We strive to help our boys realize the Classical maxim mens sana in corpore sano—a sound mind in a sound body.

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Athletics at Roxbury Latin

The athletic program at Roxbury Latin strives to realize the Classical maxim mens sana in corpore sano—a sound mind in a sound body. Our mission is intimately connected to the fundamental values and guiding principles of the school. Staffed almost exclusively by faculty members, the department promotes the pursuit of excellence, the development of loyalty and good sportsmanship, perseverance and resilience. Games, practices, and all other team activities continue the work of the academic day; we expect our boys to give their best effort, work well with their teammates, improve their skills and sharpen their contributions, and—of course—find pleasure in the process. As a small school, we want our students to be generalists and not specialists—in athletics as in all other respects. Thus, we discourage students from seeing sports at Roxbury Latin as a self-serving exercise to hone their “pre-professional” skills or credentials for the next level of competition. Though each year several of our graduates go on to participate in athletics at the college level, we ask our athletes to put aside personal aspirations and individual ambitions in service to the greater community. For our teams to be competitive, we need the participation and involvement of a large number of students, and we enjoy our most consistent competitive success when our best athletes are “multiple” rather than “singular.” Our lower teams are as important as our varsity teams and we “grow” our own athletes.

Athletic News

A Clean Sweep On Winter Family Night!

Thanks to everyone who joined us for RL’s Winter Family Night on January 20! Despite the wintry weather conditions, hundreds of Roxbury Latin family, friends, and fans came to cheer on all three varsity teams competing at home, along with JV Basketball. Varsity Wrestling began the evening by taking on Lexington Christian Academy, whom they […]

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Celebrating a Sunny Homecoming and Fall Family Day

On Saturday, October 29, more than 700 Roxbury Latin fans—students, alumni, faculty, families, and friends—gathered on campus for this season’s Homecoming and Fall Family Day. The day brought athletic competitions across campus, including varsity matches in cross country, soccer, and football. Before kick-off of the football game, Headmaster Brennan—speaking from the 50-yard line of O’Keeffe […]

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Spring Athletic Accolades, Including Boston Globe Scholarship Honors for Mark Henshon

Mark Henshon, Class of 2022, was honored this week in a ceremony at Fenway Park, celebrating his selection as a Boston Globe Foundation / Richard J. Phelps Scholar-Athlete. In its 36th year, this selective scholarship program honors some of Massachusetts’ finest high school scholar-athletes and student leaders. Supported by the Globe Foundation and Mr. Richard […]

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Varsity Tennis at 2022 NEPSAC Tournament

Varsity Tennis Wins Third NEPSAC Title in School History

The Roxbury Latin Varsity Tennis team has capped off another amazing season with a New England Class B Tournament Title. The team’s 4-1 victory over Belmont Hill on Tuesday, May 24, sealed the championship for RL, its third NEPSAC Title—winning also in 2019 and 2013. At the end of every regular season, the top eight […]

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