Panther Athletics

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A Letter from our Director of Athletics

At the Academy of Saint Elizabeth, we seek to develop well-rounded young women, not only in the classroom, but also through our competitive athletic programs. We believe that a student who experiences a mixture of academics, athletics, and extracurricular activities throughout their time at the Academy will be better positioned to be a leader in the world.

Being a Panther means building a sense of camaraderie and teamwork with your fellow SEAsters. Our experienced coaching staff is dedicated to developing skills that will benefit you on the field, in the classroom, and throughout life. The bonds you will also create during meetings, practices, and games will not end there: these bonds will become lifelong friendships beyond any single team or sports season. And you will be able to build upon these bonds throughout the year, as we offer sports for the fall, winter, and spring seasons, as well as summer workout sessions.

One essential aspect that separates our Athletic Program from many others is the fact that no matter what your previous athletic experiences are, there is a place for you on our teams.

Our Athletic Program has achieved many great feats over the past few years, including numerous advancements through state tournaments and several divisional championships in different sports. As our programs continue to grow more competitive and we seek to continue our championship pedigree, the most important lesson we can impart to our Panthers is to show grace and class in both victory and defeat, since in both moments our pack can only grow stronger together.

Go Panthers!

Kelly Abner
Director of Athletics

Quick facts about Panther Athletics:

  • We offer 11 varsity sports, and a JV level is also offered for tennis, volleyball, field hockey, basketball and lacrosse
  • The long-standing Academy Equestrian program was the first and for many years the only high school squad in the state, establishing a model for other schools to welcome such athletes
  • Over 75% of our students participate in at least one interscholastic team
  • We share most facilities with Saint Elizabeth University and Fairleigh Dickinson University, offering a great opportunity for high school athletes to enjoy NCAA-level amenities
  • Our memberships include: New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA), the Northwest Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC), New Jersey Independent Schools Athletic Association (NJISAA), and North Jersey Interscholastic Girls Lacrosse League (NJIGLL)

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    Kelly Abner 

    Director of Athletics

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    Carly  Czifra 

    Athletic Trainer

Athletic Offerings

With 11 different competitive athletic programs offered throughout the year, our students have a variety of opportunities to compete and represent the Academy of Saint Elizabeth. To learn more about each of our athletic programs, explore the different athletic seasons below and discover the great achievements of our Panther Athletics Program!