Oct. 15, 2007
WORCESTER, Mass. - Holy Cross junior placekicker Matt Partain (Libertyville, Ill.) has been named the Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in Saturday's 41-15 victory over Dartmouth. Partain scored 11 points against the Big Green, and has now earned Patriot League Special Teams Player of the Week honors twice this season.
In the Dartmouth game, Partain hit two out of three field goal attempts, in addition to making all five of his extra point tries. One of Partain's field goals was a 49-yarder on the final play of the first half, to give the Crusaders a 24-7 lead at the break. That kick set a record for the longest field goal in Holy Cross history, breaking the mark of 48 yards set by Billy Young against Lafayette in 1986. On the season, Partain now leads the team in scoring with 51 points on eight field goals and 27 extra points. He has hit a perfect 100 percent of his extra point attempts so far this year, while converting 88.9 percent of his field goals.
Holy Cross (4-2 overall, 1-0 Patriot League) returns to action this Saturday, Oct. 20, when it travels to Lehigh (3-3 overall, 0-1 Patriot League) for a 1:00 p.m. game.