During a special virtual assembly on Wednesday, November 11, Holy Cross recognized four Class of 2021 athletes who have committed to play sports at NCAA Division 1 colleges. During the event that was livestreamed on the Holy Cross YouTube channel, Athletic Director Dena Rapoport shared details about each of the athletes. Ms. Rapoport noted that only just over 12% of high school lacrosse players go on to play women's college lacrosse and only 3% are offered a roster spot at one of the 115 Division 1 programs. In girls swimming, 7.6% of high schoolers went on to swim in college. In field hockey, 10.1% of all high school players go on to play in college, with just under 3% playing at Division 1 schools.
Kathleen Cosgrove ’21 is committed to swim at Northeastern University. She was awarded MVP for the Holy Cross Swim Team in 2018 and 2020. For the 2019-20 season Kate was named to the 2020 Washington Post All-Metropolitan team. During the 2017-18 season, Kate first etched her name into the school record books, as she is #1 all time in the 100-meter Butterfly.
London Downing ’21 is committed to play Lacrosse at Delaware State University. London has played on the Varsity Lacrosse team for three years at Holy Cross and is looking forward to her senior season later this spring. She has been a great contributor and had eight statistics recorded during the 2019 season.
Samantha Lipka ’21 is committed to play Lacrosse at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Sam has played on the Varsity Lacrosse team for three years at Holy Cross and is looking forward to her senior season later this spring. In 2019 Sam was awarded WCAC Honorable Mention. As a freshman she led Holy Cross in Assists, and her sophomore year she led the conference in Assists.
Piper Sullivan ’21 is committed to play Field Hockey at Towson University. In 2019 she was named to a WCAC Honorable Mention and was ranked #1 in total saves. In 2018 she was named WCAC second team Goalkeeper. She is also ranked #6 nationally in saves on her club team.