WATERBURY, Conn. (WTNH)–The competition in the Naugatuck Valley League could soon get even stiffer, as one of the best boys’ basketball leagues in the state is set to welcome in Waterbury Career Academy.
The school, which opened its doors in 2013, currently has only freshmen and sophomores, and competes as an independent in junior varsity sports across the state. (Some students also played sports at other Waterbury schools like Crosby and Wilby).
But as its first students turn into juniors and seniors, the school needed an athletic home. The NVL, which also houses Waterbury schools Crosby, Holy Cross, Kennedy, Sacred Heart and Wilby, seemed like the perfect fit, and on Thursday, the league made it official.
Sacred Heart athletic director and NVL president Jon Carroll announced the decision on Thursday morning.
“The vote was not close,” Carroll told the Waterbury Republican. “It was an overwhelming majority. [We] felt this was good for the league, and good for Career Academy.”
Career is expected to start play beginning next school year. It will become the NVL’s 16th league member.