Mid-Year Athletics Update
Pictured above: At left, NDAA football team after a game; at right, NDAA Cheerleaders pose for a photo at the home field.
by Peggy O'Connor Campbell, Athletic Director
Our Notre Dame ACE Academies have reached the midpoint of their school year along with our athletic program midyear. Cross country, kickball, football, basketball, and chess are complete with 212 student athletes participating. We have reached championship games and witnessed tremendous personal growth in both skills and character development.
The NDAA 34 football team went 9-1 on the season and the NDAA 56 football team was runner-up in the CYO City Championship this year. That was a repeat of last season when we saw two of our teams reach their respective championship game.
Our Holy Angels kickball team was one game shy of a divisional playoff, and the Holy Angels award-winning cheerleaders keep the crowd engaged and excited during our football games.
We look forward to beginning volleyball and intramural basketball and pairing with neighboring schools for wrestling this spring. While we are in the planning stages for soccer, kickball, and track to finish the school year, we continue to seek coaches to make an impact with our young athletes. Anyone that would like to join in the fun to help coach, I say, "The more the merrier! You will not be disappointed." Coaches have seen the results of their hard work and time and are excited for the future. Your donations have made the building of our program possible. We have purchased new equipment and uniforms which help bring pride and excitement to our student athletes to compete with confidence. Muchas gracias!
Indy Eleven was a new table sponsor for Xtravaganza 2017 this year. Leaders from the organization were seated with Ruth Hurrle, Principal at Central Catholic, who filled them in on her students' love of soccer. The next day, she traded emails with Larry Linde, Director of Corporate Sponsorships and Broadcasting for Indy Eleven (pictured above), who delivered 250 tickets to their upcoming weekend game so Central Catholic School students and families could attend and root on the local soccer stars. Thank you, Indy Eleven, for being partners in our education and extracurricualr mission!