Emily Ryan, Grace McCrery, Madison Kelly, and Kelly Horning
sign letters to play DI sports in college.
Four Class of 2017 student athletes participated in the National Letter of Intent day on Wednesday, November 16, by officially signing to play sports at NCAA Division I colleges. The entire school gathered for a special ceremony attended by the students’ coaches and family members as well.
Kelly Horning ’17 has signed to play Division I Lacrosse at Fairfield University next year. Kelly has been a dedicated player on the Holy Cross Varsity Lacrosse team in years on the team. Besides playing Lacrosse at Holy Cross, Kelly also plays for a local area club team. In her spare time, Kelly has also been a volunteer lacrosse coach for both the Winners Lacrosse program and the Potomac Power team. Kelly is ecstatic to be playing as a Stag next year!
Madison Kelly ’17 has signed to Swim at the Division I level at Saint Louis University next year. She has been on the Academy’s Swim and Dive team since she was a freshman and was named MVP in her freshman year. In her sophomore year, Madison helped lead the team to an impressive second place overall finish in the Washington Metropolitan Private School Swimming and Diving League Championships and second place in the National Catholic Championship; Madison individually finished second in the 500 Free. Madison has led the team as captain as well. She also is a volunteer coach outside of school for the Manor Country Club. Madison is thrilled to be a part of the team as a Biliken next year!
Grace McCrery ’17 has signed to play Division I Lacrosse at Old Dominion University (ODU). Grace has been a member of the Holy Cross Varsity Lacrosse team since her freshman year and has been a strong attack player on the team. In her junior year, Grace was named to the 2016 WCAC All-Conference Third Team. Grace is looking forward to playing lacrosse at ODU next year and being a member of the “Big Blue” community!
Emily Ryan ’17 has signed to play Division I Volleyball at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Emily has been a member of the Academy’s Varsity Volleyball team since her freshman year and helped lead the team to four consecutive WCAC Championships in her time here. She was the captain of the team this year. Emily has earned many accolades in her career in volleyball including WCAC All-Conference First and Third Teams, honorable mention in the All-Met honors and Prep Volleyball’s Top 50 Juniors. Recently, Emily was named MaxPreps Player of the Week, an honor she also received in her junior year. Emily is looking forward to being a part of the Bruins community next year!
In April, Holy Cross will hold a second Signing Ceremony to honor all additional DI, DII and DIII commits.
DI Athletes with family members, coaches, and
Athletic Director Lisa Schrader