Holy Family Fall Sports

This year’s Holy Family fall sports put together an excellent season and continued to represent the school with competitive integrity and exceptional performances. Although none of the teams made it past the section tournament, Holy Family athletics strung together a season to remember. 


Boys soccer finished the regular season 10-1-3 and ranked first in all of Class 1A. The team displayed respectable performances against large and competitive 3A and 2A teams, while blowing out all 1A contenders. Led by captains Kaden Dervin, Eric Oconitrillo, and Joey Maher, the boys thought this was going to be their year to participate and win the Minnesota State Tournament held in the US Bank Stadium. The boys started sections strong with an easy win against United Christain in the semi-finals after being rewarded for their 1A undefeated season with a first round bye. In the section semi-finals, the boys hosted Watertown Mayer who they had just played  2 weeks before and won 1-0. Unfortunately, the boys lost 0-1 in a tight matchup; just like that, the season was over. Overall, the boys had an amazing season, but unfortunately, it was the last for sixteen seniors and the head coach Mr.O. The boys ended the season with a smile on their faces, however, as captain Eric Oconitrillo became a Class 1A Mr. Soccer finalist.


The girls soccer team saw similar results and success as the boys in the 2022 season. They ended the season 9-6-2 despite playing many 3A teams and one of the hardest schedules in Holy Family girls soccer history. The team was led by the top point leaders Maggie Dowling (13) and Gabby Legg (13). Although the season ended a lot sooner than expected, the girls believe the season as a whole was successful and are motivated to make a comeback next year. 


The girls tennis team entered the section tournament as first ranked in their conference and 2nd in their section, looking to make a long run at state. However, in a close battle with Providence in the quarter-final, they fell just short of a championship. Nevertheless, the girls look back at the season through a positive lens and hope to come back next year even better. This year’s captains, Emma Murphy and Callie Lizak, led the girls to such a successful season. The girls believe that their positive attitude and grit was very formative in their success. The girls finished the season 11-10 and are looking forward to their 2023 season. 


The Holy Family girls volleyball team finished the regular season 12-11 and played Glencoe in the first round of sections. The girls were proud to have a school record breaker for the most aces in a season. Zoe Schule broke the prior record (44) with 49 in the regular season. Unfortunately, the season ended short with a first round section exit. 


Holy Family football entered the season with hopes to win a few games, but saw an 0-9 season with their competitive schedule. Although the team didn’t win, individual players put up impressive numbers: captain Michael Richelsen (rushing yards and tackles), captain Keiran Paidosh (receptions and receiving yards), and Gavin Frye (passing yards and touchdowns). The team lost in the first round of sections. Almost a dozen seniors will graduate from this hard-working team.