We believe athletics are an extension of the classroom. Our students join a proud tradition of excellence as players, managers, and fans.

More than 52 teams don the Spartan uniform each year with at least one no-cut sport offered each season. Spartan athletes compete in LaBarge Stadium, which features FieldTurf and a Mondo track surface, a baseball stadium that is one of the finest high school facilities in the area, and the school's gymnasium. De Smet Jesuit has won at least one state championship in 15 of the 19 sports.

baseball, basketball, bowling, cross country, football, golf, hockey, inline hockey, lacrosse, racquetball, rugby, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, wrestling

52 state champs since 1967
72% of students participate in at least one sport
11 all state trophies won in mcc since 1991

Athletics News

Fall Athlete Honors

Cross Country

2nd Team All-MCC

Nick Einig

Owen Madigan

Joseph Moffatt

Alex Voelker


MCC Co-Defensive Player of the Year

Seth Harris - LB

MCC Special Teams Player of the Year

Darez Snider - RB/ATH

1st Team All-MCC Offense

Jordan Johnson - WR

Ra'Shod Smith-Harvey - WR

2nd Team All-MCC Offense

Taj Butts - RB

Nate Martens - QB

Marquise Simmons - OL

Darez Snider - RB

Grant Stegman - WR

Brody Wisecarver - OL

All-MCC Honorable Mention Offense

Rico Barfield - RB

Hutson Lillibridge - OL

1st Team All-MCC Specialists

Darez Snider - Returner

All-MCC Honorable Mention Specialists

Joey Zarrick - K

1st Team All-MCC Defense

Lanell Carr - DE

Seth Harris - LB

Jakailin Johnson - CB

Armon Wallace - DT

2nd Team All-MCC Defense

Dakote Doyle-Robinson - DL

Carter Edwards - DE

Lavon Jones - LB

Grant Western - S

Mekhi Wingo - DT

All-MCC Honorable Mention Defense

Jordan Calvin - LB

Tomas Farrar - LB

Kaleb Purdy - S


2018 High School All-American

Josh Lindell

All Region Defensive Player of the Year

Josh Lindell

All Region Goalkeeper of the Year

Logan Payne

All Region Team

Kyle Burke

Carson King

Matt Russo

1st Team All-MCC

Carson King

Josh Lindell

Matt Russo

2nd Team All-MCC

Kyle Burke

Logan Payne

Thomas Redmond

Avi Wesseh

All-MCC Honorable Mention

Nick Grewe

Brenddan Miller

Luke Payne

Brendan Schoemehl

Athletics Office

John Pukala

John Pukala

Titles: Athletic Director
Debbie Stewart

Debbie Stewart

Titles: Admin. Asst. to the Athletic Director
Harold Barker

Harold Barker

Titles: Science Teacher, Math Teacher, Assistant Athletic Director
Dan Herrin

Dan Herrin

Titles: Athletic Trainer - Mercy

Media Requests

Space in the LaBarge Stadium press box is limited. All requests for media, radio, television, photography should be made in writing or via e-mail (with company name in address), to Debbie Higgins at dhiggins@desmet.org. Requests should be made at least 72 hours in advance.


De Smet Jesuit is a proud member of the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA), adhering to the bylaws adopted by the member schools. De Smet Jesuit fully endorses the MSHSAA philosophy that interscholastic activities are an integral and complementary aspect of education.

Metro Catholic Conference

As a charter member of the Metro Catholic Conference (along with Chaminade College Preparatory, Christian Brothers College High, St. Louis University High and St. John Vianney High), De Smet Jesuit has won the MCC All-Sports Trophy 11 times in the 21 years of the conference's existence. Conference championships are awarded in 11 sports, including baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track, volleyball and wrestling.

Fall Sports Teams

Winter Sports Teams

Spring Sports Teams

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