Interstate Athletic Conference

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The Interstate Athletic Conference is an all-boys high school sports league made up of six private high schools in the Washington, D.C., area, competing in twelve varsity sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, and wrestling. The IAC is widely regarded[who?] as one of the most competitive and talent-deep lacrosse leagues in the nation. The IAC is seen as on par with the WCAC in terms of athletics, but just not in school size. Some schools in the IAC are co-ed, so they do not have as many boys to participate in athletics as Gonzaga College High School (WCAC), who have over 900 boys enrolled at the school. The IAC is also seen as more competitive than the MAC and the PVAC, two other high school sports conferences in the Washington, D.C. area. The IAC is also known for its academics as it boasts 3 of the most elite boarding schools in the country.[1]

Members[edit]

School Location Colors Established Enrollment Team name Joined
Bullis School Potomac, Maryland          1930 745 Bulldogs -
Episcopal High School Alexandria, Virginia          1839 435 Maroon -
Georgetown Preparatory School North Bethesda, Maryland          1789 490 Hoyas -
Landon School Bethesda, Maryland          1929 670 Bears -
St. Albans School Washington, D.C.          1909 575 Bulldogs -
St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School Alexandria, Virginia              1924 450 Saints -

Past members[edit]

School Location Colors Established Enrollment Team name Joined Left
Sidwell Friends School Washington, D.C.          1883 1,150 Quakers - 1999
Saint James School St. James, Maryland          1842 235 Saints - -

History[edit]

  • 1970: Georgetown Prep's football team is banned from the league. This ban lasts 11 years.[2]
  • 2004: League Headmasters meet and decide to remove Georgetown Prep's football team, citing the schools larger number of male students and higher football aspirations than the league's other schools[2]

Some Notable Athletes and Coaches over the Years[edit]

Landon

Episcopal

St. Albans

Bullis

Georgetown Prep

  • Markel Starks, Basketball
  • David Saunders, Track and Field
  • John Ricca, Football
  • Coach Franny Gleason Basketball
  • Coach Kevin Giblin, Lacrosse
  • Marcus Mason '03
  • Roy Hibbert Basketball, '04

St. Stephens and St. Agnes

  • Chris Meloni '79
  • Andy Hitt, Football
  • Michael Schwimer, Baseball
  • Jerry Howell
  • Whit Mayberry, Baseball
  • Coach Herb Soles Wrestling
  • Richard Pleasants '78
  • Coach Al "Sleepy" Thompson Football/Athletic Director
  • Coach David Hooper Wrestling

Sidwell Friends (1999 and earlier)

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://uk.businessinsider.com/most-elite-boarding-schools-in-the-us-2014-12?op=1%3Fr%3DUS
  2. ^ a b "Prep Is Too Good For Its Conference" by Tarik El-Bashir, Washington Post