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Athletics

 

Athletics at St. Pius X School

 

The St. Pius Athletic Program is a natural extension of our curriculum and provides activities for the growth and development of our students.

An extension of the school's philosophy of a well-rounded education, the program focuses on the intellectual and moral development of student-athletes and gives athletes a basis for learning. We strive for growth and development in the area of character, personality, sportsmanship, teamwork, and skill. We expect all students to compete with pride and honor, gain an appreciation for sports, and develop responsibility. 

St. Pius student-athletes have a history of both academic and athletic excellence.  The boys' and girls' basketball teams, the soccer team, the golf team, and the cross country team have won multiple consecutive championships.
PECSAA League

SPX is a member of the Piedmont Elementary Catholic Schools Athletic Association (PECSAA).  PESCAA consists of six Athletic Directors, one from each school, with one Athletic Director acting also as PECSAA League Director.  Each school in the league assumes the post of League Director every six years.  

Saint Pius X, Our Lady of Grace, Immaculate Heart of Mary, Our Lady of Mercy, Saint Leo's, Blessed Sacrament, Sacred Heart are members of PECSAA.

 

Become an Athletic Booster

 

The Athletic Boosters is an organization of parents from the St. Pius Community whose purpose is to support all aspects of athletics at SPX through the promotion of school spirit, good sportsmanship, and volunteer commitment.

St. Pius student-athletes develop mentally and physically in an inclusive atmosphere of integrity and good sportsmanship. We offer a variety of sports to allow our students to push themselves to the limit and experience growth on and off the field.

Fill out the form below to secure your membership, and we can't wait to see you at the next game! Gooooo, Comets!

 

 

St. Pius offers a vibrant and successful athletics program for student-athletes. The Athletics department is supported by faculty, administration, our coaching staff, and parents.

SPX students may choose to participate in:

The basketball program is composed of four separate teams. 

The 5th and 6th-grade program has two boys' teams and one girls' team (JV).  The 7th and 8th-grade program (Varsity) also has two boys' teams and one girls' team. 

Practice normally begins mid-October and the season ends with a league tournament at the end of February.  This tournament involves all PECSAA league teams in a single-elimination tournament.

Only four hours of practice are allowed per week.  League games are played primarily on Saturdays, while non-league games may be played during the week.

St. Pius Basketball has a history of winning multiple consecutive championships.

  • JV Girls, 2019-2020 PECSAA Conference Champions
  • JV Boys, 2019-2020 PECSAA Conference Champions
  • Varsity Girls, 2011-2019 PECSAA Conference Champions, 8 consecutive seasons
  • Varsity Girls, 2012-2019, Shamrock Tournament Champions, 7 consecutive years
  • Varsity Boys, 2010-2020 won 8 PECSAA Conference Championships, 6 consecutive seasons

Cheerleading is offered in grades 5 through 8 during basketball season. 

5th and 6th-grade students make up the JV squad and 7th and 8th graders cheer on the Varsity squad.  The JV and Varsity squads normally cheer for their respective teams.  

Our golf team is comprised of co-ed middle school students.

The team practices two afternoons a week, compete against each school in the PECSSA conference twice, and finish the season with a conference match.  

The St. Pius golf team won conference championships in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

Our boy's lacrosse team is made up of middle school boys.

In lacrosse St. Pius competes in a separate conference which includes Forsyth Country Day, Greensboro Day, Caldwell Academy, and Summit Academy. Lacrosse typically practices two afternoons a week with 1 to 2 matches a week and a conference tournament at the end of the season.

St. Pius has both a boys and girls middle school soccer team. In 2019 the boys soccer team won the PECSAA Conference Championship.

The boys team plays in the Fall and the girls play in the Spring.

Soccer is a PECSAA conference sport, and we play every team two times and the league championship is based on records. Our soccer teams typically practice two afternoons a week after school and play two matches per week.

Our middle school tennis is comprised of middle school boys and girls.

Similar to lacrosse, our tennis team plays outside of our conference against Greensboro Day, Sacred Heart, Canterbury, and competes in the Triad Youth Tennis League.

Practice is 1 to 2 afternoons a week at a tennis facility off-campus. Matches are once a week throughout the season.

Track is the only sport Saint Pius X allows for the participation of students K through 8. 

The PECSAA track meet is normally held in mid-May and is the only event of the track season.  An SPX mini-track meet is held before the PECSAA meet for practice and further participation. 

Although we normally place every participant in PECSAA, the structure of the meet only permits a limited number of competitive slots.  If we have an excessive number of children, we will have to limit the number of participants for the PECSAA main track meet.

Most events are track races, with only one jumping event per session.

The St. Pius Track team won the PECSAA meet in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2019.

Our cross country team is comprised of fifth through eighth-grade boys and girls.

Cross Country practices are  2 to 3 days a week at an off-campus course. There are between five and eight meets a season.

Cross Country is not a conference sport, and we typically run against Sacred Heart, Greensboro Day, Canterbury, and Forsyth Country Day School.

Volleyball at Saint Pius X is a co-ed sport.  Grades 5 through 6 make up the JV team, and 7 through 8 are our Varsity players.

Each on-court team consists of at least three girls and no more than three boys.  Players are rotated into the game at the coach's discretion and there is no league rule requiring participation. 

The season begins in September and runs until mid-October.  Games are played on Saturdays, except for one week-night game.  The season ends with a single-elimination tournament.