The Notre Dame Hounds are known internationally for their athletic achievements. Countless Hounds have advanced to post-secondary, amateur and pro-ranks over the years, thanks largely to the College's commitment to developing the whole athlete - on and off the ice/court/playing field. In 2006 alone, Notre Dame Hounds were awarded more than $1.6 million in athletic and academic scholarships to U.S. and Canadian universities.
Male and female hockey programs at Notre Dame have proven particularly successful through the years, causing the school to sometimes be perceived as a 'hockey factory'. In reality, all high school sports teams excel at Notre Dame and provide equal post-secondary opportunities. Notre Dame teams have tallied league and provincial championship titles in football, rugby, lacrosse, basketball, volleyball, soccer, baseball, badminton and golf, with a number of athletes advancing to post-secondary and Team Canada ranks. It is interesting to note that athletes who come to Wilcox to 'specialize' in a particular sport, often find they excel at another!
Athletes at Notre Dame receive the benefits of elite training through state-of-the-art facilities and high calibre instruction. The College boasts an Olympic-size indoor ice rink, an on-site Frappier Acceleration program, a university calibre weight and cardio training centre, a fully equipped gymnasium and various sports fields.
Notre Dame supports the following Athletic programs: