Congrats Mr. and Mrs. Brefeld, Winner of the Ed Hermann Award

IMG_2499 IMG_2506 IMG_2510Congratulations to Tom and Donna Brefeld, this year’s recipient of the 2014 Ed Hermann Parent Award. Thank you for your belief in the importance of parent participation at Divine Child. May God continue to bless you for your notable support and service to our youth and to our community.

The Brefelds were nominated by Coach Mary Laney for their continued support of the Girls Basketball Program.

On behalf of the Divine Child Girls Basketball Program, I am pleased to nominate Tom and Donna Brefeld for the 2014/15 Ed Hermann Award. The Brefelds have been a tremendous help to the Girls Basketball Program for the past four years. They have selflessly offered their time and efforts to coordinate the Parent Game Day responsibilities.

This is often a thankless duty and Tom and Donna have taken on this role and worked in a tireless fashion to make game days run seamlessly. It is not uncommon to see Tom and Donna tending to duties that were sometimes meant for others. They have truly been sacrificial in a most unassuming way.

Tom and Donna have greatly assisted not only Girls Basketball, but the entire DC Athletic Department by taking on these duties. They have been most faithful in offering their time. They are dedicated beyond expectations.

This award was established in 1995 as a tribute to Ed Hermann for his significant dedication and notable attention to the athletic programs at Divine Child High School. Nominees for this award are people who have ‘gone the extra mile’ in providing assistance to both the team members and their coaches.  The award is unique for D.C.’s sports program because it focuses on the parents – who are a vital key to the success achieved at Divine Child.

Congrats Varsity Volleyball Coach: Stephanie Smith

Volleyball coachThe goal of the DCHS Athletic Department is to provide an atmosphere of exemplary Christian conduct and character. It is our desire to see these attributes carried out by our coaches, students and athletes. As part of that desire, we are pleased to introduce Ms. Stephanie Smith, Head Varsity Volleyball Coach.

Coach Smith’s profile includes:

  • 2005 Graduate of Okemos High School where she played Volleyball as a setter for 4 years
  • 2010 Graduate of the University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • Head Coach for 6-8 grade Girls Volleyball at St. Thomas School in Ann Arbor from 2007-2009
  • Spanish Teacher at Anne Arundel County Public Schools in Baltimore, Maryland from 2011-2013
  • Head Coach for Girls Varsity Volleyball at Old Mill High School in Millersville, Maryland from 2012-2013
  • Head Coach for Girls 16-2 Regional Team for Velocity Volleyball Club in Annapolis, Maryland
  • Theology Teacher at Divine Child High School from 2013-Present
  • National Honor Society Moderator at DC from 2014-Present
  • Head Coach for Girls JV Volleyball at DC from 2013-2015
  • Parishioner at St. Mary Student Parish in Ann Arbor

Congrats Tony Mifsud!

Congratulations to Tony Mifsud, head Girls Track and Field and Cross Country Coach, on being inducted into the Catholic League Hall of Fame. Tony has been coaching for 42 years, the past 16 years at Divine Child HS. He has led his teams to 3 State Track and Field Championships and 1 State Runner-Up.  Congratulations Mif!

Congratulations Geno Policicchio!

The Free Press held its annual All-State Dream Team banquet, co-sponsored by the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame.

Senior Geno Policicchio was awarded the high school Pete Schmdt award for Courage.

Peter J. “Pete” Schmidt (April 24, 1948 – September 29, 2000) was an American football coach. He was the head coach at Albion College from 1983 to 1996 and led the school to nine Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association championships and the NCAA Division III national championship in 1994. He also served as the offensive coordinator at Indiana University from 1997 to 1999. Schmidt died in September 2000 at age 52 after a year-long battle with cancer. Schmidt’s overall record in 14 years as a college football head coach is 105–27–3. Since 2001, the Pete Schmidt Memorial Scholar-Athlete Award has been presented each year by the MIAA football coaches to an outstanding scholar-athlete at an MIAA school.