Holy Cross Athletics Newsstand: June 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 June of 2012.

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Patriot League greets Boston University
June 21, 2012 * By Jennifer Toland * Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Holy Cross teams currently bus 165 miles one way to play their nearest Patriot League rival, Army, located in West Point, N.Y. That will change in 2013. Last week, the Patriot League announced that Boston University, situated a quick 40 miles down the Mass. Pike from Worcester, will become a full member for the 2013-14 academic year. . .

Bourne Braves' Ahmed following brother’s path
June 19, 2012 * By Zac Vierra * Bourne Courier
Two years ago during the summer between his senior year of high school and his freshman year at Holy Cross, Mike Ahmed was a frequent visitor at Doran Park. During that summer of 2010, Ahmed’s brother Nick played for the Bourne Braves and Mike spent a few weekends on the Cape watching his games. . .

Hometown lawyer pays it forward
June 15, 2012 * By Tania Ortega-Cowan * TCPalm.com

Vero Beach can be proud of hometown son Brian Connelly. Born and raised in Vero Beach, he and his high school sweetheart Laurie are now raising their children here, and are major contributors to the community. Brian is also one heck of a funny person, always cracking jokes, and truly a nice guy who is dedicated to family and service. . .

Former Dighton-Rehoboth star selected in Major League Baseball draft
June 7, 2012 * By Steven Sanchez * Taunton Gazette
It’s a dream come true for North Dighton resident Nate Koneski. The Holy Cross graduate and former Dighton-Rehoboth left-handed star was selected Wednesday in the 19th round of the Major League Baseball Draft by the Seattle Mariners. “I was pretty surprised,” Koneski  said at D-R’s 11-3 victory over Nauset on Wednesday. . .

Big league material
June 7, 2012 * By Peter Gobis * Attleboro Sun Chronicle
Former Dighton-Rehoboth Regional High pitcher Nate Koneski, a senior left-hander for the College of the Holy Cross, was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 19th round of the 2012 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft Wednesday. "It's always been my dream, I'm lucky to get the opportunity," said Koneski. . .

Holy Cross' Koneski gets call from Mariners
June 6, 2012 * By Steven Braid * Boston Herald
In another case of a Major League draftee hearing about his selection from a close friend before getting a call from the team that drafted him, North Dighton native Nate Koneski found out from a teammate that the Seattle Mariners had taken him in the 19th Round today. “It was awesome to finally find out,” Koneski said. . .