Pursuing a Standard of Athletic Excellence

Newark Academy’s mission to instill in its students a passion for learning, a generosity of spirit and a standard of excellence is pursued daily through Minuteman Athletics. Being part of an athletic team at NA is a rich learning experience — a fundamental part of education that challenges students to continuously improve, to strengthen resolve and resilience, and to cultivate a love of competition. 

Athletics also teach our students to rise to competition while remaining graceful in defeat, to cultivate drive but also maintain perspective. And because our school community celebrates achievement in every area—in the classroom, but also on the court, in the pool, and on the turf—sports help our students widen their horizons, cultivate balance, and respect a broader array of talents, interests, and strengths.

In 2019, the NA community, including student-athletes, coaches, parents, faculty members, and alumni, gathered to discuss and define excellence for our athletic program, which resulted in the following statement:
Athletic excellence at Newark Academy is defined as offering an outstanding experience for every student-athlete, at every level, through a program of serious and competitive teams which are highly-organized, grounded in solid fundamentals, character-oriented and emotionally rewarding.

Athletic team participation is offered in three seasons:

Cross Country
Field Hockey
Tennis (Girls)
Winter Track & Field
Tennis (Boys)
Track & Field

Chase '22 Discusses The NA Upper School Athletics and Academic Experience

Meet the Minuteman Staff

List of 8 members.

  • Photo of John Amosa

    John Amosa 

    Director of Athletics
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  • Photo of Liz Bona-Beach

    Liz Bona-Beach 

    Associate Athletic Director, Girls' Varsity Basketball Head Coach
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  • Photo of Bella Galvez

    Bella Galvez 

    Assistant Athletic Director for Middle School Sports, Varsity Girls' Volleyball Head Coach
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  • Photo of Marissa Marino

    Marissa Marino 

    Athletics Office Manager
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  • Photo of Youthser Guerrero

    Youthser Guerrero 

    Head Strength and Conditioning Coach
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  • Photo of Sarene Thomas

    Sarene Thomas 

    Head Athletic Trainer
  • Photo of Nina Shirey

    Nina Shirey 

    Athletics Staff
  • Austin Mease 

    Assistant Athletic Trainer
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