Massasoit Suspends Athletics Until Fall 2021
Nov. 23, 2020 – With the health and safety of students and employees top of mind, Massasoit Community College has suspended all of its NJCAA athletic programs until Fall 2021. The decision was made in consideration of the rising COVID-19 cases across the state and guidance by the CDC, the Commonwealth’s Department of Public Health, and local boards of health.
“When we announced that our fall sports would instead take place in the spring, we were hopeful that conditions would improve enough to have our athletic teams safely hit the fields and courts,” said Massasoit President Dr. Gena Glickman. “However, data is showing that this is not the right time to bring back our sports.”
Massasoit, in alignment with the 14 other Massachusetts Community Colleges, will continue to offer primarily remote, online, and hybrid learning, with limited in-person courses, in the Spring 2021 semester. On campus activity is still limited to hybrid classes and placement testing.
“We know this is disappointing news for our student athletes and the Massasoit community, but our teams will be back as strong as ever,” said Athletics Director Ben Warnick. “The legacy of our program isn’t ending – this is just a pause for the health and safety of everyone who would be involved.”
Students and parents who have questions regarding eligibility, the Fall 2021 season, or anything athletics-related are encouraged to contact Warnick by email at email@example.com.