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Raymond’s Pitts Helps Vermont Academy Girls Varsity Soccer Win Championship
Submitted by Vermont Academy   11-19-19

The Vermont Academy girls soccer team (15-5-2) has won the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Class D Championship tournament.

On Sunday, November 17, the Vermont Academy Wildcats defeated Trumbull, Connecticut’s Christian Heritage School 1-0 in the final. Raymond’s Elizabeth Pitts, who is in her sophomore year at Vermont Academy, was instrumental on defense and earned an assist on a goal scored by Saxtons River, VT junior Maggie Hodgson.


Elizabeth Pitts

Photo credit: Matt Risley


This is the fifth straight year Vermont Academy has played for the NEPSAC Girls Soccer Championship and the third time in five years that they’ve won it. NEPSAC was founded in 1942 as an organization of athletic directors from preparatory schools in New England. It has 155 member schools. NEPSAC sanctions elite New England championship events in many sports and provides guidance in a variety of issues involving interscholastic athletics.

Founded in 1876, Vermont Academy is a small coed college preparatory boarding and day school located in Saxtons River, Vermont, serving grades 9-12 plus a postgraduate year. Vermont Academy provides a challenging education, and its small size allows it to provide exceptional individual attention that fosters a love of learning.

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Raymond, New Hampshire’s Elizabeth Pitts and The Vermont Academy Girls Soccer Team Earn Number 2 Seed in NEPSAC Championship Tournament
Submitted by Vermont Academy   11-02-19

The Vermont Academy, Saxtons River, VT, girls soccer team will host a New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) Class D tournament game this week.

The Wildcats (12-5-2) earned the second seed in the postseason and will host the seventh seed Hamden Hall Country Day School on Wednesday, November 13 at 2 p.m. The location will be announced based on weather and field conditions. The game will either be played on Vermont Academy’s field in Saxtons River, Vermont or at Landmark College in Putney, Vermont.


Elizabeth Pitts


Elizabeth Pitts is a sophomore defenseman. The 2019 season marks the fifth season the Wildcats have made the postseason tournament, winning championships in 2016 and 2017.