Indian Creek School was notified earlier this month that its has been accepted as a provisional member of the Interscholastic Athletic Association of Maryland (IAAM) for 2011-2012 school year, with the aim on joining the conference full-time in 2012-2013.

As a provisional member, Indian Creek will be invited to IAAM meetings and will be able to schedule games against other member schools throughout 2011-2012, but the Eagles will not be eligible for league competition or playoff consideration until the following year.

Like most of the co-ed private schools in the IAAM, Indian Creek had sought dual membership in both the IAAM, an all-girls athletic conference, and the MIAA, an all-boys conference which ICS joined in 2007.  A moratorium on all new membership in the IAAM prevented Indian Creek’s entry previously, but the closing of Towson Catholic in the summer of 2009 created an opening.

“Over the past four years the girls of Indian Creek primarily participated in an independent schedule, playing IAAM “C” conference teams, 1A public schools and any other school that would open their schedule,” said Indian Creek athletic director Jamie Cook.  “The independent schedule created difficulties for the Eagles, as seasons were cut short, games were cancelled and senior days were often missed because of other schools’ league obligations.”

Cook was informed his school’s acceptance as an IAAM provision member in a phone call from IAAM Executive Director Sue Thompson.

“Prior to Sue Thompson’s phone call, many of the C Conference schools in the IAAM had already opened their schedules to include games with Indian Creek,” added Cook.  “Competition in the C Conference is very comparable to Indian Creek’s level of play and we look forward to continued success in 2011 as a provisional member of IAAM.”