workers breaking ground on construction

New Turf Field Construction Underway

On Thursday, January 9th, the Academy of the New Church broke ground on the Glenn Family Field. The new turf field, generously donated by Eileen Glenn and her family, will be home to the girls field hockey and girls lacrosse teams.

The field will be lined for field hockey, lacrosse, and soccer, and will be available for rentals on weekends and during summer months. 

Girls School Athletic Director Jackie Pennink said: “We deeply appreciate Eileen’s investment in the future of girls athletics at ANC. We cannot wait for construction to be complete and are looking forward to the first game on the new field!” 

Head field hockey and lacrosse coach Whin Sylla expressed: “We are extremely grateful to Eileen Glenn for her generous gift to the girls field hockey and lacrosse programs. Having a turf field will allow us to better prepare and compete against opponents who have been playing on turf for many years.” 

During construction, the parking lot next to the athletic field will be closed and used as a staging area for construction equipment and materials. Students, faculty, staff, and visitors are encouraged to park in the parking lot between Buck Road and the Mitchell Performing Arts Center. 

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