Michael O’Keefe, an assistant varsity baseball coach at Mercersburg and a member of the English faculty at the school for three years, has been appointed Mercersburg’s head varsity baseball coach. O’Keefe succeeds John Lowery Jr., who won Mid-Atlantic Prep League championships in each of his three seasons with the Blue Storm. (All told, Mercersburg has won or shared the MAPL baseball title every year since 2011—an eight-year span.)
Jayvien Sandridge ’18 was chosen by the Baltimore Orioles June 6 in the 32nd round of the 2018 Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. Sandridge was a varsity baseball letterwinner all three years at Mercersburg, and helped the Blue Storm to three Mid-Atlantic Prep League titles (the team has won or shared the league crown in each of the past eight seasons).
John-Anthony Di Tullio ’18 and Alex Rogat ’18, two of the newest members of Mercersburg’s alumni body after graduating May 26 with the Class of 2018, have announced their commitments to enroll at and play basketball for a pair of universities beginning in 2018–2019. Di Tullio, of Gmunden, Austria, is headed to Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, while Rogat, of Langenzersdorf, Austria, has chosen Chestnut Hill College in Philadelphia.
The varsity baseball season came to a disappointing end May 24 with a 5-4 home loss to Perkiomen School (of Pennsburg, Pa.) in the quarterfinal round of the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association state tournament.
The Mercersburg Athletic Department held its second annual Athletic Recognition Ceremony (ARC) May 20 to recognize outstanding achievements from the 2017-2018 school year. A major focus of this year's ceremony was paying tribute to Marilyn Houck, who is retiring after 32 years as Head Athletic Trainer.
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. 300 East Seminary Street, Mercersburg, PA 17236 GPS Address: 10951 Buchanan Trail West, Mercersburg, PA 17236 717-328-6173