Lacrosse Program Overview
Long regarded as a leading program within the realm of New England lacrosse, Avon Old Farms recently reached new heights as the 2010 squad completed the season ranked 12th nationally out of over 3,000 varsity programs.
Arguably, Avon's schedule is the toughest amongst all New England prep schools as the 'Crimson and Navy' go against foes such as Landon, St. Paul's and McDonogh of Baltimore, as well as St. Anne's Belfield of Virginia. These four opening games are followed by Founders League tilts against always powerful Hotchkiss, Taft, Loomis, Kent, Trinity Pawling, Westminster, and Choate. Other regular season games include Deerfield, Salisbury, Exeter, Northfield-Mt. Herman, Berkshire and Tabor. In all, the schedule is one that has garnered the attention of collegiate coaches throughout the nation, as well it should!
The following colleges and universities have had or will have Avon graduates playing at the NCAA level: Johns Hopkins, Duke, Syracuse, Loyola, Maryland, Massachusetts, West Point, Navy, Rutgers, Bucknell, Lehigh, Denver, Holy Cross, Providence, Denver, Hobart, Bryant, Sacred Heart, St. John's, Stony Brook, Vermont, Trinity, Colby, Wesleyan, St. Lawrence, Ohio Wesleyan, Endicott, Roanoke, and Salve Regina.
With four separate teams from the Freshman squad, dubbed the 'Thirds', to the J.V., Varsity B and Varsity, there is a place for each boy who wishes to participate in this challenging and rewarding sport. The focus of the lower levels remains on instruction and conveying sound fundamentals. As one progresses to the higher levels there is far greater competition and emphasis on maintaining a position of visibility in the boys' secondary school lacrosse world.
Several Avon graduates have received All-America status and Hall Of Fame honors. The tradition of pride in the game continues as does the emphasis on good sportsmanship, fair play, and balance in life. As the boys break the huddle you will hear them chant "Be the Best." In doing so they demand of themselves their finest effort not only for the task at hand, but in all of the challenges that come their way in the months and years to come.