SOL Realignment Announced for 2016-17 School Year

At the executive meeting of the Suburban One League, the SOL principals voted to move to a “hybrid” philosophy for all sports in the league. The Suburban One League voted to allow two schools, Norristown High School and Upper Merion High School, to move to the PAC-10 league starting in the 2016-17 school year.

A Realignment Committee, consisting of athletic directors and administrators, was formed to review and determine new league and conference alignments for all sports. The Realignment Committee focused on designing a structure that was most appropriate for the largest group of student-athletes and had the most equitable effect on the largest number of sports.

As a result of a two-thirds vote, the league will be realigned for the 2016-17 and 2017-18 school years. The Suburban One League will be aligned for 22 varsity sports based on three conferences with seven schools in the National Conference, seven schools in the Continental Conference, and eight schools in the American Conference. The 11 other varsity sports have specific and fluid conference alignment based on school membership and their ability to field a team in that particular sport.

Suburban One League
MOST SPORTS – 22 TEAMS (SOL without Upper Merion and Norristown)
(Baseball, Softball, B/G Soccer, Field Hockey, B/G Basketball, Golf, B/G Tennis, Wrestling, B/G Track and Football)

National    7

Continental   7

American    8

 

 

 

Bensalem

CB East

Cheltenham

CR South

CB South

Hatboro-Horsham

CR North

CB West

Plymouth Whitemarsh

Neshaminy

North Penn

Upper Dublin

Pennsbury

Pennridge

Upper Moreland

H S Truman

Souderton

Springfield

Abington

William Tennent

Wissahickon

 

 

Quakertown

 

B/G X-C – 21 TEAMS

National   7

Continental   7

American   7

 

 

 

Bensalem

CB East

Cheltenham

CR South

CB South

Hatboro-Horsham

CR North

CB West

Plymouth Whitemarsh

Neshaminy

North Penn

Upper Dublin

Pennsbury

Pennridge

Upper Moreland

William Tennent

Souderton

Springfield

Abington

Quakertown

Wissahickon

 

B/G SWIMMING – 21 TEAMS

National   7

Continental   7

American    7

 

 

 

Bensalem

CB East

Cheltenham

CR South

CB South

Hatboro-Horsham

CR North

CB West

Plymouth Whitemarsh

Neshaminy

North Penn

Upper Dublin

Pennsbury

Pennridge

Upper Moreland

William Tennent

Souderton

Springfield

Abington

Quakertown

Wissahickon

 

BOWLING – 14 TEAMS

National   7

Continental   7

 

 

Bensalem

Abington

CR South

Hatboro-Horsham

CR North

North Penn

Neshaminy

Pennridge

Pennsbury

Plymouth Whitemarsh

Hs Truman

Upper Moreland

William Tennent

Upper Dublin

 

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL – 20 TEAMS

National   10

Continental   10

 

 

Bensalem

Abington

CR South

Cheltenham

CR North

Hatboro-Horsham

Neshaminy

North Penn

Pennsbury

Pennridge

Hs Truman

Souderton

William Tennent

Quakertown

CB East

Plymouth Whitemarsh

CB South

Upper Dublin

CB West

Wissahickon

 

BOYS VOLLEYBALL – 18 TEAMS

National   7

American    9

 

 

Bensalem

CB East

CR South

CB South

CR North

CB West

Neshaminy

Cheltenham

Pennsbury

North Penn

Hs Truman

Pennridge

William Tennent

Plymouth Whitemarsh

Abington

Quakertown

 

Souderton

 

Upper Dublin

 

BOYS LAX – 19 TEAMS

National

Continental

 

 

CR South

Abington

CR North

Cheltenham

Neshaminy

Hatboro-Horsham

Pennsbury

Plymouth Whitemarsh

Hs Truman

Upper Dublin

CB East

Upper Moreland

CB South

Springfield

CB West

Wissahickon

North Penn

Quakertown **

Pennridge

Souderton

 

GIRLS LAX – 19 TEAMS

National

Continental

 

 

CB East

Abington

CB South

Cheltenham

CB West

Hatboro-Horsham

CR South

Plymouth Whitemarsh

CR North

Springfield

Neshaminy

Upper Dublin

North Penn

Upper Moreland

Pennridge

Wissahickon

Pennsbury

Quakertown

 

Souderton

 

WATER POLO – 6 TEAMS 

Continental

 

North Penn

Pennridge

Souderton

Upper Dublin

Springfield

Wissahickon