Washington Catholic Athletic Conference

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The Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) is a major high school athletic league for boys, girls, and co-ed Catholic high schools located in Washington, D.C. and the metropolitan area. The WCAC is the best boys and girls basketball and football conference in the nation, with at least 4 teams nationally ranked by USA Today every year. The WCAC also has at least one very strong team in all other sports.

Members[edit]

The conference is known for its nationally renowned Basketball, Football, Lacrosse, Track and Field, Wrestling, Soccer, and Baseball programs.[citation needed]It has produced numerous professional athletes in the NFL, NBA, MLS, MLB and MLL.

School Colors Team name Location Founded Enrollment
Archbishop Carroll High School          Lions Washington, DC 1951 400
BIHS 50th Anniversary Logo.jpg Bishop Ireton High School          Cardinals Alexandria, VA 1964 800
Bishop mcnamara high school crest.png Bishop McNamara High School          Mustangs Forestville, MD 1964 870
Oconnelllogo.png Bishop O'Connell High School          Knights Arlington, VA 1957 1,170
DeMatha Catholic High School          Stags Hyattsville, MD 1946 800
Elizabeth Seton High School          Roadrunners Bladensburg, MD 1959 570
Current left.png Gonzaga College High School          Eagles Washington, DC 1821 970
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School          Falcons Olney, MD 1958 1,200
Academy of the Holy Cross          Tartans Kensington, MD 1868 530
Paul VI Catholic High School          Panthers Fairfax, VA 1983 957
St. John's College High School, Washington DC (1851) crest.png St. John's College High School          Cadets Washington, DC 1851 1,060
St. Mary's Ryken High School              Knights Leonardtown, MD 1981 670

Holy Cross and Elizabeth Seton are girls only, while Gonzaga and DeMatha are all boys.

Sports[edit]

The WCAC sponsors competitions in the following sports:

Football Champions[edit]

[1]

  • 1960-Carroll
  • 1961-St. John's
  • 1962-St. John's
  • 1963-St. John's
  • 1964-St. John's
  • 1965-Carroll
  • 1966-DeMatha
  • 1967-DeMatha
  • 1968-St. John's
  • 1969-Carroll
  • 1970-Carroll
  • 1971-Carroll
  • 1972-St. John's
  • 1973-Bishop McNamara
  • 1974-St. John's
  • 1975-St. John's
  • 1976-St. John's
  • 1977-Carroll
  • 1978-Carroll
  • 1979-Carroll
  • 1980-Carroll
  • 1981-Bishop McNamara
  • 1982-DeMatha
  • 1983-Carroll
  • 1984-DeMatha
  • 1985-Carroll
  • 1986-DeMatha
  • 1987-Carroll
  • 1988-Carroll
  • 1989-St. John's
  • 1990-Bishop McNamara
  • 1991-DeMatha
  • 1992-DeMatha
  • 1993-DeMatha
  • 1994-DeMatha
  • 1995-DeMatha
  • 1996-Gonzaga
  • 1997-Gonzaga
  • 1998-DeMatha
  • 1999-Paul VI
  • 2000-DeMatha
  • 2001-DeMatha
  • 2002-Gonzaga
  • 2003-DeMatha
  • 2004-DeMatha
  • 2005-DeMatha
  • 2006-DeMatha
  • 2007-DeMatha
  • 2008-DeMatha
  • 2009-Good Counsel
  • 2010-Good Counsel
  • 2011-Good Counsel
  • 2012-Good Counsel
  • 2013-DeMatha
  • 2014-DeMatha
  • 2015-DeMatha
  • 2016-DeMatha
Champions
School Championships
DeMatha 24
Archbishop Carroll 13
St. John's 9
Good Counsel 4
Bishop McNamara 3
Gonzaga 3
Paul VI 1

Boys Basketball Champions[edit]

[2]

  • 1961-DeMatha
  • 1962-DeMatha
  • 1963-DeMatha
  • 1964-DeMatha
  • 1965-DeMatha
  • 1966-DeMatha
  • 1967-St. John's
  • 1968-DeMatha
  • 1969-DeMatha
  • 1970-DeMatha
  • 1971-DeMatha
  • 1972-DeMatha
  • 1973-DeMatha
  • 1974-DeMatha
  • 1975-DeMatha
  • 1976-DeMatha
  • 1977-St. John's
  • 1978-DeMatha
  • 1979-DeMatha
  • 1980-DeMatha
  • 1981-DeMatha
  • 1982-DeMatha
  • 1983-DeMatha
  • 1984-DeMatha
  • 1985-DeMatha
  • 1986-Gonzaga
  • 1987-DeMatha
  • 1988-DeMatha
  • 1989-Carroll
  • 1990-DeMatha
  • 1991-DeMatha
  • 1992-DeMatha
  • 1993-Carroll
  • 1994-DeMatha
  • 1995-McNamara
  • 1996-DeMatha
  • 1997-Gonzaga
  • 1998-DeMatha
  • 1999-Gonzaga
  • 2000-St. John's
  • 2001-DeMatha
  • 2002-DeMatha
  • 2003-Gonzaga
  • 2004-O'Connell
  • 2005-DeMatha
  • 2006-DeMatha
  • 2007-DeMatha
  • 2008-Gonzaga
  • 2009-DeMatha
  • 2010-DeMatha
  • 2011-DeMatha
  • 2012-Paul VI
  • 2013-O'Connell
  • 2014-Paul VI
  • 2015-Gonzaga
  • 2016-St. John's
  • 2017-Gonzaga
Champions
School Championships
DeMatha 39
Gonzaga 7
St. John's 4
Carroll 2
O'Connell 2
Paul VI 2
McNamara 1

Girls Basketball Champions[edit]

  • 1994-O'Connell
  • 1995-Good Counsel
  • 1996-Elizabeth Seton
  • 1997-Elizabeth Seton
  • 1998-St. John's
  • 1999-St. John's
  • 2000-St. John's
  • 2001-Elizabeth Seton
  • 2002-St. John's
  • 2003-McNamara
  • 2004-St. John's
  • 2005-Good Counsel
  • 2006-Good Counsel
  • 2007-Holy Cross
  • 2008-McNamara
  • 2009-Good Counsel
  • 2010-Elizabeth Seton
  • 2011-St. John's
  • 2012-Good Counsel
  • 2013-St. John's
  • 2014-Paul VI
  • 2015-Paul VI
  • 2016-Paul VI
  • 2017-St. John's
Champions
School Championships
St. John's 8
Good Counsel 5
Elizabeth Seton 4
Paul VI 3
Bishop McNamara 2
O'Connell 1
Holy Cross 1

Baseball[edit]

  • 1968-DeMatha
  • 1969-St. John's
  • 1970-DeMatha
  • 1971-St. John's
  • 1972-Good Counsel
  • 1973-Carroll
  • 1974-Carroll
  • 1975-DeMatha
  • 1976-St. John's
  • 1977-St. John's
  • 1978-DeMatha
  • 1979-DeMatha
  • 1980-DeMatha
  • 1981-DeMatha
  • 1982-O'Connell
  • 1983-DeMatha
  • 1984-DeMatha
  • 1985-DeMatha
  • 1986-Good Counsel
  • 1987-DeMatha
  • 1988-DeMatha
  • 1989-O'Connell
  • 1990-Good Counsel
  • 1991-DeMatha
  • 1992-DeMatha
  • 1993-Paul VI
  • 1994-DeMatha
  • 1995-DeMatha
  • 1996-DeMatha
  • 1997-DeMatha
  • 1998-DeMatha
  • 1999-St. John's
  • 2000-Gonzaga
  • 2001-O'Connell
  • 2002-DeMatha
  • 2003-DeMatha
  • 2004-DeMatha
  • 2005-St. John's
  • 2006-Good Counsel
  • 2007-Paul VI
  • 2008-DeMatha
  • 2009-Paul VI
  • 2010-Good Counsel
  • 2011-St. John's
  • 2012-Paul VI
  • 2013-DeMatha
  • 2014-St. John's
  • 2015-St. John's
  • 2016-St. John's
  • 2017-St. John's
Champions
School Championships
DeMatha 24
St. John's 11
Good Counsel 5
O'Connell 3
Paul VI 4
Carroll 2
Gonzaga 1

Boys soccer champions[edit]

  • 1974-DeMatha
  • 1975-Carroll
  • 1976-Good Counsel
  • 1977-Carroll
  • 1978-Good Counsel
  • 1979-Good Counsel
  • 1980-O'Connell
  • 1981-O'Connell
  • 1982-O'Connell
  • 1983-O'Connell
  • 1984-O'Connell
  • 1985-Ireton
  • 1986-St. John's
  • 1987-DeMatha
  • 1988-Good Counsel
  • 1989-Paul VI
  • 1990-Ireton
  • 1991-O'Connell
  • 1992-Gonzaga/Paul VI
  • 1993-McNamara
  • 1994-Ireton
  • 1995-Paul VI
  • 1996-O'Connell
  • 1997-Paul VI
  • 1998-O'Connell
  • 1999-DeMatha
  • 2000-Gonzaga
  • 2001-Gonzaga
  • 2002-Gonzaga
  • 2003-DeMatha
  • 2004-DeMatha
  • 2005-DeMatha
  • 2006-Gonzaga
  • 2007-Gonzaga
  • 2008-Gonzaga
  • 2009-Gonzaga
  • 2010-DeMatha
  • 2011-DeMatha
  • 2012-Gonzaga
  • 2013-DeMatha
  • 2014-DeMatha
  • 2015-DeMatha
  • 2016-Gonzaga
Champions
School Championships
DeMatha 11
Gonzaga 10
O'Connell 8
Good Counsel 4
Paul VI 4
Ireton 3
Carroll 2
St. John's 1

Alumni[edit]

Archbishop Carroll

Bishop Ireton

Bishop McNamara

Bishop O'Connell

DeMatha

Gonzaga

  Kevin Hogan, Current NFL player
  Kris Jenkins, Current Men's College basketball player for Villanova University

Good Counsel

Paul VI

St. John's

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]. Accessed 2011-03-15.
  2. ^ [2]. Accessed 2011-03-15.