Multi-Sport Athletes at Northwood

Northwood is not a traditional high school or prep school. Student-athletes make up the majority of the school population, and they play their main sports throughout most of the school year. With hockey practices that start in early September and the first game typically at the end of the month, hockey players don’t get to play a fall sport. Similarly, with the soccer season kicking off in September, extending through the winter and into spring, soccer players have a hard time trying to explore sports other than soccer. The situation is very much the same for skiers at Northwood. With weight room training that begins in September and a series of ski trips from mid-October, skiers have only a limited amount of time to play other sports. [Read more…]

Injury a Part of Life for Student-Athletes

Injuries occur often at Northwood, where the majority of the school population are student-athletes. You probably noticed a lot of crutches, slings, and casts around campus as we are at the height of the hockey and ski seasons. But have there been more injuries this year than in the previous years? [Read more…]

New Students Adjust to Winter Schedule

Northwood started “winter schedule” after Thanksgiving break. Students have their sports and other co-curricular activities in the morning before classes start at 12:30 and last until 6:15 in the evening. The schedule can be hard to adjust to, especially for students new to Northwood. [Read more…]

Humans Of Northwood: John Biechler ‘19

John Biechler

John Biechler ’19 (Photo provided)

“I’m from Hershey Pennsylvania. I started playing hockey when I was 4 years old, and I’ve been skating since I was 2. That’s how I ended up at Northwood. This school gave me the ability to play a sport I love while being at school at the same time. This is my 4th year at Northwood. I’m a senior and will be graduating in the spring. I’ve had an unbelievable experience here. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. I don’t think a lot of places would have given me the same experiences that I had here. I’ve made friendships that I’ll have way past my graduation, and I’m thankful for that. For next year, I’m hoping to attend the University of Rhode Island and play Division I club hockey.”

As told to Elias Fleischman ’20

Humans of Northwood: Cody Monds ‘19

Cody Monds

Cody Monds ’19 (Photo: Finlay Ulrick)

“I’m from Brockville Ontario. I decided to attend Northwood in the 10th grade. Northwood was appealing for me because of the historic hockey program as well as the academics. Playing for coach Chadd Cassidy the past few seasons has helped me develop on the ice, in the classroom, and as a person. With the help of all the teachers, and coaches at Northwood, my grades, and hockey have improved to the point where I was able to commit to St. Lawrence University to play Division I college hockey with a scholarship. Northwood has helped me a lot to get to where I want to be in life, and I’m grateful for all the support Northwood has to offer.”

As told to Elias Fleischman ’20

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