Fall 2021 Athletic Season Kicks Off September 11

Thursday, September 9, 2021
Holden Walker ’23 kicking off for the Mercersburg football team

Seven different Mercersburg athletic teams began their fall 2021 campaigns Saturday, September 11. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the contests marked the first interscholastic competition for fall Blue Storm squads since 2019. (The teams held intersquad competitions on campus in fall 2020.)

Three teams (girls’ varsity tennis, girls’ varsity soccer, and boys’ varsity soccer) began their seasons at home, with the other four squads (varsity volleyball, girls’ cross country, football, and boys’ JV soccer) hitting the road.

Parents of players on the four teams traveling to off-campus venues should have received an email message with updated information about spectator policies at their respective venues. (Contact Interim Director of Athletics Lauren Jacobs with questions at jacobsL@mercersburg.edu.)

Following is a list of Saturday’s contests (times listed are Eastern time):

Girls’ V tennis vs. The Hill School (Pottstown, PA)
Noon, Smoyer Tennis Center
Girls’ V soccer vs. Spring Mills (WV) High School
1 p.m., Regents’ Field—watch live
Boys’ V soccer vs. Woodberry Forest (VA) School
4 p.m., Steiger Field—watch live
NOTE: Field hockey vs. Southern Huntingdon High School (Three Springs, PA) postponed due to SHHS entering COVID-19 protocols

V volleyball at Oriole Classic, hosted by the Maryland School for the Deaf (Frederick, MD)
Tournament (first match: 8:30 a.m.)
Girls’ cross country at Penn Track XC 12.2, hosted by Kutztown University (Kutztown, PA)
10:55 a.m. (varsity)/noon (JV)
Football (scrimmage) at Perkiomen School (Pennsburg, PA)
Boys’ JV soccer at Woodberry Forest (VA) School
2 p.m.

This fall, Lauren Jacobs is serving as interim director of athletics for program and student experience, while Paul Sipes P ’22 is working as interim director of athletics for operations and outreach. Both will continue to serve as head coaches of their respective sports (Jacobs for softball, Sipes for girls’ varsity basketball). Morgan Seymour has joined the athletic leadership team as an assistant director of athletics and is an assistant field hockey coach.

Parents and fans can follow the Storm with live updates from contests all season long on the Mercersburg Athletics Twitter account (twitter.com/MburgAthletics), and can find information on all the school’s athletic teams online at mercersburg.edu/athletics; scroll down for the news feed and visit individual team pages for scores and schedules.

For more information on this story, please contact Lee Owen (owenl@mercersburg.edu) in Mercersburg’s Office of Strategic Marketing and Communications.