Football - Mon, Mar. 21, 2005
CHICAGO - Head coach Mike Feminis and the Saint Xavier University football team strengthened its 2005 roster with the recent addition of three prep standouts from Brother Rice High School in Chicago when the trio signed letters of intent to continue their academic and athletic careers as Cougars at SXU. Matt McGinnis (wide receiver), Dan Blake (defensive line) and David Hasty (defensive back) were all coached by Steve Nye during their high school careers at Brother Rice.

"All three of these guys are what I would call ‘program' kids," said Feminis. "I don't know if any of them will be stars at the collegiate level, but they are all hard workers and experienced great success at Brother Rice High School. Matt, Dan and David are winners and we are happy to have them in the Cougar football program."

Saint Xavier finished the 2004 campaign with an overall record of 7-4 for its fifth straight winning season. The Cougars finished in a tie for second place with Trinity International University (Ill.) in the Mid-States Football Association (MSFA) Midwest League with a 5-2 mark. SXU also ended the season rated No. 23 nationally in the final 2004 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Football Ratings. It is the fourth straight year the Cougars have finished the season rated in the NAIA's top 25.