Program & Affiliations

The purpose and goals of Bellarmine's Athletic Department mirror those of the school in general -  to form young men who will be characterized by their competence, conscience, and compassion, “men for others” . This same philosophy applies to all individuals affiliated with Bellarmine athletics including athletes, coaches, parents and fans. While Bellarmine has been very fortunate to meet with a great deal of success in the athletic realm, our teams do so in a manner that also seeks the magis – the greater good.

Bellarmine fields 36 teams in 13 different sports. Four of those sports, and nine teams, are “no cut” sports, open to any student who is willing to commit his time and energy to the requirements of the team. In the fall, Bellarmine fields teams in cross country, football and water polo. Winter sports include basketball, soccer and wrestling. Spring is our busiest season, with students competing in baseball, golf, lacrosse, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field and volleyball.

In addition to a strong sports offering, the athletic department boasts tremendous services for our student-athletes. Bellarmine provides the highest level of sports medicine care for the student-athlete, with a first-class facility and two dedicated full-time athletic trainers who provide care and rehabilitation for the entire athletic community. More information regarding our sports medicine program can be found on the Sports Medicine webpage. Additionally, a state-of-the-art fitness center, with a full-time strength and conditioning specialist, provides a platform for physical fitness and development for all students. 

More than 1100 student-athletes represented Bellarmine in 2013-2014, on one or more athletic teams, as indicated by the chart to the right. Additionally, the Bells enjoyed a very successful year, capturing WCAL titles in cross country, soccer, swimming, tennis and track, and CCS titles in basketball, cross country, soccer, swimming and water polo.

Conference Affiliations 

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Bellarmine is a member of the West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) which was founded in 1967 as a venue for schools which share a common mission to engage in athletic competition. In addition to sharing these common values, the league is also widely regarded as one of the most competitive in California.

The WCAL consists of eleven schools, nine of which compete in boys’ sports. Schools in the boys’ division of the WCAL also include: Archbishop Mitty, Archbishop Riordan, Junipero Serra, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Saint Francis, Saint Ignatius, Valley Christian and Sacred Heart Preparatory (in aquatics only). As a member of the WCAL, Bellarmine pledges not to use undue influence in attracting student-athletes to our school.  To view the complete policy, click here.

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The WCAL is a member of the Central Coast Section (CCS). The CCS consists of 12 different athletic leagues and roughly 140 high schools spanning the entire Bay Area and beyond, from San Francisco to Monterey.



cif_logo.png In turn, the CCS is a member of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), which governs interscholastic athletics. CIF’s ideal of “Pursuing Victory with Honor,” provides the opportunity to influence the actions of the athletic community, strengthening the integrity of students and adults across the state by promoting the concepts of sportsmanship, honesty and quality academics.

 

Athletic Office

Joe Romano
Athletic Director
jromano@bcp.org

Louie Agelson
Assistant Athletic Director
lagelson@bcp.org  

Colin Mello
Assistant Athletic Director
cmello@bcp.org  

Cindy Saglimbeni
Athletic Office Assistant
csaglimbeni@bcp.org

Athletic Trainers

Mark Moreno MS ATC
Head Athletic Trainer
mmoreno@bcp.org

Michael O'Shea MS ATC CSCS
Assistant Athletic Trainer
moshea@bcp.org

Strength & Conditioning

Michelle Toy
Strength and Conditioning Specialist
mtoy@bcp.org

Participants By Season


Fall Winter Spring
Seniors   72  19 136
Juniors   61   36 136
Sophomores 120   50 169
Freshmen 131   71 167
Total by Season
(2016-2017) 
384
 
 176
 
 608