Athletic Program - Modeling Excellence
|Through our inter-scholastic offerings student-athletes build camaraderie, develop strategies for competition, and learn valuable lessons about achieving goals. Individual programs focus on providing all with a positive experience in sport as we seek to build character, forge leaders and promote citizenship and sportsmanship through participation and competition.|
The range of athletic offerings at Worcester Academy is extensive as we field over 50 teams and 22 different sports throughout the year at the Middle School and Upper School levels. Nearly 60% of our students participate in one of our programs and all are encouraged to pursue excellence.
Worcester Academy has a proud, rich athletic tradition. Through the years, WA has won a number of team and individual championships in the New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC). Students are encouraged to reach their full potential by working with outstanding coaches and competing in top-notch facilities. While our teams always strive to win, the Academy's coaches and players understand there is more to be learned from athletic competition than the simple joy of victory!
Athletic Team Pages - Schedules, Rosters, and More
|MIDDLE SCHOOL ATHLETIC OFFERINGS|
||Basketball - B, G
||Lacrosse - B, G
|Soccer - B, G
|Key: B = Boys, G = Girls
UPPER SCHOOL ATHLETIC OFFERINGS
|Cross Country - B, G
||Basketball - BFr, BJV, BV,
|Baseball - JV, V
|Field Hockey - JV, V
||Ice Hockey - B, G
||Crew - Co-Ed
|Football - JV, V
||Skiing - Co-Ed
||Golf - Co-Ed
|Soccer - BJV, BV, GJV, GV
||Swimming - JV, V
||Lacrosse - BJV, BV, GJV, GV
|Volleyball - G
||Wrestling - JV, V
||Softball - JV, V
||Tennis - B, G
||Track - G
|Key: B = Boys, G = Girls, Fr = Freshman, JV = Junior Varsity, V = Varsity
Directions to Gaskill Field
|134 Providence Street, Worcester, MA 01604|
From Mass Pike East or West: Take Exit 10A off the Mass Pike. Follow Route 146 North to Worcester until the highway ends at a set of stoplights. Turn left at the lights, and then take an immediate right onto Providence Street (Route 122A, Vernon Hill/Kelley Square). Athletic fields are approximately one mile on left. School campus is at 81 Providence Street, three blocks from the fields.
From Route 495: Pick up I-290 heading West to Exit 13 (Vernon Street). Turn left onto Vernon, then take 3rd left (Dorchester Street) to top of the hill; cross Providence Street. Gym parking lot is on the left. Worcester Academy's playing fields are located three blocks from the campus on Providence Street.
Directions to New Balance Athletic Fields
|242 Stafford Street, Worcester, MA 01603|
From Mass Pike: Exit 10 (Worcester/Auburn), Route 290 East to Exit 9 (Swanson Road) about one mile. Take left off ramp, cross over Route 290, then quick right at lights on Vine Street. Follow Vine Street to lights, take left at lights (Auburn Street), go 1/2 mile on Auburn Street to Oxford Street intersection, take right at top of the hill (Oxford Street). Stay on Oxford Street for 1.4 miles to lights. Take left at lights on Stafford Street, continue on Stafford Street about 1/4 mile and fields will be on the right.
From Route 495: (& Campus) take Route 290 West to Exit 9 (Auburn Street) take a right, go 1/2 mile on Auburn Street to Oxford Street Intersection. Take right at the top of the hill (Oxford Street). Stay on Oxford Street for 1.4 miles to lights. Take left at lights on Stafford Street, continue on Stafford Street about 1/4 mile and fields will be on the right.
From Route 146: Take Route 290 East exit towards Worcester/Worcester Academy staying to the right. Proceed to Exit 13. Take a left at the lights over Route 290, then another left back onto Route 290 West towards Auburn. Take exit 10 (Hope Ave). Stay straight (get in left lane) on Hope Ave to intersection. Bear left onto Webster Street. Continue on Webster Street past Hadwen Street Market on right for about 1/4 mile. Turn right onto Heard Street and continue to set of lights (CVS on left, Walgreens on right). Turn left at lights onto Stafford Street. Continue on Stafford Street for approximately 0.7 miles to New Balance Fields on the right.
|Not only did Dolphins coach Joe Philbin attend Worcester Academy, but two of his assistants - offensive coordinator Mike Sherman and receivers coach Ken O’Keefe - were on the Hilltoppers' staff at that time.|
“Worcester Academy was a special time; I only spent one year there,’’ Philbin said. “My dad always said it was the best money he ever spent. It was a great experience. Those guys inspired me to get into the coaching profession, so I’m very lucky to have two of them on my staff right now.’’
-- Boston Globe