I’m thrilled to announce another milestone in our growth: the start of our athletic program! Next year, we will field our first athletic teams in Track and Cross Country.

We are just as excited that Rick Wagenaar, former Head Coach of Track and Cross Country at the University of Richmond and several other Virginia schools, is joining the CNA community to coach our teams.

In addition to fielding Track and Cross Country, our students will also have the opportunity to play basketball and soccer next year with Richmond Spirit Athletics . Richmond Spirit Athletics is a Christian organization that provides home-schooled students the opportunity to participate in organized interscholastic sports activities with other schools in the Richmond, Virginia area. Partnering with RSA will allow our students to compete in team sports until we field our own teams, and we are grateful for their partnership.

Behind the scenes, we’ve been busy working with a graphic designer on our mascot for next year’s teams, and I look forward to announcing that in the near future!

Eileen M. Lapington, Ph.D.
Cardinal Newman Academy

p.s. Due to additional interest, we have added March 5th as another Prospective Student Day. If your 9th or 10th grader is interested in shadowing, please email us.