Athletics Overview

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At Holy Child, we believe that the seeds sewn on the athletic field yield strong, confident young women. Our student-athletes learn sportsmanship, teamwork, and leadership skills while participating in the 13 different sports that we offer. We believe that the valuable lessons learned on athletic field translate into success in every other facet of our students’ lives.

We are proud to compete in the Independent School League (ISL). Teams in this league include Bullis School, Episcopal High School, Flint Hill School, Georgetown Day School, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, Holton-Arms School, Madeira School, Maret School, National Cathedral School, Potomac School, St. Andrews School, St. Stephen’s & St. Agnes, Sidwell Friends School and Stone Ridge School. Many of our student-athletes have received All-ISL and All-Met honors for their efforts. This past year seven of our senior student athletes committed to playing their respective sport at the collegiate level.

More than 65% of our student body participates in athletics, and many of those students are multi-sports athletes. The qualified coaching staff at Holy Child consists of both teaching and non-teaching staff who have a passion for athletics and a heart for the Holy Child community.

The goal of the Holy Child Athletic Department is to maintain fully competitive sports programs that encourage teamwork, commitment, self-discipline, perseverance, leadership and the ability to win with class. We are excited for the new school year and look forward to sharing in victory with our student-athletes.


Jamie Ready
Athletic Director
301.365.0955 x2112

Ronajah Holmes
Athletic Trainer
301.365.0955 x2214

Karyn Hickey
Physical Education

Rachel Karanian '08
Yoga Instructor
Health/Physical Education

Rachel Karanian '08 • Soccer
Emily Trees Rothert '08 • Field Hockey
Cristen Harris • Volleyball
Dennis Coleman • Cross Country/Track
Olivia Hogan • Tennis
Olivia Michalewicz • Ice Hockey
Jamie Ready • Basketball
Claire Alexa & Riley Fisher • Softball
Fran Hogan • Golf
Colleen Coughlin Celenza '07 • Equestrian
Shelby Samperton • Lacrosse