Gearing Up for the Fall Athletic Season
The coaches at High School and Elementary•Middle School are brushing up on drills and the maintenance crew is sprucing up the fields in preparation for the fall athletic season.
More than two-thirds of the student body participates in some aspect of interscholastic sports competition—an impressive number especially given that many of our students travel long distances each day.
Brook Sumner returns for his 10th season as Athletic Director, Sean Anastasia-Murphy will serve his eighth year as the Assistant Athletic Director at the High School, and Tara Joly-Lowdermilk enters her fourth year as Assistant Athletic Director at EMS. Mike Murphy is one year shy of the quarter-century mark as Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). Strength and Conditioning Specialist Lauren Torres wears many hats in her third year as the Department’s Athletics Coordinator and leader of our Empowerment Through Athletics (ETA) program, which is designed specifically for our female student athletes.
Golf: A coed program comprised of a varsity team for the High School and 8th grade students at EMS. There is a limited number of spaces (10) for this program per our agreement with the golf club.
Cross-Country: Coed varsity team for boys and girls at the High School and a coed Middle School team of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders.
Girl’s Soccer: Varsity and junior varsity (JV) team for the High School and a Middle School team of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders (when numbers permit).
Boy’s Soccer: Varsity and JV team for the High School and a Middle School team of 6th, 7th, and 8th graders (when numbers permit).
Girls’ Volleyball: Varsity and JV team open to 8th grade girls at the Middle School.
This year’s soccer preseason at the High School will take on a slightly different format to accommodate the new Orientation schedule. All HS boys and girls interested in playing soccer this fall are eligible and encouraged to participate. Please arrive to these sessions with appropriate practice gear and cleats on the following dates:
Monday, August 28th: 2:00 to 4:30pm
Thursday, August 31st: 3:00 to 5:00pm
Friday, September 1st: 1:00 to 3:00pm
For boys varsity competition, Landmark maintains membership in the Eastern Independent League (EIL). The development and integrity of Landmark's athletic program is enhanced through this membership, and the opportunities for our athletes have expanded over the years to better meet their needs. EIL membership for our boys include the following schools: Bancroft School, Beaver Country Day School, Berwick Academy, Chapel Hill Chauncy Hall (wrestling only), Concord Academy, Lexington Christian Academy, Pingree School, and Portsmouth Abbey School.
Landmark female athletes compete in the Independent Girls Conference (IGC). This conference also values the principles of sportsmanship and adheres to a similar mission statement as Landmark’s. Giving students the opportunity to compete in leagues that recognize sportsmanship, fair play, and healthy competition strengthens their self-image and enhances their growth. Members of the IGC include Brimmer & May, Cambridge School of Weston, Chapel Hill - Chauncy Hall, Gann Academy, Montrose School, and Waring School.
Both leagues are full members of the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council, also known as NEPSAC. Landmark maintains membership in NEPSAC’s District III.