Athletics at Haverford
Above the doorway of the athletic building is the Latin phrase Mens Sana in Corpore Sano: a healthy mind in a healthy body. This phrase is one of the guiding principles in our mission of preparing boys for life. We believe that participation in a vigorous athletic program helps develop our young men to face various challenges and opportunities, as well as foster lifetime bonds with their fellow teammates. Michael Murphy, Director of Athletics
In 2018-19, seven teams captured Inter-Ac titles, out of a possible 14 championships. Tennis captured its 10th straight Inter-Ac Championship, while golf, soccer, water polo, basketball, squash, and track and field also earned titles. Golf and basketball went undefeated, 35-0 and 28-0, respectively, and track and field broke numerous personal, school, and meet records on the way to the Inter-Ac title.
The Haverford School is a member of the Inter-Academic Athletic League (Inter-Ac), the oldest interscholastic athletic league in the country. In the past decade, Haverford has won championships in cross-country, soccer, football, squash, hockey, lacrosse, baseball, tennis, crew, swimming, wrestling, and golf.
In 2018-19, Haverford captured the Inter-Ac's Heyward Cup for overall excellence in athletic competition. The Fords have won the Heyward Cup 18 times, more than any other school in the league.