On Saturday, September 9, the cross country team had strong showing at the Quad XC Invitational. The team of Hope Brown, Sarah Raubenheimer, Anna Fratantoni, & Julia Ayres finished in 8th place out of a field of over 70 relay teams. The team of Isabel Carden, Julia Samar, Alyssa Ficco, and Julianna Mattei received an award for their 2nd place finish in the Junior/Senior division.
On Wednesday, September 13, 2017, Villa won their first league meet against Mount St. Joseph Academy with a score of 26-29. The top five finishers for Villa were Hope Brown, who won the race, Sarah Raubenheimer (4th place), Caroline Corr (5th place), Julia Ayres (7th place), and Katie Regan (9th place). All of the runners ran well and the team celebrated Katie Boland’s birthday along with the win.