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

Volleyball Pink Game

SMA won a hard-fought battle against Jefferson Academy in Thursday's "Dig Pink" volleyball game, coming from behind to win 3 out of 4 sets.  Congratulations to the Wildcats on this huge league win, which keeps playoff hopes alive.  Our Wildcats logged 51 kills, 12 blocks, 113 digs, 46 assists, and 3 aces in the season's best thriller so far.  For "Pink Game," we dedicate the victory to those who have fought or are fighting breast cancer.  Keep up the fight!

High School Cross Country Tops Teams at Metro League

Every single runner was met with the challenge of having to place at certain positions to have a chance at making State. They all had the miles under their belt to meet this challenge, but did they have the heart, did they have the drive? YOU BET THEY DID!!  Runners on the Wildcat team ran this race as if it were their last. 

Scoring runners:

McKenna, Victoria, Eva, Areeba, Gretchen, Carly and Millie lead The Wildcats to a 5th place finish out of 11 teams!  The team beat CA by 12 points and Kent Denver by 61 points.  It is worth mentioning the performance by Grace Oakes – PR by over 30 seconds, smashing her goal of an under 30 min 5K by over 40 seconds!

 148 St. Mary's Academy (1:54:58, 22:59.42, 1:04)

         22     22 McKenna Nading              22:39
         27     27 Victoria Perez              22:49
         28     28 Eva Pacheco                 22:49
         31     31 Areeba Nauman               23:00
         40     40 Gretchen Hummel             23:42
        (47)    47 Carly Najarian              24:29
        (50)    50 Millie Brophy               24:37
MS Cross Country Teams Excel at Boulder Meet

The SMA MS cross country team won 1st place against ten10 teams at the Boulder Country Day cross country meet.  Pictured are the five scoring team members: (from left to right) Suvina Heidt (1st place), Alexandra Collins (2nd place), Evie Talbert (5th place), Izzy Turner (11th place), and Ava Rogala (6th place).  Nate Hoody placed 3rd in the boys race and won a medal. 

SMA Middle School Cross Country Team Takes First Place

The Middle School girls cross country team took 1st place out of 15 teams at the Littleton Invitational cross country meet on Tuesday, September 25.  Suvina Heidt won the race and Alexandra Collins placed third. Congratulations!!

Congratulations to JV and varsity volleyball for their wins against league nemesis, Kent Denver!  JV cruised to victory 2-0, and varsity won in a come from behind battle 3 sets to 1.  The player of the match was junior Paulina Ursua Garcia, who led the Wildcats with 9 kills, stellar defense, and a great will to win.  Don't miss the next home game Tuesday, September 18th against Prospect Ridge: C team 4:00, JV 5:00, and Varsity 6:00pm.

Featured Athlete of the Week

Ariana Oaxaca Rivas C-Team Volleyball

Congratulations to our next featured athlete Ariana Oaxaca Rivas! Ariana is one of the best passers on the C-Team.  As a defensive player she shares responsibility for handling a big load of the defense passing. Ariana has great court sense and her real contribution lies in her ability to relate to her teammates.  She is a strong leader with a patient heart. She is willing to work hard to get better every day in practice and help her teammates achieve their goals. She is dedicated to her sport and is often times staying well after her game ends to support both JV and Varsity Volleyball.  Congratulations Ariana!

Athlete of the Week: Emily Burkeholder, JV Volleyball

Congratulations to our featured athlete: Emily Burkeholder. Emily is a quiet leader and a dedicated member of the JV volleyball team. She always gives 100% in practice and is almost always early. She tries to make it to as many varsity games as she can to help cheer on the program. She plays as a starting outside hitter and gets along well with the team. She can be seen diving for almost every ball and is competitive when it truly counts. The team can always count on her to give her best and help lead us to victory. We are very lucky to have her this season!

Kate Seneshen - JV Field Hockey

Congratulations to our next featured athlete, JV Field Hockey player and freshman: Kate Seneshen. Kate’s strong ball control and hussle to re-defend makes her the perfect player for center midfielder. She consistently makes good, quick passes to her surrounding teammates and shows confidence and poise on the field. Kate also helps special plays on both attacking and defensive corners for the wildcats. Her positive attitude and love of the game are infectious and her coaches are excited to see her progress throughout the season. Great job Kate!

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