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 of the Archdiocese of Washington & Diocese of Arlington Schools located in the Washington Metropolitan Area. The WCAC is regarded as one of the best boys and girls basketball and football conference in the nation, with at least 1 team 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 Archdiocese- Diocese Colors Team name Location Founded Enrollment

Archbishop Carroll High School Archdiocese of Washington
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington.svg

         Lions Washington, DC 1951 400
Bishop Ireton High School Diocese of Arlington
Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington (recolored).svg

         Cardinals Alexandria, VA 1964 800
Bishop McNamara High School Archdiocese of Washington
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington.svg

         Mustangs Forestville, MD 1964 870
Bishop O'Connell High School Diocese of Arlington
Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington (recolored).svg

         Knights Arlington, VA 1957 1,170
Trinitarians - old cross.jpg
DeMatha Catholic High School Archdiocese of Washington
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington.svg

         Stags Hyattsville, MD 1946 800
Elizabeth Seton High School Archdiocese of Washington
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington.svg

         Roadrunners Bladensburg, MD 1959 570
Gonzaga College High School Archdiocese of Washington
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington.svg

         Eagles Washington, DC 1821 970
Our Lady of Good Counsel High School Archdiocese of Washington
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington.svg

         Falcons Olney, MD 1958 1,200
Academy of the Holy Cross Archdiocese of Washington
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington.svg

         Tartans Kensington, MD 1868 530
Paul VI Catholic High School Diocese of Arlington
Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington (recolored).svg

         Panthers Fairfax, VA 1983 957
St. John's College High School Archdiocese of Washington
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington.svg

         Cadets Washington, DC 1851 1,060
St. Mary's Ryken High School Archdiocese of Washington
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington.svg

             Knights Leonardtown, MD 1885 700
The Heights School Archdiocese of Washington
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington.svg

         Cavaliers Potomac, MD 1969 540

Holy Cross and Elizabeth Seton are girls only, while Gonzaga, DeMatha and the Heights 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
  • 2017-St. John’s
  • 2018-Gonzaga
  • 2019-Good Counsel
Champions
School Championships
DeMatha 24
Archbishop Carroll 13
St. John's 10
Good Counsel 5
Gonzaga 4
Bishop McNamara 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
  • 2018-DeMatha
  • 2019-Gonzaga
Champions
School Championships
DeMatha 40
Gonzaga 8
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
  • 2018-St. John's
  • 2019-St. John's
Champions
School Championships
St. John's 10
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
  • 2018-St. John's
Champions
School Championships
DeMatha 24
St. John's 12
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
  • 2017-Gonzaga
  • 2018-The Heights (1st year in league)
  • 2019-Gonzaga
Champions
School Championships
Gonzaga 12
DeMatha 11
O'Connell 8
Good Counsel 4
Paul VI 4
Ireton 3
Carroll 2
The Heights 1
St. John's 1

Boys Lacrosse champions[edit]

  • 1987-Bishop Ireton
  • 1988-Dematha
  • 1989-Dematha
  • 1990-Dematha
  • 1991-Dematha
  • 1992-Gonzaga
  • 1993-Gonzaga
  • 1994-Dematha
  • 1995-Dematha
  • 1996-Dematha
  • 1997-Gonzaga
  • 1998-Gonzaga
  • 1999-Dematha
  • 2000-Dematha
  • 2001-Dematha
  • 2002-Dematha
  • 2003-Dematha
  • 2004-Dematha
  • 2005-Dematha
  • 2006-Dematha
  • 2007-St. Mary's Ryken
  • 2008-Dematha
  • 2009-Dematha
  • 2010-Gonzaga
  • 2011-Gonzaga
  • 2012-Gonzaga
  • 2013-Gonzaga
  • 2014-Gonzaga
  • 2015-Gonzaga
  • 2016-Gonzaga
  • 2017-St. John's
  • 2018-Gonzaga
  • 2019-Gonzaga
Champions
School Championships
DeMatha 17
Gonzaga 13
Bishop Ireton 1
St. Mary's Ryken 1
St. John's 1

Wrestling champions[edit]

  • 1975-Carroll
  • 1976-Bishop McNamara
  • 1977-Good Counsel
  • 1978-Good Counsel
  • 1979-St. John's
  • 1980-Good Counsel
  • 1981-Good Counsel
  • 1982-O'Connell
  • 1983-O'Connell
  • 1984-Bishop McNamara
  • 1985-O'Connell
  • 1986-Dematha
  • 1987-Dematha
  • 1988-Dematha
  • 1989-Dematha
  • 1990-Dematha
  • 1991-Dematha
  • 1992-Dematha
  • 1993-Dematha
  • 1994-Dematha
  • 1995-Dematha
  • 1996-Dematha
  • 1997-Dematha
  • 1998-Dematha
  • 1999-Dematha
  • 2000-Dematha
  • 2001-Dematha/O'Connell
  • 2002-Dematha
  • 2003-Dematha
  • 2004-Dematha
  • 2005-Dematha
  • 2006-Dematha
  • 2007-Dematha
  • 2008-Dematha
  • 2009-O'Connell
  • 2010-Dematha
  • 2011-Good Counsel
  • 2012-Dematha
  • 2013-Good Counsel
  • 2014-Good Counsel
  • 2015-Good Counsel
  • 2016-Good Counsel
  • 2017-St. John's
  • 2018-St. John’s
  • 2019-St. John’s
  • 2020-St. Mary’s Ryken
Champions
School Championships
DeMatha 25
Good Counsel 9
O'Connell 5
St. John’s 4
Bishop McNamara 2
Carroll 1
St. Mary’s Ryken 1

Golf champions[edit]

  • 1973-Good Counsel
  • 1974-Good Counsel
  • 1975-Good Counsel
  • 1976-St. John's
  • 1977-St. John's
  • 1978-St. John's
  • 1979-St. John's
  • 1980-Bishop McNamara
  • 1981-Dematha
  • 1982-Good Counsel
  • 1983-Dematha
  • 1984-Dematha
  • 1985-Dematha
  • 1986-Bishop McNamara
  • 1987-Good Counsel
  • 1988-Bishop McNamara
  • 1989-Dematha
  • 1990-Good Counsel
  • 1991-Gonzaga
  • 1992-Good Counsel
  • 1993-Dematha
  • 1994-Dematha
  • 1995-Dematha
  • 1996-Dematha
  • 1997-Dematha
  • 1998-Dematha
  • 1999-Dematha
  • 2000-O'Connell
  • 2001-Paul VI
  • 2002-Gonzaga
  • 2003-Paul VI
  • 2004-Dematha
  • 2005-Gonzaga
  • 2006-Gonzaga
  • 2007-Gonzaga
  • 2008-Dematha
  • 2009-Paul VI
  • 2010-Gonzaga
  • 2011-Gonzaga
  • 2012-Gonzaga
  • 2013-Gonzaga
  • 2014-Paul VI
  • 2015-Gonzaga
  • 2016-Gonzaga
  • 2017-Gonzaga
  • 2018-Gonzaga
  • 2019-Gonzaga


Champions
School Championships
Gonzaga 14
Dematha 14
Good Counsel 7
Paul VI 4
St. John's 4
Bishop McNamara 3
O'Connell 1

Boys Tennis champions[edit]

  • 1979 Archbishop Carroll
  • 1982-O'Connell
  • 1983-St. John's
  • 1984-St. John's
  • 1985-Gonzaga
  • 1986-Gonzaga
  • 1987-Gonzaga
  • 1988-Gonzaga
  • 1989-Gonzaga
  • 1990-Gonzaga
  • 1991-Gonzaga
  • 1992-Gonzaga
  • 1993-Gonzaga
  • 1994-Gonzaga
  • 1995-Gonzaga
  • 1996-Dematha
  • 1997-Dematha
  • 1998-Dematha
  • 1999-Dematha
  • 2000-Dematha
  • 2001-Good Counsel
  • 2002-Dematha
  • 2003-Dematha
  • 2004-Dematha
  • 2005-Gonzaga
  • 2006-Gonzaga
  • 2007-Dematha
  • 2008-Gonzaga
  • 2009-Dematha
  • 2010-Gonzaga
  • 2011-Gonzaga
  • 2012-Gonzaga
  • 2013-Gonzaga
  • 2014-Gonzaga
  • 2015-O'Connell
  • 2016-Gonzaga
  • 2017-Gonzaga
  • 2018-Good Counsel
Champions
School Championships
Gonzaga 21
Dematha 10
O'Connell 2
St. John's 2
Good Counsel 2

Boys Ice Hockey champions[edit]

  • 2017-DeMatha
  • 2018-DeMatha
  • 2019-DeMatha
Champions
School Championships
DeMatha 3

Alumni[edit]

Archbishop Carroll

Bishop Ireton

Bishop McNamara

Bishop O'Connell

DeMatha

Bill Hamid, Current MLS player, member of USMNT


Gonzaga

Good Counsel

Paul VI

St. John's

References[edit]

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