Posts tagged ‘Academy of the Holy Cross’

November 28, 2011

Ice Hockey Comes To Holy Cross

by Eric Meany

Holy Cross sophomore Emily Bauer's dream of playing high school hockey is coming true.

Holy Cross sophomore Emily Bauer’s dream of playing high school hockey is coming true.

KENSINGTON, Md. — When Emily Bauer wrote on her application to the Academy of the Holy Cross that she wanted to start an ice hockey team at the all-girls Catholic high school, she could hardly have known how soon her wish would come true.

Bauer, now a sophomore, first played alongside freshman Emily Kennedy with the Montgomery Youth Hockey Association, and this past summer their fathers pitched the idea of starting a team at Holy Cross to athletic director Jenna Ries.

Ries gave the men the go-ahead, and with very little time to get organized, they have put together a 14-member developmental squad that will play a schedule of games against girls teams from Holton-Arms, Bryn Mawr, St. Timothy’s and Archbishop Spalding through February. If all goes well this season, ice hockey will become a full-fledged varsity sport at Holy Cross for the 2012-2013 school year.

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September 16, 2011

Holy Cross Field Hockey Seeks Fourth Straight Conference Championship

by Eric Meany

KENSINGTON, Md. — Academy of the Holy Cross field hockey coach Jenna Ries does not see recent weather-related disruptions or her team’s busy schedule as impediments to making the changes necessary to put the Tartans’ season back on the right track after an inconsistent start.

The message she wants to convey to her players may take some time to sink in, but her delivery is short and to the point.

“Simple,” she said. “Simple is better.”

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