Demer Holleran

(1967- )

Earning more open national titles than any person in U.S. history, Demer Holleran was the only American to effortlessly cross over from hardball to softball. She won two national junior titles; at Princeton she captured three intercollegiate championships and captained the team to an undefeated season in 1989. With her classic strokes, unpeturbable confidence and unequalled sportsmanship, Holleran won the Apawamis in 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993 and 1995, the Carol Weymuller Open in 1992 and 1993 and the Hyder in 1996, 1998 and 1999. She took the national
hardball title the last six years it was contested, as well as the national softball title six times-three times she won both titles the same year. On the doubles court, Holleran has garnered ten national titles in women’s doubles (one with Berkeley Belknap, nine with McConnell), five world doubles titles (with McConnell), eight national mixed (with Keen Butcher) and one world mixed (with Butcher). Achieving
a world softball ranking of twenty-one, she was a silver medalist in both the individual and team tournaments at the Pan-American Games in 1995 and in 1999. Holleran coached the Penn women for nine years, bringing them their first-ever Howe Cup victory in an undefeated 2000 season. That year she also won the President’s Cup, becoming the first women pro to receive US Squash’s highest award. Since October 2003 she has been the U.S. women’s team coach.

National Singles Champion 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1999
National Doubles Champion 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
National Mixed Doubles Champion 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002
World Doubles Champion 1994, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004
World Mixed Doubles Champion 1996