Holy Cross postpones men’s and women’s soccer seasons
Observer Sports Staff | Tuesday, August 4, 2020
Editor’s Note: A version of this story was published online July 30.
Holy Cross announced Wednesday that the soccer programs’ upcoming seasons would be postponed due to concerns over COVID-19.
The announcement came on the heels of the decision made Tuesday by the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Council of Presidents to postpone the men’s and women’s soccer national championships, as well as women’s volleyball and cross country, from fall of this year to the spring of 2021. The NAIA did allow conferences to decide whether or not they were suited to compete in the fall and winter seasons. However, prior to the announcement, 51 individual NAIA institutions had already opted to postpone fall competition until spring 2021.
The Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) presidents held a vote in response to the announcement and decided they would push their league schedules in men’s and women’s soccer to the spring. The CCAC has not determined new dates for league matchups or even championships, however, and much still remains up in the air.