Given the continued impact of COVID-19 on our state, CCRI has made the decision to suspend athletics for the remainder of the academic year. Impacted sports include varsity baseball, softball, track & field, men’s and women’s soccer, and club volleyball and swimming.
This decision was made with the health and safety of our student athletes and athletic staff as our priority. COVID-19 will continue to impact our community for the near future, and we must collectively all do what we can to stop the spread of the virus, including limiting interaction with those outside our household.
The risk of spreading COVID-19 during team activities remains too great at this time. It would be challenging — if not impossible — to implement the precautions and protocols needed to ensure a safe environment during travel to and from competition, practices and other aspects of individual and team sports.
We recognize this is disappointing to our student athletes who had hoped the pandemic landscape would allow for competition this spring, and we will continue to work to find meaningful and creative ways to engage with members of affected teams.
The Community College of RI Department of Athletics, its student-athletes, coaches and support staff represent some of the best of what the college has to offer. Each and every season CCRI student-athletes put on the Knights uniform, step on to the court, field or track, and compete. They represent the college not only through their performance, but also in spirit. Their accomplishments, based on a commitment to academics and athletics, make us proud.