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Outstanding Achievements Honored At Fourth Annual Crusader Awards

Holy Cross Athletics   05-08-2018

WORCESTER, Mass. – Holy Cross student-athletes and teams were honored for their outstanding achievements on Monday night, during the fourth annual Crusader Awards which took place at Mechanics Hall in Downtown Worcester.

The awards ceremony brought together all Holy Cross student-athletes, coaches and staff for one night, to recognize everything which has been accomplished on top of Mount St. James this school year.

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The following are the award winners from Monday night's ceremony:

Female Breakthrough Athlete of the Year
Keely Connors, Women's Lacrosse
37 Goals, 2 Assist, 39 Points, 23 GB, 93 DC (5 Goals, 4 Assists, 9 Points, 9 GB, 34 DC in 2017) 

Male Breakthrough Athlete of the Year
Danny Barlok, Baseball
5-2, 1.85 ERA, 3 Saves, 71 K, 48-⅔ IP (0-0, 5.95 ERA, 15 K, 19-⅔ IP in 2017) 

Moment of the Year
Bobby Hurstak, Men’s Soccer
Came off the bench to record two saves in penalty kick shootout to advance Crusaders past Boston University into the Patriot League Tournament Championship

Unsung Hero
Steve McGurn, Silver Fox Bus Driver

Coach of the Year
Marco Koolman, Men’s Soccer
7-9-4 Overall, 4-3-2 in Patriot League; Advanced to Patriot League Championship Game

Best Individual Performance
Peter Pujals, Football
Set school single-game record with 509 passing yards against Monmouth

Crusader in the Community
Maureen Connolly, Field Hockey
SAAC President, BIg Brothers Big Sisters

Director of Athletics Award for Excellence
Barry Parenteau, Head Swimming & Diving Coach

Game of the Year
Men’s Soccer
Advancing past Boston University on penalty kicks in Patriot League Semifinals

Female Athlete of the Year
Maureen Connolly, Field Hockey
19 Goals, 9 Assists, 47 Points, 5 Game-Winning Goals; Led Patriot League in Points, Goals and Game-Winning Goals; Broke School Single-Season Record for Points, Tied Record for Goals; First Team All-Patriot League, All-ECAC and All-Northeast Region

Male Athlete of the Year
Jehyve Floyd, Men's Basketball
12.2 PPG, 5.6 RPG, 2.2 BPG, 66.8 FG%; Led Patriot League in Blocks and Field Goal Percentage; Broke School Single-Season Record for Field Goal Percentage, ranking fourth nationally; Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year; Third Team All-Patriot League

Team of the Year
Men’s Soccer
7-9-4 Overall, 4-3-2 in Patriot League; Patriot League Tournament Runner-Up



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