Athletics as Sport
Young adults need many outlets for expression, and sports represent one important and healthy opportunity to do so. Middleburg Academy’s athletic program is unique to high schools in its encouragement of broad participation and outstanding results.
Our “no cut” policy means every student is invited to play on a team, regardless of prior experience. Many students learn to play a sport for the first time, while others go on to play at the college level.
Typically 85% of our student body participates in at least one sport each year, and many play two or even three. We understand that important lessons take place on the playing fields, as well as in the classroom. Sports at Middleburg Academy include learning to exert oneself fully, increasing fitness and fortitude, working together as a team, winning or losing with dignity, and balancing sports with other academic commitments.
Broad participation enriches our success. As testimony to the strength of our athletes and coaches, Middleburg Academy boasts state championships in Boys' Lacrosse, Boys' and Girls' Basketball, Girls' Volleyball and Baseball. Dedicated coaches also assist individual students in competing for athletic awards and in winning athletic scholarships. Enjoy our Trophy Case.
Middleburg Academy’s playing fields and tennis courts are perfectly situated on our beautiful campus to highlight our breath-taking views. We also have our own mountain bike/cross-country trail. Some teams also enjoy superb off-site facilities, including use of the beautiful Bull Run Golf Course as our home golf course.
Middleburg Academy is one of only two schools in Northern Virginia with a varsity fencing team. We also host the Middleburg Fencing Club who calls Middleburg Academy home!
Meet our Athletic Trainer
Mrs. Lauren Will is the Athletic Trainer for Middleburg Academy. Mrs. Will is a Board Certified Athletic Trainer, licensed in the State of Virginia, a member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), Virginia Athletic Trainers Association (VATA), and the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Trainers Association (MAATA). Mrs. Will received her Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training from George Mason University (GMU). She is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Sport Management from Old Dominion University.
Mrs. Will has worked with athletes at the middle school, high school, collegiate, and professional levels. One of her favorite clinical rotations was with the Washington Capitals. Currently, Mrs. Will is working part-time with George Mason on concussion research projects for youth lacrosse and football. As an Athletic Trainer she works in collaboration with a number of different healthcare specialists which include physical therapists, and orthopedic surgeons specializing in all facets of sports medicine.
In her free time she enjoys playing recreational soccer, snowboarding, and spending time with her husband and two kids; Jackson (4) and Mason (2). “I came to Middleburg Academy because we share similar morals and values of student-athletes. I genuinely care about their physical and mental well-being. I have a passion for sports and helping young athletes become and stay successful throughout their athletic endeavors."