Hendricken has been involved in unified sports since they were introduced to the Rhode Island interscholastic athletic community in the spring of 2010. The program is a cooperative venture between the Rhode Island Interscholastic League and Special Olympics of Rhode Island. Two unified sports are offered during the school year: volleyball in the fall and basketball in the spring.
Each unified team consists of special athletes from our Options Program and partner athletes from the general school community. The athletes practice and play together as a team and have a schedule confected by the RIIL; they play against other Rhode Island high schools with unified teams. Both Hendricken teams are coached by Jeremy Graney who is assisted by Allison Shank.
Hendricken won its first unified championship in basketball in the spring of 2011 and won the unified volleyball title in 2014 and 2016.
Bishop Hendricken’s unified basketball program teams athletes from the school’s Options Program with student partners charged with enhancing the athletes’ experience by creating on-court opportunities for success. The Hawks have made significant contributions to the sport’s success statewide with strong participation, good sportsmanship, and a state championship in 2011.
The BHHS team is coached by Jeremy Graney. He is assisted by Allison Shank. Both coaches are full-time Bishop Hendricken faculty members.
Note: Check back in the early spring for a schedule and team roster.
Bishop Hendricken is a founding member of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League’s unified volleyball league. The Hawks team features students from our Options Program playing as athletes along with partners, who are fellow students charged with helping the athletes learn the sport’s fundamentals and enjoy participating in practices and matches.
The Hawks captured the 2016 Division I Unified Volleyball state championship for their second state title in this sport. Hendricken’s first state title came in 2013 when it captured the Division II Unified volleyball championship.
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