Junior Natalie Rovella was awarded a scholarship from the Ancient Order of Hibernians Padraig Pearse Division #1 Kansas City (AOH). Five awards were offered to Catholic youth from the Kansas City area who will attend a Catholic High School in the 2019-20 school year. Scholarship applications were scored based on background information about school, church activities, and involvement. The majority of points were achieved based on a 500-word essay on the topic of “My Favorite Irish Song.”
The volleyball team at St. Teresa’s Academy earned their third consecutive AVCA Team Academic Award for the 2018-2019 season. The American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) announced today that 1,125 teams received the AVCA Team Academic Award this season. This number breaks the previous year's total of 977 to set an all-time high.
Explore the 2018-19 Team Academic recipients by clicking here.
St. Teresa’s Academy announced the hiring of Emily Welch, July 11, 2019 as the sixth head coach in program’s 33-year history.
Welch spent several years coaching at the club, high school and collegiate ranks. She graduated from Benedictine College in 2008, where she played goalkeeper and played a part in the team’s first trip to the NAIA National Tournament.
The Mother Evelyn O’Neill Awards were presented in a special ceremony held on March 5, 2019. The annual Awards Ceremony recognizes excellence in leadership, community service, or educational reform.
Gabrielle Staker (Gabby) was awarded the honor of 2019 Academy Woman. Three members of the class of 2019 were nominated, Gabby, Brooke Eldridge, and Jane Kincaid. After submitting reflections on their time at STA, members of the senior class, faculty, and staff voted to recognize Gabby with this esteemed tradition.
Head Soccer Coach Jeremy McElduff resigned, June 3, 2019 after a 17-year tenure with the program. McElduff joined the coaching staff in 2003 as an assistant and was promoted to head coach in 2011. While McElduff was on staff, the Stars compiled a 298-78-6 record, which included nine Missouri State High School Activities Association District Titles and five State Championships. As the head coach, McElduff compiled a 154-32-1 record, which resulted in back-to-back MSHSAA second place finishes in 2013-14, and back-to-back MSHSAA State Championships in 2015-16.
The St. Teresa's Academy lacrosse team will compete in the Missouri State Lacrosse Assocation State Tournament, May 18-25. The Stars will take on Lafayette in the first round, May 18 at 10 a.m. at Lafayette High School.