Menís Basketball Places Four On Patriot League 25th Anniversary Team
WORCESTER, Mass. – Four former Holy Cross men’s basketball players have been selected to the Patriot League 25th Anniversary Team, as announced by the conference office. Rob Feaster (1991-1995), Kevin Hamilton (2002-2006), Keith Simmons (2003-2007) and Tim Szatko (1999-2003) have all been recognized for their outstanding accomplishments during their careers with the Crusaders. Holy Cross’ four selections were the second-most in the league, behind only Bucknell with six. Each school that participates in men’s basketball selected 25 players in the voting for the 25th Anniversary Team, and could not vote for its own student-athletes.
Feaster earned Patriot League Player of the Year (1995), Patriot League Rookie of the Year (1992) and Patriot League Tournament MVP (1993) honors, while leading the team to the 1993 Patriot League championship. A three-time first team All-Patriot League selection (1993, 1994, 1995) and two-time All-Patriot League Tournament (1993, 1994) selection, he holds the Patriot League single-season record for points scored (784 in 1993-1994), while standing second in league history in career points scored (2,224). Feaster was also named first team All-ECAC (1994) and second team NABC All-District (1994, 1995), and was selected to the Patriot League All-Decade Team for the 1990s.
Hamilton received Patriot League Player of the Year honors in 2005, and was named the Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year in 2006. He also earned first team All-Patriot League honors in 2005 and 2006, while being a second team All-Patriot League selection in 2004. A three-time selection to the All-Patriot League Tournament team (2003, 2005, 2006), Hamilton helped lead the team to the 2003 Patriot League championship. He still holds the Patriot League records for steals in a career (292) and a single season (102 in 2005-2006), and also led the Patriot League in scoring twice (2004-2005, 2005-2006), in steals twice (2004-2005, 2005-2006) and in rebounding once (2005-2006).
Simmons was named the Patriot League Player of the Year and the Patriot League Tournament MVP in 2007, while leading the team to the 2007 Patriot League championship. He was also selected to the All-Patriot League first team three times (2005, 2006, 2007) and to the All-Patriot League Tournament team twice (2006, 2007). An NABC first team All-District and AP honorable mention All-America selection in 2007, Simmons ranks fourth all-time in Patriot League history in three-point field goal percentage (.419), 12th in points scored (1,654), 12th in steals (191) and 35th in rebounds (581). In addition, he led the Patriot League in three-point field goal percentage twice (2003-2004 and 2005-2006) and in scoring once (2006-2007).
Szatko earned Patriot League Player of the Year (2001), Patriot League Rookie of the Year (2000) and Patriot League Tournament MVP (2002) honors during his career. He also helped lead the team to three straight Patriot League championships (2001, 2002, 2003), a feat which has never been matched. Named first team All-Patriot League in 2001 and 2002, and NABC second team All-District in 2003, Szatko ranks sixth all-time in Patriot League history in rebounds (784) and 33rd in points scored (1,464). In addition, he was selected to the All-Patriot League Tournament team in 2002 and to the Patriot League All-Rookie team in 2000.
The Patriot League is releasing 25th Anniversary Teams throughout the month of August for each sport that has been sponsored by the league since it became an all-sport conference beginning in the 1990-1991 season. In addition to the 25th Anniversary Teams, coverage throughout the 2015-2016 season will focus on former student-athletes and top stories in the history of the Patriot League.
Patriot League Men’s Basketball 25th Anniversary Team
American: Garrison Carr (2005-2009); Patrick Doctor (2001-2002); Derrick Mercer (2005-2009)
Army West Point: Mark Lueking (1992-1996)
Bucknell: Cameron Ayers (2010-2014); Mike Bright (1990-1993); Patrick King (1990-1992); Charles Lee (2002-2006); Chris McNaughton (2003-2007); Mike Muscala (2009-2013)
Colgate: Pat Campolieta (1998-2002); Adonal Foyle (1994-1997); Tucker Neale (1992-1995)
Fordham: Damon Lopez (1990-1991)
Holy Cross: Rob Feaster (1991-1995); Kevin Hamilton (2002-2006); Keith Simmons (2003-2007); Tim Szatko (1999-2003)
Lafayette: Stefan Ciosici (1995-2000); Brian Ehlers (1996-2000)
Lehigh: Bob Krizansky (1990-1992); C.J. McCollum (2009-2013); Austen Rowland (2003-2004)
Navy: Hassan Booker (1994-1998); Greg Sprink (2004-2008)