Competitive Sports

Competitive Sports

Competitive Sports

SMUS competes at the varsity level in 13 sports. At the Senior level (Grades 11-12) and Junior Level (Grades 9-10), all athletes compete through to the Vancouver Island championships, with some sports hosting provincial tournaments.

In most sports, SMUS competes at the AA level (based on school size). At the Senior School level, all teams are competitive and have a tryout component. Students who also play on a non-SMUS team outside of school are expected to prioritize their school team. 

Senior School sports require a high level of commitment. Players will often travel for competitions, occasionally miss class time for games, and can expect to train 4-6 times per week. Students should ensure that they are able to meet the requirements outlined by their coach.

Girl hitting ball in Field Hockey
SMUS teams play at home on world-class water turf pitches

SMUS is one of the best field hockey teams in Victoria and this is one of the best places in Canada to develop as a player.

SMUS has two girls field hockey teams at the Senior School. The Senior Girls team features more experienced players while there is also a Developmental team. Outside of SMUS, Victoria has a vibrant field hockey community, including a Rising Stars program for skilled teenage players and a three-divison adult ladies' league.

SMUS Advantages

Some of the highlights and advantages of field hockey at SMUS include:

  • Elite coaching from David Kerr (former Canadian Premiere League player)
  • Access to world-class water turf facilities that have hosted the Commonwealth Games and Olympic qualifiers
  • Second-to-none developmental program in an open, inclusive and friendly environment
  • Travel to provincial and national tournaments
  • Victoria is a field hockey town giving plenty of on pitch playing time

Senior School Field Hockey

Teams

  • Senior Girls team
  • Senior Girls Developmental team

Recent Highlights

  • 1st on Vancouver Island (2017-18, 2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15)
  • 1st in Victoria City Championships (2017-18, 2016-17, 2015-16, 2014-15)
  • 2nd at Provincials (2014-15)
  • 3rd at Provincials (2015-16)