Holy Cross Athletics Newsstand: April 2012

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 2012.

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Watertown's McCabe signs with Packers
April 30, 2012 * By Mark Jaffee * Waterbury Republican-American
When former Taft School football player and Watertown native Mike McCabe arrives at Lambeau Field for the first of a three-day minicamp on May 10, he will take a fleeting moment to reflect on how special it is to be a Green Bay Packer and a National Football League player. "I'm going to enjoy that moment and take it all in," said McCabe, 23, who signed a three-year free-agent contract with the Packers Sunday. . .

Rob McGovern now prosecuting Khalid Sheikh Mohammed
April 29, 2012 * By Joseph Straw * New York Daily News
Maj. Rob McGovern had long since left NFL glory behind on 9/11 for other forms of heroism, prosecuting drug dealers for the Manhattan DA while serving in the Army Reserve. After watching the twin towers fall he raced home, donned his fatigues and spent four days helping to recover remains from the rubble. In a turn of fate that would strain even Hollywood’s imagination, 11 years later McGovern will confront Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four other 9/11 conspirators as a prosecutor in their death-penalty trial at Guantanamo Bay. . .

Watertown's McCabe chasing dream of playing in the NFL
April 24, 2012 * By Mark Jaffee * Waterbury Republican-American
Always the student, Watertown's Mike McCabe is prepared for the next test, the ultimate exam in trying to win a roster spot with a National Football League team this summer as an offensive lineman. It will be an uphill challenge, one he is ready to tackle. As the NFL Draft takes place this week, the 2007 Taft School graduate and 2011 College of Holy Cross graduate knows there's an outside shot that he'll be selected in the latter rounds. . .

UConn rowing to head to Worcester to compete in race
April 20, 2012 * By Jimmy Onforio * Daily Campus
The UConn womens’ rowing team will travel to Worcester, Mass. on Sunday to compete against Holy Cross. After recieving mixed results at the Knecht Cup in New Jersey last weekend, the Huskies will look to continue improving their rows. Coach Jen Sanford-Wendry said that the varsity boat has about 15 seconds to make up on Holy Cross, a team they faced in the Knecht Cup. She was optimistic heading back into practice. . .

Silvia makes pro hockey debut
April 18, 2012 * By Doug Hastings * Burlington Union
Last week, College of the Holy Cross graduating senior forward and former Belmont Hill star Jay Silvia (Burlington, Mass.) signed an Amateur Tryout Agreement (ATO) with the AHL's Worcester Sharks. The Sharks are the affiliate of the NHL's San Jose Sharks. Silvia played Friday and Saturday for Worcester, a pair of tight losses to AHL playoff teams from St. John’s and Adirondack. . .

Andy Rondeau 'home' to lead Crusaders' defense
April 15, 2012 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
The first college football game new Holy Cross defensive coordinator Andy Rondeau ever attended was a HC-Brown matchup at Fitton Field back in 1977. Rondeau, a native of nearby Holliston, was 9 years old at the time. As he looked around Fitton Field after yesterday’s annual spring game, he noticed not that much has really changed. “This is home for me,” said Rondeau, who spent the last five seasons as the defensive coordinator at Old Dominion. . .

Hawks baseball prepares for Patriot League matchups as season draws to a close
April 15, 2012 * By Megan Hoyt * Brown & White
The men's baseball team will be hosting a four game series against Patriot League opponent College of the Holy Cross Saturday and Sunday. The squad swept the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in a double header series on April 11. This brings the team's overall record to 13-23-1 with a 2-6-0 record in the Patriot League. With the season coming to a close, the Hawks are looking for some big wins. . .

Worcester Sharks debut for HC's Jay Silvia
April 14, 2012 * By Steve Kendall * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Despite growing up 50 miles away in Burlington, Jay Silvia never could have predicted the impact that Worcester would have on his life. Silvia, who spent the past four years as a dependable two-way forward at Holy Cross, made his professional debut last night, wearing No. 24 for the Worcester Sharks in their 3-1 loss to St. John's at the DCU Center. The 23-year-old signed for an amateur tryout with the Sharks on Wednesday, and with two players suspended for a fight with Portland on Tuesday night, Silvia got the call last night. . .

Holy Cross makes more sense for Hockey East
April 10, 2012 * By Mike McNamara * New England Hockey Journal
Just as hoards of people went out to buy Mega Millions lottery ticket in hopes of taking home the record-setting jackpot, colleges and universities now are jockeying for the chance to win the college hockey equivalent: becoming the 12th member of the mega-conference that is Hockey East. Other local Division 1 conferences pale in comparison to Hockey East’s nightly attendance numbers, NHL players, national champions and emotion-fueled rivalries. . .

Holy Cross' Alex Schneider has spring in his step
April 8, 2012 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Holy Cross senior tight end Alex Schneider grew up with four brothers — three older, one younger — and naturally there was a familial battle among the boys to be the best, especially at football. Their dad and coach, Pat, owns a flooring company near their home outside St. Paul, Minn., and he used to make tackling dummies out of carpet pad and tape for his sons. . .

Zebrowski scores 100th career point for Holy Cross
April 4, 2012 * By Joshua Jongsma * Verona-Cedar Grove Times
After taking Verona lacrosse by storm, Taylor Zebrowski continues her high-scoring ways with Holy Cross in her junior season. Zebrowski is currently the team leader in goals and points for the Crusaders. Zebrowski added to her accomplishments by scoring her 100th career point for Holy Cross on Saturday against Navy. Zebrowski scored three goals in an 18-11 loss to Navy to become the 18th player in school history to reach the milestone. . .

Rakip will play injured
April 4, 2012 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Six-year-old Sean Rakip of Leominster recently broke a bone in his left arm, but that sure won't prevent him from throwing out the ceremonial first pitch before today's Holy Cross baseball game at Fitton Field. Through Team IMPACT, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to improve the quality of life for children facing life-threatening illnesses by creating team-based support systems, Sean is "an official member" of the Crusaders this season. . .

Emily Marr leading successful Holy Cross tennis team
April 1, 2012 * By Jay Gearan * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Senior tri-captain Emily Marr of Holden has been one of the leaders of the successful women's tennis team this year at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester. Entering the week of March 26, the Crusaders owned an 8-2 overall record, dating to matches played last fall. Along the way, Marr, the No. 3 singles player for the Crusaders, helped to pile up points in impressive wins over Smith, Manhattan, Regis and Hartford, among other college teams. . .