UD Women’s La Crosse season comes to an end after Covid violations

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The University of Delaware’s Women’s la crosse team’s season has ended after attendance at a party that violated Covid-19 protocols.

The sanction came after members of the team attended an indoor event that violated UD and Newark procedures and ordinances.

The team was given a six-week suspension that triggered the cancelation of the remainder of the season.

The team had a 1 and 5 win-loss record and had not started conference play.

The Delaware women’s lacrosse team has been sanctioned by the University of Delaware for violations of COVID-19 protocol established by the University which has resulted in a six-week suspension leading to the cancellation of the remainder of the season.

The cancellation comes after notification of a large indoor social gathering hosted on Sunday, March 21 at an off-campus residence. The gathering violated Newark and UD gathering limits.

UD student-athletes and staff follow NCAA- and UD-required surveillance testing protocols. All individuals are tested at least once a week, with many testing two to three times per week utilizing the University of Delaware on-campus surveillance testing program.

For confidentiality reasons, no other information is released on individuals.

“The health, safety, and well-being of our student-athletes and campus community are a priority at Delaware,” said Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation Services Chrissi Rawak. “We have spoken to our student-athletes at length about the protocols and guidelines that must be followed for us to provide a safe environment not only for the university but our community as well. We will continue to communicate with our student-athletes how important it is for them to honor the social pledge and stay disciplined in their choices.”

The University of Delaware shares Covid-19 related information regarding the status of campus activity this spring, along with the numbers of positive cases among members of the campus community. The information is located on the University of Delaware COVID-19 Dashboard.

UD went through a 600-case outbreak of coronavirus when the spring semester got under way. The number of cases has since declined.

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