Maria Regina High School Holds
Groundbreaking for Athletic Turf Field
Maria Regina High School recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new athletic turf field.
On hand to celebrate Maria Regina’s latest major project enhancement initiative were members of the administration, board of trustees, alumnae and current students. In addition, Paul Feiner, Town of Greenburgh Supervisor, joined the celebrants at the iconic Maria Regina campus in Hartsdale.
Fr. Erik Lenhart, OFM, Cap blessed the field as part of the active role he has played in enriching the lives of Maria Regina’s students. He and Fr. Fred Nickle, OFM, Cap are two of the honorees at the school’s 65th anniversary celebration which will be held at the VIP Club in New Rochelle on October 27.
Weather permitting, when completed in Spring 2023, “this new state-of-the-art field will be a game changer that will help Maria Regina to attract, retain and develop the next generation of student-athletes to excel at the collegiate level and beyond,” said Anna E. Parra, President.
She added. “It is also the second exciting project we have announced recently as part of our strategic long-range plan to assure Maria Regina will continue to prepare young women for post-secondary success.” A few weeks ago, the school announced its plans and began transforming a classroom into a new ADA-compliant, state-of-the-art, Eco-Conscious Environmental and Life Sciences learning space.
Parra also noted that the importance of athletics at Maria Regina dates back to 1957 when the school opened its doors to 61 9th graders in the Convent. “Since then, Maria Regina’s alumnae have made their mark in the sports world, including the scholar athletes who excel in their game while balancing their classwork, other after-school activities, and just being teenage girls,” she stated.
Liz Pugsley, Athletic Director, said: “Our student athletes will have the advantage of experiencing outstanding play conditions similar to what they will find when they go to college, adding: “The new turf field will represent a significant improvement over the current field.”
The new venue for outdoor competitive games will be home to Maria Regina’s soccer and softball teams as well as its newly formed flag-football team. In addition, it will boast a “straight away” track and brand-new bleacher seating to comfortably accommodate fans who will cheer their Tigers home teams to victory.
For more information, visit www.mariaregina.org.