Fall 2013 brings a wide array of opportunities for Park Tudor students to participate in sports. Boys have five options – football, soccer, tennis, crew and cross country – and girls can choose from soccer, golf, cross country, volleyball, crew and cheerleading.
“One of the hallmarks of a Park Tudor education is the extraordinary number of opportunities students have to participate in extracurricular activities,” said Head of School Matthew Miller. “Our philosophy towards athletics furthers our commitment to allowing students to experiment with sports they’ve never played before, while at the same time helping them to reach their full athletic potential.” Miller adds that for a school the size of Park Tudor, the array of sports offered is exceptional.
One challenge of offering so many athletic opportunities is being competitive with schools that focus on fewer options. Football in particular requires a depth of participation to be competitive. Despite this challenge, Park Tudor remains committed to providing students with a diverse range of athletic options – football included.
“We are very proud of the many strides that Coach Orlando Lowry has made with this year’s team as well as in building for the future of our football program,” said Athletic Director Brad Lennon. “In addition to the hard work that he and his team have put in with this year’s varsity players, Orlando’s been working with our seventh- and eighth-grade coaches and team to make them competitive and to prepare them for eventually playing at the high school level.” The 7/8 team has experienced success, going undefeated with three wins so far this season, including a come-from-behind win against St. Luke’s, and an enthusiastic 30 boys participating.
Lennon adds that in the near-term, the school is exploring various options to bolster the football program for next season and beyond, including examining the schedule and opponents that we play.
“Ultimately, we want our students to experience all that a high school football program brings to a school – the excitement of competition and the pride that comes with overcoming a challenge and meeting a goal,” said Lennon. “We are committed to playing high school football at Park Tudor, while ensuring that our students stay safe and have fun.”