Falmouth Academy


A Show of Appreciation

So many wonderful things happen at Falmouth Academy, the direct result of donor generosity. With a great big “Thank you,” here is a sampling of activities and events that took place this fall.

Eliza Van Voorhis named Cape & Islands MVP

Falmouth Academy sophomore midfielder Eliza Van Voorhis has been named the Cape & Islands League’s Most Valuable Player for Girls’ Soccer for the 2014 season.  Van Voorhis led the Mariners to a 9-3-4 regular season record, which was good for third place in the Cape & Islands league and earned the Mariners a berth in the MIAA State Championship Tournament in the school’s inaugural year as an MIAA member. 

Van Voorhis led the team and the league in goals scored with 27, which placed her among the top ten in goal scoring for Massachusetts Girls’ High School soccer in 2014.

Van Voorhis, along with teammate Cassie Weare (Junior M/F) was named to the Cape & Islands All-League Team.  As a freshmen last year, Van Voorhis was named to the South Eastern New England Independent School Athletic Association All-League teams in soccer, basketball and lacrosse.

Eliza is the daughter of Charlie and Rachel Van Voorhis of Mattapoisett, and she carries on a family tradition of athletic success at Falmouth Academy.  She follows in the footsteps of her siblings Anna ‘10, Lyon ‘11, and Charlotte “16 who were/are all three sport standouts for the Mariners.

Chase the Turkey race 2014










With overindulgence on everyone’s mind this season, over 100 people decided to ease that guilty conscience by participating in the Chase the Turkey race on Thanksgiving morning.
The four mile run was started at Falmouth Academy by our beautiful turkey, Cassidy Reves-Sohn ‘14. The trail then proceeded through Beebe Woods before returning to the finish line at the school. The top finishers were Connor Cobb, Oliver Newman, Mike Norton and Ben Knowles who all completed the race in under 25 minutes.
This annual event is held to raise money for the Falmouth Service Center and this year raised over $1,200.

The full list of race results can be found here.