Unfortunately, DI Games Were Also Postponed Due to COVID-19
This has been the most unusual and long series of months with little to no college soccer … and that has just changed with the kick off of several collegiate conferences.
The Big 12 women’s soccer season kicked off on September 11 with West Virginia and Kansas earning victories. While it was supposed to be a big day on women’s collegiate soccer, it was an even bigger day for cancellations. Texas Tech at Kansas State season opener was one of the games postponed. And, in accordance with Big 12 Conference soccer match interruption guidelines, the Oklahoma State at Oklahoma match was postponed. Oklahoma game at Kansas scheduled for Friday, September 18, was also postponed and the Conference is working with the programs to reschedule the matches later in the season.
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As one of the few conferences that will play soccer this fall, Big 12 is still heavily impacted by the Coronavirus COVID-19. To achieve greater compliance with university and colleges, new policies with additional measures will be implemented at games. Among these changes are clear seating sections for small clusters of students and increased security personnel.
On the Bright Side, Players of the Week Honors:
Offensive Player of the Week
Ceri Holland, Midfielder, Sr., Kansas
Defensive Player of the Week
Kayley Ables, Defender, Jr., Baylor
Goalkeeper of the Week
Sarah Peters, Jr., Kansas
Freshman of the Week
Marz Akins, Defender, TCU
More good news, last Wednesday, the Division I Council approved a package of proposals to move the 2020 fall championships to the spring of 2021.
“While no one wanted to see fall championships impacted by the pandemic, the Competition Oversight Committee put a thoughtful proposal in front of the Council which was resoundingly endorsed. We believe we have an appropriate and considerate plan to move fall championship events to the spring, and I look forward to presenting this plan to the Board of Directors next week,” said Council chair M. Grace Calhoun, athletics director at Pennsylvania. “The plan gives maximum opportunities to fall student-athletes to participate in NCAA championships while preserving access to conferences through automatic qualifications.”