WCA to Join Piedmont Triad Athletic Conference (PTAC)
WESLEYAN CHRISTIAN ACADEMY WILL JOIN THE PIEDMONT TRIAD ATHLETIC CONFERENCE IN 2023-2024
November 21, 2022
The North Carolina Independent Schools Athletic Association (NCISAA) announced Wednesday, November 2, that Wesleyan Christian Academy will become a member of the Piedmont Triad Athletic Conference (PTAC) beginning with the 2023-2024 school year. This is exciting news for our school family as this development follows five years that Wesleyan has operated as an independent NCISAA school without a conference to call its own.
The Piedmont Triad Athletic Conference currently includes Caldwell Academy, Calvary Day School, Forsyth Country Day School, Greensboro Day School, High Point Christian Academy, and Westchester Academy.
“To say we are excited for our students is really an understatement,” stated Athletic Director Joe Woodward. “Our student athletes are looking forward to growing these long-held relationships with teams throughout the Triad. Our kids and families participate in extracurricular activities in the community together, and we are looking forward to bringing them back together in PTAC. This move goes a long way toward building and enjoying the community that we have right here in the Triad.”
Woodward added, “From a competitive and personal development perspective, our student athletes will once again have the opportunity to participate in conference championships and award programs. Practically, this also means that the majority of our game road trips shrink from 2-3 hours to 20-30 minutes. That’s a positive not just for our student athletes, but also for our families, teachers, and fans.”
Executive Director of NCISAA, Homar Ramirez, stated, “I am excited that Wesleyan Christian Academy now has a conference home. This news comes on the heels of a tremendous amount of work done by our Board of Trustees. Lots of credit also goes to the members of the PTAC. Adding WCA strengthens an already talented group of schools and we look forward to watching the positive celebration of local rivalries renewed.“
Woodward affirmed, “We are incredibly thankful for the mutual collaboration with PTAC and the NCISAA and for the hard work they have put into making this a reality. This would not have been possible without the dedication and perseverance of Homar Ramirez and his team. We are thankful for their commitment to working through NCISAA’s internal review process to ensure this would be beneficial not only for Wesleyan but for PTAC as a whole.“
“This is great news,” said Dr. David Ray, Head of School, “We’ve received such a warm welcome from the member schools—which speaks volumes about what a great community of schools and competitors we have in PTAC.”