The Bishop O’Connell Lady Knights girls cross country program is dedicated to the principles of commitment, dedication, and teamwork, and is focused on creating an environment in which every young lady can develop her abilities to their fullest. While team accomplishments are worthy goals, it is even more important to Coach Cindy Walls that each young lady increase her confidence, self-esteem, and positive life skills that will serve her well throughout her life.
The program is committed to providing an encouraging, yet challenging, setting that consistently reaffirms the values of hard work, sacrifice, and team fulfillment. While individual growth is the central focus, past teams have set impressive standards of achievement upon which the growing tradition of excellence is based.
Coach Walls sets high standards of conduct and effort for members of the team and has an unwavering commitment to excellence. She believes in a well-balanced and demanding training plan, and in setting realistic goals for every runner. Coach Walls is a devout runner who wants all of her runners to develop a lifelong love for the sport, and she provides the kind of direction and leadership that allows runners of all skill levels to flourish as individuals.