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Lauralton Hall Officially Becomes SCC's 23rd Full Time Member School

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Lauralton Hall of Milford has officially joined the Southern Connecticut Conference as its 23rd full member and will begin athletic competition this fall. Lauralton Hall was officially voted into the league back on October 3, 2013 after submitting a letter of application on September 24. As stipulated in the SCC Constitution, a new full member school must make a three-year membership commitment.

The SCC held a ceremony on May 23 on the Lauralton Hall campus with its students and staff.

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Founded in 1905, Lauralton Hall today has an enrollment of 477 girls from grades nine through 12. Lauralton Hall offers 15 varsity sports, including girls ice hockey which has been an associate member of the SCC Girls Ice Hockey League for the last three years.

The Crusaders will compete in the SCC’s Quinnipiac Division for those sports with four-division format (ex. soccer, volleyball, cross country, basketball, softball, and indoor/outdoor track). Other sports like field hockey, lacrosse, swimming, and ice hockey utilize different scheduling formats (two or three divisions, etc.). For more information on Lauralton Hall, please visit www.lauraltonhall.org

“The SCC continues to be a vibrant high school conference that remains steadfast in its commitment to offer competitive athletics and outstanding programs in the arts, diversity and student leadership,” said Commissioner Al Carbone. “Lauralton Hall is a perfect fit for the league and we welcome them as full members.”

“We welcome Lauralton Hall to our league,” said SCC President Fran Thompson and also principal at Jonathan Law High School. “Led by its President Dr. Toni Iadarola and principal Cynthia Gallant, Lauralton Hall’s commitment to enhancing its students’ high school experience fits quite well with our league’s mission.”

Founded in 1994, the Southern Connecticut Conference recently concluded its 20th year of competition in 2013-14. Recognized as the premier athletic league in the state, SCC member schools have captured 379 state championships since the league’s inception, including 14 titles (and 22 state runners-up) in the recently-concluded 2013-14 campaign. More importantly, the SCC is recognized for its outstanding non-athletic programs and events, which attempt to break down barriers and build bridges of understanding to its students.

TIMELINE OF EXPANSION IN THE SCC

February 3, 1994 – The Southern Connecticut Conference is officially founded with twenty member schools. All 20 schools reaffirm commitment to the new conference with a letter to Peter Young, the executive director of ACES. Nine members of the former Housatonic League, five members from the previously defunct All-Connecticut Conference, four from the District League and two from the Shoreline Conference make up the 20 schools.

October 23, 1997 – The SCC Board of Governors accept Career Magnet as the 21st member of the league. Career began playing varsity league competition in the 1999-2000 season.

December 2, 2003 – The SCC Board of Governors voted to accept the City of Milford’s application for Jonathan Law and Foran high schools to join the SCC.

December 23, 2008 – One of the SCC original members – Derby – accepts an invitation to compete in the Naugatuck Valley League starting in the fall of 2009.

February 10, 2011 – The SCC votes to add the sport of girls ice hockey. SCC member schools Hamden, Hand, Guilford, Amity/North Haven/Cheshire co-op, Branford and West Haven will comprise the league along with associate members Simsbury, West Hartford (Hall/Conard) co-op, Notre Dame-Fairfield and Lauralton Hall.

April 26, 2012 – North Branford was voted unanimously by the league’s Board of Governors as an associate member in the sport of boys ice hockey, starting with the 2012-13 season.

October 3, 2013 – The SCC’s Board of Governors accepts Lauralton Hall as the 23rd member of the conference. On July 1, 2014, Lauralton Hall becomes a full member after having been an associate member in girls ice hockey since 2011.

FULL MEMBER SCHOOLS IN THE SCC

Amity Regional, Branford, Career Magnet, Cheshire, Daniel Hand, East Haven, Fairfield Prep, Foran, Guilford, Hamden, Hillhouse, Jonathan Law, Lauralton Hall, Lyman Hall, Mercy, North Haven, Notre Dame, Sacred Heart Academy, Sheehan, Shelton, West Haven, Wilbur Cross, Xavier

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