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Saints Athletics

St. Lawrence fields 35 intercollegiate sports and is a member of the Liberty League, the Eastern College Athletic Conference and the National Collegiate Athletic Association. Administrators and coaches are engaged in an intensive ongoing dialog at all levels to prepare for the resumption of athletics when it is safe to do so and pending guidelines from New York State.

Response Plan and Guidelines

Over the summer, Athletics developed a COVID-19 Response Plan for compliance with league and conference guidance when it is same to resume gameplay. It includes a communications plan for athletes. It entails new guidelines for Sports Medicine in the Athletic Training Room, guidelines for educating our student-athletes, guidelines for positive COVID-19 testing with a student-athlete, policies and procedures for Strength and Conditioning, policies and procedures for the Fitness Center, return to work guidelines, team locker room guidelines, a phased return to sport guidelines, Sports Information press box guidelines, and working guidelines for a positive COVID-19 test amongst coaches and staff. More decisions lie ahead in determining schedules and facilities use, and a resource page will be developed for the web site.

Athletics will affect a phased approach to full participation with each of its teams to limit high-risk exposure initially. Increased contact over time would be expected. This approach will help to mitigate any positive COVID-19 cases and help with contact tracing in the event of a positive COVID-19 case.

Sports Update 

On March 1, the Liberty League Presidents Council agreed on a plan for a return to athletics competition this spring. Competition will begin no earlier than the weekend of March 26.

Student-athletes and team personnel will adhere to a rigorous COVID-19 testing protocol to ensure a healthy and safe environment for competition. Our priority at St. Lawrence remains our entire campus community's health and safety.

We expect league schedules to be posted online in the coming weeks but are subject to change due to the changing conditions and public health considerations.

Newell Fitness Center

Fitness facilities are open to current campus community members on a limited basis. Learn more about our safety protocols and procedures.