As the fall athletic season draws to a close, I would like to thank all of our athletes and coaches for their hard work and for the outstanding job that they have done representing Holy Name Central Catholic Junior/Senior High School and our Catholic mission. Win, lose, or draw, they have displayed outstanding sportsmanship, great effort and team spirit. The most important lessons availed to these athletes through their participation have been well learned and remembered. We are very proud of all of them!
Of special note are our boys soccer team and our cross-county track team led by senior Sophia Masciarelli. Both of these teams have had remarkable and historic seasons. Our boys soccer team will play in the district championship game for the first time in thirty years; this game will be on Friday afternoon at three o’clock at Nashoba High School. The cross country team, after winning the Quabbin Invitational for the first time in our school’s history, has qualified for districts, and we are certain that they will finish in fine fashion. And Sophia has today signed her letter of intent to compete at Hofstra University as a scholarship athlete.
While we celebrate these great victories, we remind ourselves that coaches at Holy Name have their priorities set in the following fashion: first, they are to provide a clear, Christian role model to their athletes; second, they are to uphold the rules of the school; third, they are to teach the students not only the sport but also how to compete in a way that reflects well on themselves, their family, and their school. I am confident that all of our coaches have accomplished this important set of goals.