SMA Prep Sports
The SMA Prep Athletic Program is designed to provide opportunities in which Middle School students can acquire skills, experience leadership and grow personally. All students are encouraged to participate, and to learn to balance Academics, Athletics and Sportsmanship. Our goal is to provide a positive experience for our cadets within the framework of interscholastic competition. We believe athletics is an extension of our classroom where cadets will continue to learn the value of perseverance, dedication, and commitment.
The club setting is a non-competitive environment where all cadets are encouraged to attend/participate. There is no tryout process. Each club provides an opportunity for cadets to showcase their talents, hone their skills, and build positive peer relationships. Clubs are DIFFERENT than our competitive athletic teams and are a great way to try a new sport, meet new friends and get a good workout!
The Lacrosse club or “Fall ball” is meeting on Tuesdays and
Thursdays at the Prep Gym. This combined group of high school and middle school players are learning the fundamentals of this new sport and are applying them to real game situations under the direction of High School Lacrosse Coach Bragg and Prep Coach Jeff Fite. Team tryouts will be held January 7-9. The Lacrosse season
will run January through April. This is a new sport at SMA Prep and the excitement and interest is very high among our students.
To play for a Prep Sports Team, you must try out before you make the team. It is a competitive as the teams play against other middle schools in the county.
The girls finished their season 1 and 6. They did not qualify for the
The team finish their regular season 4 and 2, qualifying for the
playoffs. The playoffs were held on October 24 th followed by the Championship on the 29 th . The team made the playoffs but unfortunately lost to SSAS in the first round. SSAS went on to win the league championship 35 to 7. Coach Rosenbloom stated that he was extremely proud of this year’s squad, saying that they never gave up, even when behind all season long!
Tryouts have been held, teams are formed. The teams have
participated in three invitationals to date and have placed very well. There are 29 runners (boys and girls) on the varsity teams this season.