Marian’s Athletic Program is an integral component of the student athlete’s overall experience at Marian. While the immediate objective of the athletic competition is to win, our challenge as educators and coaches is to prepare students for winning and losing gracefully with the full understanding of the broader purpose of sports: which is to develop a balanced Christian woman. The values of teamwork, leadership, work ethic, respect, accountability, perseverance and self-control are among the many Christian values the Athletic Department staff strives to instill in Marian’s students athletes.

The opportunities for personal growth and achievement are abundant in the athletic arena. The athletic department goal is not only to provide a wide variety of athletic experiences but also to help each young woman and each team to have opportunities to reach a high level of success defined by progress and winning.

Membership on an athletic team is a privilege and not a right; high standards are set for the Marian athlete. Student athletes will be given the opportunities to develop their self management and leadership skills, self esteem, cooperation and team work, personal values, coping skills, sportsmanship and physical fitness while being instructed and motivated to strive for excellence in sport. Through cooperation and teamwork, an athlete learns that weakness is compensated by strength and that success is sometimes achieved only after experiencing failure.

Marian’s athletic program consists of nine Class A state-sanctioned sports: volleyball, cross country, softball, golf, basketball, soccer, track, tennis and swimming and diving. Within all nine sports we have a total of 22 teams. More than 40 percent of Marian girls participate in one or more of the athletic teams. Marian’s varsity sports teams have claimed 22 state titles in the last five years, including five back-to-back golf titles and a 2009 perfect score in tennis, the first in Nebraska history.

Head Coach Contact Info by Sport:

Head Volleyball Coach:
Amy Sibbernsen McLeay ’00
Head Swimming Coach:
B.J. Christiansen
Head Softball Coach:
Chad Perkins
Head Track Coach:
Greg Golka
Head Cross Country Coach:
Roger Wright
Head Soccer Coach:
Teresa Virgillito DeGeorge ’92
Head Golf Coach:
Robert Davis
Head Tennis Coach:
Steve Bischof
Head Basketball Coach:
Peter Cunningham

Athletic Wall of Fame

Marian has an Athletic Wall of Fame for our high achieving student-athletes who have walked our halls. Please see below for qualifications:

  • Golf: Earn a top fifteen medal at State
  • Cross Country: Earn a top fifteen medal at State
  • Swimming: Place in the top 8 in any event at State
  • Track: Place in the top 8 in any event at State
  • Tennis: Place in the top 4 in any category at State
  • Volleyball, Softball, Basketball, Soccer: Make the Omaha World-Herald Class A All-State Team