Putting Fun First

Updates to the Middle School football program have proved popular with students and parents alike—and yielded increased participation in other Middle School sports as a result. Something new was happening on the south fields opposite the Preschool playground this past fall, and you might have noticed it if you happened to be on campus in the late afternoons—it was packed with Middle School students playing … Continue reading Putting Fun First

Locker Room: Fall/Winter 2018-19

WIAA State Champions Girls Tennis For the second year in a row, the Wildcats girls’ tennis team won the WIAA Division 2 State Team Tennis Tournament. USM defeated Waukesha Catholic Memorial 5–2 in the tournament finals. It’s the ninth team championship for USM. Veda Sane ’19, who finished third at the individual championships, won her match at No. 1 singles. Zoe Francis ’19 also won … Continue reading Locker Room: Fall/Winter 2018-19

Tackling on Target

Varsity Football Head Coach Brian Sommers takes a unique approach to improving tackle safety and drastically reducing concussions. When it comes to concussions, it seems few sports catch as much flak as football. With the increased awareness of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), one might think that the sport’s future is doomed. But University School’s Brian Sommers, the head coach of Wildcats football, is taking an … Continue reading Tackling on Target

Locker Room: Spring/Summer 2017-18

USM Athletics Compete at State Championships The boys’ lacrosse team won the Wisconsin State Invitational Tournament, and defeated Janesville by 9–6 in the event finals. Ryan Zwief ’20 led the way for the Wildcats, scoring five of USM’s goals. After a nail-biting victory in the semi-finals of the Wisconsin Lacrosse Federation State Tournament, the girls’ lacrosse team reached the finals of tournament, where they lost … Continue reading Locker Room: Spring/Summer 2017-18

Locker Room: Fall/Winter 2017-18

Girls Tennis Wins State Team Championship The University School of Milwaukee girls’ tennis team defeated Kenosha St. Joseph 6-1 and won the WIAA Division 2 State Team Tennis Tournament. USM made it to the tournament finals after winning their semi-final match against Eau Claire Regis by a score of 5-2. The Wildcats won four straight titles from 2014 to 2007, back-to-back championships in 2011 and … Continue reading Locker Room: Fall/Winter 2017-18

Locker Room: Spring/Summer 2016-17

Celebrating Signing Day at USM National Signing Day, the day when high school seniors around the country announce their college athletic commitments, is an exciting milestone. It caps years of practice, competitions, struggles, and triumphs. Nine University School of Milwaukee seniors were joined by their parents, coaches, teammates, friends, and the USM community at a special ceremony in Mellowes Hall on February 1 to announce … Continue reading Locker Room: Spring/Summer 2016-17