We have a successful and competitive athletic program that competes in the SCISA 1A division and offers a variety of sports. Students may begin participating on middle school athletic teams in the 6th grade and varsity athletic teams in the 9th grade. Summer sports camps are available for younger students.


Upcoming Events

  1. Senior Awards

    May 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Memorial Day Holiday

    May 27
  3. Half-Day Schedule

    May 29


Advertising space on LA athletic fields and courts are available. Contact Joani Stribling or Coach Plowden for more information.

LA Booster Club

A membership in the Booster Club offers free admission into home games of all sports (excluding play-off games). Memberships are $75 per individual or $150 per family. They can be purchased at the ticket counter during home sporting events or by contacting Joani in the school office.


Travis Plowden is entering his 11th year at Laurens Academy and this will be his 8th as Athletic Director. He is a 2005 graduate of North Greenville University with a degree in history. The first three years of his coaching career were spent at Wardlaw Academy. In 2008 he made the move to Laurens and continued his career at LA. Coach Plowden has been an assistant coach in many sports but has focused mostly on basketball and golf. Since 2012 he has been the varsity boyโ€™s basketball head coach. He teaches several history classes during the day and he is as passionate in the classroom as he is on the court. Coach Plowden met his wife Emily at Laurens Academy and they married in 2012.

Contact Travis Plowden

"I like the fact that my teachers and coaches are free to share their faith through Bible study and prayer. Beginning the day with prayer and devotion time in the locker room is a great privilege. I have been an FCA leader and spend regular Bible study time with other leaders and Coach Plowden."

Noah Moore, junior
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Before the varsity softball game at Greenwood Christian our seniors were recognized by the Hawks and given a rose! Thank you GWC, classy move!

Varsity Softball Final.

GWC- 20

LA- 2

Thank you seniors and good luck!

JV Softball Final.

LA- 10
Greenwood Christian- 0

Senior night night will begin in 15 mins.

Today, our SCISA CLASS A state basketball champions were honored by the SC General Assembly! Thank you Rep. Willis and Rep. Jones for making this happen!

Final from Crusader Field.
DA 13
LA 2
Crusaders season comes to an end in the opening round of the SCISA A playoffs. Thanks to everyone for your support and participation. Our kids are tough and play with class. #CrusaderStrong โš”๏ธ๐Ÿ›กโšพ๏ธ

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