Athletics

Lawrence Academy values the team experience: being part of something bigger than yourself, part of a cohesive group working toward a common goal.

Varsity Girls' Field Hockey huddle up before a game.
As such, athletics are an integral part of the school’s mission, and a natural extension of the classroom experience, promoting healthy mind, body, and character. Sports teach teamwork, of course, but also how to handle and overcome adversity, and how to deal with failure and learn from mistakes.
 
Spartan athletic programs provide opportunities for all student-athletes with varying skill levels to experience exercise, discipline, teamwork, perseverance, and personal growth. We field varsity, junior varsity, and thirds teams in a variety of sports, so student-athletes can compete intensely in their favorite sports or branch out and try an entirely new one. Students who want to be part of a team but aren’t necessarily interested in playing can take on the role of team manager / scorekeeper.

Spartan Nation

On the sidelines, the student-led Spartan Nation encourages the Lawrence Academy community to turn out and cheer on LA’s student-athletes. Their support creates an electric atmosphere, and fosters school spirit outside of athletics, too.

"We believe that athletics help students understand the rewards that come with hard work and play, as well as the importance of working with teammates to find both group and individual success."
 
Kevin Potter, Director of Athletics

Recent Tournament Finishes & Championships

Varsity Football: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 ISL Champions; 2014, 2015, 2017 NEPSAC Bowl Champions

Varsity Boys’ Hockey: 2016 NEPSAC Small School Quarterfinalists; 2018 NEPSAC Small School Champions; 2017, 2019, 2020 ISL Keller Division Champions

Varsity Girls’ Hockey: 2017 NEPSAC Division I Quarterfinalists

Varsity Girls’ Field Hockey: 2017, 2018 NEPSAC Class B Quarterfinalists

Varsity Girls’ Basketball: 2014, 2018 NEPSAC Class B Quarterfinalists; 2015, 2016, 2017 NEPSAC Class B Semifinalists; 2018 NEPSAC Class B Finalists

Varsity Girls’ Volleyball: 2016 NEPSAC Class B Quarterfinalists; 2017 NEPSAC Class B Semifinalists; 2019 NEPSAC Class B Champions

Varsity Boys’ Basketball: 2017, 2018 NEPSAC AA Quarterfinalists

Varsity Girls’ Soccer: 2014, 2015 NEPSAC Class B Quarterfinalists

Varsity Boys’ Soccer: 2014 ISL Champions; 2014 NEPSAC Class B Champions; 2015 NEPSAC Class B Finalists

Varsity Girls' Skiing: 2020 NEPSAC Class C Alpine Skiing Champions

Independent School League

 
The ISL was founded in 1948 and its members compete in eighteen sports as part of the New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC). The sixteen schools in the ISL are:
 
Belmont Hill School
Brooks School
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School
The Governor’s Academy
Groton School
Lawrence Academy
Middlesex School
Milton Academy
Noble & Greenough School
The Rivers School
The Roxbury Latin School
St. George’s School
St. Mark’s School
St. Sebastian’s School
Tabor Academy
Thayer Academy

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