May 21, 2010
Ron Perry Sr., the fabulous Holy Cross two-sport star of the 1950s and former HC athletic director, has watched his grandson, Matt Perry, play baseball for the Crusaders the last four years, just like he watched his son, the great Ronnie Perry, do the same from 1977-80, and that is with great pride.
Matt, the 2009 Patriot League Player of the Year, tops this year's team with a .398 batting average and has led the Crusaders to a place they've never been before - the Patriot League Tournament championship series this weekend. Matt has certainly carried on the Perry name at Holy Cross with distinction and class.
"Matt definitely had a lot of attention bestowed on him his first couple years here as a result of his family lineage," HC coach Greg DiCenzo said. "The last two years, the accolades he's received are a direct result of what he's accomplished as an athlete himself."
Matt holds the Holy Cross career records for at-bats, runs, hits, doubles and total bases - he broke his dad's mark in that category - and last year set single-season records for hits and total bases, again moving ahead of his father in both categories.
You can try, but you're not going to get Matt to talk about his personal feats. Like Ronnie, humility is one of Matt's greatest traits.
To read the complete article by Jennifer Toland of the Worcester (Mass.) Telegram & Gazette click here