Senior wide receiver Jake Wieczorek, a member of the Holy Cross football team, has been selected as the recipient of the 2017 John C. Lawlor Medal. The Lawlor Medal is awarded to the outstanding student and athlete throughout the college course, and was presented in a special ceremony held in the Dinand Library on Thursday, May 25.
Join head coach Tom Gilmore, his staff, members of the current team and director of athletics Nathan Pine for the Friends of Crusader Football Golf Outing and Dinner Monday, July 24, at Hopkinton Country Club in Hopkinton, Mass.
Once again this year, the College of the Holy Cross is a national leader in the academic success of its student-athletes. Holy Cross had 75 percent of its teams earn NCAA Division I Academic Progress Rate (APR) public recognition awards, the highest percentage in the country ahead of Gonzaga (73.3 percent) and Dartmouth (73.1 percent).
Tom Gilmore has taken everything he learned as a standout student-athlete at Penn to help make him into the man he is today as the leader of the Holy Cross football program.
With the start of the season less than four months away, Holy Cross football fans will have two additional weeks to renew or purchase their season tickets at the special discounted VIP rate! Due to overwhelming demand, the VIP season ticket holder window has been extended until May 15.
In the fall of 2017, the College of the Holy Cross will honor the eighth class in the Crusader Football Legends Ring of Honor. Each of the inductees will be honored during a ceremony at Fitton Field with permanent recognition in the stadium. This year's Ring of Honor inductions will take place during the Harvard game on Oct. 15.
We have been very busy over the past month as we continue our preparations for the 2017 season. Spring practice was very productive for us and the thing that really stood out was the excitement and energy level of the team. Some of our new assistant coaches have really helped in that dynamic by bringing new viewpoints and concepts to the table, while helping to improve our intensity and toughness.
Senior wide receiver Jake Wieczorek, a member of the Holy Cross football team, has been selected as the 2016-2017 winner of the Honorable John P. Cooney Memorial Award. Presented by the Holy Cross Varsity Club in memory of Judge John P. Cooney (Class of 1923), the Cooney Award goes to a senior letterwinner who performed beyond all expectations with courage, loyalty and dedication.
Holy Cross head football coach Tom Gilmore and the Crusader football program will host their ninth annual bone marrow registry drive on Thursday, April 20. The screening will be held from 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at two locations on the Holy Cross campus: in the Kimball Dining Hall and in the Hogan Campus Center.
Senior linebacker Nick McBeath, senior offensive lineman James Murray and senior quarterback Peter Pujals will serve as the captains of the 2017 Holy Cross football team, as announced by head coach Tom Gilmore. Pujals, who was previously a captain during the 2014, 2015 and 2016 campaigns, becomes the first player in school history to serve as a team captain for four seasons.
Junior cornerback Akeem Walcott totaled five tackles and two interceptions, as the Holy Cross football team played its annual spring game at Kuzniewski Field. The offense was able to total 311 yards on 71 plays from scrimmage, including 189 passing yards and 122 rushing yards.
Running back Gabe Guild suffered a season-ending lisfranc (mid-foot) injury in Holy Cross' second game of 2016 at the University of New Hampshire and wasn't around a couple of weeks later for HC's home game against Dartmouth when quarterback Peter Pujals, his classmate and close friend, went down in the first half with a lower leg injury that also proved to be season ending.