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Fall 2016

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Alyssa Trometter '08 (New York, N.Y.) Women's Rowing "Recollections of my time at Holy Cross include treks up to the Hart Center at 5 a.m. on brutally cold wintry mornings, memorable sunsets on Lake Quinsigamond, spring 'break' trips to Cocoa Beach, Fla., singing Mamie Reilly after regattas, and 2K erg tests that always proved unforgiving. These memories encapsulate only a small portion of the strength, discipline, and leadership skills I honed as a rower at Holy Cross. I give to Crusader Athletics because I wish to provide students with access to quality train- ing facilities, excellent coaches, and invaluable memories of years spent perfecting their skills in a sport they love." Benjamin Chelmow '14 (Franklin, Mass.) Swimming & Diving "In addition to making great friends and connections, my four seasons on the Swim Team taught me many skills transferrable to professional life. Most important was the ability to set a goal and work to- ward it. Swimming is a goal-driven sport, both at the team and individual level. Coaches Parenteau and Hennessey made sure that we set goals and worked toward them throughout the season. Today, I apply the same strategies with my manager in a business setting and am grateful for the learning experience from my coaches. That's why I give back to Crusader Athletics." Brian A. Cashman '77 (Litchfield, N.H.) Men's Lacrosse "My affection for Holy Cross is directly related to my affection for my classmates and teammates with whom I shared an extraordinary educational experience. Giving back is only natural to keep the long purple line going. I give to support the mission of Holy Cross, of course. I also give for the memories of being on the lacrosse field with the best nationally recognized goalie in the country who kept us in games that otherwise would have been very one-sided; his effort inspired us all. The spirit of being on a team at Holy Cross is irreplaceable. I am blessed to have been a small part of it." NONPROFIT ORG. U.S. Postage PAID Worcester, MA Permit No. 760 Find Us Phone: 508-793-2415 Email: Stay in touch with Crusader Athletics via social media Why I Give Office of Advancement College of the Holy Cross One College Street Worcester, Massachusetts 01610

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