Upper School Sports


Athletics at BA

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Listing of Upper School Athletic Coaches 2017-1018.

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“Athletics at BA taught me several valuable life lessons that
enhanced the things I learned in the classroom. My experience has taught
me that through hard work, anything is possible. Being a captain has taught
me leadership, communication, and integrity – allowing me to excel not
only as an athlete, but as a scholar and an individual as well.”

~Spencer Francis Class of 2015


Fall Sports:

Cross Country
Girls Field Hockey: Varsity | Junior Varsity
Boys Soccer: Varsity | Junior Varsity
Girls Tennis Varsity | Junior Varsity
Girls Volleyball: Varsity | Junior Varsity
Football: Varsity | Junior Varsity
Girls Swimming: Varsity

Winter Sports:

Boys Basketball: Varsity | Junior Varsity | Freshman
Girls Basketball: Varsity | Junior Varsity 
Boys Wrestling Co-op: Varsity | Junior Varsity
Coed Fencing
Coed Skiing
Boys Swimming: Varsity

Spring Sports:

Girls Soccer: Varsity | Junior Varsity
Girls Softball: Varsity
Boys Track & Field: Varsity | Junior Varsity
Girls Track & Field: Varsity | Junior Varsity
Boys Baseball: Varsity | Junior Varsity
Boys Tennis: Varsity | Junior Varsity
Boys Golf: Varsity | Junior Varsity

Athletics Philosophy

We believe the merits of the Five Stars are taught on the playing fields as well as in the classroom. The ideals of the Five Stars — Intellect, Character, Heritage, Truth and Individuality — are instilled, nurtured, fostered, and demonstrated by our coaches in the expectation that they will someday guide the concrete actions and decisions of our graduates. Interscholastic team sports provide an ideal opportunity for students to mature physi­cally and emotionally, while learning the virtues of teamwork, fair play, and practice. Accordingly, we maintain a policy of “no cut” for junior varsity and freshman teams and do all we can to make team membership available for those who choose to participate at the varsity level.

Strength and Conditioning

Brookfield Academy sees the virtue of properly instructed strength and conditioning based on the latest scientific research. In an effort to improve performance on the athletic field, Brookfield Academy sees the importance of providing a safe and effective fitness program for its student-athletes. Student-athletes will be engaged in a program to improve flexibility, balance, speed, agility, injury prevention, and strength. The overall goal of our program is for students to use these workouts as a foundation for making important, lifelong fitness decisions. All strength and conditioning sessions are instructed by a certified Strength and Conditioning Coach in accordance with Brookfield Academy’s overall mission.

Strength and Conditioning sessions are offered Monday - Thursday in Patriot Hall’s Fitness Center from 3:30 - 5 pm.

State Affiliations

WIAA: Brookfield Academy is a member of the WIAA (Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association) and sponsors several sports that com­pete in different divisions of the WIAA. Within those divisions, post-season playoffs are conducted that determine a state champion in each sport. Divisions are determined by the number of schools participat­ing in the sport and the student population for each.The largest schools compete in the Division 1.

Brookfield Academy sponsors sports that compete in the following WIAA divisions:

Baseball (boys), Division 3
Basketball (boys and girls), Division 3
Cross Country (boys and girls), Division 3
Football (boys), Division 5
Golf (boys), Division 2
Soccer (boys and girls), Division 4
Softball (girls), Division 3
Swimming (boys and girls), Division 2
Tennis (boys and girls),  Division 2
Track & Field (boys and girls), Division 2
Volleyball (girls), Division 3
Wrestling co-op (boys), Division 2

WHSFHA: Brookfield Academy is a member of the WHSFHA (Wisconsin High School Field Hockey Association), which is composed of nine area schools of various sizes that compete in Field Hockey in the fall. The season concludes with a state championship tournament. The schools in the WHSFA are:

Arrowhead, Brookfield Academy, Divine Savior Holy Angels, Kettle Moraine, Living Word Lutheran, Trinity Academy, University Lake School, University School of Milwaukee,and Wayland Academy

Conference Affiliations

Midwest Classic Conference: Brookfield Academy is part of the nine-member Midwest Classic Conference. The conference includes the following schools:

Brookfield Academy, Heritage Christian, Lake Country Lutheran, Living Word Lutheran, Messmer, St. John’s Northwest Military Academy, HOPE Christian, University School of Milwaukee, and St. Francis.

Conference champions are determined by regular-season standings or post-season tournaments. Conference championships are awarded in cross country, track and field, basketball, baseball, football, golf, soccer, volleyball, and wrestling.

Independent: Brookfield Academy’s boys and girls swim and tennis teams compete in meets throughout the school year and have no conference alignment. These teams compete in WIAA sectional and state championship competition.

Fencing is a sport at Brookfield Academy that competes against local and Chicago area schools.

MHSSC: The Brookfield Academy ski team com­petes in meets throughout January, February, and March in the MHSSC (Midwest High School Ski Conference). A team of BA skiers and skiers from other cooperative high schools compete against 24 other teams at competitions held at Alpine Valley, Sunburst, and Heiliger Huegel. The state championship ski meet is held in La Crosse.

Past Athletic Accomplishments:

• Baseball / Conference (’13); WIAA Regional (’12, ’14) • Basketball / Boys – Conference (’10, ’13, ’14, ’15, ’16); WIAA Regional (’10, ’12, ’16) • Basketball / Girls – Conference (’16, ’17); WIAA Regional (’17) • Cross Country / Boys – Conference (’00, ’01, ’03, ’04) ; WIAA Sectional (’01, ’04, ’14) • Cross Country / Girls – WIAA Sectional (’14) • Field Hockey / Conference (’00, ’02, ’16); WIAA State (’16) • Football / Conference (’08, ’09); WIAA State Playoffs (’06, ’08, ’09, ’10, ’11, ’12, ’14, ’15, ’16) • Golf / Boys/Conference (’12, 1’3, ’14, ’16, ’17); WIAA Regional (’12, ’13, ’14, ’17) • Soccer / Girls – Conference (’11, ’12, ’16, ’17); WIAA Regional (’12, ’15, ’17); WIAA Sectional (’15, ’17); WIAA State (’17) • Tennis / Boys – State Individual (’02, ’03, ’04, ’17) • Track / Boys – Conference (’00, ’01, ’03, ’04, ’05, ’08, ’10, ’13, ’17); WIAA Sectional (’05, ’10, ’11); WIAA State Team (’10).