|Title:||Women's Head Coach|
|Previous College:||Holy Cross, 1992|
Egetta Alfonso enters her 14th year in 2012-2013 as the headcoach of the women’s track and field team at Holy Cross.
Last season, Alfonso led Holy Cross to a fourth palce finish atthe Patriot League Indoor Championship and sixth palce finish atthe Patriot League Outdoor Championship. Stephanie Okpoebo won the100 meter (outdoor) and 200 meter (outdoor and indoor) dashes andreceived All-Patriot League first team honors for the second yearin a row. She also made the first team at the indoor championship.rittany Gorski and Mackenzie Arndt were each named to theAll-Patriot League second team for their performances in the 400meter hurdles and pole vault, respectively. At the indoorchampsionship, Katelyn Hartnett was named to the All-Patriot Leaguesecond team for her performance in the 800 meter run. After theindoor season, Hartnett was named to the Patriot LeagueAll-Academic team for the second time while Linnehan received thehonor for the first time after the outdoor season. A total of37 women's track and field members were selected to the 2011-2012Patriot League Academic Honor Roll. Four school records wererecorded in the 60 meter hurdles (Linehan), 1,000 meter run(Hartnett), 3,000 meter steeplechase (Kathleen Brekka) and 4 x 100meter relay. Hartnett was also awarded the Patriot LeagueSportsmanship Award for fairness, equality andexcellence in academics and athletics.
In 2010-2011, the Crusaders finished fifth at the Patriot LeagueOutdoor Championship. Okpoebo earned All-Patriot League first teamhonors after winning the 100 and 200 meter dashes at the outdoorchampionship and 200 at the indoor championship. Linnehan andHartnett made their mark on the school record books, while Hartnettwas also named to the inaugural Academic All-Patriot League team.Thirty-three members of the team were named to the Patriot LeagueAcademic Honor Roll and Hartnett was named Patriot League Runner ofthe Week in December.
In 2009-2010, Holy Cross finished in fourth place at both thePatriot League Indoor and Outdoor Championships. Tiffany Reid tookfirst in the 60 and 200 meter dashes and was named Female Athleteof the Meet at the indoor championship. She then picked up fourmore first place finishes at the outdoor championship. UnderAlfonso’s guidance, the Crusaders broke seven individualrecords, one relay record and placed 27 on the Patriot LeagueAcademic Honor Roll.
During the 2008-2009 season, Alfonso led the Crusaders to afifth place finish at the Patriot League Outdoor Championship and afourth place finish at the Patriot League Indoor Championship.Forty-five members of the team were named to the Patriot LeagueAcademic Honor Roll, five school records were broken and threerelays qualified for the Penn Relays. Olivia Pruszko and Reid eachtook home a Patriot League title and Lesley Bautista received theJohn A. Meegan Athletic Achievement Award.
As a head coach at Holy Cross, Alfonso has had hundreds ofstudent-athletes named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll,coached over a dozen Patriot League champions and one CoSidaAcademic All-American (Emily Hogan, 2002).
An outstanding performer for the Crusaders from 1988-1992,Alfonso was a four-year letterwinner at Holy Cross. She served asthe team’s co-captain during the 1991-1992 season and was amember of the school’s 4 x 100 meter relay team which heldHoly Cross’ all-time record in that event. Alfonso was anAll-Patriot League performer in the shot put and the 400 meter dashand an ECAC qualifier in the distance medley and competed innumerous Patriot League and New England Championships.
Alfonso began her coaching career at South High School inWorcester where she served as the assistant coach for both the boysand girls teams before taking over the head coaching position oneyear later. She served as South High’s head coach forboy’s and girl’s track and field for three years beforemoving on to take her current position at Holy Cross.
Alfonso, who is originally from Brooklyn, N.Y., earned herbachelor’s degree in English from Holy Cross and completedher Master’s work in English/Education at ClarkUniversity.
Coach Alfonso, husband, Rigoberto and their two sons, Tony andMarc, currently reside in Barre, Mass.