Nine Raider student-athletes recently participated in the first-ever Merrimack Valley Conference Student-Athlete Leadership Summit on January 11, 2023 at the Tsongas Arena in Lowell.
The summit brought student-athletes from all member schools together to witness various presentations and discussions in an effort to further strengthen the league and its position as one of the top high school leagues in the state.
Congratulations to the following participants!
- Sean Gray '23
- Bridget Underwood '23
- Veralie Perrier '24
- Brady Rickenbach '24
- Joseph D'Arcangelo '24
- Sydney Ng '24
- Drew Alsup '25
- Lucy Irwin '26
- Joseph Leal '26
"It was a very impactful day for the student-athletes who attended," said Ms. Casey Grange '03, Assistat Director of Athletics at CCHS. "The speakers were both inspiring and engaging, and it was wonderful to meet student-athletes who are looked upon as leaders in the other MVC schools."
- The Eagle-Tribune: Athletes have their day to learn, share and understand
- The Lowell Sun: Tsongas Center hosts MVC leadership summit for high school athletes
About the Summit
Throughout the morning, students participated and rotated through three breakout sessions featuring our keynote speakers.
- Community Service
- Michael Gorman from The Movement Family
- Anxiety in Athletics
- Kaleb Joseph from the Self Help Tour
- Diversity, Equity, Inclusion
- Dr. Carroll Blake of the MSAA DEI Committee
Prior to lunch, students regrouped at tables for advice on:
- Social Media in Athletics
- Matt Feld, media member and Boston Herald Freelancer
The Tsongas Arena provided lunch for the event.
"The summit was the kickoff event as we work to bring our students together across our wonderful and diverse communities," noted Mr. Chet Jackson, President of the Merrimack Valley Conference and Principal of North Andover High School.
"Thank you to all of our Athletic Directors for their work in planning and coordinating this initiative for our schools."
About the Merrimack Valley Conference
The Merrimack Valley Conference is a high school athletic conference in District A of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA).
Central Catholic has been a member of the MVC since 1973.
Member schools include:
- Andover High School
- Billerica Memorial High School
- Central Catholic High School
- Chelmsford High School
- Dracut High School
- Haverhill High School
- Lawrence High School
- Lowell High School
- Methuen High School
- North Andover High School
- Tewksbury Memorial High School
- The Academy of Notre Dame, Tyngsboro (associate member)
About Raider Athletics
Raider Athletics represents a proud tradition of teamwork and excellence that enriches the Central Catholic experience for both participants and spectators.
We offer 30 Varsity Sports in competitions governed by the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA), the Merrimack Valley Conference (MVC), and the Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators' Association (MSSAA).
Our student-athletes bring home State, Sectional, and Conference Championships on a regular basis while representing the school community with pride.