MANSFIELD, Mass. — The Northeast-10 Conference, of which The College of Saint Rose is a member, voted Tuesday to cancel formal regular-season and championship competition in the conference’s seven winter sports.
Each member school is left with the option of building independent schedules in those sports.
The NE-10 Council of Presidents made the decision to cancel based on the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic across the region.
In a release from the Saint Rose athletic department, the school “is taking steps to prepare for student-athletes to return for a delayed start to team activities including practice, training opportunities, and contests against outside competition, while adhering to NCAA and state and local public health regulations.”
The Golden Knights compete in men’s and women’s basketball, swimming and diving and indoor track and field in the winter.
The NE-10 said in its press release that it remains committed to returning to play in 10 spring sports, whose 2020 seasons were cancelled at the outset of the pandemic.
The council will decide in January whether to resume fall sports.
Besides Saint Rose, NE-10 member schools are Saint Anselm, Stonehill, Franklin Pierce, Bentley, Assumption, Saint Michael’s, Le Moyne, Adelphi, Southern Connecticut, Pace, New Haven and American International.