Athletics

Athletics

List of 4 items.

  • 7

    State Championships
  • 57%

    Student Participation in Athletics
  • 15

    Varsity Sports
  • 2018

    Received the OHSAA/OIAAA Award of Excellence

Explore Our Athletics Program

The goal of the Saint Joseph Academy Athletics Program is to encourage, teach and coach our students to compete on a Division I level. Our athletics program is designed to provide a quality athletics experience for students and the opportunity to learn valuable life skills in a faith-filled environment.
A variety of sports are offered each season, which allows for more than half of our students to participate in a varsity sport. Our athletes are encouraged to cultivate teamwork, leadership, fitness, sportsmanship and learn how they can take those irreplaceable skills beyond the fields and courts of the Academy. 

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Did you know?

  • The average GPA for student-athletes during the 2021-2022 school year was 3.7.
  • In the 2021-2022 school year, 13 Seniors signed NCAA Letters of Intent.
  • Volleyball has advanced to the Division I Final Four in three of the last six seasons and were OHSAA Division 1 District Champions for 2021. They had four American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) Award Winners.
  • Crew had three boats (Varsity 8+, Varsity 8+ and Freshmen 8+) compete in the SRAA National Championship Regatta in the 2022.
  • Cross Country finished third at the District Meet and qualified for the Regional Meet in 2021.
  • The Lacrosse program set a school record of 18-3 in 2022.
  • Softball advanced to the OHSAA Sectional Final in 2022.
  • Swimming & Diving sent five swimmers and four divers to the District Championship in 2022.
  • Rugby Varsity team advanced to the State Quarter Finals and JV team completed in the National Tournament in 2021.
  • Track & Field sent three runners to the collegiate level beginning in the 2022-2023 school year.
  • Indoor Track & Field had five athletes qualify for the Indoor Track National Meet and ten athletes qualify for Indoor Track State Meet in 2022.
  • Golf advanced to the District Tournament in 2021.
  • Tennis had one athlete win the OHSAA Division 1 Sectional Singles Title and qualify for the District and State Tournaments in 2021.
  • The Soccer program advanced to the playoffs in 2022.
  • Basketball won their second District Championship in school history and reached the Elite Eight in the Division 1 OHSAA Tournament for the first time in the program’s history in 2022.
  • Gymnastics had one athlete become the first gymnast in the program's history to qualify for OHSAA D1 Gymnastics State Meet in 2022.
  • Bowling finished in sixth place at the Sectional meet in 2022.

Our Notable Alumnae

Ms. Maggie Berry '10

Athletic Director

Saint Joseph Academy offers a comprehensive Athletics Program that provides a quality educational experience for students to develop their athletic abilities and allows them to experiment with varied life skills. Students learn the joy of teamwork, how to show grace in defeat, and humility in the thrill of winning. Through the athletics program, we help students increase levels of self-confidence and self-esteem, develop physical strength and mental toughness, and master time-management and stress reduction skills while creating an enjoyable experience that helps students prepare for the next chapter of life. If you have any questions, please email me at mberry@sja1890.org

Meet the Team

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Erin Hoffert

    Ms. Erin Hoffert 

    Assistant Athletic Director
    216.251.6788 ext. 281
  • Photo of Cheryl Joseph

    Mrs. Cheryl Joseph 

    Athletic Assistant
    216.251.6788 ext. 284
  • Photo of Leanne Levenduski

    Ms. Leanne Levenduski 

    Athletic Trainer