Cross Country Standout Rachel Sowinski

Holy Redeemer Cross Country and Track and Field standout Rachel Sowinski of Mountaintop will continue her academic and athletic career at the College of the Holy Cross in the fall. Sowinski also considered Binghamton University, University of Delaware, Penn State, Bucknell, Lafayette, and American University before choosing Holy Cross where she intends to major in biology.

Rachel was a varsity member of the Cross Country and Track and Field teams for the past four years and one of the Cross Country co-captains for the past two years. The Holy Redeemer Girls Cross Country team, coached by Ed Roman, has been the District 2 champions for the past four years.

Sowinski was the Conference and District Champion as a freshman as well as a state medalist all four years with a 5th place finishes her senior year. As a member of the Holy Redeemer Track and Field team, Rachel was a state qualifier each year that she ran. She also earned a 7th place State medal in the 1600 meter run at the Indoor Track and Field Championships in 2012.

Sowinski earned several honors during her Cross Country career at Holy Redeemer. She was the Citizen’s Voice Runner of the Year and Athlete of the Week as a freshman. From 2008-2012, she was chosen as a Cross Country All-Star by the Citizen’s Voice and The Times Leader as well as the Wyoming Valley Strider’s Club.

At Holy Redeemer, Sowinski is a member of the National Honor Society, the St. Michael’s Society, and Student Council. She is also a Bishop’s Youth Award recipient. She is the daughter of Tom and

Marisa Sowinski and has an older sister Courtney who is a 2007 graduate of Bishop Hoban High School.

A Division I university, The College of the Holy Cross is located in Worcester, Massachusetts. The Crusaders compete in the Patriot League against opponents such as Army, Navy, Lafayette, Bucknell and American University.