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Hen Hud Fall Athletes Return After Summer Of Speed, Strength, Agility

More than 100 Hen Hud athletes participate in the school's Speed and Agility program this summer.
More than 100 Hen Hud athletes participate in the school's Speed and Agility program this summer. Photo Credit: Contributed

MONTROSE, N.Y. -- The Hendrick Hudson School District’s athletic department, in conjunction with the Hendrick Hudson High School PTSA, recently completed its innovative Speed, Strength, and Agility Program for students this past summer. The program came at no cost to the students.

The program was funded through the fundraising efforts of the Varsity Club, the Hen Hud Hall of Fame Committee, the Volleyball Club, and the Hen Hud Ice Hockey Club. Athletic Director, Tom Baker, was appreciative of the support he received, “being able to have offered this innovative program for our students will have a positive impact on the student-athletes for the upcoming school year. It was great. We had approximately 100 students take advantage of the program, with an average of about 30 kids per day attend."

The program ran through July and August, and was implemented by Athletic Trainer, Meg Greiner, along with the assistance of Varsity coach Loretta Reilly.  Athletic Director Baker commented on the program’s continuation from last summer, when he said, “this program derived from the Hendrick Hudson Strategic Plan. This was the second summer we offered this, after training our Physical Education staff and running the program after school daily. I think this innovative program, at no cost to students, had a huge benefit for those that participated. I look forward to its continuation.”

Senior Volleyball player, Gillian Stieglitz, a returning All County player for the Sailors this Fall, attended the sessions. “It takes a lot from within to commit, and come to these workouts," she said. "It was really made for us, the student-athletes, to make us the best that we can be, both physically and mentally. Coming to these sessions, allowed me to be the most prepared I could be for this season.”

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