Student athletes share their thoughts on the COVID-19

Matheus Teles, Editor

The 2020 spring athletic season is over for all the Park University Athletic Teams. Due to the quick spread of the COVID-19 virus, the American Midwest Conference decided to cancel all the sports events through the end of the academic year.

“This was a tough decision by our Council of Presidents knowing the impact it would have on so many young women and men that compete for our institutions and the Conference,” said AMC Commissioner Will Wolper.

This decision made by the AMC directly affected the lives of the student-athletes at Park University. Sports such as men’s volleyball, baseball, softball, track and field, and golf had to finish their seasons because of this decision.

“It was disappointing because I was having a good season,” said Angel Lebron, a pitcher from the Park baseball team.

The Park men’s volleyball team was also having a good season and had to stop their activities because of the coronavirus. The Pirates ended their season with a 12-1 record, and they were about to play the conference playoffs.

According to Hiago Crins, a senior outside hitter on the team, they were having a very good season, and he is very proud of his team.

“I think we had the best team of the competition, and our chemistry was good since we have been playing together for a couple years,” Crins said. “I’m upset with the end of our season, but it was a necessary action.”

Since the recommendation is to stay at home, there are not many options, and now the student-athletes have to figure out what they will do during their free time.

“I need to go to work to help my family and study, that is what I’m going to do.” Lebron said.

For more information regarding the recent updates involving the COVID-19 procedures check the Park Athletics website.