With the goal of improving and expanding its opportunities for student-athletes, DePaul Cristo Rey High School has joined the newly formed Ohio Valley Christian Conference (OVCC). The new league will begin with the 2016-17 academic year.
There are seven charter schools in the OVCC: DePaul Cristo Rey, Dominion Academy (Dayton), East Dayton Christian School, Immaculate Conception Academy (Norwood), Mars Hill Academy (Mason), Spring Valley Academy (Centerville) and Temple Christian School (Dayton).
The goal of the new league is to provide an exceptional athletic experience for Christian schools in Southwest Ohio by giving student-athletes from non-OHSAA (Ohio High School Athletic Association) schools a chance to play meaningful games, earn all-conference recognition and gain exposure, according to a press release.
“DePaul Cristo Rey has joined the OVCC because of the shared philosophies and faith-base of the member schools,” said Lynne Morris, DPCR athletic director. “We believe the OVCC will be a good fit for DPCR and our student-athletes.”
DPCR, which is located in Clifton, offers the following competitive athletic team opportunities to its students: Girls volleyball, girls and boys cross-country, girls and boys basketball, girls and boys track and field. DPCR also offers instructional baseball and softball clubs. The current soccer club will begin to play several competitive matches against OVCC league opponents in the fall.