Athletic Program

A young person’s experience in athletics can be as influential as any other aspect of education at Mercersburg. Athletics at Mercersburg provides a prime venue for developing leadership skills, enhancing collaborative ability, and building the character necessary to gain success with honor and to persevere through adversity.
Each year, more than 80 percent of Mercersburg students participate in at least one of our 26 sports, filling 45 teams that offer varsity, junior varsity, and thirds levels. Participation fulfills the school’s Physical Education requirement and the Performance Group Activity expectation.

Leadership Team

List of 5 members.

  • Rick Hendrickson 

    Director of Athletics & English Faculty
  • Lauren Hoffman 

    Assistant Director of Athletics
  • Paul Sipes 

    Assistant Director of Athletics
  • Michael "Mike" Collins 

    Supervisor of Athletic Facilities & Maintenance
  • Andrew Myers 

    Director of Athletic Training Services


The Mercersburg athletic program provides a challenging, supportive, instructive, and enjoyable experience that fosters the development of character, leadership, and teamwork.


Provide a transformative, competitive, growth experience for every student that inspires passions and pursuits, leading them to reach their highest level of accomplishment and fulfillment. 

Core Values

  • Compete with character and integrity.
  • Contribute with work ethic and accountability.
  • Lead with service and by example.
  • Face challenges with resilience and grit.
  • Appreciate opportunities with commitment and unity.

Athletic Affiliations

Mercersburg’s athletic affiliations span three states, providing appropriate competition opportunities and furthering traditional rivalries and relationships.

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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