Spring 2022 Sports Season Starts Up

Sunday, March 20, 2022

Mercersburg’s spring sports teams officially began their respective 2022 campaigns March 22, when the varsity baseball and girls’ lacrosse teams headed to Spring Mills, WV, and Forestville, MD (respectively), for their season openers.

The first home varsity contest of the season was March 24, when the softball team defeated the Maryland School for the Deaf on Spider Field. 

(The baseball, softball, and girls’ lacrosse teams all got a head start on the season with trips to Florida for spring training during Mercersburg’s spring break.)

Blaine Davies takes over as head boys’ varsity tennis coach this spring; he has coached at the NCAA Division I, II, and III levels, including a three-year stint as the head boys’ and girls’ tennis coach at Hood College in Frederick, MD. 

As always, a number of selected varsity and junior-varsity contests will be livestreamed on the school’s website. We invite you to check this page for an updated schedule of broadcasts as plans are finalized.

SPRING VARSITY SPORTS CAPSULES

BASEBALL
Head coach: Matt Jacobs (3rd season)
Season opener: Tuesday, March 22, Mercersburg 4, Spring Mills (WV) 0
Home opener: Wednesday, March 30, vs. St. Maria Goretti Catholic High School, 4:30 p.m.
 
BOYS’/GIRLS’ GOLF
Head coach:
Doug Smith (10th season)
Season opener: Tuesday, March 29, vs. Episcopal (VA) High School, 3 p.m., Chambersburg Country Club
Home opener: same
 
BOYS’ LACROSSE
Head coach:
Tim Kerr (3rd season)
Season opener: Tuesday, March 29, at Spring Mills (WV) High School, 6 p.m.
Home opener: Saturday, April 2, vs. Blair Academy, 1 p.m.
 
GIRLS’ LACROSSE
Head coach:
Kristin Ahlgren (5th season)
Season opener: Tuesday, March 22, Mercersburg 21, Bishop McNamara 0
Home opener: Wednesday, March 30, vs. Fairmont (WV) Senior High School, 5 p.m.
 
BOYS’/GIRLS’ OUTDOOR TRACK & FIELD
Head coach:
Nikki Walker P ’19, ’23 (7th season/boys, 13th season/girls)
Season opener: Saturday, March 26, Paul Arbogast Memorial Invitational
Home opener: Tuesday, April 12, vs. St. Maria Goretti/Maryland School for the Deaf/St. John’s Catholic Prep, 3:30 p.m.
 
SOFTBALL
Head coach:
Lauren Jacobs (6th season)
Season opener: Thursday, March 24, Mercersburg 16, Maryland School for the Deaf 1
Home opener: same
 
BOYS’ TENNIS
Head coach:
Blaine Davies (1st season)
Season opener: Saturday, March 26, at Hun School of Princeton (postponed)
Home opener: Wednesday, March 30, vs. Washington (WV) High School, 4 p.m.

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


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