Athletes in College

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Many of our athletes are interested in pursuing sports beyond high school. Some of these students are interested in the doors that sports can open, while others simply can't imagine life without their favorite pursuit. There are many reasons to consider college-level sports, and Visitation strives to support all of its athletes navigating this transition.

Our alumnae have gone on to play myriad sports at dozens of schools, from Division I to Division III. Some had a lengthy recruiting period, while others walked on to their respective teams. A few of the colleges and universities that our athletes have represented include:

  • Bates
  • Boston College
  • Bowdoin
  • Bucknell
  • College of William & Mary
  • Colgate
  • Columbia
  • Cornell
  • Drexel
  • Dickinson
  • Duke
  • Fairfield
  • Georgetown
  • Hamilton
  • Harvard
  • Holy Cross
  • Loyola Maryland
  • Naval Academy
  • Northeastern
  • Northwestern
  • Notre Dame
  • Notre Dame College of OH
  • Princeton
  • Penn State
  • Sewanee
  • Stanford
  • St. Mary's College Maryland
  • Tufts
  • Trinity College
  • UC Berkeley
  • UCLA
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Mary Washington
  • University of North Carolina Wilmington
  • University of Ohio
  • University of Pennsylvania
  • University of Virginia
  • Virginia Tech
  • Washington & Lee
  • Williams
  • Xavier
  • Yale

Tess McEvoy '13

LACROSSE/Yale University

"Playing lacrosse at Visitation taught me important lessons that have allowed me to succeed at Yale. On McNabb Field, I learned about teamwork and leadership. I learned how to push myself and how to motivate the people around me. I learned how to compete and how to love the game of lacrosse. Visitation provides the best preparation for girls to become successful college athletes. The combination of educational and athletic excellence that Visitation provides has allowed me to succeed both on and off the field at Yale."
In order to play at the collegiate level you need to be passionate about your sport. It requires a high-level of commitment that exceeds any kind of experience you have had so far. It is incredibly rewarding in countless ways and provides a sense of structure and a team that becomes like your family. Kirsten Swanson '15, lacrosse, UC Berkeley



Kathleen Humen in the College Counseling Office serves as our College Athletics Liaison, helping educate athletes about and guiding them through the recruiting process. She may be contacted at 202.337.3350, ext. 2279 or