The effects of the current COVID-19 global health crisis have not skipped over the Mid-Atlantic Prep League. MAPL Commissioner Jason Baseden weighs in on the matter.
At this point in time, March 23rd, the current status of all Mid-Atlantic Prep League spring athletic contests are listed below.
Blair Academy has adopted a distance-learning model for the time being and is operating with only with essential personnel on campus. Thus, has canceled all athletic practices, contests, events and activities through at least April 17th.
Official Blair Academy Coronavirus Information.
The Hill School
**Effective March 24th, The Hill School has extended distance learning beyond April 13th indefinitely. Accordingly, all spring athletics contests have been cancelled indefinitely. We will post an update when a final decision is made regarding the duration of distance learning.
Official Hill School Coronavirus Information.
The Hun School of Princeton has implemented a virtual learning program through April 14th to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. No athletic competitions or practices will take place during this period and have been cancelled/postponed through Tuesday, April 14th.
Official Hun School Coronavirus Information.
The Lawrenceville School is preparing for the implementation of remote learning for all students for the remainder of the spring term. Officially, Lawrenceville Athletics has cancelled their spring athletic season with no makeshift schedule plans due to the uncertainty of the virus.
Official Lawrenceville School Coronavirus Information.
Mercersburg Academy has implemented virtual learning and the campus is closed until at least Tuesday, April 14th. All campus events (athletic and otherwise) have been postponed or canceled through at least that date.
Official Mercersburg Academy Coronavirus Information.
Peddie School has begun remote learning at this time and the campus is closed at least through April 14th. All athletic events have been canceled or postponed up until this time.
Official Peddie School Coronavirus Information.
A note from Mid-Atlantic Prep League Commissioner, Jason Baseden:
Friends of the Mid-Atlantic Prep League (MAPL),
Collectively we find ourselves in an unprecedented situation. Each and everyone one of our schools and athletic departments have spent the last few weeks monitoring suggestions from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and heeding the demands of our local, state and federal government. In true MAPL fashion, our schools have collaborated on our decision-making, with the health and safety of our communities as our guiding light. The Athletic Directors of each MAPL school will continue to share information and contingency plans for what is to come.
We fully understand the angst that this situation has created for our communities, especially for our spring student-athletes. The idea of possibly missing out on your entire season is not one any of us could comprehend, even as early as two weeks ago. For our senior spring student-athletes, on behalf of all the athletic departments, our hearts are with you. Just know that your impact on MAPL athletics, the camaraderie and sportsmanship has not gone unnoticed. You are truly a special group!
For now, stay fit, stay healthy, keep your distance and listen to your local officials. The MAPL will be back stronger than ever!!
Yours in Sport,
The Hill School is eager and ready to host this year's 2020 Mid-Atlantic Prep League Basketball Tournament. Games will begin on Friday, February 7th concluding with the naming of this season's champions on Sunday, February 9th.
After Saturday's conclusion of all regular season games amongst the six schools, the seedings for the tournament have been released. Blair Academy enters the tournament as the 2019 champions for both the girls and boys. The Buccaneers hold the #1 seed for the girls and #2 seed for the boys in this year's events.
Seeding and all pertinent information for this year's tournament is listed below.
Attendance to this event is free and all games will be live streamed.
Girls' Championship Game will be played at 12:00 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9th
Friday, February 7th - Game 3: 6:45 p.m. (#4) The Hun School v. (#5) Mercersburg Academy Winner will play (#1) The Hill School at 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8th Loser will play in Consolation Game at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8th Friday, February 7th- Game 4: 8:30 p.m. (#3) Peddie School v. (#6) The Lawrenceville School Winner will play (#2) Blair Academy at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8th Loser will play in Consolation Game at 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 8th
Boys' Championship Game will be played at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 9th
Information provided by The Hill School can be found here.