The Phillips Academy girls’ varsity lacrosse team is perennially among the top teams in all of New England. With remarkable consistency through the years, the team has enjoyed tremendous success in terms of wins and losses, and many individuals have earned recognition by being selected to play for the Lower New England teams at the US National Lacrosse Tournament. The Andover team is steeped in tradition, and its hallmarks are teamwork, effort and enthusiasm. Andover players are well prepared to play the game at the next level, and alumnae have gone onto to compete at such colleges as: Harvard, Yale, Brown, Cornell, Amherst, Bowdoin, Wesleyan and Trinity.
Phillips Academy fields three girls' lacrosse teams: varsity, junior varsity and a junior varsity two. Each spring over sixty-five girls participate in the program. Coaches at each level emphasize individual skill development and they aim to provide a sound tactical understanding of the game. Coaches at every level in the program played collegiate lacrosse, and they all bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to their players. Each team also strives to provide a positive and enjoyable experience for all of its players. All three teams play competitive game schedules with the varsity playing against top-notch teams throughout the region. Whether a beginner or an experienced player, the Phillips Academy girls’ lacrosse program will provide each girl with an opportunity to play and develop to her fullest potential.
"Andover's lacrosse team continues to be one of my favorite memories of P.A. Kate and Martha taught me how to play the sport, technically, but more importantly, my coaches taught me how to really love lacrosse; the competition, the fluidity of a game, teamwork, cohesion, hard work, every intangible that makes someone love athletics. I played lacrosse in college with the memory of those two mentors constantly in the back of my mind. They inspired me to get up for a grueling 6am practice, to keep going after a bad loss, bad season. My experience at Andover was as much distinguished by my academic growth in the classroom as it was about personal growth in the dorms, surrounded by great friends, and above all on the playing fields. Kate and Martha were incredible catalysts for the latter. The lessons I learned from those two about leadership, enthusiasm, confidence, and worth ethic are invaluable to the person I am now." ~Co-captain Katherine Sherrill '10, Yale University '14
"Andover lacrosse is more than just a team. It is a group of girls who come together and learn to work as a single unit and who bond over their similarities and differences to form connections that help them succeed both on and off the field. Aces has traditions that are important to the team and that are passed on every year, something that makes this team special and different than the others at this school. Being one of the captains for Aces brought a lot of responsibility along with it as we had to work hard to keep up the good name of Andover lacrosse and carry on the team’s traditions. It was a great honor to lead this team because of all the pride and commitment that all the girls showed year after year. Being a part of Aces for four years taught me what it meant to be a good teammate and person on and off the lacrosse field and I have been able to take those lessons with me as I moved on and became part of another team at the next level." ~ Co-Captain Summer Washburn '11, current field hockey captain and National Champion at Salisbury University '13