Women's Basketball

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Crusaders All In
4,075 Donors - $1,842,515 Donated

Crusaders are All In – striving for excellence, and choosing to better themselves, their teammates and our world. And with your help, we can empower them to achieve even more.

As we approach the end of our fiscal year, join us to support our student-athletes as we continue to build our competitive edge and develop leaders now and into the future. With you All In, we’re poised to achieve our goals.

Make your gift by Wednesday, June 30!

Every dollar dedicated to our goal of developing champions counts, and every dollar you give has even greater impact. Thanks to the College’s Hope + Access Campaign for Financial Aid, when you go All In to support the Crusader Athletics Fund or your favorite team, your new or increased gift to the College will be matched 100% to benefit financial aid.

You can help drive our competitive success!

Your gift to the Crusader Athletics Fund will help to provide a more competitive experience for our student-athletes. Make your gift today.

977 days ago by Claire McElduff
​In one day, we shaped a brighter future.

You showed your dedication to our student-athletes’ journies to excellence, and it was an amazing day of giving. Crusaders across the globe came together to contribute the highest single-day total in Holy Cross Athletics Giving Day history. We look forward to sharing final results next week.

Today, you went All In for Crusader Athletics. You showed the power of the Holy Cross community and committed to the continued development of ethical leaders, champion athletes, and men and women for and with others.

Thank you for your support and dedication to this special family. We wouldn’t be who we are without you, and we are humbled by your generosity.

Our next great moment awaits.

Go Cross Go!

1024 days ago by Cara Hanrahan
Four hours left! A message from Director of Athletics Marcus Blossom

It’s been an incredible day of giving in support of our Crusader student-athletes! With four hours to go, we are on our way to a record-breaking day for Holy Cross Athletics.

Join us in the final hours and go All In for the programs that mean the most to you!

1024 days ago by Christene Kauffman Riendeau
​We’re halfway through, but our day is far from over!

A group of generous alumni and parents have now come forward with a $50,000 challenge to inspire the entire Holy Cross community!

At the conclusion of Crusaders All In Giving Day, $5,000 will be awarded to the five programs with the highest percentage of alumni participation AND to the five programs with the highest total donor participation. 

Find out how your team is doing!

Also, thanks to the Hope + Access campaign, all new and increased gifts to Athletics are matched 100% for financial aid.

Go All In today in support of our student-athletes and their continued growth as leaders and champions. Our teams need you!

1024 days ago by Cara Hanrahan
Go All In for Crusader student-athletes today!

May 14, 2021

Today, I’m asking you, and all Crusaders, to go ALL IN.

All year, our student-athletes have dedicated themselves to looking towards the future, growing stronger as individuals and teammates athletically, academically and personally.

With fortitude, we are continuing to prepare our 700 Crusaders to compete at the highest level. Just as they are committed to training and learning, to capitalizing on the opportunities in front of them, we are committed to our vision – delivering a transformative student-athlete experience driven by competitive success. 

Year after year, regardless of the circumstances, one thing remains constant — the strength of Crusaders when we go ALL IN for one another. Every dollar you give today will be dedicated to continuing our tradition of developing champions. And today, thanks to the Hope + Access campaign, all new and increased gifts are being matched 100% for financial aid. 

Together, we are strong. Together, we shape our future. Together, let’s go ALL IN for Crusader student-athletes.

Go Cross Go! 

Marcus Blossom

Director of Athletics

1024 days ago by Sarah Phipps
An Update from Head Coach Maureen Magarity

February 23, 2021

Hi Holy Cross Family!!

February means lots of snow, another Tom Brady Superbowl win, and our favorite part; basketball!! I hope everyone has had a great start to the new year and is hanging in there as we continue to move through these trying times. Since our last email in the fall, we have been lucky enough to be able to proceed with our season. The team has been amazing at handling all of the twists and turns that have been thrown at them this year and has been able to adapt to our challenging game schedule better than we could have ever expected. We are extremely proud of our team and how hard they have been working on and off the court and hope to finish our regular season strong before we hit the playoffs!

Cara McCormack ’24

We are currently playing in a 4 team pod consisting of Army, Colgate, BU and ourselves. We rotate who we play every weekend and play the same team back to back days. Navigating the quick turnaround has had its challenges, but we are adapting well. We are currently 7-7 coming off a 1-1 weekend with BU. The team has been working hard every day in practice and taking care of their bodies to stay fresh. We hope to continue to stay healthy and keep getting better as the season continues.

Avery LaBarbera ’22

We just started classes again a few weeks ago, but before that we had the whole month off from school. During the time off, the team met with a few elementary school classes over Zoom to read to them and do a few Q and A’s. They got to talk about how they became a Division 1 basketball player and the amount of hard work and dedication that goes into the preparation on the court as well as in the classroom. In addition to our classroom visits, we were able to do a Zoom with some Holy Cross women’s basketball alumnae who talked about their time at Holy Cross and how they ended up choosing their career path. It is amazing to have the support we do from our alumnae base especially because it gives our student-athletes wonderful role models to emulate. We are planning on hosting a Zoom later in the month with alumni who work in the medical field to talk to our current athletes who aspire to be in the same field one day. We plan on having more alumnae events in the upcoming months and going forward. We are really looking forward to connecting with all alumni, especially in person when it is safe to do so!

Oluchi Ezemma ’22

We truly appreciate the support from all of you and look forward to seeing you in the stands hopefully next year! In the meantime, follow us on ESPN+ as we look to finish this season strong!

Stay safe and healthy everyone!

Maureen Magarity

Head Coach

1083 days ago by Sarah Phipps
What an amazing #GivingTuesday!

We are in awe of and so very grateful for our supporters who continue to go All In for our student-athletes. Your generosity allows us to prepare our Crusaders for a stronger tomorrow as they strive to succeed and lead in athletics, in the classroom and in their communities.

Please accept our heartfelt thanks for your support! Holy Cross would not be what it is today without the participation and dedication of Crusader Nation.  

1187 days ago by Christene Kauffman Riendeau
Crusaders All In this Giving Tuesday!


Holy Cross student-athletes are dedicated and resilient. When our world — and in turn, our campus life — changed this year, we adapted. Through challenge after challenge, our commitment to our education and our athletics never faltered. And today, we remain focused and hopeful for the future.

This is why we are asking the Holy Cross community to come together right now in support of our student-athletes.

Whether you make a gift to the Fund for Athletics Excellence or to one of our 27 varsity teams, your generosity helps position us for an even stronger return to competition.

In the face of unprecedented challenges, we know that one thing remains constant — the strength of Crusaders when we go all in to support one another. On this Giving Tuesday, your gift is for our future. With your support, our next great moment awaits.

1188 days ago by Christene Kauffman Riendeau
An Update from Assistant Coach Kat Fogarty

Hello Holy Cross Family!

I hope you all are continuing to stay safe and healthy as we navigate this unprecedented world we are currently living in. Since my last email, we have had some time to get to know the team, each other, and become more adjusted to life on campus at Holy Cross. Our team has been very diligent with following all COVID protocols to ensure our team and the Holy Cross community stay safe! We are extremely proud of our team for how they have handled themselves on and off the court. We have a tremendous group of players who have been able to adapt to every twist and turn thrown at them throughout this fall.

In October we had our first official practice which was very exciting for the team. In the month of September, we worked in small groups focusing on skill development and conditioning. They attacked that head-on and our staff feels like the team improved individually and as a unit. They have embraced our new staff with open arms and are working hard to learn new skills and philosophies we have been implementing. We have moved into full-contact practices which has been awesome to have the whole team on the court at the same time. I feel we are implementing an up-tempo style that will be fun to watch when we are allowed to have you back at the Hart Center! We are working hard to get better every day so we are prepared for this upcoming season!

We have also been able to come together as a team for some fun team bonding activities and give ourselves some sense of normalcy while remaining on campus. We recently went apple picking as a team in September and then did a pumpkin carving activity this past month. I was personally very impressed with their creativity with the pumpkins! We are looking forward to continuing to get to know our student athletes on and off the court and to keep preparing for our upcoming season.

I want to thank all of you for your continued support to our team and our Holy Cross family as we continue to move through this journey. It has truly been a pleasure to be a part of this community and I am thankful to have the pleasure to coach such amazing young women and continue to build relationships with them and all of you!

I wish you good health and a very happy start to the holiday season!

Kat Fogarty

Assistant Coach

PS - Our schedule for the 2020-2021 season has been released! To see the schedule and additional information, please click here.

1189 days ago by Sarah Phipps

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