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Welcome to Warrior Nation!

Exercise and activity are essential parts of Sanford’s well-rounded, liberal arts experience, as they have been since our founding. A strong athletic program involving all students enhances the quality of the education we provide and instills skills and abilities that can last a lifetime.

Interscholastic athletics for everyone (grades 7–12)

The Middle and Upper School Athletics programs ensure that all students in grades 7–12 participate in interscholastic, competitive athletics throughout the school year. Athletics thus take the place of physical education classes enjoyed up through sixth grade. Varied athletic opportunities emphasize participation, challenge and motivate students to do their best, and possibly further their interests in college.

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Our Program

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  • College-prep for the serious athlete

    Sanford is proud to field consistently strong teams in a variety of sports. At the varsity level, winning takes on a greater focus, and not everyone plays in every game. No matter what, the ethos of teamwork, integrity, and support is Sanford Strong.
     
    Every year, a number of Sanford students commit to play the sports they love in college. We are proud to provide the preparative training and success they need to take that next step.
  • A Sport and a Team for Everyone

    In middle school through junior varsity, there are no cuts, and everyone plays at a level that their ability permits. At these levels, all eligible players should play in each game. We are proud of all our Warrior athletes for stretching themselves to the best of their abilities.

Athletics News

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  • Sanford Athletes Commit to Collegiate Sports

    On the NCAA's signing day and throughout November of 2021, Sanford student-athletes officially signed their NCAA letters of intent to continue their athletic careers in college.
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  • Collin Campbell Named to USA Select Men’s Lacrosse Roster

    Sanford Senior Collin Campbell loves lacrosse and made the Under Armour All-American Lacrosse 2022 Boys Watchlist. He was also chosen for the USA Select Men's U18 Team, as one of just 22 players from 11 states, who are competing internationally in mid-October against teams from Ontario and the Iroquois Nation during the Brogden Cup. This event runs in conjunction with U.S. men’s and women’s national teams’ Fall Classic, where Campbell will be introduced to their high-level national training program.
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  • Delaware Player of the Year Tim Lucky will play lacrosse at Fairfield University in the fall.

    Tim Lucky Named Lax Player of the Year

    By the time Tim Lucky '21 graduated from Sanford in June, he had been chosen 2021 Player of the Year by the Delaware Interscholastic Boys Lacrosse Coaches Association and recognized as a U.S. Lacrosse High School All-American. As a senior, Tim was selected for the 2021 All-State team for mid-field and face-off positions by the Delaware Coaches Association. In 2020, he was named a face-off specialist for the 2020 Under Armour All-America Baltimore Highlight Team.
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Our Philosophy

Our coaching philosophy stresses
  • Fundamentals, tactics, and strategies of the game.
  • Sportsmanship, teamwork, and cooperation.
  • Learning how to win and lose graciously.

Contact:

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  • Photo of Joan Samonisky

    Joan Samonisky 

    Director of Athletics
    302.235.6523

Downloads:

  • Concussion Protocol
    Sanford School prioritizes our athletes’ health and takes concussions seriously. Read our Concussion Protocol, about which all coaches, trainers, teachers, and administrators have been instructed.
  • DIAA Physical Form

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  • Sanford School Sportsmanship, Ethics, and Integrity Policy

    Approved by the Sanford School Board of Trustees

    The Sanford School Board of Trustees recognizes the value of extracurricular activities in the education process. Sanford is committed to providing an environment for all extracurricular activities in which our students are involved that promotes the ideals of sportsmanship, integrity, ethical conduct, and fair play. Sanford encourages the development and promotion of these ideals in all members of the school community, including student participants, coaches, administrators, and spectators.

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