Posts Tagged ‘athletics’

Valentine’s Day Reading and Crafting in the Community

February 14th, 2015 by Evangelia Stefanakos

Five student athletes, coordinated through the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC), spent their Valentine’s Day reading children’s books about Clifford the Big Red Dog, and making arts and crafts with young children. Through the event — which was sponsored by Edward Street Child Services and held at Rotmans Furniture and Carpet Store — the volunteers from the women’s field hockey team helped to promote child literacy.

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Kathryn Cronin ’16 reads to children from the Worcester community alongside Clifford the Big Red Dog.

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(from left to right) Lauren Sutherland ’17, Gabriella Smith ’17, Kathryn Nutting ’17, Audra Kinney ’17, and Kathryn Cronin ’16
Photographs by Rose Hayes, director of special projects at Edward Street Child Services

Hart Center Gets New Sound System

October 29th, 2014 by Jessica McCaughey

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DGI Technologies and Major Theatre Equipment Corp. install a new sound system in the basketball arena at the Hart Center. The new Bose Room Match system was engineered specifically for the Hart Center to provide leading edge audio for all events in the building.

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Photos by John Buckingham

Keeping the Grounds Looking Spiffy

October 17th, 2014 by Nikolas Markantonatos

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Kevin Blanchard, of the Grounds department, paints the athletics logo onto the Linda Johnson Smith Soccer Stadium.

Photography by Tom Rettig

First Game Spirit!

September 29th, 2014 by smorriss

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Leah and Sarah Kilby, the daughters of Kate Kilby in Holy Cross Human Resources, and Kaeleigh and Maeve Sullivan, the daughters of Brenda Hounsell Sullivan in Student Affairs, brought their pint-sized purple pride to the first home football game of the season. The Crusaders bested Morgan State 29-26.

Holy Cross Students Help at Worcester’s Day of Play

June 16th, 2014 by evstef14

On June 14, members of the Holy Cross football team helped set up Worcester’s Day of Play. Held at Elm Park, the annual event is designed to engage children (ages 3 to 10) in various forms of “play,” and to highlight the importance of playing by offering a vast range of activities for kids—everything from building rockets to performing in a play. Holy Cross student, Caroline McCabe ’15, was also at the event, having interned with Day of Play for the summer.

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Six Honored During Fifth Annual Women’s Appreciation Banquet

March 20th, 2014 by Nikolas Markantonatos

The Brother to Brother Committee and the Black Student Union honored six at the fifth annual Women’s Appreciation Banquet celebrating Women’s History Month in Hogan 401.

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Honorees were, front row, from left, Virginia Coakley, assistant chaplain and director of Protestant and ALANA (African-American, Latin American, Asian-American, and Native American) ministries; Rose Marie Caranci, administrative assistant for the Office of Multicultural Education and the Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards; Sue Finne, administrative assistant for Residence Life and Housing; and Amy Murphy, director of the Career Planning Center. Mary Hobgood, associate professor of religious studies, and Ann Zelesky, associate director of athletics, were also honored but were not in attendance. Members of the Brother to Brother Committee stand behind the honorees. They are, from left, Irvin Scott ’14, Gary Acquah ’14, Anthony Russo ’14, Aaron Jackson’14, and Darien Henry ’14.

 

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“The purpose of the event is simply to give back to the women who have been consistent role models, leaders and true dedicated supporters of and for the Holy Cross comunity over the years. Students from multiple multicultural student organizations and registered student organizations voted to elect recipients who impact them in a professional and personal way,” said Henry, a member of the committee, who is seen here with Murphy.

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Roses were distributed to all women in attendance.

Photography by Darien Henry ’14

 

Chicago-area Alumni Cheer on the Men’s Basketball Team

March 19th, 2014 by csteuer

Phil Beans ’13, a former captain of the College of the Holy Cross men’s basketball team, organized a viewing party at the Hidden Shamrock in Chicago to watch the men’s basketball team take on American in the Patriot League semifinal tournament game.

Even thought the men’s team didn’t win the game, more than 25 Chicago-area alumni donned their purple to come out for the event. “Everyone had fun and even though we couldn’t pull out the win, I think everyone wants to make this a yearly event,” said Beans.


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Photographer is Janet Mesic Mackie

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Crusader Fans Tackle Tasty Tailgating

October 7th, 2013 by smorriss

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Alumni, parents and students mixed and mingled at the 2013 Homecoming events, including tailgating on Fitton Baseball Field before the HC v Harvard game.

Photograph by Joao Vickttor De Carvalho ’15

“Littles” Have a Blast at Field Day

May 7th, 2013 by smorriss

Over the years, hundreds if not thousands of Worcester-area children have been paired with Holy Cross students through Big Brothers/Big Sisters. The “Bigs” have fun adventures and get togethers with their “Littles” each week, and in the spring, they let loose at the annual Field Day in (where else?) the Fieldhouse.

On Field Day, the “Littles,” including Valentina, (above) shown here with her Big Sister, volleyball player Dana Weston ’15 from Canton, Mass., get to shoot hoops and play other games, hang out, and make crafts…plus lunch and ice cream!

Lacrosse player Jamie Ward ’15 of Glen Rock, N.J., gives his “Little,” Jayden a lift (above).

(Above) Gary Acquah ’14, a defensive lineman for Crusader football from The Bronx, N.Y., says he and his “Little,” Fernando, both enjoyed going to see the Celtics play over the winter.  Fernando’s goal? “He wants to play basketball one day for Holy Cross,” Acquah says.

“Little” Damien (above) was wicked excited about getting the cones set up for a relay game with his “Big,” lacrosse player Tommy Shannon’16 of Andover, Mass.

Rowing Teams Dedicate Boat to Athletics Chaplain Fr. Kuzniewski

April 6th, 2013 by Nikolas Markantonatos

The Holy Cross men’s and women’s rowing teams dedicate a new boat in honor of Rev. Anthony Kuzniewski, S.J., professor of history and athletics chaplain, at a ceremony at the Donahue Rowing Center at Lake Quinsigamond. The teams recognized his long service as athletics chaplain, his devotion to Holy Cross and its student-athletes.


Rev. John Savard, S.J., rector of the Jesuit community, and Rev. James Hayes, S.J., associate chaplain for mission (not pictured), bless the boat.


Fr. K, as he is affectionately called by members of the Holy Cross community, christened the boat with holy water.

Fr. K stands next to the boat that bears his name. Alumni and friends of the team were in attendance.

Photography by Ed O’Donnell