Spring sports are underway at Germantown Academy, and no one is off to a hotter start that the girls lacrosse team. With three regular-season games already under their belts, the Patriots have had more regular-season competitions this season this any other GA team.
Behind a six-run first inning, the Patriots were able to coast past their opponent to a 7-3 victory.
The reigning Inter-Ac League Champions took to the road to take on league opponent Springside Chestnut Hill Academy and began their title defense in spectacular fashion, winning the contest, 5-2.
Germantown Academy's track teams opened up their seasons on Saturday, March 18 at the Phoenixville Classic at Phoenixville High School. There was no team scoring for this meet.
The Germantown Academy Patriots started their 2023 spring season off with six boats racing in 1st Manny Flick on Sunday, March 19.
Kyle Garland '18 set the collegiate heptathlon record to win his first national championship with the world’s second-best score in history during the final day of the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships in the Albuquerque Convention Center Saturday
Angel City announced that the club has signed midfielder Mackenzie Pluck to a one-year contract.
The Inter-Academic League released its All-League teams for the 2022-23 winter season. Germantown Academy was well-represented on the lists, with 22 student-athletes being recognized, two of whom were named the Most Valuable Player for their respective sport. In addition, the Independence Hockey League announced their All-League teams as well, with seven student-athletes making the list.
Germantown Academy had 10 student-athletes recognized by PhillyBurbs.com as Top Playoff Performers, with two in the running for Best Playoff Performer of the Week.
The Patriots finished in eighth place with 72 points and had four wrestlers -- Jhais Williams '25, Jack Baron '26, Robert Leeds '25, and Jacob Sasson '23 -- reach the podium. In addition to getting some hardware from PAISWT, the positive results qualified the four wrestlers for National Preps in Maryland on Feb. 24.
Sam Wade wasn’t interested in a repeat of her team’s last game against Notre Dame Academy.
The tenacious Germantown Academy guard had fouled out of the Patriots’ home loss to the Irish on Feb. 3 but fate, or more accurately, the PAISAA tournament bracket, provided a chance at redemption on Saturday. Kendall Bennett, GA’s Binghamton-bound senior center, felt much the same way, eager to make her last home game a good one.
Germantown Academy’s indoor track and field teams took to Mercersburg Academy on Feb. 18 for their penultimate meet of the 2022-23 season. Competing at the Indoor Pennsylvania Independent Schools Athletic Association Championships, the Patriots turned in plenty of top marks.
After a weekend at Franklin & Marshall in which Taylor Grimley ’24 won Outstanding Female Swimmer of the Meet, the GA girls repeated as Easterns champions – the first time since going back-to-back in 2014 and 2015 – the boys finished third, and the teams took second in the combined scores category, Thompson was very pleased with the performances.
Thanks to some record-breaking times, the Girls find themselves in first place with 290 points, while the boys sit in fifth behind Andover, Mercersburg, Phillips Exeter, and Brunswick with 202.
The team is preparing like they usually do at this point of the season – tapering down at the end of the year to ensure everyone is at their freshest – but rather than focusing solely on winning the meet, the group has turned their attention to simply swimming as fast as possible.
Seven different players managed to score for the Patriots, but they were unable to knock off the Quakers, who took the game 63-49.
On Feb. 8, the throwers of Germantown Academy's winter team took to the Field House for the GA "Last Shot" Invitational. The Patriots earned top marks while competing against throwers from Central, George School, Germantown Friends, Upper Darby, and Villa Maria Academy.
The Patriots forced turnovers on the Panthers' first two possessions, led 7-0 before Perkiomen scored a point, and did not surrender a field goal to the Panthers until the 1:43 mark in the first quarter. Paired with a balanced offense, the Patriots were able to topple Perkiomen, 58-39.
On the day, GA won 18 of the 24 events, set numerous Episcopal Academy pool records, and broke one GA school record. The girls swimming & diving team finished first, while the boys took second. The Patriots will return to competition on Feb. 17 and 18 for Easterns.
When Daniel Alexander '25 scored to give Germantown Academy a 6-2 lead over Episcopal Academy with 3:33 to play in the second period of the Independence Hockey League Semifinals, it appeared as if the Patriots were poised to take control of the game for good. However, with 4:37 to play in the contest the Churchmen tied the game and eventually scored the game-winning goal with 1:11 to play.