Joe Giorgio Sean Herbert Nick Cabets

TEAM: Holy Cross Crusaders

COLORS: Green, Black & Silver

COACH: Joe Giorgio,  1st Season

PIAA: Class 1A

2021 CONFERENCE: LFC Division IV

2020 RECORD: 0-5 (0-4 in conference)

RECORD LAST FIVE SEASONS: 2-33

STADIUM: Msgr. Crotti Field

OFFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 10

DEFENSIVE STARTERS RETURNING: 10

OFFENSIVE SCHEME: Pro

DEFENSIVE SCHEME: 4-4

2021 PREVIEW

A new coach brings new hope to a team that graduated zero seniors from the 2020 squad. The Crusaders haven’t won a game since 2018 when they won back-to-back games in Weeks 1 and 2. Since then, they did not field a team in 2019 and went through a pandemic last season with everyone else. But there is optimism for 2021 with a bigger roster and lots of experience.

Nate Cobley will be the new quarterback this season. Logan Tierney and Gavyn Grems both have experience at running back while Cameron Moczulski is a returning starter at fullback. Fred Strein will be the backup. Last year’s quarterback Sean Herbert moves to wide receiver with returning starter Connor Art. Zach Luciani also got playing time last year. Tyler Moncinelli and Brandon Art will provide depth at the position. The tight end will be a new starter with Nick Cabets, Jonathan Jones, and Bobby Staples in the mix.

All five offensive lineman return. Chris Petrucci is the left tackle and Cody Schoonover is at left guard. Pio Tanana is the center and right side consists of Cabets at guard and Andrew Naim at tackle. Matt Tucker, Zach Minnich, and Gyrpreet Lahl will provide depth up front.

On defense, Cabets and Staples are returning starters at end and Tanana and Schoonover are back at the tackles. Tierney is the leader of the defense at linebacker and will be paired with Grems outside. Strein and Minnick are the new inside linebackers. Connor Art and Luciani return at cornerback and Herbert is back at safety. Brandon Art, Moncinelli and Cobley will provide depth in the secondary.

Naim will handle place kicking duties with Cobley the punter. Cabets will be the long snapper.

QUOTE FROM COACH GIORGIO: Last year we were very young and inexperienced. We hope to take the experience we gained last year and translate it into a more competitive team this year.

2021 Holy Cross Roster

#PlayerPositionWeightHeight2021 Grade
Vince JonesDB, WR1405'119
1Jonathan JonesDB, WR1706'011
2Zach LucianiDB, WR1555'1112
2Kyle CortazarDB, QB1655'99
2Nate CobleyDB, QB1655'912
11Sean HerbertDB, WR1656'212
12Connor ArtDB, WR1405'1010
19Brandon ArtDB, WR1355'810
20Tyler MoncinelliDB, WR1455'812
20Jacob VillanoDB, WR1605'79
22Cameron MoczulskiLB, RB1605'812
23Logan TierneyLB, RB1956'111
24Bobby StaplesDL, TE1906'311
25Fred StreinLB, RB1856'011
26Gavyn GremsLB, RB1805'1012
33Israel SolomonDB, WR1405'79
35Will KittrellWR---
36Kevin WhelanDB, WR1505'1010
51Pio TananaDL, OL2656'011
53Trent ManciniDL, OL2355'89
54Zach MinichDL, OL2105'1010
54Cody SchoonoverDL, OL2006'011
55Nick CabetsDL, OL1956'112
60Gurpreet LahlDL, OL2005'1112
63John ElkoLB, OL2156'09
68Matt TuckerDL, OL2555'1112
73Chris PetrucciDL, OL2606'210
77Andrew NaimDL, OL2605'1011