Austin Prep announced today that it will leave the MIAA and join the NEPSAC. The school will conclude its participation in the MIAA this season and will play as an independent next year in all sports against mostly fellow NEPSAC schools. From there, they will join a division in the NEPSAC full-time.
“The NEPSAC presents a real opportunity for us to grow as a school academically and athletically,” Austin Preparatory athletic director Pat Driscoll told The Boston Herald. “To be associated with a league like the NEPSAC that holds some of the premier schools in the state and in New England is special for Austin Preparatory.”
Austin Prep has reportedly been investigating this move for months.
“The decision to join the NEPSAC is an inflection point in the history of Austin Prep,” said James Hickey, Ph.D, Head of School. “The School’s membership in the NEPSAC creates opportunities to engage in athletic competition that maximizes the balance of academics and athletics, increasing visibility in the college athletics recruitment process, and competing at athletic facilities on par with our own.”