Athletics at Lawrence Academy
Lawrence Academy values the team experience: being part of something bigger than yourself, part of a cohesive group working toward a common goal. Sports teach teamwork, of course, but also how to handle and overcome adversity, and how to deal with failure and learn from mistakes.
Lawrence Academy’s athletics program is deep, broad, and inclusive. We field varsity, junior varsity, and thirds teams, so whether student-athletes are looking to compete intensely in their favorite sport or brand out and try a sport that's entirely new, there'll be a sport for them. Students interested in being part of a team, but not necessarily interested in playing, can take on the role of team manager/scorekeeper.
Just as Lawrence Academy’s classroom teachers do, our coaches train, motivate and guide their players to an understanding of the importance of investing energy in the little things in order to build off their own work and that of their teammates. And the student-led Spartan Nation encourages the rest of the Lawrence Academy community to turn out and cheer on LA’s student-athletes. Not only does their support create an electric atmosphere, but it also fosters school spirit, even outside of athletics.
Lawrence Academy teams compete in the 16- member Independent School League (ISL) and the New England Preparatory School Athletics Council (NEPSAC). A strong and fiercely independent league, the ISL values honorable representation, proper conduct, and good sportsmanship.
Fall sports: Cross Country, Soccer, Football, Field Hockey, Volleyball, Mountain Biking
Winter sports: Basketball, Hockey, Skiing, Wrestling, Squash
Spring sports: Baseball, Softball, Lacrosse, Tennis, Track, Golf, Crew
Other afternoon opportunities: Strength & Conditioning, Yoga, Mindfulness, Extreme Intramurals, Karate
Recent Team Titles
Varsity Football: 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 ISL Champions; 2014, 2015, 2017 NEPSAC Bowl Champions
Varsity Boys’ Hockey: 2016 NEPSAC-Small School Quarter-Finalists; 2018 NEPSAC Small School Champions; 2017, 2019, 2020 ISL Keller Division Champions
Varsity Girls’ Hockey: 2017 NEPSAC Division 1 Quarter-Finalists
Varsity Girls’ Field Hockey: 2017, 2018 NEPSAC Class B Quarter-Finalists
Varsity Girls’ Basketball: 2014, 2018 NEPSAC Class B Quarter-Finalists; 2015, 2016, 2017 NEPSAC Class B Semi-Finalists; 2019 NEPSAC Class B Finalists
Varsity Girls’ Volleyball: 2016 NEPSAC Class B Quarter-Finalists; 2017 NEPSAC Class B Semi-Finalists; 2019 NEPSAC Class B Champions
Varsity Boys’ Basketball: 2017, 2018 NEPSAC AA Quarter-Finalists
Varsity Girls’ Soccer: 2014, 2015 NEPSAC Class B Quarter-Finalists
Varsity Boys’ Soccer: 2014 ISL Champions; 2014 NEPSAC Class B Champions; 2015 NEPSAC Class B Finalists
“Lawrence Academy’s athletic program provides an opportunity for all student-athletes with varying levels of skill to experience exercise, discipline, teamwork, perseverance, and personal growth. We strive to provide excellent coaches who promote respect, sportsmanship, integrity, and rigor.”
Kevin Potter, director of athletics