VMA Athletic Hall of Fame

Villa Maria Academy is excited to announce the creation of the Villa Maria Academy Hall of Fame to honor the athletes, coaches, and teams who have brought acclaim to the school through their athletic successes. Villa will recognize and induct those people who exhibited the characteristics of teamwork, determination, and good sportsmanship while they represented Villa Maria and thus, left an indelible mark on the athletic program. Inclusion in the Hall of Fame will assist in continuing the tradition of excellence of Villa Maria Academy athletics.

The Hall of Fame Committee

The Hall of Fame committee will be, in essence, the selection committee for the Hall of Fame. The committee will be comprised of members of the following groups:

  • Alumnae
  • Athletic Director (permanent member)
  • Director of Advancement (permanent member)
  • Faculty Member
  • Head Coaches (with tenure of at least 5 years)
  • After the 1st year, a member of the Hall of Fame

With the exception of the inaugural committee, the members of the committee will serve a term of no more than 3 consecutive years. Committee members will be invited by the Director of Advancement. If, in a given year, a member of the committee is on the Hall of Fame ballot, he or she will have to abstain from voting that year. New members will be invited in year two.

Criteria for Induction

In order to be considered for induction into the Villa Maria Academy Hall of Fame all candidates must have:

  • Upheld the mission and core values of Villa Maria Academy
  • Exhibited good moral character and integrity
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership qualities
  • Achieved athletic success that stands out from the ordinary
  • Candidates may be inducted posthumously
Athletes
  • Must be a graduate of Villa Maria Academy
  • Must have graduated 10 or more years ago
  • Must have played at the varsity level of at least 2 years
  • Must have exhibited all the qualities of a good teammate (i.e. selflessness, leadership, good sportsmanship, integrity)
Coaches
  • Must have coached at Villa Maria for at least 5 years
  • Must be role models of sportsmanship, integrity, and character
  • Must have made a significant contribution to their respective sport (i.e. record, championships)
Teams
  • Championship caliber team
  • 10 years must have lapsed since the championship

Nominations Regulations

  • Nominations can be made by a teammate, coach, administrator , or classmate
  • Self-nominations or nominations made by family members who are not teammates, coaches , administrators, or classmates will not be considered
  • The forms will be available online or in the Advancement Office at Villa Maria
  • Nominations, accompanied by resumes and other supporting material should be mailed to:

Kathy McCartney
Director of Advancement
Villa Maria Academy
370 Central Ave.
Malvern PA 19355