Men's Soccer

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Crusaders are All In – striving for excellence, and choosing to better themselves, their teammates and our world. 

They are unwaveringly dedicated to their crafts, in and out of competition. They are resilient, selfless, passionate, driven, proud and inspired. They are All In. With your help, we can empower them to achieve even more.

By joining us and supporting our student-athletes on this Athletics Giving Day, you are helping us develop leaders now and into the future. You are building our competitive edge as we prepare to return to competition stronger than ever. With you All In, we’ll be poised to achieve our goals.

Every dollar dedicated to our goal of developing champions counts, and every dollar you give has even greater impact. And this year, the impact of each gift is multiplied. In addition to the support every donation provides directly to our teams, a group of generous alumni and parents have pledged a $50,000 challenge to inspire giving across the entire Holy Cross community. At the conclusion of this giving day, $5,000 will be rewarded to the five programs with the highest percentage of alumni participation and the five programs with the highest total donor participation, with the latter inclusive of gifts made by all alumni, parents, student-athletes and friends. 

Also, thanks to the College’s Hope + Access Campaign for Financial Aid, all new and increased gifts made on this giving day qualify for the Williams Match. So this year, when you go All In to support the Crusader Athletics Fund or your favorite team, your new or increased gift to the College will be matched 100% to benefit financial aid.

In the face of unprecedented challenges, one thing remains constant — the strength of Crusaders when we support one another. 

Together, we are strong. Together, we shape our future. Together, we go All In.

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You can help drive our competitive success!


Your gift to the Crusader Athletics Fund will help to provide a more competitive experience for our student-athletes. Make your gift today.

977 days ago by Claire McElduff
​In one day, we shaped a brighter future.

You showed your dedication to our student-athletes’ journies to excellence, and it was an amazing day of giving. Crusaders across the globe came together to contribute the highest single-day total in Holy Cross Athletics Giving Day history. We look forward to sharing final results next week.

Today, you went All In for Crusader Athletics. You showed the power of the Holy Cross community and committed to the continued development of ethical leaders, champion athletes, and men and women for and with others.

Thank you for your support and dedication to this special family. We wouldn’t be who we are without you, and we are humbled by your generosity.

Our next great moment awaits.

Go Cross Go!

1024 days ago by Cara Hanrahan
Four hours left! A message from Director of Athletics Marcus Blossom

It’s been an incredible day of giving in support of our Crusader student-athletes! With four hours to go, we are on our way to a record-breaking day for Holy Cross Athletics.

Join us in the final hours and go All In for the programs that mean the most to you!

1024 days ago by Christene Kauffman Riendeau
​We’re halfway through, but our day is far from over!


A group of generous alumni and parents have now come forward with a $50,000 challenge to inspire the entire Holy Cross community!

At the conclusion of Crusaders All In Giving Day, $5,000 will be awarded to the five programs with the highest percentage of alumni participation AND to the five programs with the highest total donor participation. 

Find out how your team is doing!

Also, thanks to the Hope + Access campaign, all new and increased gifts to Athletics are matched 100% for financial aid.

Go All In today in support of our student-athletes and their continued growth as leaders and champions. Our teams need you!

1024 days ago by Cara Hanrahan
Go All In for Crusader student-athletes today!

May 14, 2021

Today, I’m asking you, and all Crusaders, to go ALL IN.

All year, our student-athletes have dedicated themselves to looking towards the future, growing stronger as individuals and teammates athletically, academically and personally.

With fortitude, we are continuing to prepare our 700 Crusaders to compete at the highest level. Just as they are committed to training and learning, to capitalizing on the opportunities in front of them, we are committed to our vision – delivering a transformative student-athlete experience driven by competitive success. 

Year after year, regardless of the circumstances, one thing remains constant — the strength of Crusaders when we go ALL IN for one another. Every dollar you give today will be dedicated to continuing our tradition of developing champions. And today, thanks to the Hope + Access campaign, all new and increased gifts are being matched 100% for financial aid. 

Together, we are strong. Together, we shape our future. Together, let’s go ALL IN for Crusader student-athletes.

Go Cross Go! 

Marcus Blossom

Director of Athletics

1024 days ago by Sarah Phipps
Holy Cross Men's Soccer Update

It might have been a Covid-19 shortened season, but Holy Cross Men’s Soccer got back onto the field this spring and it felt good! We started back up in February and managed to play a truncated three-game schedule against Lafayette, Navy and Boston University. Beating Army up at West Point and winning the 2021 Turnpike Trophy against BU meant that we secured our first trip to the Patriot League playoffs since 2017. We narrowly lost to Lafayette, 2-1 in the first round of the playoffs. We saw four players receive All-Conference honors; Max Krause '21 was an All Patriot First teamer whilst Matt McGonigle '23Nick Hellmann-Rhodes '21 and Dylan Scanley '22 all received third team honors. In addition, Taj Salawu '23 and Jack Ostrosky '23 were nominated to the All-Conference Tournament team. During the season, Bergin Kranz '23 received recognition for being Patriot League Offensive Player of the Week for April 1st-8th, Matt McGonigle '23 was Patriot League Midfielder of the Week for March 16th-23rd and Jimmy Joyce '23 was Patriot League Goalkeeper of the Week for the week of March 9th-16th. We would like to recognize all the players that received these awards throughout the season.

 We would also like to take this opportunity to recognize our graduating seniors. We would like to thank Edi Mujan '21Jacob Wright '21Max Benford '21 and Nicholas Conklu '21 for their sterling service to the program and wish them well in all of their future endeavors. They, like all alumni of the program, will be welcome back here on The Hill at any time.

 Whilst we have to say goodbye to our seniors, we look forward to welcoming our new freshmen in the fall. We are excited about the incoming freshman class; a diverse group of players who we believe will add quality and depth to our current roster. Please help us welcome our incoming class below.

 

Name

Pos.

Ht.

School

Home

Josh Tubbs

GK

6’0

Tolland HS

Tolland, CT

Evan Jones

FWD

5’9

William Hall HS

West Hartford, CT

Nick Hupe

DEF

6’1

Gems World Academy

Dubai, UAE

Jad Smairah

DEF

6’2

Lycee Libanais Francophone

Dubai, UAE

Jon Klein

MR

5’10

Browne & Nichols

Natick, MA

Jake Williams

MF

5’9

Scots College

Wellington, NZ

We will also be welcoming seven of our freshman class who we highlighted last year as they chose to defer their freshman year. All in all, we will welcome thirteen new players for the fall of 2021 and are very excited about this large, incoming class.

 We would like to offer our thanks for your continued financial support of the program. The donations that we receive will go towards projects in the fall that will include pre-season training in Stowe, V.T., soccer-specific graphics in our locker room, a new GPS system to track performance statistics and a new wellness device that will allow us to track our player’s sleep and workloads off of the field. Please save-the-date for our annual Athletics Giving Day on Friday, May 14. We hope you will consider supporting our team on this day!

 As we come to the end of the spring semester, I would like to wish everyone an enjoyable and healthy summer.

Marco Koolman
Head Coach

 

P.S. Tomorrow, Friday, May 14 is the Holy Cross Athletics Giving Day. If you are able, we hope you will support men’s soccer by making a gift this Friday. Stay tuned for communications about how you can get involved. Thank you in advance for your support!

1025 days ago by Shannon Wood
An Update from Head Coach Marco Koolman

February 16, 2021

After a year absent from the field, Holy Cross men’s soccer finally got back into the saddle last month when we welcomed back 20 squad members and resumed training in preparation for our upcoming spring season. The winter temperatures have kept us inside, but thanks to the indoor turf field in the Luth Athletic Complex, we are able to train uninterrupted in preparation for the spring season. The new format for the spring season will see Holy Cross compete in the north division of the Patriot League and will see us open up at home against Colgate on March 6th. This opening match will be followed by games against Lafayette, Boston University, Army, and Boston University (again) before finishing with a return matchup against Colgate. To view our full schedule, please click here. The top two from the division will match up with the top two teams in the Patriot League south division to compete for the Patriot League Championship. Whilst spectators will not be allowed to watch the games in person, we sincerely hope that you continue to support us from afar. Although the schedule has not been finalized, some, if not all of the games will be live-streamed via the ESPN+ network.

Along with the spring season, we are also working to connect our current players with the incoming class. Together with our seven deferred freshmen, we welcome five newcomers to next year’s team for the fall of 2021.

As ever, we are incredibly grateful for the continued support of our alumni as we look to compete this spring. On behalf of all of us at Holy Cross, we hope you are all healthy and safe.

Marco Koolman

Head Coach

GOCROSS

1083 days ago by Sarah Phipps
What an amazing #GivingTuesday!

We are in awe of and so very grateful for our supporters who continue to go All In for our student-athletes. Your generosity allows us to prepare our Crusaders for a stronger tomorrow as they strive to succeed and lead in athletics, in the classroom and in their communities.

Please accept our heartfelt thanks for your support! Holy Cross would not be what it is today without the participation and dedication of Crusader Nation.  


1187 days ago by Christene Kauffman Riendeau
Crusaders All In this Giving Tuesday!

             

Holy Cross student-athletes are dedicated and resilient. When our world — and in turn, our campus life — changed this year, we adapted. Through challenge after challenge, our commitment to our education and our athletics never faltered. And today, we remain focused and hopeful for the future.

This is why we are asking the Holy Cross community to come together right now in support of our student-athletes.

Whether you make a gift to the Fund for Athletics Excellence or to one of our 27 varsity teams, your generosity helps position us for an even stronger return to competition.

In the face of unprecedented challenges, we know that one thing remains constant — the strength of Crusaders when we go all in to support one another. On this Giving Tuesday, your gift is for our future. With your support, our next great moment awaits.

1188 days ago by Christene Kauffman Riendeau
An Update from Head Coach Marco Koolman


I hope everyone is healthy and safe as we look to close out the fall and prepare for the winter season.

 As the world deals with a ‘new normal’, our fall season here at Holy Cross has been no different, with most of our staff and players working and studying from home. We have had to get used to being separated and having meetings and ‘practices’ held remotely rather than in-person. The geographical diversity of our squad has shown how different countries are handling the pandemic across the globe but the one unifying constant is our desire to return back to campus in order to retain some degree of normalcy. Once this return to a safe campus has been approved we look forward to welcoming back the interactions between students and staff and, most importantly, look forward to our return to the familiar environment of learning on campus, in the classroom and on the soccer field. At this moment in time, our players are participating in community service activities, from building a home in Vermont working with Habitat for Humanity to helping with soccer clinics in the local clubs.

The largest question ahead of us is when and in what fashion will we be able to return to school after winter break. I know that Fr. Boroughs and his staff have been working diligently to make a return to school a reality. In the athletic department, the senior staff has been looking at ways to create a safe and healthy environment for all of us. The hope is that all fall sports will be able to have a season in the spring along with all the spring sports. It would be a great opportunity for all of our seniors to have the opportunity to end their playing career at Holy Cross on the soccer field.

Looking ahead into 2021, I will be adding a new assistant coach to our staff. Mark Waterman was offered a position as the lead assistant coach at Tufts University and accepted the position in June of this year. Mark put in lots of time and energy over the last three years and this is a well-deserved step up for him. We wish him the best of luck. Once we have hired our new assistant coach an announcement will be forthcoming.

On the recruiting front, things have changed slightly. We have a number of freshmen who decided to defer their enrollment until the fall of 2021. This means that the roster will be very young and diverse come August. For our freshmen that enrolled this fall, the spring season will put them at a great advantage when they are able to play matches and get a first-hand taste of what college will be all about. It will prepare them well for what they can expect in the fall season. Whilst the global pandemic has made the world seem a smaller, more contained space, we look forward to welcoming students from places as far afield as New Zealand, Singapore, and the United Arab Emirates. We feel that this an example of the far-reaching diversity the school looks to stimulate.

Through these uncertain times, I am always amazed to see our alumni and friends of the program finding time to check in to see how everyone is doing. This support gives a heartwarming feeling and it shows how everyone who bleeds purple finds ways to stick together.

As soon as we have further details regarding the spring I will be sure to keep everyone updated. In the meantime, I hope everyone stays healthy and safe.

GO CROSS

Marco Koolman

Head Coach Men's Soccer

1208 days ago by Sarah Phipps

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