The Southern Conference Council of Presidents announced Thursday that fall sports championships will take place in the spring of 2021 due to COVID-19 concerns.
“This decision was made with extensive evaluation and conversation,” Southern Conference Commissioner Jim Schaus said in a statement to SoConSports.
“Ultimately, we felt it necessary to ensure the health and safety of student-athletes, coaches and staff. This decision was also supported by the conference’s medical advisory committee.”
Because of this, Belmont men’s soccer will not be competing in conference play this fall.
In a statement regarding the postponement, Belmont men’s soccer coach David Costa said that while he was looking forward to competing, he is ultimately pleased with the council’s decision.
“I am disappointed we will not have the opportunity to compete this fall. However, I feel this is the best decision for the well-being of our student-athletes, coaches, and staff at this time,” wrote Costa.
“I look forward to getting our program back on the field and competing for a Southern Conference Championship in the spring of 2021.”
This announcement comes on the heels of the Bruins’ most successful season in recent years. In 2019 the team went to the conference tournament semi-final and held a 2-0 lead before losing 3-2 to UNCG in overtime.
Bruin fans can now look to the spring, when league championships may take place.
This article written by Ian Kayanja.