A Review of the Past Week in Providence Academy Athletics
Thursday, January 23 the team skied in the IMAC annual conference grade level race for the prize of homemade snowflake cookies. With snow falling lightly, pleasant temperatures and good ski conditions, 21 of co-op skiers raced with considerable pleasure and competition. Coach Johnson informs us that, “Each skier raced against others of their own grade, with the top three in each grade earning a cookie. We won four cookies, including seniors Nalia Petersen and Maddie Kelly finishing first and second in the senior girls race.”
One co-op parents commented, “What an awesome day. I loved that race. It was fun but competitive, so fun to see everyone skiing and just being outside.” It was a great joy for this coach as well.
Next up: Tuesday, January 28 the team will compete in the IMAC Championships, the Classic Race begins at 10:00 a.m., the Skate Race starts at 1:00 p.m. and the Middle School and Junior Varsity Championship 5K Skate Race follows at Elm Creek Park Reserve.
Junior Sam Schroeder led the way against SPA dropping in a cool 20 and sophomore Jimmy Fafinski tallied 18 against SCP.
Tuesday, January 21, the team took on IMAC foe Breck School. Leading 30-29 at half the Lions came out roaring and drained 35 points to the hosts 25 in the second half to top the Mustangs 65-54. Junior JP Luedke lead the way with 14 points in this very important conference win.
Next up: Tonight the Lions will host the Mounds Park Academy Panthers in an unusual 5:30 tipoff.
On Monday, January 20 the co-op got back to their winning ways by defeating Mankato West 4-2. Ava Wasserman lite the lamp three times to record a hat trick, Hannah Schommer chipped in two helpers and Ellie Wasserman faced 38 shots to record a .947 save percentage.
On Tuesday, January 21 United hosted the highly ranked AA Blake Bears. After a closely play, 1-0 first period The Bears opened up play a bit and topped United 7-1. Ava Wassermanpicked up the goal from senior Hannah Schommer. Ellie Wasserman withstood the onslaught of 57 shots on goal.
Coach Berthiaume ruminates, “PA continues to make a HUGE contribution to the girls hockey co-op. Ava and Hannah have combined for 56 points so far this season, and Ellie has been outstanding between the pipes. On Tuesday vs Blake Ava scored the 49th goal of her young career. I predict that she will eclipse the 50 mark this weekend.”
Next up: Tonight United will take on the Fairmont High School Cardinals. Puck drops at 7:00 p.m. at Minnehaha Academy’s South Campus.
Plan ahead: Friday, January 31, all friends and fans are invited to attend Girls Hockey Senior Night at Minnehaha Academy South Campus, 7:00 p.m. scheduled start time. Minnehaha United vs. St. Peter. Free admission for students. Homemade chili and cake!
The very next day, Saturday, February 1, is “Stick it to Cancer Day!” where Minnehaha United team player, Lucy Lyngen of DeLaSalle, will be recognized for her battle and defeat of cancer. Lucy will be raising money for the cancer kids on the seventh floor at Children’s Hospital, many of whom are terminal. Game vs. Marshall at 2:00 p.m. at Minnehaha Academy South Campus. As always, student admission is free.
Coach Goetz passed on, “The team would also like to give a huge “Thank You/Shout Out” to the Pep Band for showing up to our game against Breck on Tuesday. They sounded amazing and we loved having you there!”
Next Tuesday, January 28 the Lions will host IMAC leader Minnehaha for a rematch of their closely contested first game. 7:00 p.m. scheduled tip-off.
Register Now for Spring Sports
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
Summer Baseball Sign Up
Please follow this link to register.
Questions may be directed to Candido Palomarez
Free Lacrosse Clinic
The clinics will be held on Saturday, February 2 ,9, and 23 in the Providence Academy Dome.
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