Crusaders Women's Basketball BIO
Megan Swords
Player Profile:
Megan Swords 2591843
Position: Center
Height: 6'3"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Glen Rock, N.J.
High School: Immaculate Heart Academy

High School:

  • Played three seasons of varsity basketball at Immaculate Heart Academy in Washington Township, N.J. under head coach Steve Silver
  • Helped lead team to Bergen County Championship during 2013-2014 season
  • Also played three seasons of varsity tennis and varsity track & field at Immaculate Heart Academy
  • Played club basketball for the NJ Sparks under head coach Keith Gilchrist
  • Led club team to the USJN Nike National Championship in 2013


  • Daughter of Kevin and Pamela Swords
  • Has two brothers (Jack and Michael) and one sister (Grace)
  • Father played rugby at Holy Cross (Class of 1982) and is in the Varsity Club Hall of Fame
  • Father also was a captain of the USA Eagles International Rugby Team and was inducted into the United States Rugby Federation Hall of Fame in 2014
  • Great Uncle, Rev. Raymond J. Swords, graduated from Holy Cross (Class of 1930) and served as the President of the College from 1960-1970
  • Great-Grandfather, John G. O’Connor, played football at Holy Cross (Class of 1918)
  • Grandfather, John P. Swords, graduated from Holy Cross (Class of 1943)
  • Uncles, Brian R. Swords (Class of 1974), John M. Swords (Class of 1976) and Brendan J. Swords (Class of 1983) all graduated from Holy Cross and played on rugby team
  • First cousin, Tiarnan Doherty (Class of 2015), was on Holy Cross men’s rowing team
  • Cousins, Kyleen and Bridget Swords, and Caitlin and Alison Padick, currently attend Holy Cross
  • Has not yet declared a major
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