Six Class of 2018 Student-Athletes Commit to Colleges

During a ceremony at Holy Name on November 14, six senior student-athletes committed to continuing their academic and athletic careers next year at the college level.

Congratulations to the following students:

Nicole Camarati – Baldwin Wallace University, Women’s Softball
Dwayne Cohill – University of Dayton, Men’s Basketball
Allison Gray – Baldwin Wallace University, Women’s Softball
Destiny Jackson – Indiana University East, Women’s Basketball
Brady Kern – Benedictine University, Men’s Lacrosse
Taylor Mountcastle – Ursuline College, Women’s Softball

Cicerchi Field Blessing and Dedication Ceremony Takes Place at Holy Name

“The Cicerchi name may be on the field, but let us remember the name that ignites and rekindles the flame of love for our alma mater is His Holy Name.” Class of 1965 graduate Rich Cicerchi’s words resonated well with Holy Name alumni, students and supporters, who came to the Cicerchi Field Blessing and Dedication Ceremony on Saturday, October 21.

Retired auxiliary Bishop of Cleveland Roger W. Gries opened the ceremony. In a special prayer, he said, “May almighty God bless this field. Bless all who will be participating in any sport or activity on this field, so that enriched and strengthened by the gift of this field, to Holy Name High School, the Green Wave may continue to prosper and continue to flow to victory.”

President Terrence Kenneally ’67 then welcomed Cicerchi to reflect on why it was important to him to support the project, and make the turf field a reality. “I did this because ‘character intangibles’ were either first experienced or uniquely reinforced during my football days at Holy Name,” said Cicerchi. “They became a part of me, even to this day, and are foundational to all of my success as a husband, father, businessman and Christian. Hopefully, this field will help today’s Namers have a similar experience.”

Student-athletes, band members and cheerleaders were all involved in the ceremony. Drum line members provided musical entertainment before and after the dedication, while Giovanna Layne ’21 lent her beautiful voice to sing the National Anthem and alma mater. Varsity and JV football cheerleaders led the crowd in a “We are HN” chant, and student-athletes from the football, girls soccer, volleyball and cross country teams were all represented.

“Take a look at this field and what we have accomplished in two years. It’s just phenomenal,” said Kenneally. “With the help of Bishop Lennon who gave us the go-ahead to start this project, with the assistance of Mayor Byrne from Parma Heights who has been invaluable, and with the countless other people who have had a hand in this project, I am proud to say I am a Holy Namer today.”

Winter Sports Teams Online Team Shop Now Available

The Holy Name High School Athletic Department, with the support of the Holy Name Team Shop, is now offering an online store through OH Teamshop!

The online-only store will provide spirit wear for our boys basketball, girls basketball, wrestling, hockey and cheer teams.

Orders through this online shop can be placed beginning today (November 7) through Monday, November 20, 2017 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

Purchases can be made in three easy steps:

1. Visit the online store at
2. Select your items and add them to your cart.
3. Securely checkout with your credit card.

All orders must be placed and paid for online. While there are many great items available for purchase in our school Team Shop, the items you will see on this website are exclusive, online items only. Orders will be shipped directly to you approximately 15 days after the store close date, getting them to you well before the Christmas holiday.

Thank you for supporting our teams!

Reminder: Night at the Races Orders Due by November 6

Holy Name High School Athletic Boosters
Night at the Races
Saturday, November 18, 2017

HN Auxiliary Gym
6000 Queens Highway
Parma Heights, Ohio 44130

Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Dinner at 6 p.m., Races begin at 7 p.m.

*The deadline to buy tickets, horses and/or advertising space is Monday, November 6.*

All proceeds benefit the Holy Name Athletic Teams.

Event tickets are $30 each and include entry, a hot catered meal, beer, wine and soft drinks.

Horses are also still available at $15 each. The horse’s name, along with the owner’s name, will be listed in the program booklet. Each winning horse owner receives a trophy and $50 to celebrate the win!

Advertising opportunities in our program booklet are available, and volunteers to help before, during and after the event are always welcomed.

For tickets and horses, contact Leah Patton at 216-402-7148 or at

For advertising in the race program booklet, contact Jim Joyce at 216-548-9510 or at

For volunteering at Night at the Races, contact Margaret Balodis at Please note the revised email address; we apologize for the error.

Thank you for your support of Holy Name Athletics. Go Green Wave!

Bishop Perez Visits Holy Name

Holy Name was honored to host Bishop Nelson J. Perez, the new Bishop of Cleveland, on Tuesday, October 17. Bishop Perez celebrated Mass with our students, encouraging them to always remember the following: “Never, never, never underestimate the power of God’s spirit working in you, through you and despite you.” During the Mass, our principal, Mrs. Blanc, presented Bishop Perez with a spiritual bouquet from the entire student body. In the spiritual bouquet, students shared prayers and acts of kindness that they would offer in thanksgiving for Bishop Perez.

After Mass, Bishop Perez received a tour of Holy Name, led by several of our student ambassadors. He joined them for lunch, where he learned more about Holy Name and our school’s rich history and tradition. The students were happy to give Bishop Perez some final gifts, including a Holy Name fleece sweatshirt, and items made with the 3D Printer!

Thank you, Bishop Perez, for visiting Holy Name and sharing your enthusiasm and love for the Church with all of us. We look forward to having you back with us in the future!