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

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).

STMA offers the following sports:

Fall Sports
Men’s Soccer
Men’s and Women’s CC

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

Spring Sports
Men’s Ultimate Frisbee
Women’s Soccer

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 Deacon Brad Watkins.


Athletic Accomplishments

2020-2021 Season Highlights:

Womens' Cross Country finished 4th in the State Championships

  • Junior Anna Richard placed 2nd in the Championship race

Mens' Cross Country finished 6th in the State Championships

Womens' Basketball placed 2nd in the RAAC and made it to the 2nd round of the State Tournament

Womens' swimming placed 7th at the State Championship

  • Freshman Taylor Cureton won both the 50 Free and the 100 Breast-stroke
  • Freshman Caroline Dellasega placed 2nd in the 200 Free and 3rd in the 100 Free

Womens' Soccer finished 2nd in the State Tournament

  • Freshman Brennan Howell and Junior Anna Richard earned All-State honors
  • Junior Anna Richard was Player of the Year in the RAAC

The Baseball team won the RAAC and won their first-ever State Tournament game

  • Senior John Ligowski earned All-State honors