Another Strong Soccer Season

The varsity soccer teams at Vermont Academy both had seasons worth celebrating this year. 

The Girls’ Varsity Soccer team had an impressive run, becoming the runners-up in the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Class D finals after a 3-2 win against the Montrose School in the semifinals, finishing with a Class D record of 9-1. It was an impressive triumph for VA, considering the team was the #5 seed in the NEPSAC tournament, while Montrose was in the #1 slot.
Head Coach Eduardo Caturla is pleased with his team for their positive season. "We have experienced a very successful season for this team. I am so proud of what our players have accomplished this year. We started the season with the main objective of reaching the NEPSAC Tournament. The team not only made this objective real, we even made it to the finals. Our players and coaching staff have worked hard throughout the season to achieve this impressive goal,” he shares. “[With] a 9-1 record this season, sadly, the only loss was at the final game. It still makes this team's season very important and positive. We are on the right path to transform the Girls’ Varsity Soccer program into a more solid and steady program for the coming years."

The VA Boys’ Varsity Soccer team had a highly successful season, becoming the 2023 Lakes Region Champions, and winning the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Class C Championship.

The team played St. Paul’s School for the Lakes Region Finals, finishing 4-1, and landed with a Lakes Region record of 7(W)-1(T)-0(L) earning the title of Lakes Region Champions.

The team, the number one seed entering the NEPSAC tournament, defeated number two seed St. Andrew’s School 4-1 in the NEPSAC finals, ending the season with an overall record of 12(W)-3(T)-0(L).

Head Coach Adrian Diaz ’14 shares his thoughts on the victorious season. "This has been a historic season for the team and the school. We have been able to win something that [our team has never won] before: the NEPSAC championship. These kids and the staff have worked so hard for months to get to this place and it is well deserved. Personally, as someone who wore that jersey years ago and had a totally different team experience when I was a student here, it means the world to come back here to help this program achieve this. This is for everyone who has been here before, and especially for Coach Gilloran, who has done a formidable job over the years to put this school on the map. We keep moving!"

Congratulations to all players and coaches on both teams for an unforgettable season. Go Wildcats!
Vermont Academy is a coed college preparatory boarding and day school in southern Vermont, serving grades 9-12 plus a postgraduate year.