The Halo Newsletter has an athlete of the month for every month. Last month we went a different direction and honored the lacrosse team in this section. For this month‟s issue, we decided to choose an athlete of the year.
As we conclude our athletic newsletter for the 2009-10 year we would like to honor an athlete of the year. However, in our deliberation we could not only choose one. So, we decided on two athletes of the year because both of these outstanding athletes were recognized not only by the coaches but by the players as well for having a great season.
The Halo Newsletter is proud to announce both Brad Kendall (Granger, IN) and Danny Leicht (Indianapolis, IN) as our athletes of the year. Both were not only were great as athletes but also in the classroom, receiving excellent GPAs.
Brad Kendall, a sophomore at Holy Cross and played on the men‟s basketball team. As a guard he worked hard for himself and the team. A memorable moment in Brad‟s season this past year would be on November 13th, against Marian University at the Bethel College Tournament. This was the first game of the tournament and the Saints were the underdogs. At the end of the game, Justin Breveard drove the ball for a layup but missed it. Kendall was there to tip the rebound in with .1 seconds left. The Saints captured their first victory of the season 73-71.
Kendall reached a season high against Robert Morris scoring 22 points. Against Cornerstone University, he captured 10 rebounds. His ability to show great guidance for the team was portrayed on and off the court. Brad was among one of the team leaders for assists and steals with 57 and 31 respectively. He also was awarded CCAC honorable mention.
Danny Leicht, a freshman at Holy Cross, played on the men‟s baseball team. He did a great job on the team with a fielding percentage just short of .970, a batting average just under .300 for the season, his on-base percentage was very high, he was among the leaders in hits, runs, RBIs, and extra base hits, and he led the team in stolen bases.
"Because of the way he goes about business, he is respected and admired by his teammates and coaches," said Head Coach Tom Sutula. "I think the opportunity to reward a high level athlete who is also a high level scholar with the Athlete of the Year Award is what that award should be all about."
Great job this season to both of you!!