Go Prairie Hawks!
MCDS values and develops the whole child. Athletics at MCDS help our students cultivate teamwork, self-confidence, perserverance, and a lifelong love of physical endeavor. From the Kindergarten soccer program to the Middle School basketball teams to the High School cross country team, our students enjoy a variety of sports in all levels of the school. MCDS’ no-cut policy allows each student to contribute. MCDS athletes benefit from our carefully maintained facilities such as our collegiate-level track and gymnasium, as well as, our dedicated coaches and supportive school spirit. Our WIAA cooperative partnerships with other local high schools provide a range of additional varsity sport opportunities to our high school athletes.
High School Varsity Sports
Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Track and Field, Girls Volleyball and Lacrosse
Middle School Sports
Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Cross Country, Soccer, Crew, Track and Field, Girls Volleyball, Lacrosse and Ultimate Frisbee.
Lower School Sports
Soccer teams at each grade level from Kindergarten through Fourth Grade.
MCDS Club Sports
Badminton, Crew, Cross Country Skiing, Lacrosse, Snowboarding, and Ultimate Frisbee.
The MCDS Athletic Tradition is Strong and Growing
• Each year MCDS evaluates new sports, programs, and ideas to expand opportunities for our students. Join in on the fun!
• The MCDS student-athlete also participates in sports outside of the school including Swimming, Baseball, Tennis, Karate, Judo, Taekwondo, Dance, Ice Skating, Cheer, Horseback Riding, Fencing, and Aikido.
Athletics Volunteer Opportunities
It takes a great deal of effort to help run successful athletic events at MCDS, and we have so many dedicated volunteers to thank for their commitment. If you would like to volunteer for MCDS Athletics, click here to sign up for an upcoming event.
Madison Country Day is excited to form a new partnership with Cherokee Country Club to offer tennis programming for our student-athletes of all ages. MCDS will be offering USTA Junior Tennis Teams starting in the fall of 2014. If your student-athlete is interested in joining the tennis fun, please contact Mr. Clements for more information.
Madison Country Day has recently formed a partnership with the Westside Lacrosse Club which allows our MS and HS student-athletes to participate in the great sport of lacrosse. Westside Lacrosse offers recreational lacrosse for boys and girls at the MS level and competitive lacrosse for both boys and girls at the HS level. For more information about this lacrosse opportunity, please talk directly with Mr. Clements or go to the Westside Lacrosse Webpage.
MCDS Spring Athletics
HS Track and Field
The HS track and field team participates within the Trailways Conference through our tri-op with Abundant Life and St. Ambrose Academy. All practices and home meets are held at MCDS. The HS track coaches are Kari Olson, Mark Olson and Justin Balmerez.
HS Girls Soccer
The HS girls soccer team participates as an independent through our tri-op with Abundant Life and St. Ambrose Academy. All practices and home games are held at the Bishop O’Connor Center. HS girls soccer is coached by Anthony Suy.
The HS golf team participates in the Trailways Conference through our co-op with Abundant Life. All practices and home meets are held at The Bridges Golf Course. HS golf is coached by Rick Zierath.
HS Girls Lacrosse
The HS girls lacrosse team participates in the Madison Area Lacrosse Association (MALA) through our co-op with the Westside Lacrosse Club. Westside Lacrosse includes HS girls from Madison Memorial, Madison Edgewood, Madison West and MCDS. HS girls lacrosse is coached by Katy Coelho.
MS Track and Field
The MS track and field team competes against local private and independent schools within the Greater Madison Area. All of the team practices and home meets occur at MCDS. The MS track team is coached by Pat Acker and Katherine Dalland.
There are two MS soccer teams that participate in the Madison Area Youth Soccer Association (MAYSA). All of the team practices and home games occur at MCDS. The U14 soccer team is coached by Drew Ciancia and the U12 team is coached by Stacy Bolwerk.
The MS ultimate team competes against other local middle schools as part of a Madison School and Community Recreation (MSCR) league. All of the team practices and home games occur at MCDS. The MS ultimate team is coached by Shae Darvin.
Ultimate schedule to be released soon
The MCDS crew team is a recreational opportunity for our student-athletes to learn more about and participate in the great sport of rowing. All of our team practices occur at MCDS or on the attached Cherokee Lake. The crew team is coached by Chris Dry.
MS Boys Lacrosse
The MS boys lacrosse team participates in the Madison Area Lacrosse Association (MALA) through our co-op with the Westside Lacrosse Club. The U15 team practices and plays their home games at Garner Park on Madison’s west side. The U15 team is coached by RJ Pire.
MCDS has grade level soccer teams that compete within in-house leagues as part of the Capital East Soccer Club. All of the team practices occur at MCDS and games occur at various parks on the east side of Madison. Our LS soccer teams are coached by gracious parent-volunteers including but not limited to Todd Asmuth, Devon Davis, Ted Krez, Ariel Shibilski, Greg Fries and Steve Kaminski.