In addition to the sports we love to watch, there are also those we love to play, and the Club sponsors three successful alumni sports teams that welcome and include alumni of all ages, skill levels, and schools. Most of our alumni sports teams participate in the over 64-school strong Capital Alumni Network (CAN), which is a league of college- affiliated teams associated with their respective alumni chapters in the D.C. area. Georgetown’s alumni teams are known for on-field and off-field success, sportsmanship, and fun. Over the past year, dozens of D.C. Hoyas played in alumni basketball, flag football, and softball as part of the CAN program. The Club’s alumni sports are coordinated by D.C. Club Membership Chair John Crisafulli, who also plays on the softball team and coaches the basketball team.
The D.C. Hoyas’ CAN Softball team finished the 2016 season as one of the top squads in the 64-team league, with an 11-3 overall record and a division championship on the heels of a 7-0 mark in division play. The team's big wins came over league powers Florida, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, and Georgia. The Hoyas advanced through the first weekend of the league tournament and won their first game of the second weekend over UConn before falling to eventual runner-up Maryland in the Round of 16. As of this writing, the Club is off to another great season in 2017, and with a 9-3 record has already secured its second straight division championship. Our distribution list includes nearly 100 local Hoyas, approximately 25 of whom are regular contributors to the team in one way or another, plus a strong core that has played together for a decade. The group includes undergraduate and graduate alumni spanning nearly 20 years, and covers all skill levels. The Hoya softball team is led by Coach Steve Wanczyk (MA '04), Assistant Coach Mark Murphy (F ’06), and Assistant Coach John Crisafulli (F '04).
The Club’s CAN flag football team finished the 2016 season 6-4, good for fourth place in the Ali Division. Big regular season wins came over Penn State and Villanova. In the tournament, the team beat Villanova again before falling to Johns Hopkins, who went on to win the tournament for the third year in a row. Each team is responsible for providing referees for other teams’ games. The flag football team includes players from multiple schools and class years (and even a few significant others) and is led by Coach Wynne Kelly (C '00) and Co-Coach Thomas Quinn (F ‘07) .
The basketball team, led by Coach John Crisafulli (F '04) and Coach Nick Hart (B '10), finished the season in third place in the Stead Park Division with a record of 5-3. This included huge wins over league powerhouses Syracuse (the two-time defending champion) and Notre Dame. The team consists of players of all skill levels, including former Hoya basketball players on both the men's and women's teams. The Hoyas finished the season with a loss to Indiana in the league tournament.