The Portsmouth Abbey athletics program gives each student a chance to compete in at least one of our 41 teams.
The rewards of athletics participation are immediate and enduring. Our co-curricular athletics program provides a balance to the academic and spiritual life on campus and helps to promote a sense of community.We are proud to be a member of the prestigious Eastern Independent League (EIL). The EIL provides student-athletes the opportunity for rigorous competition with schools of similar size and athletic philosophy.
A message from the Director of Athletics
The athletic program at Portsmouth Abbey School plays an integral role in the development of Portsmouth Abbey students. Athletic participation offers unique learning opportunities that provide each student and opportunity to develop his or her whole self.
While each student-athlete strives to improve their fitness and sport skills the concepts of teamwork, communication, respect, and selflessness are stressed. We have a strong commitment to sportsmanship and our students developed an "Athletic Code of Conduct" which is articulated and reinforced throughout the athletic program.
Our diverse athletic offerings provide students opportunities in a variety of team and individual sports. We offer 25 varsity sports and 43 athletic teams overall. Our JV program places an emphasis on participation, skill development, and opportunities to learn a new sport. The varsity program places a greater emphasis on competition, pursuit of excellence, and preparation for those who aspire to play in college. Abbey teams win championships, successfully compete at a local, regional, and national level; our athletes earn All League, All State, All New England, and All American honors. Many Abbey athletes continue to be student-athletes at the college level.
For Portsmouth Abbey School student-athletes, the rewards of athletic participation are immediate and enduring. Our co-curricular athletics program provides a balance to the academic and spiritual life on campus and helps to promote a sense of community.
– Alfred W. Brown
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Playing sports at the Abbey taught me how to be the best teammate I could be, largely through leading by example and recognizing that playing team sports means I get to be a part of something greater than myself.
-Ashley Breyer '20
-Ashley Breyer '20
Connecticut College Class of 2024