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Homecoming Success

Did you embrace your Tiger Pride and join the Holy Family community for our 2019 Holy Family Homecoming on Saturday, October 5th at the Holy Family University Campus? This family-friendly event was open for everyone, and this year’s Homecoming was filled with exciting options.

The events took place in the parking lot between the Stevenson Lane Residence dormitory and the soccer field.

James Garvey, the Vice President for University Advancement at Holy Family, was beyond ecstatic about this year’s Homecoming. Garvey said, “I believe that the most important element to a successful Homecoming is the chance to see our sports teams in action.” HFU’s tennis, volleyball, and soccer teams were all in action for homecoming.

Women’s tennis kicked things off by hosting Caldwell University at The Union League Golf Club at Torresdale, which is right across the street! Our women’s tennis team lost a nail-biter 4-3.

They were immediately followed by our women’s volleyball team who hosted Post University in the Campus Center Gym at 12 P.M. Our volleyball team emerged victorious as they blew past Post University three sets to none. The team is shooting for another run in the NCAA Division II Tournament like last season.

Our student-run carnival consisted of family activities like pumpkin and face painting, an inflatable rock wall. and of course great eats. The food trucks fired up delectables at noon.

Also at noon, the women’s soccer team hosted Nyack College, and they were immediately followed by the men’s soccer team who also hosted Nyack College. Our women’s team breezed past Nyack by netting 8 total goals. Our men’s team was also victorious as they beat Nyack college 1-0 on a Joel Richmond goal in the 80th minute.

An alumni beer garden was open from 12 to 4 P.M, which was followed by Mass with Father Mac at 5 P.M in the lower lobby of the Campus Center.

The Homecoming event concluded with an Alumni Athletics event from 7 to 10 P.M at Chickie’s and Pete’s on the Roosevelt Boulevard.

Most events are free to attend, but registering in advance for the Homecoming helps the school, the vendors, and food trucks prepare.

For any additional alumni and Homecoming information, click the link below:

https://www.holyfamily.edu/alumni/alumni-resources/homecoming/faq

By Terrell Green and Timothy Harrison. Timothy Harrison is a Philadelphia native who majors in History and also minors in Writing at Holy Family University. Terrell Green is a Junior English major in his second semester at Holy Family University.