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Fall All-Sports Banquet Set for Nov. 18

October 26, 2018
By Amy Ashley

This fall, all the sports teams will come together for an All-Sports Banquet. All teams will gather for the General Session where our Varsity coaches will hand out the Cheverus awards for their team in front of all parents, players, and coaches. Individual teams will conduct their banquets to honor all JV and varsity athletes and celebrate their season either before or after the general session. We hope you enjoy this new format designed to create a great sense of community by coming together to celebrate all student-athletes.

Sunday, November 18
The general session will start at 2:00 p.m. in Keegan Gym.
Dress code will be in effect for student-athletes.

 

To get more information on your individual celebration, please reach out to your team Liaison.

Cafeteria:
  • Boys Soccer -- Before General Session
  • Girls Soccer -- After General Session
Sparta Room:
  • Golf -- After General Session
Loyola Parlor:
  • Field Hockey -- Before General Session
  • Volleyball -- After General Session
Gym:
  • Football -- After General Session
Multi-Purpose Room:
  • Cross Country -- Before General Session
  • Sailing -- After General Session

Cheverus Welcomes Amy Ashley as the New Athletics & Activities Director

September 13, 2017
By Jeannette Wycoff
Amy Ashley Named Athletics & Activities Director

Cheverus is very pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Ashley as Cheverus High School’s new Director of Athletics and Activities.  

Ms. Ashley most recently served as the Assistant to the Athletic Director of Yarmouth High School (Maine) and Athletic Director of Yarmouth Middle School (Maine), positions that she has held since August 2014. Prior to that, Ms. Ashley served as the Assistant to Athletic Director Gary Hoyt here at Cheverus from 2006-2014. While at Cheverus, Ms. Ashley coached the field hockey and girls basketball teams.
 
Ms. Ashley was selected from a pool of over 75 applicants -- men and women from Catholic schools, elementary schools, and independent schools -- from as far away as Ohio and Alabama and most states in between. Three finalists were invited to campus during the week of September 4 to meet with members of the search committee and the Athletic department and to engage in panel discussions with groups of students, parents and coaches. Twenty-eight members of our community participated in the panel discussions, including 13 members who met all three candidates. Ms. Ashley is the first woman to hold this position at Cheverus.
 
Ms. Ashley brings a deep understanding of the complexities of managing an athletic department and has honed her management skills working with two of Maine’s most respected Athletic Directors, Cheverus’s own Gary Hoyt and Yarmouth’s Susan Robbins.
 
Beyond her proven abilities as an athletic administrator, Ms. Ashley embodies the Cheverus mission. During her time as an assistant here at Cheverus, Ms. Ashley encountered and embraced the Jesuit charism of the school which led her to be deeply involved in the school community beyond athletics. Ms. Ashley served as a faculty leader in the Kairos retreat,  experiencing the value of educating the whole person.
 
Ms. Ashley’s first official day at Cheverus will be Thursday, September 21, 2017.   Please join me in welcoming Ms. Ashley to Cheverus.

Gary Hoyt to Retire after 43 Years of Service

July 12, 2017
By Fr. Bob Pecoraro, SJ
Gary Hoyt to retire after 43 years of service.

Dear Cheverus Community,

After 43 years of dedicated service to Cheverus Gary Hoyt, Director of Athletics and Activities, has announced his intention to retire at the end of August. Gary will assist with the selection and transition of a new Athletic Director and continue to pursue his passion for working with our coaches and student athletes as a member of our Athletic department.

Gary Hoyt’s contributions to Cheverus High School and our student activities and athletics programs are immeasurable. Under his leadership, our program has grown to include 29 teams, won 102 state championships and 84 SMAA championships in 21 different sports and student activities, such as the math and chess teams, and has sent countless students off to continue their athletic careers in NCAA Division I – III sports. For his contributions to Cheverus athletes and coaches as well as to the high school athletics community of Maine, Gary was named the MIAAA Athletic Director of the Year in 2012.

In addition to being inducted into the Cheverus Athletic Hall of Fame in 2006, Gary has been recognized both locally and nationally with a NFHS Citation in 2009, the Martin E. Ryan CMAA Award of Excellence in 2008, the NIAAA State Award of Merit 2005, the MIAAA Past President’s Special Achievement Award in 2004, and the Jesuit Secondary Education Association’s Outstanding Ministry Award in 1988.

Perhaps most importantly, during his 43 years of service to Cheverus (37 as Director of Athletics and Activities), Gary has represented our school and embodied our values in his interactions with parents, coaches, students, teachers and administrators. Gary bleeds Purple & Gold, and he has guided our programs to a point where they regularly compete with honor and pride against schools two and three times our size.

Cheverus plans to honor Gary Hoyt and his remarkable career during our fall athletic season; details will be forthcoming. The search for a new Athletic Director will begin immediately. A detailed job description and information on how to apply will be shared on our website and will be posted locally and nationally.

For Cheverus,

Fr. Bob Pecoraro, S.J.

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