WORCESTER, Mass. – The Holy Cross Varsity Club has announced that six individuals have been selected for induction into the Holy Cross Athletic Hall of Fame. Included among the 2011 inductees is former field hockey coach Meg Galligan.
Galligan spent 23 years as the head coach of the Holy Cross field hockey team from 1985-2007, posting an overall record of 206-223-10 with a 58-35 mark in the Patriot League. The winningest field hockey coach in school history, she earned Patriot League Coach of the Year honors in 1997 and 2000, while guiding the Crusaders to three Patriot League regular season titles (1998, 2000 and 2001) and three Patriot League tournament crowns (1997, 1998 and 2000). During her final 11 seasons as head coach, Galligan's teams never finished worse than third in the Patriot League standings, while advancing to the Patriot League championship game seven times in those 11 years. In addition, Galligan also served as the head coach of the Holy Cross women's lacrosse team from 1986-1995, earning Patriot League Coach of the Year honors in 1992. Her 233 combined victories between field hockey and lacrosse rank as the seventh most all-time at Holy Cross among all sports.
This year's other inductees are Jay Bowers (Class of 1961, cross country, track & field), Rusty Giudici (Class of 2003, soccer), Jim Kavanagh (honorary), Art Kenney (Class of 1938, baseball) and Tim Szatko (Class of 2003, basketball).
These six individuals will be formally inducted into the Athletic Hall of Fame on Saturday, May 7, at the Varsity Club's annual dinner, to be held in the Hogan Campus Center.