Valley Forge Military Academy (VFMA) was recently acceptance as a member of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA), beginning with the 2013-14 academic year.
Valley Forge Military Academy will initially compete as an independent member in District 1 with an AA classification in most sports. The all-male day and boarding school, founded in 1928, will participate in the following sports: cross country, basketball, baseball, football, swimming, lacrosse, soccer, wrestling, and track & field. The Valley Forge athletic program has a long legacy of graduates who have gone on to play for Division I and IA athletic programs, and a few have even continued on to a professional athletic career.
Becoming a member of the PIAA will provide the VFMA student-athletes and coaches the opportunity to participate and attain district, regional, and state post-season competition and honors between public, private, charter, and parochial schools with similar enrollment. Valley Forge Military Academy has been a successful private independent school with exemplary academics and a strong athletic program since 1928. VFMA has a long tradition of fostering personal growth through a comprehensive system built on five cornerstones: academic excellence, character development, personal motivation, physical development, and leadership.
“We are proud to become part of the PIAA,” said Dominick “Mick” Lorusso, Director of Athletics for Valley Forge Military Academy & College. Our prior model featured post-graduate athletes. While that program benefitted those young men and the Academy, finding teams willing to play a team with post graduates was shutting us out of the Pennsylvania sports scene. We are looking forward to the competition among other schools in our region, and especially our state, for all of our sports teams.”
This information was provided by Valley Forge Military Academy and College.