ATHLETICS

Athletics is an essential component of Marvelwood's overall educational curriculum. The program seeks to teach and instruct students in the rules, fundamentals, and skills necessary to participate in various team and individual sports. Athletic participation provides both physical training and a suitable outlet for youthful energy. Competition within and between schools encourages principles of good sportsmanship and fair play, and fosters the spirit of amateur competition as well as school pride.

Marvelwood students participate in a sport or an activity each of the three terms of the academic year. There are a total of ten teams in seven different sports, including soccer, cross country, basketball, wrestling, lacrosse, softball and tennis. In addition, there are a number of non-competitive athletic options in the Outdoor Adventure Program, which includes mountain biking, hiking, recreational skiing/snowboarding, rock climbing, and canoeing.

Spring Sports Form

Spectators

Athletic Offerings

Fall
Winter
Spring
Special Programs

Fall

  • Girls' Varsity Soccer
  • Boys' Varsity Soccer
  • Varsity Cross-Country

Winter

  • Boys' Varsity Basketball
  • Boys' Junior Varsity Basketball
  • Girls' Varsity Basketball
  • Varsity Wrestling

Spring

  • Boys' Varsity Lacrosse
  • Girls' Varsity Softball
  • Varsity Tennis

Special Programs

  • Equestrian (read more below)
  • Mount Snow Partnership (read more below)
  • Outdoor Adventures (read more below)

TEAM SCHEDULES

Boys' Varsity Soccer
Varsity Cross-Country
Girls' Varsity Soccer
Boys' Varsity Basketball
Boys' JV Basketball
Girls' Varsity Basketball
Varsity Wrestling
Boys' Varsity Lacrosse
Girls' Varsity Softball
Boys Varsity Tennis
Girls Varsity Tennis
Equestrian

Boys' Varsity Soccer

Season Record: 5-6-1

  • Sat 9/18 vs. Woodhall 3:30pm
    • W 7-1
  • Wed 9/22 @ Kent 3rds 2:30pm
    • W 3-1
  • Wed 9/29 @ Millbrook 3rds 2:30pm
    • W 3-2
  • Mon 10/4 vs. Kent JV 4:15pm
    • L 3-8
  • Wed 10/6 @ Oakwood Friends 3:30pm
    • L 1-6
  • Sat 10/9 @ Darrow 2:30pm
    • T 1-1
  • Sat 10/16 vs. Darrow 2:30pm
    • W 4-3
  • Wed 10/27 vs. Storm King 2:30pm
    • L 0-7
  • Mon 11/1 @ Woodhall 3:30pm
    • W 3-0

Senior Game

  • Wed 11/3 vs. Oakwood Friends 3:30pm
    • L 1-2
  • Fri 11/5 @ Storm King 4:00pm
    • L 1-4

HVAL Playoff Quarterfinal

  • Mon 11/8 @ Darrow 2:30pm
    • L 0-1

Varsity Cross-Country

Season Dual Record: 2-0

  • Wed 9/22 @ Oakwood Friends Invitational 3:30pm
  • Sat 10/9 @ Darrow 2:30pm
    • W 26-32
  • Sat 10/16 vs. Darrow 2:30pm
    • W 23-36
  • Wed 10/27 Marvelwood Invitational 3:30pm
    • 6th Place of 7; 122 points
  • Wed 11/3 HVAL Championships @ Faith Christian Academy 3:45pm
    • 5th Place of 7


Girls' Varsity Soccer

Season Record: 3-6

  • Sat 9/18 @ Hoosac 2:30pm
    • L 0-8
  • Wed 9/22 @ Kent JV 2:30pm
    • L 1-7
  • Wed 10/6 @ Oakwood Friends 3:30pm
    • W 5-0
  • Wed 10/13 vs. Hoosac 2:30pm
    • L 1-13
  • Sat 10/16 vs. Canterbury JV 2:30pm
    • W 6-1
  • Wed 10/27 vs. Storm King 2:30pm
    • L 2-7
  • Sat 10/30 vs. Forman 2:00pm
    • L 0-7

Senior Game

  • Wed 11/3 vs. Oakwood Friends 3:30pm
    • W 5-1

HVAL Playoff Semifinal

  • Wed 11/10 @ Storm King 12:30pm
    • L 2-9

Boys' Varsity Basketball

Season Record: 5-7

  • Sat 12/4 vs. Oakwood Friends 2:30pm
    • W 56-16
  • Wed 12/8 @ Forman 5:00pm
    • L 41-75
  • Sat 12/11 @ Darrow 2:30pm
    • W 50-47 (OT)
  • Sat 1/8 @ Oakwood Friends 3:00pm (Postponed - Sat 2/12)
  • Wed 1/12 @ Millbrook JV 2:30pm (Postponed - Fri 2/18)
  • Sat 1/15 vs. Darrow 2:30pm (Postponed - Date TBD)
  • Mon 1/24 vs. American School For The Deaf 4:00pm
    • W 71-46
  • Wed 1/26 @ Canterbury JV 2:30pm
    • L 34-69
  • Thu 1/27 vs. Cheshire JV 6:00pm
    • W 40-39
  • Fri 1/28 vs. Cheshire JV 6:00pm (This game has been moved up to 1/27)
  • Wed 2/2 @ Storm King 2:00pm
    • L 33-67
  • Wed 2/9 vs. Forman 4:30pm
    • L 39-58
  • Sat 2/12 @ Oakwood Friends 3:00pm
    • W 57-25

Senior Game

  • Wed 2/16 vs. Millbrook JV 2:30pm
    • L 64-69
  • Fri 2/18 @ Millbrook JV 4:00pm
    • L 42-60
  • Wed 2/23 HVAL Semifinal vs. Faith Christian 4:30pm
    • L 42-82

Boys' JV Basketball

Season Record: 2-6

  • Sat 12/4 vs. Oakwood Friends 1:00pm
    • W 46-20
  • Sat 12/11 vs. Woodhall 2:30pm
    • L 21-35
  • Sat 1/8 @ Oakwood Friends 1:30pm (Postponed - Sat 2/12)
  • Sat 1/15 @ Woodhall 2:30pm (CANCELED)
  • Wed 1/19 @ Storm King 2:30pm (Postponed - Sat 2/19)
  • Sat 1/22 vs. Frederick Gunn 3rds 3:30pm (Postponed - Mon 2/21)
  • Sat 1/29 vs. Storm King 2:00pm (Postponed - Mon 2/7)
  • Wed 2/2 @ Hoosac 3:00pm
    • L 12-78
  • Mon 2/7 vs. Storm King 4:30pm
    • L 11-50
  • Wed 2/9 vs. Hoosac 3:00pm (CANCELED)
  • Sat 2/12 @ Oakwood Friends 1:30pm
    • W 47-18
  • Wed 2/16 @ Cheshire 3rds 2:30pm (CANCELED)
  • Sat 2/19 @ South Kent 3rds 1:30pm
    • L 22-50
  • Mon 2/21 vs. Frederick Gunn 3rds 4:00pm
    • L 5-65
  • Wed 2/23 vs. South Kent 3rds 1:30pm
    • L 9-46

Girls' Varsity Basketball

Season Record: 6-5

  • Sat 12/4 @ Oakwood Friends 2:00pm
    • L 17-30
  • Sat 12/11 @ Darrow 1:00pm
    • L 16-37
  • Sat 1/8 vs. Oakwood Friends 1:00pm (Postponed - Sat 2/12)
  • Mon 1/10 vs. Frederick Gunn 5:00pm (Postponed - Mon 2/14)
  • Wed 1/12 vs. American School For The Deaf 2:30pm (CANCELED)
  • Sat 1/15 vs. Darrow 1:00pm (Postponed - Sat 2/19)
  • Wed 1/19 vs. Hoosac 3:00pm (CANCELED)
  • Sat 1/22 vs. Canterbury JV 2:00pm (CANCELED)
  • Wed 1/26 vs. Frederick Gunn JV 2:30pm
    • L 19-34
  • Sat 1/29 @ Storm King JV 2:00pm (Postponed - Wed 2/9)
  • Wed 2/2 vs. Storm King JV TIME CHANGE: NOW 4:30pm
    • W 54-8
  • Wed 2/9 @ Storm King JV 2:30pm (Postponed - TBD)
  • Sat 2/12 vs. Oakwood Friends 1:30pm
    • W 34-18
  • Mon 2/14 vs. Frederick Gunn 4:00pm
    • L 6-36
  • Wed 2/16 @ Miss Porter's 3rds 3:00pm
    • W 22-5

Senior Game

  • Sat 2/19 vs. Darrow 2:30pm
    • W 27-23
  • Mon 2/21 @ Storm King JV 4:00pm
    • W 40-10
  • Wed 2/23 HVAL Semifinal vs. Darrow 3:00pm
    • W 42-13
  • Mon 2/28 HVAL Final @ Oakwood Friends 4:00pm
    • L 23-35

Varsity Wrestling

Season Record: 2-2

  • Sat 12/11 HVAL Duals @ Storm King 2:00
    • No team scoring; Jayden Yang '24 and Nick Lynch '25 won one match apiece.
  • Sat 1/8 JV Jam @ Avon Old Farms 2:00 (CANCELED)
  • Wed 1/12 Andover Girls Duals @ Phillips Academy (CANCELED)
  • Sat 1/15 vs. Brunswick, Hotchkiss, Taft 2:00 (CANCELED)
  • Wed 1/19 vs. Forman, Hamden Hall, Storm King @ Hamden Hall 4:30pm (CANCELED)
  • Sat 1/22 Brunswick Invitational Tournament 9:00am (CANCELED)
  • Wed 1/26 Hotchkiss, Salisbury JV @ Hotchkiss 3:00pm
    • No team scoring; Laila Kennedy '22, Axel Juarez '22 and Cooper Kasin '25 all picked up their first wins of the season. Nick Lynch '25 also won a match by pin.
  • Sat 1/29 JV Jam @ Avon Old Farms 2:00pm (CANCELED)
  • Sun 1/30 Andover Girls Tournament 9:00am
    • Gracia Galicia '23 took 5th place, Laila Kennedy '22 took 6th place and Dylan Hoyes-Gbewonyo '24 took 2nd place in a great day of wrestling action!
  • Wed 2/2 vs. Greens Farms Academy, Storm King, Suffield Academy 2:30pm
    • GFA: W 30-18
      • Axel Juarez '22 lost a close contest against a strong GFA opponent 4-2.
    • Storm King: L 12-36
      • Axel Juarez '22 won by pin, while Laila Kennedy '22 held tough for almost 6 minutes.
    • Suffield: W 18-18* (Won on tiebreaking criteria)
  • Tue 2/8 @ Greens Farms Academy 4:00pm
    • L 12-60
      • Axel Juarez '22 pulled off another spectacular victory by pin!
  • Wed 2/9 Avon Old Farms, Forman @ Avon Old Farms 2:30pm (CANCELED)
  • Sat 2/12 WNEISWA Championships @ Green Farms Academy 9:00am
    • 13th Place of 14; 5 points (Axel Juarez '22 - 6th Place @ 145 lbs.)
    • Results
  • Sat 2/19 New England Prep Championships @ Deerfield 9:00am
    • Boys: T36th Place of 39; 3 points
    • Girls: 10th Place of 20; 30 points
      • Gracia Galicia '23 takes 3rd and Dylan Hoyes-Gbewonyo '24 takes 2nd!
      • Results
  • Wed 2/23 Taft JV Tournament
    • 110 Woodbury Road, Watertown, CT 06795
  • Sat 2/26 Prep Nationals 8:30am (Girls Division) (CANCELED)

Boys' Varsity Lacrosse

Season Record: 8-4

  • Wed 4/6 vs. Litchfield Hills 4:00pm
    • L 0-17
  • Sat 4/9 @ Wooster 2:00pm (Postponed - Wed 5/4)
  • Mon 4/11 @ Harvey 4:00pm
    • L 6-15
  • Wed 4/13 @ Litchfield Hills 4:00pm
    • L 0-10
  • Sat 4/16 vs. Woodhall 2:00pm (Postponed - Mon 5/9)
  • Sat 4/23 @ Woodhall 1:30pm
    • W 21-15
  • Wed 4/27 @ Darrow 2:30pm
    • W 13-8
  • Sat 4/30 vs. Storm King 2:00pm (Postponed - Tue 5/10)
  • Mon 5/2 vs. Millbrook JV 4:30pm
    • L 8-9
  • Wed 5/4 vs. Wooster 4:15pm (CANCELED)
  • Sat 5/7 vs. Darrow 3:00pm
    • W 14-6
  • Mon 5/9 vs. Woodhall 4:00pm
    • W 11-4
  • Tue 5/10 vs. Storm King 4:00pm
    • W 11-0
  • Wed 5/11 @ Kent 3rds 2:30pm (CANCELED)
  • Sat 5/14 @ Storm King 2:00pm
    • W 11-1
  • Wed 5/18 HVAL Semifinal vs. Storm King 3:30pm
    • W 10-1
  • Fri 5/20 HVAL Final vs. Darrow 4:30pm
    • W 11-2

Girls' Varsity Softball

Season Record: 0-8

  • Thu 4/7 @ Westminster 4:00pm (Postponed - Mon 4/11)
  • Sat 4/9 vs. Forman 3:00pm (Postponed - TBD)
  • Mon 4/11 @ Westminster 4:00pm
    • L 0-15
  • Wed 4/13 @ Oakwood Friends 3:30pm
    • L 9-17
  • Sat 4/16 vs. Millbrook 2:00pm (Postponed - Mon 5/2)
  • Wed 4/27 vs. Darrow 2:30pm
    • L 6-19
  • Sat 4/30 vs. Oakwood Friends 2:00pm
    • L 13-16
  • Mon 5/2 vs. Millbrook 5:00pm (Postponed - Fri 5/13)
  • Wed 5/4 vs. Harvey 4:00pm (CANCELED)
  • Sat 5/7 @ Darrow 3:00pm
    • L 0-18
  • Wed 5/11 @ Harvey 4:00pm
    • L 0-15
  • Fri 5/13 vs. Millbrook 4:00pm
    • L 0-22
  • Wed 5/18 HVAL Semifinal @ Darrow 2:30pm
    • L 2-19

Boys Varsity Tennis

Season Record: 2-4

  • Wed 4/6 @ Millbrook JV (Postponed - TBD)
  • Sat 4/9 vs. Storm King 3:00pm (Postponed - Mon 5/9)
  • Wed 4/13 vs. Forman JV 2:30pm
    • W 5-2
  • Sat 4/16 @ New York Military Academy 2:00pm (Postponed - Sat 4/23)
  • Wed 4/20 @ Oakwood Friends 3:30pm
    • L 1-5
  • Sat 4/23 @ New York Military Academy 2:00pm (CANCELED)
  • Wed 4/27 @ Darrow 2:30pm (CANCELED)
  • Sat 4/30 vs. Oakwood Friends 2:00pm
    • W 5-4
  • Wed 5/4 vs. New York Military Academy 2:30pm (CANCELED)
  • Sat 5/7 vs. Darrow 3:00pm (CANCELED)
  • Mon 5/9 vs. Storm King 4:00pm
    • L 0-9
  • Wed 5/11 @ Storm King 3:30pm
    • L 0-9
  • Wed 5/18 HVAL Semifinal vs. Oakwood 3:30pm
    • L 3-5

Girls Varsity Tennis

Season Record: 0-8-1

  • Sat 4/9 @ Storm King 3:00pm (Postponed - Mon 5/9)
  • Mon 4/11 vs. Cheshire Academy 5:00pm
    • L 0-6
  • Wed 4/13 @ Cheshire Academy 1:15pm
    • L 0-6
  • Thu 4/21 @ Canterbury JV 5:00pm
    • L 1-5
  • Sat 4/23 @ Wooster 1:30pm
    • L 0-9
  • Wed 4/27 @ Oakwood Friends 3:30pm
    • T 3-3
  • Mon 5/9 @ Storm King 4:00pm
    • L 0-7
  • Wed 5/11 vs. Oakwood Friends 3:30pm
    • L 3-4
  • Sat 5/14 vs. Storm King 2:00pm
    • L 1-5
  • Wed 5/18 HVAL Semifinal @ Oakwood Friends 3:30pm
    • L 2-5

Equestrian

  • Mon 10/11 Thrills in the Hills Horse Show @ Fox Crossing Equestrian 8:00am
    • Auden Williams '23 Walk, Trot, Canter Division Champion
  • Sun 2/20 CT Horse Show Association @ Fox Crossing Equestrian 8:00am
    • Auden Williams '23 Walk, Trot, Canter Division Champion
    • Grace Gray '24 Walk, Trot Division Reserve Champion
  • Sun 4/10 Fox Crossing Show @ Fox Crossing Equestrian 8:00am
    • Auden Williams '23 Walk, Trot, Canter Division Champion
  • Sat 5/7 Fox Crossing Show @ Fox Crossing Equestrian 8:00am (CANCELED)

EQUESTRIAN

The Marvelwood School partners with Brook Run Farm to offer horseback riding as an afternoon activity.

The program is designed for the beginner to the most advanced rider in both English and Western disciplines with a focus on Hunter/Jumper, Reining, and Horse Management. Students are also given the opportunity to show at local and A-rated horse shows, as well as participate in the Interscholastic Equestrian Association. Students can either bring their own horses or ride one of Brook Run Farm’s seasoned competition horses.

Brook Run Farm is an all-weather facility with a 60x120 foot lit indoor riding arena with a viewing room and a 100x200 foot outdoor riding ring with horse show quality jumps. It is a safe environment for students to master the fundamentals of equestrian disciplines throughout the school year – fall, winter, and spring terms.

Riding Levels Level Details
Beginner
Students with little/minimal riding experience.
Novice
Knowledge of walk, trot, canter and small jumps.
Intermediate
Students who ride on a consistent basis with knowledge of proper horse care.
Advanced
Students who have been riding consistently for years.

OUTDOOR ADVENTURES

The Outdoor Adventure (OA) Program includes all non-competitive outdoor activities available to students during the course of the year. OA offers students the opportunity for physical activity without the competition of traditional varsity and junior varsity sports. Students discover a love for the outdoors via the OA Program, build friendships, learn teamwork, and enjoy a great workout.

Outdoor Adventure Activities:

• Biking

• Hiking

• Canoeing

• Rock Climbing

• Skiing & Snowboarding

During the fall term the mountain bikers ride in, around and over Skiff Mountain here in Kent. The hiking program utilizes the nearby Appalachian Trail as well as Macedonia Brook State Park and Kent Falls State Park.

In the winter term the school offers students the opportunity to ski or snowboard at Mohawk Mountain Ski Area in Cornwall, only a short twenty minutes from campus.

During the spring term the School offers students the opportunity for rock climbing at St. John's Ledges and area ropes courses. The canoers utilize the nearby Housatonic River and its tributaries, and compete in local races.