Red Knights Athletics

Incarnate Word Red Knights


      The administration of Incarnate Word Academy believes that interscholastic athletics are an integral part of the total school curriculum.  Participation should complement the total educational experience, contributing to the student-athlete's health, physical skills, emotional maturity, and moral values.  A sound athletic program teaches the student-athletes the value of sportsmanship, teamwork, responsibility, and self-discipline.  Our staff will encourage the athletes to strive for their highest possible level of achievement, so that with victory or defeat an athlete will learn valuable lessons that will be beneficial throughout the athlete's lifetime. 

        Incarnate Word Academy is committed to fostering an athletic program rooted in Christian values. The entire department operates in servant leadership in accordance with our mission. It is important to the educational nature of athletic events to stress the type of exemplary Christian behavior that should be exhibited by all players and spectators at IWA events.  The positive actions by a coach, athlete or spectator at an event can influence how our school is perceived in our own community and the communities of those schools we meet on the field of play.

 Lisa P. Orlet '87                                                                                                                                          Athletic Director                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Ext 1217

      Mrs. Lisa (Patterson) Orlet attended Incarnate Word Academy from 1983-1987 where she played volleyball, basketball, and soccer as a Red Knight. She continued her athletic career at Kansas University playing volleyball on full scholarship and earned a bachelor's in Exercise Physiology.  She later completed his master’s degree at Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville in Kinesiology. Mrs. Orlet was Head Volleyball Coach at IWA in 2002-2007. Her teams earned three State Championships, she was a three time coach of the year, and spent several summers coaching within the USA Volleyball High Performance program. Before coming back to IWA, Lisa coached college volleyball at St. Louis University, Washington University, and McKendree University. She is married to Jim and they have four children Mia '20, George, Teddy, and Gabby.