Legacy of Excellence

Among the hundreds of St. Michael's athletics program alumni are a number of men and women who have distinguished themselves in their chosen sport.

Mitch Morse, '10

Currently a center for the NFL's Buffalo Bills, Mitch Morse proudly represents the class of 2010 at St. Michael's. During his time in athletics at St. Michael's, he participated in football, basketball and track and field.

As a freshman playing football for the Crusaders, he trained for the quarterback position, but after a summer growth spurt quickly moved to the offensive line and defensive tackle for his remaining three years. His honors while playing football for the Crusaders included First-Team All-State and consecutive First-Team All-District and Academic All-State honors. At a ceremony in the spring of 2015, Mitch's #75 jersey was retired and still hangs on display in the Carter Athletic Center.

Mitch was recruited to play football for several colleges and universities including TCU, Kansas, Stanford and Vanderbilt but ultimately landed on the University of Missouri where he would play until being drafted by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round, 49th overall, in the 2015 NFL Draft.

On March 13, 2019, Morse signed a four-year $44.5 million contract with the Buffalo Bills, making him the highest-paid center in the league at the time. Mitch did not only spend his time at St. Michael's playing sports.

He still recounts fond memories of his time spent in the drama club and represents what all students here enjoy - the choice to find themselves among many different opportunities offered.

"I was a completely different kid getting into St. Mike's. I was shy, timid, and St. Mike's gave me the opportunity to grow as a person, not only in my faith, but socially and athletically."

Jameson Houston, '15

Jameson Houston, a recent addition to the NFL's Carolina Panthers roster, is a proud member of the class of 2015 at St. Michael's. While in high school, Jameson played football, basketball and track and field. In football, Jameson was a two-year TAPPS All-State player and three-year All-District player both on defense and offense as a defensive back, wide receiver, running back and kick returner. With many notable news outlets picking up on his talent, including ESPN, Dave Campbell's Texas Football and the Austin American Statesman, Jameson went on to play for Baylor University where he earned Big 12 Conference honors as a defensive back.

In 2020, Jameson was picked up by the Caroline Panthers as a cornerback.

Jameson also excelled at track and field while at St. Michael's, winning multiple TAPPS state titles and breaking records in the 200-meter dash and 800m and 1600m relays. He has fond memories of his coaches in high school who helped guide him on and off the field.

“It was a great experience representing St. Michael’s on the football field and winning state championships on the track. I also have great memories of the teachers, coaches and parents who made an impact on me at St. Michael's.”


List of 7 frequently asked questions.

  • Baseball

    1994Charlie FerraroSouthwestern
    2008Patrick SchollSt. Edward's
    2008Jordy SnikerisLousiana State University
    2009Kyle MartinTexas A&M University
    2010Cameron MirtschingBerry College
    2010Clark SchwabRhodes College
    2011Nicholas LandHendrix
    2011Harper PittsTexas College
    2011Lukas SchiraldiNavarro JC - University of Texas
    2012Will StankaHill College
    2012Vincent WhitenightSt. Edward's
    2013Brian EpsteinClarendon Jr. College
    2013Eric HoneycuttHarding
    2014Reed CarltonTexas State/ Concordia (Austin)
    2014Brett CookNiagara
    2014Brendan McGuiganRichmond
    2015Calvin BushTexas State/ Concordia (Austin)
    2017Jake BiedermanDavidson College
    2019Braden ShultzNavarro College
    2019Jacob SifuentesSouthwestern University
  • Basketball

    1997Selena ScottKansas
    1999Tasha ScottSt. Edward's
    2003Anna BarrettCincinnati
    2003Larissa LealConcordia
    2003Ian MooneySLU & UT
    2004Mark ShepherdBaylor
    2006Lauren BrownSouthwestern
    2007Nick CaputoSouthwestern
    2009Chase KocherSouthwestern
    2009David RodriguezWest Point
    2011Daniel BernhardtSouthwestern
    2011Jake KocherTAMU-Corpus Christi
    2011Jaymes MaldonadoWilliam Penn University
    2011Adam WhitlockMaryville
    2015Shelby EspinosaRegis University
    2016Mary Grace CopaLoyola University
  • Cheer

    2014Holly HubenakSpring Hill College
  • Cross-Country/Track + Field

    2019Kinga ParrishUniversity of TulsaCross Country/ Track & Field
    2020Jackson LongWestern Colorado UniversityCross Country/ Track & Field
    2005Nick TromboldDukeCross Country/ Track & Field
    2009Dennis HodappTulsaCross Country/ Track & Field
    2009Sean WelleckUniversity of PennsylvaniaCross Country/ Track & Field
    2009Elliot PettersonWashington University in St. LouisCross Country/ Track & Field
    2011Christina PensockGeorgia TechCross Country/ Track & Field
    2012Clarencio GuerreroTarleton StateCross Country/ Track & Field
    2013Tristan AshtonTrinityCross Country/ Track & Field
    2013Brody RoushWashington University in St. LouisCross Country/ Track & Field
    2014Chris LewisTarletonCross Country/ Track & Field
    2017Elijah GiffordBaylor UniversityCross Country/ Track & Field
  • Football

    1992Scott HartButler
    1995Jeremiah BanekAustin College
    1996Chris KaylakieTexas Christian University
    1997Steven HrinShepherd
    2005Tyler DuffyColumbia
    2006Davis BassTrinity
    2008Lanham BassTrinity
    2009Sean CadyTexas Christian University
    2009Isaac FrostSt. John's
    2009Mitch MorseMissouri
    2011Brett PetersWashington University in St. Louis
    2011Andrew ReueRice
    2011Luke SeekerSouthern Methodist University
    2012Eri Amezcua CuellarUniversity of Texas-San Antonio
    2012Cameron WaitesAngelo State
    2013Reeder WellsBowdoin College
    2013Kyle WurzelMarist College
    2013Scotland ButlerUniversity of Mary Hardin-Baylor/UIW
    2015Jameson HoustonBaylor
    2016De'Sean JohnsonWayland Baptist University
    2016Darien TownsendMarist College
    2016Marcus WhipperDordt College
    2019Lane KilbrideSewanee University
    2019Sam SaxtonUniversity of Texas
    2019Vaughn MaloneKansas State University
    2020Jack HagyUniversity of South Dakota
  • Golf

    2007Patrick ShanahanCreighton
    2008Seth StuartCollege of Charleston
    2010Santiago GavinoUniversity of Florida
    2011Sean AlemanHardin-Simmons
    2013Daniel De La GarzaHarvard
    2013Jose NarroBowling Green
    2015Gabby AguilarUniversity of Wisconsin - La Crosse
  • Gymnastics

    2015Gabby AguilarUniversity of Wisconsin - La Crosse

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  • Lacrosse

    2013Ryan GjersetWheaton
    2020Ian PrinceConcordia University Wisconsin
    2020Alexcia ZellerPresbyterian College
    2020Aaliyah JonesMonmouth University
    2020Camille FranklinBryn Mawr College
  • Rowing

    2020Caroline EbyUniversity of Virginia
  • Soccer

    2002Scott CarpenterAustin College
    2005Laura ShipleyGrove City
    2007Ashleigh JohnsonAustin College
    2007Lauren LewisTexas State
    2007Miguel BarreraKenyon
  • Softball

    2012Vanessa CarrizalesUniversity of Texas-Tyler
  • Swimming

    2004Daniel RohlederUniversity of Texas
    2010Adrian GomezSouthwestern
    2013Bridget BoushkaStanford
    2013Joseph MartinezPrinceton
    2015Trey KilbrideDenver University/ SMU
    2019Josh BannonSt. Bonaventure
  • Tennis

    2010Emily PietruszynskiIowa State
  • Volleyball

    1990Anna FinleyWilliam & Mary
    1992Kim BrewerTexas State
    1999Reagan GoodwinDenison
    2003Myanna HellstenCinncinnati
    2004Michael FaulknerWake Forest
    2005Dylan FaulknerWake Forest
    2007Ally BuitronSouthwestern
    2011Catherine SchollJuniata College
    2012Linsey MirtschingMontreat College
    2014Izzy SoteloSouthern Methodist University
    2016Kahle ElliottSeattle University
    2019Moorea WoodDuke University
    2020Kathryn MortonWesleyan University

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