Germantown Academy Interscholastic Athletics
Enrollment: Germantown Academy currently has more than 750 students enrolled in the Middle and Upper School
League: Inter-Academic Athletic League (Inter-Ac),
Members: Academy of Notre Dame, Agnes Irwin, Baldwin School, Episcopal Academy, Germantown Academy, Haverford School, Malvern Prep, Penn Charter, Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
Other Affiliations: Pennsylvania Independent School Athletic Association (PAISAA), Independent Hockey League (IHL)
Athletic Programs: GA offers 14 different sports for girls and 15 different sports for boys, both with multiple participation/talent levels.
Athletic Teams: GA annually supports 81 interscholastic teams overall.
Competition Schedule: Varsity and junior varsity teams play, on average, between 10-28 games per season. Middle School and third level teams play between 10-16 games per season
Student Participation: An average of 80% of the Middle School and Upper School student body competes on interscholastic athletic teams.
Coaches: GA employs more than 200 coaches, many of whom are GA faculty, during the course of the school year.
During the 2021-22 school year, 89 GA Patriots were recognized as All-League performers.
GA teams have won 70 Inter-Academic Athletic League championships since 2006-07. No league titles were awarded during the 2020-2021 season due to the COVID-19 Pandemic shortening all three seasons.
In spring 2022, GA Boys Tennis won its first Inter-Ac League title since 1984.
GA Girls Basketball went 146-30 overall and 70-2 in Inter-Ac League play from the 2014-15 season to 2019-20, winning six league titles in that span. The Patriots shared the title with EA in 2016-17.
GA Ice Hockey won the Independence Hockey League titles in 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2022. The IHL did not have a championship during the 2021 season.
GA Boys Track & Field won the 2018 Inter-Ac League title. One year later, the girls team won the 2019 title in dominating fashion.
In fall 2018, GA Field Hockey won its first Inter-Ac League crown since 2006.
Girls Cross Country won the 2016 and 2017 PAISAA titles as well as the 2016 Inter-Ac title.
Robert DiDonato '21, who now runs at Stanford University, ran the fourth-fastest high school 3,200 in the nation in 2021 with an 8:44.98 at the Henderson Invitational. He also ran the second-fastest 5,000 in Pennsylvania high school track history with a 14:25.40 in October 2020. He won the New Balance Games indoor mile and 1,500 captured two PAISAA cross country titles as well as two Inter-Ac League individual titles. DiDonato also swept the distances (800, 1,600, 3,200) at the Inter-Academic League Track & Field Championships in 2019 and 2021. He qualified for the Millrose Games high school mile as a junior and placed seventh overall.
Jordan Longino '21 became the all-time boys basketball scoring leader on February 23, 2021 as he surpassed the record of 1,702 career points set by Alvin Williams ’93. Longino finished his GA career with 1,763 points and now plays for Villanova University. For his efforts, Longino, who averaged 21.9 points and seven rebounds per game as a senior, was named the non-PIAA Player of the Year. Longino was the 2020 Class 4A Player of the Year, when non-PIAA players were included in voting according to their school’s PIAA enrollment figures. Longino also won the national American Family Insurance High School 3-Point contest, was featured on 6abc by Jamie Apody, and was selected to participate in the Allen Iverson Roundball Classic.
Emma Atkinson '20, who now swims at Virginia Tech University, capped off her brilliant swimming career at GA by winning the 200 freestyle (1:45.77 *NAT) and the 100 backstroke (53.05 NAT) at the 2020 Easterns Interscholastic Swimming & Diving Championship at Franklin & Marshall College. Atkinson also set the 100 freestyle pool (McGinness Pool), meet record, and GA record by leading off the 400 freestyle relay with a time of 49.71. She also set a new meet, pool, and GA record in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:47.71. At the time, Atkinson also achieved her fifth Olympic Trials qualifying time standard in the 400-meter freestyle at the Qualifier Meet by clocking in at 4:15.81.
Sammy Popper ’19, who now plays at Princeton University, set the Field Hockey program single-season record for goals (56) and broke the school record for career goals (179) and points (417). A four-year MVP at GA, Popper also played in the 2018 indoor World Cup and 2017 PanAm Games. She led the Patriots to a 2018 Inter-Ac League title and the PAISAA finals in 2017 and 2018.