Ice Hockey AA
2018-2019 Ice Hockey
2016 MAGHL Champions!
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Co-Head CoachCoach Jay has played ice hockey since childhood and has been coaching hockey for seven years. He has been on the AHC hockey staff since their inaugural season in 2011-2012. He also coached five seasons at the Chevy Chase Club ranging from instructional hockey (5-8 year olds) to Bantam level (13-14). He is a USA Hockey Level 3 certified coach. In addition to hockey, Coach Jay also coached boys and girls soccer as well as softball in the Washington Archdiocese CYO leagues for 8 seasons. His daughter, Mary Beth, graduated from AHC with the class of 2014 and was also a member of the team for three seasons.
Coach Kennedy has played ice hockey since he was a kid. He has coached ice hockey on and off since 1984, working with both club and high school programs. Coach Kennedy has been on the AHC hockey staff since their inaugural season in 2011-2012 and is a USA Hockey Level 3 certified coach. He has worked in the past at national camps for USA Hockey and also coaches with the Montgomery Cheetahs a local special needs ice hockey program. Coach Kennedy has two daughters who have or are attending AHC still. Emily ’15, played on the ice hockey team during her time at Holy Cross and Alexandra ’17 rides on the equestrian team.
Coach Fay grew up in Weymouth, Mass playing youth and high school hockey. He began coaching in 1998 and has coached at all youth hockey levels including six years in travel programs. In 2003 Coach Fay started the Northwest High School Team and merged it with Seneca Valley High School in 2004 under the provisional team name of Germantown. In 2005 he began assistant coaching at Our Lady of Good Counsel High School and was head coach from 2006-2010. Coach Fay is certified as a Level 4 coach with USA Hockey and has completed midget level modules for both boys and girls. Coach Fay’s daughter Catherine is a freshman at AHC and participates with the team.
Assistant CoachCoach Haywood is just a Hockey Dad. He’s fortunate that his daughter’s have caught the hockey bug, and gets to spend time on the ice with Sophie (Class of 2016) and Betsy (Class of 2018), and future Tartan Amelia (Class of 2022). Coach Haywood joined the AHC Ice Hockey Coaching Staff in 2012, and has focused his coaching skills on the developmental aspects of the game with the beginning players. In addition to his coaching duties at the Academy, he also assists the Younger Girls program through the Montgomery Youth Hockey Association.
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.
Tartan: Ella Burke '22
MVP: Sallee D'Albora '21 and Victoria Macdonald '21
Most Improved: Tess Gardner '22
Unsung Leadershp: Cheyenne DeGross '22
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