They bonded instantly. It won the first national collegiate women's basketball championship in 1972. A basketball player and theater major at the University of Miami, Katie's role as Trish Sharkey [based on Theresa Shank Grentz] is her first in a major motion picture. Throughout her 33-year career, Theresa kept, used, and loved that plain, brown, wooden rosary. ...Cathy Rush.Marley Shelton. With Carla Gugino, Marley Shelton, Ellen Burstyn, David Boreanaz. I didn’t even know if she was Catholic.” Theresa gave Katie her Immaculata championship rosary! Judith Ivy Van Beelen. You can’t watch game film or anything anymore; you just sit in the locker room. So profound was the Immaculata nuns’ influence on Theresa that she wanted to honor them with her brief appearance in The Mighty Macs. At her retirement in 2007, she was the tenth winningest Division 1 women’s basketball coach in history. Mary Margaret … Intentionally, joyfully living the faith ... we hope. DVD and Blu-ray release dates for upcoming movies plus entertainment news and celebrity information. POPPER’S PENGUINS) arrives at tiny Immaculata College, the women’s basketball team has no budget, no uniforms and no gym. With almost no resources for the sport, Rush is hired by a small college and commits herself to turning a nearly nonexistent team into a national competitor. It won the first national collegiate women's basketball championship in 1972. Sister Sarge Ginny Graham. Tricia Holm is on Facebook. She takes over the team of Immaculata college, a small all-women's catholic college. and steals (2.7 spg. He holds a Master of Business Administration from Iowa State University. Carla Gugino. “But I was told that you’re a little upset,” Sister repeated. “They stood by me and really supported me. Check out our review of The Mighty Macs – in theaters Friday, October 21.

Intentionally, joyfully living the faith ... we hope. In 1976, Theresa Shank Grentz was hired at Rutgers, becoming the nation’s first Division 1 full-time women’s head basketball coach. The Mighty Macs is a 2009 American film by director Tim Chambers.It stars Carla Gugino in the lead role of Cathy Rush, a Hall of Fame women's basketball coach. Hayek played basketball at Lancaster Catholic High School and the University of Miami, where she received a full basketball scholarship. Trish Sharkey Behind The Mighty Macs Movie: The Sisterhood of the Rosary. His father, Charles Augustus Marris, was a law clerk, later a teacher, from Lincolnshire, England; his mother, Agnes Reid Allan, was from Glasgow, Scotland. It’s precisely how Theresa describes the relationship between the IHM Sisters and the students at Immaculata. Rosemary Keenan Kate Nowlin. Monsignor Phyllis Somerville. Standing nearly 6 feet tall, Grentz, one of the winningest coaches in women's Division 1 basketball, is given a hero’s welcome. There were just a lot of crazy coincidences around that time with Theresas and flowers and other stuff, too.”, One of those is the episode now known as The Cake Story. It turns out that they have no gym, no money, and very few players. My husband and I both enjoyed the movie so much! Behind The Mighty Macs Movie: The Sisterhood of the Rosary. Forget that; I said I wanted to be a nun! On the heels of attending the red carpet world premiere of The Mighty Macs last Friday, we had the opportunity to interview several people associated with the movie. I gave it (the rosary) to her before I knew anything about her. Add to history. “No, everything is good. In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a … Together, their relentless drive reignites the team's spirit and the Mighty Macs start conquering bigger and better-funded schools. Chambers cast Katie Hayek, a former University of Miami shooting guard and theater major, as star player Trish Sharkey. Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window), Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window). “Tim put us up in the dorms. Sister Thomas Marianne Bonner. Katie Hayek, who stars as Immaculata player Trish Sharkey in the movie, was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma prior to filming. Charles Allan Marris was born on 11 September 1876 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Twenty-two year-old former University of Miami basketball player Katie Hayek had been cast for the role of Trish Sharkey, the character based upon Theresa Shank. The Mighty Macs (2009) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. | The Practicing Catholic, […] Behind The Mighty Macs Movie: The Sisterhood of the Rosary […]. Set in 1972, the film tells the true story of Cathy Rush, a 23-year-old former tomboy. Chambers cast Katie Hayek, a former University of Miami shooting guard and theater major, as star player Trish Sharkey. Constance Palgrave Martyn, community and church leader in Palmerston North for many years, was born on 12 May 1864 at Palgrave, Suffolk, England, the daughter of Catherine Elizabeth Harrison and her husband, Charles John Martyn, curate of Palgrave. It stars Carla Gugino in the lead role of Cathy Rush, a real life women's basketball coach. Against great odds, the small college won the U.S. national women’s basketball championship in 1972. On the heels of attending the red carpet world premiere of The Mighty Macs last Friday, we had the opportunity to interview several people associated with the movie. And when her basketball camps began to take off, Rush realized she could make a good living without dealing with the stresses of coaching.Over the years, … Get Ready to Back the Macs! Refusing to give up, Cathy finds help from a young nun named Sister Sunday (Marley Shelton, NEVER BEEN KISSED). Instead, she received a rather plain, brown, wooden rosary. But Hayek was diagnosed with cancer as cameras were set to roll. Katie, a former basketball player at the University of Miami, Fla., was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma on the day shooting started for the film. Like Theresa, Katie was an eastern Pennsylvania native and standout Catholic high school basketball player. So, we lived together and spent a lot of time together. With Carla Gugino, Marley Shelton, Ellen Burstyn, David Boreanaz. Copyright © 2020 The Practicing Catholic. She recounted, “There’s a period of time before the game starts when there’s nothing to do. During the first part of the season, the team lacks cohesion and focus, suffering loss after loss. Cast (in credits order) complete, awaiting verification. We just had this immediate connection. Here's a sports fairy tale that never gets old: Underdog team with few resources but a lot of heart beats the odds and comes out on top. Against great odds, the small college won the U.S. national women’s basketball championship in 1972. Directed by Tim Chambers. Sister Sister Jodie Lynne McClintock. In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. Chambers cast Katie Hayek, a former University of Miami shooting guard and theater major, as star player Trish Sharkey. Entering this week's Southern Conference Tournament, Sharkey leads the SoCon in scoring (18.0 ppg. “Theresa, you know those rosaries will serve you better than any ring.”. For Tim Chambers, it was crucial that the actors' basketball skills be up to snuff. In 1992, she was tabbed to coach the U.S. Olympic team. Sharkey guided one of the youngest post groups in the country to continued success in 2019-20. Add comment. Copyright © 2020 The Practicing Catholic. Theirs is clearly the virtuous kind – a friendship rooted in the four cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. She portrayed Trish Sharkey, a member of the Immaculata College women’s basketball team that won the first of three national women’s basketball championships from 1972 to 1974. And I know her symbol is a rose, and one time there was a dozen roses that showed up with a card ‘From Theresa.’ We never found out who sent them. Gayle Moore Malachy McCourt. October 17, 2011 by Deacon Joel and Lisa Schmidt 2 Comments. With sheer determination, the coach inspires her team to reach for the stars. Trish Sharkey Kim Blair. They rolled this cake on the cart by me and there was one piece left; it was probably 3” by 3”. Newcomer Katie Hayek, in her first feature film, plays Trish Sharkey, the "star" player. Check In. Flashing a made-for-TV smile, she clutches her husband’s arm and makes her way to the red carpet. The Mighty Macs is a 2009 American film by director Tim Chambers. On the same day Katie learned she’d been cast in the movie, her first major acting role, she also learned she had been diagnosed with cancer – Hodgkin’s lymphoma. “Actually, I don’t know how I would have gotten through it without the movie; that’s where I was happiest,” Katie recalled. There’s more to enjoy here than just slick basketball court mechanics and the echoed squeak of sneakers on hardwood: There are some solid spiritual three pointers. In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. By Marcia Moore. Fast forward to the making of The Mighty Macs, the movie based upon the story of Theresa’s first Immaculata championship team. Directed by Tim Chambers. 5 Pennsylvania Plaza 15th Floor Twenty-two year-old former University of Miami basketball player Katie Hayek had been cast for the role of Trish Sharkey, the character based upon Theresa Shank. During the first part of the season, the team lacks cohesion and focus, suffering loss after loss. Cathy Rush, the first basketball coach at Immaculata was hired for $450 a year beginning in 1970.

Both Katie and The Mighty Macs production team were undeterred. Our services. Join Facebook to connect with Tricia Holm and others you may know. Cameras whirred, lighting techs shuffled around the room tweaking the shades, gaffers were busy, um, gaffing, and makeup artists were at the ready. Sister Jane Lauren Bittner. Chambers cast Katie Hayek, a former University of Miami shooting guard and theater major, as star player Trish Sharkey. ), assists (7.1 apg.) The real coach, Cathy Rush, as well as rising star Katie Hayek, who plays Trish Sharkey in the film, are both cancer survivors. After all, she and her Immaculata College teammates had just won the inaugural college women’s basketball National Championship. Photo credit: Theresa Grentz. Recommend this. They won again the following two years. You have permission to edit this article. But Hayek was diagnosed with cancer as cameras were set to roll. With Carla Gugino, Marley Shelton, Ellen Burstyn, David Boreanaz. The Mighty Macs won the first national championship in women’s basketball in 1972. Immaculata president Sister Mary of Lourdes heard of Theresa’s discontent. Want to know when the latest box office smash is coming to DVD and/or Blu-ray? It is the only facility of its kind dedicated to all levels of women's basketball. Kristen Sharkey begins her sixth year as an assistant coach on the UB women’s basketball staff in 2020-21 after closing out her successful UB playing career in 2014. Katie, a former basketball player at the University of Miami, Fla., was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma on the day shooting started for the film. I said, ‘Just give me a big ol’ habit, because I want to be a big ol’ nun!’”. But Hayek was diagnosed with cancer as cameras were set to roll. In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. The Mighty Macs (2009) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more. Typical of her legendary open-door policy, Sister, also a star basketball player in her youth, called Theresa into her office. Check out VideoETA, When Entertainment Happens. Sister Mary of Lourdes welcomes back the Macs after their 1972 championship. “My Mom was praying for the intercession of St. Thérèse (of Lisieux) without me knowing. It was well worth it! We heard about the movie several months ago from our IHM “cousins” in Immaculata, Penn., home of the Mighty Macs. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Photo credit: Katie Hayek. You can pray a rosary in twelve minutes.”. Watch Now. I loved hearing more about the women of this movie! Though her team has no gym and no uniforms -- and the school itself is in danger of being sold -- Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their first national championship. Directed by Tim Chambers. (That's Sharkey in the photo above, Hayek in the one to the right.) Both Katie and The Mighty Macs production team were undeterred. “When I was at a chemo treatment, it was another patient’s last day of chemo, so her friends brought a cake for her. 1 Plot; 2 Cast; 3 References; 4 External links; Plot. It starts in 1971 with a 23-year-old named Cathy Rush. From Monday 30 November, the Civic Centre and Oakleigh Service Centre will return to opening hours of 8.30am to 5.15pm.The Waste Transfer Station is open to the public Monday-Sunday from 7.30am until 3pm. Theirs is clearly the virtuous kind – a friendship rooted in the four cardinal virtues of prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance. However, Cathy and her players are able to turn things around and win despite their tough circumstances. Flashing a made-for-TV smile, she clutches her husband’s arm and makes her way to the red carpet. 10 services. Add to collection. Add to list. Theresa Shank Grentz dressed for her cameo. Like Theresa, Katie was an eastern Pennsylvania native and standout Catholic high school basketball player. The fictional character of Trish Sharkey -- who in the movie is the Macs' best player -- was played by Katie Hayek, a former guard at Miami. And there was one other thing. I was sitting there, hat on, almost falling asleep. Post was not sent - check your email addresses! Tim (Chambers, writer/producer/director) arranged the schedule so we shot the basketball scenes early, when I still had the energy.”, Her on-screen teammates also pulled together. The real coach, Cathy Rush, as well as rising star Katie Hayek, who plays Trish Sharkey in the film, are both cancer survivors. Katie had to undergo four months of chemotherapy, coinciding with the filming. Hayek began … Her major was theater arts. She describes how her audition for the role took place first on the basketball court. Little did either of them know how well that rosary would serve Theresa. Trish Sharkey (Katie Hayek), an overlooked athlete from a poor family; Lizanne Caufield (Kim Blair), a romantic with sights on the perfect wedding; and Jen Galentino (Meghan Sabia), a nurse-in-training whose family doesn’t know she plays basketball. That plain, brown, wooden rosary. In real life, it was a choice between going to school out of state and attending Immaculata College. Colleen McCann Taylor Steel. She led the tiny Catholic school to three national titles.Actress Katie Hayek, a former Miami basketball player, plays the role of Trish Sharkey in the film. ...Sister Sunday. With Carla Gugino, Marley Shelton, Ellen Burstyn, David Boreanaz. “I had the rosary from Theresa, of course.”, When Theresa and Katie talk about each other, their mutual respect and affection is obvious. In the early 70s, Cathy Rush becomes the head basketball coach at a tiny, all-girls Catholic college. But Hayek was diagnosed with cancer as cameras were set to roll. 11/19/2019 Associated Press Theresa Shank wanted a ring. Katie Hayek, a former University of Miami shooting guard and theater major, was cast as star player Trish Sharkey. Thanks for sharing these stories! Contents. Katie Hayek, a former University of Miami shooting guard and theater major, was cast as star player Trish Sharkey. We heard about the movie several months ago from our IHM “cousins” in Immaculata, Penn., home of the Mighty Macs. (That's Sharkey in the photo above, Hayek in the one to the right.) Edit Close ). These friendships helped us become better people because our moral compass was always pointing north around them.”, Presumably, the Sisters’ influence helped shape Theresa into the kind of person who would give her beloved championship rosary to someone she had just met but intuitively knew needed it more than she did. “They genuinely cared about us as people. Photo credit: Immaculata University. So, they found a cameo for me, and they wanted to know my size for wardrobe. They won again the following two years. Katie Hayek as Trish Sharkey; About the movie: This movie tells the story of Cathy Rush, a women's basketball coach in 1971. Actress Katie Hayek carries her rosary from Theresa everywhere - including the red carpet premiere! I hope they keep producing wonderful, inspiring movies like this! IMMACULATA (AP) -- Here's a sports fairy tale that never gets old: Underdog team with few resources but a lot of heart beats the odds and comes out on top. I think that carried over onto the court and in front of the camera.”, According to Katie, she had an abundance of divine assistance at work for her, too. In real life, it was a choice between going to school out of state and attending Immaculata College. Sharkey also shared the team rebounding lead with seven boards. She portrayed Trish Sharkey, a member of the Immaculata College women’s basketball team that won the first of three national women’s basketball championships from 1972 to 1974. It stars Carla Gugino in the lead role of Cathy Rush, a Hall of Fame women's basketball coach.The film premiered in the 2009 Heartland Film Festival and was released theatrically in the United States on October 21, 2011 through indie film label Freestyle Releasing The latest stats, facts, news and notes on Josh Sharkey of the Samford Bulldogs He said, 'If you don't believe the player on the screen, you won't believe the actor in the story.' Covered entities will notify the Secretary by visiting the HHS web site and filling out and electronically submitting a breach report form. The fictional character of Trish Sharkey -- who in the movie is the Macs' best player -- was played by Katie Hayek, a former guard at Miami. The Mighty Macs won the first national championship in women’s basketball in 1972. FRACKVILLE - The students of Trinity Academy of Shenandoah met a real movie star on Thursday as Katie Hayek of "The Mighty Macs" came to Schuylkill Mall Theatres. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms -- and the school itself is in danger of being sold -- Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their first national championship. Though her team has no gym and no uniforms -- and the school itself is in danger of being sold -- Coach Rush looks to steer her girls to their first national championship. She shared some of her own story, fictionalized for the sake of the movie in the character of Trish Sharkey who must make a choice between pursuing her dreams in basketball or taking a part-time job. Outside the City of Brotherly Love, along a leafy back road, is the birthplace of big time women's college basketball. The former high school basketball star was coaching the ragtag team at Immaculata, a struggling Catholic school … Yesterday, Sister Julie and I dared to drive through Chicago at rush hour to see an advance showing of The Mighty Macs. Yesterday, Sister Julie and I dared to drive through Chicago at rush hour to see an advance showing of The Mighty Macs. Jen Galentino Margaret Anne Florence.

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