Competing as a SAINT

Our goal is to continue to encourage both a broad and deep athletic experience for all of our students, from novice to those who will compete in college.

EVERY DAY THEY PRACTICE AND PLAY, OUR ATHLETES ACHIEVE SOMETHING REMARKABLE. They build skills, strength, and fitness. They push their personal boundaries. And, they fuel the spirit that unites us as members of the Canterbury community. Our athletic program has a proud winning tradition dating back decades, and every time we take to the field, we look to extend that tradition. However, athletics at Canterbury are about far more than winning. An integral part of your education, it is a way to learn lessons that cannot be taught so powerfully in any other setting—lessons in character, friendship, and teamwork. Through your athletic experience, you will gain self-reliance that will serve you well for many years after your last season playing as a Saint.

Canterbury offers its athletes the facilities they need to excel, from one of the best aquatics centers in New England to our ice rink, nine playing fields, squash courts, and rowing site on the Housatonic River.

We have many athletes who will go on to play at the collegiate level and many others new to their sport and still building skills. We support and take pride in all of our athletes.
Jim Stone, Athletic Director

Athletic Offerings

Athletic Offerings beginning for the 2018-19 Academic Year:

  • The 2018-19 school year will be the final year for Water Polo. In addition, the Spring of 2018 will be the final regular season for Track (we will not compete in Field events); Track will be an option for a smaller and more select group of competitive runners in the spring of 2019.
These necessary changes are not only in line with the expectations of our peer schools but also in support of Canterbury’s tradition of a strong and successful athletic program. We look forward to all that lies ahead for Canterbury Athletics and welcome your follow-up questions. Go Saints!

Athletic Requirements

Athletic Requirements beginning for the 2018-19 Academic Year:

  • All students must compete in an interscholastic sport (or the equivalent) in two out of three seasons during the year with the option to do a third season or choose an afternoon activity.
  • All students must participate in an athletic or afternoon activity in all three seasons.
  • All Third and new Fourth Formers must participate on a team sport in the fall of their first year at Canterbury.

Our goal is to continue to encourage both a broad and deep athletic experience for all of our students, from novice to those who will compete in college



Athletes of the Week

Connor Amsley '18 (4/30/18)
Connor Amsley '18 (4/30/18)

Connor '18 scored with three seconds left to tie the game for Boys' Varsity Lacrosse versus Gunnery. He then scored the game-winning goal with 40 seconds left in the first overtime. Connor '18 is currently the lead-scoring Saint.

Jade Brinker '20 (4/30/18)
Jade Brinker '20 (4/30/18)

Jade Brinker '20 has been a force for the Girls' JV Lacrosse team, notable on the team's offensive end.

Emma Gambardella '20 (4/13/18)
Emma Gambardella '20 (4/13/18)

Emma Gambardella '20 had 14 goals in four games for the Saints Girls' Varsity Lacrosse team. She also aided the team with seven assists and has been outstanding on draw controls.

Brian Gaughan '18 (4/13/18)
Brian Gaughan '18 (4/13/18)

Varsity Baseball pitcher Brian Gaughan '18 threw a two hit complete game shutout versus The Gunnery, CT, striking out 11. He also had two hits for the Saints versus Suffield Academy, CT.

Steph Proteau '18 (2/23/18)
Steph Proteau '18 (2/23/18)

Steph Porteau '18 scored two goals for the Girls' Varsity Hockey team in their win against Hebron. She has been an offensive force for the Saints during the final games of the team's season.

Mike Speight '18 (2/23/18)
Mike Speight '18 (2/23/18)

Mike Speight '18 scored 40 points for the Saints Boys' Varsity Basketball team in their win over South Kent. During that game, he was nine of ten from the line. Mike '18 then scored 22 points and got seven rebounds for the BVB's win over Kingswood Oxford in Pigott Arena.

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