RECENT NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
The DVAL mourns the loss of two College Park girls who were killed in a traffic accident on October 31st. One girl is in critical condition. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Dympha Ueada shot a 77 at Boundary Oaks to capture MVP honors and lead the Lady Broncos to the DVAL championship. Skye Mingming, NG (79), Hailey Salomone, CP (83) and Serena Milleci, NG (88) broke 90 on their 16 hole round Monday.
Northgate advances directly to the NCS finals on November 2nd. College Park, the runner up, will compete in the qualifier tournament on Monday 10/26.
For a complete list of the finishers see the Golf Standings on the sidebar.
The DVAL and DFAL leagues are meeting on a regular basis to combine the two leagues next year. One of the biggest issues is how to divide up the various teams into divisions within the league.
- Split the league into two divisions based on competitive equity. There can be anywhere from 4-8 teams per division in this scenario and it would result in 2 automatic playoff berths.
- Split the league into three divisions by competitive equity, playing each team in your division twice and the other 8 teams once. An end of season tournament may be used to determine the automatic qualifier.
- Keep all teams together, no divisions. (This may work well for sports where not all schools field a team)
- Split the league into two divisions based on other criteria, such as geography. Use a league playoff to determine the automatic qualifier.
There are many factors to consider and the Principals of the new league are scheduled to decide the fall sport divisions in November.
All DVAL Schools are back in session. League play begins in early September for most sports.
The DVAL All-League teams were selected by the coaches and have been published under their respective sports. Track and Field and Swimming were determined by their order of finish at the league meet and are not selected by the coaches.
The Bronco swimmers captured the first ever State Title in Mens Swimming on Saturday. They become the first DVAL team to win a state championship since the league was reformed in 2008. Northgate's new pool was finished this month - what a way to inagurate it!
College Park defended their DVAL tournament title against Clayton Valley Charter, winning 3-0. CP received the #2 seed in the NCS tournament division 1.
Berean Christian upset league champion Concord in the finals of the DVAL softball tournament to receive the automatic berth to the NCS playoffs. Berean received the #5 seed in Division IV.
Concord will host Berean in the championship softball game on Thursday while College Park will host Clayton Valley Charter for the baseball championship.
Piedmont defeated Biship O'Dowd in both the men's and women's lacrosse championship games to claim both the regular season league title and tournament championship. Both received high NCS seeds and head into the semi-final matches on Wednesday.
The Bronco men swimmers captured the NCS championship in swimming on May 16 and they aren't done yet with 6 men swimmers qualifying for the inagural state championship. 4 of the lady Bronco swimmers will be joining them in Fresno for the state meet.