Holy Cross Athletics Newsstand: October 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 October of 2011.

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Holy Cross' Chandler Fenner seeks better photo finish
October 28, 2011 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Holy Cross senior Chandler Fenner keeps the picture, the one taken earlier this season of him extended almost horizontally with his hands on a ball that Harvard’s quarterback was trying to get to his tight end near the Fitton Field sideline, in prominent view in his room. In the photo, it looks like Fenner did indeed snatch the ball, but that wasn’t the end of the play. . .

Hoyas Hope to Avoid Homecoming Hangover
October 28, 2011 * By Evan Hollander * The Hoya
After clinching its first winning season in 12 years, the Georgetown football team (6-2, 2-1 Patriot League) isn't resting on its laurels. Instead, the team is headed into the final three games of the season focused on winning the Patriot League. That effort begins this Saturday with a matchup against league leader Holy Cross (4-3, 2-0 Patriot League). . .

Holy Cross enjoys another turn in the role of David
October 27, 2011 * By Chris Lerch * U.S. College Hockey Online
Holy Cross’s 4–3 overtime win against top-seeded Minnesota in the 2006 NCAA tournament was a defining moment for the school and all of Atlantic Hockey. A classic David-slays-Goliath game. While not as earth-shattering, last Saturday’s 5–4 victory over seventh-ranked Boston University was right up there, according to Crusaders coach Paul Pearl. It’s fantastic for this group of guys because none of these guys were here for Minnesota,” Pearl said to the media after the game. . .

Holy Cross coach savors hockey win over Boston University
October 26, 2011 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Paul Pearl doesn't keep many game pucks for himself — in his 17 years as Holy Cross coach, he has accumulated only about 20, which he displays on a ledge in his Hart Center office — but he's definitely holding onto the one from Saturday night's win at nationally ranked Boston University. “You beat BU for the first time, you keep the puck,” Pearl said yesterday. . .

No looking ahead for men's hockey against Holy Cross
October 21, 2011 * By Arielle Aronson * Daily Free Press
Prior to the Boston University men’s hockey team’s game against Providence College last week, coach Jack Parker said he did not know how his team could fail to get up for a game so early in the season. The Terriers came out flat against a team that has been regarded in Hockey East for the past few seasons as a cellar-dweller, and multiple players acknowledged that they did not give the game their best effort. . .

Inspiration on Wall Street
October 17, 2011 * By Phil Boehmke * American Thinker
Here among the growing debris and manure generated by the useful fools and their puppet masters, lives an American beauty who is an everyday reminder of our national spirit and a true inspiration to all who believe in the values which have made our free republic great.  The New York Post brings us the story of a remarkable young woman named Lauren Oplinger who works as an associate on the equity trading floor at JP Morgan Chase. . .

Blind ambition pays off
October 16, 2011 * By Gary Buiso * New York Post
She’s Wall Street’s blind bombshell. An airborne infection robbed Lauren Oplinger of her sight in 2009 — but the mysterious illness never sapped her fighting spirit. Despite being legally blind, the bullish beauty works on the equity trading floor for JP Morgan Chase, where attention to detail is critical and a single error can be costly. . .

This is in my heart
October 12, 2011 * By Jesse Roman * Salem News
Five-year-old Allyson Bettencourt happily scampers up to the dining room table to show a houseguest her copy of the Disney movie "Aladdin" — and a Princess Jasmine doll that seems to be missing some important garments. "Naked princess!" she says sheepishly, then runs into the living room, before her mother, Andrea, scoops her and her two sisters Taylor, 7, and Avery, 2, up for an afternoon trip to the park. . .

Spark plug Brandon Nunn back for Crusaders
October 11, 2011 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Brandon Nunn is a New York Rangers fan, but the Holy Cross junior forward still got a thrill brushing up against the Stanley Cup when the iconic silver trophy was, compliments of the Boston Bruins, on campus two weekends ago. “It was pretty exciting to have it come to Holy Cross,” said Nunn, who saw the Cup once before when Brian Gionta brought it to their shared hometown of Rochester, N.Y., when the Devils won it in 2003. . .

Kyle Toulouse defies pain
October 7, 2011 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Holy Cross wide receiver Kyle Toulouse took a helmet to his knee while making a first-down reception near the sideline late in Saturday’s game at the University of New Hampshire. There was pain, followed by cramping, followed by bruising, but Toulouse’s adrenaline temporarily trumped all of those issues. . .

Mish has found his niche - long-distance champion
October 7, 2011 * By Mike Wilkinson * Daily Hampshire Gazette
Former soccer player Brad Mish graduated from Hopkins Academy in Hadley six years ago not realizing he had a unique athletic talent. But after taking up running at The College of Holy Cross in Worcester, the 24-year-old quickly became immersed in a new endeavor - running marathons. And now he's a champion. . .

Holy Cross last station before Ivy play resumes
October 7, 2011 * By Ashley McDonnell * Brown Daily Herald
Coming off a resounding 35-21 victory over the University of Rhode Island to reclaim the Governor's Cup Saturday night, the football team will host Holy Cross Saturday in its final non-conference game of the season. "We know we're facing another really good team," said co-captain quarterback Kyle Newhall-Caballero. . .

Dorchester restaurant is new challenge for former basketball standout
October 6, 2011 * By Sam Perkins * Boston Globe
It’s Thursday afternoon at Paraiso Restaurant in Dorchester, and Ramon Gregory Colon is a tornado. Colon does it all: Greeting and seating, waiting on and busing tables, dashing out the door to make a delivery or ducking behind the counter to help prepare the food. As one half of the mother-son duo that handles every aspect of running the start-up restaurant, it’s all in a day's work for the manager/host/waiter/busboy/delivery driver/dishwasher. . .

Holy Cross’ goal: Pick up where it left off last season
October 4, 2011 * By Chris Lerch * U.S. College Hockey Online
Last season Holy Cross posted 17 wins, the most since its dream season of 2005-06. The Crusaders went 10–2–3 down the stretch and made their first appearance in the league semifinals since 2006, giving eventual champion Air Force all it could handle in a 3–2 loss. Holy Cross lost key players at each position, but returns with a large senior class and a crop of young forwards coming off good years. . .

Cats happy they're home
October 1, 2011 * By Al Pike * Nashua Telegraph
Kevin Decker has a Gold Helmet, now he wants a blue jersey. The University of New Hampshire football team can break out the home uniforms after a month on the road to open the 2011 season. “It feels like forever,” said the senior quarterback, who won the Gold Helmet Award for his performance in last week’s win over Richmond. . .

Welcome home party
October 1, 2011 * By Craig Larson * Boston Globe
One month to the day of their season opener, the University of New Hampshire football team will finally break out its navy blue tops detailed with white lettering this afternoon at Cowell Stadium. “It’s been a long time since we’ve worn our blue jerseys. It’s a nice feeling to be home,’’ said coach Sean McDonnell. . .