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Ivy League cancels rest of sports seasons; grounding Penn, Princeton

Wednesday, 11th March 2020

Categories Boy's/Men's, College, Girl's/Women's  
 

Phillylacrosse.com, Posted 3/11/20
From Press Release

The Ivy League is canceling all spring sports for the 2019-20 school year – including men’s and women’s lacrosse, the league announced today.

The Ivy League said in its statement Wednesday that the decision of the member university presidents was unanimous.

Michael Sowers (Photo courtesy of Shelley Szwast)

The league noted that its decision on spring sports was made in part because some schools have decided to complete the spring semesters online rather than have students return to campuses.

The league’s decision is even more noteworthy because of the early-season success of many Ivy League men’s teams, led by Princeton (5-0), which is ranked No. 3 in this week’s USILA Division I Rankings.

Princeton is led by senior attackman Michael Sowers (Upper Dublin), the NCAA’s scoring leader by an enormous margin. Sowers has 16 goals and 31 assists in five games and is averaging 9.4 points per game, almost 3 points per game ahead of the No. 2 scorer. Sowers was a Tewaaraton Award finalist last year and a leading candidate in the early going for the nation’s top award.

Also, Penn is ranked No. 16 (2-3 record). On the women’s side, Penn (4-1) is ranked No. 9 in the IWLCA Rankings and Princeton (3-2) is No. 13.

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