Notable alumni are a key selling point of any school. It's not uncommon for many boarding schools to have graduated politicians, artists, writers, entertainers and athletes. Students form some of their strongest bonds on the athletic fields, and many schools require students to participate in either competitive teams or intramural sports.

Many schools demonstrate an impressive legacy of athletic success -- from local to national championships in a variety of sports, so it's not surprising that many popular and accomplished athletes are the product of a prep school education.

From professional athletes to Olympic champions, here's the ultimate list of current athletes featuring our alumni of our member schools.

OLYMPIC MEDALISTS

Ice Hockey

Shattuck St. Mary's
Amanda Kessel '10, silver medalist at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Team USA

Cushing Academy
Erika Lawler '05, silver medalist at the 2010 Winter Olympics, Team USA
Meghan Duggan '06 silver medalist at the 2010 Winter Olympics, Team USA

Rowing

Brooks School
Elle Logan '06, gold medalist, 2008, 2012 Summer Olympics

Belmont Hill School
Ted Murphy '89, silver medalist, 2000 Summer Olympics

Hun School of Princeton
Jason Read '96, gold medalist, 2004 Summer Olympics

PROFESSIONAL ATHLETES

Major League Baseball (MLB)

Mercersburg Academy
Josh Edgin '06, pitcher, New York Mets

National Hockey League (NHL)

Shattuck St. Mary's
Drew Stafford '03, Buffalo Sabres
Jonathan Toews '05, Chicago Blackhawks
Derek Stepan '08, New York Rangers

Culver Academies
John-Michael Liles '99, Toronto Maple Leafs
Bobby Robins '00, Boston Bruins

National Basketball Association (NBA)

Hargrave Military Academy
Marreese Speights '07, Golden State Warriors
David West, '99, Indiana Pacers

Maine Central Institute
Caron Butler '00, Detroit Pistons

National Football League (NFL)

Hargrave Military Academy
Mario Harvey '06, Indianapolis Colts

Fork Union Military Academy has a number of alumni playing on NFL. In fact, this year, there are seventeen former Blue Devils playing in on NFL Teams: San Francisco 49ers
Carlos Hyde '10
CJ Spillman '05

Chicago Bears
Josh Morgan '04

Cinncinati Bengals
Russell Bodine '10

Cleveland Browns
Terrance West '11

Indianapolis Colts
Anthony Castonzo '07
Zach Kerr '08
Kelcy Quarles '11

Atlanta Falcons
Marquis Spruill '10

Jacksonville Jaguars
Austin Pasztor '08

New York Jets
Antonio Allen '08

Detroit Lions
Mohammed Seisay '09

Green Bay Packers
Aaron Adams '09

New England Patriots
Danny Aiken '07

Washington Redskins
Morgan Moses '10
Chaz Sutton '09

Houston Texans
Kareem Jackson '07

Major League Soccer (MLS)

Brooks School
Charlie Davies '04, New England Revolution
Mike Fucito '04, Portland Timbers

Fessenden School
Sheanon Williams '05, Philadelphia Union

Golf (PGA)

McCallie School
Adam Mitchell '05, member of the winning 2009 American Walker Cup team

Does your school have an athlete that is not on this list? Please let us know in the comments.