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Athletic Offerings at the School of St. Mary

SOSM currently offers Girls Volleyball (September – October), Co-ed Cross Country (September – November), Girls Poms (September – December), Boys and Girls Basketball (November – February), Co-ed Track and Field (Spring TBD), and possibly Boys Volleyball (Spring TBD). All dates are approximations. Athletic fees are associated with each sport. Fees are billed through the Business Office using your FACTS account following the first two weeks of practice. 
Outside of Girl's Volleyball, Cheerleading, and Cross Country, all athletics are typically open to 5th – 8th graders. Girl's Volleyball, Cheerleading, and Cross Country are also available to 4th graders this year. Students can play more than one sport each season; however, practice times may coincide, thus not optimal for building a team.
SOSM encourages parents' involvement as coaches, scorekeepers, and volunteers. Please contact John Hancir if you are interested in volunteering. 

Boys Volleyball

Season: Spring (end of February - April)
Grades: 6th-8th
Meeting Day/Time: See athletic Calendar
Registration: Complete the form below by February 3rd
Coach: Ms. Stride. Shawn Edwards, Lulu Lamb
Boys Volleyball is for 6th-8th graders ONLY. We may have two teams, depending on the number of athletes. If there are two teams, both teams will compete at the Varsity level. One team will be the A team, and the other the B team.

Co-Ed Track and Field

The School of St. Mary is offering a Co-Ed Intramural Track & Field team for the Spring 2023 season. Open to students in 4th through 8th grade. Parent volunteers are needed. Please contact Matt Jerina if you are interested in helping. 
Season: Spring April 3 - May 26th
Grades: 4-8
Program Cost: $75
Meeting Day/Time: Monday, Wednesday, & Friday, 4-5:30 p.m. West Park
Registration: Complete the form below by March 21st
Coach: Matt Jerina

Track & Field Registration


The St. Mary's Spring 2023 Golf program is an exciting way for students to experience Discovegolf. Students will be introduced to the game of golf in a fun, games-based manner. The program is being run at Deerpath Golf Course (500 Deerpath, Lake Forest). Depending on the number of registration, there may be an opportunity for match play against other schools

Season: Spring, May - June
Grades: 1st - 3rd, and 4th - 8th
Program Cost: varies and is paid directly to Deerpath Golf Course
Meeting Day/Time:

  • 1st - 3rd Grade, Tuesdays May 2nd - June 13th, 4-5:00 p.m. 
  • 4th - 8th Grade Mondays May 1st - June 14th, 4-6:00 p.m.
  • 4th - 8th Grade Wednesdays May 1st - June 14th, 4-6:00 p.m.
  • 4th-8th Grade Monday AND Wednesday May 1st - June 14th, 4-6:00 p.m.

Registration: The deadline to register is March 24th

Golf Registration

Informational Meeting: There will be an informational Zoom meeting on Wednesday, March 22, at 6 p.m. 

Boys Basketball

Season: Winter (November-February)
Grades: 5-8
Program Cost: $300 (uniform not included)
Registration: closed
  • 5th Grade Boys (White)
    Coaches: Liza Jessen and Gretchen Roth
    Practices: 5:30 p.m. Wednesdays UGC & 7:15 a.m. Thursdays UGC
  • 5th Grade Boys (Blue)
    Coaches: Deardra & Patrick Cook
    Practices: TBD
  • 6th Grade Boys 
    Coach: Paul Dyer
    Practices: 4:15 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays PGC
  • 7th Grade Boys 
    Coach: Martha Stride
    Practices: 5:30 p.m. Mondays & Thursdays UGC
  • 8th Grade Boys 
    Coach: Casey Slingerland
    Practices: 4:00 p.m. Mondays & Thursdays UGC


Girls Basketball

Season: Winter (November-February)
Grades: 5-8
Program Cost: $300 (uniform not included)
Registration: closed

Girls Volleyball

Students will experience skill-building, training, drills, game strategy, fundamentals, and more advanced techniques, all while learning more about the game of volleyball. Teams will practice and compete against other local teams throughout the Fall season.

Season: Fall (September - October)
Grades: 4-8
Program Cost: $250 
Meeting Day/Time: Al practices are in the UGC Gym
  • 8th Grade - Monday and Thursday, 4-5:30 p.m. and Friday, 7:30-8:30 a.m.
  • 7th Grade - Monday and Thursday 4-5:30 p.m.
  • 6th Grade - Monday and Wednesday 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.
  • 4th & 5th Grade - Tuesday and Thursday, 7:45 - 8:30 a.m.  
  • 4th & 5th: Katie Reynolds and Kelly Graham
  • 6th: Mrs. Homan and Ms. Stride
  • 7th: John Abuja
  • 8th: Lennart Lamp and Jeanenne Tornatore

Girls Poms

Under the direction of “Cheer Moms,” Ms. Westerman, and Ms. Storino, students will learn cheers as well as poms choreography weekly in this upbeat class. They will learn 3-4 new cheers weekly, work on form and technique, as well as add on to their poms' dance routine.  They will have the opportunity to perform at a few football games, volleyball games, and the Homecoming Pep Rally! 
Games and performances are not mandatory to participate in the program, as we know the girls are doing many other activities.
Season: Fall/Winter (September - December)
Grades: 4-8
Program Cost: $95 
Meeting day/time: Sundays, 2:00-3:30 p.m. PGC Gym
Registration: closed
Contact: Brooke Westerman

Co-Ed Cross Country

Students will work on pace and breathing to achieve their personal best times in a 2-mile run. Practice will be twice a week, and there will be a few meets throughout the season. 

Season: Fall (September - November)
Grades: 4-8
Program Cost: $175  
Meeting Day/Time: Tuesday & Thursday 4-5:00 p.m. UGC
Coaches: Mrs. Witt and Ms. Scardina