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 2014-15 school year, two Msgr. Martin Championships were won- golf and soccer.  The Msgr. Martin Ice Hockey team, of which SHA had 8 members, won the Federation Championship.  For sport-specific news, please click on the links below.  We look forward to many more successful years of SHA Athletics.

Go Sharks!

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


News and Announcements

*** Note: There will be a mandatory meeting on Tuesday, September 1, from 7-8 pm in the SHA Auditorium for the parents and girls who make one of the following school teams: Cross Country, Field Hockey, Golf, Soccer, Swimming, or Volleyball.

  • Sports Awards Night Video - May 18, 2015

    It is a tradition that a highlight slide show is shown at this event.  Olivia Sojka '15 created the show for this year's program.  It is a little over 6 1/2 minutes in length - but, it is worth it!   To view the show, please click on this link.
  • The Student Athletes of the Year were announced on May 18 and given an engraved crystal heart paperweight.  They are:

                           Freshwomen: Claire Mastrandrea

                           Sophomore:  Marissa Kruk

                           Junior: Cliodhna Gartland

                           Senior: Victoria Rucinski - award presented at the             

                                                                             Baccalaureate Mass


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


To be eligible to participate on an athletic team, a student must provide SHA’s Health Office with a comprehensive physical examination form completed by her private physician.



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), University at Buffalo Rotary Field ( Lacrosse), E.C.C> North Campus (Soccer), Clearfield Rec Center (Tennis), and Windermere Boulevard School (Field Hockey).