Leaders of Distinction

The Leadership of Distinction designation is the most prestigious one afforded to members of the Holy Cross Leadership Academy.  It can be acheived only as members of the Leadership 360 group get their leadership abilities evaluated by their teammates and coaches as well as self-evaulation.  For a student-athlete to qualify for this award they have to earn their teammates' and coaches' utmost trust and respect by scoring 105 or above on the evaluation.

2013-14 Men's Hockey

"Ryan has really benefited from
the Leadership Academy,"
head men's ice hockey coach
Paul Pearl.
"He has always had
natural leadership abilities. 
The work with Becky has greatly
enhanced those.  He is one if
the best captains I have had here
at Holy Cross.

 2012-13 - Women's Track & Field
“You can't ask for a better leader than
Melanie Forte,”
said head women’s
track & field coach Egetta Alfonso.
“She's focused, driven and ready to
 put in her full effort at every practice
and competition. She has a tireless
commitment to getting not just the
major things done but all the little
(sometimes mundane) things
done. She expects the same from
her teammates and is vocal
about those expectations."
 2012-13 - Women's Soccer

"Maura has all the tools possessed
by a great leader of people,"
head women's soccer coach Darren
Gallagher. "She has been able to lead
by example on the field through
performance and motivation and
also off the field through encouragement,
compassion and a clear
understanding of respect. She
has certainly left an indelible
imprint for the future of Holy Cross
women's soccer."

2012-13 - Men's Rowing

"Mike was a walk-on rower
as a freshman at Holy Cross
and earned his position as a
leader on the team through
his positive attitude and hard
said head men's rowing
coach Todd Pearson.  "Over the
last two seasons, the athletes
are more upbeat, have a better
focus in practice and competition
and are more invested in the
success of the team. Mike
personally embodies all these
characteristics. It is no surprise
that the rest of the team has
followed his lead."