A review of the past week in Providence Academy Athletics.

Track and Field:
The Providence Academy Track and Field team competed in the Rogness Relays at Minnetonka High School on Wednesday. The boys and girls teams each took sixth place among nine very competitive AA schools.

Coach Hohenecker shares, “The main goal of this meet was for us to go out and get some good results to help improve our seeds for the Section meet coming up next week. Our athletes performed very well, and I am very proud of their efforts. Congratulations to junior Maddie Kelly who broke her own school record in the Girls 1600m Run. Maddie ran a blazing time of 5:05.90.”

Next up: The team will compete in the Section 4A Track and Field meet to be held at Macalester College.  The first day of competition is on Thursday, May 30, with events beginning at noon.  The second day of competition is on Saturday, June 1, with events beginning at 10:00 a.m.

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

The Softball team has completed their season with a record of 5-13.

Junior Peyton Pietrini went 2 for 2 and drove in Koralyn Horstman for the team’s lone run in a first-round section loss to Rockford on Monday, May 20. The Lions turned in several strong defensive performances on the day, but the Rockford bats were too strong to silence.

Coach Horstman muses on the season, “After thanking Dr. Flanders and multiple alumni for making the trip out to support the team, I concurred with the common opinion that our young players had a productive season as developing softball student-athletes. It was welcoming to see their competitive spirit grow with each challenge. I appreciated the sacrifices our families made this year to work around uncooperative weather forcing limited facility times to help build team skill. I believe these juniors are more prepared and excited to approach their final season with a shot at regaining their conference championship.”

Follow @Softball_PA ‏ to stay up to date with everything Providence Softball.
The Lions are 15-4 on the season.

On Friday, May 17, the Lions swept a double header with Maple Lake with scores of 3-2 and 9-1. Senior Riley Schroeder got the win in game one, going the distance with 8 strikeouts. Seniors Will Reschenberg and Bradley Koskie had two hits each. Game two featured senior night and senior Max Anderson led the way with 3 hits. Senior Logan DeSmet had a big RBI double early in the game to get things rolling. Reschenberg with the win on the mound.

On Monday, the Lions swept a double header with Norwood Young America and The Blake School by scores of 2-0 and 7-2, respectively. Anderson got the shutout win in game one and Max and senior Hunter Kehl got RBI hits in the game. Game two Koskie took the win on the mound with 5 strikeouts. Bradley added two hits in the game along with senior Zach Giesler.

On Thursday, the Lions opened up the playoffs with a 2-0 win over Howard Lake Waverly Winsted and Schroeder threw a complete game shutout and sophomore Joshua Koskie came through with an RBI double in the bottom of the sixth. Coach Koch shares, “I’m very happy with the close wins we have had recently. All of the games have had a playoff type feel and we have had a couple of big section wins recently.”

Congratulations to senior Will Reschenberg for his nomination as MN Baseball Hub’s top performer for the week of May 13-18. Vote now for Will! Voting closes Sunday at noon.

Next up: Tuesday, May 28, the Lions return to Section 5AA play when they host Maple Lake at Klaers Field. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m.

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:
As the season winds down, the boys participated in the IMAC Championship Match on Wednesday, May 22. With only three players, due to senior exams, the team made the most of it. Junior Aaron Kim shot in 86 and newcomer freshman Jack Reller shot his best score of the season with an 86, followed by junior Justin Kim with a 91. Congratulations to those three young men.

Next up: The Lions start Section 5AA play next Thursday, May 30. This meet will be held at Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker, MN. First tee time is 8:03 a.m.
Follow @PA_Boys_Golf ‏  ‏to stay up to date with everything Providence Boys Golf.

Girls Golf:
The girls participated in the IMAC Championship Match on Tuesday, May 21. Two PA players carded record lows, and the team earned four All Conference positions. Those players are: eighth grader Grace Petzold, sophomores Mae Monette and Marie Leggott, and junior Mimi Meadows.

Coach Anita Leggott states, “Proud of our girls today! It was another full day of cold temps and very windy conditions, a 6+ extra stoke kind of day. I’m sure they will have some stories to tell and lessons learned. Varsity golf is a physically and mentally draining sport.” Leggott continues, “We will now turn our focus to the section tournament next week. The lowest score at the section preview was Annandale with a 399.  Our girls have the talent to shoot a lower team score.”

Next up: The Lions start Section 5AA play next Thursday, May 30. This meet will be held at Pebble Creek Golf Course in Becker, MN. First tee time is 8:03 a.m.

Follow @PA_Girls_Golf ‏ to stay up to date with everything Providence Girls Golf.
Boys Tennis:
The Boys Tennis team has completed their season with a record of 5-10.

On May 16, PA won a thrilling section quarterfinal team match over Southwest Christian. PA upset the 4th seed with a 4-3 victory.  Shane Flanigan won at 2 singles. Mark Richelsen and Daniel Caballero won at position 1. Brendan McLaughlin and Will Landwehr won in 3 sets. Henry Wehmann and Evan Spadefora clinched the team win with a thrilling winner take all 3rd set. Then, on May 20, PA was defeated by Mound in the semifinals.

Today, the Lions continue in Section 2A individual play at Reed-Sweatt Tennis Center in Minneapolis. Players involved in this tournament are: in singles freshman Peyton Menzel and junior Shane Flanigan; in doubles, seniors Mark Richelsen and Daniel Caballero along with sophomore Will Landwehr and freshman Henry Wehmann.

Follow @PA_Tennis_  ‏to stay up to date with everything Providence Tennis.
Boys Lacrosse:
The Boys Lacrosse team is 7-4.

The Lions dropped two very close contests this week. Saturday, May 18, the Lions hosted Hopkins High School and fell to the Royals 8-7. On Tuesday, May 21, PA faced Monticello and fell to the Magic 11-10.

Next up: The boys will begin Section 5 play on Thursday, May 30, against The Blake School. The game will be played at Providence Academy with a 2:30 p.m. face-off.

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

Summer Youth Boys Lacrosse Opportunity:
The Lions Lacrosse Boosters are excited to be offer this opportunity to all of our students starting in Kindergarten (2031) up to grade 8 (2023). All teams will have a team manager and two experienced coaches. All practices, clinics and games will take place at Providence Academy. There will be no Friday through Monday commitment to free that time up for families:


  • One-hour practices on Tuesday and Thursday starting June 11 – August 1 after 5 pm for 10U – 14U.
  • 8U will have scheduled clinics/games/practice on Wednesday’s only – one day a week.
  • Games/Clinics on Wednesday’s after 5 pm.
  • Pricing is $225.00 per player.
  • Game reversible penny is included.
  • Deadline for sign up is June 7.

Girls Lacrosse:
The Girls Lacrosse team is 5-7.

Monday, May 20, the White Hawks challenged conference rival Orono High School and fell to the Spartans 20-9.  On Tuesday, May 21, the team hosted Rochester Mayo and topped these Spartans 17-12.

Thursday, May 23, the co-op team finished its regular season against the Delano/Rockford
Co-op and lost to the Tigers 15-10.

Next up: The girls will begin Section 5 play on Tuesday, May 28, against a team yet to be determined.

Follow @MWHSglax ‏to stay up to date with everything Providence Girls Lacrosse.

Fall Sports registration is open through Monday, June 10:
It’s time for students in grades 5-12 to register for fall sports! Registration runs through Monday June 10. The first round of team Fall Flash stores will open on or 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,” select “Middle School” or “High School” and follow the prompts.

If you have any questions, contact the 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

Boys Soccer News:
New boys soccer program head Lev Buslovich will hold two informational meetings with students and parents on Tuesday, June 4. The Lower School and Middle School family meeting will be in the Great Room from 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Upper School meeting will also be in the Great Room from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

The meeting is designed to introduce the new coaching staff to the Providence Academy community and to discuss training opportunities for individuals that are interested in the game of soccer. Coach Buslovich’s contact information is boys.soccer@providenceacademy.org, 612-636-1241.

Boys Hockey News:
Greeting potential boys hockey player,

As we continue to grow and plan our hockey programs it is important that we know who our younger players are and how to communicate with the families. With this in mind I would appreciate it if all families with male hockey players, kindergarten through eighth grade, who are not currently in the high school program, to reply with the information requested in the survey below.

Boys Hockey Survey

Please take some time to answer these questions and to encourage your friends to participate!
Go Lions!

Thank you,
Coach Hal Tearse
Boys Hockey Program Head

Coach Tearse’s contact information is htearse@gmail.com, 612-770-8709

Attention Boys Basketball Players: Providence Team Skills Camp: Grades 7-12:
Camp Director: Arriel McDonald
Camp Coaches: Chris Miller and Jake Wachholz

Monday, June 17 – Thursday, June 20: GYM A – 9:00a.m.-1:00p.m.
Monday, July 8 – Thursday, July 11: GYM A – 1:00p.m.-5:00p.m.

  • Both Camp Sessions $450
  • Single Camp Session $300
  • Lunch and Camp T-shirt will be provided

Registration can be found here.
Remember to follow @PAcademyATH, @PA_MSathletics, @PALionsAD, and @ProvidenceLions for the most current updates regarding Providence Academy Athletics.

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