Holy Cross Sophomore Recognized for Soccer and Academic Successes

Arno Rupp ’18, a forward on the College of the Holy Cross men’s soccer team, was recently recognized for his accomplishments on and off the field, according to an article by Goholycross.com.

Rupp, who is from Wolfsberg, Austria, knows five languages, including French, Latin and Italian, the article says. He is also currently taking Russian at the College.

“Being able to communicate with people helps to understand cultures, be open minded, and allows you to get a different perspective. It is always fun to try a different language, “said Rupp, who is double majoring in mathematics and economics.

According to the article, Rupp is a two-time member of the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll and is currently second on the team in goals and points. He explained, however, that individual success does not matter without team success.

“You could score the most goals out of everyone, but if your team does not perform well, it doesn’t matter,” said Rupp. “We focus on the team aspect over the individual aspect. That’s what makes us strong on the field.”

Read the full article on goholycross.com

This “Holy Cross in the News” item by Kelsey Littlefield ’17.