Alumnus of the Year

Caitlin Fegley '06 - Alumnus of the Year 2023

    • Caitlin Fegley '06 Alumnus of the Year 2023
Caitlin Fegley, ‘06 is starting her 16th season as the St. Michael's Women's Lacrosse Head Coach. She has led her teams to nine District Championships, one State Championship, and an additional State Semi-Final. She has coached four All-Americans, one Honorable Mention All-American, 41 All-State recipients, and has been named Central Texas Coach of the Year two times (2017, 2018).
Additional coaching roles for Caitlin include Head Coach of the UT Women’s Club Lacrosse team (2019, 2020) where she led the team to an 11th place national ranking. Caitlin also owns a lacrosse club, Legend Lacrosse, along with her sister and assistant coach, Sarah. The club is only 3 years old and has gone from 17 players to 100+ players and continues to grow.
Outside of coaching, Caitlin spent most of her professional career working in Tech Recruiting at Google where she managed one of the highest performing teams in the recruiting organization. In addition, Caitlin served as St. Michael’s Interim Athletic Director from 2021-2022.
Caitlin's three siblings are all SMCA alumni, Bryce '05, Russell '08, and Sarah '10. Caitlin's parents, Craig and Susan Fegley, were previous SMCA Booster Club presidents and her Dad used to be the "voice of the Crusaders," where he announced for the Football and Basketball games.
We Proudly Recognize Past Alumni of the Year Recipients:

Caitlin Fegley '06
Frances Malina Tucker '02
Fr. Tom Reitmeyer '96
Jaime Horn Harkins '94
Cristi Carlstead '97

Michelle (Thompson) Messex '89
Carl Mica '89
Molly (Mooney) Trexler '92
Casey Koenig '97
Jay Arellano '95
Jared Dunten '92
Jamie Schanbaum '07
Dr. Mario Nieto '00
Tasha (Meadows) Golson '92
Chris Dolce '88
Dr. Michael Leasure '04
Juan I. Creixell '90
Dr. Grayson Moore '01
Leticia Landa '02

Alumnus/Young Alumnus of the Year Nomination (Due July 25, 2024)


Applications open March 2024

List of 4 items.

  • I. Eligibility + Selection

    Alumni of St. Michael’s are eligible.

    To be considered a candidate:
    • The nominee shall have distinguished him or herself in their chosen professional field of endeavor
    • The nominee shall have made significant contributions to his or her community, on a local, state, national or international level. This is the humanitarian criteria of the award.
    • The nominee shall have demonstrated integrity in his/her personal life and gained the respect of those surrounding him/her.
    • The nominee shall have demonstrated a belief in the mission and purpose of St. Michael’s Catholic Academy through philanthropic support of St. Michael’s Catholic Academy
    • The Alumnus/Young Alumnus of the Year recipient shall be chosen from the general alumni population.
    • The Board of the Alumni Association strongly suggests the Alumnus/Young Alumnus of the Year be awarded to a broad spectrum of individuals in as many fields as possible
    All nominations for the Alumnus/Young Alumnus of the Year Award will automatically remain in the file for two years. After that, nominations must be resubmitted.

    Selection of Recipients:
    It shall be the duty of the Alumni Association Board Awards Committee to make the final selection of the Alumnus/Young Alumnus of the Year Award from the Alumni Association.
  • II. Award Description

    Presented by the school to a St. Michael's graduate who is "Living the Mission" of the school through demonstrated leadership, service and decision-making that is consistent with Catholic values. The recipient is selected by the Alumni Association Board in conjunction with school leadership. The award is presented to the recipient annually during Homecoming Alumni Reunion, scheduled for September 06, 2024. NOMINATIONS ARE DUE JULY 22, 2024.
  • III. Process

    Call for Nominations
    Each year the St. Michael’s Alumni Association Board recognizes two alumni, one of which has graduated from high school within the last 10 years.  Both have made notable contributions to the school and/or his or her community. Do you know a St. Michael’s alumnus/a who deserves an award for professional achievement and service to society? Please review the criteria and eligibility for the award and make your nomination.

    The Process
    The St. Michael’s Catholic Academy Alumni Board accepts nominations for both awards from all members of the St. Michael’s community. A sub-committee of the Governing Board reviews the materials submitted on each candidate and selects the person deemed most deserving of recognition.

    All deliberations are kept confidential. The person chosen as Alumnus of the Year is honored each year at Homecoming.

    Please do not inform candidates that they are under consideration since only one person is chosen for Alumnus of the Year and one person is chosen for Young Alumnus of the Year from the many worthy individuals. Please read the award criteria carefully before submitting a nomination. A candidate may be nominated more than one year if he or she has not been awarded Alumnus of the Year previously.
  • IV. Submission

    Submitting Your Nomination:
    • Read the award description and eligibility requirements.
    • Keep all nominations confidential.
    • Questions? Contact Leah Esparza at

Nomination Form

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