PSAA: The Private Schools Athletic Association




NYSAIS-AA MOHONK UPDATE

May 16, 2017
Editorial Staff




The New York State Association of Independent Schools Chair of the Athletic Directors Committee Pat Krieger released the following announcements:

The following five Athletic Directors have been elected by the membership to serve a three year term on the ADC:

Soren Madsen, Saint Ann's, ACIS
Mike Mazella, Staten Island Academy, PSAA/ACIS
Gus Ornstein, ECFS, Ivy
Lauren Thomer, Convent Sacred Heart, AAIS
Kevin Versen, Masters, Independent (second term)




The ADC supported the membership vote on all 11 proposals.
The AEC endorsed the membership voting as well.

Here is a reminder of the proposals and the voting results:


- NYSAIS will accept the Federation invitation to play in the fall girl's tennis championship (Motion passed 28-1)
- NYSAIS will accept the Federation invitation to play in the spring boy's tennis championship. (Motion passed 24-0)
- The Field Hockey overtime will be modified using a NFHS recommended procedure. (Motion passed 10-0)
- Schools will classify wrestlers based on weight rather than weight class. (Motion passed 10-0)
- For the NYSAIS Championship, schools will permitted to enter two athletes in a weight class with a maximum entry of 16. (Motion passed 10-0)
- The opening round of the NYSAIS Boy's and Girl's Soccer Tournament will be played one day earlier, allowing a day of rest prior to the quarterfinals. (Motion passed 37-0)
- The NYSAIS Cross Country Championship would be held one week later than the current date. (Motion failed 10-27)
- Schools would be permitted 10 entries for the NYSAIS Cross Country Championship with NO substitutions allowed. Scoring would remain the same. (Motion passed 33-4)
- NYSAIS will explore the possibility of hosting a Boy's and Girl's Swim Championship. (Motion passed 25-0)
- NYSAIS will host a Boy's and Girl's Squash Championship using the same dates currently used for the Basketball Championship.
(Motion withdrawn, straw poll requested.) (Motion failed 3-15)
- NYSAIS will explore the possibility of hosting a Boy's and Girl's Indoor Track and Field Championship. (Motion passed 22-0)