Sports News

October Sports News

Cross Country

Completing their sixteenth undefeated league season, the Blues Cross Country Team has extended their streak to 95 consecutive dual meet victories. Senior Lara Rix has led the way for the Blues and established herself as one of the top runners in the state this season. She has had strong support from seniors Michelle Chandler and Anna Tassia, juniors Rowan Halsey and Ella Behnke, sophomores Sarah Lyell, Ava Jablonski and Luciana Lenth, and freshman Amelia Leonard.

Both the varsity and JV teams have dominated the league and placed high in each of their nonleague meets, including the 43rd Stanford Invitational where the varsity finished eleventh among the elite field of teams from the west coast. More impressively, the team won the sportsmanship award at the Three Course Challenge recognizing them as a “Class Act.”

The team is looking ahead to the 2016 Three Rivers League District Meet on October 26 at Clackamas Community College. There they hope to qualify for the Oregon Schools Activities Association’s 6A State Meet on November 5 at Lane Community College in Eugene.

Check out their results at http://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/School.aspx?SchoolID=233

GO BLUES!!

Soccer

The St. Mary’s Soccer program has come of age after competing in the perennially tough Three Rivers League the past two seasons. The varsity team led by seniors Carolyn Brandt, Paige Brower, Morgan Heinrich, Paityn Lehman, Camille Marshall, and Kayleigh Spaulding is playing with intensity and focus. Their efforts have put them in a solid position to enter the playoffs as one of the league’s top teams. The OSAA 6A state playoffs begin October 25, and the Blues hope to finish high in the state power rankings to earn a bye and begin tourney play on October 29.

Check out their status at http://www.osaa.org/activities/gsc/rankings

The JV team has enjoyed another strong season and currently holds a season record of 7-0-4. The JV2 team has worked hard to pick up the style and pace of the high school game. Both of these teams are to be commended for the noticeable strides they have made over the past nine weeks.

Congratulations to all three teams and their coaches on successful seasons.

Volleyball

The Volleyball Blues have had a tremendous season, making a substantial leap up the league order with their tenacious and determined play. The varsity team has been led by seniors Claire Adams, Meredith Bjorvik, MacKenzie Fedota, Caroline Houser, Sally Luciano, and Emma Miller. The team is currently .500 in league play with a record of 7-7. They plan to finish league strong with the goal of clinching an automatic berth into the OSAA 6A State Volleyball playoffs.

The JV Blues have also had a great season and their 10-3 season record reflects their drive and intensity. Rounding out the program, the JV2 Blue spikers have worked on honing their skills over the course of the season and made tremendous strides to compete with all of the top programs in the league.

Check out the success of all three teams on the SMA Athletic Department Scoreboard. Or better, come to Mathews Gymnasium and catch the Blues in action.

Winter Sports Are Set to Begin! Are You Cleared to Participate??

The winter sports season is quickly approaching for students interested in participating in alpine ski racing, swimming, Nordic ski racing or basketball.

In order to be eligible for athletic participation parents will now need:

1) Register their student online using the Family ID portal on the Athletic Eligibility webpage on our school website. For students who have already created an account registering for a previous season, kindly review and update information and indicate what sport their daughter intends to play in the upcoming season.

2) Submit a completed, current OSAA physical examination form for their student to the SMA Athletic Office. Physicals are good for two years. If you are unsure if your daughter needs a physical check with the Athletic Office (503) 228-8306.

3) Pay the $155 participation fee for students participating in basketball or swimming. This can be done on the Family ID website or via cash or check made out to St. Mary’s Academy with the student’s name and sport on the memo line and submitting to the Athletic Department. This must be paid prior to the season/tryouts. Students not selected for a team/deciding not to play within the 2-week window will receive a full refund.

Additionally, for students participating in basketball, alpine, and Nordic ski, parents will need to submit an Impact Consent form.

Please note that students without all eligibility requirements met will not be eligible for participation until completed. Basketball tryouts cannot be changed to accommodate students who are not cleared.