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

Wildcat Victory at Common Grounds Golf Course

The Wildcats cruised to victory at this week’s Metro League showdown at Common Grounds Golf Course. SMA is now ranked number 10 in the state for 3A; the highest ranking in school history. 

Natalie Tatar took home the overall low medalist honors, firing a round of 42, followed by Mallory Hopper’s 2nd place 44, and Anna Sophia Williams’ 50.

The trio combined for a score of 136 (+31), outpacing Lutheran 162 (+57) and Strasburg 174 (+69) to secure SMA’s first title of the season.

Varsity scores:

Natalie -42, Mallory-44, Anna Sophia-50, Anna-50, Jessica-52, Taylor-52, Isabella-54, Alexis-57, Kiki-58, Greta-58, and Ava Espinosa-61. 

The JV team (Par 3 course) scores:

Katie-38, Tiffany-42, Fernanda-45, Andriana-45, Liliana-46, Carmen-47, Chelsea-47, Mengyuan-47, Meg-47, Paige-50, Elizabeth-51​​

Congratulations to the soccer program for their hard fought wins on Thursday night. Our SMA Wildcats competed against Englewood in their home opener. Varsity won 1-0 in overtime with a goal from Alexandra May, assisted by Lily Loftus. JV played an excellent half and finished 3-0 with all three goals from Maggie Hass. 

We look forward to their next home game against Eagle Ridge Academy on Monday, March 18th. 

SMA Signs Three to Play in College

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  

 

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Featured Athlete of the Week

Featured Athlete: Chloe Knitt

Every coach has a preferred system and style of play and an ideal roster to fulfill that plan.  However, the reality is that coaches constantly revise their tactics and roles for players depending on the opponent, team talent and personnel availability.  The JV program is challenging for all of these reasons. As coaches, we ask players to play where, in our judgement; they can make the most contribution to the team as a whole – even though it may not be their preferred position.  There is a player on the JV team that personifies the willingness to play where I think she can make the most contribution to the team, and that person is Chloe Knitt. She has exhibited a willingness to anchor the defense, set an example of hard work in practice, encourage and support every player on the team, never complains or says anything negative.  She is always asking how she can improve, what to do in specific situations, and is a great role model for younger players on the team. SMA is fortunate to have her on the JV soccer team and on the campus as she exemplifies character, leadership, humility and a solid work ethic – as a coach, I could not ask for more.

Featured Athlete: Emma Stewart

Congratulations on our next featured athlete, varsity tennis captain: Emma Stewart. Emma has impressed her coaches and teammates this year with her leadership and strength. Emma is competing in the number two doubles position, which is tough and challenging position in the Metro League.  From the first day of practice, Emma has been hardworking and focused. She has set a great example for the younger players in the program who look up to her, and elected her to serve as a Varsity captain. Through three years on Varsity, Emma has grown and developed as a player, which was evident in her terrific play against Colorado Academy in a recent match. Emma is a committed player, who leads on and off the court, and we look forward to the great things from her!

Featured Athlete: Mallory Hopper

Congratulations to our Varsity Golf featured athlete, 9th grader,  Mallory Hopper. Her golf coaches are impressed that she is ready to give 100% to the golf team and that one of her season goals is to play a part in sending a TEAM to State!  She has played competitive golf and belongs to Junior Golf Associations in Colorado, Arizona, and Florida, as well as, the Ireland Junior Tour. Mallory has determination, skill, sportsmanship and is a great role model for the other girls on the team.  We appreciate her leadership qualities and we are very excited to have Mallory on our Varsity Golf Team!

Featured Athlete: Lauren Archie

Congratulations to our next featured athlete, sophomore, Lauren Archie. Last week Lauren received the game ball for varsity lacrosse. She is a key component to our defense. She works hard every practice and gives every game her all. Her play encourages her teammates around her to work hard in each play. She may say confidence is something she lacks, however her coaches beg to differ. She has strong communication skills and is helpful and positive to her teammates in every way. Way to go Lauren!

Featured Athlete: Claire Cella

Varsity Girls Soccer selects Claire Cella as it's featured athlete for her commitment, leadership, and exemplary attitude to start the 2019 Girls Soccer Season.  Selected as our program and team captain, Claire Cella has exhibited a maturity and consistency to her craft, which has undoubtedly contributed to the progression of not only her development but the development of the Varsity Team and Girls Soccer Program.  Claire unselfishly and effortlessly exhibits the principles and values of SMA as well as the Girls Soccer Program and we are grateful for her impact and presence this season!

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Athletes of the Week!

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