Women's Lacrosse Season Photo Blog

Holy Cross Athletics   03-31-2017

Week 8

Monday, March 20, 2017

Seniors Anna Johnson, Maddie Ward, Avery Giorgio and Elizabeth Furman enjoyed the nice, sunny weather before practice.  The winter weather is finally starting to break and we are so happy about it! 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Here is sophomore Jessi Button along with freshmen Maggie Funk and Sophie Ochs getting in some mid-day studying in the library. Having study buddies is the key to success!  

Thursday, March 24, 2017

Here are freshmen Maggie Moriarty, Emma Gill, Emily Bivona, Riley Bergholtz and Caroline Wenners on their way to get dinner at Kimball after a great practice! Check out the awesome sunset in the background!  Sunsets on Mount Saint James are beautiful! 

Saturday, March 25, 2017

This was our awesome view from our meeting room at the Navy Marine Corps Stadium! The Naval Academy Men's team was hosting a Patriot League match up against Lehigh and provided us with a great show!  The weather was sunny and warm in Maryland and we were excited about it!  

Week 7

Senior Elizabeth Furman, freshman Juliana Kubler and junior Ally Braciska talk about the seventh week of the season.

Sunday, March 12, 2017:

Seniors Tess MacKay, Anna Johnson, Avery Giorgio and Maddie Ward made the most of their Sunday evening and enjoyed a delicious dinner in downtown Boston! We love being so close to such an amazing city!   

Wednesday, March 15, 2017:

Here we are at practice doing one of Coach Belichick's favorite drills! We won't give any more details but it is definitely one of ours as well!  

Sunday, March 19, 2017:

Here are seniors Anna Johnson and Maddie Ward studying in the Hogan Center. The Hogan Center has so many good nooks and crannies to study in and being close by to Cool Beans is a huge plus too! 

Here are freshmen Juliana Kubler, Sophie Ochs, Maggie Funk, Caroline Wenners, Kara McDuffee and Riley Bergholtz after they beat the Escape Room in Worcester! We got our first taste of the Escape Room while we were on Spring Break in Vermont and we wanted to go back for more! 

Week 6

This week’s blog covers our spring break were we recorded two great wins and finished up our non-conference schedule!

Sunday March 5, 2017:

Here is senior Avery Giorgio and sophomore Julia Insani getting their groove on at our team lunch at freshman Bryn Carroll's house! We stopped in New Hampshire on our way to Vermont and Wii Just Dance was a huge hit! Such a workout! 

After filling our bellies with a delicious lunch, we gathered to take a team picture at freshman Bryn Carroll's house! We are so fortunate to be surrounded by such supportive family and friends! Thanks again to the Carroll family! 

Monday, March 6, 2017:

After picking up our lunch, Coach Zinkand stopped to snap a great picture of the beautiful scenery in Burlington, Vermont! Pictured is Lake Champlain that runs right next to downtown Burlington! 

Here we are enjoying a delicious dessert after our dinner at the Vermont Pub and Brewery! Coach Belichick treated us to frozen yogurt because we accomplished a challenge that was given to us! Hard work pays off!! 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017:

Here we are getting a post practice cold pool (get it? cold..pool) rehab session in! Our Athletic Trainer, Lindsay, led us through a great stretch routine in the pool! Recovery is so important to our success!

Thursday, March 9, 2017:

On Thursday evening, we traveled up to the Thomas P. Joyce '59 Contemplative Center in West Boylston for a team dinner and meditation!  Pictured here are seniors Maddy Smith, Elizabeth Furman, Anna Johnson and Mary Patalita in front of the Contemplative Center!  The view was very beautiful! 

Friday, March 10, 2017:

VICTORY!!! After battling for 60 minutes, we beat the very talented Ohio State!! Nothing like a good love huddle after a HUGE win!! 


Here are the seniors at the tailgate after our big win! We cannot stop smiling!!

Week 5

Senior Tess MacKay, freshman Kara McDuffee and junior Kerianne Moran blogged about this week

Tuesday, February 28, 2017:

Sophomores Jessi Button and Baker Earl, along with freshmen Bryn Carroll grabbed a delicious dinner at Kimball Dining Hall to fuel up for a busy but fun week ahead! 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017:

Here is junior Kerianne Moran, Anna Tanji and sophomore Jessi Button recapping their Ash Wednesday activities while also getting pumped for our UNH game that was moments away!! 

All smiles for freshmen Emma Gill and Riley Bergholtz after our HUGE double overtime win vs UNH! 

Friday, March 3, 2017:

Here is Senior Tess MacKay, juniors Kerianne Moran and Anna Tanji, along with freshmen Kara McDuffee and Audrey Mandaro capturing a 25th Birthday picture with Coach Redding!! Happy Birthday Jamie!! 

Saturday, March 4, 2017:

Some of the freshmen class gathered in Lower Kimball to grab some brunch to kick off a great start to spring break! 

Here are seniors Elizabeth Furman, Anna Johnson and Maddie Ward gathering together to enjoy their home cooked dinner! What a great way to end a great week! 

Week 4

Sophomore Jessi Button and freshman Bryn Carroll blog about the fourth week of the season.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017:

Here are freshmen Kara McDuffee, Maggie Moriarty and Siobhan McDermott getting in some extra shots after practice! We are always looking for an opportunity to have fun and improve at the same time! 

Thursday, February 23, 2017:

Freshmen Kara McDuffee, Riley Bergholtz and Audrey Mandaro found a nice spot to sit outside between classes. The weather was beautiful and we wanted to make sure that we soaked in as many warm rays as possible! 

Saturday, February 25, 2017:

Here are freshmen Emma Gill, Audrey Mandaro, Juliana Kubler and Emily Bivona doing some pregame bonding at Bryant! The game didn't go as planned but we are so excited to work hard and get back after it next week! Go Cross! 

Week 3

Senior Maddie Ward, sophomore Baker Earl and freshman Riley Bergholtz talk about the third week of the season which included a SHUTOUT against Iona!!

Tuesday, February 14, 2017:

Here is freshman Maggie Moriarty. She was very excited to participate in the "I love HC" Challenge which was extremely successful! Thank you to everyone who supported the Women's Lacrosse Program!! 

Wednesday, February 15, 2017:

Freshmen Audrey Mandaro, Sophie Ochs, Juliana Kubler and Maggie Moriarty, and junior Vanessa Amendola swung by the men's basketball game after practice to support their fellow student-athletes. 

Thursday, February 16, 2017:

Some of the freshmen stopped by Campion House to grab some sweets between classes. 

Friday, February 17, 2017: 

Here are seniors Maddie Ward, Anna Johnson and Elizabeth Furman enjoying a delicious brunch at the Parkway Diner. 

A group of freshmen gathered at Brew City to enjoy a pregame dinner to fuel up for a big shut out win against Iona! 

After dinner, freshmen Emily Bivona and Siobhan McDermott stopped by Wooberry to treat themselves to a nice end of the week frozen yogurt cup! 

Saturday, February 18, 2017: 

Here is a picture of our newest addition to the locker room. Senior Mary Patalita's parents were kind enough to gift us our own Crusader! Go HC!! 

Sunday, February 19, 2017: 

Here we are enjoying the beautiful weather! It got close to 60 degrees on Sunday so we decided to take a walk and reminisce about our shut out victory on Saturday! 

Week 2

Junior Vanessa Amendola and freshman Emily Bivona talk about a snowy week which included school being canceled on Thursday and our first win of the season on Saturday!

Monday, February 6, 2017: 

After a relaxing Sunday off, we gathered in the Field House to watch film.  Here we are, anxiously awaiting a great opportunity to learn and get better! 

Thursday, February 9, 2017: 

Seniors that live off campus braved the snowy conditions and climbed Mount St. James for a great snow day lift!  

Juniors Kerianne Moran and Anna Tanji didn't let Winter Storm Niko stop them from getting a great snow day lunch at Kimball! 

Freshmen Caroline Wenners, Riley Bergholtz, Audrey Mandaro, Kara McDuffee, Maggie Moriarty and Emma Gill on their journey to get dinner at Kimball.  We then gathered in Mulledy Hall for a snow day hang out session while trying to stay warm!   

Saturday, February 11, 2017:

Here we are at our pregame breakfast at Kimball! We got another 3 inches of snow overnight but that didn't stop us from fueling up for our big win against Fairfield!! 

Week 1

Junior Anna Tanji and sophomore Keely Connors kick off this season’s photo blog.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Today was a snowy practice as we prepared for our first game of the season against #17 Boston College. After we were able to make snow angels on our field.   

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Sophomore Jessi Button, senior Tess MacKay, junior Ally Braciska, Keely (me)  and sophomore Molly Pfaff all have Latin class together! Here we all are learning the Latin language!

Anna and junior Kerianne Moran were supporting our friends on the men’s basketball team in their Patriot League matchup against Colgate!

Sunday, February 5, 2017

On our day off, Anna went to Parkway Diner and had some banana chocolate chip pancakes.

The sophomores all gathered together in Clark Hall to watch the big win in the Super Bowl for the local team, the New England Patriots! 


We return to action when we host Fairfield this Saturday, February 11 at 11:00 a.m. Go here to read the preview. We hope to see you there! 

The Holy Cross Athletics Team Shop will be open in the Luth Athletic Complex. So be sure to check out all of your favorite Crusader gear! 


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