A coeducational day school serving students JK-12

Roman Athletics

Athletics

Confident, Enthusiastic and Disciplined Athletes

Athletics play an important role in the well-rounded educational experience offered at Latin. Latin’s interscholastic program strives to develop confident, enthusiastic and disciplined athletes who use their full physical potential and learn the value of teamwork and the importance of sportsmanship. We strive to develop leadership and ethical behavior in our athletes, while encouraging a life-long love for sports and fitness.

MASCOT: The Roman

COLORS: Blue & Orange

CONFERENCE: Independent School League, Illinois High School Association Member

FACILITIES: full-sized swimming pool, three gymnasiums, fitness center, athletic training room

In the past decade

  • Girls soccer and ice hockey won the state championship.
  • Latin won conference, regional and sectional titles in volleyball, softball, basketball, tennis, boys water polo, soccer, baseball, cross country and track.
  • Latin athletes were state qualifiers in both girls and boys: track, golf, cross country, swimming and tennis.
  • In the last four years, more than 45 Latin student athletes have continued their athletics careers in college.
lower school children playing basketball
60 lower school students participated in athletics last fall.

lower school

In addition to regular physical education classes, which include swimming, students are introduced to a variety of team sports throughout their lower school years.

Beginning in third grade students can participate in Rising Romans which is the feeder program for middle school interscholastic sports.

The program provides students with intensive skill development and exposure to intramural competition.

Students can choose to participate in:

fall

cross country

winter

basketball

Spring

volleyball

cross country runners

My team makes me feel good. We're friends and we support and depend on each other.

- Katie , middle school varsity girls athlete

middle school

The middle school program focuses on skills building, participation and giving students an opportunity to explore various sports.

About 80 percent of students play in at least one sport during the school year. Being part of the athletics program in the middle school gives students the opportunity to play interscholastic sports and introduces them to using their skills and knowledge in game situations. Upon finishing their middle school athletics experience, students will be physically and mentally prepared for the more competitive and demanding upper school athletics program.

Fall
  • Boys Soccer (JV/Varsity)
  • Cross Country (5-8 coed)
  • Girls Field Hockey (JV/Varsity)
  • Girls Volleyball (JV/Varsity)
  • Water Polo (5-8 coed)
Winter
  • Boys Basketball (JV/Varsity)
  • Girls Basketball (JV/Varsity)
Spring
  • Boys Baseball (JV/Varsity)
  • Boys Volleyball (JV/Varsity)
  • Girls Soccer (JV/Varsity)
  • Girls Softball (JV/Varsity)

upper school soccer team

Joining a sports team freshman year is one of the best ways to get to know people in your class and in other grades.

- Jessie '15

upper school

Latin fields 44 teams in 14 different sports in the upper school and approximately 80 percent of students play on a team each school year. Every season Latin athletes compete successfully at conference, sectional, regional and state levels.

Fall
  • Boys Cross Country (JV/Varsity)
  • Girls Cross Country (JV/Varsity)
  • Girls Field Hockey (JV/Varsity)
  • Boys & Girls Golf (JV/Varsity)
  • Boys Soccer (JV/Varsity)
  • Girls Swimming (JV/Varsity)
  • Girls Tennis (JV/Varsity)
  • Girls Volleyball (Freshman/JV/Varsity)
Winter
  • Boys Basketball (Freshman/JV/Varsity)
  • Girls Basketball (JV/Varsity)
  • Boys Ice Hockey (JV/Varsity)
  • Girls Ice Hockey (Varsity)
  • Boys Swimming (JV/Varsity)
Spring
  • Boys Baseball (JV/Varsity)
  • Girls Soccer (JV/Varsity)
  • Girls Softball (JV/Varsity)
  • Boys Tennis (JV/Varsity)
  • Boys Track (JV/Varsity)
  • Girls Track (JV/Varsity)
  • Boys Volleyball (JV/Varsity)
  • Boys Water Polo (JV/Varsity)
  • Girls Water Polo (JV/Varsity)
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Athletic teams at Latin

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Life Lessons

At Latin we believe that sports present many opportunities for teaching important life lessons.

Captain's Council
Each season team captains are required to participate in the Captain's Council, a mentoring program that focuses on leadership skills building.

Positive Coaching Alliance
Latin is an active partner in the Positive Coaching Alliance out of Stanford University which promotes sports as a positive character-building experience.

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