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As we celebrate the 175th Anniversary of the Archdiocese, we look back… on July 15, 1872 when the first baptism was recorded at St. Peter's Church, New Britain. The child's name was, Joseph Graff.
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Ashley Mara 734x600pxAshley Mara, a 2008 graduate of Northwest Catholic, is pictured with her team and assistant coach Jeff Cahill, who is also a math and social studies teacher. (Photo submitted)WEST HARTFORD – Ashley Mara, a 2008 graduate of Northwest Catholic High School, has returned to Northwest Catholic as head women's lacrosse coach. 

Also a 2012 graduate of Central Connecticut State University, Mara brings playing experience at the Division 1 collegiate level, where she was recognized as co-captain and MVP of her team. She graduated with a degree in exercise science, pursuing her passion in wellness for student athletes from youth to collegiate levels. 

Before returning to Northwest Catholic, Mara served as a strength and conditioning coach at CCSU and coached the Division 3 nationally ranked Springfield College lacrosse team.

In addition to her work at Northwest Catholic, Mara coaches lacrosse at the club level for LaxPlus and is a strength and conditioning coach at Foresi's Individualized Training in Southington. 

Mara said she is excited about the opportunity to lead Northwest Catholic's lacrosse team.

“My passion for the well-being of the whole student-athlete from a physical, mental and faith-filled aspect is something I am excited to bring to Northwest Catholic. This school shaped who I am today, and I am fortunate to now be a role model for the students at NWC,”  she said.