The Public Schools Athletic League, known by the acronym PSAL, is an organization that promotes student athletics in the public schools of New York City. It provides and maintains a sports program for students enrolled in New York City public schools. The PSAL serves both boys and girls. PSAL holds competitions in a wide range of indoor and outdoor sports in Fall, Winter and Spring seasons.

The mission of the Public Schools Athletic league is to provide opportunities for educating students in physical fitness, character development and socialization skills through an athletic program that fosters teamwork, discipline and sportsmanship.

Middle College High School Athletics is affiliated with International High School and Robert F. Wagner High School located in Long Island City, NY. We offer participation in 12 sports during the school year. All students are required to hand in a parental permission slip and yearly physical to participate.

PSAL COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate



Posted On 08/20/2021

As announced on August 20, COVID-19 vaccination will be required for all students and staff participating in high-risk Public Schools Athletic League (PSAL) sports during the 2021-22 school year.  This vaccination requirement applies to all participants in high-risk sports, including students (both DOE and charter), Coaches, and Athletic Directors.

High-risk sports include football, volleyball, basketball, wrestling, lacrosse, stunt, and rugby.  Vaccination will also be required for participation in bowling, because while not a high-risk sport, it takes place in spaces that require vaccination.

Participants in fall high-risk sports must get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by the first day of competitive play, which varies by sport.  Winter and spring PSAL participants have until the beginning of their season to be fully vaccinated.  Participants will be able to use the DOE’s online vaccination portal to upload their vaccination cards.

This vaccine mandate is in alignment with recent New York State and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance, which state that high-risk sports and extracurricular activities should be virtual or canceled in areas of high community transmission unless all participants are fully vaccinated.

Middle College High School

John Poon, Baseball Coach

Congratulations John Poon & Panthers baseball on winning the PSAL B position Sportsmanship Award for two straight years (2013-2014).



Athletic Director

Jonas Abramson (MCHS)


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