Mercersburg Academy’s Department of Athletics has announced the appointment of three new varsity head coaches for the 2019–2020 academic year. Matt Jacobs (baseball), Timothy Kerr (boys’ lacrosse), and Ryan Tyree (boys’ and girls’ squash) are officially members of the school’s head-coaching roster.
As Mercersburg Academy helps lead the charge of a number of Pennsylvania schools into eight-player football, the school has named Andrew Brown its new head football coach. Brown will also join the Mercersburg faculty as a teacher of robotics; his appointment is effective at the start of the 2019–2020 academic year.
Making its first appearance in the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association state tournament, Mercersburg’s girls’ varsity lacrosse team got a first-half hat trick from Taylor Chepren ’21 and six goals from Jill Ahlgren ’19 to move on to the quarterfinals with a 16-10 road victory over Shipley School May 17 in Bryn Mawr, Pa.
The Spring 2019 edition of the MESPY Awards was held May 16 in the Burgin Center for the Arts’ Simon Theatre. The event included team-specific awards from each of Mercersburg’s seven spring varsity squads, as well as the announcement of this season’s MESPY award winners in a number of categories.
Founded in 1893 in the heart of Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic, Mercersburg is a private, coed, college preparatory boarding school with approximately 435 students (15 percent are day), grades 9-12 and postgraduate.
We offer 170 courses, including AP and Honors, more than $7 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 of New York City, Philadelphia, and Pittsburgh. 100 Academy Drive, Mercersburg, PA 17236 GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236 717-328-6173