Cardinal Newman Academy’s athletic program offers a variety of interscholastic and club sports.
Through teamwork and individual effort, our athletes learn to
- challenge themselves mentally
- push themselves physically
- overcome adversity
- show exceptional sportsmanship and grace in both victory and defeat
- encourage and support teammates and fellow athletes
- exemplify Christian virtue in competition.
Track & Field
Rick Wagenaar, Head Coach, Cross Country and Track
Coach Wagenaar has coached track and cross country at the collegiate and high school levels.
He also has extensive experience starting and growing successful running programs at both the college and secondary levels.
Coach Wagenaar’s enthusiasm for sport and his encouragement of young athletes to pursue new disciplines and try new sports will undoubtedly encourage Cardinal Newman students to push themselves and pursue greatness in athletic endeavors.
Dee Hayes, Fencing Coach
Dee Hayes is originally from Cuba and she began fencing at age 9. Coach Hayes is an Olympic fencer and has garnered a number of medals in regional and local competitions.
In addition to her own fencing success, she has coached students of all ages and developed several scholastic fencing programs.
She is a former coach of the Men’s and Women’s Fencing Teams at William & Mary.
Coach Hayes believes that fencing is a great sport for the students at Cardinal Newman because it is a sport that demands quick thinking, agility, poise, and speed. It also develops the virtues of discipline, respect, and good sportsmanship.
Give thanks to God for the gift of sport, in which the human person exercises his body, intellect and will, recognizing these abilities as so many gifts of his Creator.”