Athletics

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.

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Sports

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Varsity Teams

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Director's Cups for all-around athletic excellence

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Lewis Cups for all-around athletic excellence

DC Gatorade Athletes of the year

ISL Championship Banners

MAC Championship Banners

Teams

Today's Games

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Tennis - Girls 7/8 B, National Cathedral School
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Tennis - Girls 7/8 A, National Cathedral School
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CANCELLED: Volleyball - 7/8 B, St. Andrew's School
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CANCELLED: Volleyball - 7/8 A, St. Andrew's School
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Soccer - Boys 7/8 A, Washington International
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Scoreboard

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Football - Varsity, Paul VI Catholic High School
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Loss 35-7

Sidwell Social

    Athletics News

    Rice Named Gatorade DC Girls Soccer Player of the Year

    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. 

    Physical Education

    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


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