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INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS POLICY - Winter 2021- 2022
 
While adhering to local, state, and CDC guidelines, the Athletic Department is preparing for a modified return to preCOVID-19 policies and procedures in line with Worcester Academy COVID-19 protocols.  The City of Worcester currently has an “indoor mask mandate”. Should this mandate be dropped Worcester Academy will revisit our indoor mask policy. All indoor athletic activities, including practices, weight training, contests, and film sessions, will require masks until further notice.  In addition, masks are required in the locker rooms and on buses.  This includes any practices, contests, time spent in locker rooms, or workouts at the Worcester Ice Center as this is considered a home venue for the ice hockey teams.  Conditions for participation and the ability to compete against other NEPSAC schools will be evaluated based on student-athletes’ vaccination status, and adherence to testing policies.  Student-athletes who choose not to be vaccinated assume the risk of losing playing opportunities against schools with a strict adherence to a fully vaccinated Worcester Academy roster.  Worcester Academy will work in concert with NEPSAC opponents to ensure a safe and healthy competitive venue.
 
Competition Policy
  • If vaccinated, no further testing required for participation 
  • If unvaccinated, must present a negative PCR COVID test (not a Rapid Antigen test) at their own expense and within 72 hours prior to an Athletic contest.  Results are to be reported to the Sports Medicine Department at Worcester Academy at athleticpcrresults@worcesteracademy.org.

Spectator Policy
  • If vaccinated, spectators at indoor athletic events must be masked.
  • If unvaccinated, our expectation is you will wear a mask at both indoor and outdoor athletic events. Additionally, we encourage all unvaccinated spectators to take a PCR test within 72 hours before your arrival on campus to ensure the safety of our school community.

Mask Wearing Policy
Masks are required in all indoor facilities at Worcester Academy, including competition and training exercises in Daniels gymnasium.  Athletes may train without masks when outdoors.  
 
Worcester Academy has partnered with CIC Health to perform pool testing.  This does not replace the PCR testing require for unvaccinated student athletes prior to competition.
 
Kevin Breen, Head of School
Edward Reilly, Director of Athletics

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  • Interscholastic Athletics Policy - Fall 2021

    INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS POLICY - FALL 2021
     
    While adhering to state and CDC guidelines the Athletic Department is preparing for a modified return to preCOVID-19 policies and procedures in line with Worcester Academy COVID-19 protocols. All indoor athletic activities, including practices, weight training, contests, and film sessions, will require masks until further notice. In addition, masks are required in the locker rooms and on buses. Conditions for participation and the ability to compete against other NEPSAC schools will be evaluated based on student-athletes’ vaccination status, and adherence to testing policies. Worcester Academy will work in concert with NEPSAC opponents to ensure a safe and healthy competitive venue.
     
    Competition Policy – Vaccinated and Unvaccinated
    Worcester Academy team members and staff must either be vaccinated or agree to present a PCR COVID test (not a Rapid Antigen test) at their own expense and within 72 hours prior to Athletic contest. Results are to be reported to the Health Services Department at Worcester Academy at athleticpcrresults@worcesteracademy.org.
     
    Spectator Policy
    •    If vaccinated, you may attend outdoor athletic events this Fall unmasked. All spectators at indoor athletic events must be masked.
    •    If unvaccinated, our expectation is you will wear a mask at both indoor and outdoor athletic events. Additionally, we encourage all unvaccinated spectators to take a PCR test within 72 hours before your arrival on campus to ensure the safety of our school community.
     
    Mask Wearing Policy
    Masks are required in all indoor facilities at Worcester Academy, including competition and training exercises in Daniels’s gymnasium. Athletes may train without masks when outdoors.  
     
    Kevin Breen, Head of School
    Edward Reilly, Director of Athletics
     
MESSAGE FROM NEPSAC
As a core value, NEPSAC believes in and is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion among its member schools, student-athletes, coaches, and administrators. The deaths of Black Americans and countless others who have been targeted because of their race are reprehensible and unequivocally wrong. These tragedies, and systemic racism, go against everything NEPSAC and our member schools stand for. NEPSAC will not tolerate racism in any form and remains dedicated to working with member schools to ensure a safe, healthy, fair, anti-racist, and rewarding athletic experience for all.
 
We Model Excellence

50+ Teams. 17 Different Sports. 60% Student Body Participation.

Worcester Academy boasts a proud and rich athletic tradition and we’ve had more than our share of NEPSAC champions. And Why Not?

Our outstanding coaches, operating in top-notch facilities, always encourage their students to work to their full potential.

But both our coaches and our players understand that there is much, much more to be learned from athletic competition than the simple joy of victory. Our student-athletes build camaraderie, develop strategies for competition, and learn valuable lessons about achieving goals. We build character through participation and forge leaders through competition.

Worcester Academy is a member of the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) and competes against the top tier of New England prep schools with rivalries dating back more than a hundred years. The Worcester Academy Athletic Association was founded in 1885 and along with many other Eastern boarding schools, helped pioneer the growth of athletic competition in the United States.

We are called The Hilltoppers because of our Union Hill location and our mascot is The Ram because of our love for that Hilltop.

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  • Middle School Athletics

    FALL
    Cross Country (Co-ed)
    Field Hockey (G)
    Football (B)
    Soccer (B,G)

    WINTER
    Basketball (B,G)
    Swimming (Co-ed)

    SPRING
    Baseball (B)
    Softball (G)
    Lacrosse (B,G)
    Track (Co-ed)
    Tennis (Co-ed)

    Key: B = Boys, G = Girls
  • Upper School Athletics

    FALL
    Cross-Country (B, G)
    Field Hockey (JV, V)
    Football (JV, V)
    Soccer (BJV, BV, GJV,GV)
    Volleyball (JV, V)

    WINTER
    Basketball (BFr ,BJV, BV, GJV, GV)
    Ice Hockey (B, G)
    Skiing (Co-ed)
    Swimming (JV, V)

    SPRING
    Baseball (JV, V)
    Crew (Co-ed)
    Lacrosse (BJV, BV, GJV, GV)
    Softball (JV, V)
    Tennis (B, G)
    Golf (Co-ed)
    Track (B, G)

    Key: B = Boys, G = Girls, Fr = Freshman, JV = Junior Varsity, V = Varsity

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  • Edward Reilly 

    Director of Athletics
    508-754-5302 Ext 123
  • Julie Berberian 

    Associate Athletic Director/Faculty, Department Chair
    508-754-5302 Ext 159
  • James Mili 

    Head Athletic Trainer, Faculty
    508-754-5302 Ext 200
  • Meagan Farraher 

    Athletic Trainer
    508-754-5302 Ext 200
  • Brittney Bastarache 

    Athletic Trainer
    508-754-5302 Ext 200
  • Howard Shattuck 

    Athletic Plant Manager
    508-754-5302 Ext 152
  • Sally Williamson-Card 

    Administrative Assistant, Athletics
    508-754-5302 Ext 153