A review of the past week in Providence Academy Athletics.

Track and Field:

The Lions were represented well at the 2018 State Class A Track and Field Meet that was held on June 8 and 9 at Hamline University. There were 21 athletes who represented our team in the meet and 14 of them earned All-State honors. That is quite the victory! Complete results may be found here.

Head Coach Amy Hohenecker remarked, “These athletes did such an amazing job representing our school. I am more than proud of them for the way they performed. They were true athletes for they accepted their victories with humility and pride. They were very respectful toward one another and other athletes. They all gained more than a state medal or a super performance: they gained the sense of a strong work ethic, faith in themselves, and most importantly, faith in the Lord.”

State Meet Results

  • Junior Travaris Ricks-Wesseh – 110m High Hurdles, 5th place
  • Freshman Jayson Ekiyor – competed in the prelim round of the 110m High Hurdles and ran a PR time of 16.11
  • Sophomore Max Peckenschneider – 100m dash, 2nd place; and 200m dash, 4th place
  • Junior Christian Davis – 400m dash, 5th place
  • Senior Taylor Lundquist – 800m run, 7th place
  • Eighth Grade Emma Kelly – 1600m run, 14th place
  • Sophomore Maddie Kelly – 3200m run, 15th place
  • Junior Lauren Wall – Discus, 16th place
  • Girls 4x800m Relay (seniors Juliet White and Taylor Lundquist, junior Abbey Dykema, and eighth grader Emma Kelly), 3rd place – PR time of 9:38.29
  • Girls 4x200m Relay (sophomore Hailey Hohenecker, seniors Isabella Cannistraci and Jamie Trende, and freshman Desiree Ware) – 4th place – PR time of 1:45.94
  • Boys 4x200m Relay (juniors Dylan Servais, Lane O’Meara, Dominic LaCombe, and Christian Davis), 6th place – PR time of 1:32.20

A special thank you to relay alternates freshman Simone Lundquist and sophomore Nalia Petersen (4×800), freshman Glasha Hovey and Petersen (4×200), and junior Aaron Davis and Peckenschneider (4×200) for being ready and willing to step in if needed.

This concludes the 2018 Track and Field season. Congratulations to all who represented Providence Academy so well.

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

Boys Golf:

On Tuesday, June 12, and Wednesday, June 13, senior Will Hedberg represented PA at the MSHSL Class AA Boys Golf Tournament at Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan. Hedberg shot rounds of 40-37 and 36-37 for a total of 150, securing 18th place. Click here for complete results.

This concludes the 2018 Boys Golf season. Congratulations to Will and all who represented Providence Academy so well.

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

Girls Golf:

On Tuesday, June 12, and Wednesday, June 13, seventh grader Grace Petzold represented PA at the MSHSL Class AA Girls Golf Tournament at Ridges at Sand Creek in Jordan. Petzold shot rounds of 50-48 and 50-49 for a total of 197, which was good for 66th place. Click here for complete results.

This concludes the 2018 Girls Golf season. Congratulations to Grace and all who represented Providence Academy so well.

Follow @PA_Girls_Golf ‏to stay up to date with everything Providence Girls Golf.

Boys Lacrosse Accolades:

The following students have been honored by the Minnesota State High School Boys Lacrosse Coaches Association:

  • Academic All American – Junior Sam Young
  • All Section Second Team – Junior Sam Young
  • All Section Honorable Mention Attack – Junior Ian Smith
  • All Section Honorable Mention Attack – Senior Kole DeRosier
  • All Section Honorable Mention Midfield – Junior Quinn Ewing
  • All Section Honorable Mention LSM – Junior Rolf Preus
  • All Section Honorable Mention Defense – Eighth grader Joe Ims
  • All Section Honorable Mention Goalie – Junior Jacob Clipperton

Summer Speed and Agility:

The Providence Academy Athletic Department is happy to announce that we have partnered with True Champion Training to offer a new summer training opportunity.

True Champion is offering Speed and Agility Training at Providence Academy on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:15-10:15 a.m. from June 12 through August 2. The cost is $100 per athlete and is open to boys and girls ages 13-18. Click here to view brochure.

To register, simply visit the Athletic Registration homepage, click “Athletic Team Registration,” select “Summer Speed and Agility,” and follow the prompts.

Fall Team Flash Stores Open Until June 18:

Team Flash Stores consist of items that are selected by coaches and captains specifically for their team. These online stores also include spirit wear for family and friends.

Team Flash Store campaigns typically run 10-12 days. This short window of time allows a quick turnaround so teams have their gear in time for their seasons. Please note that this opportunity has been extended and will now close on Monday, June 18. Follow the link below for the appropriate team. To learn which apparel items are suggested or required, contact the Head Coaches for each team. Go, Lions!

Football
Cross Country
Girls Soccer
Boys Soccer
Swim & Dive
Girls Tennis
Volleyball

Middle and Upper School Open Gyms:

Middle and Upper School students interested in open gym time this summer are welcome to visit during the following days and times. If you have any questions, contact Assistant Athletic Director Sarah Melhorn.

Girls and Boys Basketball
Monday – Thursday from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Volleyball
Monday – Thursday from 5:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Save the Date – US Mandatory Athletic Eligibility Meeting:

  • What: All Upper School Mandatory Athletic Eligibility Meeting
  • When: Tuesday, August 14, from 6:00-7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Performing Arts Center

The purpose of the meeting is to introduce current and incoming Upper School students to the many athletic opportunities at Providence Academy and to discuss the Providence Academy athletic philosophy and the MSHSL eligibility rules and guidelines. This is a mandatory meeting for all students planning to participate in athletics during the 2018-2019 school year.

A Note from the AD:

Summer is upon us and preseason opportunities are available for all. With that comes the passion of competition and the joy surrounding play, striving for success and personal development. This is also a time to increase the acceptance to the idea that putting quality time into becoming stronger and more skilled will bring better results for individuals and teams. If you have questions, please contact the head coach of your program.

I would like to personally thank all who have supported, participated, and worked to make the 2017-2018 athletic season a positive, educational-based athletic experience that has been available to all of our students and their families.

The Athletic Office will be open Monday-Thursday during the summer so if you have questions or concerns, please stop by or shoot us an email.

I look forward to seeing all of you again and renewing our passions together in mid-August.

With my sincere best regards,

Rick Johns

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

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