Albuquerque Academy won the 2021-22 New Mexico Activities Association 4A Director’s Cup for the fourth year in a row. Academy scored 3,080 points, outcompeting second-place Los Alamos, which scored 2,460 points, and third-place Lovington, with 1,660 points.
La Cueva High School took first place in the 5A Director’s Cup with 2,860 points. Rio Rancho took second with 2,020 points, and Cleveland third with 1,800 points. St. Michaels’ won the 3A Director’s Cup with 1,920 points, Pecos won in the 2A class with 840 points, and Gateway Christian won the 1A Director’s Cup with 1,100 points.
The Director’s Cup is awarded to the top NMAA member schools in each classification based on success in activities, athletics, and sportsmanship. In athletics, 20 points are awarded for participation in each program, 60 points for each district championship, 80 points for each appearance in the state semifinals or a third- or fourth-place finish, 100 points for each state runner-up finish, and 120 points for each state championship.
On the activities side, schools are awarded 20 points for participation in each program, 80 points for each appearance in the state semifinals or third- or fourth-place finish, 100 points for each state runner-up finish, and 120 points for each state championship. On the sportsmanship side, 100 points are deducted for each player or coach ejection. Soccer players who receive a red card also result in 100 points being deducted from the school. Academy and La Cueva both had 100 points deducted for an ejection.
Academy’s highest-scoring category was for mock trial, where they received 200 points. Academy’s black team won the mock trial state title, and their red team took third place. La Cueva’s highest-scoring categories were for volleyball, boys tennis and girls tennis, which gave them 120 points each for taking the state titles in those sports.
To see the full standings for the 2021-22 Director’s Cup, visit nmact.org/directors-cup.