Softball - Varsity
2019 Varsity Softball
Coach Neal Owens comes to Holy Cross with over 20 years of coaching experience in several different sports. He has been the Softball Coach at St. Jane deChantal Catholic School in Bethesda, MD where in 6 years of coaching, he compiled a record of 62-11, and won two CYO City Championships and his teams appeared in 4 straight City Titles games from 2013-2016. His team this past year was 14-0 and won by an average of 21-3. Coach Owens has also been Varsity Football Coach at Richard Montgomery High School and Albert Einstein High School. At RMHS, Coach Owens took over a program that had lost 30 games in a row and in his second season had them in playoff contention and the following year was voted by his fellow coaches as the Montgomery County 4A West Coach of the Year. Every one of his Varsity teams has earned the County Sportsmanship Award and he has helped send over 20 student athletes to the next level to compete in college.
Coach Owens has also coached track at Einstein and basketball over the years at DeChantal. He is currently the Commissioner of Softball for St. Jane’s and works very hard to make sure the girls have every opportunity available to them.
Currently, Coach Owens works for Montgomery County Public Schools at the Stephen Knolls School. He is married to former Tartan, Donna McIntyre Owens (1989) and is the brother of the late Mary Owens (1994). He has four daughters Anna (2020), Sarah (2022), Lily (2025) and Charlotte (2028).
Coach Owens believes in the FIVE F’s of sports: FUN, FUNDAMENTALS, FAMILY, FAITH and FIRE
Coach King grew up a competitive softball player. She played six years of travel softball and NCAA D II. She was ranked in the NCAA II top batting averages, team captain, and rookie of the year. Since then she has been coaching softball for 20 years at all levels from t-ball to travel and college.
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.