Montini Catholic Athletics
Faith, Family, Education and Sport
Welcome to the Montini Catholic Athletic Web Page! My name is Bob Landi and this is my second year serving our student athletes and their families as the Athletic Director.
Montini Catholic has experienced a strong tradition of graduating well rounded students who have learned life lessons in the classroom and on the playing field. I realize that many of our students believe that athletics is “everything.” However, it is my belief that sports, although very important to a high school student, is one of many priorities a student athlete must balance during the high school experience.
The greatest priority for a Catholic School is to teach and demonstrate our faith in Jesus Christ. It is our intent, through athletics, to demonstrate our faith by playing fair, adhering to the rules, and setting examples of sportsmanship which are second to none.
The second priority we believe is to that of the family. Each student athlete will hear the important message of family. Other than a student’s faith in God, family is critical to the development and support base required to bring the next leaders of our community and nation to the forefront.
The third priority for our student athletes is their education. Too many of our country’s youth have fallen into the “sport trap” of athletics at all costs; seeking that elusive goal of being a professional athlete and having nothing to fall back upon when that dream doesn’t materialize. I will never take away a high school student’s dream to become a professional athlete, but I will insist that the student receive an excellent education in case that dream does not become a reality.
The fourth priority is sport itself. When placed in the proper perspective, I believe Montini student athletes will learn that character, integrity, values, and good sportsmanship will be valuable life lessons which will serve them for years beyond our walls. It is my belief that these life lessons are the true value of sport itself.
Having placed these priorities in front of our student athletes does not deter our drive for victory on the field of competition. Montini programs have experienced many competitive successes throughout the years. We applaud these accomplishments and look forward to additional achievements on the field of play!
Our coaches are dedicated to helping teach and support the value system of our faith as well as the teaching philosophies of St. John Baptist DeLaSalle. I realize we aren’t perfect, but I know we are all committed to being the best we can be to help the athletes entrusted to us each season.
Have a Great Season, God Bless,
(630) 627-6930 ext. 163