Athletics is an essential companion to a student’s academic experience. At Waterford, athletics is recognized as a commitment that offers unique learning experiences and, as such, plays a complementary role to a student’s intellectual growth. The lasting success of Waterford athletics is best measured by the kind of person, not just the kind of athlete that it produces. The coaches at Waterford guide the process as they teach students to think critically and analyze intelligently, using skills that are as useful on the field as they are in the laboratory. The goal is to produce athletes who will be successful both on and off the field, athletes who understand that the lessons that they learned about the pursuit of excellence are applicable even after the final whistle.

Competitive sports give Middle and Upper School students the opportunity to develop their athletic skills and learn invaluable lessons about teamwork, competition, and sportsmanship. About seventy-five percent of Upper School students play a varsity sport. Waterford is a major force in Utah’s High School Activities Association 2A division, and offers organized, school-sponsored teams in:

Upper School Teams:

  • Men’s and Women’s Basketball
  • Men’s and Women’s Crew
  • Men’s and Women’s Golf
  • Men’s and Women’s Lacrosse
  • Men’s and Women’s Racquetball
  • Men’s and Women’s Soccer
  • Men’s and Women’s Tennis
  • Coed Cross-country
  • Women’s Volleyball

Middle School Teams:

  • Boys’ and Girls’ Basketball
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Lacrosse
  • Boys’ and Girls’ Soccer
  • Coed Cross-Country
  • Girls’ Volleyball

Waterford holds 36 State Championships in 10 different varsity sports: Baseball (’04), Men’s Lacrosse (’03, ’04, ’06, ’13, ’16), Women’s Lacrosse (’11), Men’s Soccer (’03, ’07, ’10, ’11, ’14, ’16), Women’s Soccer (’07, ’08, ’09, ’11, ’12,), Men’s Basketball (’02), Women’s Cross Country (’04), Men’s Tennis (’05, ’07, ’13, ’14, ’15, ’16), Women’s Tennis (’00, ’02, ’03, ’09) and Golf (’99, ’00, ’01, ’02, ’03, ’04).