Concord Academy Athletics
At Concord Academy, we celebrate active learning and take pride in educating the whole student.
Whether on a soccer field, basketball court, our USTA tennis courts, or a cross-country course through Concord’s woodlands, our students develop physical, mental and emotional skills, learn important life lessons about teamwork, achievement, balance, and integrity — and cultivate passions that endure for a lifetime through our athletics program. Here are CA, through a broad spectrum of offerings, we can meet almost any interest with opportunity.
Our teams play in the competitive Eastern Independent League (EIL), which regularly produces collegiate-level players. At CA, we practice and compete in exceptional indoor and outdoor facilities, including the recently built Moriarty Athletic Campus. Our varsity teams focus on skill refinement and competition, while our JV, intramural, and PE offerings center on skill development and participation.
Without a requirement to participate in interscholastic team sports, students are free to pursue fitness in whatever form most appeals to them — whether that be yoga, strength conditioning, dance, or earning a spot on one of our 30 interscholastic teams, such as soccer, volleyball, Alpine skiing, or lacrosse. Under the guidance of a strong coaching staff and experienced athletic administrators, CA’s programs are geared to meet the needs of collegiate-bound athletes as well as students who simply want to stay healthy and have fun.
Unlike at most independent schools, CA teachers are not required to coach. As a result, all of our sports programs are led by passionate faculty members or expert independent coaches. Our seasoned coaching staff balances challenge and nurture for the best possible athletic experience for our students. Our commitment to fostering a lifetime of wellness, developing sport-specific skills, and cultivating values and life lessons through sport is the backbone of the CA athletic experience.
On November 1, CA hosted the EIL cross-country championships at Great Brook State Park for the second consecutive year. After a week of rain and high winds earlier in the day, the teams and fans were treated to near perfect racing conditions at start time. In the boys’ race, CA finished a close second to Landmark in a race that was not decided until the final 100 meters. CA’s Reza Eshghi ’20 won the individual title, and five CA runners earned league All-Star by finishing in the top 15. In the girls’ race, half of CA’s runners set personal bests and several others had season-best performances as the girls finished sixth overall. Go Green!
On a stunning fall afternoon, CA athletic teams traveled north to Pingree intent on retaining the Chandler Bowl trophy for the fourth consecutive year. The formula for success was five combined wins earned by JV volleyball, boys varsity cross-country, boys JV soccer, boys varsity soccer, and girls varsity volleyball. Read more
Save the date! This year’s Chandler Bowl will be held on Saturday, October 19 at Pingree.The Chandler Bowl is an annual event in which most of CA’s fall teams compete against Pingree for the right to take home the Chandler Bowl trophy. CA has won the event the past 3 years and will be looking for a 4-peat! It is a fun and spirited event for the whole community! In addition, both communities combine to raise funds for a chosen charity. We are looking for people to contribute food, beverages, and other treats to the CA snack table for students and families to enjoy while they cheer on the Green! Please reach out to athletic department parent liaisons, Cindy DeChristofaro P’20 ’22 (email@example.com) or Jill Guzzi P’19 ’22 (firstname.lastname@example.org) to participate. Go Green!
CA enjoyed another successful spring season with many teams competing in postseason play. Click below to read more about each individual team!
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