Edison, NJ – The Metro Atlantic Athletic Convention (MAAC) introduced the postponement of the 2021 Swimming and Diving Championships and the cancellation of the 2021 Indoor Monitor and Discipline Championships. The choice comes following right this moment’s Council of Presidents assembly, with the driving power behind these selections being the well being, security and well-being of the convention’s student-athletes.
“The MAAC membership checked out varied choices for indoor monitor and regrettably noticed no viable possibility below the present circumstances introduced by the COVID-19 pandemic,” mentioned MAAC Commissioner Wealthy Ensor. “The convention plans to conduct its rescheduled Males’s and Girls’s Cross Nation Championships in March and, mixed with the outside monitor season, there appeared satisfactory competitors choices for the impacted student-athletes.”
“The postponement of the Swimming and Diving Championships supplies the coaches and student-athletes the chance to correctly practice for his or her occasions. MAAC directors and the game committee will examine competitors fashions for April dates whereas awaiting additional steerage on venue restrictions that come up from the pandemic and state and native well being rules.”
The MAAC and its member establishments will shift focus and work to reschedule the 2021 MAAC Swimming and Diving Championships for this spring. The choice to postpone the championships stems from well being and security measures put in place because of the COVID-19 pandemic that the convention is unable to logistically overcome whereas additionally offering student-athletes with top-level championships they’ve come to know and deserve.
In lieu of the 2020-21 indoor monitor and subject season, the convention may even shift focus to supplying student-athletes with a rescheduled 2020 Cross Nation Championship and a 2021 Outside Monitor and Discipline Championship, each carried out in protected environments that comply with strict state and native rules. The 2020 Cross Nation Championships have been beforehand postponed this summer time within the MAAC’s Statement on Fall Sports Competition.
It’s the aim of the MAAC to make sure it acknowledges a convention champion in every sport whereas additionally offering a first-class expertise for its student-athletes and followers. As beforehand said this summer time, the MAAC Council of Presidents has pledged full advocacy on behalf of its student-athletes to work with the NCAA within the pursuit of any waivers that protect misplaced alternatives due to COVID-19 disruptions.
Metro Atlantic Athletic Convention Council of Presidents
Rev. James J. Maher, C.M., Niagara (MAAC President)
Patrick F. Leahy, Ed.D., Monmouth (MAAC Vice President)
John J. Hurley, J.D. Canisius
Mark R. Nemec, Ph.D., Fairfield
Seamus Carey, Ph.D., Iona
Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., Manhattan
Dennis J. Murray, Ph.D., Marist
Judy D. Olian, Ph.D., Quinnipiac
Gregory G. Dell’Omo, Ph.D., Rider
Eugene J. Cornacchia, Ph.D., Saint Peter’s
Christopher P. Gibson ’86, Ph.D., Siena
In regards to the Metro Atlantic Athletic Convention:
With 11 establishments strongly certain by the sound rules of high quality and integrity in teachers and excellence in athletics, the Metro Atlantic Athletic Convention (MAAC) celebrates its 40rh yr of competitors in the course of the 2020-21 tutorial yr. Present convention members embody: Canisius, Fairfield, Iona, Manhattan, Marist, Monmouth, Niagara, Quinnipiac, Rider, Saint Peter’s and Siena.