Athletics

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Catlin Gabel students are known as strong competitors; whether they are first-time participants who are learning new skills in one of our 14 different programs or seasoned players who are aiming to win a state championship for one of our ten varsity teams.

Our athletic program’s philosophy is rooted in the core values of the school: integrity, inclusion, and kindness. We expect every coach and every student-athlete in every sport at every level to embrace and enact these standards. We believe by making these our priorities, success will naturally follow.

We have a no-cut policy to encourage students to try a sport without any pressure, and have JV2 and JV teams for athletes with progressing skills. Playing time are not guaranteed at the more competitive level, but every student-athlete will see playing time if they are committed to games and practices on a regular basis.

Student-athletes can participate in a diverse array of sports. Competitive Middle School teams include soccer, cross-country, tennis, girls volleyball, basketball, and track and field. Upper School teams and individuals compete in soccer, cross-country, girls volleyball, swim, basketball, skiing, baseball, tennis, golf, and track and field.

We provide opportunities for all students to participate, and this openness is one reason athletics is a core component of Catlin Gabel culture. In a typical academic year, 80% of Middle School students and 75% of Upper School students participate in at least one sport.

We strive to foster a positive attitude and healthy lifestyle that will help students succeed in many pursuits. We do not condone "winning at all cost," but we do encourage a highly competitive attitude within the athletic program and take great pride in winning.

Our coaches are teachers, role models, and a source of inspiration and support. They are integral to what a student takes away from their time playing sports as an Eagle. Just as Catlin Gabel has high academic expectations, our athletics program teaches life lessons and builds skills while expecting the very best. We offer all students the opportunity to experience growth, accomplishment, and success at their skill level.

Key Program Facts

7 State Championships

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boys and girls soccer, swim, and tennis; boys track and field in 2022

of students

100%

who try out for a sport will make a team with our no-cut policy

3 COACHES OF THE YEAR

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awarded in swimming, boys track and field, girls tennis in 2022-23

21 All-Sport Awards

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from Oregon Athletic Coaches Association (3A Classification)

10 VARSITY TEAMS

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a competitive varsity program focused on reaching state playoffs in every sport

29 TEAMS TOTAL

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with 6 sports for Middle School students and 10 Sports for Upper School students

Kate Williams ’01 Catlin Gabel Athletics Director

Kate Williams ’01,  Athletics Director

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Tyler Reuter, Associate Director of Athletics