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Berkshire student-athletes proudly wear our Green & Gray. With 17 sports and 48 athletic teams, there’s an opportunity for every student to be involved. Students often discover new interests and talents by trying a sport they may have never played before. Whether students are competing at the highest level or exploring something new, they spend invaluable time with teammates to experience camaraderie, new friendships, and create lifelong memories.

Our athletic program’s goal is to foster leadership skills, self-confidence, and commitment to others. Through practice, training, and competition, our students gain a strong appreciation for teamwork, sportsmanship, and perseverance—traits that are transferable to every aspect of their lives. Berkshire competes in the highly competitive New England Preparatory School Athletic Council which includes Choate, Hotchkiss, Taft, Loomis, Deerfield, Salisbury, Kent, Avon, and Westminster, among others. Athletic contests take place on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons.

The excellence of our athletic program is evident by the number of Berkshire student-athletes who have gone on to play at Division I and Division III colleges and universities. In the past three years, over 100 athletes have left Berkshire to continue to compete at the next level.

FOLLOW BERKSHIRE ATHLETICS

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    ATHLETICS DEPARTMENT

    Skip Bowman

    Skip Bowman

    Titles: Equipment Room Manager
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    School: 413-229-1294
    Dan Driscoll

    Dan Driscoll

    Titles: Director of Athletics, College Counselor, Varsity Hockey (Boys) Head Coach
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    School: 413-229-1292
    Meredyth Joly

    Meredyth Joly

    Titles: Assistant Athletic Trainer
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    School: 413-229-1197
    Kate Riva

    Kate Riva

    Titles: Administrative Assistant
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    School: 413-229-1291
    Marc Wysocki

    Marc Wysocki

    Titles: Assistant Director, Head Athletic Trainer
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    School: 413-229-1296

    FACILITIES

    Jackman L. Stewart Athletic Center

    In 2009, Berkshire School opened the Jackman L. Stewart Athletic Center, a 117,000 square foot facility that features two ice hockey rinks (one Olympic size and one NHL Regulation size). The facility includes14 locker rooms, a full athletic training suite, the Picotte Family Fitness Center, and conference and special function rooms. In addition, Berkshire's Athletic Department offices are housed in "The Jack."

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    Soffer Athletic Center

    Berkshire's multi-use gymnasium, the Soffer Athletic Center, was fully renovated in 2016, including the addition of a state-of-the-art squash center which features 10 squash courts, exercise areas, as well as meeting and office spaces. In addition, the Soffer Athletic Center features two basketball/volleyball courts, an indoor exercise/training area, climbing wall, and team locker-rooms.

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    Fields & Courts

    Berkshire athletes practice and compete on a full range of multi-purpose courts, pitches, and fields under the Mountain, including Tom Young Field (baseball field), Schappert Field (football field), Stewart Pitch (soccer field) and Beattie Fields.

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    PHOTOS

    Berkshire School partners with Risley Sports Photography to capture our Bears in action. Please visit the company's website to view and purchase photos.

    ATHLETIC TRAINERS

    The Athletic Training staff at Berkshire strives to provide every student-athlete with the most comprehensive, highest quality individual sports medicine health care available in a professional, efficient, and compassionate manner. A diversified program of prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation assures a positive healthy recovery experience, an improved quality of life, a safe return to full athletic participation and continued athletic success.

    Our Trainers

    Marc Wysocki MS, ATC/L, CES, EMT-B

    Marc started at Berkshire School in August of 2001. He received his bachelor’s degree in Sports Science with a concentration in Athletic Training from Colby-Sawyer College in 1994. He obtained his Master’s Degree in Science for Athletic Training from Springfield College and became a certified athletic trainer in 1996. Marc has worked at Plymouth State College and U. S. Merchant Marine Academy as the assistant athletic trainer and an instructor of CPR/First Aid and Health. He also worked at New England Sports Therapy working with patients in the clinic during the morning hours and spending the afternoons as the athletic trainer for Barrington High School (RI). Marc has experience working with the Topeka Scarecrows of the Central Hockey League while working through the Kansas Rehabilitation Hospital. He was fortunate to volunteer for two weeks as the U.S. Olympic Medical Staff in 2004. He mainly worked with wrestling and weightlifting while the athletes were preparing to go to Greece for the summer Olympics. Marc has become an emergency medical technician (EMT) through the state of Massachusetts where he volunteers his services for Southern Berkshire Volunteer Ambulance Service. He recently earned a certification of Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine, and he serves as a volunteer firefighter for the town of Sheffield. Marc also serves as the Assistant Director of Athletics.

    Meredyth Joly MS, LAT, ATC, PES, GT PROVIDER

    Meredyth is a 2017 graduate of California University of Pennsylvania with a Master's of Science in Athletic Training. Her thesis was on "Athlete's Knowledge and Use of Exercise Re-hydration Techniques". While at Cal U, Meredyth was a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Cross Country, Track & Field, and Tennis Teams. She was also a certified CAATE Athletic Training Education Program Clinical Preceptor where she took an active role in supervising classroom and field experiences of California University of Pennsylvania’s athletic training students. She volunteered at the Mario Lemieux Fantasy Hockey camp where she met and worked with several former professional hockey greats. Meredyth's undergraduate degree was achieved in 2016 at Colby Sawyer College in New London, New Hampshire. While at Colby- Sawyer, Meredyth had the opportunity to cultivate her athletic training skills at Kearsarge Regional High School and St Paul’s School. Additionally, she worked at the Division 1 collegiate level with both Dartmouth College and the University of Connecticut’s football programs. Meredyth has volunteered at the Boston Marathon as a medical volunteer (2013- Present) and with the Connecticut Gaylord Sports Association, working at their paraplegic water-ski clinics. Meredyth is also Graston Technique Certified and a Provider. She recently earned a certification of Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. Meredyth started at the Berkshire School in August of 2017.