Holy Name Athletic Hall of Fame Inducts Six New Members

Holy Name Athletic Hall of Fame Inducts Six New Members

Holy Name Athletic Hall of Fame Set to Induct Six New Members

On Sunday, December 2, 2018, five former Holy Name student-athletes and one coach were inducted into the Holy Name Athletic Hall of Fame.

The inductees include:

Coach: Tim Krolikowski ’67
Sport: Head Girls Basketball Coach
Coaching Accomplishments: Krolikowski coached the Lady Namer Basketball Team from 1984-1992. His overall record was 132-55. During the 1986-1987 season, he was named the Associated Press Class AAA State of Ohio Coach of the Year. Twice during his career, he received the North Coast League Coach of the Year Award (1986-1987 and 1990-1991). Krolikowski’s 1986-1987 team went undefeated in the regular season. That squad also was crowned the NCL Champions; achieved a 23-game winning streak; was ranked #1 in The Plain Dealer Girls Basketball Poll; and won a Class AAA District Championship. Two years later, his 1988-1989 team had further success, reaching the Division I state semi-finals.

Athlete: Rudy Kenik ’68
Sports: Football, Basketball and Track
Athletic Accomplishments: Kenik did it all as a three-time letter winner for the Green Wave football team. He was the starting half-back as a junior and returned punts on special teams, while also taking care of punting, kick-off and point-after-touchdown duties. When the ball was in his hands, Kenik averaged 5.3 yards per carry, and averaged 40 yards per punt. He was a Cleveland Press All-Star and named an All-West Senate First Team selection. Kenik also lettered in basketball and track during his high school career.

Athlete: Jeff Arena ’72
Sports: Football and Baseball
Athletic Accomplishments: Arena excelled on both the football field and baseball diamond. In 1971, he was named the football team MVP and the West Senate League MVP runner-up. Additional accolades included being a part of the All-West Senate Team, The Plain Dealer All-Scholastic Team, The Plain Dealer Dream Team and the All-North East Ohio First Team. In the spring of 1972, his abilities on the baseball diamond earned him recognition on The Plain Dealer Dream Team.

Athlete: Dave Woytek Jr. ’87
Sports: Track and Football
Athletic Accomplishments: A four-year track letter winner who led the team in total points all four years, Woytek set numerous school records in a variety of events. He set the 100 and 200 meter dash records, both of which stood for 17 years. He also set and re-set the long jump record that stood for 11 years; was a member of the 4×100 meter relay team that set the school record six different times; and was a part of the sprint medley relay team whose record remained intact for 26 years. The boys track team won the North Coast League Championships in 1986, the same year Woytek earned the NCL MVP Award. He also lettered twice in football.

Athlete: Brian Giovinazzi ’98
Sports: Soccer and Basketball
Athletic Accomplishments: A four-year starter who earned four varsity letters, Giovinazzi left his mark on the boys soccer program. During his senior team MVP campaign in 1997, he served as a co-captain, netting 18 goals and 11 assists. That same year, he was an All-North Coast League, All-Greater Cleveland Second Team and Sun Post All-District selection. On the basketball court, Giovinazzi earned two varsity letters and was a captain his senior year. He finished his basketball career with All-NCL honors.

Athlete: Meghan Patton Crooks ’03
Sports: Soccer, Track and Basketball
Athletic Accomplishments: As the 2003 Holy Name Female Athlete of the Year, Patton earned ten varsity letters in soccer, track and basketball. The two-time captain earned the basketball team’s MVP distinction twice. She was also named All-North Coast League two times during her time as a Namer. On the soccer field, she was a two-time captain who was featured as The Plain Dealer Player of the Week.

2019 Gala Auction: $1,500 Tuition Raffle Returns – Purchase a Gift Today!

The 2019 Gala Auction Committee needs your help with the Cocktails on the Green: Rising Tide Gala Auction that will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 in the Main Gym.

This event is the largest fundraising initiative for our students. Last year, the Gala Auction raised $171,000, with a significant portion of the proceeds going toward purchasing furniture for all the math and theology classrooms, as well as the art room. This year, the goal is to raise enough funds to complete more classrooms until the entire school has been updated.

How can you help us achieve the goal? Right now, we are in need of gifts for the Gala Auction, specifically the Silent Auction. If you are already in Christmas mode and will be making purchases online during the Cyber Monday and holiday shopping frenzy, please consider buying a gift for the Gala Auction off of the 2019 Wish List on Amazon at http://a.co/1tplgau! We are also appreciative of receiving Amazon gift cards to build our silent auction baskets.

Keep in mind that if you donate a $100 gift card, cash or a gift valued at $100 or more, you will be entered into a raffle for the chance to receive $1,500 off tuition for the 2019-2020 school year.

Gifts can be dropped off at any time. If you can only drop off gifts on weekends, a special ‘Holly Holy Name Gift Day’ will be held on Saturday, December 8 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., by the Team Shop in the school’s Main Foyer.

As an added incentive, parents/guardians who drop off gifts valued at $100 or more between now and December 8 will have their names entered TWICE into the $1,500 Tuition Credit Raffle. Your name will be entered twice for each $100 donation made.

The winner will be drawn at the March 30 Gala Auction.

Thank you for your support of this very important event! If you have any questions, or would like to know how else you can support the 2019 Gala Auction, please contact Director of Alumni Relations and Special Events Colleen Corrigan Day ’88 at 440-886-0300 ext. 136 or at cday@holynamehs.com.

The 2019 Holy Name High School Gala Auction Committee

Fall Play: The Tin Woman

Fall Play: The Tin Woman

Earlier this month, our talented young actors and actresses impressed their audiences, performing “The Tin Woman” for this year’s Fall Play. Those behind the scenes working on stage crew, the sound and lights also did a terrific job. Special thanks goes to Director Ms. Tina Callari ’81, who once again did a phenomenal job preparing her cast and crew.

Stay tuned for details on the annual musical, coming to Manning Auditorium in Spring 2019!

For more photos, visit Holy Name High School’s Facebook Page for a complete album.

Holy Name GV Art & Design Shirts: Get Yours Before Christmas!

Holy Name GV Art & Design Shirts: Get Yours Before Christmas!

Namer Nation and Little Davids alike!

Under the guidance of Marketing/Graphics Director Daniel Humphrey ’09 and Athletic Director Richard Kozub ’01, Holy Name High School has teamed up to produce an EXCLUSIVE t-shirt designed by GV Art & Design (https://gvartwork.com/), the Lakewood-based artists who created the Cleveland That I Love apparel line and have expanded to design hundreds of items for area pro and college teams. The t-shirt design for Holy Name celebrates the school’s rich history, including both the school’s origins on Harvard and Broadway and the current location on Queens Highway.

You are invited to purchase the limited edition shirt for the low cost of $20. Pre-sale orders open today and will remain open until Wednesday, November 21 at 9:00 a.m. Submit your order by following the link below:

Act fast because there are limited quantities! Please make checks payable to Holy Name High School and mail all payments to:

Holy Name High School
Attn: Vicki Kerner
6000 Queens Hwy
Parma Heights, OH 44130

If you wish to pay via credit card, please visit https://gofan.co/app/events/43177. Please note a convenience fee will be applied.

Shirts will be available for pick-up at Holy Name High School from Monday, December 17 through Thursday, December 20 between 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. in the Main Office.

Don’t miss out on this exclusive offer! Holy Name apparel always makes great Christmas gifts.

Please email Vicki Kerner at vkerner@holynamehs.com with any questions or concerns.

It’s a great day to be a Namer!

Girls Volleyball Wins Division II State Title

Girls Volleyball Wins Division II State Title

The Holy Name High School Volleyball Team won the 2018 Division II State Championship on Saturday, November 10, securing the first volleyball state title in school history, and Holy Name’s first state title in any sport since the girls soccer program won a title in 2006.

Before winning the state title, the Lady Namers took down Bishop Fenwick 3-1 in the state semifinals on Friday afternoon (25-17, 14-25, 25-17, 25-18). They then beat Bishop Hartley 3-2 (25-22, 25-16, 18-25, 16-25, 15-6) on Saturday to take the championship trophy back to Parma Heights.

Holy Name finished the season 26-3. Congratulations to all the players and coaches on a fantastic season!

Head Coach Megan Green
Assistant Coach Will Green
Kayla Jarosz ’19
Kelly Lynch ’19
Ava Nice ’19
Cecilia Benedict ’20
Rebecca Bierut ’20
McKinley Henry ’20
Zelie Kessler ’20
Maddie Krause ’20
Caitie Masters ’20
Megan Oleksik ’20
Sam Snow ’20
Lauren Whetstone ’20
Mary Margaret Adams ’21
Abriana Marchetta ’21
Jessica Nary ’22