The MCLA announced after an expedited vote of the MCLA Executive Board and Board of Directors, every eligible 2020 MCLA player will be granted an extra of eligibility. This helps provide an indication as to how the league will deal with the specific MCLA lacrosse coronavirus situation that has also had far-reaching affects across other divisions of college athletics and professional sports as well.
The Ivy League announced it would cancel the remainder of its spring athletic seasons on Wednesday, a day after Amherst canceled its spring sports seasons that then started a domino effect around the country of college teams and conferences like the Patriot League and professional leagues like the National Lacrosse League either canceling or suspending its seasons.
Reports circulated earlier in the day that the NCAA was expected to grant relief for the use of a season for its spring athletes as reported by multiple people, including Jeff Goodman.
Of course, there are always considerations for players as to the feasibility of academic progress and financial considerations for college lacrosse student athletes. We took a look at some of those issues that specifically face Ivy League lacrosse players and athletes in our feature yesterday, which you can read by clicking here.
More information as to the logistics of and plans in place to make this plan feasible will likely be forthcoming as the league addresses the specific MCLA lacrosse coronavirus situation. Stay tuned for more information on the this eligibility announcement by continuing to visit LaxAllStars.
MCLA Announces Additional Year Of Eligibility
Through an expedited vote of the MCLA Executive Board and Board of Directors, every eligible 2020 MCLA player will be granted an extra year of eligibility. #mcla20 pic.twitter.com/GbTvEqzZKE
— MCLA (@MCLA) March 13, 2020
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