Lacrosse - Boys' Varsity
The Pennington School first fielded a lacrosse team in 1940 under the guidance of faculty member Lawrence Pitt, who played during his time as an undergraduate at Rutgers and was subsequently inducted into the U.S. Lacrosse New Jersey Chapter Hall of Fame in 1997. Pennington's team ceased play in the mid-1940s and resumed activity in 1987.
Regular opponents include The Hun School, Princeton Day School, Blair Academy, and Rutgers Prep, and each year, boys' lacrosse competes in the New Jersey Independent School Athletic Association Tournament. Head Coach Jason Carter noted that additional opponents include Montclair Kimberley Academy, Newark Academy, Ranney School, and Morristown-Beard School. Pennington home games are played on the School’s artificial Tom Liwosz Turf Field.
Carter and his coaching staff firmly believe that how one conducts themselves on and off the field matters. He noted that he wants his team to always focus on family and keeping their grades up while making good decisions. Hard work pays dividends, he said, and competing with "an edge" to pursue excellence helps an athlete achieve success. Students are expected to know their role on the team and embrace that role; a team creates an environment where a student can be part of something bigger than themselves.
Also, Carter noted that he wants to see his team playing with emotion and intensity, but also with good sportsmanship and respect for teammates, opponents, officials, and fans. "Make the following words an important part of your life," he said. "Integrity, commitment, discipline, loyalty, and dependability."