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

Congratulations Winter Athletes

The SMA Athletics Department honored all winter athletes participating in Dance, Basketball, Swim, and Dive last night at the Sports Awards Ceremony. A special congratulations to our highlighted awards:

Coaches Award      
Emily Burkeholder   JV Basketball 2019-2020
Maddie Jones   Basketball 2019-2020
Lydia Fisseha   Dance 2019-2020
Parker Amburn   Dive 2019-2020
Emma Stern   Swimming 2019-2020
       
Varsity Award      
Areeba Nauman   Basketball 2019-2020
Alexis Ewing   Dance 2019-2020
Sydney Silver   Swimming 2019-2020

 

1st Academic (3.6+)

Ava Espinosa, Lindsey Fruhwirth, Jessica Garofalo, Kennedy Gleim, Hayden Jones, Parke Mills, Maddie Schroeder, Sydney Silver, Emma Stern, Charlotte Swenson, Megan Wick, Zoe Amburn, Lilly Lichtenberger, Parker Amburn, Amanda Dewhurst, Darian Smith, Carter Thomas, Emily Burkeholder, Mariangela Acosta, Hattie Gertge, Kiki Zaharas, Simone Ohara Wahl, Areeba Nauman, Sophia Callender, Lilian Avitia, Arely Gonzalez, Mia Gathright, Emily Monzon, Alexis Ewing, Haylee Vasquez, Lydia Fisseha, Paola Castrejon, and Jovanna Jaquez.

HM Academic (3.3-3.59)

Grace Oakes, Daphney Luna, and Beftu Mohammed.


 

Wildcats Make a Splash at the State Meet

The season ended with a bang this past weekend at the 3A State Championship with everyone that qualified coming back for consolations or finals the following day! 

 

The 200 medley relay (Sydney Silver, Lindsey Fruhwirth, Parke Mills and Izzy Parsons) was placed 15th after prelims at 2:00.10 having dropped (4) seconds off their best time this season, and at consolations they swam (2) seconds faster at 1:58.85 placing 13th overall. 

 

Sydney Silver, seeded 2nd in the 200 freestyle after prelims, won first place overall with the winning time of 1:52.06. In the 100 backstroke, she kept her 1st place in the event and rebroke not only her school record from 2018, but also the 3A Championship Pool Record with the time of 54.55. In addition, leading off the 200 freestyle relay, she broke the 50 freestyle record for the SMA High School Record Board!

 

Lindsey Fruwirth made it back for finals in the 500 freestyle placing 20th overall and then made a come back on Saturday night placing 19th overall with a time of 5:48.48. 

 

The meet ended with the 200 freestyle relay which was seeded 12th at 1:47.89. The swimmers ended up winning their heat and placing 11th overall with a winning time of 1:45.65, beating two other teams that qualified for the final heat. Each of them went at an all time best in the 50 free...Sydney 23.65, Izzy 28.33, Charlotte 26.90, and Ella 26.77. 

 

This was a wonderful meet and weekend to send off two of our seniors, Sydney and Lindsey. Congratulations to all of our swimmers!

Swim and Dive Place 5th at Tri Peaks League Meet

Congratulations to the swim and dive team for their strong finish to the regular season this past weekend. There were some phenomenal races, with almost everyone dropping significantly in their individual races and winning 5th place overall! Highlights included Kalie Linden taking 2nd place in the 50 free and 1st place in the 100 free. Kalie was also a part of the 200 free relay team that took 3rd place overall along with her teammates Charlotte Gaudet, Ella Yearsley, and Izzy Parsons. Lindsey Fruwirth took 4th place in both the 200 freestyle and the 100 breaststroke. Well done Wildcats!

Swimming Takes 1st Place at Husky Invite

Congratulations to our high school swimmers for placing 1st at the Husky Invite last week. The meet took place at Platte Canyon High School and our Wildcats walked away with an impressive 358 in total points and 13 medals all together. We look forward to cheering on our swim and dive team as they compete at the Tri Peaks League Meet next Friday and Saturday at Colorado College. 

Hana Husmann First Place in Rock N Roll Half Marathon

Congratulations to Hana Husmann! She PRd the Rock N Roll Half Marathon Phoenix on January 19, 2020. Her final time was 1 hour 38 minutes, a blistering 7:30 pace. Hana finished 1st place in her age group. Well done Hana, we are very proud of you!

 

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Featured Athlete of the Week

Featured Athletes: Darian Smith (Dive) and Charlotte Gaudet (Swim)

Congratulations to our next two featured athletes: 

 

Darian Smith joined diving her senior year and wasted no time! Constantly eager to try new dives, Darian built up her list to the difficulty necessary to qualify for state. She didn't let a few smacks get in her way of learning a front double or other complex dives, and the tenacity paid off.  In just one season, Darian came within 4 points of the State qualifying score of 290 on 11 dives. She also finished 6th overall in the Tri-Peaks league. Well done Darian!

 

Charlotte Gaudet is merely a sophomore and is already breaking ground as one of our fastest sprinters. In the span of just 3 months, she has dropped significant time in the 50 freestyle going from a 28 to a 27.78 to finishing the season with a 26.90. She is an integral part of the 200 freestyle relay and helped her team go from 12th (1:47.89) place to 11th place (1:45.65) beating two teams in the finals heat at States. Over the season, Charlotte has grown not only in the pool, but outside of the pool as well. She is supportive and helpful to her teammates and has proven to show how much of a positive influence she is on the team. Great job Charlotte!


 

Featured Athlete: Maggie Gesler (JV Basketball)

Congratulations to our next featured athlete: Maggie Gesler. Maggie does it all for the JV Basketball team. She brings energy and enthusiasm to every practice, no matter the time. She stays late each day and she cheers loudly and enthusiastically for all her teammates. She guards the opposing teams' fastest players and best ball handlers and successfully shuts them down. She scores both by fearlessly attacking the basket and by being a sharpshooter from the outside. Passionate and competitive, she hates to lose, but is gracious in defeat. Most importantly, she is a positive, encouraging, and inspiring presence on and off of the court. Well done Maggie!

Featured Athlete: Maddie Jones (Basketball)

Congratulations to our next featured athlete of the week: Maddie Jones. Maddie is in her first full year at the varsity level in basketball. Whether it is a practice or a game, Maddie arrives each day ready to work and give her very best. She is the athlete that everyone wants as a teammate and every coach wants on their team. Maddie’s entire focus is on what is best for the team, and she takes incredible pride in seeing her team succeed. In basketball, Maddie is a rebounder, a passer and the one you can count on to always be in the right place at the right time. She anticipates offensive rebounds as well as anyone on the team, and has worked hard to improve her overall basketball skills. Maddie has a very bright future ahead of her on the basketball court, and she certainly has the desire and determination to get the most out of her tremendous potential.

Featured Athlete: Mia Gathright (Dance)

Congratulations to our next featured athlete, dancer, Mia Gathright. Mia is highly motivated, enthusiastic, friendly, supportive and a true team player. She truly cares about her peers and always works hard to perfect her choreography with a smile and a great attitude! She has improved rapidly since the beginning of the season and we look forward to seeing her continue to grow throughout the season. Well done Mia!

Featured Athlete: Amanda Dewhurst (Diving)

Congratulations to our next featured athlete, diver, Amanda Dewhurst. In her second year on the dive team, Amanda attends each practice with a positive and fun attitude.  Constantly striving for improvement, Amanda does not let fear or failure deter her from getting to the final end goal. In her first year she learned eleven dives to be able to compete at league, which is no small feat. While also adding new and more difficult ones to her list this year, her dives continue to improve- many getting scores upwards of six at the latest meet. Well done Amanda!

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