The Donahue Academy certainly “punches above its weight” when it comes to athletics. Even though we are a small school, we field a broad array of teams and have an astonishing success rate given our size. We even have a state championship in football! A critical implication of our small size means we encourage all of our students to consider playing a sport they might not otherwise have attempted or thought they could excel at. Students who might not make a team at a big school may find the opportunity to play and have fun with friends on interschool competitive sports team at our school.

Donahue Academy Sports

GS=Grade School, HS=High School

Fall Grades
GS Girls Volleyball 5th/6th
GS Girls Volleyball 7th/8th
HS Girls JV Volleyball 9th-12th
HS Girls Volleyball 9th-12th
GS Boys JV Soccer 5th/6th
GS Boys Varsity Soccer 7th/8th
GS Cross Country 3rd-8th
HS Cross Country 9th-12th
GS Boys Football 6th-8th
HS Boys Football 9th-12th
Winter Grades
GS Girls JV Basketball 5th/6th
GS Girls Varsity Basketball 7th/8th
GS Boys JV Basketball 5th/6th
GS Boys Varsity Basketball 7th/8th
HS Girls Basketball 9th-12th
HS Freshman Basketball 9th
HS Boys JV Basketball 9th-11th
HS Boys Varsity Basketball 9th-12th
HS Girls Soccer 9th-12th
HS Boys Soccer 9th-12th
Spring Grades
GS Boys Baseball 5th-8th
GS Girls Varsity Soccer 6th/8th
HS Track 9rd-12th
HS Girls Softball 7th-12th

Donahue Academy Sports Facilities Ave Maria Locations

Basketball, Volleyball

Donahue Academy Gymnasium, 4955 Seton Way, Ave Maria, FL 34142

Football, Soccer

North Park, Ave Maria Blvd & Anthem Pkwy

Girls Softball

Ave Maria University Softball Field, Ave Maria Blvd. & Owen’s Way

Boys Baseball

Ave Maria University Ballpark, 4810 Kelleher St.

“Sports are not merely the exercise of muscles, but it is the school of moral values and of training in courage, in perseverance, and in overcoming laziness and carelessness. There is no doubt that these values are of greatest interest for the formation of a personality, which considers sports not an end in itself but as a means to total physical, moral and social development.” – St. John Paul II