Director's Note


Private School Athletic AboutWelcome Falcon Families!


There are more reasons than ever to be excited about the 2016-17 season!

This year, Saint Stephen's will host district tournaments in boys and girls cross country, boys basketball, boys and girls soccer, girls golf regionals, and potentially the district tournaments for boys and girls golf when those sites are announced later this fall. 

In the spring, we’ll host the Manatee County Track and Field Championships, Manatee County JV Track Championships, Manatee Middle School and Manatee Elementary Track Championships. So not only will Saint Stephen’s be the site for dozens of exciting Falcons regular-season games, but we’ll roll out the red carpet to welcome schools from throughout the area for top-level, post-season competition!

Another reason to be very excited for the 2016-17 season is that the majority of the student-athletes participating on our varsity teams will be juniors and seniors! These Falcons have been training within our programs, have committed themselves to our department-wide strength and conditioning, and are now bigger, faster and stronger. For example, this will be the first time since the inception of the program that girls lacrosse will have a senior on the team . . . and the Falcons won their first district tournament last year!

Also new in 2016-17, football, volleyball, and boys and girls basketball will participate in more localized geographic districts that include schools such as Out-of-Door Academy, Bradenton Christian, Sarasota Christian, and Imagine of North Port. This will give us the chance to build on already blossoming rivalries with those schools and bring many more games within easy travel distance for our fans.

Go Falcons!


Lenny Paoletti
Athletic Director

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