After the fall sports season was cancelled due to the pandemic, each team practiced two to four times a week and regularly held intrasquad scrimmages.
Depending on the team, fall sports will have their season start in February or early March.
“I am really excited to be back with the team and coaches, and seeing everyone healthy and ready to start something that we have been waiting for,” said Rene Ramirez ’22, midfielder for men’s soccer and health sciences major.
Though the adapted seasons won’t see as many games as in the regular season, players are eager to face off against other teams.
“What I’m most excited about is to see how the team connects in a real game,” said Megan Andrews ’24, hitter for MBU volleyball and biochemistry major. “We’ve been working as a team since the beginning of August last year, so we’ve had plenty of time to learn each other’s strategies and patterns, and built a strong bond with one another that will benefit us on the court.”
After having to miss last season, setter and exercise science major Emily Link ’24 says her team’s motivation remains strong.
“Everyone has been working and feels ready to play no matter what,” she said. “We all got super close with only practicing last semester, so I’m excited about having games and watching all of our relationships grow.”
Though spectators are not allowed indoors, Byrnes anticipates that they will be able to attend outdoor events, depending on the state of the pandemic. All spectators must be properly masked and socially distanced.
For the spring season, baseball, softball, men’s and women’s tennis, and men’s and women’s track and field will have start dates in early March.
Live streams of every home game and all sports’ schedules (as they become available) and results can be found on the MBU Athletics website.