Athletic 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 teams in 13 different sports, with more than 900 student-athletes playing on one or more of our 36 athletic teams, as indicated by the chart to the right. 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.

Conference Affiliations 

West Catholic Athletic League (WCAL)

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.

Central Coast Section (CCS)

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.

California Interscholastic Federation (CIF)

In turn, the CCS is a member of the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), which governs all high school athletics in the state of California.

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Athletic Office

Joe Romano
Athletic Director

Louie Agelson
Assistant Athletic Director

Colin Mello
Assistant Athletic Director

Cindy Saglimbeni
Athletic Office Assistant

Athletic Trainers

Mark Moreno MS ATC
Head Athletic Trainer

Michael O'Shea MS ATC CSCS
Assistant Athletic Trainer

Strength & Conditioning

Michelle Toy
Strength and Conditioning Specialist

John Alpizar
Team Strength and Conditioning Coach  

Athletic Handbook

Athletic Handbook 2017-2018

Participants By Season

Fall Winter Spring
Seniors   55  32 103
Juniors   69   45 162
Sophomores 116   46 171
Freshmen 134   72 198
Total by Season