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Fall Sports

During the fall season, Upper School students have the opportunity to run varsity cross country (coed), row crew (coed), or play on the varsity men’s or women’s soccer teams. Fall practice begins Monday, August 17 (for times, see that team page) and the schedule ends the last week of October. Varsity teams compete in the Penn Jersey Athletic Association (PJAA) and the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). PJAA fall playoffs are at the end of October and state tournaments take place in November.

Students in grades 6–8 have the opportunity to play on a coed middle school soccer team. Practices begin after the first day of school and occur 3–4 times a week from 3:30pm–5pm. The middle school season ends around the last week of October.

  • Varsity Cross Country
  • Varsity Boys Soccer
  • Varsity Girls Soccer
  • Middle School Soccer
  • Varsity Fall Crew

Winter Sports

During the winter season, Upper School students have the opportunity to play varsity men’s and women’s basketball. Practice begins in early December and the season runs through mid-February. Practice times for our Varsity Girls is 3:30-5pm, JV Boys is 5-6pm and Varsity Boys is 6-7:30 pm on each day no game is scheduled. Both varsity teams compete in the Penn Jersey Athletic Association (PJAA) and the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA).

Students in grades 6–8 have the opportunity to play on a middle school girls or middle school boys basketball team. Practice begins at the end of November and the season runs through January. Practice times are typically 3:30–4:45pm at the YMCA.

  • Varsity Boys Basketball
  • Varsity Girls Basketball
  • Middle School Boys Basketball
  • Middle School Girls Basketball

Spring Sports

During the spring season, Upper School students have the opportunity to play varsity baseball (men’s), softball (women’s) or join the crew team (coed). Practice begins in early March and the season runs through mid-May. The softball and baseball teams compete in both the Penn Jersey Athletic Association (PJAA) and the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association (NJSIAA). The crew team competes independently, and as a member of the Philadelphia Scholastic Rowing Assocation (PSRA).

Students in grades 6–8 have the opportunity to play on a middle school girls softball or middle school boys baseball team. Practice begins early March and the season runs through May. Practice times are typically 3:30–5:00 pm.

  • Varsity Boys Baseball
  • Middle School Boys Baseball
  • Varsity Crew
  • Varsity Girls Softball
  • Middle School Girls Softball

Spartans Sports News

Featured on CBS - Doane Academy's Maddy Rios Destined for Greatness

Doane Academy's Maddy Rios Destined for Greatness – Featured on CBS

Original Link: May 23, 2017 11:26 PM by Lesley Van Arsdall

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The first thing you notice about Maddy Rios, isn't her swing, and not her smooth stroke. It's the sound of the explosion of the ball hitting her bat.

To say Maddy is good at softball is an understatement, here at Doane Academy she leads the team in just about every category there is.

You are a freshman and you could be the best player in the state

"At first I wasn't even that good, I was OK, it was like singles and doubles but nothing big like I'm doing now, she said.

What changed? "All the coaching I got," she replied.

Sean Yackall Maddy's coach said, "Maddy is the best hitter I have ever coached, this is my 21st year here and hitting wise I never had anyone better."

And now she's up for best slugger in the state?

"When she hits the ball out of the park it's not like a hit the back of the fence, just barely gets over the top, she hits some bombs," he said.

She also credits her dad for making her the player she is today

"He pushed me to this yeah, that's how I became so good. Pushing me in school, in sports in everything I do, number one supporter," she said.

Next up for Maddy the state quarterfinals.

Lesley Van Arsdall is the weekend sports anchor for CBS 3 and The CW Philly. She also hosts the station's popular "Lunch with Lesley" segment in which she shares a meal and a conversation with notable sports personalities.

Varsity Softball - 4, New Foundations - 2 (Penn-Jersey Championship)

Varsity Softball Wins Penn-Jersey Championship!!

Doane Softball hosted the Penn-Jersey Championships, Friday afternoon. In perfect weather for softball, the Spartans (15-3) defeated New Foundations 4-2. Grace Eagleson pitched a complete game with 8 strikeouts and allowed only 4 hits. Doane senior, Dana Fine hit a two run single in first inning. Doane never trailed in the game.

Varsity Softball - 2, Morristown Beard - 13 (Prep B Semifinals)

Doane Softball traveled to Morristown Beard for a Prep B semifinal game, Tuesday afternoon. The Spartans' (14-3) eight game winning streak came to an end after a 13-2 defeat.

Varsity Softball - , Kings Christian - (Penn-Jersey Semifinals)

Grace Eagleson Pitches a Perfect Game in PJ Semifinals

The Doane Academy Spartans hosted Kings Christian for a Penn-Jersey softball semifinal, Monday afternoon. The Spartans (14-2) advanced with stellar pithing, fielding and hitting. In a very well-rounded performance, the Spartans received contributions from the starting lineup and the reserves. Grace Eagleson pitched a perfect game and recorded 11 strikeouts.

Varsity Softball - 12, Villa Victoria - 0 (No Hitter)

Grace Eagleson Throws a No Hitter

Doane Softball hosted Villa Victoria, Friday afternoon. On Senior Day, the Spartans (13-2) displayed great pitching and hitting performances in the 12-0 victory. Grace Eagleson threw a 5 inning no hitter while striking out 11 batters. Sarah Farkas homered and knocked in 4 runs. Madison Rios also knocked in 3 runs.

Varsity Baseball - 19, Boys Latin - 17

Doane Academy baseball (6-7) defeated Boys Latin, Thursday afternoon. Miguel Rivera was the winning pitcher in the contest. Kyle Pfister hit a grand slam homerun and drove in six runs as the Spartans won a high scoring game 19-17.

Varsity Softball - 13, Montclair Kimberly - 3

Doane Softball upsets #3 seed in prep state tournament, Montclair Kimberly, 13-3, Thursday afternoon. Hannah Murphy was the winning pitcher throwing 5 innings and striking out 6 batters. Hannah also hit a homerun and drove in two runs. The Spartans record improves to 12-2 and advances to the semifinals.

Varsity Baseball - 6, Penn Tech - 23

Doane Academy Spartan Baseball hosted Penn Tech, Wednesday afternoon. The Spartans (5-7) were defeated in the contest 23-6.

Varsity Softball - 14, Life Center - 0

The Doane Spartan softball team (11-2) hosted Life Center, Wednesday afternoon. Grace Eagleson was the winning pitcher throwing 5 innings allowing 4 hits and striking out 8 batters. Hannah Murphy drove in three runs as the Spartans shutout Life Center 14-0.

Varsity Softball - 13, Girard College - 1
Doane Academy softball traveled to Girard College for a Penn-Jersey Conference game, Tuesday afternoon. The Spartans (10-2) were lead by Madison Rios who hit a homerun and a triple while driving in three runs in the contest. The Spartans defeated Girard College 13-1. Diana Fine was the winning pitcher throwing 5 innings and striking out 9 batters.
Varsity Baseball - 12, Solebury - 9

Doane baseball traveled to the Trenton Thunder's minor league baseball stadium, Arm & Hammer Park, to battle Solebury School, Monday evening. The Spartans (5-6) were lead by Myles Jackson's two triples and four RBI's in a 12-9 victory.

Varsity Softball - 14, Life Center - 3

The bats were blazing hot and the base pads were filled with Spartans, during the softball game versus Life Center, Monday afternoon. Doane Academy improved their recorded to (9-2) with a 14-3 Penn-Jersey Conference road victory. Hannah Murphy threw 6 innings, striking out 7. Madison Rios added two doubles while driving in 2 runs. Maddie Miller had 3 RBI's in the contest.

Varsity Softball - 10, New Foundations - 0

Doane Softball hosted New Foundations, Thursday afternoon. The Spartans (8-2) kept New Foundations from scores as Grace Eagleson pitched 5 innings and struck out 6 batters in the 10-0 victory. Madison Rios hit a homerun and a triple while also driving in 5 runs. Dana Fine also hit a solo homerun.

Varsity Baseball - 18, Life Center - 9

Doane Academy Spartan Baseball hosted Life Center, Tuesday afternoon. The Spartans (4-6) lit up the bases and the scoreboard, scoring in every inning. Miguel Rivera tallied four hits in the contest and Ben Marchesani hit the only triple in the game. Kyle Pfister was the winning pitcher, as Doane defeated Life Center 18-9.

Varsity Softball - 12, Kings Christian - 2

Doane Academy Spartans Softball traveled to Kings Christian, Tuesday afternoon. Getting back to their winning ways, the Spartans (7-2) dominated the base pads. Dana Fine hit a home run and a double to lead the bats. Hannah Murphy, Madison Rios, and Sarah Farkas all had extra base hits in the game. Diana Fine added two doubles. Hannah Murphy was the winning pitcher throwing 5 innings and striking out 8. Doane Academy defeated Kings Christian 12-2.

Varsity Softball - 6, Burlington City - 9

Doane Academy Spartans Softball hosted Burlington City, Monday afternoon. In perfect weather for a ball game, the Spartans bats were hot, scoring 6 runs in the contest. Madison Rios hit a home run, a single and a double, going 3-4 for the day. She also scored a run and recorded 2 RBI's. However, Burlington City tallied 9 runs, bring the Spartans record to 6-2 for the season.

Garden State Scholastic Championship
What a great day on the Cooper River today for the Garden State Scholastic Championship. It was great to see so many parents, friends and even school faculty cheering on the team. They had lots to cheer about as our 3 boys boats (JV2x, JV4+, and Varsity 4+) and our girls Varsity 4 all battled to strong finishes. Our Girls JV4+ and the Freshman Girls both made it to the finals, finishing 5th in the state (JV) and 4th in the state (freshmen).
Varsity Baseball - 4, Burlington City - 8

Spartan Baseball hosted Burlington City, Friday afternoon. In perfect baseball weather, the Spartans attacked quickly to go up 4-1 early in the contest. But, Burlington City fought back to win the game 8-4. Chris Evans added 2 RBI's and a double to spark the Spartan bats.

Varsity Softball - 4, Newark Academy - 8

Doane Academy Softball traveled to Newark Academy, Friday afternoon. Doane Academy's starting pitcher, Hannah Murphy tallied 11 strikeouts and Maddie Rios hit a homerun while driving in 3 runs. But, the Doane Academy Spartans suffered their first defeat of the season by a score of 8-4.

Lovely Day for Rowing on the Schuylkill River for the 5th Manny Flick

Doane Academy Crew had strong performances from the entire team. The Boys Varsity 4 improved their time significantly... The Boys JV 2x battled way above their weight class and had a strong finish... Varsity Girls 4 fought a tough battle within their heat but finished in the top half of boats overall... And the JV Girls had the top finish of the day - finishing in the top 10 in the category (almost 30 boats), and finishing in 4th place of all the NJ Boats - boding well for next week's Garden State Scholastic Championships. Next weekend, Doane has two regattas - both at Cooper River Park in Pennsauken. Saturday is the Garden State Scholastic Championships mentioned above, and Sunday is the Cooper Cup.

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