Athletic Program


Student preparing to throw a javelin at a track meet.
Team huddle during a volleyball game

The Mount Carmel Academy Division I athlete is determined, dedicated, and respectful. She learns the value of teamwork, leadership, and resilience while developing her talents as an athlete. She is coached by teachers and taught by coaches – the principles of her academic experience continue on the field and the determination of the field is encouraged in the classroom.

Mount Carmel Academy is a member of the Louisiana School Athletic Association (LHSAA), which regulates and directs the interscholastic athletic activities of Louisiana high schools. Currently, Mount Carmel Academy offers teams in all of the offered girls’ sports: basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, gymnastics, soccer, softball, swimming, track & field, and volleyball. In addition to the high school teams, eighth graders have the opportunity to compete on teams in basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, swimming, track and field, and volleyball.

The Mission of Mount Carmel Athletics is to provide students with opportunities for the development of athletic abilities and to promote competition, sportsmanship and teamwork in an environment that is fair, enjoyable and challenging.

Forms and Waivers

Try-out Dates

Fall Sports

8th grade Volleyball/ new transfer students - organizational meeting will be held on Friday, August 17th in assembly center after school. Tryouts will be on August 20th and 21st in assembly center.

Swimming - organizational meeting will be on Thursday, August 16th location to be announced. Tryouts are on August 20th and 23rd at 5:15 am at UNO lakefront arena.

Cross Country - organizational meeting will be on Thursday, August 16th in room 1300. A team trial will be held on August 24th.

Athletic Trainer

David Mocklin, PTA, ATC, CSCS

David Mocklin has served as the Head Athletic Trainer at Mount Carmel Academy since 1998.

He has also directed initiatives for breast cancer research and fundraising. During the month of October each year, several volleyball schools, including Mount Carmel Academy, participate in the Pink Games. These games have raised over $123,000 in the past six years.

David was the Medical Director for the 2005 and the 2011 AAU Junior Olympic Games, overseeing 26 different sports and over 20,000 athletes. He has also served as the Medical Director for the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation since 2004, which has included the New Orleans Bowl, Arena Football League Championships, Venus & Serena Tennis Tour, Governors Games and the NBA All-Star Game.

He also serves as the Head Athletic Trainer for the Tulane Institute of Sports Medicine and has served as the Head Athletic Trainer for the LHSAA State Championship for football, volleyball, soccer, swimming, tennis and wrestling. He was also the Head Athletic Trainer for the New Orleans Brass Hockey team from the 1998-2000 seasons.

David is available to Mount Carmel Academy athletes every day after school as well as during lunch and Independent Study periods by appointment.

David attends almost every Mount Carmel Academy volleyball, softball, basketball, and soccer game, and local cross country meets as well as some tennis matches, swimming meets, and track and field events.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can 8th graders join athletic teams?

Mount Carmel Academy normally fields 8th grade athletic teams in volleyball, cross-country, basketball, soccer, softball, swimming, and track & field. All incoming 8th graders may tryout. Tennis, golf and gymnastics are varsity only sports, and in order to compete, must be eligible under the residency and transfer rules of the LHSAA.

What forms will I need to try-out for a team?

You will need a signed Athletic Participation-Parental Permission Form, a completed LHSAA Medical/History Evaluation Form, and a signed Substance Abuse/Misuse Contract and Consent Form.

What are the requirements to play on an MCA athletic team?

To participate in athletics at Mount Carmel Academy, students must be in good standing and in compliance with the requirements of the Student Handbook. Students must meet the eligibility requirements of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association to participate in interscholastic high school athletic competition. A completed Athletic Participation Form and an annual physical examination, along with a completed LHSAA Medical Form are needed before a student will be allowed to try out for any sports. Once a student is selected for a team, an LHSAA Substance Abuse Form and a copy of the student’s birth certificate must be submitted along with all other necessary forms.

Athletic Teams