Upper School Athletics


Interscholastic athletics at Lacordaire Academy is considered an integral part of a student’s high school experience. Athletics teaches and reinforces values learned in the classroom— commitment, dedication, hard work and pride. It is our goal to provide an environment that expects the highest standards of sportsmanship from every athlete, coach and spectator. - Chris Calveley, Athletic Director

Athletic Affiliations

New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association

Essex County Athletic Directors Association

Directors of Athletics Association of New Jersey

North Jersey Catholic Girls Athletic League

North Jersey Girls Lacrosse League

Sports Teams

Fall Sports

Winter Sports

Spring Sports

Sports Awards 2012-2013

Coach's Award 2012-2013

Tennis                 Alyssa Freitas

Volleyball            Abigail Ward, Briana Butler

Soccer                Hannah Mizrahi, Talia Berardi

Softball                Hannah Mizrahi

Most Valuable Player Awards 2012-2013

Soccer                 Moira Murray

Tennis                  Alyssa Freitas

Soccer                 Moira Murray

Basketball            Tatyana Kincherlow

Softball                 Katherine Dox

Most Improved Player Awards 2012-2013

Soccer                 Elizabeth Keene

Tennis                 Audrey Gawley

Basketball           Moira Murray

Softball               Moira Murray, Aminah Kincherlow


Directions to Lacordaire Sports

Lacordaire Academy (Volleyball, Basketball)
155 Lorraine Avenue
UpperMontclair, NJ 07043

 Nearby Streets and Routes: Lacordaire Academy is easily accessible from nearby Route 3, Route 46, Bloomfield Avenue, and the Garden State Parkway.

From The GSP: From either north or southbound sides, take the Watchung Avenue exit WEST to Park Street. Turn right onto Park Street and go straight to Lacordaire.

From Route 3: From either east or westbound sides, take the Grove Street exit, follow the ramp towards Grove Street-Montclair, take Grove Street to Lorraine Avenue, turn right onto Lorraine Avenue and go straight to Lacordaire.

From Route 46: Take the Valley Road exit, follow the ramp toward Valley Road-Montclair, take Valley Road to Lorraine Avenue, turn left onto Lorraine Avenue and go straight to Lacordaire.

From Bloomfield Avenue: Take either Park Street or Grove Street to Lorraine Avenue, turn left onto Lorraine Avenue and go straight to

Brookdale Park (Tennis, Soccer, Softball)

Rte. 280 to Parkway N. to Exit #151.
Turn L at light.
Go approx. a 1/2-mile (pass Broad St. intersection)—turn R into Brookdale Park

Athletic Forms


 The State of New Jersey has just adopted a new component related to physicians who are conducting athletic physicals for high school and middle school students throughout the state.   Beginning with the 2015-2016 school year, the State of New Jersey has mandated that the examining physician for an athletic physical mustcomplete a Student-Athlete Cardiac Assessment Professional Development Module prior to administering the physical.  On the new state physical form that we have on our website, there is a sign-off that the examining physician must complete, to certify that they indeed, have completed this module.                                                                     

With this said, we like to notify all parents/guardians who have a child that will be will be participating in our athletic program, that their personal physician must have completed this module, if the new physical is being given by the personal physician.  Below we have included a link, which you may want to forward to your physician, to ensure that they are aware of this new law and are able to conform to it because without the personal physician having completed this module, the athletic physical will not be able to be certified by the School District Physician.

 Athletic physicals that are in place and will not expire for another season need not conform to this new mandate, however when a new athletic physical is required, this mandate must be adhered to. We will continue to advise you of the situation as we move along and we are hopeful that most physicians have already completed this module.

 Link for Cardiac Information

Link for the New Jersey Department of Education

Athletic Participation Forms

Coach Profiles

                                                            Athletic Director: Chris Calveley
                                              Email: ccalveley@lacordaire.net

                                              Duties: Oversee all Upper/Middle/Lower School Athletics,
                                                             Physical Education/Health teacher for Pre K to 12
                                                             Extra Curricular clubs

                                               Education: BA Honors Sports Science with Business
                                                                                MSc of Sports Science, University of Stirling, Scotland
                                                NJ Certification: Teacher of Physical Education
                                                                              Teacher of Health and Physical Education

                                               Professional Development/Certification:
                                                                     American Red Cross Emergency Medical Responder; AED &CPR Certification
                                                                     National Soccer Coaches Association of America "National Diploma"
                                                                     and "Advanced Regional Diploma"
                                                                     Scottish Football Association Coaching Certificate
                                                                     British Association of Cardiac Rehabilitation Phase IV Exercise Instructor
                                                                     Coaching certification in NFL, Flag Football, Tennis and Swimming

  Physical Eduation Teacher/Managing Director of Athletics
                                                                     -The Lewis School of Princeton
                                                                     Senior Staff Coach, FC Copa Soccer Academy 
                                                                     Head Women's Soccer Coach, Chatham High School
                                                                     Director of S.P.A Soccer
                                                                     Regional Director of the United Soccer Academy
                                                                     Exercise Consultant/ Personal Trainer

 Coach: Diane Cogott

Sport: Volleyball

Email: dcogott@lacordaire.net

Education:: Endicott College, Associates of Science: Medical Administration

Caldwell College, Bachelor of Science: Business Administration

Coaching Experience:1998-Present Head Volleyball Coach Lacordaire Elementary Division

2001 to 2006 Assistant Head Volleyball Coach Lacordaire Secondary Division Varsity, Head Volleyball Coach Lacordaire Secondary Division Junior Varsity

Other Accomplishments: 1998 to Present Founder and Commissioner of North

Jersey Junior Volleyball League

As members of this league the Elementary Divisions Record follows:

2001 - 2nd Place League Championship
2005 - 2nd Place League Championship
2006 - 1st Place League Champions
1st Place Christmas Tournament Champions
2007 - 1st Place League Champions Undefeated 32-0
1st Place Christmas Tournament Champions
2008 - 2nd Place League Championship
1st Place Christmas Tournament Champions
2009 - 1st Place League Champions
1st Place Christmas Tournament Champions
2010 - 1st Place League Champions
2nd Place Christmas Tournament

  Coach: Jessica Garrabrant 

Sport: Soccer Asst. Coach

Email: jgarrabrant@lacordaire.net

Education: Bachelors of Art, Montclair State University

Other Accomplishments: 

4 Year Starter and 2 Year Captain (Basketball) at Montclair State University

1st Team All NJAC 2008, 2nd Team All NJAC 2005,2006,2007

Drew University Soccer Camp Counselor 2010

Top 5 Rebounders in Montclair State University School History

Coached Middle School Soccer at Kinnelon Public School 2009-2010

Ran NYC, Boston Marathons (2011,2012) 

1st Year Varsity Coach at Lacordaire Academy Soccer and Basketball 2011-2012

                                              Coach:  Kevin Marks
                                              Sports: Middle School Boys Basketball, Upper School soccer, softball
BS Temple University

                                               Email:  kmarks@lacordaire.net

                                               Coaching Experience: To Be Completed

 Coach: Brittany Pitts 

Sport: Girls Tennis 

Email: bpitts@lacordaire.net

Education: BS in Psychology, Ramapo College
                     Early Childhood Certification
Other Accomplishments:  Captain of College Tennis Team, played 10 years of basketball
                                                started a girls basketball Middle School Team at Lacordaire and coached
                                                the starting season while attending college

Coaching Experience:  Coached Middle School girls basketball
                                          Five years as tennis instructor/coach
                                          Four years tennis coach at Morristown Summer Camp

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