Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart



At Sacred Heart Academy we are committed to all dimensions of our students’ development, including helping them to achieve a healthy, active, and balanced lifestyle.  SHA maintains a high-quality Athletics Department with competitive sports teams and a physical education program designed to promote personal fitness.  During the 2016-17 school year, three Msgr. Martin Championships were won.  League champions include: golf, swim and tennis.  Our basketball team was runner-up in the Class A Catholic State Championship in March.  We sent girls to States in golf, swim and track and field.  For sport specific information, click on the links below.

Go Sharks!

Barbara J. Rooney '74
Athletic Director
834-2101, ext. 319


News and Announcements

  • Kayla Blas '18 has been named the Prep Talk Female athlete of the Year for 2017-18. The sports editor from the Buffalo News surprised Kayla at the lacrosse banquet with this prestigious award. Kayla played field hockey, ice hockey and lacrosse and is headed to Northwestern University in the fall to continue her field hockey career.
  • The Scholar Athletes of the Year for 2017-18 were announced on May 30 at the Sports Award and Recognition Night and given an engraved paperweight. They are:

                           Freshwoman: Brigid Christ

                           Sophomore:  Madalyn Cardillo

                           Junior: Abigail Halsdorfer

                           Senior: Emily Yarbrough

  • Kayla Blas '18 created the highlight slide show for the SHA Sports Award Night.  Click here to view it.


Competitive Athletics

Our student athletes compete in the Monsignor Martin High School Athletic Association of the Diocese of Buffalo at the varsity, junior varsity, and freshwomen levels.   SHA offers the following competitive and club athletic teams:

Crew (Club) Basketball Crew (Club)
Cross Country Bowling Lacrosse
Field Hockey Cheerleading Sailing (Club)
Golf Crew (Club) Softball
Sailing (Club)

Ice Hockey


Soccer   Track & Field





SHA maintains a fitness center for physical education classes as well as the general use of all students.  Equipment includes treadmills, elliptical machines, stationary bikes, an eight-station Universal weight training circuit, and weight benches for use with free weights.  

In addition to the fitness center, physical education classes and many sports team practices and competitions are held in SHA’s  brand new fully-equipped gymnasium.  SHA also partners with several outside facilities for athletic practices and competitions including Buffalo State College Kissinger Pool (Swimming), Glen Oaks Golf Course (Golf), Shoshone Park (Softball), Willow Ridge Park (Tennis), Thomas Edison Elementary School (Field Hockey & Lacrosse) and ECC North and D'Youville College (Soccer).