for years, but not Mary Beth Ryan. A relative newcomer to the sport, she will line up in Hopkinton for the first time. Ryan, a 28-year-old Holden resident, did not run in high school or college. Instead, she was a former softball, field hockey and basketball star at Notre Dame Academy and softball standout at Holy Cross. . .

Crusaders high on their air force
April 17, 2011 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Holy Cross football coach Tom Gilmore believes wide receiver is the most talented position on the team. That’s saying a lot, considering that Bill Edger, Luke Chmielinski and Freddie Santana played the final games of their careers last fall. The steadfast trio combined for 15 touchdowns in 2010. “We have some talented players who have a really good chance to contribute in significant ways,” Gilmore said. . .

Former Springdale hoops star headed to Hall
April 17, 2011 * By Dave Yohe * Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
For Greg Martucci, all those jump shots as a child ended up opening doors. "Springdale always had the best youth (basketball) program around," Martucci said. "All we did was play basketball." All that basketball helped Martucci build an impressive resume during some of the Springdale boys basketball program's best years. And it eventually led Martucci to a four-year basketball scholarship to Holy Cross. . .

Officially back in the game
April 10, 2011 * By Mark Farinella * Attleboro Sun Chronincle
For eight years of her life in high school and college, and long before that, running up and down a basketball court was one of the greatest joys of Kim Leinson's life. But when she returned to the hardcourt last year, wearing the striped shirt of a basketball official instead of a player's uniform, the 36-year-old mother of two admitted to flashing back to her introduction to the game as a pre-teen. . .

Blaney Not Just Along For The Ride
April 8, 2011 * By Jeff Jacobs * Hartford Courant
By his own calculation, UConn associate coach George Blaney had been to 36 Final Fours before 2004. He sat on the board of the National Association of Basketball Coaches. That meant Blaney always had good seats. That does not mean he didn't want to be standing. . .

Seekonk Baseball Player Looks to Replicate Brother's Success
April 3, 2011 * By Jim Chandley * Seekonk Patch
Ryan George started his sophomore season as the number two starter for Seekonk in the spring of 2004. When Mike Menard went down with an injury, the hard throwing youngster became the ace of the Warrior pitching staff. Branden George, Ryan's younger brother, may assume the same post for this year's Warrior baseball team. . .