A Review of the Past Week in Providence Academy Athletics
Coach Brown shares, “We had a great week winning two games with a big overtime victory over CHOF last night. These young men have made so much progress; we’ve battled injuries and sickness and yet each night we get players stepping up! We are on a three game winning streak with a very good Jordan team coming to PA for a 1:00 p.m. game tomorrow afternoon”
Since December 20, 2019, the Minnehaha United girls hockey coop has gone 3-2 with 2 victories over Waseca and another over Minnesota River. The losses came to Breck and Osseo/Park Center. During the 5 game stretch, sophomore Ava Wasserman scored 10 goals and recorded 5 assists, for an average of 3 points per game. Senior Hannah Schommer scored a goal and recorded 4 assists. Sophomore Ellie Wasserman picked up the win vs. MN River, stopping 23 of 26 shots faced and freshman Grace Petzold continues to play well as a solid defensive center.
Coach Berthiaume shares, “Hannah and Ava’s line has produced an enormous amount of offense over the Christmas Break, which propelled the team to its 3-game winning streak. Ellie has been solid between the pipes but has run into some tough match-ups against bigger schools and highly ranked programs. MU has a fun weekend ahead as we’ll host Eveleth-Gilbert on Friday and play an outdoor game on Saturday vs St. Paul Henry Sibley. We’re counting on the girls from Providence Academy to continue to make their impact on the game.”
Coach Tearse reports, “With a number of new players on the team it took a bit of time to get everyone on the same page. Then we had tens days of the Flu resulting in the cancellation and rescheduling of two games and a week with no goaltenders. Since then the team has continued to improve learning with each game we play. We have a balanced offense with every player on the Varsity having scored either a goal or assist and Joshua Koskie holding down the fort in goal. Newcomer Evan Villagomez (goaltender grade 8) earned his first Varsity win versus Prairie Center on January 9th. The next three weeks are busy with conference and section opponents and will determine how far we have come as a team.”
Coach continues, “We have an exciting team that is fun to coach and to watch. please come to share in the excitement with the boys as they show their Lions Pride on Ice.”
Next up Saturday, January 10 the Lions will travel to Historic Drake Arena on the campus of St. Paul Academy and Summit School to take on the Spartans. Puck is scheduled to drop at 1:00 p.m.
Over break the girls basketball team got the opportunity to host 3 games. On December 26, the Lions played host to Class 3A St. Francis. The Lions got off to a hot start against the Saints and never looked back. At the half, the Lions were in front by a score of 37-10. The story was much of the same in the second half as the Lions poured in 35 more points to come away with a win by the score of 72-33. The Lions were led in scoring by senior Madie Anderson who scored 19 points and knocked down 3 more 3 pointers. Closely behind her was senior Hailey Hohenecker with 17 points and freshman Grace Counts with 13 points.
The following day the Lions would take on Section 5AA opponent Maranatha Christian Academy for the Providence Academy Tournament Championship. The first half was a tight battle which saw an early Providence Academy lead shrink as the half went on. The Mustangs threw in some interesting defenses to keep the Lions guessing early. Into the half the Lions lead by a score of 31-25. After some halftime adjustments, the Lions came out swinging and were able to combine some great inside looks and some outside shooting to extend their lead. The Lions scored 43 points in the second half to take down the Mustangs 74-41. The Lions were led in scoring by senior Hailey Hohenecker with 18 points, sophomore Maria Counts with 16 points, and senior Madie Anderson dropping in 14 points. Also of note in this game was freshman Kyra Miller dropping in 3 long range shots in the second half to open up the Lions lead on her way to 11 points.
After the New Year the Lions got a chance to ring in 2020 with another game against a class 3A opponent. On January 3, the Lions took on Delano of the Wright County Conference. Another close game at the half for the Lions as the Lions had to handle the hot shooting of the Delano post players. At the half the Lions had a 31-26 lead. After some halftime adjustments, the Lions were able to go on a large 14-0 run and help put away the Tigers. The Lions were lead with a very balanced scoring attack. freshman Grace Counts led the way with 15 points, her sister, sophomore Maria Counts was next with 14, seniors Madie Anderson and Hailey Hohenecker each dropped in 12 of their own, and senior Lauren Kettler was able to score 10 points. Also of note, Grace Counts also had 18 rebounds in the game.
On Tuesday, January 7 the Lions played host to their first conference home game against Mounds Park Academy and topped the Panthers 78-18. Senior Hailey Hohenecker led the way with 22 points and 7 steals.
Congratulations to Hailey Hohenecker for being mentioned in the Sailor.mnsun.com for her stellar performance against Concordia Academy in December.
Next up: Tonight, the Lions will take on the 2019 2A State Champion Minnehaha Academy on their home court. Followed by a Saturday home game against Jordan.
FREE Upper Extremity Injury Prevention Screening
Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists who provide sports medicine services for Providence Academy has announced they will be hosting their annual FREE Upper Extremity Injury Prevention Screening on Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 at their location in Edina (8100 West 78th Street) from 9:00am to 11:30am.
This free screening is open to youth and high school athletes ages 12 to 22 who participate in an upper extremity dominant sport such as softball, baseball, volleyball, swimming, tennis. This screening helps preventatively assess for common upper extremity injuries, including rotator cuff deficits, core and glute strength weaknesses, functional range of motion pathologies, and more.
Download flyer here or feel free to contact former PA Athletic Trainer and assistant track and field coach Jill Michel with any questions! Looking forward to seeing your athletes in February!
Jill Michel, MS, ATC
Outreach Lead; Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists
(w) 952-946-9777 (c) 612-296-2711
Register Now for Spring Sports
Registration for spring sports is open now through Tuesday, January 28. To register, simply visit the athletic registration homepage, click “Athletic Team Registration,” select “Middle School” or “High School” and follow the prompts. If you have any questions, please contact Athletic Director Mr. Daren Messmore Go, Lions!
Available offerings for each division are as follows:
Track and Field – Grades 6-8
Baseball – Grades 9-12
Boys Golf – Grades 7-12
Girls Golf – Grades 7-12
Boys Lacrosse – Grades 7-12
Girls Lacrosse (co-op) – Grades 9-12 (will register through Mound Westonka, details to follow)
Softball – Grades 7-12
Boys Tennis – Grades 7-12
Track and Field – Grades – 9-12
Scores and Standings
Check our and keep up on all varsity and non varsity team results on our Scores and Standings page.