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Fallin' for Fall Sports

It’s been a busy month for St. Mary’s Athletics. Wins, losses, ties, and sweeps abound!

Cross Country

Cross country has competed in the Nike Cross Country (XC) Portland at Blue Lake Park, the Central Park Invitational in Huntington Beach, CA, the Flat & Fast Invitational in McMinnville and a Three Rivers League (TRL) Dual meet in Lake Oswego. Our runners consistently placed in the top of the pack.

Junior Fiona Lenth is making herself well known in the TRL as well as in the state. She’s consistently finishing in the top spot in dual meets as well as top ten in larger fields. She took fifth place in the Central Park Invitational and looks to defend her TRL title at the District Meet on Oct. 30 at Clackamas Community College. Come out and cheer her and all the Blues harriers on as they compete for a chance to return to the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) State Meet on Nov. 9 at Lane Community College in Eugene. We look forward to a strong finish for the entire team again this season.

Volleyball

St. Mary’s Blues volleyball has faced tremendous adversity this season. Led by lone returning senior Devyn Baer, the Blues Varsity has persevered to find a cohesive game strategy. Working their way through a very tough TRL league as well as numerous weekend tournaments, the team has gained valuable experience reflected in their five-set victory over Tigard, capping a sweep of the Tigers at all three levels.

The team’s efforts were also recognized by the OSAA. The team has been nominated for the OSAA Sportsmanship Award for their superb sportsmanship and positive encouragement on the court during a recent match. Needless to say, we couldn’t be prouder.

At the sub-varsity level, JV2 has dominated the league with only a few loses, and JV has earned a fair number of wins as well. St. Mary’s volleyball wrapped up their season on Oct. 24 with Senior Night against West Linn at Mathews Gymnasium.

Soccer

Blues Soccer has endured a very mercurial season. Often they have come together to tie or challenge a tough, highly ranked opponent and the next week, they’re stymied by a less challenging team. Senior, Division 1 commit, Olivia Rhodes has been sidelined with an injury, but juniors Torie Snyder, Isabel Donovan, Maya Gersh, Anja Zehntbauer, and Chella Fedota have vaulted in and are determined to finish the season in a strong position going into the state playoffs starting Nov. 2.

The JV & JV2 soccer squads have each had their challenges as well as successes with both league and non-league games. The JV2 team played their last match on Oct. 23 and JV and varsity wrap up on Oct. 29.

Winter Sports Registration

Winter sports registration is now open! Alleviate last minute panic by completing registration by Nov. 13 and make sure your student is set to begin tryouts/practice come the first day of winter sports on Nov. 18. Click here for more information.

Find Us on Facebook and Instagram

The Athletic Department is now on social media. Our intent is to use the platform to share more of our teams' schedules and other announcements from our office, as well as day-to-day activities of St. Mary’s Student Athletes. You can find us on Facebook at: St. Mary’s Academy Athletics (@smapdxteams) and on Instagram at: St. Mary’s Academy Athletics (@smapdx_sports).