Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association

The Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association (MIAA) is an organization that sponsors activities in thirty-three sports, comprising 374 public and private high schools in the U.S. state of Massachusetts.[2] The MIAA is a member of the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), which writes the rules for most U.S. high school sports and activities. The MIAA was founded in 1978, and was preceded by both the Massachusetts Secondary School Principals Association (MSSPA) (1942–1978) and the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Council (MIAC) (1950–1978).

Notably, the MIAA does not use the NFHS ruleset for football, choosing instead to use NCAA college rules with minor modifications.[3] It is the only state in which high school football is played in 11-minute quarters. The only other state association that plays high school football under NCAA rules, University Interscholastic League, uses the NFHS standard of 12-minute quarters.[4]

Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association
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AbbreviationMIAA
Motto"Building the Future..."[1]
Formation1978
PurposeAthletic / Educational
Location
Region served
Massachusetts
Membership
374 public and private high schools
Websitemiaa.net

Sports

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rugby
  • Ski
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track & Cross Country
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Girls wrestling gained MIAA status in 2011.[5] Rugby became the MIAA's 35th sport in 2016, following a 2015 MIAC vote that passed by a wide majority.[6]

Leagues

The leagues in the MIAA are separated into eight districts (lettered A–H).[7]

District A

District B

District C

District D

  • Big Three Conference
  • Cape and Islands League
  • Eastern Athletic Conference
  • Independent
  • Mayflower Athletic Conference
  • Old Colony League
  • South Coast Conference

District E

  • Central Massachusetts Conference
  • Colonial Athletic Conference
  • Dual Valley Conference
  • Independent
  • Inter High
  • Midland Wachusett League
  • South Worcester County League
  • Worcester County Athletic Conference

District F

District G

  • Berkshire County

District H

Football State Champions

The MIAA Football State Champions are listed below.[8]

Year Division Champion
2018 1 St. John's Prep
2 North Andover
3 Springfield Central
4 Nashoba
5 Scituate
6 Stoneham
7 Blackstone Valley Tech
8 St. Bernard's
2017 1 Everett
2 King Philip
3 St. John's (Shrewsbury)
4 Melrose
5 Dennis-Yarmouth
6 Middleboro
7 Mashpee
8 Millis
2016 1 Everett
1A King Philip
2 Duxbury
2A Falmouth
3 Hanover
3A East Bridgewater
4 Mashpee
4A Millis
2015 1 Xaverian Brothers
2 Nashoba
3 Dartmouth
4 Holliston
5 Northbridge
6 Mashpee
2014 1 Xaverian Brothers
2 Marshfield
3 Dartmouth
4 Holliston
5 Abington
6 Cohasset
2013 1 Central Catholic
2 Mansfield
3 Tewksbury
4 Doherty
5 Bishop Fenwick
6 Littleton
2012 Eastern 1 St. John's Prep (Danvers)
1A Everett
2 Reading
2A Beverly
3 Sharon
3A Bishop Feehan
4 Abington
4A Cathedral (Boston)
5 Upper Cape
Central 1 Leominster
2 Nashoba
3 Auburn
4 Grafton
5 West Boylston
6 Blackstone Valley
Western 1 Springfield Central
2 Wahconah
3 Mt. Greylock
4 Pathfinder
2011 Eastern 1 Boston College High
1A Everett
2 Duxbury
2A Dennis-Yarmouth
3 Concord-Carlisle
3A Bourne
4 Mashpee
4A Blue Hills
5 Nantucket
Central 1 Leominster
2 Nashoba
3 Auburn
4 Northbridge
5 Leicester
6 Bay Path
Western 1 Longmeadow
2 Putnam
3 Mt. Greylock
4 Pioneer Valley

Soccer State Champions

Boys Soccer

The MIAA Boys Soccer State Champions are listed below.[9]

Division Year Champion Runner Up
Division I 2018 Ludlow Wellesley
2017 Brockton Longmeadow
2016 Lexington Westborough
2015 Lincoln-Sudbury Groton-Dunstable
2014 Needham Amherst
2013 West Springfield Somerville
2012 Needham Amherst
2011 Ludlow Masconomet
2010 Ludlow New Bedford
2009 Catholic Memorial Ludlow
2008 Ludlow Framingham
2007 St. John's Framingham
2006 St. John's Algonquin
Division II 2018 Nauset Arlington
2017 Concord-Carlisle Oliver Ames
2016 Nauset Masconomet
2015 Oliver Ames Masconomet
2014 Concord-Carlisle Oliver Ames
2013 Masconomet Walpole
2012 Groton-Dunstable Medway
2011 Groton-Dunstable Concord-Carlisle
2010 Concord-Carlisle Nipmuc
2009 Concord-Carlisle Palmer
2008 Mt. Greylock Masconomet
2007 Hampshire Sharon
2006 Concord-Carlisle Leicester
Division III 2018 Wayland Nipmuc
2017 Nipmuc Norwell
2016 Wayland Nipmuc
2015 Norton Douglas
2014 Wayland Belchertown
2013 Belchertown Medway
2012 Sutton Watertown
2011 Sutton Georgetown
2010 Dover-Sherborn Lenox
2009 Weston Douglas
2008 Bromfield Hamilton-Wenham
2007 Bromfield Lynnfield
2006 Bartlett Lynnfield
Division IV 2018 Bromfield St. Mary's
2017 Bromfield Boston International
2016 Monson Cohasset
2015 Monson St. Mary's
2014 Sutton Archbishop Williams
2013 Sutton Cohasset

Girls Soccer

The MIAA Girls Soccer State Champions are listed below.[10]

Division Year Champion Runner Up
Division I 2018 Wachusett Natick
2017 Wachusett Westford Academy
2016 Central Catholic Nashoba
2015 Needham Algonquin
2014 West Springfield Whitman-Hanson
2013 Newton North Minnechaug
2012 Franklin Nashoba
2011 Peabody East Longmeadow
2010 Central Catholic Shrewsbury
2009 Algonquin Acton-Boxboro
2008 Minnechaug Acton-Boxborough
2007 Acton-Boxborough Shrewsbury
2006 Braintree Ludlow
Eastern Mass Division II 2018 Winchester Hopkinton
2017 Danvers Medway
2016 Hingham Arlington
2015 Hingham Concord Carlisle
2014 Hingham Arlington
2013 Notre Dame Academy Wilmington
Division II 2012 Medfield Belchertown
2011 Auburn Canton
2010 Medfield Auburn
2009 Cardinal Spellman Wahconah
2008 Duxbury Wahconah
2007 Oliver Ames Millbury
2006 Nipmuc Cardinal Spellman
Division III 2018 Norwell South Hadley
2017 Sutton Archbishop Williams
2016 Millbury Medway
2015 Millbury Medway
2014 Nipmuc Lynnfield
2013 Newburyport Granby
2012 Weston Sutton
2011 Dover-Sherborn Hopedale
2010 Weston Sutton
2009 Millis Gateway
2008 Newburyport Monson
2007 Newburyport Bromfield
2006 West Boylston Norwell
Division IV 2018 Millis Granby
2017 Millis Millbury
2016 East Bridgewater Monson
2015 Monson East Bridgewater
2014 East Bridgewater Monson
2013 Sutton Austin Prep

See also

References

  1. ^ "Home - MIAA Home Page". MIAA. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  2. ^ "About MIAA" (PDF). MIAA. pp. 1, 21. Retrieved 11 January 2015. The MIAA is self-regulating with the 374 member schools providing individual leaders to serve within the 35 MIAA governance units.
  3. ^ "Football". MIAA. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  4. ^ "UIL Exceptions to NCAA Football Rules (2014-2015 School Year)" (PDF). University Interscholastic League. p. 5. Retrieved 11 January 2015. The total playing time in UIL Varsity games shall be 48 minutes, divided into four periods of 12 minutes each, with one-minute intermissions between the first and second periods (first half) and between the third and fourth periods (second half) (Exception: In games below the varsity level, periods may be shortened by mutual consent of the competing schools).
  5. ^ "MIAA considers adding rugby to its purview", Boston Globe, Bob Holmes, April 30, 2015.
  6. ^ "Tuesday's school roundup: MIAA votes to add rugby for 2016-17", Boston Globe, Eric Russo, May 6, 2015.
  7. ^ "MIAA League Directory" (PDF). MIAA. pp. 1–15. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  8. ^ "Football Fall 2014 Information". MIAA. Retrieved 11 January 2015.
  9. ^ "MIAA Tournament Information". MIAA. Retrieved 19 November 2018.
  10. ^ "MIAA Tournament Information". MIAA. Retrieved 23 November 2018.
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The Atlantic Coast League is a high school athletic conference in District C of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association.

Boston City League

The Boston City League is a high school athletic conference in District B of the Massachusetts Interscholastic Athletic Association. All schools are located in the neighborhoods of Boston.

Cape Ann League

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Catholic Central League

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The Catholic Conference is regarded as one of the most accomplished sports conferences in terms of its winning reputation, with 17 state football championships, 9 basketball championships, 34 ice hockey championships, and 15 swimming championships.

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Joseph Case High School

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Lunenburg High School

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MIAA

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MIAA Division IA Men's Ice Hockey Tournament

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MIAA Men's Ice Hockey Championship

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MIAA Division I Men's Ice Hockey Championship

MIAA Division II Men's Ice Hockey Championship

MIAA Division III Men's Ice Hockey Championship

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