The vote to accept Lauralton Hall as a full-fledged member of the Southern Connecticut Conference is not complete yet, but league commissioner Al Carbone feels it will be very soon.
“I am confident we will have the votes to pass,” Carbone said. “I have already received very positive feedback from our schools about Lauralton’s application.”
Carbone has a majority of the votes already, but not enough to determine whether Lauralton becomes an official SCC member or not.
Carbone and the league’s principals and athletic directors had a conference call Tuesday morning to discuss Lauralton’s status. Once that concluded, a motion was made for each school to cast its vote by Friday.
At least 75 percent of the league’s 22 member schools will be needed to make Lauralton Hall an official member by July 1, 2014. The Crusaders are already an associate member in girls’ ice hockey.
Lauralton Hall, which currently resides in the South-West Conference, officially applied for membership to the SCC Sept. 24, according to Carbone. A source indicated in Saturday’s edition of the Register that if the Crusaders are accepted, they would compete in the Quinnipiac Division.
The last schools accepted as full-fledged members to the SCC were also Milford schools, Law and Foran, in 2004.