District 300, which includes Dundee-Crown, Hampshire and Jacobs, will start reviewing a proposal, in the next few months, to adopt lacrosse as an IHSA sport, likely for the 2018-19 school year.
A Facebook page called “D300 Discussion” made the announcement Wednesday morning, saying a proposal had been submitted to the district to make lacrosse an IHSA sport. That means the district would take care of equipment, uniforms, training staff, coaching staff, field maintenance and transportation like it does with other sports.
According to the announcement, the district approval process is first to be reviewed by the district upper administration. It will then be set to go before the school board for review, potentially for February's board meeting.
The IHSA will have lacrosse as an official sport, with its own state tournament, in spring 2018. Locally, only Huntley and Marian Central have committed to playing in the IHSA tournament this spring.
Many of the Fox Valley Conference member schools were waiting on what District 155’s schools (Cary-Grove, Crystal Lake Central, Crystal Lake South and Prairie Ridge) decided regarding lacrosse. The D-155 school board voted in October to adopt lacrosse as an IHSA sport in the 2018-19 school year.
That left the D-300 schools, along with McHenry, to decide what to do. Those four schools indicated last spring they likely would follow whatever D-155 decided because it would make scheduling easier.