Run until you can’t feel your legs—and then keep going. Spike it through the floor. Smash a forehand down the line. Turn a single into a double. Net the game-winner. Drop time on your butterfly. Sink a pressure putt. Take a charge. Make the save. Play. Like a girl.
On 28 athletic teams across 17 sports, our Tartans compete against the best talent in the region—and they win. Volleyball holds six straight conference championships. Our ice hockey team won the 2016 championship at the Verizon Center, home of the Washington Capitals. And the lacrosse program has been ranked as high as 4th nationally by Lacrosse Magazine. Thanks to our premier athletic fields, top competition and enthusiastic coaches, Tartan alumnae excel in collegiate sports—from national powerhouses like Maryland, Michigan, Florida and UCLA to smaller Division III programs around the country.
Holy Cross Tartans hold themselves to a high standard in competition—both in effort and character. Coaches, players and athletic directors at competitor schools repeatedly mention our girls’ class and sportsmanship toward the opposition. But that doesn’t mean they don’t win.
Our new synthetic, all-weather turf field opened in 2015, providing our girls the opportunity to compete on college-level facilities.
Class of 2021 NCAA Athletes
Kathleen Cosgrove '21 (Swimming - Northeastern)
London Downing '21 (Lacrosse - Delaware State U.)
Samantha Lipka '21 (Lacrosse - U of Colorado)
Madeline Sawyer ’21 (Cross Country - Roanoke)
Piper Sullivan '21 (Field Hockey - Towson U.)
Hanna Williams ’21 (Rowing - Canisius College)
WCAC All-Conference Recognition 2019-2020
First Team: Riley Parchment ’20, Alejandra Serrano ’20
Second Team: Hannah Sherman ’22
Honorable Mention: Jaqueline Bardin ’22, Julianna Gray ’22
Second Team: Olivia Madaras ’20 (Midfield), McKhaye O'Boyle ’20 (Defender)
Honorable Mention: Meredith Brendel ’20, Elisa Terman ’20, Ana Natale ’23
First Team: Bridget Fry ’20 (Midfield)
Honorable Mention: Samantha Lipka ’21, Ophelia Hyde ’21, Piper Sullivan ’21
First Team–#6 Singles Champion: Erin Dougherty ’22
Honorable Mention: Kathryn Myers ’21 (#2 Doubles), Christine Welton ’21 (#2 Doubles, #4 Singles)
Honorable Mention: Sienna DeGross ’20, Cassidy Mahaney ’23
First Team: Sullivan Martin ’21 (Defense)
Second Team: Isabella Fontana ’20 (Forward)
Honorable Mention: Eleanor Brault ’23, Grace Kelly ’22, Fiona Sheridan ’20