Potomac Valley Athletic Conference

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Formed in 1979, the Potomac Valley Athletic Conference is a group of independent schools in the Washington metropolitan area who compete against each other in interscholastic athletics. The conference comprises small independent schools from Maryland and the District of Columbia.[1]

Member schools[edit]

Full members

School Mascot Location Enrollment Grades Served
Barrie School Mustangs Silver Spring, Maryland 300 PK-12
Edmund Burke School Bengals Washington, D.C. 300 6-12
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School Lions Rockville, Maryland 950 K-12
The Field School Falcons Washington, D.C. 360 6-12
Kendall Demonstration School Eagles Washington, D.C. 150 PK-8
Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy Cougars Rockville, Maryland 700 PK-12
McLean School of Maryland Mustangs Potomac, Maryland 350 K-12
Model Secondary School for the Deaf Eagles Washington, D.C. 180 9-12
Sandy Spring Friends School Wildebeests Sandy Spring, Maryland 530 PK-12
Spencerville Adventist Academy Hornets Spencerville, Maryland 360 PK-12
St. Anselm's Abbey School Panthers Washington, D.C. 265 6-12
Washington Christian Academy Wildcats Olney, Maryland 300 K-12
Washington International School Red Devils Washington, D.C. 900 PK-12
Washington Waldorf School Knights Bethesda, Maryland 270 PK-12

Former members[edit]

Soccer divisions[edit]

The PVAC was divided into two divisions for soccer, with the goal of improving competitive balance. However, in 2017 the PVAC combined the two divisions.

PVAC Boys Varsity Soccer consists of the following teams:

  • The Field School
  • Sandy Spring Friends School
  • St. Anselm's Abbey School
  • Washington International School
  • Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
  • Washington Christian Academy
  • Grace Brethren Christian School
  • McLean School of Maryland
  • Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy
  • Washington Waldorf
  • Edmund Burke School

PVAC champions[edit]

Boys soccer[edit]

[2]

Boys Soccer
Year Regular Season Champion Tournament Champion Tournament Runner-Up
1986 Edmund Burke School Edmund Burke School
1987 Georgetown Day School Georgetown Day School
1988 Georgetown Day School Georgetown Day School
1989 Georgetown Day School Edmund Burke School
1990 Georgetown Day School Georgetown Day School
1991 Georgetown Day School Georgetown Day School
1992 Georgetown Day School Georgetown Day School
1993 Georgetown Day School Georgetown Day School
1994 Georgetown Day School Georgetown Day School
1995 Georgetown Day School Georgetown Day School
1996 St. Andrew's Episcopal School St. Andrew's Episcopal School Edmund Burke School
1997 St. Andrew's Episcopal School Georgetown Day School St. Anselm's Abbey School
1998 Washington International School Washington International School Covenant Life School
1999 Sandy Spring Friends School Sandy Spring Friends School St. Anselm's Abbey School
2000 Sandy Spring Friends School Grace Brethren Christian School Sandy Spring Friends School
2001 Washington International School Washington International School Grace Brethren Christian School
2002 Sandy Spring Friends School* Grace Brethren Christian School Washington International School
2003 Washington International School Washington International School Grace Brethren Christian School
2004 Washington International School & St. Anselm's Abbey School Sandy Spring Friends School Washington International School
2005 Sandy Spring Friends School Sandy Spring Friends School St. Anselm's Abbey School
2006 Sandy Spring Friends School Sandy Spring Friends School Covenant Life School
2007 Washington International School & Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School The Field School Washington International School
2008 The Field School Sandy Spring Friends School Washington International School
2009 Washington International School Washington International School The Field School
2010 Sandy Spring Friends School Washington International School Sandy Spring Friends School
2011 Sandy Spring Friends School Sandy Spring Friends School Washington International School
2012 Washington International School Washington International School Sandy Spring Friends School
2013 Sandy Spring Friends School Washington International School Sandy Spring Friends School
2014 Washington International School Sandy Spring Friends School Washington International School
2015 Washington International School Washington International School Sandy Spring Friends School
2016 Washington International School Washington International School Sandy Spring Friends School
2017 Washington International School Washington International School Sandy Spring Friends School
2018 Washington International School Washington International School Sandy Spring Friends School
2019 Washington International School Washington International School Sandy Spring Friends School

*No regular season champion was declared in 2002 when the season was shortened due to the DC-area sniper incident. Sandy Spring Friends School finished in first place in the abbreviated regular season.

Champions
School Regular Season Championships Tournament Championships Total Banners
Washington International School 13 12 25
Georgetown Day School 9 10 19
Sandy Spring Friends School 8 7 15
St. Andrew's Episcopal School 2 1 3
Washington Christian Academy 1 2 3
Edmund Burke School 1 1 2
The Field School 1 1 2
St. Anselm's Abbey School 1 0 1
Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School 1 0 1
Grace Brethren 0 2 2




Other sports[edit]

Boys varsity basketball

  • 2003-St. Anselm's Abbey
  • 2004-Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
  • 2005-Berman Hebrew Academy
  • 2006 St. Anselm's Abbey
  • 2007-St. Anselm's Abbey
  • 2008-The Field School
  • 2009-Washington International School
  • 2010-Covenant Life School
  • 2011-Covenant Life School
  • 2012-Grace Brethren Christian School
  • 2013-McLean School
  • 2014-Covenant Life School
  • 2015-Grace Brethren Christian School
  • 2016-Sandy Spring Friends School
  • 2017-Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
  • 2018-Sandy Spring Friends School
  • 2019-St. Anselm's Abbey

Girls varsity volleyball

  • 1998-Covenant Life
  • 1999-Hebrew Academy
  • 2000-Covenant Life
  • 2001-Covenant Life
  • 2002-Covenant Life
  • 2003-Covenant Life
  • 2004-Covenant Life
  • 2005-Covenant Life
  • 2006-Covenant Life
  • 2007-Covenant Life
  • 2008-Covenant Life
  • 2009-Covenant Life
  • 2010-Covenant Life
  • 2011-Covenant Life
  • 2012-Covenant Life
  • 2013-Washington International School
  • 2014-Washington International School
  • 2015-Covenant Life
  • 2016-Washington International School
  • 2017-Washington International School

Boys varsity baseball[3][4]

  • 2002-Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
  • 2003-St. Anselm's Abbey
  • 2004-St. Anselm's Abbey
  • 2005-Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
  • 2006-St. Anselm's Abbey
  • 2007-Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
  • 2008-St. Anselm's Abbey
  • 2009-Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
  • 2010-St. Anselm's Abbey
  • 2011-St. Anselm's Abbey
  • 2012-Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School
  • 2013-The Field School
  • 2014-The Field School
  • 2015-Sandy Spring Friends School
  • 2016-Sandy Spring Friends School
  • 2017-St. Anselm's Abbey
  • 2018-St. Anselm's Abbey

Boys varsity track

  • 2006 - Grace Brethren
  • 2007 - Grace Brethren
  • 2008 - The Field School
  • 2009 - Edmund Burke
  • 2010 - St. Anselm's
  • 2011 - St. Anselm's and The Field School tied
  • 2012 - The Field School
  • 2013 - The Field School
  • 2014 - The Field School
  • 2015 - The Field School
  • 2016 - The Field School
  • 2017 - The Field School
  • 2018 - The Field School
  • 2019 - Edmund Burke School

College athletics[edit]

Despite its low profile, the PVAC has sent athletes to many high-profile Division I schools such as UNC, University of Louisville, Davidson, Navy, Elon University, and Cornell University.[5] There are many PVAC graduates playing at Division III schools.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Potomac Valley Athletic Conference: Who we are. Accessed 2009-05-07.
  2. ^ Sandy Spring Friends School Soccer: PVAC Accessed 2012-07-01.
  3. ^ http://www.cesjds.org/page.cfm?p=5048 Accessed 2012-07-01.
  4. ^ http://www.saintanselms.org/athletics/champs/index.aspx Accessed 2012-07-01.
  5. ^ Bogage, Jacob. "Jewish Day guard Bryan Knapp commits to Cornell basketball". The Washington Post. Retrieved 2018-04-23.

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