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"Being a part of the football team has taught me the benefits of hard work and perseverance, while also giving me a support group that I can lean on and trust whenever necessary. "Julien

"Playing field hockey has been an incredibly rewarding experience. The intensity and passion that each member of the team brings with them to every practice and game is contagious."Megan

"As a member of the lacrosse and football teams, I learned the true meaning of honor, courage, and commitment. Without these two programs, I would not be the young man that I am today."Sheppard

"Being a part of the cross country team has given me the chance to push myself to challenge how far and fast I can run. There is no greater feeling than finishing a race while hearing your teammates and coaches cheer you on."Isabelle

Collegiate Athletes

Each year, many Country Day graduates continue their athletic careers at the collegiate level. In a typical year, 15–20 members of a graduating class will commit to playing an NCAA Division I, II, or III sport.

Click on a sport below to view a list of former Buccaneer student-athletes currently on a college roster.


Paul Barnhill '13

Furman University

Patrick Brady '13

US Naval Academy

Drew Loepprich '14    

Wake Forest University

Jordan Greene '15    

Clemson University

Trent Alley '16

Furman University


Matthew Spears '13    

Newberry College

Michael White '15    

Case Western Reserve University

Christien Williams '16

Massachusetts Institute of Technology


Jocelyn Purdie '14

Queens University

Lindsay Brady '14    

UNC-Chapel Hill

Antonia Keen '13

William Pell University

Cross Country


Field Hockey

Loren Shealy '11

US Women's National Team

Esty Byrd '12

College of William and Mary

Caroline Plyler '12

UNC-Chapel Hill

Lauren McFayden '13

Davidson College

Princess Sutherland '14    

Johns Hopkins University

Megan Mahoney '15

Middlebury College

Ali Gakenheimer '16

Denison University

Kathryn Holland '16

University of North Carolina


Morgan Roberts '11


Brian Duncan '12

Bucknell University

Bryan Erb '12

Case Western Reserve University

James Howe '12

Williams College

Reavis Ford '13

Elon College

Alex Gakenheimer '13

Dartmouth College

Ben Kepley '13

Dartmouth College

Royce Turnbull '13

East Tennessee State University

Pete Showalter '13

Rhodes College

Thomas Jackson '14

UNC-Chapel Hill

Kyle Segal '14

Catholic University of America

Michael Shields '14

Washington and Lee University

J.D. Dellinger '16

Purdue University

Warren Holland '16

Sewanee: The University of the South

Marshall Simmons '16

Elon University


Al Dickens '11

East Carolina University

Brook Vann '14      

Sewanee: The University of the South

Jubal Early '15      

Bucknell University

Ashton Poole '15      

University of Virginia

Emy Pickens '16

Birmingham-Southern College


Hanna Krueger '13     

Amherst College

Will Dowd '14           

University of Jacksonville (FLA)

Anna Comer '15           

Sewanee: The University of the South

John Donohue '16

Colgate University

Riley Harrison '16

University of North Carolina

Julia Loesch '16

Connecticut College

Graham McIntosh '16

Denison University

Natalee Palmer '16

Dartmouth College

Lucy Pedlow '16

Cornell University

Peter Pittroff '16

Denison University


John Kendall '12                

Princeton University

Will Kendall '14

Denison University

Ben Locke '15

NC State University

Raina Johnson '12

University of South Carolina

Courtney Stutts '12

Virginia Tech University

Adelaide Cummings '13     

Davidson College

Carrie Lewis '15

North Carolina State University


Michael Brienza '14

Tufts University

Hayden Bumgardner '12    Villanova


Andrew Gores '11    

UNC-Chapel Hill

Allen Jackson '12

Middlebury College

Will Turner '14

Boston College

Kavir Kumar '16

University of North Carolina

Berri Flood '12

Mary Washington University

Kelsie Grice '13       

Randolph Macon College

Avery Hunter '16

Florida Southern College

Track & Field

States Lee '12

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Nicole Wilson '14

Wake Forest University


Mattie Newson '13

Samford University

Katharine Franz '15

Davidson College

Class of 2015 Student-Athlete Commitments

Alumni News

Seven Country Day seniors were formally recognized in a ceremony Monday for their commitments to play college sports at NCAA Division I schools.
Former Buccaneer student-athletes are making headlines in collegiate and international sports.
With the original reason for Homecoming in mind, the Country Day field hockey, boys' soccer and boys' basketball programs will host alumni games on Saturday morning.

College Recruiting

For those looking to continue playing a sport at the collegiate level, we partner with our College Counseling Office to offer extensive guidance throughout the college recruiting process.

Click on the links below to access important NCAA forms and other resources that will help you navigate this process. Specific questions can be directed to our College Counseling Team.

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