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Girls' Basketball

Girls basketball plays Peddie at Mercersburg Academy.

The girls’ basketball program trains and competes on the Plantz Courts, a 10,000-square-foot facility that houses three full-sized courts. Off-court training takes place in the McDowell Fitness Center, which features contemporary equipment and programming geared for athletic development. Head coach Paul Sipes has won nine conference coach of the year awards during his career and has been named a state coach of the year in both Maryland and Virginia.

Mercersburg won the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association girls’ basketball state championship in 2016, setting a school record for wins in a season (19).

Off-season work includes time at summer camp; several players have attended the nationally recognized Point Guard College in the last few years. Players may also participate in individual and small group skill sessions during the year.

Recent alumni have played at the NCAA Division I and Division III levels, as well as at the professional level in the Women’s British Basketball League.


Mercersburg Academy winning a jump ball in girls basketball.

Girls' Basketball News

Hard work.

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

Fair play.

We 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. 

Clean life.

We compete with character and integrity. Our student-athletes contribute with work ethic and accountability, and lead with service and by example. Mercersburg teams face challenges with resilience and grit, and appreciate opportunities with commitment and unity.