Created: 20 May 2016
Girls golf will be a league-sponsored sport starting in the 2016-17 academic year, the Southern Connecticut Conference’s Board of Governors unanimously voted on Thursday, May 12.
Girls golf is the first sport since 2012 (Girls Ice Hockey) that has been added by the SCC, which will host a postseason tournament and have all-league individual recognition (including a Golfer and Coach of the Year). The SCC now offers 28 sports (14 for boys, 14 for girls) plus cheerleading. The conference hosts postseason competitions in all sports, except football.
Currently, six member schools (Amity Regional, Cheshire, Daniel Hand, Lauralton Hall, Mercy and Sacred Heart Academy) have varsity girls’ golf teams. SCC teams have been competing in the Southern Connecticut Girls Golf League. Girls golf is a CIAC-sanctioned sport.
“This is another great opportunity for the SCC to give student-athletes a chance to compete for a league title and earn recognition for their efforts,” SCC commissioner Al Carbone said. “Much credit and thanks to the girls golf coaches and athletic directors for allowing this to be realized.”
In the past several years, other SCC schools have had girls who competed on boys teams. They now will have the chance to compete for a league title and earn individual accolades.
ABOUT THE SOUTHERN CONNECTICUT CONFERENCE
The 2015-16 academic year marks the 22nd year of existence for the Southern Connecticut Conference. The SCC is comprised of 23 high schools with more than 23,000 students representing 16 communities. Recognized as one of the best athletic conferences in the state, the SCC also has a great tradition of offering first-rate non-athletic programs and events that enrich the overall high school experience of our young people to help them become responsible students, athletes and citizens. For more information on the SCC, visit- www.southernconnecticutconference.org.