College soccer adjustments due to the COVID-19 pandemic have reached Division II, with the NCAA Division II Presidents Council voting to adjust the maximum and minimum amount of games teams will now play in 2020.
Men’s and women’s programs can now play at most 14 games instead of 18, and they’re allowed to play as few as seven to maintain NCAA tournament eligibility. The decisions are designed to help ease budget concerns and reduce non-conference scheduling issues as states implement various travel restrictions.
In connecting with four Division II coaches across New England, they outlined how this will impact the impending season. International and conference concerns linger, too, as the public-health crisis determines how athletics look as schools possibly reopen.