Dear Tribune Community,

The College has announced the decision to suspend all fall semester sport activity. This includes practice and competition for soccer, volleyball, basketball, and swimming/diving as well as the suspension of all non-traditional practice and competition in the sports of baseball, lacrosse, and softball. Decisions regarding the return of basketball and swimming in the spring as well as our traditional spring sports have not been made at this time.   

The College will honor all signed scholarship agreements for first year student-athletes and for those returning in good academic standing. We will also grant scholarship release requests for those who choose to move on from Monroe.

Over the past months, much of my time and energy has been spent discussing, planning, and educating myself and others on return to play guidelines. As I am sure you are well aware, these conversations are not just happening on our campus but on every campus across the country.

At the heart of every one of these discussions has been the health, well-being, and safety of not just our student-athletes, coaches, and staff but the entire MCC community. After close review, even the most well planned return to play policies and protocols cannot stop the spread of the virus. I know this is heartbreaking. Even though the competitor in me says "let's play," I do stand with the decision of the College.

Tribunes, regardless of whether we play or not, we still have high expectations for all of you. We are working diligently to develop remote programming in support of your academic and athletic goals and plan to hold a student-athlete virtual meeting on Wednesday, July 15 (4:00 PM) to discuss your academic options, as well as what you can expect from us this coming fall.

Register for the virtual meeting here.

I will continue to update you as more information is released.

Stay well,

Aaron Bouyea
Director of Athletics