Welcome Seahawk Student-Athletes, Family, Friends, Faculty and Fans!
The role of athletics at Community School of Naples extends far beyond scheduling and orchestrating games and practices. Strategically aligning the mission and vision of our athletic program with that of the school is vital. Our overall goal for CSN Athletics is to match “Athletic Excellence with Academic Excellence;” and “Forge global citizen leaders of tomorrow through rigorous athletic competition today.” We believe that athletics provides our students the opportunity to hone leadership skills, test character, elevate confidence and challenge one’s dedication to something bigger than oneself. We continue to develop a broad-based athletic program that reaches every student, the student body as a whole, faculty, family, and fans. The athletic program’s foundation is “Excellence” built on pillars of teamwork, leadership, integrity, and responsibility. The result is that each student participating in athletics faces adversity in a safe but rigorously competitive environment. Every competitive opportunity provides a chance to lead, follow (win or lose), and to comprehend the value of working within a team while gaining the confidence needed to succeed in life.
During the past school year, CSN Athletics flourished with many successful teams and individuals. In fact, 10 teams earned a District Champion or Runner-up title, eight teams went on to Regional competition (five competed in Regional Semifinals) and three teams made it all the way to the State Championship Series! We had several individual student-athletes compete at the State Series level in golf, tennis, swimming and diving, and track and field. Other individual successes include 10 student-athletes crowned Naples Daily News “Prep Athlete of the Week,” five of seven players nominated for “Player of the Year” finalists earned Player of the Year, and one player was a finalist for the “I AM NIKE” award. CSN student-athletes earned a record-setting 60 All-State or All-Area selections in 14 of 20 sanctioned FHSAA sports. Lastly, 14 new school records were set during the 2016-17 year in Swimming & Diving and Track & Field.
Once again we enjoyed an 80% athletic participation rate for Upper School students on Junior Varsity and Varsity rosters, while 73% of Middle School students participated on a Middle School team. In fact, 28 MS student-athletes played on three or more teams during the year, and 25 of them also maintained above a 3.0 GPA. Also this past year, 50 MS students earned either a JV or Varsity roster slot. Moreover, we saw 34% of graduating seniors earning four or more Varsity letters during their high school career while maintaining a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher. In addition, 10% of this year’s graduating senior class earned and accepted the opportunity to compete at the NCAA level at various universities and colleges around the nation, and 6.25% of them take will their talents to the NCAA Division I ranks. This is triple the national average of high school student-athletes going on to play at that level. They will compete at Brown, Fordham, Holy Cross, Huntingdon, MIT, Norwich and Penn State.
I look forward to another successful year, and encourage all our student-athletes to play, practice and condition throughout the summer!
All the proper paperwork needs to be turned in prior to the first day of practice. Students need to have an up-to-date Physical, Consent, Concussion and Heat Related forms and Birth Certificate on file with the athletic office. Per FHSAA rules student-athletes may not participate until the paperwork is submitted. Check CSN website for changes and updates.