Athletics Fast Facts

NMH INTERSCHOLASTIC SPORTS
67 teams (varsity, junior varsity, 3rds)
19 varsity sports

Fall Sports
Cross-country — boys’ and girls’ teams
Crew — boys’ and girls’ teams
Field hockey — girls’ teams
Soccer — boys’ and girls’ teams
Volleyball — girls’ teams

        Facilities
        5k cross country running course
        Boathouse and launch on the Connecticut River
        2 field hockey fields (1 turf field)
        7 soccer fields (1 turf field)
        2 volleyball courts

Winter Sports
Alpine skiing — boys’ and girls’ teams
Basketball — boys’ and girls’ teams
Ice hockey — boys’ and girls’ teams
Nordic skiing —boys’ and girls’ teams
Swimming — boys’, girls’, and coed teams
Wrestling — coed team

        Facilities
        Berkshire East Ski Area (home mountain for Alpine ski team)
        3 basketball courts
        Hockey rink
        2 on-campus Nordic skiing venues (classic and skating)
        25-yard, 6-lane swimming pool
        Wrestling gym (2 competitive mats)

Spring Sports
Baseball — boys’ teams
Crew — boys’ and girls’ teams
Golf — coed teams
Lacrosse — boys’ and girls’ teams
Softball — girls’ teams
Tennis — boys’ and girls’ teams
Track — boys’ and girls’ teams
Ultimate Frisbee — boys’ and girls’ teams
Volleyball — boys’ teams

        Facilities
        2 baseball fields
        Boathouse and launch on the Connecticut River
        Crumpin Fox Golf Club (home varsity course, ranked one of top 100 courses in U.S. by Golf Magazine; )
        4 lacrosse fields (2 turf fields)
        Softball field
        12 tennis courts
        Miller Brothers track 
        Multiple Ultimate Frisbee fields
        2 volleyball courts

NON-INTERSCHOLASTIC ACTIVITIES (all seasons)
Dance, co-ed (3 levels)

        Facilities
        Two dance studios, 210-seat theater, 80-seat blackbox theater

Outdoor Education
Outdoor Team: triathlons (paddle, run, mountain bike), mountain bike racing,  flat-water canoe racing, stand-up paddle-boarding, sailing, boat building, bicycling, whitewater tandem canoeing and racing

Classes: Recreational Sailing, Mountain Biking, Rock Climbing, Winter in the Outdoors, Canoeing, and Recreational Bicycling.

        Facilities
        On campus: hiking and cycling trails, Shadow Lake, boat launch on Connecticut River, Nordic ski trails (classic and skating)
        Off campus: sailing on Spofford Lake, easy access to trail systems

Club teams and intramurals

NMH ACHIEVEMENTS IN ATHLETICS

  • 6 New England Boys’ Soccer Championships, more than any other school in the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC).
     
  • Over 60 All-American swimmers have been produced by the NMH girls swimming program.
     
  • Girls' volleyball owns 7 New England Championships.
     
  • 26 New England Boys’ Cross Country Championships, more than any other school in the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC).
     
  • Varsity boys’ basketball won the 2016 New England (NESPAC AAA) Regular Season and were Post Season Champions; the 2013 National Prep Championship and the 2012 New England Championship (NEPSAC AAA). The team has been ranked in the top 5 schools in the United States for the past 7 years. They were ranked #1 to end the 2013 season and during the 2014 season. They started the 2015 season ranked #2 in the country.
     
  • Girls' cross country holds 9 New England Championships. 
     
  • Boys' track and field were 2016 NEPSTA Division I Track and Field Champions.
     
  • Wrestling is the only program in NEPSAC history to win 4 consecutive New England Championships: 2010, 2011, 2012, and 2013.
     
  • Boys’ volleyball won New England Championships in 2011, 2012, and 2014.
     
  • Girls' track and field has won 12 New England titles.
     
  • The Bemis-Forslund Pie Race is the longest consecutively run footrace in the United States. The first race was run in 1891.
     
  • Ultimate Frisbee was created at Mount Hermon in 1968.
     
  • In the eleven-year history of the New England Prep School Ultimate League, NMH has won with times; 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2012 and 2016.

NOTABLE NMH ALUMNI ACHIEVEMENTS

  • In 2014-2015, NMH has more than 140 alumni participating in NCAA athletics at more than 70 different colleges and universities.
     
  • Tessa Gobbo ’09, Brown University: member of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Rowing Team (women's 8) that won gold in Rio de Janeiro, member of the U.S. Rowing national team (women’s 4s) that won 2013 World Championship; in 2014, the team placed 2nd.
     
  • Mike Marra ’09, University of Louisville: member of the men’s basketball team that won the 2013 NCAA championship; in the same championship game, Spike Albrecht ’12 (University of Michigan) was named to the All-Final Four team.
     
  • Mohamad Hussein ’14, Amherst College: 2013 High School Gatorade Massachusetts Cross Country Runner of the Year.
     
  • Hannah Solis-Cohen ’11, University of Virginia: member of the women’s 4s team that placed 3rd in the 2014 NCAA Championships. 
     
  • William Morgan, class of 1893, was the founder of volleyball.
     
  • Frank Shorter ’65: gold medalist in the 1972 Olympic marathon, Munich; silver medalist, 1976, Montreal.
     
  • Buster Olney ’82, Vanderbilt University: author, baseball commentator on ESPN and “Baseball Tonight.”
     
  • Jacqueline Dent ’88, Occidental College: national champion in the 400m and 800m.
     
  • Sarah Hann ’91, Wesleyan University: 2004 Team USA cross-country captain; 4-time All-American.
     
  • Brian Pothier '96: 10-year career in the National Hockey League (Atlanta Thrashers, Ottawa Senators, Washington Capitals, and Carolina Hurricanes). 
     
  • Dallas (“the Touchdown Maker”) Baker ’02, University of Florida: 2007 national champion football team; Pittsburgh Steelers, 2007–09.
     
  • Feed Jones ’03, Tufts University: 2007 National Champion, triple jump.
     
  • Tina Ertel ’05, Kenyon College: Holds 9 NMH swimming records; 2-time New England Champion and 5-time All-American while at NMH; 5-time NCAA Champion; 22-time NCAA All-American winner; 2007 NCAC (North Coast Athletic Conference) Swimmer of the Year; 9 NCAC championship titles; member, German Junior National Team; 2002 Junior European Champion; member, German National Team; 8 German National Championship titles.
     
  • Brian Strait ’06, Boston University: captain, 2007 U18 World Champion USA hockey team; 2009 National Championship team (B.U.); currently playing for the New York Islanders.
     
  • Chris Langton ’08, Cornell University: 2014 USA Olympic bobsled team; All-Ivy League lacrosse 2nd-team selection.Camille Gooden ’11, Northeastern University: NMH track and field records in 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay, and 400m; MVP, 2012 New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC) Championships; 2014 400m Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Outdoor Champion (55.39).
     
  • Laurent Rivard ’10, Harvard University: member, 4-time Ivy League Champion basketball team; captain for two seasons; holds Harvard’s all-time record for career 3-pointers, and the 2nd all-time record for 3-pointers in the Ivy League; 2x captain.
     
  • Camille Gooden ’11, Northeastern University: NMH track and field records in 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay, and 400m; MVP, 2012 New England Prep School Athletic Conference (NEPSAC) Championships; 2014 400m Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Outdoor Champion (55.39).


NMH ATHLETICS AFFILIATIONS

  • New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC)
     
  • Eight Schools Athletic Council (NMH, Andover, Choate, Deerfield, Exeter, Hotchkiss, Lawrenceville, St. Paul’s)


NMH ATHLETIC CONFERENCES

NMH plays in the top and/or large-school NEPSAC conference in each varsity sport (NEPSAC Class A), except boys’ basketball (NEPSAC AAA) and boys’ and girls’ hockey (Division I).
 

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