Student Life


Athletics here are great because you can always participate. Even if you’re not great or want to try something new, you don’t have to feel left out. At other schools, you may not even want to try because there are so many kids, but here, everyone makes you feel welcome and encouraged, and everyone gets a chance to participate.

- Gabriella, Grade 9

A Big Part of School Life

We’ve had our share of state champions as well as alums who’ve gone on to play at Division I colleges and universities, but we’re equally proud of all the girls who compete just for the sheer joy and challenge of it all.

With 10 interscholastic sports, including cheerleading, modified, JV, and varsity, sports are a big part of school life at Holy Names – for participants and fans alike. Our campus includes two gyms, tennis courts, a cross-country track, and playing fields on spacious, well-maintained grounds.

Interscholastic Sports

Holy Names teams compete in the Colonial Council League, in Section II of the New York State Public High School Athletic Association.  Sports include:

  • Basketball  
  • Cross-Country
  • Golf  
  • Indoor Track  
  • Lacrosse  
  • Soccer  
  • Softball 
  • Swimming 
  • Tennis  
  • Track  
  • Volleyball 

Our Cheerleading squads cheer at CBA (Christian Brothers Academy) football and basketball games. They also participate in competitions during the school year as well as in a summer cheerleading camp.

Middle School Sports

Students in the Middle School participate on modified teams. New York State regulation also permits qualified 7th and 8th grade students to participate on JV and varsity teams with a required screening process and parental permission.

Recreational Sports

For students who want to do sports for recreation rather than competition, there are many club opportunities. For example, Golf and Ski Club are offered as after-school activities.
At Holy Names, girls are always the participants and never the bystanders!
Participation in sports – as an athlete or fan – is encouraged at Holy Names. Active involvement in sports develops physical fitness, good sportspersonship, teamwork, and leadership skills. Plus, fan support helps promote school spirit.


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  • Photo of Teagan Waddingham

    Teagan Waddingham 

    Athletic Director