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Athletics are an important part of daily life at St. Johnsbury Academy. A large number of our students participate in at least one sport each year and many are three-season athletes. Eligible varsity sports are played at the Division I level, pairing our teams against the most competitive opponents in the state.

 

Athletic Code

Statement of Philosophy

Our interscholastic athletic program is an extension of our academic program; we view participation in interscholastic athletics as an honor and privilege and we demand commitment and a strong work ethic. Therefore, our student athletes should expect that their involvement in athletics to be an intense educational experience. We recognize that excellence is not easily developed, but we believe that with encouragement, support, hard work, and motivation our student athletes will succeed, not only in competition, but also in life. All student athletes should recognize that involvement in interscholastic athletics, as in life, is a competitive atmosphere, where some excel, and all will benefit by being a member of a team. Student athletes should be able to say they are proud to be a part of St. Johnsbury Academy athletics.

 

Mission

Character

To promote good sportsmanship and ethical conduct by modeling and fostering responsible decision-making, honesty, and respect for self, team, coaches, and opponents.

 

Inquiry

To provide the enthusiasm and energy to engage athletes in the pursuit of specific knowledge and skills of the sport; to set high but reasonable goals and to know and appreciate their individual talents and unique abilities.

 

Community

To encourage each individual athlete to understand his or her relationships, rights, and responsibilities within a team that is itself part of the larger community.

Athletic News

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August 16, 2021

Meet the Coaches — August 15, 2021

In this video you will hear from SJA Athletic Director John Lenzini and Assistant Headmaster for Campus Life Beth Choiniere as they discuss the Fall sports season.

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April 19, 2021

SJA Recognized for Athletic Protocols

The Safe Sports School Award recognizes secondary schools around the country that take the crucial steps to keep their athletes free from injuries.

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March 30, 2021

Lenzini Named New Baseball Coach

St. Johnsbury Academy has announced the hiring of John Lenzini as the varsity baseball coach. Lenzini will take over for Marc Choiniere, who is retiring after six seasons in the position.

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January 07, 2021

Meet the Coaches — December 28, 2020

In this video you will hear from SJA Athletic Director John Lenzini, Assistant Headmaster for Campus Life Beth Choiniere, and Assistant Athletic Director Benjamin Davis as they discuss the Fall sports season.

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December 04, 2020

Huntington Hired as New Varsity Girls’ Basketball Coach

St. Johnsbury Academy Athletic Director John Lenzini has announced the hiring of Jade Huntington as the varsity girls’ basketball coach. Huntington will take over from Jack Driscoll, who retired this week after 26 years and 301 wins in the position.

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December 01, 2020

Driscoll to Step Down as Head Coach

St. Johnsbury Academy Athletic Director John Lenzini announced this week that Varsity Girls' Basketball Coach Jack Driscoll will be stepping down. Since his SJA coaching career began in 1988, Jack Driscoll earned the Vermont Basketball Coaches Association and Metro Coach of the Year three times.