5 - Tom Van Grinsven
Tom Van Grinsven
Height: 5-11
Weight: 160
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: St. Ignatius
Position: D

2009: Remained the team’s rock on defense, starting in 15 contests … Finished the season with one goal for two points … Scored his first goal in a Crusaders uniform, the game-winner  in the 2-0 victory over American (10/31) … Named Brine Patriot League Defensive Player Of The Week (11/2) … Made a total of eight shots, five on-goal … Ranked third on the team in shot percentage (.125) and shots on goal … Named to the 2009 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll.

2008: Started in 19 games ... Made seven shots including six shots on goal.

2007: Appeared in 10 games, making five starts ... Part of a defense that was tied for second in the Patriot League in goals allowed (16) and was third in goals against average (0.83) ... Attempted one shot.

BEFORE HOLY CROSS: Earned All-State honors from the Illinois High School Coaches (2006) ... Named All-Chicago Catholic League (2005, 2006) ... Selected to the Daily Southtown All-Area team (2005, 2006) ... Earned All-Area honors from the Chicago Sun-Times.

PERSONAL: Son of Mark and Nancy Van Grinsven … Has one brother, Pat, and one sister, Julie … Pat played soccer for Hamilton … Majoring in English.

Van Grinsven's Career Statistics 

Season  GP-GS   G       A       Pts     Shots   GWG
2007    10-5    0       0       0       1       0
2008    19-19   0       0       0       7       0
2009    15-15   1       0       2       8       0
Career  44-39   1       0       2       16       0