NEWMAC Suspends Winter Conference Play

The New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference has suspended conference play and championships in winter sports while allowing schools to schedule outside competition as conditions allow. NEWMAC schools with wrestling include Coast Guard, Springfield, and WPI. Each of these schools has made a statement suggesting they plan to explore the possibility of wrestling this season, so they will not be added to the list of canceled seasons.

Coast Guard: “Similar to the fall sports season, CGA will look to expand our scheduling alliance with the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and we are open to other potential opponents provided they agree to the same rigorous conditions of competition that were established in the fall. While the winter sports season will look very different, the Athletic Division is committed to providing safe and meaningful athletic experiences for all of our cadet-athletes.

Springfield: “We remain committed to pursuing avenues for Springfield College student-athletes to engage in intercollegiate competition in all of our winter sports, including NEWMAC and non-NEWMAC affiliated programs.”

WPI: “WPI will look to do limited scrimmages and/or contests in the winter sports of men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s swimming and diving, men’s and women’s indoor track and field and wrestling in late February/March if conditions and guidelines are allowable.”

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