Our Athletics mission is clear:

Fontbonne Athletics cultivates compassion, competitiveness, integrity, resilience, self-care, and teamwork so that our Student-Athletes learn to apply each quality throughout the rest of their lives.

Competitive Play 

We provide student-athletes the opportunity to play a competitive schedule and a path to continue to play in college. In fact, a high percentage of our teams compete each postseason at the state level. We intentionally prepare our players through pre-season screenings by physical therapists, custom training programs, elite coaching during the season, and developmental programs offseason.  


Leadership in Fontbonne Athletics is earned and supported. A student-athlete earns the right to lead her team through a demonstrated commitment to her sport, her team members, and our school’s Mission. Our team leaders receive specialized training through custom designed leadership workshops with URI. In addition to a rigorous schedule, our teams also adopt a service project for all student-athletes in order to meaningfully deepen each girl’s personal connection to our school Mission. 


Partnerships provide our student-athletes the experiences they deserve. The first step in keeping athletes healthy is equipping students with the right tools. All our student-athletes work with Elliott Physical Therapy to assess their physical health in the pre-season and design individualized exercises to help avoid injury during the season and beyond. At the team level, our coaches incorporate strength training to mitigate again injury. Humbly, multiple Fontbonne coaches - many of who have experience at the college level as athletes - have been recognized by the MIAA for their achievement and leadership. 

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Fall Athletic Coaches

Felisha Grant '08: fbaducks@yahoo.com
Katie Porter: kporter@fontbonneacademy.org

Cross Country
Abby Young

Varsity Soccer
Paul Piotrowicz
Katey Dowling: kat.dowling@gmail.com

JV Soccer
Callie Cabral: cmcabral@email.wm.edu

Varsity Volleyball
Sheila Simon '07: ssimon@fontbonneacademy.org

JV Volleyball
Maria Devine: medevine@fontbonneacademy.org

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Winter Athletic Coaches

Varsity Basketball
Clare Murphy '87: claremurphy22@yahoo.com
Callie Cabral: cmcabral@email.wm.edu

JV Basketball
Kayla Odegaard: kodegaard@fontbonneacademy.org

Ice Hockey
Kelsey Finn '06: finnkr0113@gmail.com

Indoor Track
Maria Devine: medevine@fontbonneacademy.org
Melissa McDonough: melmcd86@gmail.com

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Spring Athletic Coaches

Jamie Simon: cjsimon07@aol.com

Michael Merritt: merritmi@comcast.net

Track & Field
Steve Wilson: madbc1@yahoo.com

Dana Smith: dsmithpresidentsgc.com

Our team

Ellen Sullivan
Director of Athletics, Chairperson, Physical Education
Marie Elena Devine P '12, '14
Asst. Athletic Director; Physical Education Teacher