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Athletics

Welcome to the SMA Wildcat Athletics program!

SMA HS Athletics Wildcat Mission:
SMA Athletics has a strong history of providing educational athletics founded on the Loretto School Values of faith, community, justice, and respect. Student-athletes develop leadership skills while experiencing personal growth in a competitive athletic learning environment. The Athletics Department works diligently to foster a culture of acceptance, self-advocacy, and healthy competition. The SMA athletics program is integral and connected to the holistic experience of each student-athlete at SMA, building a sense of community and pride while competing as a wildcat student-athlete. SMA athletic participation is designed to challenge students to be empowered, successful young women and active participants in the overall life of the school.


Athletics News

College Signing Day

Congratulations to our three senior, student-athletes who signed to participate in their perspective sport on Thursday. These seniors have worked tirelessly to progress and we celebrate their commitment and dedication to excellence!

 

Maggie Swank will be playing softball at the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

 

Vera Logan will be playing field hockey and lacrosse at The College of Wooster

 

Lillianna Brooks will be swimming for the University of Minnesota

Mathilde Von Thun Diver of the Year and Swim and Dive onto State

A huge congratulations to our senior, diver, Mathilde Von Thun on bring named Diver of the Year at the League meet this past weekend. We are incredibly proud of her hard work and consistent improvement on her eleven dives.

We are looking forward to cheering on our swim and dive wildcats at their State Meet this weekend in Fort Collins at the Edora Pool and Ice Center on Friday and Saturday.

Dates: Thursday and Friday, January 31st and February 1st, 2019

Location: Colorado College Schlessman Natatorium

Thursday, January 31, 2019

1:45-2:45 PM – Warm-ups

2:50 PM – Coaches’ / Officials’ Meeting (Pool Closed)

3:00 PM – Meet Begins

All Prelims – Thursday – Top 16 times advance to consolation and championship finals

 

Friday, February 1, 2019

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM  Diving Warm-ups

9:30 AM – 11:30 AM  Diving Prelims and Semifinals (11 Dive Format) 8 Dives

11:30 AM Consolation / Championship Warm-ups

12:15 PM Coaches’ Meeting (Pool Closed)

12:30 PM Consolation / Championship Finals Begin  

 

Winter Pep Rally

A big thank you to STUCO and Athletics for organizing our winter pep rally. Our high school students cheered on our winter sports teams and they lead the school cheers as well as a spirited performance from the varsity dance team! Thank you to the faculty and students who participated in scooter races, hula hooping, and basketball madness. GO WILDCATS!

If you are a high school athlete, not participating in a winter sport, and interested in playing soccer or lacrosse in the spring, please join our coaches on any of the following practice session dates in Bishop Evans. These sessions are not mandatory, but highly recommended for students wanting to come into pre-season with strong skills.

 

Lacrosse:

Monday, January 14th and 28th from 7:00am - 8:00am

Saturday, January 12th and 26th from 9am - 11am

Monday, February 4th and 11th from 7am - 8am

Saturday, February 2nd, 9th, and 23rd from 9am -11am


 

Soccer:

Wednesday, January 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th from 7:15am - 8:30am

Saturday, January 12th and 26th from 2pm - 3:30pm

Wednesday, February 6th, 13th, and 20th from 7:15am - 8:30am

Saturday, February 2nd, 9th, and 23rd from 2pm - 3:30pm


 

Featured Athlete of the Week

Congratulations to our winter, middle school, featured athletes! We are so proud of your hard work and efforts this season. 

 

Arianna Hodlewsky- 8th Grade Girls Basketball

Arianna shows up to practice every day prepared to work hard and learn.  She has laser focus, her attention to detail is impeccable and she is an unselfish, team first student-athlete.  She recently scored her first basket of the season and because of her true desire to be coachable and improve she will be making many more baskets and finding overall success in her bright future. 

 

Matteo Momo- 7th Grade Boys Basketball 

Matteo put in a lot of hard work this season. He attended every single practice and game willing to give it his all. Matteo consistently left everything he had on the court for the team and continued to lead by example all season.

 

Hayden Jones- Swimming

This week’s featured athlete is Hayden Jones, a member of the SMA swimming & diving team. Hayden has been an integral part of the team for the last three years and continue to make an impact in our distance freestyle and backstroke events. She comes to practice and  consistently pushes herself to get faster.

 

She dropped nearly ten seconds in her 500 freestyle, achieving a personal best of 6:51 at the Ft. Carson Invitational two weekends ago.

 

Hayden has a great attitude, shows respect to her coaches, never complains, and pushes herself in practice. We are so proud of the work she’s put in and look forward to seeing it pay off this weekend at our league meet.


 

Grace Oakes is our featured athlete of the week for varsity basketball. Grace is a true team-player with an incredible attitude and a tremendous work ethic. She gives nothing less that 100% in practice and in games, and she is truly motivated by the success of the team. Grace has jumped to the varsity level in her second year in the program, and she is definitely playing her best basketball as we work our way through the challenging Metro League schedule.

 

Coach Goldberg said of Grace, “Grace epitomizes a player who embraces becoming a better player through her dedication, work ethic, and attention to detail, and continuing on this track we look forward to her having a very successful basketball career.”

 

Grace is a true Wildcat, and she is an absolute joy to coach! Congratulations, Grace on being our featured athlete of the week.


 

Caroline Erickson- JV Basketball

Congratulations to our next featured athlete: freshman, JV basketball player, Caroline Erickson. Caroline is always positive with her teammates and with the coaching staff. From the beginning of the season to now, she's shown dramatic improvement with her skills. Unlike many athletes, she is always willing to try a new task, drill, or position even if it’s uncomfortable. We are proud of all of the hard work and effort she's demonstrated during each and every practice and game.

Congratulations to our next featured athlete: junior, diver, Parker Amburn. Parker is entering her second year on the dive team. Recently, she competed in her first meet and earned 6’s on her back dive! She is highly committed to the sport, attending all practices with a positive attitude and solid work ethic. Next up on her list to learn is the reverse dive! Great work Parker!

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