IT’S NOT WINNING TOGETHER OR LOSING TOGETHER. IT’S STRIVING TOGETHER, COMPETING TOGETHER. COMPETITION THAT CHANGES YOU FOR THE BETTER.
We work hard. We play hard. We play to win. There is much to be experienced on the court or field in being part of a competitive team with a common goal.
Providence’s competitive CIF athletic program is committed to encouraging excellence on the court or field and in life. In a variety of ways, Providence challenges athletes who are at the top of their game and engages athletes who are new to the sport. We strive to represent our Lord and our school with honor and integrity. Our goal is to give each student a chance to grow in athletic skill, experience high-level competition, and benefit from the camaraderie that comes with school sports. Since our high school program began in 2007, Providence teams and athletes have enjoyed significant achievements, including winning the girls basketball CIF championship for our division in 2013. Continued athletic success comes as the school devotes itself to encouraging coaches and athletes to live lives of character and commitment.
The Patriot athletic program shapes players into people of character. Sports are a vehicle through which our coaches strive to teach young men and women important life skills, including leadership, teamwork, responsibility, and perseverance. Athletes leave our program with more than specific athletic skills; they take with them a college preparatory education, respect for hard work, deeper self-awareness, the ability to play at the next level of athletic competition, and the confidence to positively impact their next community.
Providence coaches are chosen for their knowledge, experience, and expertise in their sport. More importantly, Providence coaches desire to disciple young people and challenge them to grow Christian faith. Our coaches look for “teachable moments” and consistently conduct team devotions and prayer time.
Tremendous benefits can be attained by participating in sports. A national headhunter for Fortune 500 companies once said the number one question asked by employers seeking an employee is, “Did he/she play team sports?”
Providence athletics have enjoyed significant achievements:
- Joined the CIF in 2010.
- Girls Volleyball qualified for 2010, 2011, & 2013 CIF playoffs
- Girls Basketball qualified for CIF playoffs every year since joining the Federation, placing runner-up in 2012 and winning the championship in 2013.
- Girls Basketball player Sydney Hedges named MVP and coach Ernie Quiroz named Coach of the Year by the CIF in 2013.
- Boys Basketball reached CIF quarter-finals in 2013 and had a first-round playoffs victory in 2014.
- Boys Cross Country team competed in CIF Prelims in 2012.
- Four Providence Hall athletes were recognized by the Santa Barbara Athletic Round Table as “Athlete of the Week.” This award takes into consideration all local high school and college athletes.