January 15, 2014 |
HOLY FAMILY University announced yesterday that president Sister Francesca Onley will retire in June after 32 years leading the Northeast Philadelphia school. Onley, who was the longest-tenured university president in the city, was inaugurated as the school's fourth president and chief administrative officer in 1981, the university said. "I feel so privileged to have been able to play a role in Holy Family's tremendous transformation from a college to a university, from a small, local private school to one with students from other states and other countries," said Onley, a 1959 graduate of the school.
January 15, 2014 |
NORTHEAST PHILA. After 32 years, Sister Francesca Onley said, it was time for new leadership at Holy Family University. Onley, at 80 the longest-tenured college president in the region, is retiring June 30, she announced Monday. She ushered in a new era at Holy Family, whose main campus is on Frankford Avenue in Northeast Philadelphia. Under her leadership, the school added master's and doctoral programs, became a university, dramatically expanded enrollment, and launched new campuses.
October 31, 2013 |
HOLY FAMILY men's basketball coach R.C. Kehoe can't wait. Either, he said, can his team. On Friday, the Division II Tigers will take on Syracuse in an exhibition in the Carrier Dome. "Excited is an understatement," Kehoe said. "I don't know what the crowd will be like, but I'm expecting about 15,000. It's the largest on-campus arena in the country. " The Dome's capacity is listed at 49,250. Holy Family's Campus Center Gymnasium only seats 1,000. So, don't be surprised if Kehoe's team looks as wide-eyed as those Hickory High players did when they showed for the state championship game at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
October 20, 2013 |
University of the Sciences junior Kaileen Bevenour (Washington Township) notched her 2,000th career assist in a 3-1 volleyball victory Friday over Holy Family in Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference action. She becomes just the third player in program history to record 2,000 or more assists. The Devils are 9-15, 5-6, and the Tigers are 10-11, 6-5. Sophomores Meg O'Day and Keri Godbe combined for 26 kills as Haverford College swept past visiting Johns Hopkins University, 3-0, in Centennial Conference action.
May 3, 2013 |
The University of the Sciences defeated Philadelphia University, 4-3, after falling to Georgian Court, 5-0, Thursday in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference softball tournament at Georgian Court in Lakewood, N.J. In the Philadelphia U. game, Haley Kavelak's walk-off single capped the Devils' comeback from a 3-0 deficit. Courtney Spina (Garnet Valley) became the Devils' all-time leader for strikeouts with 334. Jackie Keifer (Archbishop Prendergast) hit her first collegiate home run in the second inning, a two-run shot.
April 23, 2013
Neumann-Goretti point guard Hanif Sutton has committed to play basketball at Ursinus. Sutton helped lead the Saints to a 23-6 record and their fifth straight Catholic League championship this season. The 5-foot-9 senior earned third-team all-league honors. Sutton, who excels as an on-the-ball defender, also received interest from East Stroudsburg, Holy Family, and Lock Haven. - Rick O'Brien
March 21, 2013 |
Archbishop Ryan High School in the Northeast and Holy Family University today unveiled a new partnership that includes a dual-credit program. Archbishop Ryan students who complete Holy Family courses offered on Ryan's campus on Academy Road will receive both high school and college credits for their work. "Today marks an historic moment in our school's 47-year history," Ryan's President Michael McCardle said at a signing ceremony carried live on the websites of both Ryan and Holy Family University.
March 11, 2013 |
The Holy Family women's basketball team won its second straight Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Championship, beating Caldwell, 66-56, on Saturday at University of the Sciences. It was the Tigers' seventh CACC title since 2001. The Tigers' Erin Mann (Villa Maria) was named MVP for the second straight year after scoring a game-high 26 points. Kelly Brady (Ocean City) recorded her eighth double-double of the season after scoring 11 points and grabbing a game-high 14 rebounds.
January 27, 2013 |
Alberto Munoz scored his 1,000th career point as host Holy Family (11-8, 7-3 CACC) pinned a 69-64 defeat on visiting Bloomfield (10-9, 8-3) Saturday in Northeast Philadelphia. Munoz finished with 14 points. Ervin Ezell (Deptford) had 13 points. Elsewhere: Nelson Torres (Cherokee) hit a jumper with 2.6 seconds left to give host Immaculata (10-8, 9-2 CSAC) a 57-56 win over Baptist Bible (4-15, 2-10). . . . Rashaad Slappy (M.L. King) had 20 points to lead visiting Cheyney (8-9, 6-7 PSAC)
November 8, 2012 |
HARTFORD, Conn. - The Holy Family women's basketball team was a recipient of Connecticut coach Geno Auriemma's generosity and a victim of the Huskies' might in an exhibition game Wednesday night at the XL Center. The Tigers from Northeast Philadelphia, ranked 12th in the Division II coaches' preseason poll, held their own early before UConn asserted itself and rolled to a 119-50 victory. Seniors Erin Mann and Ana Cruz each scored 11 points for Holy Family. "We came here to get better, and I think we did that," Cruz said.