2010-2011 Holy Cross Athletics Community Service Activities

At the College of the Holy Cross, the athletic department prides itself on giving back to the local community. Student-athletes, coaches and other members of the athletic staff participate in a variety of activities throughout the year.

Below is a listing of activities where Holy Cross athletic teams were involved in community service projects during the 2010-2011 school year.

Baseball

• 2010-11: Members of the team maintained their relationship with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.  
• 9/15/10: Members of the team volunteered for the United Way Day of Caring. 
• 9/26/10: Nate Koneski, Chris Kono and Matt Croglio took part in the Annual UMASS Walk for Cancer.  
• 10/5/10: Members of the team volunteered for Cures for Kids, a program a Holy Cross student set up with HC athletics to have teams adopt a child/children in an effort to spend time with less fortunate kids.
• 10/10/10: 2 players took part in Reading Day at Worcester Arts Magnet School.
• 10/13/10: 5 Members of the team volunteered for Catholic Charities, loading a truck of food at the Worcester County Food Bank and unloading it at a Worcester area pantry.  Photo Gallery  Recap in PDF Format 
• 11/12/10: Coach DiCenzo and 2 players took part in the RESPECT program at Burncoat High School.
• 1/13/11: Coaches DiCenzo and Kane volunteered for Catholic Charities, loading a truck of food at the Worcester County Food Bank and unloading it at a Worcester area pantry.  Photo Gallery  Recap in PDF Format
• 11/17/10: Coach DiCenzo and 2 players took part in the RESPECT program at Worcester South High School.
• 2/5/11:  Coach DiCenzo, his coaching staff and 4 players spent the afternoon working with the Cannonball Foundation, an organization with a mission to increase participation in the playing of baseball among youth in low-income urban communities.  This took place at Worcester's indoor batting facility, the Strike Zone.  Its specially designed programs provide baseball and leadership skill-building opportunities for players, parents and coaches that encourage them to sustain a connection to our national pastime.
• 2/9/11: Jack Laurendeau, Vaughn Hayward and Jake Lachance volunteered for Catholic Charities, loading a truck of food at the Worcester County Food Bank and unloading it at a Worcester area pantry.  Photo Gallery  Recap in PDF Format 

Men's Basketball

• 9/26/10: Members of the team took part in the Annual UMASS Walk for Cancer.
• Nov. 2010: Coaches Brown and Engelstad participated in Shots from the Heart, a project created by CollegeInsider.com to help raise awareness for the growing problem of heart disease. They will compete against other college basketball coaches from around the nation in a free throw shooting tournament, which will benefit the American Heart Association.
• 1/8/11: The team hosted their Annual Post-Game Autograph Session for the community.  Photo Gallery 
• 4/12/11: Dee Goens, Eric Obeysekere, Jordan Stevens and Phil Beans took part in Reading Day at Pakachoag School.  Photo Gallery  Recap in PDF Format 

Women's Basketball

• 9/26/10: Members of the team took part in the Annual UMASS Walk for Cancer.  
• 10/4/10: Coach Gibbons and members of the team hosted students from Claremont Academy by providing them with a campus tour and a basketball skills clinic.
• 10/9/10: Coach Gibbons and members of the team hosted students from Worcester East Middle School by providing them with a campus tour and a basketball skills clinic.
• 11/15/10: Coach Gibbons and 2 players took part in the RESPECT program at Doherty High School.
• 12/3/10: The team held a basketball clinic at Girls Inc.
• 12/4/10: The team hosted their Annual Post-Game Clinic for the community.  Photo Gallery 
• 12/10/10: Members of the team took part in the Benching for Breast Cancer event.
• 1/11/11: The team held their annual basketball game at the Mercy Centre.  Photo Gallery 
• 1/15/11: The team hosted their Annual Post-Game Autograph Session for the community.  Photo Gallery 
• 2/5/11: The team hosted a Pink Zone game to benefit breast cancer research. 
• 3/24/11: The team held a basketball clinic at the Mercy Centre.
• 3/26/11: Members of the team took part in the Annual Holy Cross Cares Day.
• 4/12/11: Coach Gibbons and 2 players took part in Reading Day at Julia Bancroft. 
• 4/14/11: Coach Gibbons and 2 players took part in Reading Day at Venerini Academy.

Cheerleading

• 2010-11: Members of the squad maintained their relationship with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.  
• 10/9/10: The squad helped run the Annual Pre-Game Kids’ Day Clinic prior to the football game.
• 12/10/10: Members of the squad took part in the Benching for Breast Cancer event.

Men's & Women's Cross Country / Track & Field

• 9/26/10: Members of the women’s team took part in the Annual UMASS Walk for Cancer.  Photo Gallery 
• 11/18/10: Paige Sutherland took part in the RESPECT program at Worcester Technical High School while Coach Kavanagh and Greg Liguori took part in the program at Worcester Technical High School.
• 3/18/11: Coach Alfonso took part in the RESPECT program at Worcester Technical High School.

Field Hockey

• 2010-11: Members of the team maintained their relationship with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.  
• 10/2/10: The team hosted a Pink Zone game to benefit breast cancer research. 
• 12/10/10: Members of the team took part in the Benching for Breast Cancer event.
• 2/5/11: Members of the team ran a clinic at the YWCA for National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
• 3/14/11: Coach Tucker, Jill Caffrey and Kelly Sotsky took part in the RESPECT program at Burncoat High School.
• 3/26/11: Members of the team took part in the Annual HC Cares Day cleaning up Cookson Park.  Photo Gallery 

Football

• 2010-11: Members of the team maintained their relationship with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.  
• 2010-2011: Members of the team took part in the Friends of Jaclyn’s Foundation.  This is a program where the team adopted Aaron Gray, a young fan with brain cancer.
• 2010-11: Members of the team took part in the after school programs at the Nativity School and local YMCA a few days a week throughout the school year.
• Fall ’10: Each Friday before a home game, members of the team visited various schools doing Trivia for Tickets to help get the community more involved with HC Football.
• 10/2/10: The team hosted a Pink Zone game and wore pink shoe laces in honor of breast cancer awareness. 
• 10/9/10: Members of the team hosted the Annual Pre-Game Kids’ Day Clinic.  Photo Gallery 
• 12/10/10: Members of the team took part in the Benching for Breast Cancer event.
• 3/26/11: Members of the team took part in the Annual Holy Cross Cares Day cleaning Cookson Park.  Photo Gallery
• 4/15/11: Members of the team held a bone marrow testing program in Kimball.

Men's & Women's Golf

• 2010-11: Members of both teams maintained their relationship with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.  
• 12/10/10: Members of both teams took part in the Benching for Breast Cancer event.

Men's Ice Hockey

• 2010-11: Members of the team took part in Crusaders for Kids, a big brother type of program set up by the players to bring inner city kids to other sporting events on campus as well as in the community.
• Fall ’10: Members of team took part in the Annual DEAFinitley Hockey Program, a Learn-to-Skate program on campus for deaf kids in the community.  
• 1/8/11: The team hosted their Annual Post-Game Autograph Session for the community.  Photo Gallery
• 2/5/11: The team hosted a Pink the Rink game to benefit breast cancer research.  Photo Gallery 
• 3/14/11: J.P. Martignetti, Matt Clune and Mark Williamson volunteered for Catholic Charities, loading a truck of food at the Worcester County Food Bank and unloading it at a Worcester area pantry.  Photo Gallery  Recap in PDF Format
• 4/11/11: J.P. Martignetti and Matt Celin volunteered for Catholic Charities, loading a truck of food at the Worcester County Food Bank and unloading it at a Worcester area pantry.  Photo Gallery  Recap in PDF Format

Women's Ice Hockey

 • Fall ’10: Members of team took part in the Annual DEAFinitley Hockey Program, a Learn-to-Skate program on campus for deaf kids in the community.  
• 9/26/10: Members of the team took part in the Annual UMASS Walk for Cancer.  
• 12/10/10: Members of the team took part in the Benching for Breast Cancer event.

Men's Lacrosse

• 2010-11: Members of the team maintained their relationship with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.  
• 10/10/10: Members of the team took part in the third annual Catamount Classic Lacrosse Tournament which raised more than $35,000 for testicular cancer research and care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

Women's Lacrosse

• 9/15/10: Caitie Shea and Annie Boylan volunteered for Catholic Charities, loading a truck of food at the Worcester County Food Bank and unloading it at a Worcester area pantry.  Photo Gallery  Recap in PDF Format
• 9/19/10: The team volunteered at the Open House event for Wings & Hooves.  Wings and Hooves Therapeutic Riding, Inc. aims to enhance the lives of individuals with physical, emotional, and developmental challenges by building confidence through equine-assisted activities and partnerships.  Photo Gallery 
• 10/13/10: Annie Boylan and Amy Martin volunteered for Catholic Charities, loading a truck of food at the Worcester County Food Bank and unloading it at a Worcester area pantry.  Photo Gallery  Recap in PDF Format
• 10/28/10: Annie Boylan, Kat Sutton and Catherine Furman volunteered for Catholic Charities, loading a truck of food at the Worcester County Food Bank and unloading it at a Worcester area pantry.  Photo Gallery  Recap in PDF Format
• 10/30/10: The team ran a Pink Zone lacrosse tournament for breast cancer awareness.
• 11/10/10: Annie Boylan, Kat Sutton and Kayla DiBari volunteered for Catholic Charities, loading a truck of food at the Worcester County Food Bank and unloading it at a Worcester area pantry.  Photo Gallery  Recap in PDF Format
• 11/17/10: Annie Boylan, Kat Sutton and Kayla DiBari volunteered for Catholic Charities, picking up 18 cases of turkeys and bags of onions and potatoes to help finish off the Thanksgiving Food Baskets for the less fortunate.  Photo Gallery  Recap in PDF Format
• 12/10/10: Members of the team took part in the Benching for Breast Cancer event.
• 2/9/11: Coach Sutton, Annie Boylan, Amy Martin, Tina Marino and Sara Cox volunteered for Catholic Charities, loading a truck of food at the Worcester County Food Bank and unloading it at a Worcester area pantry.  Photo Gallery  Recap in PDF Format
• 2/19/11: The team held a lacrosse skills clinic for the team from Marianapolis for National Girls and Women in Sports Day.
• 3/14/11: Coach Sutton, Annie Boylan, Amy Martin, Cassie Rudden, Meg O’Leary and Julie Murphy volunteered for Catholic Charities, loading a truck of food at the Worcester County Food Bank and unloading it at a Worcester area pantry.  Photo Gallery  Recap in PDF Format
• 4/11/11:  Annie Boylan, Amy Martin, Cassie Rudden and Sara Cox volunteered for Catholic Charities, loading a truck of food at the Worcester County Food Bank and unloading it at a Worcester area pantry.  Photo Gallery  Recap in PDF Format

Men's & Women's Rowing

• 9/26/10: The women’s team took part in the Annual UMASS Walk for Cancer.  
• 10/11:  The men’s team participated in the "Pull for Hope" campaign at the Head of the Charles Regatta.  This is a breast cancer awareness event. 
• 12/10/10: Members of the women’s team took part in the Benching for Breast Cancer event.
• Spring 2011: Members of the men’s team continued to clean the East Side Trail System through Green Hill Park and adjacent parts of the city, benefiting the Greater Worcester Land Trust.

Men's Soccer

• 8/28/10: Members of the team volunteered at the Holy Cross Freshmen Move-In Day.
• 12/10/10: Members of the team took part in the Benching for Breast Cancer event.
• 3/16/11: Coach Priestly and 2 players took part in the RESPECT program at Worcester South High School.

Women's Soccer

• 2010-11: Members of the team maintained their relationship with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.  
• 2010-11: Maura Fox spent Sundays volunteering at UMass Memorial Hospital.  One special Sunday, Maura, along with teammates Kelsey Dillon, Tricia Giglio and Coach Gallagher, donated an iPad to the Pediatric Unit from the funds raised through blanket sales at their games. 
• 2010-11:  Members of the team participated in HC Goes Unified, a group that helps mentally handicapped individuals by building awareness about the abuse of the word ‘retarded’.  They playing basketball with handicapped members of the community and helping organize the Special Olympics.
• 2010-11:  The team is participated in the Catholic Relief Services’ Rice Bowl Campaign, where they left rice bowls in their rooms to collect change for children all over the world in an effort to fight hunger.
• 11/18/10: Michaela Morgan took part in the RESPECT program at Worcester Technical High School.
• 11/19/10: Kelsey Dillon and Lauren Wright took part in the RESPECT program at Claremont Academy.
• 12/10/10: Members of the team took part in the Benching for Breast Cancer event.
• 3/17/11: Coach Gallagher and 2 players took part in the RESPECT program at Worcester North High School.
• 3/26/11: The team participated in Holy Cross Cares Day, as Kelsey Dillon is on the organizational committee.

Softball

• 11/16/10: Coach Claypool and 2 players took part in the RESPECT program at North High School.
• 12/10/10: Members of the team took part in the Benching for Breast Cancer event.
• 1/13/11: Coaches Claypool and Wagner volunteered for Catholic Charities, loading a truck of food at the Worcester County Food Bank and unloading it at a Worcester area pantry.  Photo Gallery  Recap in PDF Format
• 2/9/11: Coach Wagner volunteered for Catholic Charities, loading a truck of food at the Worcester County Food Bank and unloading it at a Worcester area pantry.  Photo Gallery  Recap in PDF Format
• 4/16/11:  The team hosted a Pink Zone game at the field for breast cancer awareness. Photo Gallery  Recap

Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving

• 2010-11: Members of the team initiated a relationship with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.  
• 9/26/10: Members of the team took part in the Annual UMASS Walk for Cancer.  
• Sept. ’10: The team hosted their Annual Worcester County Swim League Competition.  
• 12/10/10: Members of the team took part in the Benching for Breast Cancer event.
• Spring ’11: The team took part in the Annual DEAFinitley Swimming Program, providing one-on-one swimming lessons for deaf kids in the community.  

Men's & Women's Tennis

• Spring ’11: The teams hosted several clinics for the students from the Nativity school.

Volleyball

• 2010-11: Members of the team maintained their relationship with the Big Brothers/Big Sisters program.  
• 9/26/10: Members of the team took part in the Annual UMASS Walk for Cancer.  
• 10/16/10: The team hosted Dig Pink at the game to benefit breast cancer research. 
• 11/19/10: Coach Cafarchia took part in the RESPECT program at Claremont Academy.
• 12/10/10: Members of the team took part in the Benching for Breast Cancer event.
• 3/15/11: Coach Cafarchia and 2 players took part in the RESPECT program at Doherty High School.