MASCAC, MCLA suspend spring seasons indefinitely in response to COVID-19

MASCAC, MCLA suspend spring seasons indefinitely in response to COVID-19

North Adams, MA- In conjunction with several major NCAA Division I, II and III programs and leagues across the country in response to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the MASCAC council of Presidents have announced the indefinite suspension of all spring sport seasons effective immediately.   All games, practices, travel, and events sponsored by the MCLA athletics department have been suspended indefinitely until further notice.

Below is the official MASCAC Statement released by conference commissioner Angela Baumann:

"The Massachusetts State Universities and the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) have been monitoring the COVID-19 outbreak.  Earlier this week, Governor Charlie Baker declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts as a result of COVID-19.  Yesterday, the NCAA cancelled all remaining winter and spring NCAA Championships.  Based on the evolving COVID-19 public health threat and in the best interest of our student-athletes and communities, the MASCAC will suspend all MASCAC institution athletic activity indefinitely.   Teams currently playing out of state shall remain an institutional decision."

More information can be found on www.mascac.com

This difficult decision was made with the highest priority on the health and wellness of student-athletes, coaches, staff members, and the surrounding MCLA community.  All members of the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletics Conference (MASCAC) have adopted the same parameters.  

It is important to note that we have had no reports of any members of the MCLA community being diagnosed with COVID-19 or of any known exposure.  However, we are acting with an abundance of caution, given the recent school closures in the surrounding communities.

Trailblazer programs impacted include Baseball, Softball, Men's and Women's Lacrosse, and Men's Tennis.

Yesterday, the NCAA canceled all remaining winter and spring championships amid the concerns of the virus.  

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