Inter-Ac Challenge 2016 Bracket and Schedule Announced

PHILADELPHIA — The 2016 Inter-Ac Challenge bracket is set.

The Inter-Ac Challenge, run by NXTsports, kicks off Monday, May 16 and ends on Sunday, May 22 at Villanova Stadium. Twelve of the country's elite teams, including the six Inter-Ac League teams and six nationally-recognized guests, make up the field for the most competitive high school postseason tournament in the country. All net proceeds from the Inter-Ac Challenge will be donated to charitable partner the HEADstrong Foundation.

Newcomer Culver Academy claims the No. 1 seed, followed by defending national and Inter-Ac Challenge champion Haverford School, No. 3 Malvern Prep and No. 4 Lawrenceville School round out the top four.

The first round takes place on the higher seeds’ campuses, followed by Wednesday’s quarterfinals at the Proving Grounds in Conshohocken, Friday’s semifinals at Villanova Stadium and Sunday’s championship game at Villanova Stadium.

First Round Schedule
at higher seeds’ fields
Monday, May 16

No. 9 Germantown Academy at No. 8 Academy of the New Church, 4 p.m. Winner plays No. 1 Culver on Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
No. 12 Shipley School at No. 5 Hun School, 4 p.m. Winner plays No. 4 Lawrenceville on Wednesday, 5 p.m.
No. 11 Hill School at No. 6 Episcopal Academy, 4 p.m. Winner plays No. 3 Malvern Prep on Wednesday, 7:30 p.m.
No. 10 Springside Chestnut Hill Academy at No. 7 Penn Charter, 4:30 p.m. Winner plays No. 2 Haverford on Wednesday, 5 p.m.

Quarterfinals: at Proving Grounds in Conshohocken, Wednesday, May 18, 5 and 7:30 p.m.
Semifinals: at Villanova Stadium, Friday, May 20, 5 and 7:30 p.m.
Final: at Villanova Stadium, Sunday, May 22, 5 p.m.