|Athletics at Strake Jesuit has always been an integral part of the entire school experience. Each sport within the athletic program incorporates the values and mission of the school at large.
It is the goal of the athletic department that each student-athlete will not only learn the fundamentals of his sport, but at the same time will learn lessons that will remain with him throughout his life that are grounded in the teachings of St. Ignatius and of Strake Jesuit. Jesuit athletics instills the core values expressed in the "Grad at Grad" by teaching young men that the greater end of competition is to achieve victory while striving toward the Magis.
These values charge our fans to support and encourage the efforts and achievements of officials, coaches, and players; charge our players to respect officials, opponents, teammates, and themselves; and charge our coaches to care for the individual as they care for the team.
Jesuit fields teams in football, basketball, baseball, soccer, cross country, water polo, swimming, golf, tennis, lacrosse, track & field, rugby and wrestling. While the actual numbers fluctuate from year to year, each year approximately 80% of the students annually participate in Jesuit athletics.
In the 2003-2004 school year, Strake Jesuit became a member of the Texas University Interscholastic League (UIL) and began competing with public schools and vying for UIL championships. (The football program began UIL play in the fall of 2004.)
As the UIL has no league play for Water Polo or Lacrosse, those sports compete in other leagues. The Lacrosse team plays in the Texas High School Lacrosse League (THSLL) and the Water Polo team competes in the Texas Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (TISCA).