01/12/2017 – Covenant Christian Academy has been invited to join the Independent Girls Conference (IGC). Covenant will begin competing in the IGC in the fall season of 2017. The IGC is part of the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC).
Formed in 1999, the IGC and its member schools are committed to offering a forum for balanced competition, while creating strong opportunities for skill-development of student athletes, and maintaining the highest levels of sportsmanship and respect among competitors. Schools in the IGC are Boston Trinity Academy, Brimmer and May, Cambridge School of Weston, Chapel Hill Chauncey Hall, Covenant Christian Academy, Gann Academy, Landmark School, Montrose School, Newman School, and Waring School. Boston Trinity is new to the IGC as of the spring season of 2017. Newman School will join the league at the same time as CCA.
This is an important and strategic development that will allow Covenant’s Girls Athletic Program to continue it’s progression to higher levels of play. The IGC will give Covenant the opportunity to surround itself with peers and rivals that will create a more satisfying and competitive experience. It also opens doors for Covenant to potentially offer new athletic teams for its growing school population.
“Entering into the IGC is a major accomplishment for Covenant Girls athletics,” said Dr. Ryan Plosker, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Covenant Christian Academy and the Girls Varsity Coach. “The IGC is a competitive, highly sought after league that attracts some of the top private school athletic talent in the state. With the growth of athletics at Covenant, we are seeing more young women excelling on the field and court who are ready for a greater challenge.”
Since 2010, Covenant has been competing in the Girl’s Independent League (GIL), also a part of NEPSAC. “The GIL was a great place for our athletic program to get its start, and to grow. We are thankful to the other member schools for good competitive play over the years,” said Kathy Azadian, the Athletic Director at Covenant. “As our school population has increased, and the skill level of our teams has advanced, we find ourselves in need of a broader pool of competitors. This move to the IGC will help me continue to offer the best possible athletic experiences for Covenant student athletes.”
Covenant’s male athletes currently complete in the Massachusetts Bay Independent League (MBIL). With this move to the IGC, the boys and girls teams will now be competing against many of the same schools, bringing a nice symmetry to Covenants athletic programs.