Athletics News, March 1

John O’Neill, Director of Athletics
March 1, 2019

The Barn is a Game Changer

The addition of the Barn has been a game changer for the athletics program. With more athletes (103) and more teams (8) than ever before, athletic venues are at a premium here at Belmont Day, especially during the winter season. In years past, basketball players would bus off-campus for practice on a daily basis, while Coolidge Hall and the PAC were the permanent homes for fencing and badminton.

This year, all four basketball teams remained on campus and practiced in a state-of-the-art 12-basket facility that rivals any college gymnasium. By moving basketball to the Barn, the Downing Gym is now available for fencing and badminton. The impact of Barn doesn’t stop there, however. Of equal importance was the addition of two new programs, wrestling, and volleyball. Both sports could not have been offered without the new space and have already become staples within the program. Of course, space is just space. It’s the people, athletes, and coaches alike that fill the space, give it energy, and make it come alive. Congratulations to all of our athletes and coaches for a tremendous winter season.

By John O'Neill, director of athletics |

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The 2023 Athletics Banquet filled the Barn Gym yesterday as the Physical Education/Athletics department bid farewell to the 45 graduating eighth grade athletes. In addition to recognizing every athlete individually, the program also included the presentation of the Coaches’ Awards,…

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Scharer Honored for Artwork by the MWRA Congratulations to eighth grader Lydia Scharer who won first place in this year’s MWRA (Massachusetts Water Resources Authority) poster contest. There were over 2,000 submissions! This year, the contest theme was water conservation.…

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