Thirteen Mercersburg varsity athletes have been chosen for Academic All-Mid-Atlantic Prep League honors for the spring 2016 varsity season. The list includes athletes representing seven different sports and members of the school’s 10th-grade, 11th-grade, and 12th-grade classes.
Mercersburg has hired Paul Sipes and Lauren Hoffman as assistant directors of athletics beginning this fall. Both will have coaching responsibilities in addition to their administrative duties; Sipes will serve as head coach of the Blue Storm girls’ varsity basketball team (which is the defending Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association state champion), while Hoffman will join the softball coaching staff.
Nick Schulkin ’17, a member of Mercersburg’s rising senior class and a standout lacrosse player for the Blue Storm in each of the past two seasons, starred for the Israel U-19 national lacrosse team at the 2016 U-19 World Lacrosse Championships, which were held July 7-16 in Vancouver, Canada.
In her first appearance at the U.S. Olympic Trials, Mercersburg native and Academy alumna Sarah Firestone ’13 finished seventh in the javelin. Firestone advanced through the first round of qualifying July 7 and to the July 9 finals at Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Her best throw in Saturday night’s finals was 51.65 meters (169 feet, 5 inches).
A documentary segment on the life of Ted Meredith (1912), who won two gold medals in track & field at the 1912 Summer Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden, was shown for the first time July 4 on Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia’s SportsNet Central program. Click here to watch the segment online.
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 440 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $6 million in financial aid, 26 varsity sports, and a state-of-the-art performing and visual arts center. Located 90 minutes from Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, and within easy driving distance to New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. 300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg PA 17236