A review of the past week in Providence Academy Athletics.

Coaching News:
Providence Academy Volleyball Program Head Steph Remley has been invited to coach with USA Volleyball High Performance training programs this summer. USA Volleyball High Performance program is a national pipeline to the podium for future Olympians. The mission of High Performance is to identify, train and develop elite athletes and coaches to build a sustainable pipeline program for volleyball athletes who aspire to reach the elite level of their sport.

High Performance coaches are evaluated, selected and trained by USA Volleyball in a process similar to High Performance athletes. High Performance coaches are trained in the USA Volleyball National Team Training Model and are teaching the techniques and systems utilized by our U.S. National and Olympic Teams led by head coaches Karch Kiraly and John Speraw.

Coach Remley has been invited as an apprentice coach to assist with the A3 Youth Program being held in Illinois this July. The USA Girls A3 National Training Program is a high-level training program available to high- potential volleyball players as an opportunity to advance in the National Team Pipeline.

“I am excited for the opportunity to work with USAV and learn from experienced coaches in our sport while expanding my knowledge of the game. I’m most excited to bring these techniques and strategies back to our Providence Academy program to develop our own pipeline of athletes from our middle school program, up to our Varsity team.”

PA Athletic Director Rick Johns states, “I am very happy for and proud of Coach Remley. This is in fact is merely the next step in her professional development. Selecting the right person for the right job is the largest part of our hiring process and I believe this accomplishment supports what an outstanding hire Steph was.”

Track and Field:
The Providence Academy Lions Track and Field team opened their season on Saturday, April 6, in the IMAC Indoor Conference Meet at Macalester College (Leonard Center Field House). The PA boys team won the meet with 156 points and the girls finished in a strong fourth place.

Coach Hohenecker reflects, “Wow!!!  What a great meet!  On behalf of all the coaches, I want to say how proud we are of our entire team!  Every single athlete did an amazing job!  It is so nice to see all the hard work they put in, day in and day out, fall into place. I was also very proud of our team in how they showed good sportsmanship to each other and to athletes from other schools. They are truly an awesome group of young people. I am very proud to be working with them every day!”

Yesterday’s meet at New Prague High School was canceled. No makeup date was provided.

Next up: The Lions are scheduled to participate in a triangular meet at Breck School on Wednesday, April 17 against Breck and The Blake School. Events are scheduled to begin at 4:40 p.m.

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

Softball:
The Softball team is 1-5.

 The softball team had their home opener on Tuesday, April 9, as they hosted Holy Family High School. The Lions doused the Fire 7-5 to pick up their first win of the season.

Yesterday’s game at St. Agnes was won by Mother Nature!

Next up: Monday, April 15, the Lions will host St. Paul Academy and Summit School. First pitch is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on the Providence Academy Softball field.

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 1-0.

The Wednesday, April 10 game against Southwest Christian was postponed due to weather and tonight’s home opener at Arnold Klaers Baseball Field has been canceled and rescheduled to be played as part of a doubleheader on May 1st at Fort Snelling’s Neiman Sports Complex.

Next up: Monday, April 15, the Lions will host St. Paul Academy and Summit School. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. at Arnold Klaers Field in Loretto.

Mark your calendars for the Baseball Team Chipotle Fundraiser:

When: Tuesday, April 23 from 5:00-9:00
Where: Plymouth Chipotle on Vicksburg Avenue
What: Stop by, mention PA baseball before ordering, enjoy a great meal, part of the proceeds go to the Baseball team.

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:
The boys golf team started practice on Monday, April 1.

Next up: The boys are scheduled to begin matches on Tuesday, April 23, in an IMAC Meet. Match is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. at River Oaks Golf Course.

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

Girls Golf:
The girls golf team commenced practice on Monday, April 1.

Next up: The girls are scheduled to begin matches on Tuesday, April 23 against Breck. Match is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. at Brookview Golf Course.

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

 Boys Tennis:
The boys tennis team began practice on Monday, April 1.

The Wednesday, April 10 match against DeLaSalle High School was postponed due to weather.

Next up: The boys are scheduled to begin matches on Monday, April 1 against St. Michael Albertville High School. Match is scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. at STMA.

Follow @PA_Tennis_  ‏to stay up to date with everything Providence Tennis.

Boys Lacrosse:
The boys lacrosse team started practice on Monday, April 1.

The boys hosted and competed in an 8-team scrimmage on Saturday, April 6. PA faced Cretin-Derham Hall, Anoka, and Andover High Schools.

Next up: Tomorrow, April 13, the Lionsface Rogers High School in the Maple Grove Sports Dome located at 9800 Fernbrook Ln N, Maple Grove, MN 55369. 10:00 a.m. faceoff.

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

Girls Lacrosse:
The girls lacrosse team started practice on Monday, April 1 as part of the Mound Westonka co-op team.

The girls lacrosse team is scheduled to participate in a scrimmage on Saturday, April 13 at Augsburg University.

Next up: The White Hawks are scheduled to play at Southwest Christian High School on Monday, April 15. Faceoff at 5:30 p.m.

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

PA Summer Programs offer a variety of options for athletics during the summer months including:

Girls Basketball Skills (rising 3-12 graders)
Ora Et Lude Sports Camp (rising 3-7 graders)
Skyhawks: Mini Hawk Camp (rising K-2 graders)
Skyhawks: Soccer Camp (rising 3-7 graders)
Sports Camp (rising 1-6 graders)
Strength & Conditioning (rising 7th graders – Class of 2019)
Track & Field Camp (rising 3-6 graders)
Volleyball Camp (rising 5th graders – Class of 2019)

Find details and registration details on the PA Website.

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

 

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