Prep Notes: Best Director
BY JAMES YODICE / JOURNAL STAFF WRITER
La Cueva and Albuquerque Academy were among the five schools that won New Mexico Activities Association Director’s Cup titles for 2021-22.
The Bears scored 2,860 points in Class 5A, with Rio Rancho (2,020) and Cleveland (1,800) next on the list. It is the first time atop the standings for La Cueva since 2017-18.
In 4A, Academy’s 3,080 points outdistanced Los Alamos (2,460) and Lovington (1,660). Academy is the first-place school for the fourth straight school year.
Other classification winners were St. Michael’s in 3A, Pecos in 2A and Gateway Christian from Roswell in 1A. Gateway ended a five-year run by Melrose in 1A.
Points in the Director’s Cup are assigned in both athletics and activities. On the sports side, schools earn points on an escalating scale for participating in a program, winning district, reaching at least the state semifinals, being a state runner-up and capturing a state championship. Points are assigned in activities in most of those same categories.