Athletics and Recreation

Administrators and coaches have been in intensive dialog at all levels to prepare for the safe resumption of athletics, expecting to resume practice and competition as soon as it is safe with abbreviated schedules, limited travel within New York State as much as possible, no in-person spectators until further notice, and detailed protocols for safety.

On July 17, 2020, the North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) Presidents’ Council unanimously determined that its eight member institutions, including Wells will not participate in intercollegiate athletic competition during the Fall 2020 season. NEAC institutions will work together in collaboration with the conference office and the NCAA to seek alternate opportunities to provide a meaningful student-athlete experience throughout the fall season. 

A decision regarding winter and spring competition will be made at a later date.

Students will have an opportunity to meet with coaches once they return to campus.

Facilities

At the current time, all gyms and fitness centers in New York State remain closed. The College’s indoor pool will be open only for lap swimming; hours and policies will be announced at the beginning of the fall semester. The College boathouse and dock will be open, and boating equipment will be available; again, hours and details will be announced shortly.

Questions?

Michael Lindberg
Director of Athletics
mlindberg@wells.edu

Trish George
Fitness Center & Aquatics Director
pgeorge@wells.edu 

Mark Jagord
Sports Information Director
mjagord@wells.edu 

FAQs: Athletics and Recreation

Do student-athletes return on an earlier date than other students do?
No -- because there is no athletic competition with other schools this fall, student-athletes will return to campus on the same schedule as all other students.

What will fall sports look like without games?
Even though soccer, cross country, field hockey and women's volleyball will not be competing against other schools this fall, teams will have the opportunity to practice, participate in inter-squad contests, and engage in several skill- and team-building activities.

What precautions will you be taking to keep athletes safe and healthy?
Wells College Athletics will follow recommended health and safety protocols from the CDC, state and local health departments, and the NCAA. Athletics will implement a phased-in approach to full participation in an effort to mitigate any potential spread of COVID-19. Prior to student-athletes’ arrival on campus, coaches will clearly communicate to them expectations and guidelines with regard to the health and safety protocols.

When will Wells make a decision about winter and spring sports?
We are hopeful that public health conditions will allow winter and spring sports schedules. Wells Athletics will be working with the NCAA, the NEAC, and the AMCC to determine the best path for winter and spring sports.


This page was last updated Aug. 6, 2020.

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