Student-Athletes Excel

HFU Men's Soccer

Under the leadership of Dr. Prisco, Holy Family Athletics expanded its roster of competitive teams.

First, Tiger Athletics added women’s bowling and Esports, followed closely by acrobatics & tumbling and men’s lacrosse, bringing the University’s total to 17 varsity programs.

The expansion of Athletics programming follows the academic success of the University’s student-athletes. In 2022, Holy Family University was among 44 NCAA Division II Schools to earn the Presidents’ Award for Academic Excellence. In addition, Holy Family Athletics tied for 21st nationwide in NCAA Division II Academic Success Rate (ASR) for the University’s most recent cohort, which considered student-athletes who entered college from 2012 through 2015. Holy Family’s ASR was 92 percent, compared to the national average of 76. This ranking speaks well of the performance of Holy Family’s student-athletes, as well as the resources put in place to ensure their success.

Tiger Highlights

The success of Holy Family’s athletics program on and off the field is a point of immense pride. Just some of the year’s highlights include:

  • Head Men’s Soccer Coach Georg Montag was recognized as the CACC Coach of the Year
  • Nishorn Pierre ’26 finished second in the high jump at the NCAA Division II National Championships
  • Jacqueline Ziegler ’22 was selected as Holy Family’s nominee for the 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year
  • 30 student-athletes were named to Fall 2022 CACC All-Academic Teams
  • 59 student-athletes received the 2021-2022 D2 ADA Academic Achievement Award
  • 11 members of the soccer program – six women and five men – and four members of the women’s volleyball team were selected to
  • Academic All-District® teams by College Sports Communicators
  • Shania Le Maitre ’24 was named the East Coast Conference’s Women’s Indoor Track & Field Scholar-Athlete of the Year
  • For the first time in program history, the women’s track & field program was named an All-Academic Team by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA), with Kenisha Greenwood ’25 also becoming the first Tiger to be honored as an All-Academic Athlete
  • Nine members of the track & field program earned 2022 NCAA Division II Outdoor Track & Field All-Region accolades