A review of the past week in Providence Academy Athletics.

Fall sports registration will open Monday May 13:
It’s time for students in grades 5-12 to register for fall sports! Registration opens Monday, May 13 and runs through Monday, June 10. The first round of team Fall Flash stores will open around Monday, June 17.

Below is the list of opportunities available for students. To register, simply visit the athletic registration homepage, click “Athletic Team Registration” icon, select “Middle School” or “High School” and follow the prompts.

If you have any questions, contact Assistant Athletic Director Sarah Melhorn at sarah.melhorn@providenceacademy.org or 763-258-5530. Go, Lions!

High School Activities
Football 9-12
Boys Soccer 9-12
Girls Soccer 9-12
Cross Country 7-12
Girls Tennis 7-12
Girls Swimming and Diving 7-12
Volleyball 9-12
Spirit Squad Girls grades 8-12

Middle School Activities
TackleBar Football 5-8
Boys Soccer 5-8
Girls Soccer 5-8
Cross Country 5-6
Volleyball 5-8
 

Track and Field:
The Providence Academy Lions were well represented on Thursday, May 9, at the Section 4AA True Team Track and Field meet. The girls team placed eighth, and the boys team placed sixth out of the eleven schools at the meet.

Junior Maddie Kelly took first place in the girls 3200m run with a time of 11:20.85.  Junior Max Peckenschneider placed first in the boys 200m dash with a season best time of 22.18.  Senior Aaron Davis had an amazing day, as he took first place in the boys 400m dash with a blazing time of 52.64.  Davis placed second in the boys triple jump, jumping his season best of 41-00.50, and he also placed fourth in the boys 200m dash with a season personal record of 23.58.  Senior Dylan Servais placed third in the boys long jump flying into the pit with a distance of 20-3.50.

Coach Hohenecker shares, “There was a lot of good competition in the True Team meet. The athletes worked hard toward their personal goals and worked well together as a team.  Congratulations on a job well done.”

Next up: The Lions Track and Field team will be competing in the IMAC Conference Championship meet at Providence Academy on Thursday, May 16.  The field events as well as the running events begin at 3:45 p.m.

Follow @PA_trackNfield ‏to stay up to date with everything Providence Track and Field.

Softball:
The Softball team is 2-11.

Junior Monica Rampetsreiter led all Lions in extra base hits on the week.

Sophomore CeCe Ahlers has reached base safely in each of the last 6 contests.

Eighth grader Skylar Bartz continues to frustrate opposing pitchers by leading the team in walks on the season and in stolen bases over the last week.

Coach Horstman shares, “The team bats are really starting to show more power and consistency, as runs and extra base hits are coming at twice the rate they were during the first two weeks of games.”

Next up: This afternoon, the Lions will saunter up Vicksburg Lane to challenge the Heritage Christian Academy Eagles. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

Follow @Softball_PA ‏ to stay up to date with everything Providence Softball.

Complete stats may be found on the MN Softball Hub page.
 
Baseball:
The Baseball team is 7-4.

On Friday, May 3, the Lions lost to the Blake Bears by a score of 3-2. Senior Max Anderson took his first loss of the year for the Lions. He lasted six innings, allowing seven hits and three runs while striking out seven and walking zero. Seniors Bradley Koskie and Sam Ferreira collected multiple hits.

On Monday, May 6, senior Riley Schroeder threw a shutout with 11 strikeouts to lead the Lions past Mounds Park Academy 4-0. Will Reschenberg and Hunter Kehl each collected two hits.

On Tuesday, May 7, the Lions lost to Minnehaha Academy 5-0. Anderson took the loss allowing six hits and five runs over five and two-thirds innings, striking out seven. Kale Leines had the lone hit for the Lions.

Coach Koch shares, “Our schedule has been getting tougher, and our coaches have seen nice improvement from the players. Five games next week will be a good test for us”.

Next up: The Lions will host St. Paul Academy and Summit School on Monday, May 13, for a doubleheader at Arnold Klaers Baseball Field. First pitch is at 4:30 p.m.

A Note from the Baseball Captains Parents:
Fan Appreciation/Senior Night has been rescheduled to Monday, May 20, on Arnold Klaers Baseball Field
in Loretto. The festivities begin at 6:45 p.m. A JV game is scheduled beforehand at 4:30 p.m.

The 12 seniors to be honored are:  Max Anderson, Hunter Kehl, Logan DeSmet, Sam Ferreira, Joey Fafinski, Zach Giesler, Bradley Koskie, Kale Leines, Sam Loegering, Will Reschenberg, Riley Schroeder and Jack Tibbets.

Follow @Baseball_PA_ ‏to stay up to date with everything Providence Baseball.

Complete stats may be found on the MN Baseball Hub page.

Boys Golf:
On Tuesday, April 30, the Lions took to the green against Breck School.  It was a cold, rainy night, and the Lions succumbed to the Mustangs 201 to 198.  Tuesday, May 7, the boys beat Mounds Park Academy at Baker National Golf Course, picking up their first conference win of the season. Coach Curtis shares, “We had to change the line-up a little due to school activities, but we came out on top. We scored 198 versus Mounds Park with a score of 203.”

Thursday, May 9, PA engaged Minnehaha Academy at Rush Creek Golf Course.  The Lions dropped the match to the Redhawks with yet another line-up.  PA shot a good score of 182, but Minnehaha edged them with a score of 177.  Coach Curtis quips, “We are getting better as a team, and yesterday’s scores showed it!”

Next up: Tuesday, May 14, the Lions will take on St. Paul Academy and Summit School. Tee off at 4:00 p.m. at Somerset Country Club in Mendota Heights.

Follow @PA_Boys_Golf ‏  ‏to stay up to date with everything Providence Boys Golf.

Girls Golf:
Tuesday, May 7, the girls faced Mounds Park Academy at Goodrich Golf Course and topped the Panthers 192-200.

Individual Scores:
Grace Petzold 43
Marie Leggott 48
Mimi Meadows 49
Malea Marxer 52

Thursday, May 9, PA took on Minnehaha Academy at Hiawatha Golf Course.

Individual Scores:
Grace Petzold 40
Sara Ann Festin 47
Mimi Meadows 52
Malea Marxer 58

Coach Leggott shares, “We toughed it out again today; no rain, but it was COLD and windy, and our girls brought home their fourth conference win of the season. We played Hiawatha Golf Course in South Minneapolis, and it was a first for all our players. Eighth grader Grace Petzold was our Medalist for both varsity rounds this week.”

Next up: Monday, May 13, the Lions challenge the Blake School Bears at Woodhill Country Club. 4:00 p.m. tee off.

Follow @PA_Girls_Golf ‏ to stay up to date with everything Providence Girls Golf.
 
Boys Tennis:
The Boys Tennis team is 2-5.

The boys tennis team faced some tough team competition this week vs. St. Louis Park, Mounds Park Academy, and Mound Westonka.

Singles players freshman Peyton Menzel and junior Shane Flanigan are showing continued improvement with each match.

Doubles teams have provided much-needed depth in the lineup and have had some impressive victories.

Seniors Mark Richelsen and Brendan McLaughlin won at position 1 vs. St. Louis Park.

Freshmen Henry Wehmann and Ronan Flanigan won at position 3 vs. St. Louis Park.

Seniors Richelsen and Daniel Caballero won at position 1 vs. Mound.

Sophomore Will Landwehr and freshman Henry Wehman won at position 3 vs Mound.

Senior Evan Spadafora is new to varsity this season but has played doubles every match in the lineup and provides much needed team spirit.

Next up: Today, the Lions will head down the road to Victoria and face Holy Family Catholic School. First match scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m.

Follow @PA_Tennis_  ‏to stay up to date with everything Providence Tennis.
 
Boys Lacrosse:
The Boys Lacrosse team is 7-2.

Tuesday, May 7, PA traveled to Victoria to take on Holy Family Catholic School. The Lions doused the Fire 15-6.

Next up: Wednesday, May 15, the Lions will host the Minneapolis co-op. 7:00 p.m. faceoff on Mithun Field.

Follow @PALacrosseMN ‏to stay up to date with everything Providence Boys Lacrosse.

Girls Lacrosse:
The Girls lacrosse team is 2-4

The White Hawks played at Delano/Rockford co-op on Monday, May 6, and dropped the contest 20-8. On Thursday, May 9, the team lost to Hutchinson 21-9. Freshman Eleanor Young picked up an assist against Hutchinson.

Next up: Tomorrow, the team will face the Minneapolis co-op. Game scheduled to begin at 5:00 p.m. at Parade Stadium in Minneapolis.

Follow @MWHSglax ‏to stay up to date with everything Providence Girls Lacrosse.
 
Remember to follow @PAcademyATH, @PA_MSathletics, @PALionsAD, and @ProvidenceLions for the most current updates regarding Providence Academy Athletics.

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