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Winter Sports Update; Registration Open for Spring Sports

Swimming 

The St. Mary’s swim team is currently 2-2 in the Three Rivers League (TRL) with wins over Tigard and Lake Oswego competing fiercely and breaking new personal records (PR’s) each week. Top swimmers include sophomore Hazel Alejos, freshman Serafina Ferruzzi, sophomore Ava Goshien, and senior Channin Hall. Head Coach Crystal Ius, ’02 (2019 TRL Head Coach of the Year) is joined by first-year assistants, Katherine Williams and Katarina Yee. 

Support the Blues Swim Team

St. Mary’s swim team will be holding a fundraiser on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the Chipotle at Cascade Station (by Portland Airport) from 4- 8 p.m. Please bring this flyer with you to make sure the St. Mary’s Swim Team receives the donation. Catch the team in action this season by checking the St. Mary’s Swim Team schedule.  

Basketball 

St. Mary’s Blues basketball is off to a strong start with a 9-3 record as they enter the heart of conference play in the perennially tough TRL League. The team employs a high-pressure defense matched with a fast transition game. This year’s squad is highly talented with an offensive threat from every player on the floor. Five seniors lead the team both on and off the court working to create an atmosphere of collaboration and respect that permeates every contest. The St. Mary’s Blues basketball game schedule can be found here

The JV and JV2 Blues basketball teams are hard at work to improve this season. Both teams are comprised of twelve players dedicated to learning and positively supporting each other to achieve their team goals. The St. Mary’s coaches appreciate the players undeterred willingness to bring a strong work ethic and positive attitude to the court every day. Come out, cheer them on, and go Blues! 

Nordic Ski Team 

The 19 member St. Mary’s Nordic ski team traveled to Bend on Dec. 14 and 15, for the Meissner Classic Race. St. Mary’s finished sixth overall, led by sophomore Kira Mahaffy, senior Amelia Leonard, junior Ella Whitaker and senior Sophie Dorn. St. Mary’s Nordic team is hosted a Northern Division race on Saturday, Jan.18 at Teacup Lake which included teams from all over Central Oregon. The St. Mary’s Nordic Ski race schedule can be found here

Alpine Ski Team  

St. Mary’s Blues Alpine ski team raced into first place in the Mt. Hood League opener on Jan. 11. The race was a giant slalom at Mt. Hood Ski Bowl East. With 10 to 15 inches of new snow in the previous 24 hours and winds blowing the falling snow sideways. The St. Mary’s Blues showed the Mt. Hood League how tough they are going to be this season. Led by junior Payton Bogatin, senior Kayla Vandecoevering, junior Addie Butler and senior Emrie Langfeldt, the Blues combined time of 3:37.47 was closely followed (.94 seconds) by Sandy High School's 3:38.41.

St. Mary’s Head Coach Ryan Rooper reported, “The coaches and team have been training extremely hard this last Christmas Break! With the low snow conditions, the team didn't get much gate training before this first league race. We worked every day on the basics, building skills and skiing confidence. Today's results are indicative of the athletes desire to place high and place early in the first race.” Check out the Blues Alpine Ski race schedule and come up to the mountain to cheer them on!  

 

St. Mary’s 2020 Spring Sports Registration Open

St. Mary’s spring sports are just around the corner. Each spring St. Mary’s offers lacrosse, track & field, tennis and golf. Additionally, St. Mary’s offers competitive dragon boat racing as an activity, but the registration is facilitated through the Athletic Department. Practices and tryouts begin March 2, 2020; make sure you/your daughter is registered to attend practices and tryouts. Information and links to facilitate the registration process can be found on the 2020 SMA Spring Sports Registration page of the St. Mary’s website.  

West Portland Physical Therapy and OHSU Sports Medicine Continue With PEP  

St. Mary’s student-athletes will once again have the benefit of working with the dynamic duo of West Portland Physical Therapy (WPPT) and OHSU Sports Medicine physicians to keep them on the court this winter. Their program assesses all St. Mary’s student-athletes participating in basketball and in addition trains them in the ACL injury prevention program known as the PEP warm-up. 

This is the sixth year St. Mary’s student-athletes have had access to this tremendous training program through the work of WPPT under the direction of Kathi McCoy, PT. The student-athletes have clearly benefitted from the program on several levels including a reduction in lower extremity injuries, improved fitness, and exposure to careers in sports medicine. St. Mary’s Athletic Department thanks our community partners for supporting our student-athletes and teams!