Congratulations MPA Golf!

Congratulations to the Panther Boys Golf Team! They qualified for State for the third consecutive year, winning the Section 4A Championship last week. Team members include juniors, Brock Bliese, Matt Berning, Jackson Peacock, Joey Mecklenburg, Nick Guiang, and Anthony Kuba.

And, junior, Rachel Lindrud qualified as an individual for the third year in row in the Girls Section 4A Golf Championship! The golfers will compete at the State Tournament on Tuesday, June 13 and Wednesday, June 14 at Pebble Creek Golf Course. Go Panthers!

Varsity Baseball Advances

Baseball TeamBoys Varsity Baseball defeated Liberty Classical Academy 5-1 in the second round of the Section 4A playoffs! Senior John Ogden pitched a complete game and recorded the win. The Panthers play again next on Saturday, June 3 against Legacy Academy at Legacy Academy at 1 PM. Go Panthers!

MPA’s Highest Finish Ever!

Middle School Softball TeamMPA’s Middle School Softball team took first runner up in the CAA Championship Game this week. This is MPA’s highest finish ever! Go Panthers!

Boys Varsity Baseball Seeded Third

The MPA Boys Varsity Baseball team is hosting a home section game this Friday, May 26 at 4:30 PM against the winner of Liberty Classical Academy and AFSA High School. The Panthers are seeded third in the Section 4A Tournament, their highest ever seed! We hope to see our fans there! Admission is free! Go Panthers!

Dahlberg Competes in Hamline Elite Meet

Junior Declan Dahlberg finished fourth in the 1600m run at the Hamline Elite meet in 4:23.72 against the best runners in the state! He had the 14th fastest seed time coming into the race and moved up from 10th place to fourth on the last lap. Congratulations Declan!

A Salute to Service: Joe Kordosky

A portion of this article is being shared with permission from the Minnesota State High School League.

by Tim Leighton, MSHSL Communications Coordinator

They chose career paths filled with long hours, countless duties, and too often, thankless times that would make most throw their hands up in disgust or surrender. Daily, they are seemingly pulled in dozens of directions at once, but somehow, they stay on course with a caring sense of direction for their clientele, affirmative smiles, and the deep-rooted purpose of making a positive impact with students.

Welcome to the oftentimes wacky way of life for an activities director. It is a welcomed existence for most. Truly.

“I am very fortunate to be in a profession that is so near and dear to my heart,” Mounds Park Academy activities director Joe Kordosky said during a mid-winter visit.

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Erin Quam ’17 Honored With Athena Award

Erin Quam is one of 30 senior female students from St. Paul area high schools selected as Athena Athletes for their dedication and excellence in sports. All of the Athena Award recipients were honored at a luncheon on Wednesday, April 19 at the Envision Center in Oakdale.

Erin was chosen for her accomplishments in Cross Country, Nordic Skiing and Track & Field earning 12 varsity letters. She has been selected captain in Nordic and Cross Country, and has earned All-Conference awards in Nordic Ski and Track. Erin was also a member of two Independent Metro Athletic Conference (IMAC) championship teams in Nordic Skiing.

Congratulations Erin!

MPA Swimmers Compete in CAA Championships

Mounds Park Academy swimmers were stars at the CAA Championship Swim Meet this week at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. The 22 MPA swimmers ranged in age from first through eighth grade, and competed in 26 individual events and five relays. Many swimmers placed among the top six in events, and two Lower School students swam their way to first place finishes! To see photos of the swim team in action, click here. Go Panthers!

Academy Force Football

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

Panther Basketball Camp Registration Open

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.