STMA Athletics

St. Thomas More Academy recognizes athletics as an important aspect of student development.  From its founding, STMA has focused on the "Three C's", which define our mission: Catholic, Classical, and College Preparatory.  By focusing on character formation, as well as overall physical fitness in our athletics program, we are fulfilling that mission by developing students to their highest God-given potential.  

Student athletics have an important role in the formation process, but they have not, and never have been, the Academy's primary focus.  STMA is committed to forming students with critical thinking and reasoning skills, sustainable and well-developed character, and an authentic life in Christ both in and outside of the classroom. 

Athletic Director: Doug Cottle

Assistant Athletic Director: Jake Noland

STMA St. Sebastian Gymnasium: 5605 Spring Court Rd. Raleigh, NC 27616

The gymnasium is located on our middle school campus, adjacent to our upper school campus. Parking is located at the back of the building or across the street in our upper school parking lot. 

For information about try-outs or scheduling inquiries, please email the Athletic Director.

STMA uses the R-School website for all sports-related information.  Through this website, student athletes and parents will be able to: register for STMA sports teams; access team schedules, rosters, and results; and upload student physicals. Access the R-School website here.

Schedules, rosters, and results will also be posted on MaxPreps.

In order to participate in any school sponsored workouts or practices, students must have an up-to-date physical on file with the school.  These forms are usually available at your physician's office, but can also be located here.  Physicals may be uploaded and tracked via the R-School website above. 

STMA is a member of the Raleigh Area Athletics Conference (RAAC) and we participate in the NC Independent Schools Athletic Association

STMA offers the following sports:

Fall Sports
Women's Volleyball*
Men’s Soccer*
Men’s and Women’s Cross Country*

Winter Sports
Men’s and Women’s Basketball*
Men’s and Women’s Swimming

Spring Sports
Men’s Ultimate Frisbee
Women’s Soccer*

*Sports with an asterisk above are both Middle and Upper School Sports.

During the summer months, school sponsored work-outs are regularly scheduled.  This is open to all enrolled students with physicals on file. To be added to the email list, please email Coach Doug Cottle.


Athletic Accomplishments

2021-2022 Season Highlights:

Women's Cross Country won the RAAC championship race and finished 4th in the State Championship.

  • Senior Anna Richard placed 8th in the State Championship.

Mens' Cross Country placed 2nd in the RAAC championship and finished 6th in the State Championship.

  • Sophomore Ben Dornan placed 8th in the State Championship.

Women's Basketball won the RAAC regular season and tournament championships with an undefeated conference record and made it to the 3rd round of the state playoffs.

  • Senior Brinna Mulligan finished her career with 1208 points. 

At the Swimming State Championships:

  • Sophomore Taylor Cureton placed 1st in both the 50 Free and the 100 Fly.
  • Sophomore Caroline Dellasega placed 2nd in the 200 Free and 3rd in the 500 Free.
  • Sophomore Thomas Lee placed 4th in the in the 50 Free and 4th in the 100 Free.
  • Freshman Kyra Roll placed 5th in the 100 Back and 9th in the 200 IM.
  • Freshman Trevor Mulligan placed 10th the 100 Back and 7th in the 100 Free.

Women's Soccer won the RAAC championship and made it to the semifinals of the state playoffs.

  • Sophomore Brennan Howell and Senior Anna Richard were named to the All-State team.
  • Howell was also named Player of the Year in the RAAC.
  • Richard will play soccer for Belmont Abbey College beginning fall of 2022.