Richard Whipple Named Crusader Of The Week

Sept. 12, 2005

WORCESTER, Mass. - Senior goalkeeper Richard Whipple (Columbus, Ga.) has been named the Holiday Inn Express Crusader of the Week, for competition from September 5-11. Whipple made four saves and allowed only one goal last week to help lead the Holy Cross men's soccer team to its first two victories of the season.

On Saturday, Whipple allowed one goal and had a pair of saves as the Crusaders defeated St. Francis (N.Y.) 3-1 in their opening game at the Albany Showcase. Then on Sunday, he made two saves in just under 88 scoreless minutes of action, as Holy Cross posted a 4-0 win over Canisius on the final day of the tournament.

On the season, Whipple has a 1.26 goals against average and a 75.0 save percentage, while posting a 2-2 record.

Holy Cross (2-2 overall) return to action on Wednesday, Sept. 14, when it plays host to Sacred Heart in its home opener at 4:00 p.m.