Holy Family University Welcomes Fifth Induction Class into Athletic Hall of Fame

Holy Family University Director of Athletics Tim Hamill and the members of the selection committee proudly welcomed the University’s fifth induction class into the Holy Family Athletic Hall of Fame during a ceremony hosted at the Buck Hotel on April 12, 2024.

“ I know I speak for the entire Holy Family community when I tell you how proud we are of you, our Holy Family Athletic Hall of Famers,” University President Anne Prisco said. “Your standard of excellence - not only through your athletic prowess and achievements but also through your sportsmanship and integrity and your role as ambassadors of the core values of this University, which have continued long after your competitive days - are what have brought each of you to this proud moment of distinction. You are forever connected to Holy Family University as an Athletic Hall of Fame member and you will remain a part of the legacy of Tiger athletics.”

“We congratulate and honor the very best Holy Family student-athletes and coaches from years past, and we ensure that their feats and accomplishments will always be remembered,” Hamill said. “We are extremely proud of this year’s honorees and their achievements, that also serve to inspire our current Holy Family student-athletes and staff.” 

Featured honorees:

Kevin Comey '91 | Men's Basketball | 1987-91 
Comey is the program's all-time leader in assists (1,104), free throw percentage (87.8) and games played (134), while ranking second in assists per game (8.2) and 3-point percentage (54.9). He is also sixth with 250 3-pointers and eighth with 1,530 points. His 70.9 3-point percentage in 1988-89 and 346 assists in 1990-91 are both program records, and he appears in the top-10 of the single-season record book 15 times. Comey was a two-time All-KAC selection and earned NAIA All-District 19 honors in 1989-90. Holy Family went a combined 105-29 during his four seasons, including winning a program record 30 games in 1988-89 as the Tigers won NAIA District 19 and advanced to the NAIA National Tournament. HFU followed that up with a KAC Tournament championship in 1989- 90.

Fran Dougherty '99 | Men's Soccer | 1995-98 
Dougherty is the program's all-time leader with 42 goals, while ranking second with 104 points and tied for fifth with 20 assists. He earned NAIA Northeast All-Region, All-Northeast Independent, All- Southeast Independent and NE Atlantic All-Conference accolades during his career. Holy Family won at least 11 matches in all four of his seasons, totaling 54 victories as the Tigers advanced to NAIA Region Tournament all four years.

Donna (Elliott) Kilpatrick '00 | Women's Soccer | 1996-99 
Kilpatrick is the program's all-time leader with .81 goals per match. She also ranks second in goals (68) and points per match (1.94), third in points (163), fifth in assists (27) and seventh in assists per match (.32). Kilpatrick was a member of the first four teams in program history, helping guide HFU to a 62-25 record, including three consecutive NAIA Regionals. The Tigers won their first CACC Tournament title in their first season in the league in her senior season in 1999. She earned All-NAIA Mid-South honors in each of her first three years and then All-CACC accolades in her senior season. She was an All-Region selection in each of her final three years.

William "Mickey" McGroarty | Head Softball Coach | 1992-2009
McGroarty is the program's all-time winningest coach with a 412-296-4 record. He coached Holy Family for 18 seasons and received four Coach of the Year awards, while leading the Tigers to three NAIA Regionals, the 1998 NAIA Northeast Independent Conference Championship, the 1999 NAIA Northeast Atlantic Conference Championship and the 2003 NAIA Northeast Region Independent Tournament Championship. His 2000 team holds the program record with 38 victories as it reached the CACC Tournament Championship Game, while his 2001 squad received votes in the final NAIA Top-25 Poll.

2007-08 Women's Basketball Team 

The 2007-08 women's basketball becomes the first team inducted into the HFU Athletics Hall of Fame after it completed a perfect regular season and became the first CACC team to advance to the East Region Final (NCAA Tournament Sweet 16). Holy Family was also the first team from the league to earn the No. 1 seed and host the Northeast Regional. The Tigers won the first 32 games of their campaign, which included going 18-0 in conference play and winning the six CACC Tournament title in program history. Holy Family finished with a 32-1 record and was ranked No. 4 in the final poll of the season. The Tigers swept the CACC major awards as Kelly Killion was named the Player of the Year, Catherine Carr was selected as the Rookie of the Year and Mike McLaughlin was voted the Coach of the Year. Killion (first team), Carr (second team) and Christine McCollum (third) all received All-CACC accolades.
Team members included:  #1 - Melissa Brooks,  #5 - Kelly Killion, #10- Alana Arthurs, #11 - Jenna Johnson,  #12 - Jordan Gercke, #15 - Alandra Dickerson,  #20 - Meghan Gibson,  #21 - Catherine Carr, #22 - Shanea Williams,  #23 - Lindsey Tennett, #24 - Lauren Boyer, #32 - Christine McCollum, #41 - Johanna Alexandersson,  #44 - Sheala Belte, Head Coach Mike McLaughlin, Assistant Coach Kim Killion, Assistant Coach Bernadette Laukaitis, and Assistant Coach Mike Moran


Jan Giel