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. Teacher Work Day

    January 6, 2020
  2. Teacher Work Day

    February 17, 2020
  3. Teacher Work Day

    March 13, 2020


Advertising space on LA athletic fields and courts are available. Contact Lisa Suttles 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 Lisa Suttles 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 boy’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
Please Follow us on Twitter, Facebook and instagram for the most recent sports updates!

A new era tips tonight! Crusader basketball heads to Oakbrook Prep to start the 2019/2020 journey! VG 6:00 VB 7:00(ish) πŸ›‘βš”οΈπŸ€

2019 SCISA 8 Man Football Superlatives and All Region Teams have been released!

Athlete of the Year- Thomas Lowry (Jr, QB/DB)

All Region
Reles Littleton (Jr, OL/DL)
Diamonte Grant (So, DE/TE)
Cal Robertson (So, WR/LB)


Thank you for your service veterans! Your personal sacrifices have preserved and maintained our freedom for over 200 years. Enjoy Veterans Day, it’s well earned!

LA Football concludes the season with a resounding 64-18 win over its rival Newberry Academy!

The Crusaders finished in a tie for 4th in the region and with a record of 4-5.

Load More...

17 hours ago

Laurens Academy

Did you know that at LA each class starts every morning off with a daily devotion? This morning, the 8th grade homeroom was led by Harrison McCall. We are so proud of our students who take a stand to be bold in their faith! #crusaderstrong βš”οΈ ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 day ago

Laurens Academy

Yesterday two of our LA cheerleaders, Gabi Maboni and Bianca Pasqualotto, attended a cheer clinic at Newberry College. They got to experience what cheering in college is like while learning new skills! βš”οΈ πŸ›‘ πŸ“£ #lacheer ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 days ago

Laurens Academy

We're starting our morning off right here at LA! Wake up! It's Monday. ⏰ βš”οΈ #mondaymotivation ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

5 days ago

Laurens Academy

#fLAshbackFriday #crusaderstrong πŸ’ͺ🏼 ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

1 week ago

Laurens Academy

The Laurens Academy student body took part in a Veteran's Day Program today. We would like to thank speakers: Sergeant First Class McCollum, The Honorable Joseph C Smithdeal, Sergeant Major Donald Evans, pianist Miriam Smith Nee, and Major Karla Evans. Student speakers were Jay Riddle, Jared Willard, and McKenzie Haupfear. ... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook