When Moravian Academy’s softball program dissolved and formed a cooperative arrangement with Notre Dame-Green Pond just before the start of the season, few thought the merger would have an impact on the Colonial League championship chase. But to the surprise of many, the consolidation has mattered.
Maya Ettle still has her senior season ahead of her, but the girls' basketball standout has already made some history for Moravian Academy. Ettle is committed to the University of Richmond, giving the Lions a Division I recruit, which is believed to be an unprecedented occurrence for the girls' hoops program.
No. 1 seed Moravian Academy and second-seeded Executive Education Academy both earned impressive wins Tuesday night in the District 11 Class 2A boys basketball semifinals at Northern Lehigh High School and advanced to Friday's championship game.
The Colonial League boys basketball all-star first team is made up of five seniors and four 1,000-point scorers. Moravian Academy, the top seed in the league tournament, garnered two representatives on the lead squad: Jordan Holmqvist and Peter Chiaradia.
Jordan Holmqvist is the leading scorer and arguably the star of the unbeaten Moravian Academy boys basketball team. But the state-ranked Lions wouldn’t be nearly as formidable as they are without the blue-collar efforts of senior forward Peter Chiaradia.
Moravian Academy, led by a career-high from Jordan Holmqvist, defeated Northwestern 72-64 in a Colonial League boys basketball game on Monday night at Moravian Academy High School. With the win the Lions remained undefeated at home.
After scoring two goals this week, including the game-winner in a 1-0 defeat of Kutztown, Moravian Academy's Carson Danaher '19 was recognized as Colonial League Star of the Week by Lehigh Valley Live.
One of Austin Recinos’ goal celebrations on Monday night was inspired by Turkish chef and Instagram sensation “Salt Bae.” And just as that Internet celebrity seasons his dishes with a flourish, the Moravian Academy junior dashed away Saucon Valley’s hopes of winning.
Tennis at Moravian Academy remains in good hands as evidenced by the Lions going 16-0 in the Colonial League regular season. They are 18-1 after winning their first District 11 2A tournament match on Monday.
Senior Davis Koch was a surprise winner (even to himself), sophomore Grace Sanborn grabbed a satisfying gold medal after earning silver a season ago, and coach Geri Higgins’ squad pulled off the five-peat.
Do not do the math. In order for Wendy Sheetz, the relatively new Moravian Academy field hockey head coach, to surpass her mentor and predecessor, Debbie Bross, in years of service, Sheetz would have to stay on with the Lions until she was about 90 years old, give or take.
Moravian Academy field hockey takes to the field this season without legendary head coach Debbie Bross. Bross retired in the offseason after nearly 40 years at the helm and 540 wins, which ushered in a new chapter for the program.
Schoeninger's boys teams won both the Colonial League and District 11 titles 18 times during his tenure, including the past 10 and 17 out of the last 18 seasons. His teams won state championships in 2001 and 2015.
After enjoying another highly successful season, the Moravian Academy boys tennis team ran into the buzzsaw that is Wyomissing in the PIAA team semifinals on Saturday afternoon at the Hershey Racquet Club.
The Lions offense clicked with Holmqvist playing facilitator. And the defense checked Panther Valley, forcing 15 first-half turnovers. Moravian (19-6) stayed hot after halftime in winning its first District 11 title.
After scoring two goals this week, including the game-winner in a 1-0 defeat against Kutztown High School, soccer athlete Carson Danaher '18 was recognized by Lehigh Valley Live as "Colonial League Star of the Week."
At the Class 2A team subregionals on October 12th, Moravian Academy's golf team defeated District One champ Devon Prep and District 12 champ Lansdale Catholic to advance to the state team championships.
At the Colonial League Golf Tournament, held on September 25th at Bethlehem Golf Club, Drew Warner '18 finished with a 1-over-par round of 72 at Bethlehem Golf Club, one shot better than Southern Lehigh’s Jimmy Gold.