As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to reshape college soccer, it was announced Wednesday that fall national championships in both Division II and III won't occur during the 2020-21 school year. Mass cancellations and postponements of conference schedules piled up beforehand, but hope remained that the championships would be shifted to the spring.
Ultimately, each division's Presidents Council deemed the operational, logistical and financial challenges too vast.
This decision is particularly felt across New England, a region that's enjoyed widespread success on the national stage. In fact, D-II and D-III programs from New England have brought home a combined 29 NCAA titles across men's and women's soccer since the early 1970s. That can largely be attributed to the national prestige of the NESCAC and Northeast-10.