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The Academy’s softball program is rooted in the concept of “team as a family” and aims to help its athletes develop into well-rounded individuals who not only become students of the game of softball but the “game of life” as well. Some of the characteristics developed while a member of the Lancer softball program, include taking ownership, being responsible, persevering through adversity, being humble in victory and continuing to be “students of the game.”
The Intermediate softball team is open to students in grades seven to nine, while those in grades nine to 12 play on the Varsity level.
Ashley Fernandez grew up on the island of Lānaʻi and has always been active as well as involved as a multi-sport athlete.
She graduated from Hawaii Pacific University earning her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. While concentrating on her degree, she became a walk on as part of the Lady Sea Warriors Women’s Softball team. During her senior year at HPU she played on the 2010 National Championship team for NCAA Division II. She recently earned her Masters of Science in Counseling Psychology (MSCP), from Chaminade University.
She has been offered the coaching position here at Sacred Hearts Academy and decided to take this opportunity as head coach because of two inspirations in her life. Her father Jimmy Fernandez Jr. whom has been a head coach for 29 years for the varsity boy’s basketball team at Lanai High and Elementary School. Also her older brother, Aaron Fernandez who was an assistant wrestling coach for two seasons at Kamehameha Schools, Kapalama. He is now currently going into his third season as the head coach for the varsity wrestling team at Lanai High and Elementary School.
Coach Fernandez is excited and looking forward to working with the Lancers.