Five SHA student-athletes head to college teams.
The Athletic program at Sacred Heart Academy plays an important role in the total educational development of the student. The program helps students realize the full range of their talents and abilities. The school’s interscholastic athletic program strives to develop CONFIDENCE, COMRADERY, ENTHUSIASM, LEADERSHIP, and DISCIPLINE within the student athlete. Most of all, the sports program teaches the students to enjoy their peers as well as their adult mentors, such as their coaches. Experiencing pleasant interscholastic experiences, the student will gain a positive attitude in life, which will enhance their studies and relationships with people, now and in the future. The competitiveness in sports makes the students very well prepared for the trials and tribulations that they may face in life. Our student athletes advance to a very successful academic career in college due to their interscholastic experiences.
Athletic Association of Catholic Academies (AACA) league which consists of eight private girls schools.
Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA) which is a state governing board. This allows us to participate in district and state championships where many of our teams have competed and attained championships.
Whether cheering from the sidelines or engaging in physical play, Sacred Heart team players regularly enjoy postseason success at the District and State levels.
Fall: Volleyball, Field Hockey, Tennis, Cross Country, Golf and Crew
Winter: Swimming and Basketball
Spring: Crew, Softball, Track and Field and Lacrosse
Most of our sports competitions are hosted right at the school in our Dooley Gymnasium or on our 2 athletic fields. Sports that are hosted off campus are:
- Tennis at Paddock Park in Havertown
- Golf at Paxon Hollow Country Club in Broomall
- Softball at Emlen Tunnel Field in Bryn Mawr
- Swimming at Widener University
- Crew team in the Fall and Spring on the Schuylkill river
Middle School Sports
- Field Hockey
- Club Teams: Crew and Tennis
In addition to our athletic facilities we also have a fitness room consisting of free weights, stability balls, aerobic and anaerobic machines on campus which many of our student athletes and non-athletes use for training and excercise regimens. The fitness room is a great place for our athletes to warm-up for their particular sport and to prepare them to come back from injuries that they may have sustained.
Almost 80% of girls play a varsity sport and a large percent of our valedictorians are our student athletes.
Congratulations to Hannah Seifried '18 and Dani Santora '19 for being selected to the AACA Lacrosse all stars.
Main Line Athlete of the Week, Emma Sefried '18 has participated on the track, swimming and field hockey teams at Sacred Heart Academy.
SHA 4x800 relay team wins gold at the District Championships. They will now advance to the States competition at Shippensburg University this weekend.
Kayleigh Doyle '20 wins league gold in 3200m run.
SHA student-athletes and sisters, Emma & Hannah Seifried '18 received PA Sports Hall of Fame Recognition.