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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates Related to Lacrosse


Mounting concerns and precautions surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have led to closures of campuses throughout the U.S. with obvious ripple effects on the spring college and high school lacrosse seasons. We’ve created this page as an informational hub for updates as we receive them. For additions or corrections, please contact Matt DaSilva at mdasilva@uslacrosse.org.

Friday, March 13

Thursday, March 12

  • The NCAA announced on Thursday afternoon that is canceling all remaining winter and spring sport championships for the academic year. There will be no NCAA lacrosse championships in 2020.

  • Hampton has suspended all "non-essential visitation to campus," including athletics, per an official announcement from the university.

  • UC Santa Barbara's MCLA game against Cal Poly on Friday has been canceled, and the rest of the team's season has been "postponed indefinitely."

  • The Patriot League announced in a statement that it would cancel all spring sports effective Monday, March 16. More here.

  • Rollins College, whose men's and women's lacrosse teams both are ranked in the Nike/US Lacrosse Division II Top 20, has canceled all spring sports activities.

  • Johns Hopkins announced that it is suspending all spring athletic activities through April 12.

  • Delaware has suspended "all sports competition and practice until further notice," according to a statement from the athletics department. 

  • The NLL has decided to “temporarily suspend play until further notice due to concerns over COVID-19.”

  • The Colonial Athletic Association has suspended all spring sports contests until further notice, per an announcement from the conference. 

  • The Northeast Conference has suspended all spring sports conference play through at least March 29. More here

  • Stevenson University in Maryland has announced it is suspending all athletic activities from March 13 until March 30.  This includes the Mustang Classic, which was set to take place this weekend. 

  • Duke University suspended all athletic competition and practice “for the foreseeable future,” according to an announcement from the university’s president. 

  • The Northeast 10 of Division II has suspended all spring athletics until April 13, the league announced on Twitter.

  • The ACC has "suspended all athletic related activities including all competition, formal and organized practice, recruiting and participation in NCAA championships until further notice," according to an https://twitter.com/theACC/status/1238179278979772418 posted on Twitter.

  • The MAAC has canceled all spring sports. More here.

  • James Madison has suspended all athletic activities, according to an official release.

Wednesday, March 11

  • The NESCAC announced the cancelation of all NESCAC spring sports competition, including the league's postseason tournaments. A total of 10 lacrosse teams (men's and women's) are ranked in Nike/US Lacrosse Division III Top 20s.

  • The women’s lacrosse​ game scheduled for Wednesday between New Hampshire and Harvard has been postponed. A new date and time is yet to be determined.

  • The Washington Schoolgirls Lacrosse Association has decided to postpone the start of WSLA high school play until April 13.

  • Saturday's men's lacrosse game between Syracuse and Rutgers will be played as scheduled, though no spectators will be present. Rutgers later released an update stating that all Rutgers home games from March 12 "through at least April 3" will be played without spectators.

  • US Lacrosse is actively monitoring the latest updates to the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation to best assist the lacrosse community.

  • Stetson women's lacrosse canceled Thursday's home game against LIU.

  • In a move with massive repercussions, the Ivy League has opted to cancel spring sports for the remainder of the spring semester.

  • The NCAA has strongly advised that all sporting events be closed to the public, except for families and essential personnel.

  • The University of Delaware announced that all home games will be played as scheduled with no fans.

  • Maryland, Stanford and Villanova will play home games with no spectators until further notice, the schools announced.

  • Lafayette athletics will suspend all athletic events through April 5, the school announced Wednesday evening.

  • All Florida Southern home events will be closed to the public beginning Thursday.

  • The Big Ten announced it will limit who can attend sporting events, limiting spectators to immediate family.

  • The University of Michigan announced that student-athletes can have two family members attend home games with no other spectators present.

  • Colorado State of the MCLA announced that the university has canceled all near-term travel and games. No long-term announcement has been made.

Tuesday, March 10

  • NESCAC schools Amherst and Middlebury announced they were suspending all spring sports while moving to remote learning in classes, while Tufts announced it was canceling spring sports outright. All three schools are ranked in the Nike/US Lacrosse Division III Top 20 in both men’s and women’s lacrosse.

  • Kean University in New Jersey canceled out-of-state travel for spring break, including the men’s and women’s lacrosse teams’ planned trips to California for games at Whittier and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, respectively.

  • Hartwick College announced Monday that it was canceling men’s and women’s lacrosse games through next week.

  • Boston University postponed Saturday’s men’s game against Bucknell due to several players being treated for illnesses. The players were tested for the coronavirus, and those results came back negative. The women’s team also has several players who are ill and the university canceled Monday’s game at Jacksonville.

  • The women’s lacrosse​ game scheduled for Sunday between Stony Brook and USC in Los Angeles was postponed.