Athletics

We are leaders—and team players

Bancroft’s athletics program exemplifies the principles of collective learning and healthy competition. Starting in Lower School, physical education classes teach collaboration, cooperation, and sportsmanship. Team sports begin at the Middle School level, with a program that focuses on skill development, participation, and team camaraderie. In the Upper School, our students compete in a wide variety of sports, building character, resilience, and leadership skills through competition. 

UPCOMING SCHEDULE

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Required Medical Forms

Medical Forms and Concerns

In order to understand each student's needs, the cooperation of parents or guardians is of primary importance. Any health concerns should be shared with the staff of the Health Center, and Health Center staff must be kept aware of any changes in the student’s condition. When appropriate, and unless otherwise requested, medical concerns are shared with the faculty so that they are aware of the needs of each student.

Downloadable Medical Form

  • Health Physical Examination — Must be updated every 12 months for all students (Middle & Upper School) participating in team athletics.

Concussion Management Protocol

Bancroft School follows the ImPACT® Concussion Management Model for assessing and treating student-athletes before, during, and after a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). From preseason baseline testing to post-injury safe return to play, this model ensures the highest level of care for our student-athletes. Return-to-play decisions are based on post-injury ImPACT test results combined with input of healthcare professionals, Certified Athletic Trainers, parents, and the student-athlete, which helps limit the likelihood of long-term injury.

  • Students suspected of having a head injury are immediately removed from play for evaluation by a Certified Athletic Trainer or school nurse. These individuals are trained to make the determination if the student will need to see a physician or emergency medical services (EMS).
  • The Certified Athletic Trainer or school nurse will notify the parent if a student-athlete has a suspected mTBI and will inform them of the next steps in the concussion protocol. 
  • Parents are also provided with the Acute Concussion Evaluation (ACE) Care Plan, Physician Clearance for Return to Play form, and the Graduated Asymptomatic Return to Play (RTP)Protocol. Click buttons below

ACE FORM PHYSICIAN CLEARANCE FORM  RTP FORM

All Bancroft coaches are required to complete online concussion training from either the Center for Disease Control (CDC) or the National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) annually and review the School's athletic department concussion protocols prior to each season with the Director of Athletics and Certified Athletic Trainer. These policies include information about

  • Recognition of symptoms of head injury
  • The biology and short-term and long-term consequences of a concussion
  • Second impact syndrome
  • Rules for return to play after a head injury or concussion

Parents are strongly encouraged to complete this free online concussion training program as well. Links to these online resources can be found below. 

 NFHS CONCUSSION COURSE


 

 
 
Signs and symptoms of a concussion or mTBI include, but are not limited to:

Loss of consciousness
Feeling “zoned out” or “in a fog”
Slurred speech
Amnesia
Headache
Nausea
Dizziness
Sensitivity to light/noise
Tingling/numbness
Problems concentrating
Vomiting
Drowsiness
Balance disturbance
Vision disturbance
Irritability

Upper School Fall Sports Practice Information

PRACTICES FOR CROSS COUNTRY, FIELD HOCKEY, GOLF, SOCCER, AND VOLLEYBALL BEGIN AUGUST 19th
 

PRACTICE FOR CLUB CREW BEGINS SEPTEMBER 3rd.

Practice Times: 
August 19-23: 4:00-7:00 PM
August 26-29: 3:45-5:30 PM


SPORT SIGNUP: If you are new to Bancroft and have not yet signed up for the fall sport in which you’d like to participate, please do so HERE as soon as possible, in order to ensure that you receive all relevant team and practice information from the coach.


PHYSICALS:  All students who participate in Bancroft Athletics are required to have a current Health Physical Examination Form, signed by their doctor, on file in the Health Center, before the start of Fall team practices on August 19th. No exceptions. Physicals must be renewed every 12 months in order to participate in the interscholastic Athletics program. If you are unsure when your child's physical exam expires, please contact the school Health Center at 508-854-9240 as soon as possible. 

CONCUSSION TESTING: All students entering Grades 9 & 11, and all students new to Bancroft, will take the ImPACT Concussion Test No preparation is needed. It is a computer test designed to record baseline cognitive reaction times. Testing will be coordinated by Wayne Penniman, our Head Athletic Trainer, on August 21, 22, and 23, from 3:00-4:00 PM. Permission forms are sent to students and parents electronically over the summer. Forms need to be signed by student-athletes and their parent(s) before testing begins on August 21st. For more information about the School's ImPACT Concussion Management program, please click HERE.


US PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Week 1: August 19–23, 2019

  • Mon., August 19: 4:00-7:00 PM  - Practice
  • Tues., August 20: 4:00-7:00 PM  - Practice
  • Wed., August 21: 3:00-4:00 PM - ImPACT testing/ 4:00-7:00 PM - Practice
  • Thur., August 22: 3:00-4:00 PM - ImPACT testing* / 4:00-7:00 PM - Practice
  • Fri., August 23: 3:00-4:00 PM - ImPACT testing* / 4:00-7:00 PM - Practice

*ImPACT Testing only for students entering Grades 9 and 11, and ALL new students to Bancroft

Week 2: August 26–29, 2019

  • Mon., August 26: 3:45-5:30 PM - Practice
  • Tues., August 27: 3:45-5:30 PM - Practice
  • Wed., August 28: 3:45-5:30 PM - Practice
  • Thur., August 29: 3:45-5:30 PM - Practice

*No practices on Fri., August 30 or Mon., September 2.*


IMPORTANT FALL SPORTS DATES

  • Saturday, September 7 – Fall Play Day 9:00 AM-1:00 PM
    Boys’ Soccer, Girls’ Soccer, Field Hockey, Volleyball
  • Saturday, September 21 – Bancroft Homecoming & Fall Festival
    All teams compete 
  • Saturday, October 5 – Homecoming @ Lexington Christian Academy (Lexington, MA)
    All teams compete 

TEAM INFORMATION: If you have questions about a specific sport/team, please contact Tracy Jones, Director of Athletics, at tjones@bancroftschool.org.

Middle School Athletics

Middle School (MS) Athletics

The Middle School (MS) athletics program emphasizes skill development and participation. Students are placed on teams based on skill level and positive attitude. Bancroft offers interscholastic MS teams in Boys/Girls Cross Country, Field Hockey, Boys/Girls Soccer, and Volleyball (Fall Season); Boys/Girls Basketball (Winter Season); and Baseball, Boys/Girls Lacrosse, Softball, Coed Tennis (Spring Season).

MS student-athletes may sign up for their selected sports here:

Middle School Sports Sign-Up

All students participating on Bancroft Athletics teams must complete and submit to the School Health Center all required medical forms.

Physical exams must be updated every 12 months in order to participate in the Bancroft Athletics program. 

MS athletics practices take place Monday – Thursday from 2:45 to 4:00 p.m.

Game days are typically Tuesday and Thursday, but games may be scheduled on any day of the week.  

It is expected that students will make a commitment to their team for the entire season, and make every attempt to be at all practices and games. Please make every effort to arrange appointments and car pools to accommodate this. While we do not discourage participation on outside athletic teams, Bancroft student-athletes must be prepared to make their Bancroft team their first priority, if there are conflicts. 

GO BULLDOGS!

Awards and Honors

The Bancroft Bulldogs compete in both the Eastern Independent League (EIL) and the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC).

TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

EIL

Champions

Baseball: 2014, 2006, 2005, 2002
Basketball, Boys: 1999-2000, 1996-97, 1995-96, 1994-95
Basketball, Girls: 1992-93, 1991-92
Cross Country, Boys: 2003, 2002, 2001, 1997, 1996, 1990
Cross Country, Girls: 2001, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1992, 1991, 1990
Field Hockey: 2005, 2003, 2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1994, 1993, 1992, 1991
Golf: 1995
Lacrosse, Boys: 1999, 1996
Soccer, Boys: 2004, 1995
Soccer, Girls: 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1992, 1991
Softball: 2009, 2002, 2001, 1999, 1998, 1996, 1993, 1992, 1990
Tennis, Boys: 2003, 2001, 2000, 1998, 1997, 1996, 1992
Tennis, Girls: 2013, 2011, 2010, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000
Volleyball: 2012, 2011, 2010-11, 2009-10, 2008-9, 2007-8, 2006-7, 2005-6, 2004-5, 2003-4, 2002-3, 2001-2, 2000-01, 1999-2000

NEPSAC

Champions

Basketball, Boys: 2010-11
Cross Country, Boys: 2001
Cross Country, Girls: 2006, 2001
Soccer, Boys: 2001
Soccer, Girls: 1999, 1997
Tennis, Boys: 2002, 2000
Tennis, Girls: 2002
Volleyball: 2008-9, 2007-8, 2006-7, 2005-6, 2004-5

Finalists

Baseball: 1995, 1994, 1992, 1990
Basketball, Boys: 2014-15, 2008-9
Basketball, Girls: 1992, 1991
Field Hockey: 1999, 1993
Lacrosse, Boys: 1997
Soccer, Boys: 2010
Soccer, Girls: 1996, 1994
Tennis, Boys: 2005, 2004, 2001
Tennis, Girls: 2013, 2001
Volleyball: 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003

PLAYERS OF THE YEAR

EIL

Baseball

2015 Jesse Braith
2014 Jordan Papula
2005 David Gerhardt
2004 Connor Ryan
2002 Eric Magnuson
2001 Matt Rosales

Boys Basketball

2017 Emmanuel Bangandozou
2016 Emmanuel Bangandozou 
2010 David Mack
2006 Tom Magnuson
1997 Michael Hochman 
1996 John Schaeffer

Girls Basketball

1993 Katie Beaton

Boys Cross Country

2010 Sam Fujimori
2009 Sam Fujimori

Girls Cross Country

2001 Kirsten Brownell 
1997 Samantha Welch

Field Hockey

2008 Rachel Gerhardt
2005 Adrienne Marois
2003 Adrienne Marois
2000 Kelly McKallagat
1999 Stephanie Dolmat-Connell
1993 Becky Dutton

Golf

2017 Jack Boyd
2006 Eric Tankanow 
1995 Michael Montuori

Boys Lacrosse

1998 Abe Stein 
1995 Robert Cayer

Boys Soccer

2005 Tom Magnuson 
1995 Peter Paszkowski

Girls Soccer

1999 Erica Woda
1998 Courtney Kitchen
1997 Jeanne Nicholson
1994 Patti Hodgman
1992 Katie Beaton

Softball

2009 Sarah Kelley
2001 Erica Marois
1998 Jasmine Whitney
1996 Lydia Stein
1995 Lydia Stein

Boys Tennis

2000 Borko Kereshi
1999 Borko Kereshi
1998 Borko Kereshi

Girls Tennis

2017 Duru Cosar
2001 Moira Finicane

Volleyball

2011 Jenny Wallace
2010 Gabrielle Trotter
2009 Gabrielle Trotter
2008 Gabrielle Trotter
2007 Kate Anderson
2006 Kate Anderson
2005 Stephanie Connors
2004 Kate Anderson
2003 Adaeze Ekeson
2002 Dena Raffa & Emily Dore

NEPSAC

Boys Basketball

2017  Emmanuel Bangandozou

COACH HONORS

EIL COACH OF THE YEAR

Charlie Aleksiewicz

Golf: 1995

Kirk Effenger

Boys Lacrosse: 1996

Russ Enlow

Boys Tennis: 2000, 2001, 2003
Boys Soccer: 1995

Jane Gerhardt

Field Hockey: 1994, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002, 2003, 2005
Softball: 1996, 1998, 2001, 2003, 2006, 2009

Frank Heavey

Boys Lacrosse: 1998

Steve Kelley

Girls Soccer: 1996, 1997

Mara Lappin

Girls Cross Country: 1999, 2000

Gail LeBlanc

Golf: 2006

Don McMillan

Girls Tennis: 1999

Mark O'Brien

Cross Country: 1997, 1999, 2000
Basketball: 1995, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2006, 2007, 2011, 2016
Baseball: 1994, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2013, 2014

Gary Patch

Volleyball: 2007

Jamie Paul

Girls Tennis: 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2014

Jim Powell

Boys Lacrosse: 2013

Dan Rocha

Boys Lacrosse: 1995, 1996

Paul Salit

Boys Lacrosse: 1998, 2002

Kevin Spreadbury

Boys Soccer: 2003

Bob Stein

Volleyball: 2000, 2001
Boys Lacrosse: 2003

Mark Taylor

Boys Tennis: 2013

Directions to Bancroft

For Navigating by GPS
  • Bancroft School Main Campus: 110 Shore Drive, Worcester, MA 01605
  • Bancroft Field House: 100 Shore Drive, Worcester, MA 01605

Note: Despite the street numbering, Bancroft's Main Campus and Field House are immediately adjacent to one another and connected by walkways.

From The Mass Turnpike

From the West: Take Exit 10, Auburn. Bear left onto I-290 East toward Worcester. Follow directions below from I-290.

From the East: Take Exit 11A onto 495 North toward Marlborough. Take Exit 25B onto I-290 West toward Worcester. Follow directions below from I-290.

From I-290 (East or West)

Take Exit 19 onto I-190. Take the very first exit (Exit 1) onto Route 12 North. At the bottom of the ramp, immediately merge over to the left lane and take the first exit on the left (access road to I-190). Immediately take the right fork onto Norton Drive. Turn left at traffic lights onto Shore Drive. The Bancroft Field House entrance is the second driveway and parking are on the right, opposite the YMCA. Continue on Shore Drive to the main Bancroft School campus entrance on the right.

From the North on 190

Take Exit 2, Ararat Street. Go straight through the 1st set of lights and follow signs for Shore Drive. Turn right at 2nd set of lights onto Shore Drive. The Bancroft Field House entrance is the second driveway on the right, opposite the YMCA. Continue on Shore Drive to the main Bancroft School campus entrance, also on the right. 

Campus Map

Campus Map of Bancroft School

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Tracy Jones

Director of Athletics

Wayne Penniman (DPT, ATC, CSCS)

Head Athletic Trainer

 

 

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