St. Mary’s Adds Women’s Hockey to its Sports Lineup | High school

One St. Mary’s athlete, senior defender Haylee Luderman, played for the combined Monsignor Martin Athletic Association team that won the WNY Fed championship this past season. Girls from Nardin, Mount St. Mary, Sacred Heart and Mount Mercy played for the Monsignor Martin team. St. Mary’s will stand alone with its team. All of the present teams in the WNY Fed are combined of athletes from two or more schools.

St. Mary’s adds girls hockey to its sport lineup | High School The girls team program will be developed by the school’s director of hockey, Mark Dantonio.

“As a premier co-ed private school, it is important for us to be a leader when it comes to gender equality in all facets of our school community,” said Kevin Kelleher, St. Mary’s Head of School. “When there is a legitimate interest from our girls in a sport that isn’t currently offered and the numbers are there, we have a responsibility to provide these types of opportunities for our students. The right decision, here, is to form our own girls hockey program.”

Source The growing number of girls playing for outside club and travel teams provided some of the impetus for St. Mary’s to make its decision.

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