May 13, 2013

James Kennedy & Terry McKenna Earn All-New England Honors

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross men's lacrosse senior captain James Kennedy (Summit, N.J.) and sophomore Terry McKenna (Summit, N.J.) have earned NEILA All-New England honors. Kennedy was named to the first team and McKenna received second team accolades. This is the first time that either player has received this honor.

Kennedy recorded 22 goals and a team-best 16 assists for a team-leading 38 points this season. His 1.07 assists per game were eighth in the Patriot League and his four game-winning goals were second. Kennedy was named to the Tewaaraton Award Watch List for the second straight season and received Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week accolades once this year. As a junior he was named the Division I Nike National Player of the Week, the New England Player of the Week and the Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week. Kennedy tallied 86 goals throughout his career and 55 career assists for 141 career points. His 141 points are ranked eighth all-time in program history, while his 86 goals are 10th all-time. He is a two-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and is a two-year member of the Holy Cross Leadership Academy.

McKenna, who was named to the Patriot League All-Academic team this season, played in all 15 games with 14 starts. He was second on the team with 24 goals and third with 29 points. McKenna also posted five assists and 28 ground balls. For his career he has 30 goals and eight assists for 38 points. He was named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll as a freshman.    

The Crusaders concluded the season with their most wins since 1988 with a 7-8 record as Jim Morrissey was named the Patriot League Coach of the Year. The Crusaders went 2-4 in the Patriot League, marking the first time in program history that the Crusaders have won two Patriot League games. Holy Cross defeated Navy on March 17 for first time in school history and also defeated Lafayette on April 6.

2013 NEILA All-New England Teams

Major Awards
D-I Player of the Year Kevin Massa Bryant University

D-I Rookie of the Year Devin Dwyer Harvard University

D-I Coach of the Year Chris Gabrielli Providence College

Attack
1st Team
Brandon Mangan Yale University
James Kennedy College of the Holy Cross
Will Manny U-Mass/Amherst

Midfield
1st Team
Sam Snow Fairfield University
Colin Dunster Bryant University
Andrew Barton Providence College
Connor Mooney U-Mass/Amherst
Alex White Harvard University
Rory Nunmacher University of Hartford

Face Off Midfield
1st Team
Kevin Massa Bryant University

SS Defensive Midfield
1st Team
Ryan Izzo U-Mass/Amherst

Long Stick Midfield
1st Team
Mason Poli Bryant University

Defense
1st Team
Peter Johnson Yale University
Jason Gonos Harvard University
Jake Smith U-Mass/Amherst

Goalie
1st Team
Gill Conners Quinnipiac University

Attack
2nd Team
Conrad Oberbeck Yale University
Kevin O'Shea University of Hartford
Drew Philie University of Vermont

Midfield
2nd Team
Peter Schwartz Harvard University
Colin Flahrety Yale University
Matt King Sacred Heart University
Nikki Dysenchuk Dartmouth College
Terrence McKenna College of the Holy Cross
Pat Corcoran Quinnipiac University

Face Off Midfield
2nd Team
Dylan Levings Yale University

SS Defensive Midfield
2nd Team
Marshall Johnson Fairfield University

Long Stick Midfield
2nd Team
Roger Ferguson Brown University

Defense
2nd Team
Clay DelPrince Brown University
Sam Ford Brown University
Pat Flynn Dartmouth College

Goalie
2nd Team
Harry Krieger Harvard University