Club Sports

Holy Cross offers over 25 club sports teams. Competition ranges from recreational to highly competitive against other schools in the Northeast region.

Are you interested in continuing your favorite high school sport, but don’t have the time commitment to play at the varsity level? Perhaps there is a sport or recreational activity you have never participated in before, but have always wanted to explore. Are you new to the College and want to find a way to meet fellow students who share a common interest with you? Whatever your circumstance may be, the Club Sport program at Holy Cross offers students an opportunity for all students to enjoy the benefits of a group experience.

Club Sports are student-run Recognized Student Organizations (RSO) that arrange activities around a common interest in a particular sport. Each club sport has an executive board that works collaboratively with both Campus Recreation and the Student Government Association. 

The E-Board is in charge of attending monthly meetings, making financial decisions, travel arrangements, scheduling of practices and games, and ultimately making sure the club remains in good standing with the College.

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Current Club Sports

Ballroom Dance strives to provide a space for learning and growth. Regardless of skill, Ballroom Dance supports getting you out of your comfort zone through dance.  The team regularly practices during the week with competitions on the weekend. They annually host socials to invite new members to join, Dancing with the Stars, and The Crusader Classic in the spring.

The Club Baseball season begins in the fall semester as they are a member of the New England Club Baseball Association.  Tryouts typically begin during the first week of classes and practices are held regular three times a week with games on the weekend.  In the spring, the team remains active competing in the American Club Baseball Association.

The Men's Club Basketball team has made great strides to remain competitive by joining the National Club Basketball Association.  The team holds tryouts in October and their league play begins late October/early November.  The season runs through the early spring with games on the weekends.  The team practices and host home games in The Jo Recreation & Wellness Center. In the spring, they often compete at the highest level in the NIRSA Region 1 Basketball Tournament.

The Women's Club Basketball team is part of the Women's National Club Basketball Association. They practice weekly at The Jo Recreation & Wellness Center and play teams such as Boston College, UVM, and Yale.  Their season begins mid-October and runs through the spring.

The Equestrian club is sanctioned by the IHSA. The club practices down the road at Four Winds Farm in North Oxford, MA.  On weekends, they are traveling to UMass-Dartmouth, Assumption College, and Johnson & Wales to compete in horse shows.

The Women's Club Field Hockey League compete in the National Field Hockey League against other schools such as Boston College, Fairfield, and Assumption College. Their season begins in early fall with tryouts and practices twice a week.

Open to all current students; creates opportunities for skaters to compete at the local, regional and national levels within all disciplines of figure skating.

Calling all gaming enthusiasts! The purpose of this organization shall be to bring a community of gamers together through recreational and competitive gaming.

The Golf Club takes advantage of Pakachoag Golf Course just minutes from campus.  Join fellow golf enthusiasts for a round of golf and have the opportunity to participate in NCCGA golf tournaments

The Men’s Club Hockey team is a member of the American Collegiate Hockey Association competing against other colleges and universities in the New England area.  The team practices on campus twice a week with games on Tuesdays and the weekends.

The Women's Club Hockey team has seen tremendous growth in just their first few years in existence as a club on campus.  The club is a member of the Independent Women's Club Hockey League and practices twice a week beginning in October.  Their season runs from Mid-October to early February.

The Men's Club Lacrosse is a newly recognized student organization.  They are working towards getting practices established.

The Women's Club Lacrosse is active throughout the academic year.  In the fall, they practice twice a week and set up games on the weekends.  In the spring, they are competing in the New England Women's Lacrosse League against schools such as WPI, Tufts, and UMass-Lowell.

The Outdoors Club is a student organization committed to exploring the parks, trails, mountains, and other outdoor adventure opportunities available around Holy Cross and the surrounding area. The Outdoors Club is focused on allowing students to stretch their legs off campus in beautiful wildlife conservations.

The Men's Club Rugby team has been a force to be reckoned with over the last few years. The team has competed for the New England Rugby championship each of the last 4 years. In conference play in the Fall 2021, the team won a second NERFU Championship in as many seasons after a victory against Colby College at home, and made history by winning the ever competitive NCR Northeast Region for the first time. The team then went to Houston Texas to compete in the NCR National Semifinals, ultimately coming in 3rd place.

If you are looking to try a new sport, the Women's Club Rugby team is always looking for new players.  The club practices twice a week with matches on the weekend.  Each spring, the team travels to Rhode Island to compete in the Beast of the East Tournament.

Provides a welcoming environment where students can run together and have the option of competitive running.

The men's club soccer is very competitive on campus.  Members of the NIRSA Region 1 Conference, the club competes against other schools in the New England area.  Their season begins in early fall and runs through mid October.  In the spring, they continue to practice and set up games with schools in the area.

The Women’s Club Soccer team competes in the NIRSA Region 1 Conference against schools such as WPI, Clark, and Boston College.  The club is very active with fall tryouts the first week of the academic year. The club practices twice a week on Monday and Wednesday, with games on the weekend.

Have a passion for alpine racing?  The Club Ski team competes in the USCSA under the Davidson Division for Alpine Racing.  Competition takes them to Sunday River, Loon Mountain, and Jay Peak just to name a few.  Their season operates during the spring semester when winter is in full force in New England.

Club Swim provides the opportunity members to be competitive and enjoy the sport they love. From practices to meets against other teams in the North East, the club strives to be active on campus.  The team practices two times a week in the swimming pool in the Luth Athletic Complex.  They travel on the weekend to compete in meets as well as host meets on campus.

You do not have to be Roger Federer or Serena Williams to join the Club Tennis team.  The team is inclusive to all regardless of skills.  The team practices three times a week and competes in tournaments at Harvard and UMass.  During the spring, the club hopes to host round robin tournaments.

Regardless of skill, anyone can join the Ultimate Frisbee team.  The club practices three times a week on Freshman Field and travels on the weekend for tournaments.  Each spring, they travel to Myrtle Beach for the High Tide Ultimate Tournament to compete against other colleges and universities across the country.

The Men's Club Volleyball is only a few years removed from their trip to Nationals.  The club competes in the New England Collegiate Volleyball League.   Beginning in early fall, club practices 2-3 times a week with league tournaments on the weekend.

The Women's Club Volleyball team is a member of the Northeast Women's Club Volleyball League. The club practices regularly twice a week and travels across the Northeast competing in tournaments year-round.  

Looking to attend a club sport game? View driving directions to the fields (PDF).