Athletics at Holy Names

It all started with basketball. In the decades that followed its invention in 1891 (just east of here in Springfield, Massachusetts), the sport took this school by storm. Today, athletics are a major part of this institution’s identity.

Our athletic programs teach students physical and mental skills, self-discipline, and sportsmanship while motivating athletes to strive for excellence. Experienced coaches prepare their teams for competition while helping individual athletes progress to the next level in their athletic development. We have an impressive record of championships, especially for a small school. We provide a supportive and competitive atmosphere so that our student-athletes flourish and grow, and we boast a higher level of involvement by students that is almost unmatched.

Ms. Teagan Waddingham

Athletic Director
Sage College - BS

Fall Sports Start Date: 8/26/24

Athletics Schedule
Hall of Fame Inductees
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Students at Academy of the Holy Names formed the school’s first Amateur Athletic Association (A.A.A.) in 1912, and through the middle part of the twentieth century (when athletics for women was discouraged nationally), sponsored one of only interscholastic competitions held at any girls’ school, anywhere, a semi-annual rivalry with its sister school in Rome, New York.

1913 Academy of the Holy Names Amateur Athletic Association

TODAY: nearly 3/4 of our students participate in one or more of the 12 athletic programs offered.

Academy of the Holy Names competes in the Colonial Council League with member schools of Section 2 of the NYSPHSAA (New York State Public High School Athletic Association).

Junior varsity and varsity sports teams are comprised of students in grades 9 through 12, with consideration offered select students in grades 7 and 8.* NYSPHSAA is the state-wide
organization of schools responsible for governing interscholastic athletic activities and programs for boys and girls in grades 7-12.

*According to NYSPHSSA rules for all schools, 6th-grade students are not allowed to compete on JV.

BASKETBALL

OUTDOOR TRACK

SWIMMING

CHEERLEADING

INDOOR TRACK

SOCCER

TENNIS

CROSS COUNTRY

LACROSSE

SOFTBALL

VOLLEYBALL

Championships & Personal Achievements

VARSITY VOLLEYBALL

Colonial Council Champions
Colonial Council MVP: Kylie McLaughlin
Colonial Council Offensive Player of the Year: Anna Wasula
Colonial Council Defensive Player of the Year: Abby LaPlante
First Team: Sofia Dohr, Nicole Decker

GOLF ALL-STARS

First Team: Colleen Carey

CROSS COUNTRY ALL-STARS

Second Team: Summer Reinhoel and Julia Viglucci

SOCCER ALL-STARS

First Team: Bridget Burke
Second Team: Anna Nichols
Honorable Mention: Emma Fogarty

TENNIS

Riley Schmitz placed top 16 in the state, finishing second in sectionals.

SWIM

Morgan Lawler ’23: broke every school record, she broke the Emma Willard pool record in the 200 freestyle, won the 200 freestyle at sectionals and came in second in the 100 fly, and qualified for states in four individual events

INDOOR TRACK

Anna Wasula: Sectional Champion in the shot put
Maggie Seymour ’23: Colonial Council Champion in the high jump

BASKETBALL

Second team: Ryan Carroll, Sophia Bologna
Honorable Mention: Lauren Murray
Sophia Bologna scored her 1000th point this season.

OUTDOOR TRACK

Morgan Brewer: 4th Place Colonial Council 400m, 3rd Place Section II 400m
Summer Reinoehl ’24: 2nd Place Colonial Council 1500m, 4th Place Section II 1500m
Maeve Joyce: 3rd Place Colonial Council 3000m, 5th Place Section II 3000m
4x400m Relay (Patsy Whalen, Morgan Brewer, Shaya Gerber, Logan Schlegel): 2nd Place Colonial Council, 3rd Place Section II
4x800m Relay (Ana Guerra, Lanie LaBoissiere, Julia Viglucci, Julia Lynch, Maeve Joyce): 2nd Place Colonial Council, 3rd Place Section II
Riley Sanford (Pole Vault): 3rd Place Colonial Council
Anna Wasula (Shot Put): 2nd Place Colonial Council
Georgia Boggs (Triple Jump): 2nd Place Colonial Council, 6th Place Section II; (Long Jump) 5th Place Colonial Council, 2nd Place Section II