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Athletics Overview

Sacred Heart Schools’ mission to "Educate the Whole Child" carries on from the classroom to our sports endeavors. Our athletic programs are considered an important part of this educational process. We understand that lessons taught in the athletic "classroom,"such as teamwork, effort, respect and commitment, will last long after the final scores are tallied.

Lower & Middle Schools Athletics

The athletics program for the Lower and Middle Schools are for grades 4-8 and are intended to provide a positive experience in an environment of sportsmanship and learning. The children who participate are taught the fundamentals of each sport and learn the value of cooperation in team play. Participation is voluntary and encouraged.

The Lower and Middle Schools’ athletic department supports a no-cut policy that allows every child a chance to be part of a team. The goal of each team is for children to enjoy themselves while developing appropriate skills and learning the game. Further, the athletic program provides athletes with the opportunity to maximize their potential in a competitive situation while learning positive life lessons.

Our teams compete in the West Bay Middle School Athletic League (WBAL). The WBAL is a newly formed league comprised of 14 independent private schools.

Preparatory Athletics

The Sacred Heart Prep athletic programs focus on competing with honor and pride for our school while at the same time developing what in many cases are life-long friendships and memories.

We believe it important that each student who endeavors to be a student athlete is given that chance. Nine of our twenty-two athletic program offerings are considered “no cut,” meaning that if a student is willing to dedicate the time and energy to one of those programs, they will be afforded the opportunity to compete for their school. We take great pride in knowing that on an annual basis approximately 75% of our student body will be student athletes.

These lofty levels of student participation have not negated the high level of success in our athletic programs. Sacred Heart Prep teams have won numerous league and section championships . . . . . even a few state championships as well. Dozens of our athletes have built on their success at Sacred Heart and gone on to compete at colleges throughout the country. These achievements have come without compromising our strong belief in sportsmanship and fair play.

All that being said, perhaps our greatest accomplishment is the role we play in the building of community as a Christian value. Sacred Heart Prep supports the belief that the true value of high school athletics comes from the life lessons it teaches. WE are committed to providing a meaningful and memorable experience for all of our student athletes.

Our teams compete in the West Bay Athletic League (WBAL), the West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL), the Peninsula Athletic League (PAL) and the Santa Clara Valley Athletic League (SCVAL).


SHP Athletic Contacts

Bret Simon
All Schools Athletics Director
650.454.8372
bsimon@shschools.org

Frank Rodriguez
Assistant Principal, Athletics
650.473.4031
frodriguez@shschools.org

Dawn Hemm
Prep Girls' Athletic Director
650.473.4032
dhemm@shschools.org

Tony Martinelli
Prep Boys' Athletic Director 
(650.454.8493
tmartinelli@shschools.org

Thomas Henry
Strength & Conditioning Director
650.473.4080
thenry@shschools.org

Holly Brown
Head Ahtletic Trainer
650.473.4025
hbrown@shschools.org

Brian Kreutzkamp
Aquatics Director
650.473.4067
bkreutzkamp@shschools.org


SHP Athletic Fax
: 650.473.6574

Grades 4-8 Athletics Contacts

Sue McDonald
Girls' Athletic Director
650.473.4053
smcdonald@shschools.org

Jeff Reynolds
Boys' Athletic Director
650.473.4051
jreynolds@shschools.org

Jamie Frank
Aquatics Manager
650.473.4065
jfrank@shschools.org


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