February 9, 2008

Football Announces Team Awards For 2007 Season

Feb. 9, 2008

WORCESTER, Mass. - The Holy Cross football team has announced its team awards for the 2007 season. The awards were presented at the team's annual banquet, held on Saturday, February 9, in the Hogan Campus Center.

Leading the award winners was junior quarterback Dominic Randolph (Amelia, Ohio), who was named the 2007 Crusader Most Valuable Player. Randolph led the Holy Cross offense by completing 297 of 482 passes for 3,604 yards and 30 touchdowns with just eight interceptions. A complete list of award recipients follows:

WTAG Offensive Player of the Year:
Dominic Randolph

WTAG Defensive Player of the Year:
Casey Gough

WTAG Special Teams Player of the Year:
Matt Partain

Davitt Awards
(Presented annually to the top back and lineman on both offense and defense. They were instituted by Jim Davitt (Class of 1913) of Holyoke, Mass., in memory of his brother, Rev. William Davitt Class of 1907), who played football and ran track while at Holy Cross, and was the last United States officer to lose his life in World War I.)
Offensive Back: Ryan Maher
Offensive Lineman: Dan Nolan
Defensive Back: Casey Gough
Defensive Lineman: Mark Kelliher

The Connor Award
(Presented annually to the Holy Cross senior who, by a vote of the varsity squad, is named the person the players are most proud of as a teammate. It is given by the Holy Cross club of the Pioneer Valley.):
Obi Green

The Unsung Hero Award
(Presented annually to the player who has supported the team spiritually, emotionally and physically for the good of the team.):
Brian McSharry

The Rick Carter Memorial Award
(Presented to the senior who most exemplifies what coach Carter stood for and instilled in his student-athletes.):
Casey Gough

2007 Crusader Most Valuable Player
(Presented to the person who his teammates feel was the most significant part of the team.):
Dominic Randolph