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EA Day History

About Haverford/EA Day

EA Day (or Haverford Day from the blue-and-white perspective) is a tradition of sportsmanship and competition that spans decades. Alumni, parents, and students gather to cheer on their school's team. For students, it marks a day of competition against an archrival and the close of the fall sports season.
Sports rivalry split sweater

The Sweater

Since 1980, a symbol of Haverford/EA Day has been the coveted split-sweater. Maroon with gold stripes on the left sleeve and navy with white stripes on the right, the sweater is composed of half of a Haverford School sweater and half of an Episcopal Academy sweater neatly sewn together. The school whose teams win the day retains the sweater (along with bragging rights), on its campus for the ensuing year. The Sweater Ceremony ends the day. 

The Haverford School History

EA Day - Fall 1972

The Score

Haverford – 18 wins (6 ties)

(1987), 1988, 1989, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, (2004), (2006), (2007), 2008, (2009), (2010), 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018

EA – 16 wins (6 ties)

1980, 1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, (1987), 1991, 1994, 1995, 1998, 2002, 2003, (2004), 2005, (2006), (2007), (2009), (2010), 2017, 2019

Rivalry Timeline

1889

The first football game between Episcopal and Haverford was played.


1910

The first soccer game between Episcopal and Haverford was played.


1965

Cross-Country was added to Haverford/EA Day.


2002

Water Polo was added to Haverford/EA Day.


2011

Golf was added to Haverford/EA Day.

Haverford/EA Day 2019

Cross-country – EA wins, 32-24

Golf – Haverford wins, 148-152

Water polo – Haverford wins, 18-6

Soccer – EA wins, 1-0

Football – EA wins, 38-28