Mounds Park Academy is proud to announce an east metro partnership in Upper School football for grades 9–12 starting in the fall of 2017. Academy Force Football is a partnership between St. Croix Preparatory Academy, New Life Academy, and Mounds Park Academy. Home games will be at the stadiums of South Washington County for the 2017 season with the plan on moving to a new stadium on the campus of St. Croix Preparatory Academy for the 2018 season. For more information please contact Dan Haase at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dan Haase, Head Boys Varsity Basketball Coach, who brings 25 years of head coaching experience along with assistant coaches, and current and former players, will be running this camp June 12–15 from 9 AM–12 PM in the Lansing Sports Center. It is open to boys and girls entering grades 3–9 in the fall. Both MPA and other students are welcome, so invite your friends! The emphasis will be on shooting, ball handling, and fundamentals for all skill levels. Find all of the details here, including registration.
Congratulations to Declan Dahlberg ’18 and Matt Bourne ’19 for qualifying for the State Nordic Ski Meet! Declan finished eighth and Matt finished ninth at the Section 4A meet at Hyland Park Reserve today. They will compete at State next Thursday, February 9 at Giant’s Ridge. Go Panthers on to State!
Brendan Connolly ’17 scored 16 points tonight against Providence Academy to break Rob Werner’s (Class of 1998) 19-year-old school record for career points! Go Panthers!
The Mounds Park Academy Nordic Ski teams had a great day at the IMAC Nordic Ski Championships at Elm Creek! The girls finished first to win their second consecutive conference championship. To the right is the girls’ championship squad consisting of: Molly Gardner, Erin Quam, Katie Hands, Gabby Law, Ellie Quam, Ana Manolis, Mari Bohacek and Izzy Quam.
The boys finished a close second behind Minnehaha Academy. MPA had nine individuals make the IMAC All-Conference and Honorable Mention teams. Here are their places of finish:
Matt Bourne: 2nd place All-Conference
Declan Dahlberg: 3rd place All-Conference
Isak Nightingale: 10th place Honorable Mention
Aneesh Syal: 13th place Honorable Mention
Izzy Quam: 3rd place All-Conference
Molly Gardner: 4th place All-Conference
Katie Hands: 5th place All-Conference
Ellie Quam: 8th place All-Conference
Gabby Law: 11th place Honorable Mention
We’re so proud of all of these athletes! Go Panthers!
New York Times: Inauguration Trip
MPA parent Jennifer Lindrud was featured in the New York Times as she spoke about witnessing the historic and peaceful transfer of power with MPA juniors and seniors at the inauguration. Read more here.
KARE 11: Inauguration Trip
KARE 11 caught up with MPA students and chaperones at MSP as they left for their trip to Washington D.C. Watch the video here.
StarTribune: Erin Quam ’17
The Star Tribune covered Erin Quam’s triumphant return to Panther Varsity Nordic Skiing after her open heart surgery four months ago. Read the article here.
Thank you basketball alumni for another great Alumni Basketball Night! On December 26, the tradition lived on another year with a great turnout: Mark Miller ‘14, Austin Smith ‘12, Quintin Smith ‘13, Jacob Schwartz ‘09, Nate Bander ‘09, Matt Bander ‘11, Matt Miller ‘09, Adam Frudden ‘08, Ross Kigner ‘08, Rees Winga ‘16, Cole Montour ‘16, Eli Grabanski ‘16, Cooper Olson ‘16, Dylan Merchant ‘16, Jacqui Gray ‘16, Amin Mahamoud ‘16, David Omestad ‘09, Amir Nadimi ‘16, Peter Kieselbach ‘06.
Escape the cold and ice and bring your friends to the Lansing Sports Center Saturday mornings from 9 AM–12 PM through February 25. You are welcome to use the track, sports center and fitness center! Balls and other gym equipment will be available for the little ones too!
Kreischer Varsity Basketball Tournament
The Kreischer Varsity Basketball Tournament for boys and girls basketball will be held on December 28 and December 29, with games at 1, 3, 5, and 7 PM each day. Come cheer on the Panthers!
When Jacob Schwartz graduated from MPA in 2009, he had an inkling that he’d be back. He played basketball for the Panthers since seventh grade, including three years as a member of the varsity team, culminating with an All-Conference Award in his senior season. Coach Schwartz, as he’s affectionately known by his players, returned to MPA in the fall of 2015 as the Boys Junior Varsity Basketball Head Coach and Assistant Boys Varsity Basketball Coach.
Schwartz came back to MPA because it was home for him. “Being an MPA alum, I truly understand the community,” he says. “I know who MPA students are as people and that helps me understand how to connect with them on the court and help them play together.”