Sub-varsity teams are more developmental in nature and playing on a team offers not only a chance to enjoy the sport, but also a valuable participatory experience for each athlete. This applies to all team members from standouts to substitutes who play a supporting role. In keeping with the Thayer philosophy that athletics are an integral part of a student’s curriculum, students should plan their participation with the help of their advisors – this discussion will help everyone gain a better understanding of each child’s overall school program. All sub-varsity participants are expected to receive fairly equal playing time over the course of the entire season. All team information is available via www.thayer.org/TeamSchedules.
Students at Thayer are privileged to be a part of the Independent School League (ISL). This collection of 16 schools shares the highest ideals for school sports and competes in almost every sport Thayer offers. In addition to the ISL opponents, we schedule contests against other members of the New England Prep School Athletic Council (NEPSAC).
Matt joins Thayer as the Young Alumni Leadership Gift Officer and a goalie coach for lacrosse. He previously worked in Baltimore, Maryland, as a high school history and civics instructor at The Boys' Latin School of Maryland. Prior to that, Matt worked as a social studies teacher and dorm parent at Oak Hill Academy in Mouth of Wilson, Virginia. He holds a bachelor's degree in political science from Providence College and a master's degree in government from Johns Hopkins University. Before starting his career in education, Matt worked in local campaign politics and national legislative advocacy where he developed an interest in organizing and fundraising. When not training lacrosse goalies, he enjoys coaching Ethics Bowl, a form of competitive and collaborative civil dialogue where students are asked to grapple with complex moral issues. Matt is passionate about inspiring student-athletes and keeping young alumni engaged and connected to the school and to each other. He recently moved to the Boston area with his wife Claire.