Athletics are a key component of the student experience at Sidwell Friends.
We recognize that many of the traits and skills necessary for athletic success—commitment, teamwork, resilience, communication, perseverance—also are fundamental for success in life and further acknowledge that students often develop important aspects of their leadership abilities on the playing field.
At Sidwell Friends, competitive athletics begin in 7th grade, with an emphasis on the team experience, skill development, fair play, and healthy competition. At the varsity level, Sidwell Friends teams have a tradition of tremendous success in the Independent School League (ISL) for girls and the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference (MAC) for boys.
Director's Cups for all-around athletic excellence
Lewis Cups for all-around athletic excellence
Kiki Rice '22 has been named the 2018-19 Gatorade District of Columbia Girls Soccer Player of the Year. Rice is the third Gatorade District of Columbia Girls Soccer Player of the Year to be chosen from Sidwell Friends School. The distinction recognizes not only outstanding athletic excellence, but also high standards of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the field.
The wrestling room gets new record boards in honor of Coach Lou.
The award recognizes her advocacy for women in sports.
Congratulations to all the fall season honorees!
Upper School students were recognized for their sporting achievements at this year’s Athletic Awards ceremony on May 25.
Being at Sidwell has helped me become more active because I got to try out many sports, and when I finally got to choose one I really enjoyed it. … It’s not just exercising and getting fit—it’s learning to be on a team, which is really important even with group work in the classroom. Being on a sports team helps me use those skills and apply it to the classroom. – 8th Grade Student