Tue, Sep/01 Cancelled
Salisbury
at TCNJ
Tue, Sep/01 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Randolph-Macon
Tue, Sep/01 Cancelled
Washington (Md.)
vs. Salisbury
Fri, Sep/04 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Endicott
Fri, Sep/04 Cancelled
Albright
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Sep/05 9:45 am
at Winterplace Park - Salisbury, Md.
Sat, Sep/05 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Wellesley
Sat, Sep/05 Cancelled
Salisbury
vs. Mass.-Dartmouth
Sat, Sep/05 Cancelled
Wm. Paterson
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Sep/05 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Wilkes
Sat, Sep/05 Cancelled
Salisbury
vs. Shenandoah
Sun, Sep/06 Cancelled
Salisbury
at TBA
Sun, Sep/06 Cancelled
Randolph-Macon
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Sep/06 Cancelled
TCNJ
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Sep/09 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Washington (Md.)
Fri, Sep/11 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Susquehanna
Sat, Sep/12 Cancelled
Stockton
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Sep/12 Cancelled
Shenandoah
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Sep/12 Cancelled
Dickinson
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Sep/12 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Wis.-Oshkosh
Sat, Sep/12 Cancelled
Heidelberg
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Sep/12 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Messiah
Sun, Sep/13 Cancelled
Swarthmore
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Sep/13 Cancelled
Johns Hopkins
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Sep/16 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Va. Wesleyan
Wed, Sep/16 Cancelled
Washington (Md.)
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Sep/16 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Johns Hopkins
Wed, Sep/16 Cancelled
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Sep/19 10:00 am
at Dartmouth, Mass.
Sat, Sep/19 TBA
Salisbury
vs. TBA
Sat, Sep/19 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Marymount (Va.)
Sat, Sep/19 Cancelled
Colorado Col.
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Sep/19 Cancelled
Saint Joseph's (Me.)
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Sep/19 Cancelled
Averett
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Sep/19 Cancelled
Messiah
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Sep/19 Postponed
Salisbury
at Catholic
Sun, Sep/20 TBA
Salisbury
vs. TBA
Mon, Sep/21 TBA
Salisbury
vs. TBA
Wed, Sep/23 Cancelled
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Sep/23 Cancelled
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Sep/23 Postponed
Salisbury
at Catholic
Sat, Sep/26 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Chris. Newport
Sat, Sep/26 Cancelled
Mary Washington
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Sep/26 Cancelled
TCNJ
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Sep/26 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Chris. Newport
Wed, Sep/30 Cancelled
York (Pa.)
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Sep/30 Postponed
Catholic
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Sep/30 Cancelled
Chris. Newport
vs. Salisbury
Fri, Oct/02 TBA
Salisbury
at TBA
Fri, Oct/02 Cancelled
Randolph-Macon
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/03 9:45 am
at Winterplace Park - Salisbury, Md.
Sat, Oct/03 TBA
Salisbury
at TBA
Sat, Oct/03 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Johns Hopkins
Sat, Oct/03 Cancelled
Haverford
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/03 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Gwynedd Mercy
Sat, Oct/03 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Southern Virginia
Sat, Oct/03 Cancelled
Montclair St.
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/03 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Southern Virginia
Sun, Oct/04 TBA
Salisbury
at TBA
Wed, Oct/07 Cancelled
St. Mary's (Md.)
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Oct/07 Cancelled
St. Mary's (Md.)
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Oct/07 Cancelled
Salisbury
at York (Pa.)
Wed, Oct/07 Cancelled
Salisbury
at St. Mary's (Md.)
Sat, Oct/10 Cancelled
Randolph
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/10 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Southern Virginia
Sat, Oct/10 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Mary Washington
Sat, Oct/10 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Mary Washington
Sat, Oct/10 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Wesley
Sat, Oct/10 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Mary Washington
Wed, Oct/14 Cancelled
Wesley
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Oct/14 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Chris. Newport
Sat, Oct/17 10:00 am
at Gloucester County Dream Park - Logan Twp., N.J.
Sat, Oct/17 1:00 PM
Salisbury
at Marymount (Va.)
Sat, Oct/17 1:00 PM
Salisbury
at Marymount (Va.)
Sat, Oct/17 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Mary Washington
Sat, Oct/17 Cancelled
Chris. Newport
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/17 Cancelled
Chris. Newport
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/17 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Rowan
Sun, Oct/18 Cancelled
Williams
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Oct/21 Cancelled
Salisbury
at St. Mary's (Md.)
Wed, Oct/21 Cancelled
Salisbury
at St. Mary's (Md.)
Wed, Oct/21 Cancelled
St. Mary's (Md.)
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Oct/21 Cancelled
St. Mary's (Md.)
vs. Salisbury
Fri, Oct/23 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Messiah
Sat, Oct/24 Cancelled
Kean
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/24 Cancelled
DeSales
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/24 Cancelled
Penn St.-Berks
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/24 Cancelled
Southern Virginia
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/24 Cancelled
Southern Virginia
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/24 Cancelled
Southern Virginia
vs. Salisbury
Tue, Oct/27 Cancelled
Southern Virginia
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Oct/28 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Chris. Newport
Wed, Oct/28 Cancelled
Mary Washington
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Oct/28 Cancelled
Mary Washington
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/31 11:00 am
at Winterplace Park - Salisbury, Md.
Sat, Oct/31 Cancelled
TBA
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/31 Cancelled
TBA
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/31 Cancelled
TBA
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/31 1:00 PM
Southern Virginia
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/31 1:00 PM
Southern Virginia
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Oct/31 Cancelled
Salisbury
at Chris. Newport
Wed, Nov/04 Cancelled
TBA
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Nov/04 Cancelled
TBA
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Nov/04 Cancelled
TBA
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Nov/04 5:00 PM
Washington (Md.)
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Nov/04 5:00 PM
Washington (Md.)
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Nov/07 Cancelled
TBA
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Nov/07 Cancelled
TBA
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Nov/07 Cancelled
TBA
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Nov/07 Cancelled
TCNJ
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Nov/11 Cancelled
TBA
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Nov/11 6:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Nov/14 11:00 am
at TBD
Sat, Nov/14 TBA
Salisbury
vs. TBA
Sat, Nov/14 Cancelled
TBA
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Nov/14 Cancelled
Wm. Paterson
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Nov/14 1:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Nov/14 1:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Nov/15 TBA
Salisbury
vs. TBA
Sun, Nov/15 Cancelled
TBA
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Nov/18 TBA
Salisbury
at Wesley
Sat, Nov/21 11:00 am
at LaVern Gibson Course - Terre Haute, Ind.
Sat, Nov/21 Cancelled
TBA
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Nov/21 1:00 PM
Goucher
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Nov/21 1:00 PM
Goucher
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Nov/21 2:00 PM
Widener
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Nov/22 Cancelled
TBA
vs. Salisbury
Tue, Nov/24 6:00 PM
Stevenson
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Dec/02 7:00 PM
Goucher
vs. Salisbury
Fri, Dec/04 TBA
Salisbury
at Gettysburg Invitational
Fri, Dec/04 TBA
Salisbury
at Gettysburg Invitational
Sat, Dec/05 TBA
Salisbury
at Gettysburg Invitational
Sat, Dec/05 TBA
Salisbury
at Gettysburg Invitational
Wed, Dec/09 6:00 PM
Catholic
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Dec/12 1:00 PM
Salisbury
at Neumann
Sat, Dec/19 2:00 PM
Salisbury
at Muhlenberg
Tue, Dec/29 TBA
Salisbury
at TBA
Wed, Dec/30 TBA
Salisbury
at TBA
Sun, Jan/03 TBA
Salisbury
at Marymount (Va.)
Wed, Jan/06 6:00 PM
Chris. Newport
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Jan/09 1:00 PM
Salisbury
at Mary Washington
Sat, Jan/09 1:00 PM
Salisbury
at Mary Washington
Sat, Jan/09 1:00 PM
Salisbury
at Southern Virginia
Wed, Jan/13 6:00 PM
Salisbury
at St. Mary's (Md.)
Sat, Jan/16 2:00 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Jan/17 1:00 PM
Salisbury
at McDaniel
Sun, Jan/17 1:00 PM
Salisbury
at McDaniel
Wed, Jan/20 6:00 PM
Salisbury
at Chris. Newport
Sat, Jan/23 TBA
Mary Washington
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Jan/23 1:00 PM
St. Mary's (Md.)
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Jan/23 1:00 PM
St. Mary's (Md.)
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Jan/27 TBA
Salisbury
at Chris. Newport
Wed, Jan/27 5:30 PM
St. Mary's (Md.)
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Jan/30 1:00 PM
Southern Virginia
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Feb/03 TBA
Salisbury
at Mary Washington
Wed, Feb/03 TBA
St. Mary's (Md.)
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/06 TBA
TBA
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/06 TBA
TBA
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/06 TBA
Southern Virginia
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Feb/07 TBA
TBA
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Feb/07 TBA
TBA
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Feb/07 12:00 PM
Rensselaer
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Feb/10 TBA
Salisbury
at Mary Washington
Wed, Feb/10 5:30 PM
Chris. Newport
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/13 10:00 AM
Rochester (N.Y.)
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/13 12:00 PM
Salisbury
vs. N.C. Wesleyan
Sat, Feb/13 12:00 PM
TCNJ
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/13 1:00 PM
Salisbury
at Southern Virginia
Sat, Feb/13 1:00 PM
Salisbury
at Lynchburg
Sat, Feb/13 1:00 PM
Stevenson
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/13 1:00 PM
Gwynedd Mercy
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/13 3:00 PM
Methodist
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Feb/14 12:00 PM
Alfred St.
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Feb/14 12:00 PM
Rochester (N.Y.)
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Feb/14 2:00 PM
Rochester (N.Y.)
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Feb/14 2:30 PM
Alfred St.
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Feb/17 TBA
Chris. Newport
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Feb/17 6:00 PM
Salisbury
at St. Mary's (Md.)
Thu, Feb/18 TBA
Salisbury
at TBA
Thu, Feb/18 TBA
Salisbury
at TBA
Fri, Feb/19 TBA
Salisbury
at TBA
Fri, Feb/19 TBA
Salisbury
at TBA
Fri, Feb/19 4:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/20 TBA
Salisbury
at TBA
Sat, Feb/20 TBA
Hood
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/20 TBA
DeSales
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/20 TBA
Salisbury
at Southern Virginia
Sat, Feb/20 TBA
Salisbury
at TBA
Sat, Feb/20 9:00 AM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/20 1:00 PM
Gettysburg
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/20 1:00 PM
Salisbury
at Catholic
Sat, Feb/20 1:00 PM
Widener
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/20 2:00 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/20 6:00 PM
Goucher
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Feb/21 TBA
Salisbury
at TBA
Sun, Feb/21 TBA
Hood
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Feb/21 TBA
DeSales
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Feb/21 TBA
Salisbury
at TBA
Sun, Feb/21 1:00 PM
Arcadia
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Feb/24 TBA
Salisbury
at St. Mary's (Md.)
Wed, Feb/24 2:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/27 TBA
Salisbury
at Washington and Lee
Sat, Feb/27 TBA
Oneonta
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/27 TBA
Clarkson
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/27 11:00 AM
Oswego
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/27 1:00 PM
Coast Guard
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Feb/27 2:00 PM
Oswego
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Feb/28 TBA
Oneonta
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Feb/28 TBA
Clarkson
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Feb/28 1:00 PM
Geneseo
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Feb/28 1:00 PM
Hood
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Mar/03 2:00 PM
Va. Wesleyan
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Mar/03 3:00 PM
Salisbury
at Johns Hopkins
Wed, Mar/03 4:00 PM
Stevens
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Mar/03 4:00 PM
Salisbury
at Rowan
Fri, Mar/05 2:00 PM
Cortland
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Mar/06 TBA
Cortland
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Mar/06 TBA
TCNJ
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Mar/06 12:00 PM
Cortland
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Mar/06 1:00 PM
Washington (Md.)
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Mar/07 TBA
Salisbury
vs. Ohio Wesleyan
Sun, Mar/07 TBA
TCNJ
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Mar/07 TBA
Cortland
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Mar/10 2:30 PM
Washington (Md.)
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Mar/10 4:00 PM
Lebanon Valley
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Mar/13 12:00 PM
New York U.
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Mar/13 1:00 PM
York (Pa.)
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Mar/13 1:00 PM
New Paltz
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Mar/13 2:00 PM
New York U.
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Mar/14 12:00 PM
Ursinus
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Mar/14 2:00 PM
Salisbury
at Penn St.-Harrisburg
Sun, Mar/14 2:00 PM
Ursinus
vs. Salisbury
Mon, Mar/15 12:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Salisbury
Mon, Mar/15 2:00 PM
Lynchburg
vs. Salisbury
Tue, Mar/16 11:00 AM
William Smith
vs. Salisbury
Tue, Mar/16 3:00 PM
Penn St.-Abington
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Mar/17 3:00 PM
Salisbury
at Randolph-Macon
Fri, Mar/19 3:30 PM
York (Pa.)
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Mar/21 1:00 PM
Colorado Col.
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Mar/21 1:00 PM
Salisbury
at Marymount (Va.)
Tue, Mar/23 4:00 PM
Middlebury
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Mar/24 2:30 PM
Salisbury
at Stevenson
Wed, Mar/24 2:30 PM
Washington (Md.)
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Mar/24 4:30 PM
Washington (Md.)
vs. Salisbury
Fri, Mar/26 6:00 PM
Southern Virginia
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Mar/27 TBA
TCNJ
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Mar/27 1:00 PM
Salisbury
at Cabrini
Sat, Mar/27 1:00 PM
Salisbury
at Catholic
Sat, Mar/27 3:00 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Mar/27 3:00 PM
Salisbury
at Catholic
Sun, Mar/28 12:00 PM
Mary Washington
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Mar/28 1:00 PM
Salisbury
at York (Pa.)
Wed, Mar/31 TBA
Salisbury
at Franklin & Marshall
Wed, Mar/31 3:30 PM
Wesley
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Mar/31 7:00 PM
Salisbury
at Stevenson
Fri, Apr/02 3:30 PM
Salisbury
at Southern Virginia
Sat, Apr/03 12:00 PM
Chris. Newport
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Apr/03 12:00 PM
Salisbury
at Southern Virginia
Sat, Apr/03 1:00 PM
Chris. Newport
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Apr/07 3:30 PM
Salisbury
at Chris. Newport
Fri, Apr/09 3:30 PM
Chris. Newport
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Apr/10 12:00 PM
Chris. Newport
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Apr/10 12:00 PM
Salisbury
at Mary Washington
Sat, Apr/10 1:00 PM
Salisbury
at Washington (Md.)
Sat, Apr/10 1:00 PM
Salisbury
at York (Pa.)
Sat, Apr/10 2:00 PM
Chris. Newport
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Apr/10 2:00 PM
Chris. Newport
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Apr/10 2:30 PM
Salisbury
at Mary Washington
Tue, Apr/13 4:00 PM
Johns Hopkins
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Apr/14 3:00 PM
Salisbury
at Wesley
Wed, Apr/14 3:30 PM
St. Mary's (Md.)
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Apr/14 5:00 PM
Salisbury
at Wesley
Wed, Apr/14 7:00 PM
Salisbury
at Messiah
Sat, Apr/17 TBA
Salisbury
at St. Mary's (Md.)
Sat, Apr/17 TBA
Chris. Newport
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Apr/17 TBA
Chris. Newport
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Apr/17 1:00 PM
Salisbury
at St. Mary's (Md.)
Sat, Apr/17 3:00 PM
Salisbury
at Southern Virginia
Sat, Apr/17 3:00 PM
Salisbury
at Southern Virginia
Sun, Apr/18 TBA
Salisbury
at TBA
Sun, Apr/18 10:00 AM
Salisbury
at Washington and Lee
Sun, Apr/18 1:00 PM
Stevenson
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Apr/18 2:00 PM
Salisbury
at Shenandoah
Sun, Apr/18 3:00 PM
Stevenson
vs. Salisbury
Tue, Apr/20 3:00 PM
Gallaudet
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Apr/21 3:30 PM
Catholic
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Apr/21 4:00 PM
Salisbury
at Mary Washington
Fri, Apr/23 3:30 PM
Salisbury
at St. Mary's (Md.)
Sat, Apr/24 TBA
Southern Virginia
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Apr/24 TBA
Southern Virginia
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Apr/24 12:00 PM
Salisbury
at St. Mary's (Md.)
Sat, Apr/24 1:00 PM
Salisbury
at Mary Washington
Sat, Apr/24 1:00 PM
Washington (Md.)
vs. Salisbury
Sat, Apr/24 1:00 PM
Washington (Md.)
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Apr/25 2:00 PM
Stevenson
vs. Salisbury
Sun, Apr/25 2:00 PM
Stevenson
vs. Salisbury
Wed, Apr/28 3:30 PM
Salisbury
at Chris. Newport
Sat, May/01 12:00 PM
Salisbury
at Mary Washington
Sat, May/01 1:00 PM
Southern Virginia
vs. Salisbury
Sat, May/01 2:00 PM
Salisbury
at Mary Washington
Sat, May/01 3:00 PM
Salisbury
at Mary Washington
Sun, May/02 12:00 PM
Salisbury
at Mary Washington
Mon, May/03 TBA
TBA
vs. Salisbury
Wed, May/05 TBA
TBA
vs. Salisbury
Wed, May/05 3:30 PM
St. Mary's (Md.)
vs. Salisbury
Fri, May/07 3:30 PM
Southern Virginia
vs. Salisbury
Sat, May/08 TBA
TBA
vs. Salisbury
Sat, May/08 12:00 PM
Southern Virginia
vs. Salisbury
Wed, May/12 TBA
TBA
vs. Salisbury
Sat, May/15 TBA
TBA
vs. Salisbury
Sun, May/16 TBA
TBA
vs. Salisbury
Fri, May/21 TBA
TBA
vs. Salisbury
Sat, May/22 TBA
TBA
vs. Salisbury
Sun, May/30 TBA
TBA
vs. Salisbury
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SU Featured: Back to practice in the new normal

SU Featured: Back to practice in the new normal

SALISBURY, Md. – On July 21, the Capital Athletic Conference and Salisbury University announced the suspension of fall sports competitions. A week later, the New Jersey Athletic Conference released its suspension news which affected the football team. Instead of being defeated by the news, SU student-athletes, coaches, and support staff got creative in how to deliver a worthwhile athletic experience in the fall semester with a commitment to the health and safety in the COVID environment.

The NCAA allowed teams to practice and workout despite no competitions during the fall semester while continuing to follow CDC, state and local guidelines regarding COVID-19. The NCAA permitted 114 days of practices and games during the 2020-21 academic year.   

When students returned to campus in August, the athletic training staff and the sports performance coaches implemented protocols to make sure that student-athletes are fit for practices and workouts during the fall.

"Everyone wanted to jump back out there when we came back," stated Matt Nein, SU's Director of Sports Performance. "We needed some time to make sure that everyone was fit and ready to stay healthy not only on the field but in the long term."

Despite a small setback with a spike in positive cases following the Labor Day holiday, that did not deter plans to get practices and workouts restarted when it was clear that the numbers were going down across campus.

"Testing is an important report card to see how we are doing not only as an athletic department but as an entire school," said SU's head athletic trainer Pat Lamboni. "We are doing a lot better for our grade but it takes everyone doing the right thing. We wouldn't be back to practice if we weren't doing well and committed to everyone being safe."

On Thursday, Oct. 1, the day came for the start of practices for fall sports. Volleyball got the day started with a 6 a.m. practice before football and field hockey took to the turf and men's and women's cross country started training in the afternoon. Men's and women's soccer began training on the field on Monday, Oct. 5.

"It was a testament to the hard work of our athletic training staff and sports performance coaches that we were able to even get to this point," said Justin Turco, head volleyball coach. "Those two staffs along with the university administration worked tirelessly to make sure that we were prepared to practice and do it safely. It is encouraging to be back at practice and be at our 'happy place' at our home on the court."

The practices looked and felt like business as usual but you can't miss the changes that were needed for the "new normal." All student-athletes, coaches and support staff wore masks, equipment is being disinfected after each practice, there were socially distanced huddles and celebrations but the positive energy was felt all across campus.

"The work ethic is strong and the comradery is as important as ever," stated Jim Jones, head cross country and track & field coach. I'm looking forward to seeing the improvement this fall through these opportunities to practice and get better day-by-day."

"We're going in the right direction," head field hockey coach Dawn Chamberlin said. "If we can continue down this path and stay focused, we will be fine. There is a sense of normalcy which is key for mental health."

"It was a lot of fun to be practicing," said men's soccer junior Cullen Myers. "My teammates and I have been waiting for this moment since we got back to campus. We are going to make the most of any chances we get to be on the field."

For newcomers, it was the first time to be in person with their teammates.

"It felt really great to come out and be able to play and compete with my teammates," said Jordan Scott, a freshman on the women's soccer team "We weren't sure that we were even going to have this opportunity in the summer but I'm grateful that we have this opportunity."

With the large squad size for football, practices were split into two sessions to follow the social distancing protocols.

"We had to be creative with our practices but we are making it work," stated head football coach Sherman Wood. "We are providing that individual attention which will be a big plus for development and teaching. The big key is to be ready for whenever that time comes to play games."

When the time comes for maroon and gold to take the field for games, matches, or meets, the training time in the fall will be valuable to continue the winning tradition at SU.