We are proud to announce that the school’s Rainbow Six Siege Team won the High School Esports League’s (HSEL) national championship on Tuesday, December 17.

Holy Name defeated Ridge Community High School in Florida to secure the championship title. Only the top 16 teams in the country qualified for the playoffs initially. By winning this title, each of the team members receives a $1,000 college scholarship. Holy Name also receives a championship trophy.

Rainbow Six team members include Leonard Cahill, Rafael Castro, Antonio DeLeva, CJ Forster, Mark Hughes and Ricky Smith. All of them competed in Tuesday night’s championship except for Cahill, who was the team’s alternate. PJ Farrell, a theology teacher at Holy Name, serves as the Holy Name esports moderator.

Esports has grown significantly in the last two years at Holy Name. Along with having a Rainbow Six Team, the school also has students playing Overwatch, Rocket League, Counter-Strike, Super Smash Bros., Fortnite, Madden NFL 20 and NBA 2K20 in the HSEL.