Mother McAuley’s storied athletic tradition and unparalleled success has spanned throughout the state of Illinois and across the nation for decades.
By offering 13 different sports with multiple levels, Mother McAuley is able to provide our student athletes with an extraordinary opportunity for growth and competition at the highest levels.
More than 425 students are involved in one or more of our interscholastic sports. Our volleyball team has more titles than any other school in the state, and 4 out of 5 freshmen are involved in one or more sports.
New in the 2022-2023 season!
Kelly Malone Andrasco '07
Caitlin Carney '09
Anne Hopkins '13
Lisa LeBold Zemgulys
2022 IHSA State Champions!
Jen Rees DeJarld '87
Maggie Wood Bax '07
Meet students, athletes, coaches, teachers and administration. Take a tour of the school and learn about financial aid and scholarships.
The Mighty Macs won the 2023 Class 4A State Championship on Saturday, November 11. On Monday, November 13, the team brought the trophy home in style! Members of the local, county, and state police and fire departments escorted the team onto our turf field, where our school community gathered for a victory rally.
We kicked off our school day with a MacNation Pep Rally to celebrate the successful seasons of all of the fall sports teams AND to send our volleyball team off to STATE!! It was a MAC-TASTIC morning!
We are MIGHTY proud of our senior athletes who signed letters of intent to play collegiate sports today on National Signing Day!
This morning, we honored our Macs with Merit with a ceremony and breakfast!
Looking to show off your McAuley pride? Our collection of school spirit wear at MACS LTD. is available to shop online! Orders can be shipped directly to you or picked up in store.
The Mighty Macs win the super sectional championship and are headed to STATE! Check back for more updates this week.
Last night, we welcomed over 200 families to Mother McAuley for our Open House! It was a MIGHTY great night, and we hope to see you again soon!
The Mighty Macs defeat Marist in the Sectionals and advance to the Super Sectional Championship this Friday, November 3rd at 7PM!
Cross country runners Eileen O'Connor '24 and Emily Mangin '26 qualified for state finals, and the entire cross country team for finished 8TH in the Sectional Meet this past weekend.
Last week, we honored two Mother McAuley trailblazers, Sr. Brian Costello, RSM and Sr. Corinne Raven, RSM. Thank you to President Carey Temple Harrington '86 and Sr. Sue Sanders, RSM, PhD '69 for leading the special blessing and dedication of the Sister Brian Costello Learning Resource Center and Corky's Court.
Juniors and Seniors battled in a game of powderpuff football under the lights to kickoff homecoming week.
Congratulations to tennis players Marykate Halleran '24 and Nora Wolfe-Halpern '25! The pair finished 4th in Sectionals this weekend and are heading to STATE! Go Macs!
Join us for Open House on Thursday, November 2 from 6:00-8:00pm!
There will be presentations about academic programs, electives, athletics, financial aid, scholarships and transportation, You will also have a chance to meet students, athletes, coaches, teachers and administration.
WOW, it was a MIGHTY special morning on 99th Street! ABC 7's Terrell Brown sang Taylor Swift with Acapella, sipped Starbucks in the Kitty Mac Cafe, played volleyball with the State Champs, crowd-surfed with MacNation on our turf field, and officially became a Mighty Mac when he threw on the M costume himself.
Our girls truly showed ABC 7 what McAuley is all about, and we did it all before the sun came up!
Grade school students joined MACNATION to cheer on Varsity Volleyball as they defeated IC Catholic Prep! What a MAC-TASTIC night!
We know McAuley women are unafraid to face challenges head on. They lead with conviction. They advocate for others with compassion. They set weighty goals and exceed their own expectations.
This Mercy Day of Giving, September 22, we are asking our alumnae, family and friends to Rise to the Challenge and help us reach our goal of raising $150,000 from 600+ donors for Mother McAuley.
This day of giving has a far-reaching impact as we continue our commitment to invest in our students.
Cheer on our Mighty Macs as they take on Assumption at 7:00 pm in the Main Gym on September 28! End the night with pizza & drinks to celebrate the 2013 State Championship team
Fall tryouts will begin in early August. The number of tryout days varies. Starting dates for all fall tryouts are listed below for each sport. Students must be present for the duration of their tryouts. Practices will start the day after tryouts are concluded and will be five or six days a week. Dress for activity and bring proper equipment.
What a great time at volleyball camp with the State Champs!
Check out photos from our recent summer camps, including softball, photography and more!
Join us for our annual Fore the Macs: Playing it Forward Golf Outing on Thursday, August 24, 2023 at Ridge Country Club! This annual fundraiser benefits the Tradition of Excellence Scholarship at McAuley.
We have had so much fun with our future macs this week! On the court, in the chemistry lab, on the golf course and our very own stage! We are so happy to have you with us at MACNATION!
We are so excited to congratulate Illinois Water Polo Coach of the Year: Maggie Wood Bax '07; All State First Team: Becca Engquist '24 and Bella Morquecho '23; and All State Third Team: Ella Mulchrone '23! We are so proud of every accomplishment this team has made throughout their season!
The Mighty Macs are Regional Champs for the first time since 2015! Congratulations to this incredible Softball team!
The water polo team is second in state! We are MIGHTY proud of this incredible team and their many accomplishments this season!
Maya Hooks '25 takes 12th place in state in shot put! Congratulations!
Today we held our spring pep rally, themed "Jordan Year #23!" Good luck at state to Mac Track and Field star Maya Hooks '25, and the entire Water Polo team! GO MACS!
MACNATION: The Water Polo team takes on Hersey High School tomorrow at 9:00am in the State Semi-Finals!
We love our Seniors! Thank you to all of our Spring Sport Senior Athletes for your hard work and dedication to MacNation! We are mighty proud of all your accomplishments!
The Aquamacs are headed to State! Congratulations to our Mighty Mac Water Polo Team for their Sectional Championship victory today!
With a throw of 10.86m, Maya Hooks '25 has qualified for the state meet in Shot Put!
Six student athletes signed letters of intent to play collegiate sports on May 10. Congratulations to our Mighty Macs!
Our soccer team continues to have an amazing season on and off the field. Mighty Macs recently helped out at a Special Olympics event in Villa Park. They helped athletes work on their soccer skills and assisted the Special Olympics team in conducting a fun and empowering day!
Softball Senior Night. Congratulations and thank you to the 13 senior Mighty Macs for your dedication and successes!
Get ready for a MACnificent summer at McAuley! With athletic camps, performing and visual art camps, and more, there is something for everyone.
We are MIGHTY proud of our senior athletes who signed letters of intent to play collegiate sports today on Signing Day!
Congratulations to our second semester Macs with Merit! These students were selected by a teacher or staff member to receive this award based on their honorable character, diligent work ethic and notable contributions to the McAuley community. We are very proud of these young women!
Learn the basic techniques of shooting, ball handling, passing, footwork & finishing, rebounding and defense at our spring basketball clinic. The clinics will be run by Head Coach Curtis Lewis with the help of current McAuley basketball players. All clinics will run from 7:00 - 8:30pm in the Mother McAuley Main Gym.
Our spring sport seasons are underway! Check out the varsity schedules here and come cheer on our Mighty Macs
Good luck to Maria Nomikos '24 who is skating tomorrow in the United States Synchronized Skating Championships with her team the Starlights!
Join us as we welcome the Fighting Irish and the Fighting Illini to McAuley’s home court for a College Spring Match!
Saturday, April 1 at 2:00PM
Admission is $5
Congratulations to Maggie Zuber ‘25 on qualifying for the IHSA Wrestling State Tournament! We are MIGHTY proud.
Students, faculty and staff lined the halls to celebrate our first Mighty Mac wrestler with a cart ride on Tuesday morning for a traditional cart ride to wish Maggie good luck as she heads to the IHSA Wrestling State Tournament this weekend!
The basketball team held their Senior Night tonight! Congratulations to our Mighty Macs for their big win over Simeon, and thank you seniors for your dedication to the program and your teammates, your energy, your impact, and all the memories.
Congratulations to the Mighty Mac varsity basketball team for their win over Loyola in the GCAC Conference tournament this weekend!
Congratulations to Grace Gambotz ‘24 and Morgan Feil ‘24 for being selected as 2022-2023 Girls Basketball GCAC Red Division All-Conference. We are MIGHTY proud.
We are so proud to announce that all of our Fall Sports Teams qualified for IHSA Team Academic Achievement Awards! Congratulations to our dedicated coaches and student-athletes for these impressive recognitions.
We are so proud of your hard work on the court, track, golf course, in the pool, and especially in the classroom. GO MACS!
This morning we celebrated Gigi Navarrete '23 and Ellie White '24 with a cart ride for receiving national recognition and prestigious awards for their outstanding seasons this year!
Come cheer on the Mighty Macs as they take on Lyons Township on Monday, January 23!
JV game: 5:30pm
Varsity game: 7:00pm
Pizza and refreshments to follow the games in the lounge!
Congratulations to junior Ellie White for being named the 2022-23 Gatorade Illinois Volleyball Player of the Year! This prestigious honor is bestowed upon the nation’s most outstanding high school athletes. Ellie was recognized for her athletic excellence, academic achievement, and exemplary character. We are MIGHTY proud Ellie for this most deserving honor!
Introducing our brand new Mighty Mac Competitive Cheer!
Our Macs have their first competition tomorrow! We are sending them the best MacNation spirit! Check out the schedule here and updates on our athletics website!
Our very own Gigi Navarrete '23 is up for best high school volleyball player in the country!
Vote for Gigi in Scorebook live's best high school volleyball player in the country in the 2022 Season. Voting concludes Thursday, Dec. 8, at 11:59 p.m. ET
Check out the varsity schedules here and come cheer on our Mighty Macs! For location details and any updates on all the teams head to our athletics website.
Come cheer on the Macs as they take on Rosary on Thursday, December 1, 2022. The varsity game starts at 6:30pm. There will be giveaways, raffles, games, and pizza with the team after the game! Wear your Mighty Mac gear!
Mother McAuley hosted a recognition rally to celebrate the team's accomplishments this season. Escorted by members of the Chicago Police Department and Chicago Fire Department, the state champions marched across campus and onto the newly installed athletic turf field, where the student body, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members cheered and offered their congratulations.
Congratulations to our varsity Volleyball Team for winning the Class 4A State Championship! On Saturday, the Mighty Macs defeated Benet Academy to bring home their 16th State Title!
The Mighty Macs will be advancing to the State Championship against Benet Academy. The game begins tonight, November 12, at 8:55PM.
Yesterday we sent our Macs off to State with a MacNation Pep Rally. Diver Sarah Speski ‘24 and the Mighty Mac volleyball team will be competing. Good luck this weekend! We are cheering you on!
Congratulations to all of our sectional swimmers. Megan Moore ‘24 broke two school records and the team dropped time in almost all events!
We are MIGHTY proud of our senior athletes who signed letters of intent to play collegiate sports today on National Signing Day!
Congratulations to Sarah Speski ‘24 on qualifying for the IHSA State Diving Finals! We are MIGHTY proud. MacNation is cheering you on.
Congrats to our Varsity Volleyball team on their win against Joliet West last night in the super sectional championship. The Mighty Macs are now headed to the State Championship in Normal, IL the weekend of November 11-12!
Thank you to everyone who attended Open House! We had a great time showing you around our school and sharing the wonderful academics and activities we have to offer! We hope to see you again soon.
The Mighty Macs are Sectional Champions after defeating Marist in the Sectional Finals. They will advance to the Super Sectional Championship at Eisenhower High School on November 4 at 6:30pm. Let's go Macs!
We love our Seniors! Thank you to all of our Fall Sport Senior Athletes for your hard work and dedication to MacNation! We are mighty proud of all your accomplishments!
Congratulations to Gigi Navarrete ‘23 on being named the GCAC Conference Player of the Year! We are MIGHTY proud!
Our Mighty Macs have been busy in the city! Check out what they’ve been up to on recent field trips across the Chicagoland area, including to Bigane Pving Company Asphalt Plant, the National Museum of Mexican Art, the Lewis University Television Network, and more!
Congratulations to Maddy McNamara ‘23 and Mairead Doran ‘23 for qualifying for State in tennis two years in a row! This dynamic doubles team celebrated Mighty Mac style with the first cart ride of the year!
Every day at McAuley we celebrate girls. On International Day of the Girl we especially celebrate the opportunity McAuley provides for young women to become empowered leaders that change the world.
We are thrilled to improve our athletic experience by adding a state-of-the-art turf field for our student athletes. This field brings our student athletes back to campus to practice and compete. We look forward to having our student athletes take the field and continue to build a community around these sports and each other.
Congratulations to our fall athletic teams for a MIGHTY weekend!
Mother McAuley is thrilled to announce that Curtis Lewis has been named the varsity basketball coach and assistant athletic director, effective immediately. Lewis brings more than 15 years of basketball coaching experience, a winning track record at various levels of competition including the collegiate level as a graduate assistant, and first-hand knowledge of the NCAA/NAIA recruiting policies, regulations, and admissions requirements.
The Mighty Mac volleyball team played Joliet Catholic in the first game of the year on August 23. MacNation came out to show their support as the team won in two games.
Ellie White ‘24 verbally committed to playing volleyball at the University of Michigan.
From Culinary Camp to Forensic Science to Curtain Call to Basketball and SO much more, we are having a blast with all our future Mighty Macs!
It's not too late to register for summer fun at Mother McAuley!
Nancy O'Brien Kane '84 will be inducted into the Illinois Water Polo Hall of Fame and will be honored at the All State and Hall of Fame Banquet on June 1.
MacNation welcomed over 150 6th and 7th grade students for our Volleyball and Basketball Clinics this week.
Three of our senior athletes signed letters of intent to play collegiate sports.
Check out this Chicago Tribune article on Fiona Crane ‘22 and her goals for the rest of this season for the Mighty Mac Softball Team.
We are very excited to announce that registration is now available online for McAuley Summer Camps! From sports to art to theatre to science, we have a camp for you! There are camps available for ages K - 12!
The varsity basketball team won the Regional Championship on February 18! Bella Finnegan '22 lead all scorers with 30pts. Morgan Feil '24 had 13 and Caitlyn McLean '23 joined in double digits with 10.
The Mighty Mac varsity basketball team won the GCAC Championship against Montini. Macs improve to 16-9 with their 5th straight win.
Last night, Bella Finnegan ‘22 scored her 1,000th career point for the Mighty Macs in a win against St. Laurence.
Congratulations to our very own, Kayla Caffey ‘16, who was selected to the prestigious AVCA All-American Second Team.
We are MIGHTY proud of senior tennis and lacrosse player Julia Ilarraza '23 who was announced as a 2022-23 All-State Academic Team Honorable Mention.
Nearly 500 nominations were received and she was one of fifty students selected by the committee! Way to go, Julia!