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
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 88 interscholastic teams overall
46 Upper School
42 Middle School
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. Upper School student participation in 2012-13:
Coaches: GA employs more than 200 coaches, many of whom are GA faculty, during the course of the school year.
GA teams have won 55 Inter-Ac Athletic League Championships since 2006-07, including 2016-17 team titles in girls cross country, football, and boys and girls basketball.
Girls Cross Country won the 2016 PAISAA title, and Head Coach Judy Krouse was named Coach of the Year for the 5th time.
Boys basketball won its fifth-consecutive Inter-Ac Athletic League title in 2016-17.
Girls Basketball won its third-straight Inter-Ac Athletic League championship in 2016-17.
Sixty-seven student-athletes were named to All-Inter-Ac Athletic League teams during 2016-17.
Kyle Garland '18 was the youngest representative at the 2017 Junior Pan Am Games in Peru and won a silver medal in the decathlon. He is an indoor State Champion in the 60m hurdles and the high jump, earning himself All-State accolades. In the spring, earned MVP honors at the Inter-Ac Track Championships by winning the high jump, shot put, 110-meter high hurdles, and 300-meter hurdles.
Abbe Goldstein '17 won both the 2016 Inter-Ac League and PAISAA girls cross country titles by taking first place in both races. She then won the mile run at the Hispanic Games before incredibly winning the mile run on the national stage at the prestigious Millrose Games. She finished her indoor season by winning the one mile and the 3,000-meter state titles at the PA Track and Field Coaches Association Indoor State Championship, and earned First-Team All-State honors. Outdoors, Goldstein won the Judy Krouse Outstanding Performer of the Meet Award after winning the 800, 1,600, and 3,200 runs. She took her show on the road and won three gold medals at the 2017 Maccabiah Games in Israel. Goldstein will next compete for Harvard University.
At the 2017 Phillips 66 National Championships and World Championship Trials, Andrew Abruzzo '18 finished fourth in the 1,500 freestyle (15:07.98) and fourth in the 800-meter freestyle (7:57.67; fastest 18-and-under). He also took eighth in the 400 freestyle with a time of 3:57.37. Abruzzo will compete in the 400 freestyle, 800 freestyle, 1500 freestyle, and possibly the 800 freestyle relay at the Junior World Championships in August. In May, he was ranked the top swimmer on the planet in the 1,500-meter freestyle for boys 18-and-under.
A three-sport athlete, Kyle McCloskey '17 did it all in his senior campaign. As quarterback of the football team, he led the Patriots to their first Inter-Ac League title in 2004 with clutch play at the quarterback position throughout the season, including a masterful drive that set-up the game-winning and championship-clinching field goal. For his efforts, he was named First Team All-League. In the winter, the Villanova University-bound student-athlete led GA to its fifth consecutive basketball title and was later named MVP of the League and the Markward Player of the Year. In the spring, McCloskey played a key role in GA's success in track and field. He finished third in the the long jump at the Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association Boys' Track & Field Championship and won three medals at the Inter-Ac League Championship (second - long jump fifth - high jump, sixth - 400-meter run).
In her sophomore season, Sammy Popper '19 scored her 100th field hockey goal in just two short seasons. For her efforts, she was named First Team All-Inter-Ac League, The Intelligencer Player of the Year, Team MVP, Harrow/NFHCA Third Team All-America, Harrow/NFHCA First Team Pennsylvania Region,and given the Kelso High Scorer Award. In the spring, she was selected for U.S. under-19 national team.
Julia Buchholz '17 was the recipient of the 2017 DeRoy Sportsmanship Award during a ceremony at the 2017 U.S. Junior Squash Championships, which were held at Harvard University. The DeRoy Sportsmanship Award is awarded to one female and one male high school senior who displays exemplary on and off court behavior while competing at a high level of squash. Buchholz, a Philadelphia Cricket Club player, helped lead Team Pennsylvania to win the 2015 Regional Team Championship title. Buccholz will play next for the University of Pennsylvania.Following a successful winter season, Emma Atkinson '20, who is currently ranked eighth in the country in the 200-meter backstroke for girls age 17-and-under and 19th in the 100-meter backstroke, qualified for and competed in her first Phillips 66 National Championships and World Championship Trials in Indianapolis, Indiana in July. Back in the winter, at the Inter-Ac League Swimming Championship, the rising sophomore took first in the 100 backstroke with a new pool record (Episcopal Academy) of 55.99 and second in the 200 freestyle. At Easterns, she won a silver medal in both the 200 free and 100 backstroke.