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Athletic Facilities

An aerial view of Goldthorpe Athletic Complex at Mercersburg Academy.

Goldthorpe Athletic Complex/Nolde Gymnasium

The Goldthorpe Athletic Complex includes Nolde Gymnasium, as well as the Lloyd Aquatic Center, the Flanagan Pool, the Hale Field House, the Plantz Courts (for basketball and volleyball as well as wrestling competitions), and the Davenport Squash Center, as well as locker rooms. A fitness center and a wrestling/all-purpose room were added to the gymnasium in 1998. In addition, the training room provides facilities for two full-time athletic trainers.

Davenport Squash Center

The Davenport Squash Center (home to Mercersburg’s boys’ and girls’ squash programs) houses 10 top-of-the line ASB courts and viewing areas.

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Hale Field House

The Hale Field House, which opened in January 2017, spans 62,000 square feet and features a competition 200-meter track with six turn lanes and eight sprint lanes.

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Lloyd Aquatic Center

The 41,000-square-foot Lloyd Aquatic Center opened in fall 2019, and is home to Mercersburg’s boys’ and girls’ swimming and diving teams.

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McDowell Fitness Center

Originally the main exercise room of the 1912 gym, the McDowell Fitness Center measures 100 feet by 60 feet, with an indoor track suspended over the lower level.

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Plantz Courts

The Plantz Courts include three full-size basketball courts and serve as home to indoor sports including boys’ and girls’ basketball, volleyball, and wrestling.

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Playing Fields

With more than 300 acres of property, the Academy has plenty of space for playing fields and other outdoor facilities. The athletic department maintains 10 grass fields for baseball, field hockey, football, boys’ and girls’ lacrosse, boys’ and girls’ soccer, and softball, as well as Regents' Field, a synthetic-turf surface for field hockey and lacrosse that opened in 2009.

Cannon Field, the varsity baseball field, is adjacent to Nolde Gymnasium and the Lloyd Aquatic Center. It includes covered dugouts and warm-up areas, as well as a large inning-by-inning scoreboard. The field honors Phil Cannon ’46, a former Mercersburg baseball player and Korean War veteran.

Steiger Field is home to the boys’ varsity soccer team and named in honor of Thomas Steiger ’35, Mercersburg’s varsity soccer coach from 1948 to 1975.

Curran Track

The all-weather Regupol rubberized six-lane outdoor track is home to the Blue Storm’s boys’ and girls’ outdoor track & field teams.

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Regents’ Field

Mercersburg’s synthetic-turf playing field opened in 2009 for use by the school’s field hockey, girls’ lacrosse, and girls’ and boys’ soccer teams. 

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Smoyer Tennis Center

The Smoyer Tennis Center complex, home of the boys’ and girls’ tennis teams, includes 14 all-weather courts and naturally elevated viewing areas.

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