Student-athletes from the graduating senior class
Student-athletes from the graduating senior class

Graduating Student-Athletes Celebrated At Commencement Exercises

Holy Cross Athletics   05-25-2018

The 2017-2018 school year came to a close on Friday, May 25, with Holy Cross celebrating its 172nd Commencement Exercises at the DCU Center in downtown Worcester. Numerous student-athletes received their bachelor's degrees as part of the day's events, before celebrating with their families, friends, teammates and coaches.

Emmy and Peabody Award-winning journalist Michele Norris, longtime NPR host, founder of The Race Card Project and executive director of The Bridge, addressed this year’s graduates during the Commencement ceremonies. In addition, honorary degrees were awarded to David P. Ryan, M.D. '88 (chief of the division of hematology and oncology at the Massachusetts General Hospital) and Ellen S. Dunlap (president of the American Antiquarian Society).

Listed below are the student-athletes who graduated with honors.

Summa Cum Laude
Katie Doherty, Women’s Basketball
Caitlin Harty, Women’s Soccer
Hannah Jeter, Women’s Cross Country / Track & Field
Dan McLoughlin, Men’s Track & Field

Magna Cum Laude
Ryan Ferrill, Men’s Ice Hockey
Alanna Hitscherich, Women’s Track & Field
Haley Leishman, Women’s Cross Country / Track & Field
Maura Mullaney, Women’s Swimming & Diving
Kelly O'Halloran, Women’s Track & Field
Arno Rupp, Men’s Soccer
Dan Vucovich, Baseball
Tori Zamarra, Women’s Track & Field

Cum Laude
Meghan Dietter, Women’s Track & Field
Katie Heenan, Women’s Track & Field
Thomas Kalantzakos, Men’s Track & Field
Hayden Kucharski, Men’s Swimming & Diving
Zoe Matherne, Women’s Cross Country / Track & Field
Stefanie McArdle, Women’s Track & Field
Mandy McCarthy, Softball
Taylor Moss, Softball
Brett Mulcahy, Men’s Ice Hockey
Jack Parsons, Men’s Ice Hockey
Carly Priest, Women’s Swimming & Diving
Jayke Simsheuser, Football
Jessica Stietzel, Women’s Track & Field
Annie Sullivan, Women’s Cross Country / Track & Field
A.J. Wells, Football
Savannah Young, Softball

Some members of the graduating senior class told us what the last four years at Holy Cross have meant to them. Here are their thoughts.



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