Locker Room: Spring 2016

A New Online Home for USM Athletics

Launched this spring, the new University School of Milwaukee athletics website makes following the Wildcats easier than ever. The new, updated site is now home to all USM athletic schedules, team rosters, game summaries, social media content, and other athletic information.

“Our new website gives us a fresh look online, syncs directly with our athletic schedules, and will allow visitors to access schedules, articles, and all content related to USM Athletics in one place,” USM Director of Athletics Luke Houdek said.

Some additional site features include a new scoreboard “ticker” along the top of the home page, and clear and easy access to content regarding the Wildcat Booster Club, Milwaukee Winter Club Youth Hockey, the Junior Wildcat (Middle School) Athletic Program, and the USM Athletic Hall of Fame. Check out the new site today at

Strains Tabbed to Lead Varsity Girls Basketball


Following a successful run as USM’s 8th-grade girls’ basketball coach, Jason Strains has been named as the new girls’ basketball varsity head coach. Strains served as USM’s 8th-grade girls’ basketball coach for the past four years, with the team making three consecutive trips to the Padre Serra Tournament. He has coached basketball at various levels for nine years, and also teaches math in USM’s Middle School.

“University School of Milwaukee is excited to have Jason Strains take over the girls’ basketball program,” said USM Director of Athletics Luke Houdek. “As a teacher at USM, Jason is on campus daily, has a strong rapport with the girls on the team, and understands the USM community. His passion, energy, and commitment to girls’ basketball is evident, and we are excited to see him in this new role.”

Three Members of USM Lacrosse Earn All-State Honors


Congratulations to three members of the USM Lacrosse team who earned honors from the Wisconsin Lacrosse Federation (WLF). Daryl Perry ’16 and Brook Uihlein ’18 were named to the WLF All-State First Team, and Alex Ventress ’17 was named as an Honorable Mention.

Additionally, Perry was one of four Wisconsin players named to the U.S. Lacrosse All-American team. The Wildcats advanced to the state semifinals in 2016 and finished a successful campaign with a 15-4 record.

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