A review of the past week in Providence Academy Athletics.

Congratulations to Our Lions Bound for Collegiate Athletics:
This year, four seniors participated in an athletic celebratory signing ceremony to commemorate their intentions of competing at the collegiate level in basketball, cross country, track and field, and volleyball.

Congratulations to Hailey Hohenecker, Maddie Kelly, Kate Neill, and Max Peckenschneider on this exciting new chapter for each of their athletic careers. Your PA community couldn’t be prouder of you. We are grateful to have been blessed with the exceptional leadership and athleticism you’ve shared with us throughout the years, and we wish you all the best on your future endeavors.

What’s Next for Our Student-Athletes
Hailey Hohenecker: University of Sioux Falls, Basketball
Maddie Kelly: University of Chicago (Early Assurance Commitment), Cross Country and Track & Field
Kate Neill: University of Tennessee, Cattanooga; Volleyball
Max Peckenschneider: University of Wisconsin, Madison; Track & Field

Click here to read about each of our senior student-athletes. Congratulations, Lions!

Girls Swimming and Diving:
The PA/Blake co-op participated in the Section 2A Championship Meet at Richfield on Friday, November 8. Congratulations to seniors Megan Rothberg and Angelina Hartley, sophomore Anna Heaney, and freshman Taylor Smith for advancing to Section Finals.



Coach Luke Johnson shared, “Angelina Hartley will advance to the MSHSL State today in the 200 free and 100 fly. We fought hard and showed great spirit. The future of our team is bright!”

Tournament information and results may be found here.

Girls Hockey:

On Thursday, November 7, the team dropped the puck on their season as they took on the Armstrong/Cooper Wings at New Hope Ice Arena. Minnehaha United fell to the Wings by a score of 8-0.

Sophomore Ellie Wasserman had 43 saves in the game. For freshman Grace Petzold’s varsity debut, she played center. Senior Hannah Schommer and sophomore Ava Wasserman are on a line together, and Coach Dan Berthiaume is hoping they can generate offense like they did last season.

Coach Berthiaume said, “The girls have been working hard all week at practice and look to bounce back in the home opener against Albert Lea on Saturday, November 16, at Minnehaha Academy.”

Follow @MinnehahaUnited to stay up to date with everything Girls Hockey.

Looking Ahead:

Next week we will feature previews for each of our winter teams. Keep an eye out for the “Week in Review” to find out who the returning varsity players will be, which newcomers to watch, and who is going to have a break-out season!

Winter Soccer Training Available for LS, MS and US Students:

The Providence Academy Soccer Boosters invite all current and prospective soccer players to participate in winter soccer training, which started on Wednesday, November 13. Training for all ages (LS, MS, US) will take place in the PA Dome or in Gym C on the following days and times:

  • Mondays from 6:00-7:00 p.m. for LS, MS, and US athletes
  • Wednesdays from 3:45-5:30 p.m. for MS and US athletes only
  • Saturdays in Gym C
    • (1) Lower School from 1:00-2:15 p.m.
    • (2) MS/US Girls from 2:15-3:25 p.m.
    • (3) MS/US Boys from 3:35-4:55 p.m.

This winter soccer training is free to all interested students. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the PA Soccer Booster Club. No registration is required. A link to the training calendar for November through March can be obtained by contacting the booster club.

Scores and Standings:
Keep up on all sports teams’ results on our Scores and Standings page.

Remember to follow @PAheadmaster, @PAcademyATH, @PA_MSathletics, @PALionsAD, and @ProvidenceLions for the most current updates regarding Providence Academy Athletics.

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