Syracuse, N.Y. — Athletes at Onondaga Community College will miss their second-straight spring seasons because of the coronavirus.
The school announced Friday it is canceling the 2021 spring sports schedule. Athletics has been on hold at the school since the pandemic first started roaring last spring.
The move impacts regular spring sports baseball, softball, men’s tennis, men’s lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, men’s outdoor track and field, women’s outdoor track and field, men’s golf and women’s golf, as well as men’s and women’s soccer and women’s tennis, which had been moved from the fall to the spring.
“Student safety and the safety of our entire campus community is our top priority. Due to COVID-19 we made the difficult decision to not participate in intercollegiate sports competition during the spring semester,” OCC president Dr. Casey Crabill said in a statement.
“We hope conditions will improve enough so our teams can practice later in the semester. We made the decision as early as possible so our student-athletes could make informed decisions about their futures as well. Our 17 athletics teams have won 16 national championships. We look forward to the time when we can resume full competition and celebrate future Lazer championships.”
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