Athletics

The interscholastic sports program at St. Teresa’s Academy is an integral part of the school curriculum. This program provides student-athletes with experiences and learning situations outside the classroom that will contribute toward the positive development of the total person. STA provides student-athletes with excellent sport-specific and athletic skills training, team and individual success in athletic competition, and education in good sportsmanship.

Contact Kat Williams, Athletics Director, with questions.

Requirements

As mandated by the Missouri State High School Activities Association, student-athletes are not eligible for tryouts or competition until they have an annual physical and complete the required documentation as follows:

Step 1: Log in to the Parent Portal

Step 2: Upload Page 5 of the MSHSAA Physical Form

Step 3: You will also be prompted to complete the following forms

  • MSHSAA PPP Form (annual)
  • Children’s Mercy Consent to Treat Form
  • Student Transportation Consent and Release Form

Lacrosse

February 26-March 2: Grade 9-10 (3:45-5:15pm) / Grade 11-12 (5:00-6:15 pm)
March 3: Grade 9-12 (3:45-5:45 pm)
Head Coach: Erin Greenhalgh
Schedules: Varsity and Junior Varsity coming soon

Soccer

February 27-March 2: Grade 9 (3:45-5:15pm) / Grade 10-12 (4:30-6:15 pm)
Head Coach: Emily Welch
Schedules: Varsity, Junior Varsity, C-Team

Track and Field

February 26-March 2:  Grade 9-12 (3:30-5:30pm)
Schedules: Varsity, Junior Varsity

 

Athletics Director
Kat Williams (’07)

Katherine (Kat) Williams (’07), an accomplished professional in athletics and education, brings extensive experience and passion to herKatherine_Williams_Headshot position of Athletics Director. As the former Assistant Athletics Director and Head Track & Field Coach at STA, Kat was pivotal in developing and promoting sports events, supporting student-athletes and maintaining athletic records. She also enriches students’ educational experiences at STA by teaching an innovative class that has resulted in the first – and award-winning – live daily high school broadcast in the Kansas City area.

Prior to her time at STA, Kat served as the Recreational Director for the Parks & Recreation department in Kansas City, Missouri, from 2016 to 2019, collaborating with corporate partners and the city council to create programs that positively impacted the community.

Kat is an active member of Women Leaders in Sports and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Education Administration (Higher Education and Sports Administration emphasis) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication and Journalism, both from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.

With a background as an NCAA Division I track and field athlete, Kat’s successful athletic career has further enhanced her expertise. She currently excels as an International Federation Bodybuilding Professional, showcasing her commitment to health and fitness.

Assistant Athletics Director
Lori Flaherty

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Lori’s background in education includes 23 years in the Raytown School District, where she served as assistant high school principal, athletic director and teacher. Prior to that, she coached at the collegiate level for 12 years. In the realm of higher education, she served as an adjunct professor at the University of Central Missouri, where she supervised aspiring teachers.

Lori’s collegiate coaching legacy includes leadership positions at Saginaw State University, West Virginia Wesleyan, and Saint Mary’s College, where she empowered female athletes on and off the court. She has been dedicated to the development, learning, and success of students and teachers by striving to create a welcoming, safe, and inclusive climate.

Alexa McCollum

Alexa is a Kansas City native. She earned her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Athletic Training from Missouri State University. As a master’s degree candidate, Alexa was the Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for the women’s cross country and track & field teams. Alexa’s passion for her career is fueled by human movement and rehabilitation exercise. She is an advocate for addressing mechanics to improve overall performance to prevent injuries.

Outside of work, Alexa enjoys coaching club volleyball and playing sand volleyball.

Athletes are seen by appointment (set to open in new window) in the athletic training room. All injury communication on athletes is documented in Healthy Roster.


STA is proud to partner with the Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Mercy. The center provides athletic training services for student-athletes at STA and at many high schools and clubs in the metropolitan area. Staff from the Sports Medicine Center provide sideline coverage and help our student-athletes be prepared physically and avoid injury. Learn More

As mandated by Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA), student-athletes are not eligible for tryouts until they have an annual physical, complete the MSHSAA Physical Exam Form and uploaded to Magnus Health.

STA’s campus has modern athletic facilities to help prepare the student-athletes for competition in the largest classification of MSHSAA schools. The athletic facilities on campus are used daily by the school’s physical education programs. STA utilizes additional off-campus facilities to offer a complete training and competitive experience for student-athletes.

On-campus facilities

Goppert Gymnasium

  • Basketball (one game court or two practice courts, six goals)
  • Volleyball (one or two game/practice courts, two nets)
  • Fitness Center
  • Large meeting room
  • Classroom space with video capabilities
  • Indoor batting cages
  • Concession stands (indoor/outdoor)

McDonnell Family Sports Complex

  • Track (eight-lane track, shot put/discus, high jump, long jump, pole vault)
  • Kevin Gray Field (lacrosse, soccer, softball with outdoor batting cages)
  • STA Tennis Courts (two courts, resurfaced in 2010)

Off-campus facilities

View team records, individual awards, collegiate signings, and more.

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View STA Athletics History

Calendar

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Week of Events

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Schedule 2A

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Schedule 2B

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