At SAS, we believe that being part of a team is a uniquely valuable learning experience. That's why we encourage all students to participate in interscholastic athletics, and most do! SAS teams include state-bound elite athletes and the student who is interested in experiencing a new sport for the first time.
Interested in getting off the bench at SAS? Contact us today to schedule a visit or conversation with an SAS coach.
16 State Qualifiers in 2020-2021
In 2020-2021, 75% of Upper School students participated in at least one sport.
I wanted to brag on your ladies soccer team! What beautiful mature fun-loving women you have representing your school! ... I was so impressed with your girls' positive attitudes! I asked my daughter after the game if the players were nice and she said, "Oh momma yes! They were so fun!" She said that the goalie had even complimented one of our girls that scored saying, "I can’t even be mad about that; your goal was beautiful!" So many times I have not enjoyed the games because the fans get so intense. Your girls were after my heart in that they seem to be having fun playing a game! ... In all the years of watching my children playing sports I have never been so impressed with a team as I was your ladies soccer team last night! Congratulations!
Parent from Opposing Team
Teams & Sports
Competing as the SAS Mountain Lions, we field 25 interscholastic teams in 10 sports. In an age that encourages specialization, many of our athletes wear multiple hats - or helmets, and our coaches respect and encourage the multi-sport athlete.
Click a team name for more information, schedules, and scores.
The six-lane, all-weather track surrounds the varsity game field. In addition to the varsity field, there are two practice fields.
See why the SAS track is Parker's favorite place on campus.
The school's six tennis courts were built in 2000. Sarah's Shade, built in memory of a former student, provides a viewing platform and shade for tennis fans.
The Bouldering Cave offers students opportunities to safely practice their climbing skills no matter the weather. The Mountain Biking Shed is home to our Varsity Mountain Biking Team and houses a shop for repairing and maintaining bikes.
The gymnasium includes a basketball/volleyball court, weight room, locker room, athletic trainer's room, and the athletics offices.
The Student Athlete Leadership Team (SALT) brings together student athletes from different teams to talk about their experiences in SAS athletics. SAS coaches nominate athletes based on their leadership potential, influence as role models, and commitment to their team. The goals of the organization is to:
- Give our athletes a voice and an opportunity to share their stories.
- Bring our athletes together and show support for each team.
- Develop leadership skills.
- Move SAS athletics forward.
- Serve our community.
Watch SAS athletics on the NFHS Network.
Meet other parents while supporting SAS athletes.
Help us welcome fans, sell concessions, and more.
The SAS athletics program hooked me on the habit of fitness and competition while cultivating my integrity and confidence as a person and an athlete.
Christian Taylor '17, University of Alabama-Huntsville, Mechanical Engineering and ROTC
- Get and stay fit
- Set and achieve personal goals
- Enjoy the benefits of self-discipline
- Build strong friendships through teamwork
- Gain a coach for life
- Learn to win (and lose) with grace