Lake Superior College’s Daniel Fanning Talks Fall Sports Cancellation
The IceHawks will lose both men's and women's soccer, as well as cycling.
DULUTH, Minn. – This week, the first domino fell for the status of fall sports as the Minnesota College Athletic Conference announced that they would be cancelling their fall season. This impacts seven Northland colleges, including Lake Superior College. Athletic director Daniel Fanning gave his thoughts on the announcement.
“It’s a tough decision. We really do feel bad for the students because they’re not at fault here. This is a big part of their culture. It’s a big part of cultures all across all campuses throughout the country and throughout the world. It’s a big part of what makes that college experience so special,” said Fanning.
The IceHawks will lose both men’s and women’s soccer, as well as cycling. But Fanning anticipates that enrollment will be back up for the fall.
“A lot of people just want to be here in the Twin Ports, not necessarily for organized sports, but moreso to be out in nature and take advantage of the hiking trails and all that kind of stuff. I suspect a lot of the students will still come. There are some that might not and we’re already hearing from some that might take a year off and come back in the fall and we of course would look forward to welcoming them next fall,” Fanning said.
Lake Superior College’s clay target season is still a go as they look to defend their three-time division championship.