Winter Sports


Coach: Kathy McCartney

Coach McCartney, who is also Villa Maria’s Director of Advancement, has been the basketball coach at Villa Maria for 31 seasons. In that time she and her teams have racked up more than 500 career wins,  10 district championships, and several forays deep into the state tournament.

Freshman Basketball

Coach: Kathy McCartney

Freshmen basketball offers ninth graders the opportunity to get significant playing time.  Every girl on the team gets the chance to develop her skills and have some fun on the court.


Coach: Sherry-Lee McAuliffe

Cheerleaders perform at the three school pep rallies, supports all athletic teams at their “raise the roof” games, and cheers and performs at all regular season home basketball games and away championship games.

The Competition Team, a subset of the squad, will participate in three competitions throughout the season. Competition Team members must be members of the cheerleading squad, and able to do a toe touch, pike jump, forward roll, cartwheel, and round-off, and have stunting experience and high performance energy and ability.

Indoor Track

Coach: Maggie Brill

The Indoor Track team competes in a variety of meets throughout the season.


Coach: Cathy Hay (Swimming)

Villa Maria’s swim team has achieved a high level of success, winning the district for the past 16 consecutive years, and the state championship for the past 8 years. Swimmers and divers practice at Malvern Prep.