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.
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.
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.
Championships & Personal Achievements
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
First Team: Colleen Carey
CROSS COUNTRY ALL-STARS
Second Team: Summer Reinhoel and Julia Viglucci
First Team: Bridget Burke
Second Team: Anna Nichols
Honorable Mention: Emma Fogarty
Riley Schmitz placed top 16 in the state, finishing second in sectionals.
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
Anna Wasula: Sectional Champion in the shot put
Maggie Seymour ’23: Colonial Council Champion in the high jump
Second team: Ryan Carroll, Sophia Bologna
Honorable Mention: Lauren Murray
Sophia Bologna scored her 1000th point this season.
Maggie Seymour ’24: League Champion in the High jump
4×800 meter 3rd place
4×100 meter 3rd place