Dr. Catherine "Katie" Doswell Born '06
One of the most dominant track athletes in the state of Virginia during her prep career, Katie Doswell Born '06 was a three-time state champion in the 1600 meters, winning six total state titles as a Saint. As a senior, she earned the Times-Dispatch/Sports Backers Scholar Athlete of the Year as the best female athlete in any sport in the Richmond area. Katie’s indoor time in the 1000-meters is among the all-time fastest in the state and ranked No. 2 all-time nationally at the time. She won the 2006 Nike Indoor Nationals in the 800-meters and was a three-time indoor track All-American. Katie continued her career at Duke University.
Marianne Bocock Doyle '88
A natural leader, Marianne Bocock Doyle '88 was a three-sport team captain — field hockey, soccer and lacrosse. She excelled in lacrosse, earning honorable mention All-American as a senior. Marianne continued playing lacrosse at Dartmouth, earning All-Ivy League and All-American honors. She was a member of the U.S. Lacrosse team for four years. Marianne remains involved in lacrosse, having coached at Dartmouth, coaching Hanover High School (New Hampshire) to two state titles and founding the Empower Lacrosse Club for girls in New Hampshire and Vermont. She joins her sister Natalie Bocock Turnage '79 in the St. Catherine’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
Susan King French '55
Well before the current on-campus aquatics center opened, Susan King French '55 was a successful swimmer and diver on the state and national level. As a rising sophomore she won the National Junior AAU one-meter diving championship. She won state AAU titles in the 50-yard freestyle, 50-yard breaststroke (two years) and one-meter diving (three years). Susan was a three-sport athlete at St. Catherine’s — field hockey, tennis and basketball — and a White Team captain. She later competed on the Anderson Cup for CCV and raced competitively for the Richmond Ski Club.
Sarah Townsend Harrison '60 (posthumous award)
A very accomplished tennis athlete, Sarah Townsend Harrison '60 collected more than 80 tennis trophies during her career. As a St. Catherine’s student, she won the Junior State Tennis Championship twice and the Junior State Doubles title once and was a four-time Richmond City Junior Girl’s Champion. Sarah later went on to win three Richmond City Singles Championships, two Virginia State Women’s Singles titles and one State doubles title. Sarah was a three-sport athlete at St. Catherine’s, playing field hockey, basketball and tennis. She was named to the Allied Eastern Field Hockey first team.
Margaret "Miss Mickey" McVey (posthumous award)
During her tenure at St. Catherine’s, Margaret McVey (known as Miss Mickey) served as Head of Athletics from 1922-1947 and also coached field hockey, basketball and track and field. Miss Mickey was very involved in field hockey in the region and the nation. She served as an umpire, manager and coach for several U.S. Field Hockey teams. St. Catherine’s former gymnasium, now home to the theatre and dance departments, was named in her honor. Miss Mickey attended Virginia Randolph Ellett School (as St. Catherine’s was known), but graduated from John Marshall High School. She competed in field hockey at Sweetbriar College.
Frannette Sheffield Miller '91
As a dominant multi-faceted track athlete, Frannette Sheffield Miller '91 succeeded as both a runner, jumper and thrower for Saints track and field. She competed in a variety of events including triple jump, long jump, shot put, 100-meter hurdles, 300-meter hurdles and relay events. At one time Frannette owned 11 School records, with several falling in just the past three years. Twenty-four years later, Frannette continues to hold the indoor 100-meter hurdles record (15.54). She continued her track career at Appalachian State University, earning All-Conference honors in the 400-meter hurdles and still holds the tenth best time in school history in that event.
Dr. Tovia Martirosian Smith '98
A two-sport senior captain and three-sport athlete, Tovia Martirosian Smith '98 earned all-LIS honors all four years in field hockey and was all-LIS in soccer and lacrosse as well. She continued her field hockey career at Yale where she was named first-team All-Ivy League, first team Regional All-American and third team All-American. She was also named to the NFHCA Division I National Academic Squad. She joins her younger sisters Alexis Martirosian '01 and Natalie Martirosian Mason '01 in the St. Catherine’s Athletic Hall of Fame.
2000 Saints Field Hockey team
When the 2000 Saints field hockey team played, people came to watch. The team was a force with a 25-2 record, 10-0 in LIS regular season, winning the first-ever LIS and state titles for field hockey. Coached by current Saints Coach Don Warner, the team recorded a big win over AAA State Champion Princess Anne and beat Collegiate 5-2 for the LIS championship. Three athletes earned all-state, Natalie Martirosian was named State Player of the Year and Times-Dispatch Metro Player of the Year. Five athletes from the team continued with very successful college careers and even national level competition and Ginny Sutton Turner is now the head field hockey coach at Division I Davidson College.
Athletes on the 2000 Saints Field Hockey Team
Sara Bacon '02, Liza Bance '01, Louise Hallberg '01, Molly Hannon '03, Eliza Hickey Heyward '01, Jenny Sauer Holladay '02, Tess Leppert Huggins '01, Mallory Outten Lexa '02, Alexis Martirosian '01, Natalie Martirosian Mason '01, Ginger Tripp McAdams '01, Corbin Dunlap Page '02, Katie Temple Parker '02, Kate Gregory Rawles '02, Molly Reid '01, Meg Durham Strauss '01, Jane Moss Tinder '03, Ginny Sutton Turner '01, Catherine Avery Warfield '02, Margaret Norfleet Weismiller '02, Kitt Murphy Zuk '01