March 12, 2009
WORCESTER, Mass. -- Holy Cross head football coach Tom Gilmore has announced the 2009 incoming class for the Crusaders. Twenty-eight student-athletes will join the Holy Cross program for the 2009-2010 academic year.
"We are very excited about this incoming class," said Gilmore. "We believe that we were able to bring in great quality at most positions, and add the depth we needed to replace the numbers in our graduating class. Overall this is a balanced class, but we were able to bring in a large group of linebackers and receivers, while filling out our needs at other positions. We also have the highest number of fullbacks and tight ends in this class since I have been here. This will help us add more variety to our already potent offense."
The 28 players making up this year's class include 17 on offense and 11 on defense. Holy Cross has added six running backs, four wide receivers, four linemen, two tight ends and one quarterback on the offensive side of the ball, while bringing in four backs, four linebackers and three linemen for the defense.
Holy Cross returns 15 of 22 starters from its 2008 squad which finished with an overall record of 7-4 and a 5-1 mark in the Patriot League. The Crusaders are scheduled to play their annual spring game on Saturday, April 18, at 11:30 a.m.
A complete list of the 2009 Holy Cross football incoming freshman class follows. Click on a player's name below to view information on that player.
2009 HOLY CROSS FOOTBALL SIGNINGS
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown / High School Reed Apfelbaum RB 6-3 215 Upper St. Clair, Pa. / Upper St. Clair Sam Auffant RB 6-1 185 Hampton, N.H. / Winnacunnet Jake Bauder DB 6-0 195 Aliquippa, Pa. / Hopewell Casey Bessemer OL 6-5 260 Jacksonville Beach, Fla. / Duncan U. Fletcher Anthony Blake RB 5-11 187 Portland, Ore. / Portland Jesuit Hank Brigham TE 6-4 245 Austin, Texas / St. Andrew's Aleck DaGrosa RB 6-2 220 Palmetto Bay, Fla. / Palmer Trinity Grant Enders QB 6-3 210 Millersville, Md. / Old Mill Kevin Gallagher DB 6-0 190 Northfield, N.J. / Mainland Regional Donald Harvey LB 6-2 215 San Antonio, Texas / Ronald Reagan Josh Hauser TE 6-4 218 Dallas, Texas / Bishop Lynch David Herman DL 6-2 235 Cincinnati, Ohio / St. Xavier Fred Hilow OL 6-4 275 Lakewood, Ohio / St. Edward Eddie Houghton RB 5-11 220 Toronto, Ontario / St. Michael's Jack Karlovec WR 6-1 177 Chagrin Falls, Ohio / Chagrin Falls Billy Lang OL 6-6 295 Millersville, Md. / Archbishop Spalding James Lizotte DB 6-2 208 West Boylston, Mass. / St. John's Jack Maliska DL 6-4 250 Winchendon, Mass. / Murdock Tom Mannix DB 6-0 180 Kenilworth, N.J. / Brearley Nick Mercurio WR 6-1 180 Melville, N.Y. / St. Anthony's Gerald Mistretta WR 6-1 200 Brooklyn, N.Y. / Xaverian Pat O'Connell LB 6-1 223 Framingham, Mass. / Framingham Kyle Pedretty OL 6-4 265 Dunedin, Fla. / Dunedin Colin Reno RB 5-11 192 Scarsdale, N.Y. / Scarsdale Roman Sandoval LB 5-10 215 Allison Park, Pa. / Shady Side Academy Kyle Toulouse WR 6-0 190 Arlington, Va. / Yorktown Erik Wachter LB 6-2 220 Whitehouse Station, N.J. / Hunterdon Central Schuyler Waterhouse DL 6-2 285 Phoenix, Ariz. / Westview