The history and success of the Loomis Lacrosse Program is well known throughout New England due in part to the program’s founder and head coach for 49 years, Jim Wilson. Starting as a club sport in 1959, the lacrosse program evolved into one of the strongest high school teams in the country. In that time, Wilson compiled a 401-196 record, won many Founders League Championships and more importantly, mentored hundreds of young men throughout his career. Loomis has produced dozens of college lacrosse players over the years, including Major League Lacrosse Players Drew Snider (Maryland), Ari Sussman (Dartmouth), Charlie Streep (UVA), and Tyler Casertrano (Yale). Overall, the Loomis Lacrosse Program is very proud of its rich and successful history.
The Loomis Chaffee Schedule
According to the 2013 Laxpower website, Loomis Chaffee was ranked fifth nationally for most competitive schedule in boys high school lacrosse – only behind Maryland’s best high schools Gilman, Calvert Hall, Loyola-Blakefield, and Boys Latin. Loomis plays in the Founders League and New England West 1, arguably the most competitive lacrosse league in the country. League opponents include Deerfield, Taft, Choate, Trinity-Pawling, Brunswick, Salisbury, Avon Old Farms, Westminster, Hotchkiss, Kent, Berkshire, and Northfield Mt. Hermon. Out of league opponents include Phillips Exeter and Phillips Andover, perennial lacrosse powerhouses in Northern New England. It is a daunting schedule but one that Loomis Chaffee is proud to have.
Each March the Pelicans travel to Florida (Where Pelicans feel most comfortable!) for preseason practice and scrimmages. In 2014, they will attend 3D Lacrosse Spring training in St. Petersburg. There, Loomis will have a morning and afternoon practices each day and then at night, scrimmage some great lacrosse schools.
The Loomis Chaffee School – Key Facts
• 650 students grades 9-12 and post-graduate; coed
• 300-acre campus in historic Windsor, Connecticut, ten minutes from Hartford and Bradley International Airport
• 5-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio
• 180 courses (regular, advanced and Advanced Placement) and independent study
• Average class size: 11
• 40 countries and 26 U.S. states represented
• 25% students of color; 15% international students
• 168 total faculty (119 teaching and/or dorm-affiliated faculty)
• 63% of teaching faculty hold at least one advanced degree
Five full-time college counselors guide students through the college search and application process. Eighty-four percent of the members of the Class of 2013 were admitted to colleges and universities deemed most competitive or highly competitive by Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges, with sixty-two percent matriculating at the most competitive institutions.
Contact Coach Bill Lee for more information about Loomis Chaffee Lacrosse
Head Coach, Loomis Chaffee Boys Lacrosse
Associate Director of Admission