Ivy League won’t play soccer in Spring 2021
The Ivy League has announced that men’s and women’s soccer will not be played during the Spring 2021 semester.
Following the postponement of the Fall 2020 season, the league had made tentative plans to move competition to the following semester. However, this week the Ivy League’s Council of Presidents made the unanimous decision to cancel winter sports, in addition to nixing the potential movement of fall sports into the spring.
Teams will still be allowed to train on campus, provided they are following state and local COVID-19 guidelines. Athletes will not lose a year of eligibility, whether they enroll in school for the semester or not.
The Ivy League stated the following as reasoning for the decision:
“The unanimous decisions by the Ivy League Council of Presidents follow extended consideration of options and strategies to mitigate the transmission of the COVID-19 virus, an analysis of current increasing rates of COVID-19 – locally, regionally and nationally – and the resulting need to continue the campus policies related to travel, group size and visitors to campus that safeguard the campus and community.”
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