Volleyball - Varsity

2018-2019 Varsity Team

WCAC Champions 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017!

Record: 12-3
League Record: 11-3


# Name Class
4 Jacqueline Bardin 2022
14 Addison Bounds 2022
1 Nicole Dao 2019
5 Elizabeth Downey 2021
22 Madelijn Ewers 2019
11 Julianna Gray 2022
6 Elizabeth Itskovich 2022
8 Sydney Nolan 2022
2 Ifeoma Okwara 2019
15 Riley Parchment 2020
23 Margaux Ryan 2019
10 Alejandra Serrano 2020
21 Hannah Sherman 2022
7 Eleasa Woodson 2019


  • Head Coach

    Dave Geiser is entering his 10thy year as the Varsity Volleyball coach (and 1st year as the Freshman Volleyball coach). He led the Tartans to WCAC conference championships in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Coach geyser played volleyball at Cornell University and competed in USA Volleyball at the A/AA level for many years. He in the U12 Coordinator for the Montgomery Village Sports Association (MVSA) Volleyball Club and is certified under the USA Volleyball Coaching Accreditation Program. Coach Geiser has coached club volleyball for 15 years at the U12, U13, U14, and U15 age groups and taken 8 teams to compete in the USAV Junior Nationals. Coach Geiser is entering his 3rd year as a teacher in the Science Department at The Academy of the Holy Cross!

  • Assistant Coach

    Coach Kim Van Lowe is entering her 5th year at AHC. Coach Van Lowe spent her first two years as the JV Volleyball Head Coach and now serves as an Assistant Varsity Coach. The JV team finished 13-5 in 2014 and 12-6 in 2015. Coach Van Lowe played volleyball for the Montgomery Village Sports Association (MVSA) Volleyball Club for ten years starting at the age of 8. She also played for the Watkins Mill High School varsity team for four years. Coach Van Lowe has previous coaching experience with MVSA and has worked in a number of volleyball camps and clinics. She is currently pursuing her Health Information Management degree. During the day Coach Van Lowe works at Pivot Physical Therapy.

  • Kristen is a Holy Cross alumna and graduated in 2014, where she played on the 2012 and 2013 championship volleyball teams. She then played college volleyball at the University of New England and was the starting setter for four years. Her coaching experience includes Holy Cross volleyball camps and club volleyball in Maine. When Kristen is not coaching, she works for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Engineering Division as an Oceanographic Data Specialist.


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Winter Sports Recognition

On Thursday, March 7, Holy Cross recognized athletes who played on winter sports teams. Each coach presented Most Valuable Player, Most Improved Player, and Tartan awards during the main program and gave individual recognitions in breakout gatherings. Holy Cross especially recognized Coach Kyran Kennedy, who built the Ice Hockey program at Holy Cross beginning in 2011. Athletic Director Dena Rapoport noted that 272 Holy Cross girls have played on the Ice Hockey team. In 2016 the Ice Hockey team won the MAGHL and this year the team took second place in the inaugural WCAC Ice Hockey Championship.

JV Basketball
Tartan: Ella Burke '22
MVP: Sallee D'Albora '21 and Victoria Macdonald '21
Most Improved: Tess Gardner '22
Unsung Leadershp: Cheyenne DeGross '22

Varsity Basketball
Tartan: Sienna DeGross '20
MVP: Bria Fuller '19
Most Improved: Michelle Gawlick '22
MVP Offense: Laila Grant '19

WCAC All-Conference Basketball
Second Team: Bria Fuller '19
Honorable Mention: Laila Grant '19

Tartan: Paula Coate '20
MVP: Abigail Gehres '21
Most Improved: Joelle Packard '20

Ice Hockey A
Tartan: Kathryn Gagolin '20
MVP Offense: Allie Lawson '21
MVP Defense: Isabelle Mitchell '20
Most Improved: Aspen Weber '20

Ice Hockey AA
Tartan: Grace O'Connor '29
MVP Offense: Leah McNamara '29
MVP Defense: Emily Clark ' 19, Claire Coyle '19
Most Improved: Fiona Sheridan '20

WCAC All-Conference Ice Hockey
First team: Leah McNamara '19
Second team: Claire Coyle '19, Isabella Fontana '20, Grace O'Connor '19

Tartan: Daniella Balumuene '19
MVP: Morgan Lewis '19
Most Improved: Josephine De La Oliva '19

Swim & Dive
Tartan: Samantha Hermans '20
MVP: Kaila Burgess '20
Most Improved: Sophia Costa '21

Indoor Track & Field
Tartan: Catherine Hunt-Neu '20
MVP: Kierra Marshall '20
Most Improved: Bridget Junghans '22

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