“It’s upsetting because I’ve been looking forward to senior night since freshman year,” said Rylee Quillen, a soccer player at Dundee Crown High School.
The decision affects a total of 14 spring sports
“You can’t prepare for this as a coach, ” said York High School volleyball coach Ken Dowdy. “You’re not taught how to deal with a pandemic where everything’s cancelled.”
And It’s been a double whammy for Chicago Public School athletes like Tommy Donahoe. The teachers strike claimed much of his cross country season and the pandemic is killing track season.
“I feel like I didn’t get a fair shot to make a state meet this year, which would have been my first year in cross country or track,” said Donahoe.
A lot of athletes are still hoping to salvage some of the spring season during the summer, but like most things during this pandemic that’s a big question mark.
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