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Notre Dame Academy’s winter sports teams had successful seasons and were recognized with various honors.
The boys hockey team earned an Academic Sectional Championship by compiling a team GPA of 3.74 in the classroom and finished as the WIAA Division 1 state runner-up on the ice.
Five players were recognized on the Wisconsin Hockey Coaches Association’s all-state team, including senior forward Sawyer Scholl (first team), senior defenseman Jacob Conrad (first team), senior goalie Bo Buckley (first team), junior forward Brendan Poshak (honorable mention) and senior defenseman Sam Peterman (honorable mention).
All five players also were named first team all-Fox River Classic Conference, with Scholl being named FRCC player of the year. Senior Corbin Skinner was named second team all-FRCC as a defenseman, while senior forward Josh DeLange, sophomore forward Callan Budinger, senior defenseman Reid Milton and junior goalie Xander Roberts received honorable mention. Cory McCracken was named FRCC coach of the year.
On the court, Sammy Opichka was named to the Wisconsin Basketball Coaches Association Division 2 all-state girls basketball team. The 5-foot-11 junior averaged 15.5 points in leading the Tritons to a regional championship.
Opichka earned first team all-FRCC honors. Junior Georgia Gregoire (second team) and junior Charley Apple (honorable mention) also received all-FRCC accolades.
The boys basketball team won eight of its final 11 games and had three players named to the all-FRCC team.
Junior George Kress earned second team all-FRCC honors, while junior Garrett Grzesk and sophomore Chris Mitchell received honorable mention.
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About Notre Dame Academy: Notre Dame Academy is located in Green Bay, Wisconsin, and is a co-ed Catholic high school founded by the Norbertine Order, Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet and the Diocese of Green Bay. NDA’s distinctive history embraces the more than 120-year foundation of St. Joseph Academy, Abbot Pennings High School and Our Lady of Premontre High School. NDA offers a globally focused education with a leading IB Diploma Program. Its high-caliber educational community is focused on outstanding learning and creating a lifetime of opportunity for all students.