As the 2018 and 2019 NEPSAC Class D champions and 2020 NEPSAC Class C quarterfinalists, the Holderness School Girls Varsity Basketball team balances teamwork with competitive excellence. Committed to hard work, positive progress, and building the hoops family on and off the court, the team is dedicated to improving all aspects of their individual and team game. Team members go on to compete at Division I and III programs, including recent graduates playing at Cornell University, Brandeis University, and Skidmore College.
The team is led by Coach Sam Daigneault ’96, a former NESCAC Defensive Player of the Year at Williams College.
Sam Daigneault joined the Holderness faculty in 2020. Sam teaches psychology and coaches girls’ varsity basketball. She is a Holderness graduate (class of 1996) and has degrees from Williams College and Old Dominion University. Sam began her teaching career in 2001 and has taught in Texas, Florida, Virginia, and Rhode Island, before coming to New Hampshire. She loves spending time with her four children and her beagle Copper.