Athletes in the Spotlight

Here we highlight Villa athletes who have demonstrated an exceptional level of ability and determination in their sport, have earned recognition of their efforts from an independent athletic organization, or have committed to continuing their athletic careers in college.

Senior Athlete Recognition Day 2021

We honor our Senior athletes who have made the commitment to continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. Congratulations to the following students:
  • Kylie Aquaro - Ice Hockey, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Ella Arace - Soccer, Messiah University
  • Faith Bartos - Lacrosse, Bridgewater College
  • Julia Beck - Soccer, Misericordia University
  • Allyson Gallagher - Rowing, Duquesne University
  • Sabina Hartman - Swimming, The University of Kentucky
  • Megan Iannacone - Swimming, Susquehanna University
  • Kennedy Kilchrist - Soccer, Bloomsburg University
  • Katie Sullivan - Soccer, Johns Hopkins University
  • Grace Taylor - Soccer, Longwood University
Click the tabs below to learn more about some of these amazing athletes. 
Thank you to Lillie Corino '22, Abi Evans '22, Jillian Evans '22, Callie Henrysen '22, Kiley Johnson '23, Kelly Misnik '22, Morgan Murphy '22, Molly Lyons '22, Bernadette Ritchie '22, Logan Riti '22, Kenzie Van Arsdale '23, and Madeline Williams '22 for conducting interviews with our athletes.

 

Senior Athlete Recognition 2020

 
 
We honor our senior athletes who have committed to continue their athletic careers beyond Villa. Congratulations to the following students:
  • Helen Chimbos - Riding, Long Island University
  • Lily Dineen - Cross Country, Lafayette College
  • Sophie Goldberg - Fencing, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Amanda Pennett - Rowing, Bucknell University
  • Elizabeth Rafferty - Golf, West Chester University
  • Ciara Rago - Soccer, Ursinus College
  • Jackie Skalski - Basketball, Arcadia University

 

Senior Athlete Recognition Day 2019

Villa's 5th Annual Senior Athlete Recognition Day was held on May 3 with a reception honoring our senior athletes who have committed to continue their athletic careers beyond Villa. Congratulations to the following students:
  • Sam Agnew - Soccer, Emory University
  • Jacqueline Armetta - Rowing, Columbia University
  • Caroline Brandt - Rowing, Bucknell University
  • Alexa Johnson - Rowing, Loyola University of Maryland (not pictured above)
  • Bridget McDonough - Soccer, Immaculata University
  • Carolann Mullin - Rowing, Temple University
  • Riley Regan - Soccer, Chestnut Hill College
  • Alexa Roth - Cheerleading, Widener University
  • Rachael Senyk - Soccer, Highpoint University
  • Clare Staudenmeier - Track & Field, St. Joseph's University

 

Senior Athlete Recognition Day 2018

Thirteen members of the Villa Joseph Marie Class of 2018 were honored on May 4 for their commitment to continuing their athletic careers at the collegiate level. The early-morning ceremony, led by Athletic Director Becky Flynn Hensel ’99, was attended by Villa President Thomas Kardish, Principal Lauren Carr ‘00, Vice Principal Vince D’Andrea, Athletic Trainer Amy Barr, Soccer Head Coach Rich Finneyfrock, Track & Field/Cross Country Coach John Gentile, Golf Head Coach Terry Ryan, Field Hockey Head Coach Ken Fetterolf, and honorees’ families, among other school staff members.
Following are the student-athletes moving on to NCAA competition next year:
  • Erica Behr - Soccer, Saint Joseph's University
  • Miranda Behr - Soccer, Saint Joseph's University
  • Jessica Butler - Field Hockey, Widener University
  • Brigid Conmy - Cross Country, St. Mary's College
  • Emily Dossick - Golf, Bucks County Community College
  • Maddie Jimenez - Soccer, Chestnut Hill College
  • Kaela Jolibois - Track & Field, The University of Chicago
  • Katherine Mangione - Track & Field, Gettysburg College
  • Carolyn Mueller - Golf, The Catholic University of America
  • Danielle Shead - Swimming, Arcadia University
  • Brooke Simonson - Tennis, The Catholic University of America
  • Elayna Tsiouplis - Softball, Brown University
  • Maria Tunney - Soccer, Indiana University of Pennsylvania

 

Senior Athlete Recognition Day 2017

Congratulations to our student-athletes in the VJM Class of 2017 who will be continuing their athletic careers in college. These young ladies were honored in a ceremony led by VJM Athletic Director Becky Flynn Hensel on April 25, 2017:
  • Murphy Agnew - Soccer, Harvard University
  • Shannon Coleman - Soccer, Mount St. Mary's University
  • Sam DelViscio - Lacrosse, Pennsylvania State University
  • Briana Hocker - Golf, Alvernia University
  • Casey Kilchrist - Soccer, La Salle University
  • Maddie Major - Lacrosse, Lehigh University
  • Marisa Morano - Basketball, Ursinus College
  • Alexis Morace - Swimming, Lebanon Valley College
  • Christie Nemceff - Swimming, Monmouth University
  • Meghan Reguera - Swimming, Cabrini University
  • Eva Ruppersberger - Soccer, Arcadia University
  • Danielle Samson - Soccer, Philadelphia University
  • Katie Schramm - Track and Field, Loyola University of Maryland
  • Nikki Trzaska - Field Hockey, The Ohio State University

 

2017 Rowing Team

Villa introduced Rowing to its athletics lineup for the first time this year, and the team did not disappoint! The squads posted strong showings against programs that have been established for decades, even earning a 3rd-place medal in an event at the City Championships! We have high hopes for this amazing group of young rowers as they return to the water in the fall.
 

 

Senior Athlete Recognition Day 2016

Congratulations to our student-athletes in the VJM Class of 2016 who will be continuing their athletic careers in college. These young ladies were honored in a ceremony led by VJM Athletic Director Becky Flynn Hensel on May 13, 2016:
  • Bridget Galen - Soccer, St. Joseph's University
  • Francesca Bogiatzis - Basketball, Ursinus College
  • Gina D’Andrea - Softball, Stevenson University
  • Alyssa Dionisio - Soccer, Widener University
  • Gretchen Frantz - Soccer, North Central College
  • Kira Altomari - Bowling, Chestnut Hill College

 

Ani Javardian '16

Senior athlete Ani Javardian played for Team USA at the Pan-Armenian Games during the Summer of 2015. Ani and her teammates went on to earn the title 2015 Pan-Armenian Women’s Basketball Champions.

 

Senior Athlete Recognition Day 2015

Congratulations to our student-athletes in the VJM Class of 2015 who will be continuing their athletic careers in college. These young ladies were honored in a ceremony led by VJM Athletic Director Becky Flynn Hensel on May 7, 2015:
  • Alexandra Capozzi - Softball, Rosemont College
  • Erin Durnin - Track, Duquesne University
  • Alexa Fabbri - Swimming, Villanova University
  • Michaela Hollister - Track, Mount St. Mary
  • Morgan McDonough - Soccer, Immaculata University
  • Emily Messina - Swimming, Catholic University
  • Taylor Septer - Softball, University of Scranton
  • Taylor Stevens - Soccer, University of Scranton
  • Allie Trzaska - Soccer, University of Pennsylvania​​​​​​

Athletics Office

Becky Flynn Hensel
Athletic Director
215-357-8810 ext. 125
VJMAthletics@vjmhs.org

Amy Barr
Athletic Trainer
215-357-8810 ext. 222
abarr@vjmhs.org