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Welcome New Soccer Coaches

Holy Cross welcomes Lance Van Winter as our Head Soccer Coach. Coach Van Winter is a Montgomery County native, who played and more recently coached at Walt Whitman High School. He has been involved in coaching recreational soccer for over 30 years, with MSI Classic and Maryland Rush Montgomery. Currently he is the Director of Operations for Arrington Training and Development.

We are also pleased to welcome back Jasmine Newman '14 as our JV Soccer Head Coach. She is a recent graduate from Methodist University, where she played soccer and earned several accolades, including leading her team to the USA South Conference Championship. Coach Newman has spent many of her recent summers gaining coaching experience with various club programs.

Welcome to Youri St. Jean as our Freshman Soccer Head Coach. A native of Haiti, Coach St. Jean played local high school soccer at Clarksburg High School and attended Salisbury University where he played on the club team. While at Salisbury he completed a one-year volunteer program with the Strength and Conditioning department, in pursuit of his degree in Exercise Science. He began his coaching career while in college, working with High Score Soccer, various club teams and most recently with Arrington Training and Development.

Walking in Moreau's Footsteps

Performing Arts Dance teacher Donna Reese ’77 traveled to Le Mans, France (the home of Blessed Basil Moreau, founder of the Holy Cross orders) in June to attend the weeklong International Session in Holy Cross Spirituality conducted by the Marianites of Holy Cross. The trip was attended by over 20 people who work in Holy Cross communities around the world. During the trip the pilgrims visited important places to Father Moreau, learning the history of his life and work. They also visited the shrine where Father Moreau is buried. Ms. Donna says of the trip, “I feel as if I have been blessed with many new friends who have shared a life-changing experience. Each day at the Academy we ask Blessed Basil Moreau and Saint André Bessette to pray for us. This has now taken on a whole new meaning for me.”

Olivia Scuderi '20 Named Montgomery County Fair Queen

Congratulations Olivia Scuderi '20, who has been named the 2019 2019 Montgomery County Agricultural Fair's Queen. She was selected based on her leadership, involvement in the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair (MCAF), 4-H and the community and her public speaking ability. This was Olivia's first time in the competition.

Olivia has volunteered with 4-H for 11 years and has been showing lambs since she was 4-years-old. She has been president of the Montgomery County 4H sheep and swine club for the last two years and is currently president of the Damascus Livestock group. She has been on the Maryland 4-H state council for three years and was recently this past year awarded the Montgomery County Animal Science award. Along with raising her lambs she sews with wool. Olivia has represented Maryland nationally at the National Make it with Wool contest and was winner of her class division at the North American International Livestock Exposition. Olivia has been the Montgomery county premier exhibitor in sheep for the past five years with her prize winning Southdown flock. Olivia got to participate last year in the first ever all-star showmanship competition at the Montgomery county fair and has been awarded Champion Senior clothing multiple times with her wool outfits.

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