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

Going the Distance

These three-sport athletes make juggling school work and year-round athletic commitments look like an easy hurdle. The old saying “There’s no ‘I’ in team” is especially applicable to William Kennedy ’18, Cole Stephany ’17, and Alex Ventress ’17. These three-sport athletes excel at both academics and their year-round athletic commitments, but if you were to ask them about the secret to their successes, they’d quickly … Continue reading Going the Distance

Teacher-Coaches are a Win-Win

University School of Milwaukee’s long-standing commitment to the teacher-coach model is a vital aspect of the School’s dedicated sense of community. Here we highlight four individuals who, like all of USM’s teacher-coaches, challenge their students to perform at their best and support them through all of life’s wins and losses. Sam Adey, Upper School History Teacher and Girl’s Varsity Lacrosse Head Coach Sam Adey’s career … Continue reading Teacher-Coaches are a Win-Win