Megan

Swords

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Center
Height: 6'3"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Glen Rock, N.J.
High School: Immaculate Heart Academy

Bio

Career Honors
2017-2018 Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

2017-2018 (Sophomore):

  • Played in 28 games with four starts on the year
  • Averaged 3.6 points per game with 3.7 boards per contest
  • Registered 16 steals and 11 blocks
  • Shot 35.2% (43-122) from the field
  • Posted a season-high 15 points at Bucknell (2/17)
  • Notched 12 points against Navy (1/11)
  • Scored 10 points at Rhode Island (12/17)
  • Added 10 rebounds while playing a season-high 27 minutes at Army West Point (1/17)
  • Named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll

2016-2017 (Freshman):

  • Made 17 appearances before missing part of the season due to injury
  • Added 23 points with 36 rebounds on the year
  • Tallied five points with three rebounds against Manhattan (11/11)
  • Notched five rebounds with two points against Bryant (11/14)
  • Added a pair of blocks with three rebounds against Quinnipiac (11/16)
  • Led the Crusaders with six rebounds against Vermont (11/30)
  • Grabbed six rebounds while adding four points at American (1/22)

Before Holy Cross:

  • 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

Personal:

  • 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
  • Majoring in Economics and Political Science
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