Our Philosophy

Participation in athletics is an essential component of a St. Christopher’s education. Athletics builds physical strength and strength of character. It teaches the values of teamwork, loyalty, sportsmanship, perseverance, hard work, courage, and self-sacrifice. It instills life-long habits of health, fitness and physical discipline. It fosters a sense of community, strengthens relationships, and enhances leadership skills. We seek excellence in athletics just as we strive for excellence in the classroom.

Sportsmanship

St. Christopher's School is committed to sportsmanship and providing a healthy environment for competition. As players, coaches, spectators, and parents, we strive to observe the following ideals:
  • We will treat the officials, opposing teams and spectators as guests of our school.
  • We will cheer the strengths and victories of our team and not criticize the performance of our opponents, officials or supporters of the opponents.
  • We will respect the property and reputation of our competitor as well as that of our own school.
  • We will keep quiet during free throws, and will not bring noisemakers to indoor events like basketball and wrestling.
  • We will stay off the playing fields and courts during events, including half times.
  • We will accept the decisions of the officials and will not protest them publicly or to the media.
  • We, as players, coaches or spectators, will respect our officials. We understand officials ensure the safety of the participants and protect the integrity of the game.

Recent Awards and Championships

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  • Athletic Awards

    Presented at the 61st Annual Athletic Banquet, May 22, 2018.
    The St. Christopher's School Monogram Award: This award is presented to that student who has earned the most varsity athletic monograms during his years at the school. In 2017-2018 this award went to Clifford Foster, Alston Hackney and Logan Hingst.

    The Robert Williams Herzog Award: This award is presented to that student who not only is a top athlete, but also a top scholar. In 2017-2018 this award went to Ralph Levy.

    The James Turner Sloan II '40 Award: This award is presented annually to that senior who has demonstrated that no challenge is too great and no obstacle insurmountable. In 2017-2018 this award went to Quinn Bundy & Connor Johnson.

    The Bradford Allen Parrish '91 Award: 
    This award is presented annually to that student who has done the most to encourage the younger members of his own team and support the efforts of players on all teams. In 2017-2018 this award went to Miller Farley

    The Talmadge Abbitt DuPriest '91 Award: 
    This award is presented to that team captain who shows the most devotion to his team members. In 2017-2018 this award went to Michael Chapman & Maddison Furman

    The Nelson Hill Hotchkiss, Jr. '70 Award: 
    This award is presented to that student who shows “earnest devotion to athletics in an honest and truly modest manner.” In 2017-2018 this award went to Donovan Murphy & Jack Pendlebury. 

    The Athletic Director's Award for Competitive Excellence: This award is presented to the student who is outstanding in performance, has a love of athletic competition and commitment to excellence. In 2017-2018 this award went to Nick Biddison, Drew Brockwell, Gray Hart, Harrison Rice & Henry Schroeder.

    The John T. Siegel ’57 Memorial Prize: This award is presented to that student who shows dedication to excellence and commitment to St. Christopher's School. It is presented to that senior who inspires others with the attributes exemplified by Mr. Siegel: loyalty, character, integrity and gentlemanly conduct. In 2017-2018 this award went to Will Forrest

    The Slater Prize: This award is presented to that student who embodies the best spirit in athletics. In 2017-2018 this award went to Jens Ames

    The Davenport Trophy: This award is presented to that student who is, "First In Athletics." In 2017-2018 this award went to Justin Jasper.

    The Albert Luck "Petey Jacobs" Memorial Award for Distinguished Coaching: This award is presented to that coach who commands the respect and admiration of his players, instills a commitment to teamwork and fair play, personally demonstrates the dedication and commitment necessary for successful achievement, and is an inspiration not only to his players but also to his colleagues. In 2017-18 this award went to Key Randolph.

    Athletic Department Support Awards
    The Strength and Conditioning Award: This award is presented to a senior athlete who, through his unselfish dedication, commitment, and positive influence, has had the most significant impact on the St. Christopher's Strength Program. In 2017-18 this award went to Jens Ames, Will Forrest & Henry Schroeder.

    The "Voice of the Saints" Award: The "Voice of the Saints" Award is presented annually to that member of the Sports Information team who has, through dedication, preparation, and a passion for his craft, done the most to support his peers in action and present a positive image of Saints athletics. In 2017-18 this award went to Jack Franko & Michael Hylton.
  • Directors' Cup

    The Directors' Cup stands for diversity of offering, participation, and excellence and is presented annually to that school in the Virginia Prep League that comes in first in the total competitive schedule offered in the eleven league sports. Points (9 to 1) are awarded for standings in each sport.

    St. Christopher’s School has won this award 17 times in the following years:
    1975, 1976, 1982, 1987-90, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
  • Sportsmanship Award

    The sportsmanship award is presented annually to that school in the VPL that is voted first in sportsmanship on all levels of competition by the VPL member schools. St. Christopher's School has won this award in 1978, 1980-81, 1983-84, 1989-90, 1998-99, 2002-03, 2005-06 and 2013.

Athletic Associations

St. Christopher’s School belongs to two athletic associations, the Virginia Prep League and the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA).

Active RVA Certified

St. Christopher's is officially "Active RVA Certified" for 2017-18 for implementing programs to promote physical activity and create a culture of health and wellness on a daily basis.

2016-17 Athletic Captains & Banquet

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