2017 Athletics Welcome Letter

Welcome to St. Teresa’s Academy!


We are excited to have you on campus and look forward participation in STA Athletics! We offer a variety of sports and opportunities for girls to be part of a team on many different levels. This past year, the Stars have won a MSHSAA, Class 4 soccer State Championship, and finished fourth at the MSHSHAA volleyball and MSLA lacrosse State Championships, while sending 12 graduates from the class of 2017 to compete at the collegiate level.


Our website includes information about MSHSAA requirements for participation, sports schedules, sport tryout information and summer opportunities for specific sports. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the coaches listed below.


Don’t forget – fall tryouts begin Monday, July 31, 2017!


Go Stars!



Mark Hough

Athletic Director



STA Athletic Department

Mark Hough – Athletic Director

Ty Abney – Assistant Athletic Director

Lisa Gross – Athletic Trainer


Coaching Staff

Basketball: Christy Colllins

Cross Country: Karen Moran-Redlich

Dance: Christina Rellergert

Golf: Martha Linscott

Lacrosse: Jessica Hanna

Soccer: Jeremy McElduff

Softball: Ty Abney

Swimming & Diving: Rob Cole

Tennis: Lana Krause

Track & Field: Andrew Boland

Volleyball: Lauren Brentlinger



Team Schedules

The STA Athletic Department utilizes rSchoolToday for all its scheduling needs. The website allows the public to view the master schedule, as well as games, practices and rosters for specific sports. Fans are also able to sign up for notifications, download the Mobile App and upload calendars to their Outlook and iCal.

Lacrosse Schedule | Soccer Schedule | Track & Field Schedule



2017-18 Dance Tryouts

Auditions for the 2017-18 STA dance team will be April 18-21 in Goppert Gymnasium for girls entering grades 9-12. Team selections will be made April 23. All applicants must complete each of the following forms:

1.)   Team Application

2.)   MSHSAA Physical Exam Form

3.)   PRVIT Profile

4.)   New Parent PRIVIT Instructions

5.)   Returning Parent PRIVIT Instructions

All applications are due April 19. Those who have not completed all four forms will not be allowed to audition. Click here for information regarding audition dates, times and attire.


Tryout Schedule

Informational Meeting – April 11, 6 p.m. – Verheyen

Audition Clinic #1 – April 18, 5-7 p.m. – Goppert Gymnasium

Audition Clinic #2 – April 19, 5-7 p.m. - Goppert Gymnasium

Audition Clinic #3 – April 20, 5-6:30 p.m. – Goppert Gymnasium

Auditions – April 21, 4-9 p.m. - Goppert Gymnasium

Team Selections – April 23

Team Meeting – April 26, 6 p.m. - Verheyen



Summer Camps, Leagues, Workouts

STA offers individual and team summer camps for those interested in basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis, track & field, volleyball and sports performance for girls grades 3-12. Camps run from May 30 – July 21. Click here to register.


The following sports offer summer leagues and workout opportunities outside of STA Summer Camps. Please contact the respective head coach to find out more information about summer opportunities in:

Basketball: JV/Varsity Summer League, Open Gym

Cross Country: Summer Runner Club

Lacrosse: Summer Club

Softball: Summer Workouts, Summer League

Tennis: Summer Hitting

Track & Field: Summer Club, Summer Workouts

Volleyball: JV/Varsity Summer League, Open Gym


Everyone interested in STA athletics would benefit from signing up for the STA Sports Performance Summer Camp. This is a great way to meet girls from various sports and prepare for the upcoming seasons.



MSHSAA Athletic Medical Requirements

As mandated by MSHSAA, student-athletes are not eligible for tryouts and competition until they have an annual physical and complete the MSHSAA Physical Exam Form and submit electronically to the PRIVIT website and complete all other forms shown under the athlete’s account.  To ensure proper completion, please refer to either the New Parent Instructions or Returning Parent Instructions.  Student-athletes are not allowed to participate in tryouts or contests until all forms are complete and submitted correctly online.   

NOTE: It is imperative to use the supplied and appropriate Parent Instructions for proper submission.  No paper forms will be accepted by STA staff or coaches.

For questions while completing online submission, please contact PRIVIT Customer Service via www.support.privit.com or by calling 844-234-4357.  To verify your account is properly complete, contact STA Athletic Trainer, Lisa Gross.


STA is proud to partner with Children’s Mercy Kansas City Center for Sports Medicine. They provide athletic training services for student-athletes across the Metro.



Fall Sports Tryouts

Fall sports tryouts run July 31 – Aug. 5 for cross country, golf, softball, tennis and volleyball. Student-athletes who wish to try out for a fall sport are expected to attend every designated tryout session and practice. If she is unable to attend a session, contact must be made with the head coach as soon as possible. Dates and times below are subject to change. Please keep an eye on the STA website and calendar for any updates.


Cross Country – July 31 – Aug. 5, 7:30–9:30 a.m., STA Track


Golf – July 31, 1 p.m. - Minor Park (9 holes). Aug. 1, 7:30 a.m. - Swope Memorial (9 holes). Aug. 2, 7:30 a.m. - Minor Park (9 holes). Aug. 3, 7:30 a.m. - Swope Memorial (18 holes). Aug. 4, 10:30 a.m. - Minor Park (9 holes). Aug. 7, 7:30 a.m.  - Heart of America GC (9 holes). Aug. 8, 1 p.m. - Minor Park (9 holes). Aug. 9, 7:30 a.m. - Minor Park (18 holes). Aug. 10, 7:30 a.m. - Swope Memorial (18 holes). Aug. 11, 1 p.m. - Minor Park (9 holes).


Softball – July 31 – Aug. 4, 7-10 a.m., Aug. 5, 8:30–10:30 a.m. – STA Kevin Gray Field


Tennis – July 31 – Aug. 4, 9-11:30 a.m. – Plaza Tennis Center

Aug. 5, 8-10 a.m. STA Tennis Courts


Volleyball – July 31 – Aug. 2, 8-10 a.m. ­– Goppert Gymnasium

Aug. 3-4, 8-10 a.m. varsity/junior varsity, freshman/sophomore ­– Goppert Gymnasium

Aug. 5, 9-10 a.m., freshman/sophomore, varsity/junior varsity, 10-11 a.m. – Goppert Gymnasium