At St. Cecilia, we take great pride in our vibrant athletic programs that foster teamwork, character development, and a lifelong love for sports. Our student-athletes are encouraged to live and play as followers of Christ both on and off the playing field.
Our athletic programs are designed to provide students with a well-rounded experience that goes beyond the score. We believe in the power of sports to teach valuable life skills such as teamwork, discipline, and perseverance. Many of our teams boast championship honors, but the Bluejays are not just about winning; they are about embodying the spirit of sportsmanship and resilience, always giving their best effort.
- Exemplary Sportsmanship: Our student-athletes are known for their outstanding sportsmanship, reflecting the teachings of Christ both on and off the field. We believe in the power of athletics to instill values of respect, kindness, and integrity, creating an environment where the spirit of competition is embraced with grace.
- Christ-Like Values: Rooted in our Catholic faith, our athletic programs emphasize the integration of Christ-like values into every aspect of the game. Through prayer, reflection, and community, we seek to develop well-rounded individuals who embody the teachings of love, compassion, and humility.
- Unyielding Resilience: The Bluejays are recognized for their never-quit attitude, a testament to the resilience inspired by our faith. Our students face challenges with courage, determination, and a commitment to giving their best effort in every endeavor.
- Volunteer Parent Coaches: Our athletic programs are led by a dedicated team of volunteer parent coaches who generously contribute their time, expertise, and passion. These coaches, driven by the desire to support our students, play a pivotal role in the development of our young athletes.
- Inclusive Opportunities: We offer a diverse range of programs, providing opportunities for students of all interests and skill levels. Our inclusive approach ensures that every Bluejay can explore their athletic potential in a supportive and nurturing environment.
At St. Cecilia, we believe that sports are an integral part of a student's educational journey. Through our athletic programs, we aim to mold not just skilled athletes but also confident and resilient individuals ready to face the challenges of life. As the proud home of the Bluejays, we aim to soar to new heights both on and off the playing field!
For a student to participate in any athletic programs sponsored by St. Cecilia School, parents/guardians must:
- Read and agree to adhere to the rules and regulations outlined in the Athletic Handbook.
- Complete the agreement form
- Submit a completed physical form. Physicals are good for one calendar year only, and the form must be completed annually.
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Our school's volleyball program, catering to students in grades 5-8 during the fall season, is a dynamic and successful part of our athletic tradition. Our young athletes have consistently displayed their skills and teamwork on the court, securing several championships in recent years. The list of accolades includes victories in various divisions, such as the 5th, 6th, and 7th grades in 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023. It's a testament to the commitment and talent of our athletes and coaches. Beyond the middle school level, some of our volleyball alumni have gone on to achieve remarkable success in their own right. Notably, Bluejay AC Froehlich garnered acclaim as the 2021 and 2022 Louisiana Division II Player of the Year and was named the 2022 Gatorade Player of the Year. Others, like Paige Guidry, pursued volleyball at the University of Louisiana, and Mollie Webre continued her volleyball journey at Nicholls. Our volleyball program is a thriving hub for developing skills and fostering a love for the sport, showcasing the potential for our students to excel and shine both on and off the court.
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Our school's swimming program, open to students in grades 5-8 during the spring season, offers an exciting opportunity for young athletes to make a splash in the pool. Competing in the competitive COLA League, our swimmers consistently demonstrate their dedication, teamwork, and a passion for the sport. In the 2022 season, we proudly fielded the largest swim team, a testament to the growing enthusiasm for swimming among our students. Our program not only focuses on building strong swimmers but also instills values of discipline and sportsmanship, creating a positive and encouraging environment for our athletes to thrive. Swimming at our school is more than just a sport; it's a journey of personal growth and a commitment to achieving one's personal best.
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Our school's track and field program, open to students in grades 5-8 during the spring season, stands as a testament to our commitment to fostering athletic excellence and individual growth. The competitive nature of the sport challenges our young athletes to push their limits and set new personal records. With numerous championship victories, including wins in the 5/6th and 7/8th grade divisions in 2021 and 2022, it's clear that our students excel on the track and in the field. The dedication and determination fostered within our program often propel our alumni to continue their track and field journeys by joining their high school teams. Track and field at our school not only provides a platform for success but also serves as a stepping stone for our students' ongoing athletic accomplishments.
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Our school's tennis program, designed for students in grades 5-8 during the spring season, is rapidly gaining popularity among our young athletes. Tennis not only offers a fun and challenging athletic outlet, but it also instills valuable life skills such as discipline, focus, and teamwork. As our program continues to flourish, it's evident that our students are embracing the sport with enthusiasm and dedication. We are proud to see our tennis alumni go on to join their high school's teams, showcasing the lasting impact of our program on their athletic journeys. Tennis at our school is not just a sport; it's a stepping stone for our students to build lifelong skills and pursue their passion for the game.
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Our school's softball program, designed for students in grades 5-8 during the spring season, is a testament to our dedication to fostering athletic excellence and teamwork. Our young athletes have consistently proven their prowess on the field, securing championships in 2022 for both the 5/6th grade and 7/8th grade divisions. It's a tradition of success that extends well beyond the middle school years, as exemplified by our esteemed alum, Shellie Landry. Shellie's impressive journey led her to numerous accolades at the University of Louisiana, and she now contributes her expertise as a coach at the same institution. The softball program at our school not only provides a platform for our students to shine but also paves the way for their continued success in the sport, showcasing the enduring legacy of athletic achievement within our community.
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Our school's soccer program, catering to students in grades 5-8, takes center stage as an exciting winter sport, offering a dynamic platform for young athletes to hone their soccer skills. Our teams participate in a competitive league with local play in Broussard, where our dedicated players showcase their commitment and passion for the game. As they progress through the program, many of our soccer stars have transitioned into becoming varsity players in local high schools, a testament to the valuable experience and training they receive in our program. Soccer at our school is more than just a sport; it's an opportunity for our students to grow, develop, and pursue their athletic dreams.
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Our school's golf program, tailored for students in grades 5-8 and taking place in the spring, is a testament to our commitment to fostering athletic excellence and sportsmanship. Our young golfers have the opportunity to sharpen their skills while enjoying the beautiful local courses. The program is known for its competitiveness and professionally executed championship matches, offering a stage for our students to showcase their talent, dedication, and love for the game. Our golf program not only enhances students' proficiency in golf but also instills values of discipline and integrity, making it an integral part of our school's sports tradition.
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Our school's football program, designed for students in grades 5-8 during the fall season, stands as a pillar of excellence and tradition in our athletic community. Our young athletes are taught the values of teamwork, sportsmanship, and dedication, and their hard work is evident in their remarkable achievements. Notably, our teams have secured multiple championships, including victories in the 5/6th grade division in 2019 and 2021, as well as a standout win in the 7/8th grade division in 2021. Our latest victory was our 7/8th grade team's 2023 championship win! Moreover, we take immense pride in the fact that many of our football alumni have gone on to become State Champions at local high schools and have even pursued college football careers. Our football program is a testament to the enduring legacy of sportsmanship and athletic prowess instilled within our students.
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Our cross-country program, open to students in grades 5-8 and taking place in the fall, is a testament to our school's commitment to athletic excellence and sportsmanship. Our dedicated athletes have consistently proven their prowess, securing several championships in recent years. In 2019, our boys' team secured victory, followed by back-to-back wins in 2021 and 2022. The pinnacle of their success was achieved in 2021 when our boys' team made history by becoming State Champions, marking our first-ever state championship in cross country. With approximately 10 meets each year, our athletes are consistently challenged and continue to excel. Beyond the track, our team participates in a special fundraiser meet, the Middle School Run for a Cure, which benefits local cancer patients, highlighting our commitment to community involvement. It's no surprise that our program has also produced multiple state champions at local high schools, demonstrating the enduring impact of our cross-country program on the athletic achievements of our students.
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Our girl's cheerleading program is an integral part of our school community, providing students in grades 6-8 with an opportunity to shine in a year-round sport. Our talented cheerleaders are the heart and soul of our school's spirit, as they cheer on and support many of our other sports teams, including football, volleyball, and basketball. Their infectious enthusiasm and dedication play a crucial role in boosting morale and fostering school pride at various sporting events. Tryouts for the cheerleading team are held in the spring, ensuring that we have a passionate and spirited group of students ready to represent our school in the following year. Cheerleading is not just a sport; it's a vibrant display of teamwork and unwavering support that creates a positive and energetic atmosphere at our school events.
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Our girls' basketball program, catering to students in grades 5-8 as a thrilling winter sport, stands as a testament to our dedication to both athletic development and team camaraderie. The success of our program extends well beyond the middle school years, as many of our Bluejays have gone on to make their mark on high school teams. Among our esteemed alumni is AC Froehlich, a 2015-2019 Bluejay graduate, who achieved remarkable recognition by earning the titles of All-State and All-District from 2021 to 2023. Furthermore, our girls' basketball teams have consistently demonstrated their prowess and dedication, bringing home multiple championships, including 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th-grade titles in 2021 and a remarkable sweep in 2022. These achievements reflect the commitment and talent fostered within our girls' basketball program, making it a source of great pride and accomplishment within our school community.
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Our boys' basketball program, designed for students in grades 5-8, takes center stage as a winter sport that cultivates not only athletic prowess but also a spirit of teamwork and determination. Our alumni continue to shine in the world of basketball, and one notable figure is Eric Mouton. Eric's journey through our program served as the foundation for a lifelong love of the game, propelling him to play at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette (USL) and subsequently pursue a coaching career at institutions like Nichols, VC, USL, OC, and STM. Today, he proudly holds the positions of Athletic Director and Head Coach at Ascension Episcopal. Eric's impressive legacy includes a state championship with STM and a Sunbelt Conference championship as a starting point guard, with a standout moment when he helped orchestrate an astounding upset over #4 Oklahoma as part of the #13 seed USL team. Eric's journey is a testament to the opportunities and excellence our basketball program instills in our young athletes, making it an integral part of our school's athletic tradition.
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Our school's baseball program is a source of great pride and achievement for students in grades 5-8 during the spring season. With a rich history of success, our program has seen remarkable talent grace our fields. Notably, one of our former players, Hayden Cantrelle, truly exemplifies the excellence of our baseball program. During his time here, Hayden was named the Class IV State MVP and received the prestigious honor of being a three-time All-State player. His outstanding skills and dedication to the sport paved the way for an extraordinary journey in the world of baseball. In 2017, he was drafted by the New York Yankees, showcasing his exceptional abilities on a national stage. Subsequently, he earned spots on the 2019 Cape Cod All-Stars and the Sunbelt All-Conference, further solidifying his status as a standout player. In 2020, Hayden Cantrelle was drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers and continues to make waves in the baseball world. Currently, he is making his mark as a professional baseball player, competing at the AA level for the San Francisco Giants. His incredible journey from our school's baseball program to the professional leagues is a testament to the talent and dedication fostered within our school's baseball community.
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