Softball - Varsity

2019 Varsity Softball

Record: 0-5
League Record: 0-5


# Name Class
76 Grace Allston 2020
24 Caitlin Bendit 2020
23 Catherine Connolly 2020
25 Claire Coyle 2019
44 Cheyenne DeGross 2022
16 Madeline Doukouris 2019
33 Nora Gibson 2020
12 Emily Jacobs 2021
8 Annette Johnson 2020
17 Kyra King 2021
9 Allison McCord 2020
4 Anna Owens 2020
30 Kristen Puglisi 2020
11 Kylee Sanders 2021
14 Katherine Stach 2022
13 Gabriella Stewart 2021
3 Rose Weisgerber 2020


  • Head Coach

    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

  • Assistant Coach

    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.





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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