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Maryland & Mississippi recognized as DAC All Sports Champions for 2016-2017

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The Deaf America Cup (DAC) All Sports Champion award presented by SportsMX is awarded to two schools from the Division I and II as classified by National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association (NDIAA) that exemplifies excellence in all sports throughout the academic year.

Maryland School for the Deaf (Division I) and Mississippi School for the Deaf (Division II) have been selected as the Deaf America Cup All Sports Champions for 2016-2017. Maryland and Mississippi earned the highest percentage of possible points of all eligible schools based on a combination of win-loss record, performance in tournaments, and team of the year awards with the NDIAA.

Maryland’s Division I DAC championship marks the school’s third straight year of winning this award. Maryland continues to set the bar among Deaf schools in athletics as they field highly competitive teams year after year. This past year, Maryland were recognized as NDIAA National Championships in five sports which were Football, Girls Basketball, Baseball, Boys Track & Field, and Girls Track & Field. The Football team posted their seventh undefeated season with an 11-0 record and scoring 534 points while just giving up 54. The Girls’ Basketball team posted their third straight 26-win season and captured the Clerc Classic championship for an unprecedented fourth straight year along with four straight National Championships as well. The senior class of the Girls Basketball team also recorded the most wins in a four-year stretch with a 100-15 record. The Boys Track & Field team won their first ever Berg/Seeger Classic championship and snapping a 30-year drought when they won their first National Championship since 1987.

Mississippi’s Division II DAC championship ends Minnesota’s hold on this award, as prior to this year, Minnesota was the only school in Division II to win this award. Mississippi recorded several “firsts” this past year starting out with the volleyball team, which won their first-ever Mason-Dixon championship when they defeated Alabama in a championship match thriller. The Girls Basketball team posted an impressive 18-5 record and notched their second straight Mason-Dixon championship and sixth overall. The team also advanced to the second round of the Mississippi High School Activities Association (MHSAA) Class 1A state playoff for the first time in school history along with their first-ever NDIAA National Championship. When the Boys Basketball team nudged Alabama in the Mason-Dixon championship game, the school became the first program to win championships in Volleyball, Boys Basketball, and Girls Basketball in the same year. The Boys Basketball team also won their first NDIAA National Championship. Mississippi closed out a successful year in athletics when Kenmarkis Meeks won the MHSAA Class 1A State Championships in 110m Hurdles and 300m Hurdles.

Delaware and Western Pennsylvania are two schools in Division II, which had earned a higher percentage of possible points than Mississippi. However, to be recognized as a DAC Champion, a school must field a minimum of five varsity sports recognized by NDIAA. Delaware and Western Pennsylvania did not meet this specific criteria requirement to be considered for the DAC Championship award.

Notable achievements by the boys and girls teams of Maryland and Mississippi.

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Football (11-0)
NDIAA National Champion
39-win streak against Deaf Schools (National Deaf Prep Football record)

Volleyball (34-7-5)
New Life Fall Classic Champion
Oriole Classic Champion
Independent-Parochial School League Champion
Maryland Independent Athletic Conference Champion

Girls Basketball (26-2)
NDIAA National Champion
Oriole Classic Champion
Clerc Classic Champion
Maryland Independent Athletic Conference Champion

Baseball (7-7-1)
NDIAA National Champion
Hoy Classic Champion

Boys Track & Field
NDIAA/USADTF National Champion
Berg & Seeger Champion
Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association Champion

Girls Track & Field
NDIAA/USADTF National Champion
Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association Champion

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Volleyball (13-8)
Mason-Dixon Champion

Boys Basketball (8-14)
NDIAA National Champion
Mason-Dixon Champion
MHSAA Class 1A State Tourney

Girls Basketball (18-5)
NDIAA National Champion
Mason-Dixon Champion
MHSAA Class 1A State Tourney - advanced to 2nd round

Boys Track & Field
MHSAA Class 1A State Champions 110m Hurdles - Kenmarkis Meeks
MHSAA Class 1A State Champions 300m Hurdles - Kenmarkis Meeks

MSAD wins fourth straight Deaf America Cup

By Matt Bigelow

minnesotaThe Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf just keeps on bringing home the Deaf America Cup.

For the fourth straight year, the Trojans won the Sports MX Deaf America Cup — Division II All Sports Champion award for excellence in athletics among deaf schools.

MSAD won three NDIAA national championships during the year as the volleyball, boys basketball and boys track and field all took home titles.

Read more: http://www.southernminn.com/faribault_daily_news/sports/article_8183a1d7-3ffc-5018-bc34-607e25140b52.html

Source: Faribault Daily News

Local Roundup: MSD wins national award

marylandMaryland School for the Deaf was one of two deaf schools to be honored as Deaf American Cup All-Sports Champions.

The Orioles (Division I) and Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf (Division II) were picked by SportsMX.

Read more: http://www.fredericknewspost.com/sports/level/amateur/local-roundup-msd-wins-national-award/article_4d615ad4-dbea-574c-8b72-160e36c6e9ec.html

Source: Frederick News Post

Maryland and Minnesota winners of 4th annual DAC

deaf-america-cup 1SportsMX is honored to recognize Maryland School for the Deaf (Division I) and Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf (Division II) as the fourth annual Deaf America Cup All Sports Champions for 2015-2016.

The Deaf America Cup (DAC) All Sports Champion award is exclusive for all Deaf schools and is awarded to two schools from the Division I and II as classified by National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association (NDIAA) that exemplifies excellence in all sports throughout the school year. Winners of DAC are selected based on a combination of win-loss record, performance in tournaments, and team of the year awards with the NDIAA.

Minnesota continues to set the standard with four straight DAC championships for the Division II classification with another year of outstanding athletic achievements with three NDIAA national championships in volleyball, boys basketball, and boys track & field.

The Trojans of Faribault had several “firsts” for the boys basketball and boys track & field teams. The boys basketball team won their first ever-national championship with an 18-10 record. The highlight of the season was a dominant performance at the GPSD tournament where the team blew out opponents on their way to the tournament championship. The boys basketball team was also the first team in school history to win a sectional playoff game at home. The boys track & field led by several exceptional athletes recorded their first ever Eastern Minnesota Athletic Conference championship along with their second national championship in three years. Junior Peters’ appearance in the prestigious Hamline Elite Track Meet was also the first for the school. The boys’ track & field team also continued their hold on the Berg & Seeger Track & Field Classic winning the championship for the fourth straight year.

In the four-year history of DAC, the 2015-2016 Maryland Orioles racked up the most national championships by any school with six NDIAA titles. Maryland wins its second straight DAC championships earning an impressive 76% of possible points.

Memorable moments for Maryland are many and several accomplishments stand out. The volleyball team had a sweep of sorts winning all championships that include four tournament championships, two league championships, and a national championship. They punctuated the season when they stunned defending state champions Oakdale with a 3-0 win at home. The girls basketball team tied last year’s team for school best record of 26-3 along with their third straight Clerc Classic championship and second straight Maryland Independent Athletic Conference championship. The last time the baseball team won the Hoy tournament and national championship was in 2005. The 11-year drought was snapped when the baseball team captured both championships this year.

For a complete overview and standings of DAC, visit this link: http://sportsmx.com/youth/deaf-america-cup/overview.

Below is list of notable achievements by the boys and girls teams of Maryland and Minnesota.

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Football (10-1)
NDIAA National Champion

Volleyball (36-2-2)
NDIAA National Champion
New Life Fall Classic Champion
Oriole Classic Champion
SpikeOut Champion
Independent-Parochial School League Champion
Maryland Independent Athletic Conference Champion

Boys Basketball (24-6)
NDIAA National Champion
Clerc Classic Champion
Maryland Independent Athletic Conference Runner-up

Girls Basketball (26-3)
NDIAA National Champion
Oriole Classic Champion
Clerc Classic Champion
Maryland Independent Athletic Conference Champion

Baseball (9-7)
NDIAA National Champion
Hoy Classic Champion

Boys Track & Field
Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association Champion

Girls Track & Field
NDIAA/USADTF National Champion
Berg & Seeger Champion
Eastern Schools for the Deaf Athletic Association Champion

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Volleyball (20-9)
NDIAA National Champion
SpikeOut Consolation Champion
Great Plains Schools for the Deaf Champion
Eastern Minnesota Athletic Conference Semifinalist

Boys Basketball (18-10)
NDIAA National Champion
Neesam Classic Champion
Great Plains Schools for the Deaf Champion

Boys Track & Field
NDIAA/USADTF National Champion
Berg & Seeger Champion
Great Plains Schools for the Deaf Champion
Eastern Minnesota Athletic Conference Champion

Girls Track & Field
Great Plains Schools for the Deaf Champion

 

Fremont and Minnesota win back-to-back Deaf America Cup Championships

deaf-america-cup 1SportsMX is proud to announce that California School for the Deaf, Fremont and Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf successfully defended their inaugural Deaf America Cup All Sports Championship award to claim back-to-back titles. The Deaf America Cup (DAC) award is exclusive for all Deaf schools and is awarded to two schools from the Division I and II as classified by National Deaf Interscholastic Athletic Association (NDIAA) that exemplifies excellence in all sports throughout the school year.

Fremont's athletic success this past year will be remembered as one of the best, if not the best in school history. The volleyball team had two significant firsts last fall. They had their first undefeated season in the Bay Counties League and won their first Spike-Out championship. The boys basketball team proved to be one of the elite teams in Northern California by winning its' first ever North Coast Section Division (NCS) VI championship. The softball team duplicated this feat as well winning the NCS Division VI championship despite struggling during the regular season. Fremont had an impressive haul of significant championships winning two North Coast Section titles, three NDIAA national championships, and four national tournament championships.

Minnesota extended their stay on the top as the most dominant school in the Division II classification. The girls athletics program claimed a sweep of Great Plains Schools for the Deaf championships winning it all in volleyball, basketball, and track & field. The football team was able to overcome the challenge of being the only Deaf football team to play 8, 9, and 11-man football and still win the 8-man NDIAA championship. The girls basketball program was an offensive juggernaut averaging 60.1 points while allowing 36.9 points. The girls basketball also team nabbed the Eastern Minnesota Athletic Conference championship. The boys and girls track & field team won the Berg & Seeger Classic at Kentucky. Minnesota had a phenomenal year with multiple championships winning two national tournament championships, four Great Plains Schools for the Deaf championships, and four NDIAA national championships.

For a complete overview and standings of DAC, visit this link: http://sportsmx.com/youth/deaf-america-cup/overview.

Below is list of extraordinary achievement by the boys and girls teams of Fremont and Minnesota.

Fremont:

Volleyball (24-8)
Spike-Out Champion
Undefeated record in Bay Counties League
Bay Counties League Champion
North Coast Section Division VI Semifinalist
NDIAA National Champion

Boys Basketball (25-3)
Geyersville Small Schools Basketball Classic Champion
Clerc Classic Champion
North Coast Section VI Champion
NDIAA National Champion

Girls Basketball (21-9)
Geyersville Small Schools Basketball Classic Champion
Bay Counties League Champion
NCS Division VI Semifinalist

Baseball (11-7)
Hoy Classic Champion
Bay Counties League Playoff Semifinalist
NDIAA National Champion

Softball (6-13)
Hoy Classic Champion
Undefeated against Deaf Schools
North Coast Section Division VI Champion

Minnesota:

Football (5-3)
Section 2A Playoffs-Quarterfinals
Undefeated against Deaf Schools
NDIAA National Champion

Volleyball (23-9)
Great Plains Schools for the Deaf Champion
Eastern Minnesota Athletic Conference Championship Finalist
NDIAA National Champion

Boys Basketball (16-11)
Neesam Classic Champion
Eastern Minnesota Athletic Conference Playoff Semifinalist

Girls Basketball (19-5)
Neesam Classic Champion
Great Plains Schools for the Deaf Champion
Eastern Minnesota Athletic Conference Champion
NDIAA National Champion

Boys Track
Great Plains Schools for the Deaf Champion
Berg & Seeger Champion
NDIAA/USADTF National Champion

Girls Track
Leo Bond Invite Champion
Great Plains Schools for the Deaf Champion
Berg & Seeger Champion

MSAD Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf wins 3rd straight Deaf America Cup

By Adam J.S. Holt

minnesotaIf the Deaf America Cup were a traveling trophy, it could probably just set up shop in Minnesota.

For the third straight year, Minnesota State Academy for the Deaf won the Sports MX Deaf America Cup — Division II All Sports Champion award, for excellence in athletics among deaf schools.

Read more: http://www.southernminn.com/faribault_daily_news/sports/article_a4c12e75-72f8-59fa-90ec-c253e545e757.html

Source: Faribault Daily News

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