Senior to Play Ice Hockey for Endicott College

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Congratulations to Maeve M. ’17 upon receiving a letter of intent from Endicott College in Beverly. She will play Division 3 ice hockey for the school.

Maeve is a two season athlete, along with hockey she plays softball.

Celebrating the Season of Lent

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The school community gathered on Wednesday morning to celebrate the beginning of the Lenten season with a liturgy.  I thought about my word choice in that opening sentence – celebrate may seem like a less appropriate verb choice as we enter the Lenten season.  My choice is deliberate though, and echoed by Mount Alvernia’s Campus Minister, Mrs. McCourt, who announced enthusiastically at the end of mass that she “LOVES Lent”.  As Mrs. McCourt continued to speak she expressed exactly what I was feeling about Lent – it’s an opportunity, and we should celebrate opportunities.  Lent provides an opportunity to live a bit more intentionally.

One means of appreciating the season is to intentionally think about the needs of others during Lent.  The Campus Ministry program at Mount Alvernia is sponsoring a Lenten Toiletry Drive to benefit The Second Step.  “The Second Step fosters the safety, stability, and well-being of survivors of domestic violence.  Its residential and community-based programs build on the strengths, needs and values of the individuals and families that it serves.  In partnership with survivors and in collaboration with the community, TSS lays a foundation for a future free from abuse and full of possibility.  TSS also works to address the root causes of domestic violence and end it in our time.”  

From March 1st through April 7th Mount Alvernia High School will be collecting donations to help these women and their children.  In the past, we have collected travel-sized items for distribution at the Pine Street Inn, but this year we are looking for full sized items to provide a helping hand to mothers who are often coming to The Second Step with just the clothes on their backs.   

7th and 8th grade students are asked to donate toothpaste

9th grade students are asked to donate deodorant

10th grade students are asked to donate shampoo

11th grade students are asked to donate conditioner

12th grade students are asked to donate feminine hygiene products

Thank you in advance for supporting this endeavor, but also for reminding your daughters that this opportunity to provide for others in need also gives each of us an opportunity to express our gratitude for all that we have.

Pax et Bonum

Eileen McLaughlin

Mustangs played their hearts out but fell just short in OT

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The girls lost a heartbreaker last night 65-64 in overtime. They played their hearts out but fell just short.

Everyone gave it their all even those who did not get to play. The Mustang were led by Eleni L. ’17 with 18 points, 17 rebounds and 4 assists, Luca P. ’17 added 17 points while Dakota O’Brien added 13 points 9 rebounds and 4 blocked shots. Liz C. ’17 had 12 points, 21 rebounds and 4 blocks while Gloria D. ’17 came off the bench to give valuable minutes scoring 4 points and playing great defense. Abby D. ’17 did a great job but was plagued by foul trouble but played outstanding defense.

All the girls Stephanie H. ’19, Ava H. ’20, Aisling M. ’20, Raheal G. ’20, Rochelle C. ’20, Colleen C. ’19, Mairead W. ’19, Grace I. ’20 and Hannah M. ’20 are to be commended for a great game and a great year.

Also, the fans who came were fantastic and we thank them a friend said it sounded like there were a thousand people screaming when they cheered.

Ready for post-season play

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Final score vs Chelsea HS was 67-46.

Leading Players: Luca P. ’17 21 points, 5 assists, Dakota O. ’18 20 points, 9 rebounds, 5 steals, Eleni L. ’17 12 points, 12 rebounds, 7 assists, Abby D. ’17 11 points, 4 assists 5 rebounds, Liz C. ’17 3 points, 11 rebounds, 6 blocked shots. Played the best game we played all year and maybe in the 7 years I have been here.

We are seeded 5th as of today but that could change.

The seedings come out on Friday, Feb 24.

Senior night against Brighton was a rousing success

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Senior night against Brighton was a rousing success,  the Mustangs win 67-49.

The Mustangs were led by Luca P. ’17 and Eleni L. ’17 with 21 and 15 points respectively. Eleni also added 21 rebounds and 4 assists while Luca added 3 assists. Liz C. ’17 chipped in with 8 points 16 rebounds, 2 blocked shots  and 4 steals. Abby D. ’17 had 6 points and 5 rebounds while Gloria  D. ’17 had 2 points, 3 assists. Colleen C. ’19 had 7 points and 5 rebounds while Dakota O. ’18 added 4 points, 6 rebounds, 3 steals and 3 blocked shots. Ava H. ’20, Aisling M. ’20 and Rochelle C. ’20 each had 2 points and Raheal G. ’20 had 5 rebounds.

The last home game of the year is this afternoon at 4:00 while the last game of the year is Monday at Chelsea HS at 1:00.

Senior Receives Regis Scholarship

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We are proud to announce Elizabeth C. ‘17 of Dedham was awarded the Regis College Presidential Scholarship. Elizabeth received the news from Kara Kolmitz, Regis’ Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment, this morning.

The Regis Presidential Catholic Scholarship is a four year full-tuition scholarship for residential students. This scholarship is available to graduating seniors from selected parochial high schools in the Archdiocese of Boston. Recipients are chosen for academic achievement, leadership ability, and dedication to community service.

Graduating seniors must be nominated by their high school principals or secondary school counselors.

Congratulations, Elizabeth!

Well played and great effort by all

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The girls beat Rockport last night 63-36.

The girls were led by Dakota O. ’18 with 16 points; 15 rebounds and 3 assists and Luca P. ’17 with 22 points and 4 steals. Eleni L. ’17 chipped in with 5 points; 13 rebounds; 4 assists and 3 steals while Liz C. ’17 helped with 5 points 14 rebounds and Abby D. ’17 had 3 points and 4 assists. Colleen C. ’19 added 6 points while Raheal G. ’20; Gloria D. ’17, Rochelle C. ’20 added 2 points each. Stephanie H. ’19; Ava H. ’20; Mairead W. ’19 and Aisling M. ’20 also played and gave great effort.

Senior night is tonight at 5:30 against Brighton and the last home game of the year is tomorrow at 4:30 against Jeremiah Burke.

Mustangs beat St. Clement’s last night

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The Mustangs beat St. Clement’s last night by a score of 53 – 23

The girls were led by Luca P. ’17 with 18 points and Dakota O. ’18 with 14 points. Dakota also added 14 rebounds and 3 steals. Liz C. ’17 had 8 points to go along with 15 rebounds and 6 blocked shots while Eleni L. ’17 had 11 rebounds 3 steals and 2 blocked shots. Mairead W. ’19 had 2 points and 2 assists while Stephanie H. ’19 added 4 points and an assist. Gloria D. ’17 came off the bench and hit her first shot to get things going. Raheal G. ’20, Aisling M. ’20 and Ava H. ’20 played hard nosed defense in relief of Abby D. ’17, Colleen C. ’19 and Rochelle C. ’20 who played their usual tough game.

The girls play tonight at 6:30 against Rockport and tomorrow night at 5: 30 against Brighton for senior night. The Mustangs are now 11-5 heading into the tournament!

Basketball qualified for the state tournament for the 3rd time in a row

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Last nights 51-45 win over Blue Hills qualified the basketball team for the state tournament for the third year in a row.

The game was a close one throughout and was not decided until the last minute with clutch free throws by Eleni L. ’17, Liz C. ’17 and Luca P. ’17. Eleni and Liz also had 26 and 20 rebounds respectively while Luca added 24 points. Dakota O. ’18 added 19 rebounds and 15 points to the cause. Abby D. ’17 had 4 key assists and played tough hard nosed defense along with Colleen C. ’19. Ava H. ’20, Raheal G. ’20 and Gloria D. ’17 gave valuable minutes in relief due to foul trouble and injury. Without their help the win would not have been possible.

The girls play at Ursuline Wednesday night and are at home Friday against Rockport and Monday for senior night against Brighton.