While the spring athletic season does not have the traditional NEPSAC post-season tournaments of the fall and winter, it doesn't lack for either competition or excitement.
With the spring edition of the annual Andover-Exeter weekend clash on the horizon, this weekend is packed with tournament competition for eight different Big Blue squads.
Varsity Baseball is the number one seed for this year's CNEPSBL Championship Tournament and thereby earned home field for tournament play, and a bye until the semifinals. The semifinals get underway at Andover at 9:00 A.M. on Sunday, May 22nd with the Big Blue hosting the lowest remaining seed from quarterfinal play.
Varsity Softball will once again play co-host with Brooks for the Big East tournament in which BB&N, St. Mark's, Tabor, Exeter, St. Paul's, and Nobles will also be competing on Saturday and Sunday, March 21st and 22nd. Andover is the #5 seed and begins play at home on Saturday at 9:30 A.M. vs. St. Paul's.
Girls' Varsity Tennis enters the NEPSAC Class A tournament as the #1 seed. Quarterfinal and semifinal play is scheduled for Saturday, March 21st at Milton Academy, starting at 10:00 A.M. when Andover will play #8 Taft. Semifinal match play is scheduled for 2:30 P.M. The championship match will be on Sunday, hosted by the highest-seeded school remaining, with a 10:00 A.M. scheduled start time. See the tournament bracket here.
Boys' Varsity Tennis earned the #2 seed in this year's Class A tourney and will play host to quarter and semifinal play on Saturday, March 21st with competition beginning at 9:00 A.M. when Andover takes on #7 Taft. The finals will be hosted by Groton on Sunday at 11:00 A.M. More information here.
Girls' & Boys' Varsity Track & Field will travel to St. Paul's on Saturday, March 21st to compete in this year's NEPSTA Division One Championships (a.k.a. "Interschols"). More information, including live results, will be available here.
Varsity Ultimate is coming off a third-place finish at last Saturday's NEPSUL tournament. This Saturday the team will be participating in the 20th Four Rivers Ultimate Tournament at Greenfield Community College in Greenfield, MA, where they will take on public and private school competition. Play begins at 8:40 A.M. and will continue until approximately 5:00 P.M.
Girls' Varsity Lacrosse is hosting this year's SEAL Cup, in which St. Paul's, Exeter, Andover, and Lawrenceville compete in one-day tournament play. The competition begins on Sunday, March 22nd at 9:00 A.M.