Christchurch School is a private, co-ed boarding school and day school, set on the beautiful Rappahannock River in Virginia. Our soccer program for boys and girls not only compete at a high level, but also learn life lessons that last long after their time in the field.

Our well-established programs give players the perfect opportunity to grow athletic skills, learn teamwork, and develop hard work and perseverance. Our teams also have strong track records: The girls team finished the 2021 regular season ranked third in the state and made it to the state quarterfinals before losing a thriller by penalty kicks in overtime.

Because we believe a great education is about more than academics, we take a whole-person approach to coaching and seek to bring the best in every player. Whether a student simply enjoys the game or is looking to go on to college sports, there’s a place to play at Christchurch School.

The Competitive Advantage of a Close-Knit Community

Athletics are a big part of the Christchurch School experience — a way to develop talents, pursue activities that may be outside one’s comfort zone, and become more well-rounded as a person. With that in mind, living and learning together in the environment of boarding school creates a tight-knit community that can be a competitive advantage in the game.

Our coaches are also teachers and dorm parents. This means the people guiding students on the field are the same ones who know them in the classroom, at the dining hall, and at home in the dorm. This allows a more comprehensive coaching experience, where players receive sound guidance on and off the field.

To help our athletes develop a healthy lifestyle and a sense of confidence even beyond the game, we also have a strength and fitness program in which we give soccer players a comprehensive weight training program. This helps them learn proper recovery habits, the importance of stretching, injury prevention, nutrition, and more.

Why Choose Christchurch School?

Located one hour east of Richmond, near the cities of Hampton Roads, Williamsburg, and Fredericksburg, Christchurch School combines one hundred years of tradition with a rich community and an innovative approach to learning. Soccer players at our school undergo a challenging college preparatory curriculum, which has led to 100% of graduates being admitted to four-year colleges and universities, as well as 90% getting accepted to schools on Princeton Review’s Top School list.

We’re proud to have a diverse student body, representing fifteen states and fourteen countries worldwide. From our picturesque location on the Rappahannock River in Virginia, we provide an exceptional education for the whole person. Learn more about our boys and girls soccer at our boarding school, and schedule an online visit!

Coaches

List of 5 members.

  • Photo of Matthew Schaefer

    Mr.  Matthew Schaefer 

    Math; Head Boys and Girls Soccer Coach
  • Photo of James Sterling

    Mr. James Sterling 

    Design and Tech Instructor; Robotics
  • Photo of Evan Pausic

    Mr. Evan Pausic 

    Learning Specialist; Hall Leader 3rd Scott
  • Photo of Aaron Alter

    Mr.  Aaron Alter 

    Admission Associate; Director of Global Education; Student Leadership Coordinator
  • Photo of Donald Pyles

    Mr.  Donald Pyles 

    Dean of Instruction; Humanities

Please use the Team Picker for Schedules and Rosters

ALUMNI PLAYERS

Jonathan Shearin '14
Randolph-Macon College

Earl Rimbey '12
Lynchburg College

Alec Faulkner '11
Christopher Newport University;
Valentine FC, Newcastle Australia

Kaylee Oliver '11
Randolph-Macon College

Jared Bouis '10
Randolph-Macon College

Libbie Randolph '10
Denison University

Turner Humphries '09
Eckerd College

Antonio Harley '08
Appalachian State

Patrick Brown '06
Lynchburg College

Justin Madrid '05
Campbell University

Alex Brown '00
The College of William & Mary



Christchurch School

49 Seahorse Lane,
Christchurch, Virginia 23031
804.758.2306