When a student becomes a Hurricane, she becomes part of one of the greatest high school athletic traditions in the area.
Rooted in the IHM charism of fidelity, creative hope, and love, Villa Maria Academy is dedicated to the full growth of the whole person and athletics can play a significant role in this commitment. Competitive sports enhance the physical growth and development of the participants, as well as the qualities so necessary to compete at a high level – grit and resilience.
The athletic program enhances school spirit while teaching both athlete and spectator the value of fair competition and good sportsmanship. There is a strong commitment to winning, but an even greater commitment to student athletes’ ability to build confidence and character.
Villa Maria Academy is a member of the AACA (Athletic Association of the Catholic Academies), which is governed by the PIAA (Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association). The Hurricanes are in PIAA District 1. With this in mind, student athletes need to establish priorities that reflect the Villa Maria/PIAA philosophies.