Striving for Excellence

Pursuit of excellence and sportsmanship are hallmarks of the Gann Athletics program. Gann Academy offers several Varsity and JV sports competing in the NEPSAC (New England Preparatory School Athletic Council) as well as variety of recreational athletic offerings. The girls compete in the IGC (Independent Girls Conference) and the boys compete in the MBIL (Mass Bay Independent League). All sports emphasize competing with integrity and effort and students collaborate with others and to be their best selves on the field and off. For the 2016-2017 season, Gann Teams won NEPSAC Championships in Boys Soccer, Girls Volleyball, Boys Basketball, Girls Basketball, Softball and Girls Tennis. Two of our students were recongizied in the Boston Globe's twenty-two top student athletes.
Interscholastic Sports:
  • Boys Baseball
  • Boys Basketball
  • Boys Lacrosse
  • Boys Soccer
  • Boys Tennis
  • Co-ed Cross Country
  • Co-ed Ultimate Frisbee
  • Girls Basketball
  • Girls Lacrosse
  • Girls Soccer
  • Girls Softball
  • Girls Volleyball
Recreational:
  • Basketball
  • Customized Conditioning
  • Fitness
  • Frisbee
  • Juggling
  • Martial Arts
  • Running
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Yoga
  • Zumba
Play to Learn

Of course, Not everyone starts high school as a star athlete, but through Gan's recreational sports program students of all levels find themselves doing things they never imagined and understanding what it means to be part of a team, to step up, to give the extra effort. The skills learned through sports last forever.  So be brave. Try out for a team or take a sport for recreational reasons and discover yourself getting stronger.

Director of Athletics, Pam Roecker

Pam Roecker came to Gann in 2015. She served as Emmanuel College’s Director of Athletics and Recreation since 2003, directly overseeing the Saints' athletic department and 35 staff members. The Emmanuel Athletic Department experienced tremendous growth during Roecker's tenure, growing by three varsity sports, including the additions of men's golf (2009), women's lacrosse (2011), and men's lacrosse (2012). In addition to directing the expansion of the Saints' athletic department, Roecker was also actively involved in the Roberto Clemente Field project, completed in August of 2009.

Prior to Emmanuel, Roecker served as Associate Athletic Director, Senior Woman Administrator and NCAA Compliance Coordinator at Wagner College in Staten Island, New York.

Roecker also has extensive experience coaching Division I women's basketball, holding head coaching positions at Loyola University Chicago (1998-99) and at Wagner College, and assistant coaching positions at Seton Hall University, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She has been inducted into both the Hall of Fame at University of Wisconsin-Green Bay (1995) and the Omicron Delta Kappa Leadership Society at Wagner College.

She earned a bachelor's degree in Communications and Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and a master's degree in Business Administration and Management from Wagner College.

Assistant AD/Athletic Trainer, AJ Rourke

Andrea "AJ" Rourke came to Gann in 2007 as the Head Athletic Trainer and quickly added Assistant Athletic Director responsibilities. After graduating from Marietta College in 1993 with a BS in Sports Medicine and a NATA Certification, Rourke enjoyed athletic training posts with Auburn High School, Grafton High School, the Orleans Cardinals and Chatham Athletics of the acclaimed Cape Cod Baseball League, and a ten-year stint at UMASS-Boston as Athletic Trainer.

championships through the years

Girls' Varsity Tennis: 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Boys' Varsity Tennis: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
Girls' Varsity Basketball: 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2007-2008, 2016, 2017
Boys' Varsity Basketball: 2011, 2017
Girls' Varsity Soccer: 2006, 2007
Boys' Varsity Soccer: 2000, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2008, 2017
Girls' Varsity Softball: 2015, 2016
Boys' Varsity Baseball: 2008, 2009, 2010, 2016
Co-ed Cross Country: 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012
Ultimate Frisbee: 2009, 2012, 2016
Girls Varsity Volleyball: 2017

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