There will be no championships for men’s and women’s soccer in NCAA Division II and III this year.
NCAA Wednesday canceled fall championships.
The Division II Presidents Council cited “operational, logistical and financial challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic” for its decision.
Championships for football, women’s and men’s cross country, field hockey, women’s volleyball and men’s water polo also were canceled.
Student-athletes that are affected will not lose a year of eligibility, the NCAA said.
“After reviewing and discussing the Board of Governors’ directives, the Division II Presidents Council made the difficult decision that holding fall championships in any capacity was not a viable or fiscally responsible option for Division II,” Sandra Jordan, chancellor of South Carolina Aiken and chair of the council, said in a statement. “This decision was discussed very thoroughly, and I assure you, it was not made lightly.
“It is important to note that fall student-athletes will be given eligibility-related flexibility to allow them championship opportunities in the future. As we move forward, we will continue to focus on providing the best championships experience for our winter and spring student-athletes who were not afforded those opportunities at the beginning of this pandemic.”