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Support. Inspiration. Determination. Spirit. Strength. Trust. These are the words Emma Girls use to describe the student athlete experience. 
Team sports at Emma Willard School are part of our larger commitment to wellness, where teamwork builds not just strength of body, but also close friendships and self- confidence.

Try out a new skills or truly excel in an activity you’ve been training in for years on one of our 13 interscholastic JV and Varsity athletics teams. Emma’s take-on-anything culture means we have everything from first-time players to state and national champions playing with and learning from each other.

Athletics Headlines

List of 3 news stories.

  • Polly Sidford Hodgkins ’56 and Victoria H. ’23

    Finding the Connection: The Ice Dancers

    By JoAnn Gometz
    We continue our series of stories (originally printed in the Spring 2022 edition of Signature magazine) highlighting connections between Emma students past and present with ice dancers Polly Sidford Hodgkins ’56 & Victoria H. ’23. 
  • DIE HARDS: Louise A. ’22: Cross Country, Indoor Track and Field, Outdoor Track and Field | Mika F. ’22: Field Hockey, Indoor Track and Field, Lacrosse | Taylor S. ’22: Tennis, Field Hockey, Indoor Track and Field, Lacrosse, Outdoor Track and Field

    Spring 2022 Athletes Honored

    By Sandra Santana
    Spring at Emma Willard School is always a marvelously busy time. Between Signature celebrations, end of year recitals/concerts, and Commencement preparation, there’s no shortage of commemorative moments. Last week, we added another celebration to the mix as we acknowledged the accomplishments of our 118 Spring athletes and coaching staff. Read on to learn more about the award winners from our Spring ’22 Crew, Lacrosse, Softball, and Track and Field teams!
  • Badminton

    2021 Fall Athletic Desserts

    By Sandra Santana
    Last month, Emma Willard School came together to celebrate 180 Jesters across 11 Fall sports at Athletic Desserts. While all athletic celebrations bring joy to the community, this particular event was a special one, marking the first full season of play since Fall 2019. Read on for our list of Fall award winners!
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